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The Unlikely QBs of the Likely AFC Playoffs

The conventional wisdom is that you need a superstar quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yet, looking at the likely AFC playoff bracket, it’s Tom Brady and five pedestrian signal-callers. Here’s how each one gets it done

On Bill O’Brien and Those Overachieving Texans

No coaching staff got more out of less last year than that Texans. But with Arian Foster out and still no clear answer at quarterback, is a great scheme plus J.J. Watt enough to earn a Wild-Card spot?

Week 14 Twitter Mailbag

Are the Eagles headed for a quarterback controversy? What's wrong with the Saints? And what's the real reason Johnny Manziel wasn't the Browns' starter last week? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

Are Penalty Flags Ruining Football?

Are there really more penalty flags this year, and is it affecting the way the game is played? That, plus some theories behind the increase in injuries and Week 14 notes on a Packers unsung hero and J.J. Watt's MVP campaign

Why the Browns Should Start Johnny Manziel

Mike Pettine faces a difficult decision at quarterback for the final four games. But his choice will have impact beyond just the 2014 season, which is why Cleveland needs to sit Brian Hoyer and see exactly what it has in its lightning-rod rookie QB

Week 12 Twitter Mailbag

Does RG3 have a future in Washington (or anywhere else)? Is Tony Romo the NFL's MVP? And is Johnny Manziel still the future in Cleveland? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

What Is Hoyer Worth?

The “Wet Blanket of Reason” assesses one of his favorite quarterbacks and breaks down an X's and O's question with some help from former NFL QB Sage Rosenfels. Plus, five thoughts going into Week 12

‘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

Week 6 Twitter Mailbag

On the long-term futures of Brian Hoyer and Robert Griffin III, what’s ailing the Seahawks, DeMarco Murray’s workload in Dallas and more

Is This Real, Cleveland?

The Browns beat up the Steelers, and the best might still be to come for Mike Pettine's bunch. Plus, the story behind Aaron Rodgers' fake spike, DeMarco Murray as Emmitt Smith, J.J. Watt's MVP chances and the rest of Week 6

Should We Still Like Football?

Sunday’s games were a welcome respite for a league that experienced the ugliest week in its 95-year history. But could football push aside the feelings of those questioning their love of the sport? An exciting Week 2 did its best to try

Browns QB? Flip a Coin

Neither Brian Hoyer nor Johnny Manziel emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback after disappointing performances on Monday night. But does it really matter who coach Mike Pettine picks? The answer, plus more reader mail

Browns Preview: It All Rides on the Defense

With uncertainty at quarterback—hello, Johnny!—and next to nothing at wide receiver, Cleveland's 2014 hopes rest entirely on its defense. Can new coach Mike Pettine get his guys up to speed quickly?

The Redemption of Rivers

Left for dead, the career of Philip Rivers has new life, as the Chargers' quarterback is on pace for a career-best year. So what's changed? Plus, more of what I'll be watching in Week 5

Pass at Your Own Peril

Taking to the air has become the way of the NFL, but when do we reach the point where teams are passing too much, for the worse? We may already be there

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