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The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

The End of Pro Football in Two American Cities

San Diego and St. Louis may have hosted the final NFL games their fans will ever see. Ex-Charger Nick Hardwick and proud St. Louis son Joe Buck describe losing the Bolts and Rams. Plus reader email is answered 

The Fine Fifteen

There’s movement at the top, as two AFC giants re-enter the top five. Plus notes on Pete Rose, Muhammad Wilkerson and a player I admire

Next Stop: Los Angeles

The league is nearing a vote to decide which one (or two) teams will get to call L.A. home. Plus, the ‘coaches v. quants’ conflict, and the elimination of a nonsensical rule regarding draft picks

The Relocation Rants

Cheers, jeers and tears. Fans of the Rams, Chargers and Raiders let it all out in cathartic town hall meetings hosted by the NFL as the league considers moving a team to Los Angeles

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

Four Free Agency Fails

It’s the same every year: Teams spend big in free agency and end up getting little in return. Halfway through the 2015 season, here are four players shaping up to be last offseason’s biggest free-agent mistakes

The Race for L.A. Heats Up

Three teams have emerged as candidates to relocate to the nation’s second-largest market. A breakdown of the proposals each team has received from its current home market, and the proposed locations for a move to Los Angeles

Philip Rivers Plays QB in Its Purest Form

Though he lacks the playoff pedigree, the Chargers quarterback is a top-tier talent who can take an NFL franchise to the Super Bowl. It all starts with his magical footwork in tight spaces

My Big Fat NFL Career

Football forced Nick Hardwick into a lifestyle of competitive eating. When he stopped playing, the pounds melted away—and so did part of his identity

The Trade That Was Never Going to Happen

All those rumors of huge offers for the No. 2 pick? Didn’t happen. The Titans never got an offer they seriously considered. That’s because Tennessee made sure everyone knew exactly what they thought of Marcus Mariota: He was always going to be their quarterback of the future

What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction will absolutely not change the way teams assess players with off-the-field problems. But there is one lesson teams can take away. Plus, why the Vikings should move Adrian Peterson, why the Chargers should deal Philip Rivers and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real

Antonio Gates Will Retire with a Ring

Set to play his 13th NFL season this fall, the Chargers tight end has embarked on a second career as a boxing promoter to prepare for life after football—and to help young fighters back home in Detroit get on the right track