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Touring Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ new home
Touring Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ new home
Take a behind-the-scenes look before San Francisco hosts the Bears in the stadium’s first regular-season game on Sunday
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Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
The wrong personnel playing the wrong scheme affected both New England and Green Bay in season-opening losses. It’s a continuation of last season’s problems for both teams, though one has a better chance of fixing it
By Greg A. Bedard
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Goodell Under Siege
Goodell Under Siege
The cries for Roger Goodell's resignation are reverberating across the football world after the AP reported the league office had indeed received the second Ray Rice video. At least one owner isn't sure the NFL commish will survive the saga
By Peter King
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It’s Step 1—Again—for the NFL on Domestic Violence
It’s Step 1—Again—for the NFL on Domestic Violence
An expert who helped Roger Goodell craft the league’s new policy says Ray Rice was a big step back, Ray McDonald should not be playing, and the NFL’s leaders need to speak out, loudly, strongly and immediately
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And Then Sunday Happened …
And Then Sunday Happened …
A lack of offseason activity gave many the impression that the Panthers had regressed, but a road win over the Buccaneers has everyone wondering what’s possible when Cam Newton returns from injury
By Robert Klemko
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On Reporting Ray Rice
On Reporting Ray Rice
By Peter King
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Real Good, Real Fast
Real Good, Real Fast
His speed is the first thing that catches your eye. But his savvy, the kind rarely seen in 20-year-old rookies, is what will make New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks a special player
By Greg A. Bedard
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The MMQB’s 2014 Predictions Extravaganza
The MMQB’s 2014 Predictions Extravaganza
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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Working with a new head coach and throwing to a rookie wideout, Philip Rivers completed nearly 70% of his throws while boosting touchdowns and limiting interceptions in 2013. A decade into his career, it was all a matter of timing
By Robert Klemko
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Belichick Sells High
Belichick Sells High
Five years ago, Bill Belichick and the Patriots traded star DT Richard Seymour eight days before the start of the season. History repeated itself on Tuesday when the Pats sent stalwart guard Logan Mankins packing
By Greg A. Bedard