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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 28:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Silverman: Even The Best Teams Have Significant Weaknesses

Eli Manning has not been throwing the ball the way he can when he is on his game. The best clutch quarterback in the NFL has looked ordinary and confused.

11/25/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

It’s my favorite time of the season — Thanksgiving week. The byes are over, the playoff push is on with six weeks to go and Thursday boasts a stellar triple-header of holiday football.

11/20/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

There are no more undefeated teams as the Falcons fell Sunday in New Orleans. We also got our first tie since 2008 — where’s Donovan McNabb when you need him?

11/14/2012

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Silverman: First-Half Flashes Often Lack NFL Staying Power

You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.

11/08/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 10 NFL Power Rankings

Atlanta is still undefeated, but I’m not totally buying into them. It’s all about the playoffs with this group.

11/06/2012

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Palladino: Difficult And Uncertain Second Half Awaits Giants

One way or the other, the Giants always seem to be hanging on to postseason hopes, rather than marching straight into them. Perhaps this year will be different.

10/30/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

Seven weeks into the season the Eagles have fired their defensive coordinator and the Panthers have fired their GM. Atlanta remains the league’s only unbeaten team, and only three AFC teams have winning records.

10/24/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 7 NFL Power Rankings

Six weeks into the NFL season and this is what we know: that old cliche of “any given Sunday” has never been more accurate. Parity, now more than ever.

10/16/2012

Safety William Moore #25 of the Atlanta Falcons and safety Thomas DeCoud #28 celebrate after an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the win against the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 6 NFL Power Rankings

Five weeks into the season we have two unbeaten teams and one winless team. Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record once thought to be unbreakable. Everybody is over .500 in the NFC West, and what is wrong with the Packers?

10/09/2012

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Silverman: Overpowering Schedule Forces Giants To Kick It Into Gear

The Giants road to the playoffs is going to get tougher in the weeks to come.

10/08/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings

What’s a bigger surprise through the first four weeks of this NFL season: the Cardinals at 4-0 or the Saints at 0-4? Maybe it’s the 3-1 Vikings.

10/02/2012

Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is sacked by outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield #50 of the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vick’s Mistakes May Keep The Eagles From Soaring

As they prepare for their Sunday night game against the Birds, the Giants may have noticed one thing as they look at film of the Philadelphia offense. Michael Vick doesn’t know what he’s doing anymore.

09/28/2012

Quarterback Matt Schaub #8, center Chris Myers #55 and offensive guard Wade Smith #74 of the Houston Texans prepare to lead the team onto the field. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

Joe Benigno breaks down his top 10 teams heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.

09/25/2012

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NFL Not Tolerating Teams Confronting Replacement Refs

Poor behavior toward replacement refs won’t be tolerated by the NFL.

09/21/2012

Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during their game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

Joe Benigno breaks down his top 10 teams heading into Week 3 of the NFL season. Where do the Giants and Jets sit (or not sit)? You might be surprised.

09/18/2012

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