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A True Gamer
A True Gamer
The Buccaneers’ season is a lost cause, but Gerald McCoy remains a punishing force in the trenches. The defensive tackle talks about taking down quarterbacks, parenthood, the value of mentors and his passion for playing video games
By Robert Klemko
The Conscience
Staring Down a Disaster
Staring Down a Disaster
How bad is the NFC South? How broken is the playoff format? In one scenario, the NFL could have its first division champ with 10 or more losses and its first 12-win team miss the postseason. It’s time for common sense to trump tradition
By Don Banks
Analytics
Trending South
Trending South
The NFL hasn't seen a team with a losing record in the playoffs since 2010. The eventual winner of the NFC South—currently led by the four-win Falcons—could be next, which begs the question: is it the worst division in recent NFL history?
Going Long
‘Gotta Coach Somebody’
‘Gotta Coach Somebody’
Greg Schiano’s 2014 season has included a volunteer high school job, an NFL Network gig and a lot of self-reflection. Once known as an old-school autocrat, he plans on being a changed man when he returns to the sideline
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Best Players So Far
The Best Players So Far
With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball
By Peter King
Game Plan
Rematch of the Mismatch
Rematch of the Mismatch
After being blown out in the Super Bowl, Denver overhauled two-thirds of its regular lineup and puts it to the test Sunday against the Seahawks. Plus, the Week 3 player to know, a revived AFC rivalry and 10 things to keep an eye on
By Peter King
Tuesday Mailbag
The Week 2 Mailbag
The Week 2 Mailbag
Readers respond to the question: Do you still like football? Plus, discussion about reviewable plays, the Rams-Bucs ending and an overlooked goat of the week
By Peter King
Open Field
And Then Sunday Happened …
And Then Sunday Happened …
A lack of offseason activity gave many the impression that the Panthers had regressed, but a road win over the Buccaneers has everyone wondering what’s possible when Cam Newton returns from injury
By Robert Klemko
Game Plan
Little Things, Big Dividends
Little Things, Big Dividends
Attention to detail was the catalyst in the Seahawks' season-opening, 36-16 dismantling of the Packers. Here's a look at how the defending champs did it, plus what to watch in Week 1 including the matchup no one's talking about
By Peter King
Window Into the Weekend
Week 1: The League Issue and Game to Watch
Week 1: The League Issue and Game to Watch
What you should expect from the officiating, and why the Panthers-Buccaneers matchup is a must-see
By Peter King