Deep Dive

Deep Dive
The Real Stars in Dallas
The Real Stars in Dallas
Credit the Cowboys’ coaching staff for getting the most out of their roster and turning the team into the season’s biggest surprise. But will it last? Plus, dissecting a smart play by the Eagles and 10 more notes off film study
By Andy Benoit
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2014 Midseason All-Pro
2014 Midseason All-Pro
With two months down and two more to go, here are the obvious (J.J. Watt, Peyton Manning) and surprise (Golden Tate, Jerry Hughes) stars of the first half
By Andy Benoit
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Better Than Dallas
Better Than Dallas
The Cowboys are off to a great start, but they're not as deep as the Packers, who have reeled off four straight wins by dominating in different ways. Plus, a smart look at something the Jets are actually doing right and more film-study notes
By Andy Benoit
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Who Would You Rather Face?
Who Would You Rather Face?
A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for
By Andy Benoit
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Tight Spot
Tight Spot
Defense is the reason the Bills can grab sole possession of the AFC East lead on Sunday. But the Patriots’ offense presents a unique problem for Brandon Spikes and company. Plus, inside the Cowboys’ play-action set and 10 film-study notes
By Andy Benoit
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What’s Wrong With Pats? Plenty, But It Can Be Fixed
What’s Wrong With Pats? Plenty, But It Can Be Fixed
Ease up with the calls for Tom Brady’s job, and take your hand off the panic button. Bill Belichick can correct the problems on offense with some schematic changes. Plus, examining two undefeated defenses and 10 film-study notes
By Andy Benoit
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The NFL’s M*A*S*H Units
The NFL’s M*A*S*H Units
The league seems to be in the throes of an injury epidemic. Here’s how each team has been affected, ranked in order of who has been hit the hardest
By Andy Benoit
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Will Different Broncos Lead to Different Result?
Will Different Broncos Lead to Different Result?
It's no secret: Denver was thoroughly embarrassed in a 43-8 loss to Seattle in Super Bowl 48. After an offseason of retooling the roster, the Broncos will see if they measure up in a Week 3 rematch. Plus more notes from Week 2 film study
By Andy Benoit
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The Revolution Will be Impossible to Defend
The Revolution Will be Impossible to Defend
A healthy Percy Harvin makes the Seahawks’ offense virtually unstoppable ... plus, takeaways from Week 1 film study and what to watch for this weekend
By Andy Benoit
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Seahawks Preview: Advantage to the Champs
Seahawks Preview: Advantage to the Champs
Seattle returns the best defense in football and adds an explosive offensive piece to its Super Bowl-winning roster. There’s nothing to suggest the Seahawks won’t be lifting the Lombardi again come Februrary
By Andy Benoit