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Andy & Other Andy
Projecting the NFL Draft: NFC North
NFC North Draft Projections
By Benoit & Staples
Weekend Notes
The Next Bridgewater?
The Next Bridgewater?
Teddy Bridgewater was nitpicked extensively before the 2014 draft but he quieted the critics in a standout rookie campaign. Will the Vikings QB's success pave the way for a similar QB in the '15 class? Plus notes on Rex Ryan, drug tests, more
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
The Peterson Fallout
The Peterson Fallout
The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy
By Greg A. Bedard
Behind the Face Mask
‘I Jumped Up, Reached for the Ball … and My Life Changed Forever’
‘I Jumped Up, Reached for the Ball … and My Life Changed Forever’
I was supposed to block for Jordy Nelson on the now infamous onside kick in the NFC Championship Game. But my mind went blank and instinct just kicked in. The mishap led to death threats, my release from Green Bay and a recurring nightmare. I hope to one day be remembered for something else
The MMQB Mailbag
Jameis Winston Is Ready for His Combine Closeup
Jameis Winston Is Ready for His Combine Closeup
The Florida State star has spent time in San Diego with quarterback guru George Whitfield to prepare for this week. From off-field issues to on-field interceptions, the questions NFL teams have about Winston will begin getting answered in Indy
By Peter King
Business of Football
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image
By Andrew Brandt
Analytics
The Final Over/Under
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
Talking Football
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
Fran Tarkenton pulls no punches on today’s NFL. The Hall of Fame quarterback says Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice should never play again. He rails against the culture of painkillers and performance-enhancers. And he says RG3 is on his way to the same graveyard as JaMarcus Russell and Vince Young
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
Peterson’s Punishment
Peterson’s Punishment
The NFL came down hard on star running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him effectively for the rest of the season without pay despite his having already missed nine games and had his legal case adjudicated. He and the union strenuously object, and plenty of legal wrangling remains
By Peter King
Behind the Face Mask
Married to Football
Married to Football
An NFL lifestyle has its benefits, but fans rarely hear about the tough decisions and sacrifices that players’ families are forced to make. Giants guard Geoff Schwartz, now on his fourth team in seven years, and his wife, Meridith, opened their home to give The MMQB a glimpse of their wedded blitz
By Emily Kaplan