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Philip Rivers
After years of posturing and threats, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on San Diego after 56 seasons and moved to the Los Angeles area because voters said no to a large subsidy to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. They leave behind what had...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Khalil Mack
The Raiders finished above .500 and returned to the playoffs last year for the first time since 2002, but their season ended on a sour note — and their offseason set the stage for a second messy divorce with Oakland and a planned move to...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Alex Smith
In Andy Reid the Chiefs trust. Kansas City has reached the playoffs in three of four seasons since hiring Reid as head coach — a remarkable turnaround after four postseason appearances in the 17 previous seasons. General manager John Dorsey...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Trace McSorley, Saquan Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Ohio State is still Ohio State. Even after a 31-point decimation at the hands of eventual national champion Clemson, the Buckeyes are still the class of the Big Ten. But maybe they’re no longer alone: After all, Penn State beat OSU and...
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1 week ago
Julio Jones
What if you had told quarterback Matt Ryan, head coach Dan Quinn and owner Arthur Blank that the second year of Atlanta’s Seattle-inspired “Brotherhood” rebuild would net an MVP award for Ryan, record-setting stats for Kyle...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Mark Ingram
This feels like a watershed season for the Saints — and perhaps the storied Sean Payton-Drew Brees tenure. After three consecutive 7-9 campaigns, players and coaches are motivated to return to the playoffs. The Saints privately believe they...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Mike Evans
The Bucs will face a murderers’ row of quarterbacks this season: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning in addition to NFC South gunslingers Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Matt Ryan.   Some may believe that that’s what gave the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Justin Crawford, West Virginia Football
The Big 12 features a solid collection of running backs at the top of the league, as West Virginia’s Justin Crawford, Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, Baylor’s Terence Williams and TCU’s Kyle Hicks are back after rushing for...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Cougars Football
Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.   That’s the luxury afforded to 6'2", 277-pound blue-chip defensive tackles who are blessed with enough speed to...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Troy Taylor, Utah Utes Football
The Pac-12 experienced its share of turnover and change in the coordinator ranks this offseason. Eight different teams experienced some sort of change at offensive or defensive coordinator for the 2017 season, with USC, Stanford, Arizona and...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
DeMarco Murray
The Tennessee Titans made great strides in 2016, tripling their win total from a paltry three in 2015 to nine a year ago and very nearly earning the club’s first playoff berth since 2008. Now, as they enter 2017, the Titans appear poised to...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Lamar Miller
In Bill O’Brien’s first three seasons, the Texans have been amazingly consistent — three consecutive 9–7 records, including the last two AFC South titles and a playoff victory last year. And they have closed each season...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
T.Y. Hilton
As quarterback Andrew Luck mends from offseason shoulder surgery, his Indianapolis Colts have undergone sweeping changes in an effort to cure what has ailed a team that finished 8–8 and out of the playoffs the past two seasons —...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Blake Bortles
There is a new sheriff prowling the halls of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ facility, and it is the same man who helped lead the franchise into the NFL more than two decades ago and to the cusp of the Super Bowl after the 1996 and ’99...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State Football
Mike Gundy may not start the 2017 season as a traditional man. In fact, he may start it with an AARP card.   He is 50, or at least will be on Aug. 12. And if all of these references are forcing you to jog your memory to that fateful day...
Matt Fortuna
2 weeks ago
Sam Darnold, USC Trojans Football
It wasn’t how they drew it up.   Sam Darnold was hurrying after the football in the backfield. The handoff with running back Justin Davis had been botched, and so the ball tumbled onto the Coliseum grass. Before it could be swallowed...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs
For the first time since 2006, the Vikings head into a season without Adrian Peterson as the face of their franchise and the engine that drives their offense. Considering that Peterson is 32 and averaged 1.9 yards per carry while missing 13 games...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Jordy Nelson
In the wake of a 44-21 blowout loss to Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game — the second time in three years his team had come up one game shy of a return trip to the Super Bowl — Aaron Rodgers issued a not-so-subtle public plea....
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Ameer Abdullah
There were wholesale changes, followed by incremental progress. The hope for the Detroit Lions is that a new regime led by general manager Bob Quinn will continue where it left off in 2016. The Lions returned to the playoffs, got significant...
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2 weeks ago
John Fox
An optimist would say there’s nowhere to go but up for a Bears team that limped home with a 3-13 record in 2016, the worst 16-game mark in franchise history.   A realist would say that this year’s Bears team isn’t any...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
The Big Ten’s offseason coordinator carousel was in full effect for 2017, as nine of the 14 teams experienced some change in the offensive or defensive coordinator position. The offseason’s biggest and most impactful change took place...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The Steelers have been to more Super Bowls than almost any other team in the NFL. The standard for greatness in Pittsburgh, needless to say, is high.   So is it fair to use the term “drought” when it comes to the Steelers and...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Andy Dalton
The Bengals’ recent struggles in the postseason overshadowed the fact that this was one of the NFL’s most consistent franchises from 2011-15. The team reached the playoffs in each of those seasons and won at least 10 games four times...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Terrell Suggs
When Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti spoke to reporters shortly after a disappointing 2016 season ended, he backed longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome, head coach John Harbaugh and franchise quarterback Joe Flacco.   But Bisciotti noted:...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
Major League Baseball’s 2017 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago

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