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Ride Along With Derek Carr

A morning commute—in a truck, not a car—to the Raiders facility reveals much about the Oakland quarterback on the eve of his biggest NFL test yet. Plus reader mail, including a possible offseason trade for the Bears

The Raiders’ Rough Road

The NFL’s schedule-makers did Oakland no favors with a difficult stretch to end the season, but Jack Del Rio is embracing the challenge. Plus mail on Kaepernick, Kubiak and a new idea on how to make overtime better

Dallas Draft: Looking Back

The back story of how the Cowboys nailed two picks in the spring, with conviction on Ezekiel Elliott and, uh, backing into Dak Prescott. Plus answering reader mail on Mike Tomlin, Luke Kuechly and much more

Tony Romo Was The Man

In officially stepping aside as the Cowboys starting quarterback, the star replaced by Dak Prescott showed why he’s been beloved in Dallas for a decade. Plus reader mail on the election, overlooked teams and more

The Week 7 Mailbag

A quick scan through what’s happening in the NFL right now, including the problem of too many penalty flags slowing down the game. Plus reader questions on Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick, Matt Stafford and much more

Why Sam Bradford is MVP

Hard to get any more valuable than what the undefeated Vikings have received at the quarterback position. Here’s an early look at the award race, with four more surprising candidates, plus a reader mailbag 

J.J. Watt Injury: The Texans Got 99 Problems

Another back issue for Houston’s defensive superstar has many NFL observers wondering: Will J.J. Watt ever be the same player again? Plus an extended look at best NFL coaches of all time and readers weigh in

The Pride of Pennsylvania

A matchup of unbeaten teams, and two similarly physical passers, headlines the Week 3 slate. Here are four reasons why Steelers-Eagles will be compelling theater on Sunday in Philadelphia. Plus reader email

Training Camp Conclusions

After a month on the road seeing so much of the NFL, here are a handful of takeaways, including the team that impressed the most. Plus reader mail on Josh Brown, Jerry Jones and San Diego’s stadium reality

Can Goodell Save His Job?

The NFL, which celebrates everything, has nothing planned publicly for the 10-year work anniversary for Roger Goodell. Here are four job-saving ideas for the commish, while readers state their case for his removal

Dr. Z Week: Readers Respond

The return of Paul Zimmerman, including excerpts from his unpublished memoirs and best-of selections from his long tenure at SI, elicited a powerful response from The MMQB family and around the football world
 

Punting on Politics

Donald Trump has publicly courted Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger for endorsements to validate his tough-guy persona, but athletes are being advised to steer clear of the political arena with these two candidates

On Madden and Mail

The Madden NFL 17 video game comes out this summer, and the EA executive producer shares some of the new features and changes. Plus mailbag topics include Patriot play-calling and a debate of John vs. Von

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