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A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
NFL
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
NFL
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)Peyton Manning threw two INTs and lost one of his two fumbles in a 38–35 overtime playoff...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Percy Harvin
The preseason was littered with bodies throughout the NFL. In a string of meaningless games to get players ready for the ones that matter, the scene left behind was mostly carnage. Every week, it seemed, another player was hurt. Often the injury...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Peyton Manning
The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens kick off defense of their title and the 2013 NFL regular season by renewing acquaintances with the Denver Broncos at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight on NBC. A scheduling conflict with the Orioles forced the...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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The 2013 fantasy football season is upon us and Athlon Sports' Week 1 running back rankings starts with the league's reigning MVP. Adrian Peterson came nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season record in 2012, and he...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Stephen Gostkowski
New England's Stephen Gostkowski and Atlanta's Matt Bryant are two of the top options on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Kicker Rankings for Week 1. Both the Patriots and Falcons figure to score a fair number of points against...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Aaron Rodgers
Week 1 of the 2013 fantasy football season is here and it's only fitting that the quarterback who finished 2012 with the most fantasy points comes in at No. 1 in the first installment of Athlon Sports' weekly Fantasy Football Quarterback...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Jerod Mayo
In Week 1 of the 2013 fantasy football season, opportunity knocks for the New England Patriots' and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defenses. Both of these teams will be facing rookie quarterbacks making their NFL debuts, which is why both DSTs are...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Tony Gonzalez
With Week 1 of the NFL regular and fantasy season set to kick off tonight, the only tight ends that will soon be making news are the ones that will be on the field. Leading the way in Athlon Sports' Week 1 tight end fantasy rankings is New...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Calvin Johnson
To the surprise of no one, Calvin Johnson tops Athlon Sports' Week 1 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings. What perhaps is most impressive about Johnson's record-setting 2012 season is that he caught just five touchdown passes, yet still...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Dallas Cowboys
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean-counters. But as the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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The 2013 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday with Baltimore opening defense of its title in Denver. With the countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII set to begin, what better time than now for Athlon editors to make their predictions on how this season...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Denver Broncos
John Elway the front office suit is much like John Elway the quarterback. The man is always in a hurry, always looking for a competitive edge, always trying to pull off the next big play. And so it was that, in the aftermath of the Broncos’...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers made a stunning run to the NFC title game two years ago in coach Jim Harbaugh’s rookie season, only to fall 20–17 in overtime to the New York Giants on a cold, rainy night at Candlestick Park. Last season the 49ers regrouped...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Adrian Peterson
FOX Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver was the first to deliver the news. Only moments after the Vikings’ 2012 regular season ended, Oliver set about informing Adrian Peterson of his high-profile disappointment.As Oliver stopped Peterson on...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Eli Manning
The disappointment that the Giants felt when they missed the playoffs last season, 11 months after winning the Super Bowl, was only matched by their shock and confusion. They were 9–7, which isn’t bad. Along the way they beat some of...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Tom Brady
The Patriots’ championship window, or at least the Tom Brady era, is approaching its end, but there is no reason to believe that another AFC East title isn’t on the way this season. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins do not appear ready to...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Funny Fantasy Football Team Names
The NFL season is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for everyone’s real favorite sport — fantasy football. It takes a strong draft, savvy free-agent eye and a little luck to win your league. But it just takes...
Nathan Rush
10 months ago
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Aaron Rodgers
Having paid out a whopping $55 million in signing bonuses to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the Green Bay Packers successfully locked up their two biggest stars. But they have also caused a segment of their...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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J.J. Watt
The opportunity to claim the AFC championship was there for the Houston Texans in 2012. Then they folded down the stretch. As a new team takes shape, fans are still grumbling about how the 12–2 Texans needed only one win to secure the AFC...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Russell Wilson
Without being asked, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll informed beat writers on a conference call that then-rookie Russell Wilson would be his starting quarterback to open the 2012 season.Dead silence.Because of Wilson’s 5'11" stature,...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Pittsburgh Steelers
General manager Kevin Colbert chafes at the notion that the Steelers are rebuilding after the kind of roster turnover that qualified as astounding given his organization’s reputation as one of the most stable in the NFL. Coach Mike Tomlin...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Vernon Davis
The most intriguing name in Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings entering the regular season remains Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots need to decide whether to keep Gronk on the active roster or place him on the Physically Unable...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Marshawn Lynch
The 2013 NFL regular season is set to kick off in just over a week! With most teams expected to rest their starters in their final preseason game, this is a perfect time to unveil Athlon Sports' final Fantasy Football Big Board before the games...
Mark Ross
10 months ago

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