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Here’s What is Left to Make Las Vegas Raiders a Reality

Sin City wants the Raiders. Mark Davis needs a home. And Chargers owner Dean Spanos predicts it all will happen. Detailing the relocation hurdles still to clear, plus five names to watch this weekend, why Detroit is playing better and how the NFL should address its rapidly declining quality of play

Can Kaepernick Play? We’re About to Find Out

Nobody (including 49ers coaches) knows just what to expect from Colin Kaepernick when he reclaims his starting job on Sunday. Plus, why Marc Trestman is out in Baltimore, why Anthony Lynn is working in Buffalo, the struggles of Tannehill and Osweiler, and a college safety who’s evoking the name ‘Ed Reed’

Kyle Shanahan and the Evolution of a Young Coach

The coaching carousel is starting to rotate early this season, and one man expected to get some looks explains why his offense is having success. A look at other potential candidates, plus notes on the NFL’s declining TV viewership, Odell Beckham’s maturity and Tom Brady’s vengeful return

International Series is Here, But China Still a World Away

Inside the logistical problems and other factors delaying the NFL’s growth into an untapped market of 1.3 billion people. Plus the ongoing running back rebirth, Russell Wilson’s big secret, Gus Bradley’s job status and the NFL assistants who major colleges could soon target as head coaches

Don’t Reach for the Panic Button in Washington

Jay Gruden defends Kirk Cousins after the Redskins’ 0-2 start: “There’s no reason to go crazy and say the quarterback’s no good.” Plus a look at the Vikings, Bills, Steelers and more going into Week 3

The Truth About Young QBs

Week 1 competency is great for new players, but it’s hardly a predictor of success. Checking in with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, plus more on the Bengals, Adam Gase and what game day is like for an NFL agent

Is This Cam’s Kryptonite?

The Panthers have won 22 of their last 24 games. Both their defeats came against defenses orchestrated by Dan Quinn. The Atlanta coach shares some of the insights on how his Falcons conquered Cam Newton and Carolina in the Panthers’ lone loss this season

The Puncher’s Chance

Bradley Roby delivered the big blow against the Steelers and now the Broncos corner will play a key role in the AFC title game against the Pats. Plus a look at the NFC championship and five things to watch on Sunday

Chip Kelly, Take Two

The 49ers’ bold move to hire Chip Kelly leads to questions about how much the ex-Eagles coach learned in his first NFL job. Plus a look at divisional-round games, including one with two teams that are mirror images

The Cold Truth

The Seahawks throttled the Vikings by 31 last month but aren’t huge favorites in Sunday’s playoff rematch. Here's a look at how Minnesota could pull off the upset. Plus six surprise players and a wild-card preview

Vikings Quest: Win on Sunday and Shake Up the NFC North

Minnesota hasn’t won the division title nor has it beaten the Packers in Green Bay since 2009. But that can all change in prime time ... plus, Madonna’s influence on the NFL, two unexpected stats and 10 things to watch this weekend

The Battle of the Thirties

Pittsburgh’s offense has topped 30 five straight weeks. Denver’s defense has not allowed it all season. Assessing the classic irresistible force vs. immovable object battle, plus more in a playoff impactful Week 15 slate

Who is Allen Robinson?

The second-year wideout is the first Jag to have a 1,000-yard season in 10 years, one of the NFL’s hottest young stars and a sign of the offensive success to come in Jacksonville. Plus a look at what to watch in Week 14

Of Chief Concern? Not Much

After a 1-5 start, K.C. has won five straight with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how a resurgent defense and unsung offense are paving the way to a wild-card berth. Plus, the Pack’s miracle finish and 10 things to watch

The Pupil is Prospering

Ten games into his first season, Jameis Winston has nearly eliminated turnovers and led Tampa to a 5-5 mark. Unsurprised by the QB’s success: Jimbo Fisher. Plus Thanksgiving analysis and 10 things to watch Sunday 

Role Reversal

Green Bay's won four straight NFC North titles, but the current division leader—Minnesota—is in position to end the reign. Setting up the Pack-Vikes showdown plus the Week 11 spotlight player and 10 things to watch

Remembering a Classic: The Day the Giants Played to Win

With the Patriots set to visit the Giants for the first time in eight years, we revisit the 2007 meeting with the help of key players in the memorable battle. Plus Rex Ryan’s winning return and 10 things to watch in Week 10

Here Comes Jameis

Tampa Bay is on a bit of a roll, thanks to its rookie quarterback limiting his turnovers, being patient as a passer and ... throwing blocks like a fullback? Plus, Week 9’s spotlight player and 10 things to watch Sunday

Manning vs. Rodgers: A Matchup for the Ages?

The Broncos and Packers are both perfect entering Sunday's matchup, but their quarterbacks are performing at opposite ends of the spectrum. Can Denver's defense boost its offense again? Plus, a Week 8 rundown

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