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Grading the NFL’s New Head Coaching Hires

Denver's Vance Joseph is one of five rookie head coaches hired this offseason
Grading the NFL’s New Head Coaching Hires

It took until after the Super Bowl, but all six NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. Of the six, Jacksonville’s Doug Marrone is the only “new” hire with any previous head coaching experience, meaning Buffalo, Denver, San Francisco and both Los Angeles teams (Chargers, Rams) are entrusting their teams to rookies.

 

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Records, Stats and History

A closer look at Manning vs. Brady, one of the most storied rivalries in the history of sport.
Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Records, Stats and History

While each of these future Hall of Fame quarterbacks has downplayed the rival aspect of their star-crossed careers over the years, Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is one of the greatest individual rivalries in the history of sport.

5 Reasons Why the New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl LI

The Patriots look to cement their legacy as the greatest NFL franchise in history
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5 Reasons Why the New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl LI

Perhaps you’ve noticed, but the New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl before, as they will soon be making their NFL-record ninth appearance in franchise history, and their seventh since 2001. They have arguably the best head coach, quarterback and owner combination that we’ve ever seen in professional football.

 

AFC Championship Game Preview and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

Two of the NFL's most decorated franchises battle for record ninth Super Bowl appearance
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AFC Championship Game Preview and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

You wanted the best, now you’re getting the best. The AFC’s premier franchises are saddling up for what is to be one of the most anticipated conference championship games of the current era.

AFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

The Texans travel to Foxborough to attempt the near-impossible, beating the Pats at home in the playoffs
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AFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that a Texans victory on Saturday night in Foxborough would be one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history. Of course, the Patriots being favorites in a playoff game is nothing new, especially at home where they are 15-3 during the Bill Belichcik/Tom Brady era.

AFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The hobbling Dolphins travel north to take on the rolling Steelers at chilly Heinz Field
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AFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The last time the Miami Dolphins won a playoff game Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women” was the hottest song in the country and Jay Fiedler was under center for the team in a post-Y2K world. Fast-forward to present day where Beyoncé is dominating the pop scene without Kelly and Michelle and the Dolphins are without their franchise quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.

AFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans

Khalil Mack and the Raiders look for their second win over the Texans this season to kick off the NFL playoffs
AFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans

For the second straight season, the Houston Texans will host a wild card game. The hope is that this year’s matchup goes a lot better than last year’s 30-0 loss to Kansas City.

 

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

Matt McGloin looks to lead the Raiders to an AFC West title with a road win over the defending Super Bowl champs
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

Last week’s 33-25 win against Indianapolis was bittersweet for Oakland. Yes, the team won its 12th game of the season to remain on top of the AFC West, but it came at a high cost.

 

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

The Dolphins look to improve their playoff seeding and play the role of spoiler against the Patriots in Miami
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

The Miami Dolphins (10-5) will host the New England Patriots (13-2) to wrap up the NFL regular season for both teams. The two AFC East rivals last met in week 2 in Foxborough with the Patriots coming out on top by a score of 31-24. While both teams have already clinched a playoff berth, this matchup looms large with several AFC teams still jockeying to improve their seeding.

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