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Red Velvet Bundt Cake Royale

Happy July 4th, friends!<p>It's shaping up to be a rainy holiday, so our fireworks-watching will have to wait. No matter. We'll save the barbecuing for …

Top Fantasy Football Sleepers at Each Position for the 2013 NFL Season

With new faces in new places, rookies and players bouncing back from season-ending injuries for the 2013 NFL season, that only means one thing for fantasy football owners: There are going to be plenty of players who will be flying under the radar come draft day.<p>Heading into the 2013 season, here …

Ranking the NFL's Top Tight End Duos

Fads rule the NFL.<p>Whether it's the spread offense, the Wildcat or Joker defenders, successful schemes and ideas always are replicated around the league.<p>The current trend is the two-tight-end offense, centering around two tight ends that cause dangerous matchup problems for defenses. These two tight …

Why Tom Brady Faces More Pressure Than Any Other NFL Player in 2013

More so than any other player in the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady faces the most pressure to succeed in the upcoming NFL season.<p>No, I'm not going to spend any time here asking you to feel sorry for Mr. Brady. He's one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.<p>Brady and his …

Lockette has an advantage in the race to replace Crabtree

AP<p>As the 49ers continue to look for a receiver to step up and replace Michael Crabtree, one candidate has an ace in the hole.<p>His best friend is the …

St. Louis Rams' Most Underrated and Overrated Offseason Additions

While the NFL offseason is an opportunity for fans to gloat and brag about their team's newest additions, it's clear, especially for fans of the St. Louis Rams, that these acquisitions don't always pan out.<p>On the contrary, some of the minor additions that fail to generate high levels of excitement …

Miami Dolphins: Most Under and Overrated Offseason Moves

The Miami Dolphins' offseason has been somewhat of a whirlwind. Perhaps the most active team over the last four months, the Dolphins have added and subtracted players with surprising frequency, resulting in a completely retooled roster.<p>Much noise has been made about the Dolphins' offseason moves. …

Washington Redskins' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

Though their foray into free agency was quieter than most fans are used to, the Washington Redskins made enough moves to improve themselves from last season. They drafted for need and made the effort to re-sign their own players.<p>However far from ideal this offseason has been, it is difficult to …

Predicting the Top Rookie Performer at Every Position for 2013

Relatively few rookies will enter training camp with guaranteed starting jobs, which will make for some interesting battles throughout the summer.<p>But there are a number of rookies with the talent to make some noise this season, and the 2013 draft class should make a significant impact on the …

Detroit Lions Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

This offseason has been one of massive change for the Detroit Lions as key personnel, veteran leaders and consistent performers are gone. In their place are more than a few new faces who the Lions hope will make them a better team.<p>Some of these additions were more celebrated than others, but that …

Which NFL Players Face Highest Risk for Sophomore Slumps in 2013?

What makes the phenomenon of the "sophomore slump" so intriguing is that it is nearly impossible to predict. After all, all of these players are coming off solid rookie campaigns, and at their young age, they should only improve with experience.<p>There are a lot of factors that can go into a …

New York Giants' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

None of the New York Giants' offseason additions included a splashy free-agent signing or top-10 draft selection. Despite the absence of attention-grabbing moves, Big Blue still had its fair share of additions that received too much attention and credit.<p>Conversely, there were some shrewd …

Seattle Seahawks' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

The summer is rolling along, and soon it will be time for the Seattle Seahawks to start their long, grueling season. Fans are obviously excited about this team, and the 'Hawks are an early favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.<p>Seattle ended last season with many of the key pieces needed …

Philadelphia Eagles: Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

While this offseason didn't create the same splash as the last one, the Philadelphia Eagles still signed a lot of free agents. Looking to make his mark on the team, Kelly has brought in a variety of lower-profile signings who could potentially have huge upside.<p>Many of these players were brought in …

New York Jets: Most Under and Overrated Offseason Moves

New York Jets' general manager John Idzik will surely shoulder the credit—or blame—for the aftermath of this offseason. Tim Tebow, Geno Smith, Chris Ivory, Sheldon Richardson and a dozen or so other prominent players were on the move.<p>While many of the decisions were praised, several others have …

Jacksonville Jaguars Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been overhauling their roster after a disastrous 2-14 record in 2012's NFL season.<p>The team has been undergoing a youth movement throughout the offseason that has seen an influx of new talent. General manager David Caldwell has been adding mostly young talent to go …

Denver Broncos: Most Underrated and Overrated Offseason Additions

The Denver Broncos had an eventful offseason.<p>They signed the best slot receiver in the NFL in Wes Welker. They signed the top guard on the free-agent market in Louis Vasquez. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was brought in to improve a defensive backfield that had the top cornerback duo in all of the …

Arizona Cardinals' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

The Arizona Cardinals have made a plethora of moves in the offseason. Some of them can work out well, while others have the chance to be complete flops.<p>We'll look at both the NFL draft as well as free-agent signings and coaching changes for this article.<p>Start the slide show below to see who could …

San Francisco 49ers' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

For a player to be overrated or underrated, he must be rated first.<p>This seems obvious, but it's worth stating to San Francisco 49ers fans who come across this article.<p>I perceived how 49ers offseason additions have been rated by reading comments sections and other writers' opinions. From there, I …

New England Patriots' Most Underrated and Overrated Offseason Additions

The New England Patriots underwent remarkable roster change this offseason, bidding adieu to Wes Welker and most of their receiving corps, two starting defensive tackles in Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick, their second-leading rusher in Danny Woodhead and most recently, legally embroiled tight end …

How the Carolina Panthers Can Take the Pressure off Cam Newton

For whatever reason, there seems to be more pressure on Cam Newton than just about any other player in the league.<p>Perhaps it is because the Carolina Panthers quarterback showed some signs of vulnerability in his sophomore season, or maybe it is because some are still bitter over the allegations …

Which NFL Defenses Are Best Equipped to Shut Down Mobile QBs?

In order to be successful in today's National Football League, teams need to get with the changing times. As recently as 10 years ago, it was unfathomable to think that a quarterback could rush for 181 yards and two scores in any game; let alone a playoff game. Colin Kaepernick did just that this …

Can Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald Form an Elite Passing Combo?

Even though it has been a long time coming, it appears as if the Arizona Cardinals have finally found their first franchise quarterback since Kurt Warner. When Warner hung up his spikes at the end of the 2009 season, the team had done little to prepare for his abrupt departure.<p>Arizona’s lack of …

The Definitive Blueprint for Drafting a Fantasy Football Champion

It's Christmas time for fantasy football enthusiasts.<p>As the calendar turns from June to July, fantasy draft season will begin in earnest, as friends and strangers from all across the land gather at watering holes, man caves or online to hold their league's draft.<p>Every one of these people have one …

Indianapolis Colts' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

Some of the Indianapolis Colts' additions were overhyped while some don't get enough credit, but there's no doubt that this team was one of the busiest in the NFL during the offseason.<p>Overall, the Colts have brought in about eight players that could come in and start Week 1. Whether or not they do …

Breaking Down Jacquizz Rodgers' Role in Falcons Offense

Jacquizz Rodgers will not be forgotten in the 2013 Atlanta Falcons offense. Despite being a 5'6", 196-pound running back, he's considered the second-best player in the backfield behind the newly signed Steven Jackson.<p>Jacquizz will have to be utilized in creative ways to keep his impact within the …

San Diego Chargers' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

Of all the moves Tom Telesco made during his first offseason as San Diego Chargers GM, five stand out as being either overrated or underrated.<p>Overall, Telesco has maneuvered free agency to San Diego's benefit, replacing departures while adding new talent. There are, however, a few players that may …

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

The Pittsburgh Steelers rarely make major moves in the offseason other than letting go high-profile players when they feel it is time like with James Harrison.<p>As far as additions, the Steelers don’t normally go for any big names and prefer to pick up less expensive guys like Ryan Clark and William …

Dallas Cowboys Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

Even though the Dallas Cowboys didn't have tons of money available for the free-agent signing period which began in March, the franchise has been busy making numerous changes to itself during an offseason that owner and general manager Jerry Jones predicted would be ''uncomfortable."<p>When taking the …