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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

Little Things, Big Dividends

Attention to detail was the catalyst in the Seahawks' season-opening, 36-16 dismantling of the Packers. Here's a look at how the defending champs did it, plus what to watch in Week 1 including the matchup no one's talking about

Sweat the Small Stuff

Aaron Rodgers is one of the most accurate and efficient quarterbacks in NFL history. His coach says he arrived at camp in 'the best shape I've ever seen.' What's the Green Bay star's offseason secret? Revealing that, plus reader mail

Bucs Report: New Faces, Quiet Optimism

Lovie Smith won't vocalize it, but Tampa Bay's new head coach believes his team—which features Josh McCown at quarterback, a tall group of receivers and a hungry defense—will have a say in the NFC South race

Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It

Forget about rebuilding or taking it slow. Tampa Bay's new general manager Jason Licht says his team is ready to win now. Can coach Lovie Smith, QB Josh McCown and company really compete for an NFC South division title in 2014?

Questioning the Practice

The 2011 CBA was negotiated to reduce mileage on players in the offseason. Coaches hate it, players want access to the facilities, but the time away may make teams better ... plus, a ChuckStrong update and Greg Hardy’s legal woes

Chicago Bears: Blown Out, But Not Blown Away

Losing by six touchdowns in a game where a playoff spot could have been clinched? No big deal, say the Bears, who quickly turned the page on a 54-11 loss in Philly to focus on a do-or-die Week 17 showdown against the Packers

Flagged as Contenders

A game up on the Bears and Packers, the Lions control their own destiny in the NFC North. It will all come down to their defensive line, and keeping their emotions in check ... plus, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick in the pocket, a preseason pick that wasn't horrendous, the A.J. Green-Joe Haden rematch and words I never expected to hear going into Week 11

So Happy Together

The Saints' offense is getting overlooked in the team's 2013 revival, as most focus on Rob Ryan and the defense. But the reunited pairing leading a revitalized attack, the symbiotic coach and quarterback, are having just as much of an impact

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