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The myth of the Patriots' underdog status

Tom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him. That's true, unless you ask any of his fans, supporters in the game and the media, or the millions who've already crowned him the GOAT.

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Patrick Mahomes inherited clutch gene from his major league dad

Can the Chiefs quarterback remain composed as the postseason stages get bigger? His family history might give him a distinct advantage.

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NFL Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Kiper goes 1-32 on the first round

Murray is one of three quarterbacks in Mel Kiper's projection of every first-round pick in April's draft. Let's go 1-32.

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Kiper's 2019 Big Board and position rankings for NFL draft

Clemson is well represented in Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest ranking of the top prospects for April's draft.

Picking offseason priorities for NFL teams drafting in the top 10

What should Kliff Kingsbury focus on first this offseason? We helped out the new Cardinals coach and the rest of the league's worst teams.

NFL Nation

Steelers brace for 'tough' reality of losing top talent

Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team hasn't made any decisions regarding Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown but that it needs to add talent.

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Free-agency talk

Biggest looming free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams

Could Clay Matthews move on from Green Bay? Will the Texans bring back Tyrann Mathieu? Here are the questions facing every team.

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Ranking the top 50 potential NFL free agents in 2019

An elite pass-rusher? A 26-year-old starting QB? A top-end RB? Here are the best players with expiring deals.

Offseason talk


Offseason re-grades: Four teams get A's

With the benefit of hindsight, we reassess which teams aced the draft, free agency, trades and coaching moves last spring and summer.

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The best and worst free-agent signings of 2018

Where would the Saints be if Drew Brees had tested the free-agent market instead of re-signing? Here are the deals that exceeded or fell short of expectations.

More Pats-Chiefs

Chiefs' pass rush will get ultimate test from Tom Brady

One thing the Chiefs could rely on from their defense is rushing the passer. Facing Brady and the Patriots, they'll need it more than ever.

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Bill Belichick not interested in making road struggles a hot topic

As the Patriots prepare to play in one of the toughest road venues in the NFL for the AFC title, Bill Belichick says road woes aren't a concern.

Kyler Murray headed to NFL

Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft: Everything you need to know

Murray has declared for the NFL draft. Can he still play baseball? What are the key dates to pay attention to? Here's what you need to know.

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Ranking best NFL fits for Kyler Murray: Where the QB could thrive

Murray might choose baseball over football, but he could be a star in the NFL.

2018 Rookie Report

Our picks for rookies of the year and the league's all-rookie team

Baker Mayfield revitalized the Browns. Another first-year player led the league in tackles. They're among our best rookies for the season.

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NFL rookie report: Judging the 2018 draftees

With one season under their belts, it's time to take a look at the rookies. Which draftees excelled and which faltered?

Chain crew

  • Tom Quinn
  • The life of the NFL chain gang

    Football is a game of inches, and there's a team of men and women at each NFL game that measures every last inch.

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