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By RALPH VACCHIANO Six months ago, there was no guarantee this would ever happen. Yet here we finally are, in opening week. The lockout scared everyone and threatened take away football, but in the end the NFL hasn’t missed a beat. In fact,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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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 Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Saints (0-0) at Packers (0-0) The Thursday night opener...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Peyton Manning’s second neck surgery won’t impact his time-of-possession on television this weekend. No, the pain in the neck won’t stop the No. 1-ranked Nielson Co. ad man, who will continue to dominate the airwaves in spots for MasterCard,...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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It's official, Peyton Manning is out for the majority, if not all, of the 2011 NFL season. The Boogie Man for all the non-Indiana AFC South teams won't be under their bed this year. Which means it's really now or never for the Houston Texans....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The NFL season is finally here. It kicks off tonight when the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers play host to the 2009 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. Athlon Sports' editorial staff made its predictions in the Athlon Sports...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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There are eight new head coaches in the NFL this year. Some of them have inherited great teams with a chance to win, while others, have not. Here we break down the pros and cons for each new head coach. San Francisco 49ers: Jim Harbaugh...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The 2011 NFL season kicks off with a Thursday night showdown between the last two Super Bowl champions, as Super Bowl XLIV MVP quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints march to Lambeau Field to take on Super Bowl XLV MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Never bench your studs. Yeah, right. Just because you drafted a running back in the first round, don't think you can just set him in the starting lineup and not have to worry about him falling on his face. Case in point is Week 1 and Baltimore'...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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Today marks the 16th anniversary of when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak to become baseball's all-time "Iron Man." In the NFL, the longest current consecutive games played streak belongs to Peyton Manning, who...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Your NFL fantasy football drafts are nearing. Check back throughout the preseason for updated rankings to get you prepared for your draft. Athlon Sports Team by Team Breakdowns Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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What is it with these AFC South running backs? Is there one we can trust this year? Tennessee's Chris Johnson ended his holdout by signing an extension with the Titans on Thursday. Houston's Arian Foster is giving fantasy footballers...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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Making a Case for the New Class ... Three young quarterbacks have quickly ascended into the top half of fantasy QBs to own. Here’s why you shouldn’t shy away from them this year. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams Bradford was thrown into the fire...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By RALPH VACCHIANO It's almost impossible for one person to change a game in the NFL. There are no isolation plays, like in basketball. There's no one with the ability to make an impact like a dominant pitcher in baseball or a hot goalie in...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Is there a more popular right hamstring in the world right now than that of Houston Texans running back Arian Foster? Let's do a quick Google search... Safe to say Foster, and the fate of his hamstring, means a lot more to people this time of...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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This year’s crop of tight ends is, without a doubt, the deepest in fantasy football history. The undisputed heavyweight champion continues to be Antonio Gates, who has scored eight or more TDs in each of the last seven seasons and topped 900...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) The Philadelphia Eagles have their quarterback. On Monday, Michael Vick signed a six-year, $100 million contract ($40 million guaranteed) with the franchise that has given him not just a second chance...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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You read it, hear it, see it every season: Don't draft a kicker until you absolutely have to. Numbers don't lie. There's just no need to do it. Yet, people still do it. This draft season already, I've seen it happen with eight rounds to go, seven...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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Athlon Sports looks at three defensive/special teams units on the rise for the 2011 season, and three others on the decline. See where they rank in our defense/special teams rankings. THREE GOING UP DETROIT » The back seven is a concern, but...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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How do the three key fantasy positions — running backs, receivers and tight ends — perform around quarterbacks that are always finding themselves on the ground? Well, just because the QB is picking himself up off the dirt, doesn’t...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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Want to know whose best efforts came in the second half of the season? Here’s a list of 35 players that scored at least 51 percent of their fantasy points from Weeks 9-17 of the 2010 season. Player Pos. Team...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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We make five out-on-a-limb predictions for the upcoming NFL season. 1. LIONS WILL FINISH WITH A WINNING RECORD The Detroit Lions have had three consecutive double-digit-loss seasons. They are 48–128 since their last playoff appearance in 1999...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Here are five important story lines to watch this upcoming NFL season. 1. CAN TONY ROMO AND THE COWBOYS REBOUND? The Cowboys began last season openly talking about becoming the first team in history to play in a Super Bowl in their home...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Athlon Sports looks at the sleepers and busts at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions this week. These are the players we think you can wait on and still get solid production from and the players we think have an...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By Jake Veyhl Scan the list of the 2001 NFL Draft first-round selections below and you’ll probably recognize quite a few of the biggest names from college football. There are future Hall of Famers, franchise staples who are still with the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Athlon Sports looks at the sleepers and busts at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end positions this week. These are the players we think you can wait on and still get solid production from and the players we think have an...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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