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Let Brady Deflate the Ball

For the past nine years, NFL quarterbacks have been allowed to doctor game balls in all sorts of ways. So why does air pressure have to be regulated? Plus, notes on LeSean McCoy‘s Chip Kelly comment, draft grades, a relatively surprising cut and more

On Film Study, Texting Coaches and Seattle’s MVP

For an inveterate tape-watcher, the complexity and beauty of pro football are on display in the All-22 film, but neither it nor an intimate insider can definitively name which Seahawk is most valuable. Plus notes on Jameis Winston, Tim Tebow, RG3 and more

The Eagles Have Answers

Philly has had a dramatic offseason, and owner Jeffrey Lurie finally revealed the motivating factors behind the change. Plus answers to reader questions about the Roger Goodell Q&A, the Bednarik-Borland irony and the Dez Bryant catch

‘It's Overdue to See Teams Working This Way’

Former Browns and Eagles president Joe Banner assesses the flurry of roster-overhauling moves made by Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, points out the importance of Kelly's sports science work and addresses his own NFL future

The Free Agency Bargains

Injuries, coaching changes, stuck behind stars—there are many reasons players will get overlooked when the market opens next week. Here are 12 with upside at a low cost. Plus good landing spots for cut vets Vince Wilfork and Andre Johnson

The Trade That Rocked (or Will Rock) the NFL

LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso?! The Eagles and Bills reportedly are poised to pull off a stunning deal that shows how serious Rex Ryan is about winning now in Buffalo and how little Chip Kelly values the RB position in Philly. Plus, reader mail

The Fast vs. The Furious

The Eagles are playing at warp speed and putting up points just as quickly. The Seahawks defense officially is back to 2013 form. Something has to give Sunday in Philadelphia. Plus, the Week 14 spotlight player and 10 things to keep eye on

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

Eagles Report: The Genius of Chip Kelly

It's not always sunny in Philadelphia, particularly as training camp opened. But the weather couldn't slow down the efficiency of Chip Kelly and the Eagles

The Sweetness is Souring

The NFL still has star running backs, but how the position is being staffed and compensated is rapidly shifting underfoot. Forget finding the next Walter Payton or chasing Eric Dickerson's rushing record of 2,105 yards. Are we in danger of losing the 1,500-yard season?

The Saints’ Deadly Déjà Vu

New Orleans was routed last week at the hands of a physical Rams defense. Now they have to face a very similar, hard-hitting team in the Panthers. On the road. Oh yeah, and the division is on the line. Can Carolina complete its amazing NFC South surge?

A Whiteout in Week 14

Photographer Al Tielemans didn’t bargain for a blizzard when he went to Philly to shoot Lions-Eagles. But poor conditions can sometimes offer rich results

Best of Times, Worst of Times

Week 14 was the most exciting of the season so far, with records—and snow—falling all over and a blizzard-like finish in Baltimore. Sadly, though, it wasn't all fun and games, with a series of badly blown calls in key spots casting a shadow over Sunday

Making Stars Out of Schemes

Marques Colston's stats compare favorably to Larry Fitzgerald's. Shocked? Don't be. When it comes to gaudy receiving numbers, play designs can trump talent

The Chip Kelly Era Takes Off

The Eagles showed crazy looks at a breakneck pace in their opener, and it sure was fun. Plus, the Tuesday Mailbag