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article May 31, 2017

The Super Bowl case for Every Team

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While the Patriots look like they're destined for yet another Super Bowl appearance, the rest of the league should have reasons for optimism. Here, we look on the bright side and make a case for every NFL team to make the big game. More»
Kizer-Browns article April 29, 2017

Browns: Smartest Guys In the Room?

Don't look now, but the Cleveland Browns are starting to build a contender. After savvy free agent moves, the team selected game-changing defensive player Myles Garrett -- and now may have a franchise QB in DeShone Kizer. More»
DalvinCook1 article April 28, 2017

Fall Guys: 3 Stars Still Undrafted

No draft in any sport plays out as expected, but the NFL's version tends to surprise more often than others. On Thursday, many big names remained on the board after the 32nd pick was announced. Here are three of the most intriguing for Round 2. More»
GettyImages-674174024 article April 28, 2017

Air Bear? Chicago's Trubisky Gamble

It didn't take long for the 2017 NFL Draft to bring the fireworks. In the first trade of the day, the Chicago Bears paid a ransom to the San Francisco 49ers in order to land North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Will they regret it? More»
AP_9604200965 article April 27, 2017

No. 1 Picks, Ranked By NFL Success

Being selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft carries a ton of significance. All eyes are on you as you try to live up to the hype, and plenty have failed to do that (though many have). Let's rank every No. 1 pick ever in terms of NFL success. More»
GettyImages-638117298 article April 26, 2017

Don't Panic Over QB Draft Crisis

One of the biggest concerns throughout NFL front offices in recent years has been the lack of quality quarterbacks coming out of college, and the problem might not end soon. But this issue is nothing new -- the league has dealt with worse. More»
AdrianPetersonSaints article April 25, 2017

Peterson To Saints Would Be a Mistake

After nearly two months of waiting on the open market, former MVP running back Adrian Peterson appears close to joining the Saints. Should Peterson sign with New Orleans, it would mark one of the stranger marriages of star player and team in recent years. More»
USATSI_9812048 article April 18, 2017

The Search for the Next Dak Prescott

In case you needed a reminder, the NFL is a copycat league. So now that Dak Prescott had the best rookie season ever for a QB taken outside the top 100 draft picks, plenty of teams will try to replicate such a find. Good luck with that. More»
AP_17104742451775 article April 14, 2017

New Hernandez Verdict: Not Guilty

Aaron Hernandez has already been convicted of muder once, but on Friday, he was found not guilty in a separate trial on two counts of first-degree murder. Hernandez will still be serving a life sentence for the slaying of Odin Lloyd in 2013. More»
GettyImages-158031005 article April 13, 2017

Top 5 QB Draft Classes In NFL History

In the eyes of most, the strength of the 2017 NFL Draft does not lie in its quarterbacks, even if there will be multiple first-round picks. So what does a great quarterback draft class look like? Here are the five best QB classes in NFL history. More»
USATSI_9973607 article March 27, 2017

Bye, Bay: Viva Las Vegas For Raiders

The AFC West will soon include the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and ... the Las Vegas Raiders. After a near-unanimous vote, Oakland is set to relocate to Sin City with play expected to start in 2019 or 2020. Poor Oakland. More»
Brock1 article March 10, 2017

Cleveland Brocks: Browns' Good Deal

Rather than overpay for a mediocre player on the open market, the Browns acquired a second-round 2018 Draft pick to take quarterback Brock Osweiler and his onerous contract off the Houston Texans' books. That's solid forward thinking. More»
Romo-Trade article March 9, 2017

'Boy Story: Where Should Romo Go?

After 14 seasons, Tony Romo and the Cowboys are reportedly parting ways. With the veteran quarterback's release, he won't lack for suitors in need of his services. Here are our picks for the best landing spots. More»
USATSI_9670757 article March 8, 2017

A Pre-Free Agency NFL Mock Draft

The NFL is about to change when free agency begins. Until the spending frenzy kicks off, the draft outlook for every franchise looks a certain way. This mock draft considers those needs before free agency has the chance to change them. More»
USATSI_9781371 article March 2, 2017

NFL Free Agency Shopping List For '17

NFL free agency is rapidly approaching, and with 13 teams entering the new league year with over $40 million in available cap space, the upcoming free-agency period projects to become one of the most active in recent memory. More»
GettyImages-630499876 article February 24, 2017

The Best & Worst QB Fits For 6 Teams

The one problem NFL teams never want is the lack of a solid quarterback. As it stands now, six teams have this problem: The Bills, Browns, Jets, Bears, 49ers and Texans. Here are the best and worst QB fits for each of these teams. More»
GettyImages-633957794 article February 6, 2017

Sports Misery Index: So Close, So Far

After the Atlanta Falcons seemed on the cusp of winning their first championship in franchise history, only to let it slip away. Which franchises in each of the Big Four have come the closest to winning it all lately only to stumble at the finish line? More»
GettyImages-633956280 article February 6, 2017

Brady Gaga: Pats Steal Show In SB 51

Great comebacks require well-executed strategy and more than a little bit of luck. The New England Patriots had plenty of both as they crawled back from a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. More»
TerrellOwensHOF article February 5, 2017

Hall Passed: No Canton For Owens

Through moments like his unbelievable catch that stole a win in the 1998 wild-card round to his 122-yard game on a broken ankle in Super Bowl XXXIX, Terrell Owens became one of the NFL's brightest stars and most electric performers. So why isn't he a Hall of Famer? More»
BigBenReplacements article January 30, 2017

Life After Big Ben: What's Possible?

Ben Roethlisberger openly discussed the possibility of retirement in lieu of returning for a 14th season. That's still unlikely to happen. But, for the sake of argument, if he did hang up his cleats, which options would the Steelers have to replace him? More»

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