Greg A. 
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 Bedard
•staff writer•

Greg A.
Bedard

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Saints Under Siege
Saints Under Siege
Sloppy defensive play and poor pass protection. Even after a bye week to get things right, the Saints repeated the same mistakes as their season continues to slip away
By Greg A. Bedard
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Hurting Their Chances
Hurting Their Chances
Just when things were going so well for the Browns they lose two key players, including Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. Can they keep the good times rolling?
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Going Long
When the Game Moves On Without You
When the Game Moves On Without You
Ken Flajole has been a football coach every fall for the past 37 years. This season, he is not. What does a 59-year-old coaching lifer do when the game is taken away?
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Where Did It All Go Right?
Where Did It All Go Right?
The Cowboys are the surprise of the early season. What’s behind it? Credit smart coaching, savvy personnel moves and a host of unheralded players stepping up
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The Future Arrives
The Future Arrives
The Jaguars and Vikings got a glimpse at the days ahead on Sunday, as Jacksonville's Blake Bortles and Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater made their first regular-season starts. Here's how they did
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Voice of the Fan
An Open Letter to NFL Owners: The Game Deserves Better
An Open Letter to NFL Owners: The Game Deserves Better
The author, a writer for The MMQB, says it’s time to replace or reassign Roger Goodell, and bring in an independent commissioner who represents the interests of everyone who contributes to football’s success
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A Season Slipping Away? A Team Slipping Away?
A Season Slipping Away? A Team Slipping Away?
Having suffered two ugly second-half collapses in the past two weeks, Jim Harbaugh‘s 49ers suddenly look like a team that lacks discipline and focus. Can they turn it around, and—more importantly—are they even Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers anymore?
By Greg A. Bedard
Going Long
Everything’s There But the Fire
Everything’s There But the Fire
He scrambles like Kaepernick, sheds tacklers like Roethlisberger and throws with preternatural precision. It all points to Oregon’s Marcus Mariota as the No. 1 pick next year and sure-fire NFL franchise QB. But does he play it too cool?
By Greg A. Bedard
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Everybody Hurts
Everybody Hurts
About a dozen star players went down in Week 2's rash of injuries. Was it just a bad day, or is the NFL looking at an injury epidemic?
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
The wrong personnel playing the wrong scheme affected both New England and Green Bay in season-opening losses. It’s a continuation of last season’s problems for both teams, though one has a better chance of fixing it
By Greg A. Bedard