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A Sleepy Football Sunday

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

The Predictable Patriots

Tom Brady dominated, Rob Gronkowski was unstoppable and the opponent accused New England of subterfuge. Same song, new season for the reigning champs, who opened their title repeat quest with a 28-21 win over the Steelers. Plus a Week 1 preview, including 10 things to watch

In Defending the Patriots, Pittsburgh Could Struggle

Enough about Deflategate and cheating and, hey, oh wait, there’s a real football game Thursday night. Here’s a look at why the Steelers and their new coordinator could struggle slowing down New England in the opener. Plus, mailbag questions on Tim Tebow, preseason pricing and award races

The Evolution of Big Ben

With the defense in a transition state, the Steelers are relying heavily on an offense that's transformed into the league's best. At the helm is QB Ben Roethlisberger, who guides a unit teeming with young, rising stars

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)