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2017 NFL Season Preview: Los Angeles Chargers

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 24, 2017 6:29 PM

Philip Rivers could unite the young supporting cast into rallying around the "us against the world" mentality and steering the Chargers to a Wild Card berth, with Joey Bosa as a legit Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Green Bay Packers

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 19, 2017 2:14 PM

Health is important for every team, but perhaps none more than Green Bay. If the core of the roster (Rodgers, Matthews, Perry, Daniels, Nelson, the offensive tackles) are all healthy, this is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 8, 2017 3:49 PM

Three straight 9-7 seasons make the prevailing winds pretty easy to read. There are reasons to be bullish, namely getting J.J. Watt back to the NFL's stingiest defense and making a needed change at QB. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

by Jeff Risdon

Last season's nine wins were no aberration. Tampa Bay is a team on the rise and they improved this offseason by adding the likes of O.J. Howard, Desean Jackson and Chris Baker Read more »
2017 NFL Season Preview: New York Jets

by Jeff Risdon

The purge of recognizable veteran talent across the board is a clear sign the current Jets regime doesn't think the team can compete right now. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raiders Secure Future With Derek Carr Extension

by Jovan Alford

The Raiders have one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks in Derek Carr and they can now focus on building around him. Read more »
Rules Of Thumb: 2017 NFL Draft Edition

by Jeff Risdon

Thumbs up for the entire AFC South, Arizona, Carolina, Kansas City and Tampa Bay, thumbs down for the Bills, Bears and Rams, thumbs twiddling for the Browns and sucking thumbs for info-chasing suckers. Read more »
2017 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: One Month Out Edition

by Jeff Risdon

We are just one month from the 2017 NFL Draft. Teams are finalizing their draft boards as pro days wrap up and individual visits crank into full gear. Read more »
Patriots Never Rest On Their Laurels Or Their Roster

by Jovan Alford

The three constants of the Patriots have been Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and roster overhauls. Read more »
NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Post Super Bowl Edition

by Jeff Risdon

The teams themselves have only a vague idea of what will happen at this point, but our latest mock has Myles Garrett, Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, Marshon Lattimore and O.J. Howard going in the top-5. Read more »
$.05 After Super Bowl Sunday

by Jeff Risdon

Super Bowl LI turned out to be one for the ages with Tom Brady pulling off an improbable comeback to win his fifth ring. Read more »
Football Meteorology For Super Bowl LI

by Jeff Risdon

The Patriots and Falcons are the top scoring teams from their respective conference. Atlanta's ability to attack with a barrage of weapons on both the ground and in the air gives them a huge leg up on most teams against New England. Read more »
10 Things I'm Watching During Senior Bowl Week

by Jeff Risdon

On the weigh-ins, small-school pass rushers, determining the best QB in attendance, pleasant surprises and more. Read more »
Football Meteorology For Divisional Weekend

by Jeff Risdon

For many, this is the best weekend on the NFL calendar. Four games featuring teams that either earned a playoff bye or won a game in Wild Card Weekend. Read more »
$.05 After NFL Wild Card Weekend

by Jeff Risdon

On the four convincing victories by the home favorites during Wildcard weekend and season awards. Read more »
Football Meteorology For Wild Card Weekend

by Jeff Risdon

The opening games get progressively more compelling as the weekend moves from Raiders/Texans to Seahawks/Lions, Steelers/Dolphins before culminating with Packers and Giants at Lambeau. Read more »
The Falcons' Complete Turnaround

by Jovan Alford

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have received the individual accolades this season, but the Falcons simply have evolved into a more complete team in 2016. Read more »
Final NFL Team Rankings For 2016

by RealGM Staff Report

The Patriots and Falcons finished the regular season atop our Trench Counter rankings. Read more »
$.10 After NFL Week 17

by Jeff Risdon

The one game with playoff implications for both teams, Washington's loss, the 49ers clean house, the future of the Broncos, Cleveland's choice at No. 1, the college football playoff and more. Read more »
2016 Year-End NFL Team Portfolio Rankings

by Jeff Risdon

The additions of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott have completely changed the outlook of the Cowboys, who jumped from 28th to second behind first ranked Seattle. Read more »

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