Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

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UNBEARABLE
UNBEARABLE
Jay Cutler’s three touchdown passes lifted Chicago to victory over Minnesota, but they did little to make fans forget about what a miserable season it’s been. The Bears are now tied with the Vikings for last place in the NFC North, and the paying customers are screaming for a new face of the franchise
By Robert Klemko
Unplugged
‘The Reality Is I Am a Commodity’
‘The Reality Is I Am a Commodity’
Injured in his 12th season, Bears cornerback Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman knows his NFL days are numbered. The MMQB caught up with him to talk about longevity (he wants two more years), the best receiver he’s ever covered (the answer might surprise you) and why he recently stood on a chair and asked people for money
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How Philip Rivers Raised His Game
How Philip Rivers Raised His Game
He’s always had the talent and the stats, but under the new regime San Diego’s longtime quarterback has become a more complete player and stronger leader. At age 32 he’s lifted himself into MVP contention and has the Chargers looking like a Super Bowl team
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Nobody Is Laughing
Nobody Is Laughing
With a fourth straight loss coming in embarrassing fashion, the Jets are in disarray to the point that Rex Ryan could be out of a job. But the head coach is far from the reason Gang Green has fallen apart
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UPDATED: The Baffling Death of Rob Bironas
UPDATED: The Baffling Death of Rob Bironas
The former Tennessee Titans kicker wished his wife good night and slipped out of the house unnoticed before dying in a single-vehicle crash less than a mile from home. In between, two incidents of alleged road rage have left friends and family wondering what happened to the upbeat man they always knew
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The Lions’ New Breed
The Lions’ New Breed
With the new spread-heavy offenses of the NFL, defenses have begun to utilize a new kind of linebacker. Meet DeAndre Levy
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Due Process and Double Standards
Due Process and Double Standards
Why are the Vikings treating Adrian Peterson differently than they did Chris Cook, Caleb King, A.J. Jefferson and Erin Henderson? Because you’ve probably never heard of them
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And Then Sunday Happened …
And Then Sunday Happened …
A lack of offseason activity gave many the impression that the Panthers had regressed, but a road win over the Buccaneers has everyone wondering what’s possible when Cam Newton returns from injury
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
New Lions WR Golden Tate discusses Calvin Johnson, new coach Jim Caldwell and the reason he prefers Detroit to Seattle
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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Working with a new head coach and throwing to a rookie wideout, Philip Rivers completed nearly 70% of his throws while boosting touchdowns and limiting interceptions in 2013. A decade into his career, it was all a matter of timing
By Robert Klemko