Game Plan

Game Plan
A Combine Reality Check
A Combine Reality Check
Think you’re seeing all the best prospects in Indy this week? Think again. Plenty of college players who’ll be productive pros—and possibly stars—don’t even get invited. Just ask Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith
By Peter King
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‘A Unique Day And Night’
'A Unique Day And Night'
Peyton Manning knows what's on the line. So does Seattle's defense. Something's gotta give in Super Bowl XLVIII. Peter King makes his pick
By Peter King
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Pot Roast Will Be Served
Pot Roast Will Be Served
His name is Terrance Knighton. If you don't know him yet, you may be very familiar with him a week from Monday. Knighton is going to be a big part—both literally and figuratively—in stopping Marshawn Lynch and making things difficult on the Seahawks offense
By Peter King
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Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Over the top? Maybe, but there’s no denying umpire Bill Schuster will have his hands full when the Seahawks and 49ers meet for the NFC title game. How will he and the rest of the officiating crew handle the chippiness between enemies?
By Peter King
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Here Comes Trouble
Here Comes Trouble
The Seahawks waited, and waited, and waited. And then they almost gave up. But finally, this weekend, all that waiting will pay off as Percy Harvin takes the field against the Saints. And now that the waiting is over, there's no holding back
By Peter King
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Wild-Card Winners
Wild-Card Winners
Picking the four teams that will prevail on this first weekend of playoff football, and how they will get it done. Plus 10 more things to watch, including the Chris Kluwe fallout and how the coaching carousel and draft are shaping up
By Peter King
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Here Comes Kyle
Here Comes Kyle
For the third straight season, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a Week 17 playoff game. The bad news? They are 0-2 so far. The really bad news? Tony Romo is out, and Kyle Orton is starting. Can the backup do the unthinkable?
By Peter King
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The Saints’ Deadly Déjà Vu
The Saints’ Deadly Déjà Vu
New Orleans was routed last week at the hands of a physical Rams defense. Now they have to face a very similar, hard-hitting team in the Panthers. On the road. Oh yeah, and the division is on the line. Can Carolina complete its amazing NFC South surge?
By Peter King
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Are the Broncos Busted?
Are the Broncos Busted?
Denver's surprising loss to San Diego took the Broncos out of the driver's seat for the AFC’s No. 1 seed. More worrisome, however, was how poorly Peyton Manning and company played at a time when they should be hitting their stride
By Peter King
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What Can This Brown Do? A Lot
What Can This Brown Do? A Lot
Cleveland may turn to its fourth different starting quarterback of 2013 this weekend, but no matter to Josh Gordon: the rapidly ascending and record-setting receiver has shown an ability to put up yards and create big plays no matter who's throwing him the ball
By Peter King