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article December 11, 2017

AFR: Jaguars Add Intrigue To AFC

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The AFC is presumed to be a two-team race between the Patriots and Steelers, but with an impressive win over Seattle in Week 14, it's hard to deny the Jaguars are ready to be real factors in the 2017 playoffs. So how far can Jacksonville go? More»
seahawks-afr article December 4, 2017

AFR: NFL Bubble Teams To Watch

The favorites at the top of the AFC and NFC are well established by Week 13. But which teams could sneak into the playoffs and make a lot of noise? The Seahawks, Ravens and Chargers are all looking like possible players in the playoff race. More»
afr-chargers article November 27, 2017

AFR: L.A. Charging Back In AFC West

A win at Dallas and another loss by Kansas City in Week 12 has the Chargers, who started the season 0-4, now only a game back in the AFC West. Can Los Angeles stage a dramatic comeback for the second time in franchise history? More»
chiefs article November 20, 2017

AFR: Chiefs' Loss A Wake-Up Call

The Kansas City Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the 2017 season. But Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss at the Giants gave them four losses in five games, meaning they're no longer even assured a playoff spot. What's gone wrong? More»
GettyImages-873356576 article November 13, 2017

AFR: Saints Keep On Marching

After three straight 7-9 seasons, the Saints look like they're ready to be players once again in the NFC. A rout of Buffalo was the latest reason to start to believe in them again, as New Orleans has now won seven consecutive games. More»
Goff-AFR article November 6, 2017

AFR: 2016 QB Class On The Rise

The Eagles and Rams won big in Week 9, thanks in large part to the continued stellar play of their second-year quarterbacks, while Dak Prescott continues to show he's a winner. Is the 2016 QB draft class shaping up to be among the best? More»
DeshaunWatsonAFR article October 30, 2017

AFR: Stardom Elementary For Watson

The Texans came up just short on the road in Seattle, but it's never been more clear that Deshaun Watson is the breakout star of 2017. With him taking snaps, Houston's future is looking bright, even if the defense still needs a lot of work. More»
Trubisky-AFR article October 23, 2017

AFR: John Fox, QB Concealer

Who says this is a pass-happy league? The Chicago Bears found a way to win convincingly over the Panthers by getting next to nothing from rookie quarterback, Mitch Trubisky. Credit John Fox. We also take a look at foggy Foxboro, the week in celebrations and more. More»
AFR-Front article October 16, 2017

AFR: No League For Favorites

By the time Sunday was over, the NFL lost its best quarterback for the year and several other teams occupying the top of the pecking order in the league suffered setbacks, casting the direction of this season in question. More»
GettyImages-856848742 article October 9, 2017

AFR: Is This The Chiefs' Kingdom?

Week 5 of the NFL season featured a slew of shocking results, and it's unclear who the elite teams are (but we have a few guesses). Here are all the trends, injury updates and vice presidential antics from a busy football Sunday. More»
tunison_2 article October 2, 2017

AFR: Kneeded Thrills On the Field

The NFL regained a measure of normalcy following a politically-charged week. And though anthem talk was still there, the action on the field was as hectic as ever, including some several exciting come-from-behind wins. More»
RedskinsAFR-1 article September 25, 2017

AFR: Emotional Sunday in the NFL

Late last week, before President Donald Trump made comments about the NFL to a crowd in Alabama, Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter made instructive comments about race and sports. Let's remember those words as well. More»
AFR-Main-Dak article September 18, 2017

AFR: Dak Gets Flak For Dallas Loss

All it took was one subpar showing from the Cowboys offense for the doubters to come out. The surprising thing is that those doubts were so readily stoked by head coach Jason Garrett, who called out his QB after Sunday's loss to the Broncos. More»
Rams-Colts-AFR article September 11, 2017

NFL's First Sunday: Moments of Meh

The NFL is going through yet another image crisis and can't afford the weeks of uninspired play that have come to define Septembers in the past. Unfortunately for fans, the lack of excitement in Week 1 left a lot to be desired. More»
maclin article June 12, 2017

Jeremy Maclin Heads To Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens upgraded a depleted receiving corps by signing former Kansas City Chiefs wideout Jeremy Maclin to a two-year deal. Maclin was also in talks with the Buffalo Bills but will now join Joe Flacco as a possession receiver. More»
sbot article May 19, 2017

NFL: Best to Swap Safety For Ties?

NFL owners are expected to pass a measure that would reduce overtime in the regular season from 15 minutes to 10 minutes in an effort to reduce the number of snaps players take. Is that worth the almost certain increase in tie games? More»
bradysb article May 17, 2017

Gisele: Brady Had Concussion in '16

In an interview with CBS, Gisele Bundchen expressed her concern about husband Tom Brady's concussion history and mentioned that the New England Patriots quarterback suffered one that was unreported during the 2016 season. More»
BethMowins article May 15, 2017

Mowins To Call Week 1 MNF Game

Beth Mowins and Rex Ryan will reportedly call the second game of a Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader for ESPN. That would make Mowins only the second woman ever to call an NFL regular season game, and the first in a prime time game. More»
tbbarf article May 12, 2017

Brady Ain't Afraid of No Madden Curse

Tom Brady is the next cover athlete for the popular Madden video game franchise and he made it clear he isn't afraid of the often overblown curse associated with the honor. More»
cappens article May 10, 2017

Caps Confront Greatest Foe: Hope

The Capitals are one win away from making their first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Alex Ovechkin era. All they have to do is conquer their two greatest foes: the Pittsburgh Penguins and the poisonous delusion of hope. More»

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