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A Sleepy Football Sunday

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

Panic and Patience

Two Sundays into the 2015 season, the sky is falling for several 0-2 teams. Here’s why some (like Seattle) should take a deep breath while others (hello, New Orleans) need to blow it all up. Plus, five things nobody saw coming, the physicality of Julio Jones, weekly awards and much more

‘This Was a Pretty Big Deal’

Week 1 is nearly in the books; the brightest star might have been Marcus Mariota, who announced his arrival in a huge way against fellow rookie Jameis Winston. (Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt pumps the hype brakes a bit.) Plus notes on Rex Ryan, Tony Romo and more from a wild first Sunday

See Ya in Santa Clara

The Ravens and Packers came close last season, blowing late leads in their respective playoff losses. Here's why they'll finish the job and meet in Super Bowl 50. Plus more playoff predictions, a solution for the NFL's discipline woes and notes on the biggest news from cutdown weekend

Perception and Truth in Philly

Chip Kelly has taken some hits, in the media and from former players, this off-season. Now it’s the Eagles coach’s turn to communicate his thoughts. Plus, how badminton helped Sam Bradford, an ironman in Cleveland, the 2014 playoff team that’s better than everyone thinks and much more

The Other Side of Deflategate

Lost in the hot air surrounding last season’s AFC title game was the fact that the Colts were embarrassed, again, by the Patriots. What did Andrew Luck and company do to get better for 2015? Plus, what to expect when ‘Hard Knocks’ debuts, Aaron Rodgers’ future plans and remembering Frank Gifford

The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

The Viking Returns

On Sunday, all eyes were on Adrian Peterson. As the Vikings became the first NFL team to open training camp, Peterson talked to The MMQB about getting back on the field, what he learned during his suspension and why he thinks he’ll have rare longevity in the NFL. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson negotiations, the Junior Seau Hall of Fame speech controversy and Junior Galette’s release

Let’s Go Camping

Before training camps begin, we take a spin around the league and identify the person under the most pressure for every team and pick the 10 best storylines. Plus, a complete look at The MMQB camp tour, a HOF conversation and more

The Snake and the ’Skins

Ken Stabler’s passing reignites the debate about the Raiders quarterback’s Hall of Fame worthiness. Plus, why now is as good a time as any to change Washington’s nickname, initial thoughts on Aaron Kromer arrest and much more

Welcome to Europe Week

With football in America in the middle of summer vacation, The MMQB heads overseas for a week of stories on the growth of the game outside the country. We kick things off with a look back at the NFL’s previous international forays

The American Dream

Motivated by Shia LaBeouf's recent viral video, Nate Boyer explains what moved him to leave his comfort zone in the U.S. and how that propelled him to serve in the Army, walk on at Texas and try to make an NFL team as a 34-year-old rookie

‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’

In the wake of the killings in Charleston, Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell returns to his hometown and offers perspective on the tragedy. Plus, a peek inside Rob Gronkowski’s new book, the Steelers’ successful ‘bust’ and more

Unfinished Business

After a 9-1 start in 2014, the Cardinals limped to a weak finish after losing Carson Palmer to an ACL injury. Will the now healthy QB pick up where he left off? Plus, Mike Tannenbaum's second chance, inside HBO's new football show and more

Offseason Power Rankings

No better time than the first day of June to unleash a list of how the NFL teams stack up, 1 to 32, heading into the summer. Why I like the Chiefs and Vikings more than most, plus notes on a happy family weekend in Northern California

Memorial Day and Football

The NFL and veterans have been intertwined since World War II. Here's our own moment of remembrance, plus notes on Tom Brady's next steps, another lawsuit pitting ex-players against the league and much more from our guest columnist