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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

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

How the NFC North Title Will Be Won

The Lions’ secondary locked down the Packers’ receivers using a scheme called 2-man in their first meeting this season. An analytical look at the coverage that will largely determine the division winner in Sunday’s rematch

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit - Week 17

Andy breaks down all the Week 17 action, with analysis on why Russell Wilson is stealing quarterback critics’ hearts, what the Lions will do against the Packers, how the Bengals will defend the Steelers and which coaches deserve and don’t deserve to be fired

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

James Harrison is Back

How did the menacing defender go from being a retired linebacker to one of the most impactful Pittsburgh players this season? The answer, plus thoughts on the turkey day results, the Week 13 spotlight player and 10 things to watch Sunday