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Betting on Julius Peppers
Betting on Julius Peppers
The Packers are hoping the 34-year-old defensive end turned outside linebacker can have a career renaissance just like Charles Woodson did in Green Bay. But recent history suggests the position change won’t be easy
By Andy Benoit
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Packers Preview: There’s Not a Deeper, More Talented Team in the NFC
Packers Preview: There’s Not a Deeper, More Talented Team in the NFC
If the Pack can earn home-field advantage in the playoffs—meaning they won’t have to play in Seattle—then they’re bound for the Super Bowl
By Andy Benoit
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Cardinals Preview: Destined for Another Third-Place Finish
Cardinals Preview: Destined for Another Third-Place Finish
Arizona is better, but not nearly enough to rise to the top of the NFC West
By Andy Benoit
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Dolphins Preview: Poised to Make a Giant Leap
Dolphins Preview: Poised to Make a Giant Leap
Miami’s defense has long been playoff-caliber, but it will be up to quarterback Ryan Tannehill to take the next step and move this team forward
By Andy Benoit
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Jets Preview: Rex Ryan’s Last Stand
Jets Preview: Rex Ryan’s Last Stand
There are so many questions in New York: Who will be the quarterback? Which Chris Johnson will show up? Can the defense survive without a star cornerback? The answers will determine the temperature of Rex Ryan's seat come January
By Andy Benoit
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Ravens Preview: Steve Smith’s a Game-Changer
Ravens Preview: Steve Smith’s a Game-Changer
By Andy Benoit
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Cowboys Preview: There Will Be Points
Cowboys Preview: There Will Be Points
An explosive offense will do some damage. But after a historically poor season and the loss of key personnel, can this defense stop anyone?
By Andy Benoit
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Steelers Preview: The Greatness of Ben
Steelers Preview: The Greatness of Ben
Roethlisberger can carry the offense. And with improvements on both sides of the ball, the Steelers are primed for a return to the playoffs
By Andy Benoit
Training Camp 2014
Bears Report: Can the Defense Keep Up?
Bears Report: Can the Defense Keep Up?
Jay Cutler looked sharp in the opener and the wideouts will be top-tier again, but depth and health on defense remain Chicago’s big camp questions
By Andy Benoit
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Bears Preview: It All Depends on Luck, Growth
Bears Preview: It All Depends on Luck, Growth
Injuries had their way with Chicago in Marc Trestman's first season as coach. But with renewed health, a rebuilt pass rush and progression on offense, the Bears should have what it takes to challenge for an NFC North title
By Andy Benoit