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The Best and Worst O-Lines

Thursday Night Football will showcase polar opposites when it comes to offensive line play. Here’s what makes the Cowboys so dominant and what has undermined the Vikings’ season

The Next J.J. Watt?

You probably still think of Joey Bosa as the rookie who held out all summer, but the Chargers pass rusher will soon be a household name

Midseason Awards

Andy Benoit’s film study reveals the best players at each position

Derek Carr Isn’t As Good As You Think

The Raiders are 6-2 and their quarterback has thrown 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Some people are even throwing his name around in MVP conversations. But the film tells a different story

The NFL’s Seven Biggest Surprises

The question our film-study guru hears most often over the course of a season: What’s been the biggest surprise so far? Here are seven worth examining as we enter Week 7

Cowboys vs. Packers: Clash of the Big Men

Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have thrived behind the league’s best offensive line, but we’ll see its near equal in Green Bay—which has masked the Packers’ continued offensive shortcomings

Matty Ice Is On Fire

The Falcons’ offense has been unstoppable, and Matt Ryan is poised to get even better in a scheme that wasn’t thought to be a good fit

You Want the Truth?

With nemesis Odell Beckham Jr. up next, Josh Norman continues to catch flak for not shadowing No. 1 receivers. For starters, he’s not the coach—and 10 other truths to consider before forming an opinion

All Twisted Up

Andrew Luck pulled out a win against the Broncos last year, but he took a pounding in the process and missed the rest of the season. Here’s how Denver will keep attacking him

The 32 Pivotal Players for the 2016 Season

For each team, the season will hinge on one guy’s success more than any other. These are the players—some big stars, some new faces, some underappreciated contributors—whose performance will make or break their club

The Most Evolved QB

Ben Roethlisberger is the only player of his era to dominate as both a sandlot-style playmaker and a cerebral field general

Big Shoes to Fill

With training camps a month away, a number of teams are staring down roster problems that opened up this offseason. The 12 most problematic roster holes that opened this offseason, and how each team plans to address them

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