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Saints Preview: Beating the ‘Blueprint’
Saints Preview: Beating the ‘Blueprint’
Some feel the Seahawks found the blueprint for shutting down the Saints' prolific offense. But Sean Payton's play designs, plus Drew Brees' talent and an improving defense, will have New Orleans back in the Super Bowl hunt
By Andy Benoit
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Colts Preview: Super Bowl Contenders, as Luck Would Have It
Colts Preview: Super Bowl Contenders, as Luck Would Have It
Because of Andrew Luck, the Colts have gotten very good very fast. With their superstar quarterback ready to take even more ownership of this offense, Indy is ready to step into the Super Bowl conversation
By Andy Benoit
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Chargers Preview: Back for More, Better than Before
Chargers Preview: Back for More, Better than Before
Philip Rivers experienced a mid-career resurgence under new coach Mike McCoy and led San Diego to the playoffs last season. With flexible personnel on offense and an adaptive defense, this team is primed for another postseason
By Andy Benoit
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Bengals Preview: New Staff, Same Stars
Bengals Preview: New Staff, Same Stars
After three straight playoff appearances, the Bengals lost their offensive and defensive coordinators to head coaching jobs. But adjusting to a new staff is secondary to the development of their young players, specifically QB Andy Dalton
By Andy Benoit
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Chiefs Preview: Can K.C. Surprise Again?
Chiefs Preview: Can K.C. Surprise Again?
A startling start to 2013 reverted back to reality over the final two months. This year, Andy Reid and company aim to have a more steady performance
By Andy Benoit
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Eagles Preview: Gonna Fly Now… Again
Eagles Preview: Gonna Fly Now… Again
You might think that NFL defenses are ready for Chip Kelly's system this time around. You'd be wrong
By Andy Benoit
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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