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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week.
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  • A harsh reality check for Jets fans: Look again at this team
    New York Post

    A harsh reality check for Jets fans: Look again at this team

    OK, Jets fans. You may want to sit down for this. We have to talk. I know you are feeling good about your team right now. Sam Darnold looks like the franchise quarterback you have all been waiting for. Teddy Bridgewater looks good and is a nice potential trade chip. The last time the Jets' quarterback situation was this healthy you probably did not own a cell phone. Your enthusiasm is understandable and deserved. There has been plenty of suffering. However, the glow of the quarterback situation has obscured one fact about the 2018 Jets: They may not be very good. I know. I know. You don't want to hear it. It's like I'm a wet green-and-white blanket. But look closely at this team. They are still

  • NFL players are just as upset about new tackling rule as everyone else
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    NFL players are just as upset about new tackling rule as everyone else

    The NFL tried to make the game safer, now many pros aren't sure how they're supposed to play.

  • Released safety George Iloka could be poor-man's Chancellor for Cowboys
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    Released safety George Iloka could be poor-man's Chancellor for Cowboys

    The Cowboys are in the market for safety help, as the already shallow position depth has taken a hit over the course of two preseason games. Head coach Jason Garrett mentioned that the club was worried about the numbers at the position, so when it was announced that five-year starter George Iloka would soon be released, the dots were easy to connect. NFL Network's Jane Slater confirmed the team's interest. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 225 pounds, Iloka certainly has the physical characteristics favored by new passing game coordinator and secondary coach Kris Richard. Richard spent over half a decade molding the Seahawks secondary into the Legion of Doom, and Iloka shares the same physical traits

  • Browns cornerback E.J. Gaines carted off, suffers "significant" knee injury
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    Browns cornerback E.J. Gaines carted off, suffers "significant" knee injury

    Cleveland Browns cornerback E.J. Gaines suffered an apparently “significant” knee injury during the team's Sunday training camp practice in Berea. Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan was at the practice and provided a look at Gaines being carted off the field. Gaines came to Cleveland on a one-year deal this offseason hoping to redeem what has been a remarkable but injury-riddled early NFL career. And there was some hope he would push for a starting position with Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie—also offseason acquisitions—failing to thus far lock down the number one spot opposite rookie Denzel Ward. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, those hopes are on pause. If it's as serious as it appears,

  • Adrian Peterson set to visit running back-needy Washington Redskins
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    Adrian Peterson set to visit running back-needy Washington Redskins

    Adrian Peterson, unsigned all offseason as a free agent, will visit the Washington Redskins on Monday.

  • NFC North 2018 Previews: Detroit Lions by the numbers
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    NFC North 2018 Previews: Detroit Lions by the numbers

    The Detroit Lions, man. Say what you want about the Cleveland Browns — at least they are hilariously bad. The Lions may be the single most boring team in the league. They lose to good teams, they beat bad teams, they finish in the Jeff Fisher Zone almost every season, and they just never, ever seem to get over the hump. This season returns mush of the roster from last season with a few key differences, and a new head coach in Patriots' defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Will any of this work? Will the Lions actually do something interesting? Will Matt Patricia fix a middling, blah blah defense? Well… Offense The Lions' offense never seems to live up to the sum of its parts. They were undeniably

  • Jon Gruden sits 15 offensive starters because Raiders open with Rams
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    Jon Gruden sits 15 offensive starters because Raiders open with Rams

    The Raiders returned to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the first time in 23 years, but if the Raiders fans who showed up en masse wanted to see their stars, they were out of luck. Oakland sat 15 offensive players, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. That included quarterback Derek Carr, running back [more]

  • Report: Seahawks offered Colts a second-round pick for Jacoby Brissett
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    Report: Seahawks offered Colts a second-round pick for Jacoby Brissett

    Colts owner Jim Irsay recently said he wouldn’t trade backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, even for a first-round pick. Which means he certainly wouldn’t trade Brissett for a second-round pick. But he reportedly had the chance. The Seahawks offered the Colts a second-round pick for Brissett but were turned down, according to Ben Volin of the [more]

  • Steelers Stock Report: See whose stock is rising, and falling, after preseason Game No. 2
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    Steelers Stock Report: See whose stock is rising, and falling, after preseason Game No. 2

    The following cursed image is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Steelers, courtesy of their 34-51 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night; viewer discretion is advised: Those are Green Bay's passing statistics, and the fella at the top of that chart is the very same DeShone Kizer who, during his rookie season in 2017, committed 31 turnovers while guiding the Cleveland Browns to an 0-16 record. Is the fact that Kizer torched Pittsburgh's secondary in a preseason game quite as distressing as, say, putting mayonnaise between two Pop-Tarts or watching Sonic the Hedgehog pornography? Probably not, but it's uncomfortably close. In last week's edition of the Stock Report, I said this: “Let the

  • Valentine's Views: 10 things I think about the Giants at halfway point of preseason
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    Valentine's Views: 10 things I think about the Giants at halfway point of preseason

    The New York Giants have reached the halfway point of the preseason. That means we have turned a corner and are heading down the home stretch toward the 2018 NFL regular season. Let's stop, catch our breath for a second, and assess where the Giants are right now. Here are “10 things I think I think” heading into the third preseason game. I think the best development of the first two games has been the play of the starting defense. Aside, of course, from the pass “coverage” of Alec Ogletree. Through two games, the Giants are giving up just 2.13 yards per carry against the run, which would lead the league if those stats counted. The Giants wanted to build a wall against the run with Damon Harrison,

  • Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster gave his all every time he put on a helmet, but at what cost?
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    Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster gave his all every time he put on a helmet, but at what cost?

    In real life, not every hero gets to ride off into the sunset. Sometimes they have to sacrifice their own well-being for that of others. They stand in harm's way to protect what they hold dear. Heroic acts occur around us everyday, oftentimes going completely unnoticed. Some are easy to spot — like firefighters, first-responders and members of our military. Others occur in anonymity, such as random acts of kindness by a stranger or the personal sacrifices of a family member. We only witness the end results, but never the sacrifices made to get there. One definition of hero is a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character. Another description describes an individual with great strength

  • Fantasy Football Rankings 2018: Best sleepers from model that called Davante Adams' big season
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    Fantasy Football Rankings 2018: Best sleepers from model that called Davante Adams' big season

    With only two more weeks of preseason games to go, it's time to find the most accurate 2018 Fantasy Football rankings. Whether you're in a PPR league, non-PPR league, 10-team league, or 12-team league, it's critical to come armed to your draft knowing who the biggest 2018 Fantasy Football sleepers, breakouts, and busts will be. Last year, for example, anyone who picked Packers receiver Davante Adams got an absolute steal. Many experts' Fantasy Football rankings had Adams as just the 20th-best WR, but even without Aaron Rodgers at QB, he led Green Bay with 10 receiving touchdowns, 117 targets, 74 receptions, and 63.2 yards per game as one of the season's top Fantasy Football sleepers. The team