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Colts Preview: Super Bowl Contenders, as Luck Would Have It

Because of Andrew Luck, the Colts have gotten very good very fast. With their superstar quarterback ready to take even more ownership of this offense, Indy is ready to step into the Super Bowl conversation

Would the NFL Trade Marijuana for HGH?

The NFL wants to test for human growth hormone. The players want rules banning marijuana use relaxed. Is there a compromise to be made? It's more complicated than that, but several bridges to resolution are on the horizon

Keeping It Together

Despite a rough offseason lowlighted by a series of player defections, Chiefs GM John Dorsey isn’t about to stray from his longterm plan to rebuild the program

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

Robert Mathis: On His Own, With Plenty Behind Him

In his first year unpaired from Dwight Freeney, the 11-year veteran burst into his own to lead the league in sacks and lead the Colts back to the postseason

It’s OK, Green Bay—He’s Back

Packers fans weren't the only ones waiting with bated breath for Aaron Rodgers to return. The QB was antsy too, but everyone can exhale now. Unfortunately, it's not so easy for Rob Chudzinski. Together, they represent the highs and lows of a wild regular-season finale

It’s Good to be a . . . Panther?

Headed for a critical game with the Niners, Carolina is in playoff position for the first time in years, and for veteran wideout Steve Smith the feeling can’t be better

No Perfect Endings, Just Luck

The heir to Peyton Manning didn't believe the hype. To Andrew Luck, Sunday night's showdown wasn't about storylines, just football. And with the world focused on the other QB, he delivered a gem. Plus, more Week 7 thoughts

Washington Back at Work

After serving a four-game suspension, the Cardinals linebacker dominated the Panthers in Week 5 and gave Arizona an unmistakable jolt in pressure points

Lessons Learned on the Road

And so ends another fun, revelatory training camp tour. Here are the sights, experiences and impressions that stand out most from my jaunt across the country