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Chip Kelly
NFC East champion Philadelphia was the only team in the division to finish with a winning record last season. Now that defensive coordinators have had an offseason to study Chip Kelly’s offense, will the Eagles have as much success in 2014 or...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Is Peyton Manning Running Out of Time?
The one thing Peyton Manning wanted most is the one thing he didn’t do. He broke so many records, shattered so many expectations last season. Then the Seattle Seahawks defense shattered his championship dreams.When the 43–8 beat-down in...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Sammy Watkins
Many NFL teams adopt a “playoffs or bust’’ mentality, but how many actually live it? With the franchise for sale and its future uncertain following the death of team founder Ralph C. Wilson Jr., in March, the Buffalo Bills seem to...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Sam Bradford
In their first two years on the job, coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have brought the Rams back to respectability, a commendable achievement in itself given the sad state of the franchise when they arrived in 2012. All along, they’ve...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Historically known as the domain of defenses like the Monsters of the Midway and the Purple People Eaters, the NFC North may be changing its image. Now home to Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler and a host of explosive playmakers, the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Arian Foster
There are collapses, and then there are the 2013 Texans, whose supposed offseason fine-tuning of the roster disintegrated into 14 consecutive losses and the NFL’s worst record at 2–14. Head coach Gary Kubiak didn’t survive to...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Jerry Jones
The Cowboys lost two of the best players off a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history. Their quarterback underwent a second back surgery in eight months. They named a third offensive play-caller and a third defensive coordinator in three...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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For the first time in five seasons, the AFC North sent just one team to the playoffs in 2013. Cincinnati is the reigning division champion, but Baltimore and Pittsburgh both have won Super Bowl titles within the last six seasons. Can the Bengals...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Julio Jones
By the time Julio Jones crumpled to the turf of the Georgia Dome in Week 5, his season-ending foot fracture was just one of countless injuries to an Atlanta franchise many had considered to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Falcons, 1...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Ryan Tannehill
Coming off one of the more eventful 8–8 seasons in recent memory, the Miami Dolphins hope they are ready to make more of their news on the field. Dogged by an embarrassing bullying scandal that put them in the national spotlight while taking...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Carolina Panthers
Don’t let the disparity between the top and bottom of last season’s NFC South standings fool you – this could be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL in 2014. Carolina may be the reigning champion, but New Orleans...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Johnny Manziel
The Cleveland Browns are new again. Come Opening Day, they’ll have their third head coach in three years, their sixth different Opening Day quarterback in seven years and a new team playing under a new regime. The second full season under the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Doug Martin
Everybody should take a year off work, Lovie Smith says, before adding, “if you can get someone else to pay for it.” Smith spent last fall in the basement of his home near Chicago watching football. It was a forced but financed...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Denver Broncos
Besides being home to the AFC champions, the AFC West was the only division in the NFL last season with three playoff teams. Denver is a legitimate Super Bowl contender again this season, but what about fellow postseason participants Kansas City...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Peyton Manning
Getting ready for your fantasy football draft? Be sure to read these 10 tips from Athlon contributor Mike Clay before plotting your championship-winning plan of attack. 1. Gather as many studs as possible, Then worry about everything...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Teddy Bridgewater
General Manager Rick Spielman created 13 categories that he thought described a successful NFL coach. He identified 10 preferred candidates, interviewed seven and fell in love, professionally speaking, with just one. “It’s like when I...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Seattle Seahawks
Home to the defending Super Bowl champions and the only division that featured three 10-win teams last season; there is little debate that the NFC West is the NFL’s toughest division entering the 2014 season. So how is Seattle shaping up as...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Cecil Shorts
Phase 1 for the regime of general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley in Jacksonville was about survival, attempting to cobble together a roster last year that would avoid being totally outclassed. And the Jaguars did stay upright —...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Nobody brings more excitement and passion to his job as an NFL player than Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. We caught up with AD — arguably the best offensive player in football — this offseason to talk about the game, his place in...
Rob Doster
2 months ago
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Robert Griffin III
In what was a typically tumultuous offseason for the Redskins, the most significant upheaval occurred in the head coach’s office, where the team switched from a gritty ex-quarterback still driven by his failure to make it to the NFL as a...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Dennis Allen
General manager Reggie McKenzie spent his first two seasons in Oakland cutting high-salaried players and getting the Raiders out of salary cap hell. The Raiders entered free agency this year with around $65 million in cap space, and McKenzie...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Jeff Tedford
Similar to the AFC, three head-coaching changes have resulted in some shuffling among the coordinator positions among the NFC's teams. Detroit, Minnesota and Tampa Bay aren't the only NFC teams who will have at least one new coordinator in...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
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Jim Schwartz
Three AFC teams changed head coaches this offseason and two of those hires alone resulted in openings at either offensive or defensive coordinator elsewhere in the conference. That combined with both of Cincinnati's coordinators leaving...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
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Bill O'Brien
Seven NFL teams will be under new leadership for the 2014 season. Of the latest crop of head coaches, four are rookies as it applies to the pro level, while three are getting a second chance to head up an NFL team. Last season, Philadelphia...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
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Ranking the NFL's 10 best Cornerbacks
First, Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” mic Richard Sherman went all Tony Montana on Erin Andrews. “I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman ranted after the NFC title game. “Don’t open your mouth...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago

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