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A Dream Interrupts a Nightmare

Slipping in the draft was the least of Grady Jarrett’s problems; while he waited to hear his name called on Friday night, he watched his childhood home burn down. But less than 24 hours later, he and his father shared one unforgettable moment as he stepped into the NFL

What Will the Falcons Be?

New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has roots all over the football landscape, so identifying what kind of team to expect is not as simple as saying the Falcons will be Seahawks South. Plus thoughts on the draft, including one QB to watch

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

T-Minus 35 Days: Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher

First-year head coach Dan Quinn is hoping to make the Atlanta Falcons into Seattle East. The first step will be finding the right pass-rusher at the top of this draft. Plus, mocking the top 10 picks based on what teams should do

Atlanta's New Attitude

New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn describes what it was like going from losing the Super Bowl to his dream job in a 24-hour span, explains his coaching style and details what kind of player Atlanta will target with the No. 8 pick in the draft

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season

MMQB Extra: Rex Ryan's Next Coaching Job

Rex Ryan has coached his last game with the Jets, but not in the NFL. Here are the two teams that would be a perfect fit for Ryan and his creative defensive schemes

Settling the NFC South

Looking for drama? The most crucial Week 17 game pits two six-win teams against each other with a playoff spot—and postseason home game—on the line

Game 256: Inside the NFL’s Week 17 Decision

The NFL had three choices of games to conclude the 2014 regular season—Detroit-Green Bay, Carolina-Atlanta and Cincinnati-Pittsburgh. Here’s the explanation for why more than just football went into the final selection

Week 15 Twitter Mailbag

Which 49ers stars could follow Jim Harbaugh out the door? Will there be a new coach and GM in Atlanta? And how long will the Browns stick with Johnny Manziel? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

Staring Down a Disaster

How bad is the NFC South? How broken is the playoff format? In one scenario, the NFL could have its first division champ with 10 or more losses and its first 12-win team miss the postseason. It’s time for common sense to trump tradition

Trending South

The NFL hasn't seen a team with a losing record in the playoffs since 2010. The eventual winner of the NFC South—currently led by the four-win Falcons—could be next, which begs the question: is it the worst division in recent NFL history?

The Week 8 Mailbag

The MMQB's 2014 Midseason Report is on its way this week. Plus, answering your questions about the J.J. Watt-Zach Mettenberger flap, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning debate and whether Mike Smith's to blame for the Falcons' woes

Football for Breakfast

The Falcons-Lions game in London on Sunday will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern and be nationally televised by FOX. The NFL is curious: How many people will watch? Plus, the Week 8 spotlight player and 10 things to watch for on Sunday