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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?

No. 19: Sarah Thomas

This fall, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate an NFL regular season game. Amy Trask, the first female CEO in NFL history, looks back at her time in the league and projects what Thomas will face this season

Football’s Focus Group

The ultimate outsider—an Englishman who never played the game—abandoned a profitable business to run an NFL advanced stats website. In just a few years he’s gone from 80 page views a week to overseeing an international staff of 80 that’s helping to transform the league

All-Pro Showdown

Rodgers or Romo? Revis or Harris? Gostkowski or Vinatieri? Greg Bedard and Peter King debate their 2014 All-Pro ballots and awards picks

Week 17 Twitter Mailbag

Did the Niners blow it by letting Jim Harbaugh walk? Who should be the Raiders' next head coach? And does EJ Manuel still have a future in Buffalo? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

The Week 14 Mailbag

J.J. Watt is the NFL's best defensive player, but would the Texans be better if he played tight end? Plus questions on pre-snap movement, Le'Veon Bell's historic run and readers share their movie recommendations

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

The Week 6 Mailbag

The Bengals-Panthers tie is a good reminder of how the NFL's overtime rules should work. Plus, answering your questions about player fine discrepancies, J.J. Watt's potential for Canton and when—not if—the Steelers will fire Todd Haley

The Best Players So Far

With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball

Mega Watt’s Mega Deal

The Texans held all the cards but did the right thing in extending superstar defensive end J.J. Watt—and paying him like a franchise quarterback

There’s Life in Sun Life

Dennis Hickey, the Dolphins’ new GM, has the tools—and the cap room—to build a winner. Plus, how J.J. Watt plays into Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney decision

The Elite Will Rise

The playoffs seem like the height of unpredictability, but there's a pretty simple formula to figuring out who'll win this weekend—just look at the 'purple-chip' players

The Miseducation of Matthew Stafford

The quarterback and his coach, Jim Schwartz, have been the two primary targets of blame for Detroit's struggles. Schwartz's future with the Lions may be nonexistent, but it's not too late for Stafford—but only if he learns some key lessons

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