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Peyton’s Hot Starts, Cold Finishes

Forecasting more cold-weather problems for Peyton Manning. Plus, thoughts on Bill O’Brien’s starring role on Hard Knocks, the unsung hero in Chris Johnson’s return to the NFL and RG3’s confident comments

No. 31: Odell Beckham Jr.

Since ‘The Catch,’ Odell Beckham Jr. has been swept up in the whirlwind of instant celebrity. But even as a rookie, his contributions were far greater than that single play. Beckham is poised to become the dominant force the Giants need to get back to the playoffs, as well as one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL… if he can handle the spotlight

Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot

Andy Dalton Still Hasn’t Earned His Stripes

It’s hard to pin the Bengals’ wild-card loss on their quarterback, but Dalton did little to win the game as his postseason record dropped to 0-4. As fans grow even more restless, coaches and teammates are quick to his defense

Cincy’s Goal: ‘Exorcise the Elephant in the Room’

Andy Dalton and the Bengals have played on three straight wild-card weekends, and lost every time. Opportunity No. 4 comes Sunday. A Cincinnati coach talks about all the pressure. Plus, another spotlight player and 10 more things to watch

‘This is Not a Fluke’

The Browns are 6-3 for the first time since being reborn in 1999. After Thursday night’s thrashing of the Bengals, it might be time to consider that Cleveland is for real. Plus, the Week 10 player in the spotlight and 10 things to watch for Sunday

‘I Am Going to be Here for a Long Time’

Andy Dalton on his contract extension, the art of the quarterback sneak, searching for his first playoff win (and second and third), and the biggest difference now that Hue Jackson is the Bengals’ offensive coordinator

About to Make History

Peyton Manning needs three scores to break Brett Favre’s career touchdown record, but what does that mean in the context of today’s NFL? Plus, why the Bengals-Colts matchup is a big test for Andy Dalton

The Last to Lose

Three teams—the Eagles, Bengals and Cardinals—are 3-0. Which has the best chance of being the last to fall? We ran the numbers to find out

‘The NFL Needed This’

Those were the words of Russell Wilson, after Seattle edged Denver in a thrilling Super Bowl redux. An action-packed Sunday—which included surprise teams moving to 3-0—diverted focus on the league's off-field problems, if only for a day

Mega Watt’s Mega Deal

The Texans held all the cards but did the right thing in extending superstar defensive end J.J. Watt—and paying him like a franchise quarterback

Bengals Preview: New Staff, Same Stars

After three straight playoff appearances, the Bengals lost their offensive and defensive coordinators to head coaching jobs. But adjusting to a new staff is secondary to the development of their young players, specifically QB Andy Dalton

The QB Contract Mirage

Nine-figure deals make for splashy headlines, but they aren't actually reality. Recent extensions for Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick are prime examples of how teams have all the long-term leverage and players continue to cede control

Bengals Report: Ready to Take the Next Step

Now a big-money QB, Andy Dalton must finally deliver wins in the postseason. But simply getting there is no gimme in the tough AFC North

It's All on Andy ... and Hue

Andy Dalton got one monkey off his back—a contract—but he still has to get another: a playoff win. Enter Hue Jackson, Cincy's new offensive boss and the man charged with getting the QB to perform in January. Plus, reader email

Bengals to World: ‘Andy’s Our Guy’

The Bengals are showing faith in Andy Dalton, but they’ve got enough of an out if he doesn’t produce that the new contract makes some sense