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article January 26, 2018

History of Backup Super Bowl QBs

Nick Foles will become the rare backup quarterback to start in a Super Bowl for the Eagles against the Patriots. They're led by Tom Brady, who did the same thing 16 years ago. Let's look back at how rare it is for replacement QBs to start in the Super Bowl. More»
GettyImages-906192500 article January 18, 2018

Bortles Gets Chance to Earn Respect

The past four seasons have made Blake Bortles into a running joke, a commentary on the state of quarterback play in the NFL. But he has the chance to get the last laugh if he can lead the Jaguars past the Patriots and into the Super Bowl. More»
GettyImages-904970738 article January 15, 2018

Vikings Get Their Own Playoff Miracle

Playoff heartbreak has long defined the Minnesota Vikings, but that wasn't the case on Sunday. After blowing a 17-point lead to the Saints, the Vikings bounced back to win thanks to an improbable 61-yard Stefon Diggs touchdown on the final play. More»
GettyImages-901986206 article January 8, 2018

Chiefs Face Big Offseason After Loss

The Chiefs were at one point considered the best team in the league early this season, but that all fell apart. They made the playoffs anyway, only for the season to end with a home collapse against the Titans on Saturday. So what's next? More»
GettyImages-899414708 article January 2, 2018

Tracking the NFL Coaching Changes

The arrival of "Black Monday" signals the end of the line for coaches across the NFL. Teams make coaching changes for different reasons, and not every decision makes sense in the moment. However, most of the moves came as little surprise. More»
GettyImages-884949052 article December 27, 2017

The Reinvention of the Rams

What a difference one year makes. The Los Angeles Rams have gone from worst to first in scoring, becoming NFC West champions in the first season under coach Sean McVay. The franchise's first playoff trip since 2004 is only the beginning. More»
GettyImages-894365110 article December 18, 2017

Crucial Decisions Await Packers

Aaron Rodgers returned from a broken collarbone on Sunday, hoping to lead the Packers on a late-season playoff push. Instead, despite the efforts of the star QB, Green Bay lost at Carolina, which means the Packers face big questions with their playoff streak ending. More»
GettyImages-889868938 article December 11, 2017

Wentz Injury Changes Playoff Race

The Eagles beat the Rams to clinch the NFC East, but the win came at a steep price: Star quarterback Carson Wentz left the game with a torn ACL that will end his season. With the MVP candidate sidelined, the NFC becomes wide-open. More»
chiefs_losing_out article December 7, 2017

Pressure On Chiefs To Stop Skid

A team that looked like an unstoppable force to start the season has slowed to a halt, with Alex Smith regressing, Kareem Hunt slowing down and the defense struggling. The Chiefs need to turn their season around before it's too late. More»
Packers_steelers_loss article November 27, 2017

Packers Miss Turnaround Opportunity

The Packers were clear underdogs in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, but they got Brett Hundley's best performance of the season in relief of Aaron Rodgers and had a chance to win. Alas, a few mistakes cost them a win and maybe a chance at the playoffs. More»
brees_ingram_sb article November 20, 2017

Surging Saints Can Win Super Bowl

New Orleans did the improbable this weekend, storming back from a 15-point deficit with just six minutes remaining in a matchup against the Redskins to pull out a victory. The comeback showed that the Saints are ready to reclaim their Super Bowl glory. More»
GettyImages-869156172 article November 16, 2017

Bills Make Bold Move With QB Switch

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills surprised fans in the midst of a playoff race, announcing the benching of quarterback Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman. As recent history suggests, making this move in the middle of the season represents a huge risk. More»
jags_campbell article November 13, 2017

How the Jaguars Became Contenders

After Josh Lambo kicked a game-winning field goal against his former team on Sunday, Jacksonville secured its third straight win and now sits tied atop the AFC South. Thanks to a dominant defense and a star rookie running back, the Jaguars are finally contenders. More»
Brock-Broncos article November 6, 2017

Broncos Have Lost Winning Formula

Fewer than two years have passed since the Denver Broncos won their most recent championship. But the team's performance has dipped considerably since that Super Bowl title, and a lot has to do with decisions made by John Elway. More»
Watson-ACL article November 3, 2017

Watson Out, Texans Left Scrambling

In a year when the Houston Texans have already lost J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to injury, the team got more bad news this week when Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice. Where does the team go from here? More»
NFLTrades article October 31, 2017

NFL Trade Deadline Deals, Ranked

This was the wildest Trade Deadline frenzy in NFL history. Several premier players surprising changed teams during the final days of the trading period, and the NFL hot stove became a reality for the first time. So which deals will have the most impact? More»
jimmyg article October 31, 2017

Garoppolo: big risk, reward for 49ers

On Monday, the 49ers traded a high second-round pick for New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in an attempt to spark the franchise's rebuilding efforts. The deal represents one of the biggest QB gambles in recent history. More»
WilsonWatson article October 30, 2017

Best NFL QB Duels of All Time

Where does Russell Wilson vs. Deshaun Watson rank among the greatest QB battles in NFL history? Here, we rank the 10 best signal-caller showdowns using an evaluation of the quarterbacks' production, flair for the dramatic and what was at stake More»
JasonPeters-1 article October 24, 2017

Peters Injury Dampens Eagles W

The Philadelphia Eagles dispatched division-rival Washington with ease at home with a 34-24 victory on Monday Night Football. But amidst the celebration, Philly lost All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, who suffered a torn ACL and MCL. More»
Newton-1 article October 23, 2017

Panthers Starting to Look Lost

Despite a winning record, the Carolina Panthers look like a team teetering on the edge of a collapse after a humiliating 17-3 defeat in Chicago. While there are problems on both sides of the ball, the biggest question marks are on offense. More»

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