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What It Takes To Build a Super Bowl Contender

Brandon Browner explains what made his Seahawks and Patriots teams so special, and George Iloka dissects what’s kept the Bengals from winning in the playoffs (don’t blame Andy Dalton). Plus, the reaction to Jordy Nelson’s lost season and training camp observations

Steve Smith Sr.’s Last Lecture

He’ll retire from the NFL after this, his 15th season. The star receiver looks back on lessons learned, the legacy he’ll leave behind, and why he doesn’t fear what’s next

The Punch and the Fallout

‘You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face.’ Those were the words of Jets coach Todd Bowles after a backup linebacker cold-cocked Geno Smith in the locker room, knocking out the QB for up to 10 weeks. Examining the repercussions of the surreal incident, plus reader mail

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 Looming Standoff: Russell Wilson vs. Seattle

Doubts are starting to grow about the QB’s long-term future with the Seahawks. Here are three reasons I think contract talks may be in trouble. Plus, examining the Niner exodus, a Father’s Day preview and commencement speech snippets

Yahoo Lands NFL’s First Internet-Only Broadcast

Here are the details on how the Jaguars-Bills game in London on Oct. 25 will be available—for free—to millions of Internet users. Plus, thoughts on Cam Newton’s new extension, power rankings feedback and reaction to my daughter’s wedding

What About Frank Clark?

Answering your Twitter questions regarding the Seahawks’ controversial pick, the Panthers getting no love, the Deflategate endgame and more

Hardy’s New Bench Trial

Greg Hardy was convicted and then cleared of domestic-abuse charges by the North Carolina judicial system. A look at why the NFL’s new disciplinary process still suspended him for 10 games ... plus, answering your questions about the 2015 schedule, Jim Harbaugh and Aaron Hernandez

The Peterson Fallout

The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy

The Hardy Conundrum

His court case ultimately dismissed, Greg Hardy must now face NFL justice for a domestic violence conviction that the North Carolina legal system overturned. How will he be punished? And who’s making that decision?

The Man Amongst Men

Fresh off earning the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis challenges his fellow players to make a difference

A Football Sunday With Richard Sherman

After a big divisional-round win on Saturday—and a random drug test the next morning—the All-Pro cornerback settled himself on the couch and began scouting the Seahawks’ next opponent. A day at Sherman’s lair reveals why, win or lose, he may ask Aaron Rodgers to swap jerseys after the NFC Championship Game

Replaying a Classic

A heartbreaking reversal of fortune ends the Cowboys’ dream season, Peyton goes out with a whimper (for the last time?), and the Patriots borrow a trick from Nick Saban to win a wild one. (Seattle? They just keep beating people up.) Plus, the coaching carousel and everything else from a dizzying NFL weekend

Carolina vs. Goliath

The divisional round has not been kind to No. 1 seeds of late. Can the Panthers pull off the impossible and defeat the defending champion Seahawks in Seattle? Plus, a pair of players in the spotlight and 10 things to watch for this weekend

Breaking Down the NFL's Elite Eight

An in-depth look at both sides of the ball for this weekend's four divisional-round playoff games

Four More Playoff Battles

Previewing the weekend's divisional-round playoff games