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The Week 11 Mailbag

Let's take a spin around the NFL's latest news, including thoughts on Johnny Manziel's starting appointment, Aldon Smith's suspension and an ugly trade. Plus mailbag questions on the Giants, Packers and Seahawks

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

It’s Good to be Big Gary

A football ambassador, a companion of WWE Divas, a part-time film critic, and an afterthought for his first seven NFL seasons, Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has emerged as the 2015 season’s most unlikely breakout star

Jim Brown’s Legacy

Tim Layden and Peter King discuss Layden’s longform piece on Brown’s place in NFL history and his significance to today’s game

Why Jim Brown Matters

To his football heirs—from Barry Sanders to Adrian Peterson—he’s the one player by which their own greatness is measured. To those who played with and against the Cleveland Browns legend, his prowess, intensity and intellect remain awe-inspiring. Fifty years after walking away from the game at his peak, he still towers over the NFL. Yes, he was just that good

The Controversy Quarterback

After watching him outduel heavily hyped Marcus Mariota on Sunday, Cleveland will surely be clamoring for Johnny Manziel to keep the starting job. But this one win doesn’t change the fact that Manziel is always going to be a flawed NFL quarterback

If You Believe Every Year…

It has been more than 50 years since the Browns won the city’s last title, and more than 20 since the team has been even close to Super Bowl contention. And yet, through decades of heartbreaking losses, Cleveland’s love for the Browns never wavers

Puppies at Training Camp!

Browns camp turned into a real Dawg Pound as the Northeast Ohio SPCA set up an adoption tent. The MMQB couldn’t resist reporting on the move—because puppies are the greatest

Perception and Truth in Philly

Chip Kelly has taken some hits, in the media and from former players, this off-season. Now it’s the Eagles coach’s turn to communicate his thoughts. Plus, how badminton helped Sam Bradford, an ironman in Cleveland, the 2014 playoff team that’s better than everyone thinks and much more

Talent Still King in NFL

The Bills' signing of IK Enemkpali, and some team's eventual signing of Aldon Smith, go to show that ability always wins out. Plus, which QB stat needs to change pronto and why Vince Wilfork shouldn't quit his day job

Cleveland Starts With 'D'

With an offense lacking in playmakers and overall identity, the Browns' best chance to build on their surprising 7-9 record in '14 is by taking their defense up a notch. Mammoth rookie nose tackle Danny Shelton will help