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Lions and Life After Suh

A year ago the Lions rode Matthew Stafford’s late-game heroics and a dominating defense to the playoffs. Stafford and a potentially high-powered offense return, but Detroit’s defense is in deep trouble after losing the one man who made them go against the run and the pass

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

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

Give DeAndre Levy His Due Respect. And That Beard, Too

Entering his seventh season, the Lions linebacker is on his third NFL contract and flirting with greatness. But he’s already an Instagram star—a must follow who’s well on his way to being a gluttonous vagabond

Can the D Stay Strong in Detroit?

The tough task for the Lions is to remain stout on defense despite wholesale losses on that side of the ball

Starting Over? Ngata Prob

Haloti Ngata became an NFL star and Super Bowl champion during his nine years with the Ravens. Now the 31-year-old defensive tackle is in Detroit, where he’s adapting to new teammates, a new defense and new techniques

On Trades, Retirement and the Winston-Goodell Chat

Jimmy Graham’s a Seahawk, Sam Bradford’s an Eagle, and NFL fans are dizzy. The opening of the 2015 league year brought a frenzy of headlines—including likely No. 1 pick Jameis Winston’s surprise meeting with the NFL commissioner

Photo Reflections: Barry Sanders

The legendary running back looks back on famous Sports Illustrated photos, from Oklahoma State, to the Detroit Lions, to his Hall of Fame induction

Wild-Card Twitter Mailbag

What to make of the Cowboys-Lions officiating? Are Harbaugh and Flacco now among the elite coach-QB combos? And will the Panthers keep it close on Sunday? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

The Wild-Card Mailbag

The Detroit-Dallas game shined a spotlight on a penalty loophole the NFL needs to close. Plus answering reader questions about how playoff refs get assigned, the reality of postseason expansion and whether Tony Romo got too much credit

NFL Drama Unfolds in Dallas (and Los Angeles)

Tony Romo and the Cowboys shook off six years of playoff futility in a thrilling win over the Lions, setting the stage for a big divisional weekend. Plus, game-changing news about the NFL returning to L.A.

This Play Didn't Decide The Game

Lions fans, it's time to accept the truth: The non-call was probably correct. And even if it wasn't, Detroit didn't do enough to beat the Cowboys anyway

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

The Week 17 Mailbag

Don't be surprised if Ndamukong Suh's one-game suspension is overturned by the NFL appeals officer. Plus, answering reader questions about the MVP race, quarterbacks forcing draft-day trades and Jim Harbaugh's behavior in 2014