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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Steven Jackson #39 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes out away from the Cincinnati Bengals at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Steven Jackson Provides The Falcons With A Much Needed Boost

Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.

08/28/2013

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Top 10 NFL Comeback Player Candidates

There are a large number of high-profile players who, due to injuries or poor performance, disappointed last season. Here are 10 who are poised to return to form this year.

08/28/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 16: Matt Flynn #15 of the Oakland Raiders is sacked by Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Matt Flynn Hopes His NFL Travels End In Oakland

Fans of the Oakland Raiders know the phrase “quarterback competition” almost more than any other in the English language. That is no different for the 2013 season, but Matt Flynn hopes that the competition ends his well-traveled career and ends with him.

08/27/2013

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 1: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores as he out runs Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch Running Toward Seahawks History

Ever since high school, Marshawn Lynch has been compared to another running back. Lynch has been covered by the glory of someone else, will this be the year that he ultimately radiates his dominance on the gridiron?

08/27/2013

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NFC Update: Teams Averted Catastrophe This Week For First Team Offenses

This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.

08/26/2013

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Fantasy Vs. Reality: NFL Player Impact Doesn’t Always Line Up

Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”

08/26/2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 07: Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tries to make a play on the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rookie Linebacker Manti Te’o Hopes To Jump Start A Dull Chargers Defense

Finally in the NFL, Manti Te’o is looking to give football fans everywhere reasons to forget about his fake girlfriend scandal. His performance with the San Diego Chargers may be just the thing to jolt his name back to football relevance.

08/26/2013

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes away from Shann Schillinger #29 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rookie Running Back Giovani Bernard Captivating Crowds

Giovani “Gio” Bernard is creating monster waves during training camp for the Cincinnati Bengals that may prove to be a “Haitian Hurricane” on the NFL field.

08/25/2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Paul Posluszny #51 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at EverBank Field on November 4, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Quiet Leader – Paul Posluszny Leads The Jaguars’ Defense

Most players in the NFL like to talk a good bit and let the world know just how great they are. Then there are those that sit back, do their job, and lead their team from the inside.

08/24/2013

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Fantasy Football Draft Day: Snake Or Auction Format?

The auction draft format has begun to emerge as a commonplace format, replacing the snake draft in ever-increasing numbers. Which is the best format for you, and your league?

08/23/2013

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 12: Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions gets instructions during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 12, 2012 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Offensive Tackle Riley Reiff Looks To Protect The Lions Record-Breaking Offense

Riley Reiff, a former first round pick, is stepping into the starting lineup to replace a stalwart Lion. Is he up to the task? The entire team and fans certainly hope so.

08/23/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The Bigger Fantasy Sleeper? DeAngelo Williams Vs. Bilal Powell

Every fantasy owner wants to know the sleepers. With that in mind, who will emerge as the bigger fantasy sleeper: DeAngelo Williams or Bilal Powell?

08/22/2013

Damaris Johnson Could Be The Philadelphia Eagles’ Secret Weapon

A new head coach, a new offense, a new team. Due to injuries to the team, wide receiver Damaris Johnson now has a new opportunity to step up to the spotlight.

08/22/2013

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Still No Timetable For Jets Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes

Coach Rex Ryan says Wednesday that Santonio Holmes is in “great shape,” but the receiver says “looks can be deceiving.”

08/21/2013

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Report: Geno Smith To Start For Jets Against Giants On Saturday

All eyes will be on Geno Smith on Saturday. According to a report, Smith will get the nod from head coach Rex Ryan to start against the Giants on Saturday.

08/21/2013

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