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College Football Picks Week 9: B/R's Expert Predictions for the Top 5 Games

No two ways about it, Week 8 was a tough one for the experts. But like a good cornerback, these guys have short memories, so, as Jay-Z said: "on to the next one."<p>It's Week 9, which means it is finally time for Oregon's season to start. The Ducks will face their first true challenge of the year as …

College Football

This guy really didn't want Oregon to wear pink

GONADS MASCULINITY HURGLE BURGLE. Oh, sorry. Just paraphrasing this voicemail.<p>Yes, the Oregon Ducks -- who have worn every color known to man and some known only to Hunter Pence -- wore pink helmets on Saturday, as advertised, for raising cancer awareness and money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Got …

College Football Rankings 2013: Predictions for Week 9's Top 25 Matchups

The college football rankings have had a flurry of activity in the past few weeks. The lack of consistency does not mean the top teams are weak and they still deserve the high standings (for the most part).<p>The list is going to shuffle even more after this weekend and the high amount of top-level …

College Sports

Video: One Good Thing -- Oregon

The two teams from the state of Oregon are 8-0 in Pac-12 play and 13-1 overall.

All 12 BCS National Championship contenders, ranked by odds of winning out

Winning is hard. And the numbers say that most of the teams we think could win out from here probably won't.<p>We fall into the same trap every year, and it makes sense. When the initial BCS standings are released, we automatically play the What If? game with scenarios that feel likely, but in no way …

Pac-12 Football Notebook: Beware, Oregon Ducks "Always Getting Better"

Link to Media<p>Pac-12 teams need not tune into a horror movie marathon to be terrified this Halloween season. They have the No. 2 Oregon Ducks in their conference.<p>Oregon's average margin of victory through seven games is 34.4 points per—a downright horrifying figure for opponents. Even more …

De'Anthony Thomas Highlight Reel Doubles as Oregon Ducks Fashion Show

Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas has had plenty of jaw-dropping plays in his three-year career. One of the many benefits of playing for the Ducks is the amazing amount of uniform combinations Nike provides the Pac-12 powerhouse.<p>Bleacher Report has spliced Thomas' crazy moves on the field with …

Can Oregon Stop Alabama 3-Peat in Dream BCS National Championship Game?

The Oregon Ducks are putting on a show so far this season as they are demolishing opponents without much trouble. The Ducks have two big-time playmakers in quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back De'Anthony Thomas, both of whom have been spectacular this season.<p>The CFB team breaks down if …

Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes Complete Game Preview

After losing two bowl game matchups against Colorado over a four-year span in the mid-to-late 1990's, the Ducks have dominated the series of late. Oregon has won three straight against Colorado in blowout fashion.<p>In the 2001 season the Ducks took offense to everyone talking up Colorado as the team …

College Football

The Numerical, Week 5: Oregon gets sloppy, scores a mere 55 points

Oregon couldn't hold onto the ball, quarterback Marcus Mariota had a poor game, and it didn't matter one bit. Also: it was a bad week for quarterbacks and a good one for late surges.<p><b>3.2</b>. Yards per play averaged by UConn in a 41-12 loss to Buffalo. After competitive losses to both Maryland and …

2014 NFL Draft: Midseason Updated Mock Draft

Well, it's about that time. Most NFL teams have had their bye weeks already, and many have gotten their first eight games of the year in. With that, the picture of what they have and what they need is becoming more and more clear.<p>The NFL season's midway point is always a great time to compile a …

NFL

NFL Playoff Picture: Analyzing the Latest Scenarios for Week 10

Following Monday night’s tilt between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, every team in the NFL will have played at least eight games in 2013.<p>So what does that mean in terms of where all of them stand come playoff time?<p>Enclosed for your convenience is a look at the current postseason matchups …

NFL

Chris Johnson finally gets back to being Chris Johnson

Getty Images<p>Through seven games of the 2013 season, Titans running back Chris Johnson wasn’t Chris Johnson. With 336 total yards, he was just a guy …

The 20 Best GIFs From NFL Week 9

This week's collection includes Tony Romo's sneaky kick, ball carriers making defenders look bad, and the week's strangest touchdown celebrations.<p>Here are our 20 favorites.

NFL Power Rankings: Updated Outlook for All 32 Teams Heading into Week 10

Week 10 of the 2013 NFL season is almost upon us, and the excitement over the next week’s slate of games has the league at a fever pitch.<p>Football fans will be treated to blowouts, upsets and enough fun for an entire season this week, but here is how the NFL landscape currently looks after the Week …

Football (U.S.)

Is Cam Newton Finally Becoming the QB We've All Been Waiting For?

The 2011 NFL draft was supposed to be a turning point for the Carolina Panthers.<p>After finishing 2-14 in 2010 and firing head coach John Fox shortly thereafter, Panthers brass hired Ron Rivera as head coach and drafted Heisman Trophy-winning Cam Newton first overall to reverse course.<p>Newton had not …

NFL Power Rankings: Sizing Up League Heading into Week 10

Attempting to make sense of the NFL is an insanity-inducing exercise.<p>Nothing can be viewed as a sure thing during this wild and crazy NFL season. Just when you think something is a stone-cold lock, Greg Schiano's winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly pull off the upset of the year at Seattle.<p>Chip …

What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers' Offense in Week 10

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers offense are due for some big numbers, heading into their Week 10 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.<p>San Francisco is riding a five-game winning streak and coming off their Week 9 bye, so the team should be rested and prepared for their …

Football (U.S.)

5 Teams Guaranteed to Lose in NFL Week 10

Some NFL teams have tougher schedules than others, while others are just plain terrible.<p>Whatever the case may be, NFL analyst Josh Zerkle presents five teams guaranteed to lose in Week 10 of the 2013 season.<p>What do you think? Is Zerkle way off or right on the money? Leave your thoughts below, and …

What to Expect from Alfred Morris, Redskins Offense in Week 10 Matchup

Alfred Morris has been the one consistent performer for the Washington Redskins all year. In a Week 10 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, Morris will once again need to be the focal point of the Redskins' offense as they look to pick up a game in the division.<p>The Redskins get the 1-7 Vikings. …

Football (U.S.)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gain No Moral Victories in Loss to Seattle Seahawks

Once again, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked impressive early on in Week 9, appearing primed to upset the Seattle Seahawks. Once again, though, they disappointed by choking in the second half.<p>The first half belonged to the Mikes—quarterback Mike Glennon, running back Mike James and offensive …

Football (U.S.)

Why Richard Sherman Is the Key to Seattle Seahawks Winning the NFC West

The Seattle Seahawks have a tendency to win the NFC West, cede it to a team for two years and then take it back. After a four-year run of dominance by the Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals broke through and won the division twice. Seattle promptly took the crown back before losing it two more times …

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