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25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

The constant evolution of the game is changing the way we look at those who play the tight end position.
25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

There was a time when the tight end position in the served as a sixth lineman who could also run a route to catch the occasional pass. My how the times have changed.

 

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Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

Barry, Deacon, Butkus and the other L.T. never made it to the Super Bowl.
Who are the 10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl?

Being a future Hall of Famer does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. In fact, many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. Here are some of the game’s best to have never made it to Super Sunday.

 

1. Barry Sanders, RB, DET (1989-98)

Playoff record: 1–5

10 Best Players Never to Play in the Super Bowl

These Hall of Famers never played on Super Sunday
These Hall of Famers never played on Super Sunday

The Super Bowl is The Big Game in the NFL. But many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Seahawks "Beast Mode" running back Marshawn Lynch headline the list of first-time Super Sunday participants in Super Bowl XLVIII. These all-time greats, however, were not so lucky.

10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl

Barry Sanders, Deacon Jones, Dick Butkus and LaDainian Tomlinson never played in the Super Bowl.
<p> Sanders, Jones, Butkus and LT never played in the Super Bowl.</p>

Being a future Hall of Famer does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. In fact, many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will finally end his Super Sunday drought against the San Francisco 49ers in . But these all-time greats were not so lucky.


25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

The Falcons' Tony Gonzalez has established himself as the best tight end of all-time.
<p> The 25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History, including Tony Gonzalez, Kellen Winslow, Mike Ditka, John Mackey, Shannon Sharpe, Antonio Gates, Ozzie Newsome, Dave Casper, Jason Witten, Rob Gronkowski, Jackie Smith, Charlie Sanders, Jerry Smith, Ben Coates, Todd Christiensen, Keith Jackson, Jay Novacek, Brent Jones, Mark Bavaro, Riley Odoms, Raymond Chester, Dallas Clark, Steve Jordan, Billy Joe Dupree and Heath Miller.</p>

Few positions in football have evolved as much as the tight end — which has morphed from that of old school glorified sixth offensive lineman to modern giant slot receiver. Keeping that role reversal in mind, we rank the 25 .

NFC Championship Preview and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons

49ers looking for different results in their return to NFC title game; Falcons aiming to finish the job at home
<p> NFC Championship Preview and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons</p>

The top two teams in the NFC meet on Sunday to determine who will represent the conference in Super Bowl XLVII, as the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons face off in the NFC Championship game at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. The 49ers find themselves in the conference title game for the second year in a row, but this time must get the job done on the road against the Falcons, who have lost just one game in the Georgia Dome this season.

7 Amazing Stats from NFL Divisional Playoffs

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats of the weekend.
<p> Amazing Stats from NFL Divisional Playoffs</p>

NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall weekend is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers. And new statistics.

Here are the most important, most intriguing and most bizarre statistics from the NFL Divisonal Playoff games:

Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012

This year's fantasy football "dream team" is highlighted by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
<p> Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012, including Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Redskins running back Alfred Morris, Bengals receiver A.J. Green, Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.</p>

It’s fantasy football Super Bowl time. This week, the majority of leagues across the country will crown a champion who will win bragging rights, trophies, a few dollars, a trip to Vegas, who knows? And while every league is different, there are several key players acquired throughout the season who push a contender over the top, regardless of scoring, league size or any other variable.

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