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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Billy Cundiff, Kyle Williams only deserve partial blame for championship losses

Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams played the role of goat for their respective teams on Championship Sunday, but they had help, too.

By Anthony Stalter  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012

NFL wild-card weekend: Four quick takes from the first round

From Detroit’s inability to do the basics against the Saints to Tim Tebow’s shocking win over the Steelers, here are four observations from Wild-card weekend.

By Anthony Stalter  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Matt Ryan, Falcons may have found offensive identity just in time to face Saints on Monday night

Have the Falcons finally discovered their true identity in the form of the no-huddle offense?

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Falcons coach Mike Smith’s decision to go for it doesn’t add up

Falcons’ head coach Mike Smith’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 29-yard-line against the Saints on Sunday was unnecessary for several reasons.

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Even at 8-0, Packers managing to fly under the radar

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have a legitimate chance to go 16-0 and yet all anyone wants to talk about is Tim Tebow, the Colts and Andrew Luck.

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions have bigger issues to worry about than war of words with Atlanta Falcons

Is Ndamukong Suh a dirty player? It shouldn’t matter to the Detroit Lions, who presently have much bigger issues to worry about.

By Anthony Stalter  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/18/2011

With Carson Palmer trade, Cincinnati Bengals’ owner Mike Brown swindles Oakland Raiders

Two potential first round picks for Carson Palmer? Bengals’ owner Mike Brown just made the move of his career.

By Anthony Stalter  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills are proving pundits wrong

How have the Bills and Lions been able to make the so-called experts look foolish so far? Here are a couple of ideas.

By Anthony Stalter  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Struggling offensive lines are killing the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears

If the Bears, Eagles and Falcons don’t resolve their issues along the offensive line, it’s going to be a long season for these three NFC playoff contenders.

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons: With Michael Vick coming to town, it’s statement time for the Falcons

With Michael Vick making his highly-anticipated return to Atlanta, the Falcons need to shake off their dismal Week 1 performance to maintain their focus on proving that they can contend for the NFC title.

By Anthony Stalter  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Tom Brady is proof that the media shouldn’t overreact to Peyton Manning’s injury just yet

With the way Tom Brady played in his season opener, he provides pause for those thinking that Peyton Manning’s career is over.

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Could Peyton Manning’s injury land the Colts atop the Andrew Luck sweepstakes?

If the Colts wind up with a top pick in the 2012 NFL draft due to Peyton Manning’s neck injury, could they wind up with Stanford’s Andrew Luck? Hey, it worked for David Robinson, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 09/05/2011

St. Louis Rams playoff projections may be a bit premature

Sam Bradford and the Rams face a tough schedule and higher expectations in 2011. Will they take a step back?

By Anthony Stalter  |  01:11 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/24/2011

The time is now for the Houston Texans to unseat the Colts in the AFC South

With Peyton Manning’s injury status creating doubt in Indianapolis, now is the time for the new-look Texans to fix their defense and unseat the Colts in the AFC South.

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Colt McCoy has the potential to make huge strides in the West Coast offense

In Colt McCoy, the Browns may have found their own version of Virgil Carter to run the West Coast offense.

By Anthony Stalter  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Don’t fall asleep on the New Orleans Saints this season

Did the moves the Saints made this offseason lift them back into Super Bowl contention?

By Anthony Stalter  |  05:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/04/2011

The one thing that could hurt the Falcons in 2011

The Falcons appear to be legit Super Bowl contenders in 2011 but do they have enough depth at key positions?

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 07/28/2011

In trading for Albert Haynesworth Bill Belichick continues to be the ultimate collector

Bill Belichick once again lands a top talent for next to nothing as the Patriots trade for Albert Haynesworth.

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:26 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/19/2011

NFL Lockout: Hey NFL, what about your fans?

What did the fans get out of this NFL lockout besides five months of frustration?

By Anthony Stalter  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Pros of paying Chris Johnson outweigh the cons for Titans

There have been multiple reports suggesting that Chris Johnson will holdout once the lockout is lifted. Should the Titans pony up and pay the man?

By Anthony Stalter  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2011

With all due respect to Ray Lewis, it’s the players we have to worry about

Ray Lewis suggests that crime will pick up if there’s no NFL season this year. But whom should we most worry about: the fans or the players?

By Anthony Stalter  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/17/2011

In the end, the NFL and players are seemingly back to square one

It’s maddening to think that after nearly 70 days, we’re right back to where we started when it comes to the NFL labor dispute.

By Anthony Stalter  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Falcons’ draft-day trade three months in the making

A blowout divisional playoff loss on home turf showed Atlanta they had a more pressing need than an upgraded defense, one that facilitated the biggest trade so far at the 2011 NFL draft.

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/27/2011

DeAngelo Hall makes you miss the days of Darrell Green

The Redskins’ loudmouthed, big-play cornerback’s latest comments about Jay Cutler make you long for the days of Darrell Green, the ultimate professional.

By Anthony Stalter  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Why it’s in the NFL owners’ best interest to stall

The owners are fully aware that the longer this battle lasts, the more leverage they create for themselves.

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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/18/2011

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By Matt Brooks  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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