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Ranking NFL Quarterbacks
NFL QB Rankings: 2015
From Aaron and Andrew to Wilson and Winston, here's how the starting quarterbacks for all 32 teams stack up heading into summer training camp
By Andy Benoit
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Trouble on the Line
Trouble on the Line
A season-ending injury for left tackle Ryan Clady isn’t a big deal; the Broncos’ offensive line was going to be shaky anyway. The real question is how new coach Gary Kubiak will meld his offense with Peyton Manning and a host of new faces
By Andy Benoit
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Final Impressions of XLIX
Final Impressions of XLIX
Breaking down the best performance of Tom Brady’s illustrious career, and giving the Patriots’ D credit for winning rather than blaming the Seahawks for losing
By Andy Benoit
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In Defense of Darrell Bevell
In Defense of Darrell Bevell
The Seahawks had the right look for the slant to work, but the interception that clinched Super Bowl 49 was more a function of their limited personnel. Plus, why it was Bill Belichick who made the biggest coaching gaffe, a peek at Tom Brady's note cards, and how the Pats took the option out of Seattle's read-option
By Andy Benoit
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Dealing With the Wheel
Dealing With the Wheel
The wheel route is one of Seattle's signature plays. And on Sunday, it will be one of the ways they can get their middling receivers open against a superior Patriots secondary
By Andy Benoit
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Why Seattle’s DBs Rule
Why Seattle’s DBs Rule
The Seahawks secondary might be the NFL's best unit. How'd it happen? Meet position coach Kris Richard, who's about to become the next hot coordinator
By Andy Benoit
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Containing Russell Wilson
Containing Russell Wilson
The key to winning the Super Bowl for the Patriots will depend on their ability to keep Seattle's QB under wraps. Here's how New England's defense could do it
By Andy Benoit
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How They Get Gronk Open
How They Get Gronk Open
'You have to stop Gronkowski.' It's easier said than done thanks to the Patriots' use of formations and route combos. Here's how Gronk keeps getting open
By Andy Benoit
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Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Our film-study guru breaks down the matchups, schemes, strengths, weaknesses and gambits from every conceivable angle. And the winner will be...
By Andy Benoit
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Why Rex Ryan Makes Sense in Buffalo
Why Rex Ryan Makes Sense in Buffalo
A refreshing face for the franchise, Ryan cements the Bills’ defensive strength while joining forces with Greg Roman, a brilliant offensive coordinator. The last time he had a young-but-flawed quarterback and a defense this good, he went to back-to-back AFC Championship Games
By Andy Benoit