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Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the NFC and AFC No. 1 seeds, Seattle and Denver, to the No. 1 overall pick, Houston.1. Seahawks (13-3) Clinch NFC’s top seed, NFL’s toughest division.2. Broncos (13-3) Peyton Manning ends year with 5,477...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers, QB, PackersIn Week 9, Mr. Discount Doublecheck suffered a collarbone injury in a 27–20 loss to the rival Bears. Title Town was 5–2 when Rodgers went down before staggering to a 2–5–1 record without their Super...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
While playoff tickets are being punched on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, just as many pink slips are being prepared for the following day — known as “Black Monday” in head coaching circles.This season was no...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Shanahan leaves the Redskins with a 24-40 record in four seasons
The Mike Shanahan Era ended weeks ago in Washington when the first reports surfaced of a rift between him and owner Dan Snyder. The rift was apparently over Robert Griffin III, the franchise quarterback, and there was no way that the coach could...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekInner division games featuring teams in must-win (or must-lose) mode are ripe for the picking in the regular-season finale.Colts (-11) vs. JaguarsIndy stampeded J-Ville, 37–3, in Week 4. The Colts are fresh off of big wins...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Unless you’re still a Garrett Hartley owner, there’s no reason to switch kickers now.Matt Prater, Stephen Gostkowski, Adam Vinatieri all got you here and none of them are playing for anything this week. No pressure.Justin Tucker, Mason...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Carolina has been a double-digit scoring defense/special teams 11 times this season, and gets an Atlanta team that was one of those 11.The Panthers will go for the NFC South title against a Falcons team that they scored 21 against in Week 9, and...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Jimmy Graham, the game’s top tight end, will be trying to help the Saints keep pace for an NFC South title Sunday against a Tampa Bay team he destroyed near the beginning of the season. His 10 catches for 179 yards on 16 targets were all...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Fantasy’s top three running backs close out the 2013 regular season with three fantastic matchups.LeSean McCoy draws a Dallas team allowing the most points to running backs. Jamaal Charles gets a San Diego team he scored 30 fantasy points...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
The greatest fantasy football season for a quarterback — assuming he can score five more points — comes to an end this week as Peyton Manning goes to Oakland. Part of the 5,211 yards and 51 touchdowns he has so far came via a...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Dez Bryant leads the Week 17 receivers charge as the Dallas Cowboys play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday night’s NFC East title game. Bryant gets an Eagles team that allows the most to catches, yards and TDs per game to receivers....
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 17, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Panthers (11-4) at Falcons (4-11)The Cats can wrap up the NFC South crown and a first-round bye with win in Cam Newton’s...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The holidays are a time for gift giving. For most NFL players, the ultimate prize is the Vince Lombardi Trophy given to the winning team in the Super Bowl. Outsdie of the highest honor in team sports, however, individual awards are pretty sweet.We...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the stampeding Broncos to the staggering Texans.1. Broncos (12-3) Von Miller out for season following ACL injury.2. Seahawks (12-3) Fourteen-game home winning streak snapped.3. Panthers (11-4) Cam Newton throws last-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles“Shady” shined under the bright lights on Sunday night, with 18 carries for a Week 16-best 133 yards (7.4 ypc) and two trips to the end zone during a 54–11 blowout victory over the Bears. But McCoy wasn...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Drew Brees
NFC South supremacy and playoff positioning are both squarely on the line today when the New Orleans Saints pay a visit to the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. The Saints (10-4) can secure both the division title and a first-round bye in the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots travel to Baltimore to take on Joe Flacco and the defending champion Ravens at M&T Bank Field on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. The Patriots are bitter after a last-second loss against the Dolphins, who...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Andrew Luck
Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs welcome Andrew Luck and the AFC South champion Colts into Arrowhead for a 1:00 p.m. ET game on CBS that will likely be a preview for a playoff matchup just two weeks from now. If the season ended today, Kansas...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Nick Foles
NFC division leaders share the spotlight tonight when the Chicago Bears take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Both the Bears and Eagles enter this game at 8-6 and atop the NFC North and East, respectively, and one of them can...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Ray Rice
If your fantasy team is still alive, Week 16 is what you have been working towards all season. With no margin for error when it comes to setting your lineup here are some running back injuries you need to know about.Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
It’s Week 16, which means championship week for most fantasy leagues. Will the reigning NFL MVP be available to help your team try and win a title? Here’s the latest update on Adrian Peterson and some other key running backs.Adrian...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Joe Flacco
Several quarterbacks and tight ends are either dealing with injuries or have already been ruled out for Week 16. Athlon Sports has the latest information on the names you need to know.Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens vs. New England PatriotsFlacco...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Wes Welker
Denver will be missing one of its key weapons for its Week 16 meeting with Houston, but the Texans should have their main horse in their lineup. Here is the latest information on some other injured wide receivers to get you ready for championship...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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