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The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

Three Wideouts (and a QB) Worth Watching

On the early fantasy football front, a trio of pass-catchers stands out after The MMQB’s visits to the Vikings, Steelers and Ravens camps

Why Latrobe is Football Paradise

“There is no better place to watch a football practice” than the Steelers’ bucolic training camp site in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania

The Cog in the New Steelers Defense

Pittsburgh’s proud D is in transition, and second-year linebacker Ryan Shazier will be in the middle of it

‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’

In the wake of the killings in Charleston, Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell returns to his hometown and offers perspective on the tragedy. Plus, a peek inside Rob Gronkowski’s new book, the Steelers’ successful ‘bust’ and more

Watch: King on Deflategate

Peter King answers Twitter users’ questions on Brady’s Hall status, who benefits most from the punishment and more

The Pope, the Problems and the 2015 Schedule

Assigning dates to the 256 NFL games is a complex process. And that’s before a plea on behalf of the pontiff. Here’s how four men and 136 computers navigated approximately 50 ‘must-have’ conditions to nail down this fall’s football slate

Who Will Play in the 2015 Season Opener?

We know the New England Patriots will open up the 2015 NFL season in Foxboro. But who will their opponent be? The Eagles and Steelers are possibilities, but don't count out a couple of AFC East rivals

The Polamalu Problem

The Pro Football Hall of Fame does not have safety in numbers; only one has been elected in the past 26 years. Troy Polamalu’s retirement shines a glaring spotlight on the issue. Remembering the Steeler legend’s career (with help from a rival Raven), plus the impact of Sarah Thomas, the latest draft rumors and more

T-Minus 21 Days: The Art of Picking Late

No pick in the top 10? No problem. Roster architects from two of the NFL’s most consistently successful franchises—Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert and Baltimore assistant GM Eric DeCosta—share insights into their draft-day strategies for picking late in Round 1

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

Projecting the NFL Draft: AFC North

Throughout draft season, our NFL film-study maven Andy Benoit and college football know-it-all Andy Staples will break down the needs of all 32 teams and suggest which prospects would be the best fit. This week, we focus on a division in which three of the four quarterbacks are being scrutinzed about their long-term viability. (Rest easy, Flacco)

The Super Bowl Mailbag

Why Big Ben v. Brady likely will open the 2015 season. Plus thoughts on Johnny Manziel entering rehab and answers to your questions about Roger Goodell's future as NFL commissioner and Darren Sharper's chances for the Hall of Fame

Al Michaels: Voice of the Super Bowl

The legendary play-by-play man on calling his ninth Super Bowl, the criticism of his comments on commissioner Goodell and the Mueller Report, and his favorite telecast of all time (hint: it’s not the Miracle on Ice)

The New Noll

Chuck Noll stayed 23 years in Pittsburgh. With 10 playoff wins in seven years and a patient boss, John Harbaugh could be on his way to a similar stature in Baltimore. The Ravens coach would consider it ‘the ultimate accomplishment’

Antonio Brown Is Ready for the Ravens

The Steelers’ fifth-year receiver had a season for the ages, but it will amount to little if he doesn’t help Pittsburgh get past its old nemeses in the wild-card round. A Killer B opens up about preparation, playing big and facing Baltimore

Cincy’s Goal: ‘Exorcise the Elephant in the Room’

Andy Dalton and the Bengals have played on three straight wild-card weekends, and lost every time. Opportunity No. 4 comes Sunday. A Cincinnati coach talks about all the pressure. Plus, another spotlight player and 10 more things to watch