Mike Smith

Settling the NFC South

Looking for drama? The most crucial Week 17 game pits two six-win teams against each other with a playoff spot—and postseason home game—on the line

Week 15 Twitter Mailbag

Which 49ers stars could follow Jim Harbaugh out the door? Will there be a new coach and GM in Atlanta? And how long will the Browns stick with Johnny Manziel? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

The Week 8 Mailbag

The MMQB's 2014 Midseason Report is on its way this week. Plus, answering your questions about the J.J. Watt-Zach Mettenberger flap, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning debate and whether Mike Smith's to blame for the Falcons' woes

10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason

Why the three first-round rookie quarterbacks should sit, and why a QB drafted much later might be the best of the rookie bunch. Plus, the tales of three rising defenders: a star in Tennessee that is worth every penny of his new contract, a physical freak emerging as a force in Cincinnati, and a misfit in Philly who needs be rescued from the wrong scheme

Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

After a nightmare 2013, the Falcons spent the offseason getting bigger and more physical in the trenches. How those rebuilt offensive and defensive lines perform will determine whether Atlanta can compete in the NFC South

Learning to Fly Again

I step inside Falcons headquarters as GM Thomas Dimitroff scrambles to get Atlanta back on top. Plus, Michael Sam and Oprah get it right, Robert Mathis gets it wrong and where (I think) the 2015 NFL draft and Super Bowl 52 are going

Take These Broken Wings

The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders, but they’re 2-8 and last in the NFC South after winning the division by six games last season. Where did it all go wrong? And who’s to blame?