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The AAF is Here ... But Will it be Any Good?

The Alliance of American Football officially planted one of its eight inaugural franchises in San Diego on Thursday. The AAF held a press conference …

NFL Draft: Where and how to watch

Draft week is finally here. The predictions and projections, mock drafts and prospect rankings can be put to the side.<p>On Thursday, April 26, the top …

Washington Redskins slowly, quietly assemble a contender

The Washington Redskins have patiently put together a team loaded with talent that must now be considered a contender coming out of the NFC…<p>The …

NFL Rankings - NFL Football

Fan rankings are in!<p>This week's fan rankings are in! Click here to see if fans ranked teams differently than the experts.<p>1<p>0-0<p>1 / 1<p>On paper (games evidently aren't played there), lineup looks stronger than Super Bowl version, assuming Carson Wentz and Jason Peters are full go by Week 1 and Michael …

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Super Bowl Picks: Who Will Win Patriots-Eagles?

Picking the games for straight-up winners this season . . .<p><b>Andrew Brandt, Business of Football Columnist</b><p><b>Standings through the conference</b> …

NFL Week 1 Picks: Who Will Win Seahawks-Packers?

Picking the games for straight-up winners this season . . .<p><b>Andrew Brandt, Business of Football Columnist</b><p>NFLNFL Pick 'Em Pool: Week 1 Picks Against …

The asterisk on Madden’s annual release legacy

Back in the mid-’90s, EA bit off a bit more than it could chew<p><i>Madden ’96</i> for PlayStation never shipped, yet it changed the history of football video games — and sports games in general — for decades in its wake.<p>The story starts back in 1992, when EA Canada (formerly Distinctive Software) began …

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Redskins Will Finish 5-11, USA Today Sports Predict

<b>WASHINGTON–</b> USA Today Sports has predicted that the Washington Redskins will finish the 2017 season at 5-11.Our annual prediction of how the NFL …

NFL Predictions Week 4: Top Underdog Picks, Vegas Odds and Score Predictions

Week 4 might be the best time of the 2016 NFL season to pick upsets.<p>Upsets were the main storyline of last week, as favorites like the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints took notable losses.<p>It should go without saying, but those who love underdogs had one …

NFL Week 2 Picks: Predicting the Winner of All 16 Matchups

Close games. They're what every NFL fan wants, except when trying to pick the winners.<p>A crazy opening weekend refused to ease viewers back into football's drama. Eight games were decided by four points or fewer, and only one (the Philadelphia Eagles' 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns) ended in a …

WhatIfSports NFL Week 2 predictions: Arizona bounces back, beats Tampa Bay | FOX Sports

<i>Each Tuesday, WhatIfSports.com’s NFL simulation engine generates predictions and box scores for every NFL game for the coming week. Our highly</i> …

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Redskins schedule released, will open 2016 season on MNF against Steelers

By Mike Jones<p>, Reporter<p>Three prime-time games, a matchup on foreign soil and a Thanksgiving Day tilt highlight the Washington Redskins’ schedule for the coming season as they come off of their 2015 NFC East title run.<p>The NFL on Thursday night released the slate for the 2016 season, and the league …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

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How high-tech chips are revolutionizing the NFL

Football fans and casual viewers watching the Super Bowl at home or on mobile will notice the referees aren’t the only “zebras” having an effect on the big game. Zebra Technologies brings to life so-called “Next Gen Stats” that are becoming an essential part of game broadcasts, analysis and some …

Ranking the best and worst Super Bowl announcers, from John Madden to Phil Simms

Next Sunday, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the 50th Super Bowl,<p>their fourth together, for CBS. Throughout the 50 Super Bowls, Nantz and Simms are one of 21 different announcing teams to call the game, including two pairs that shared the duties at Super Bowl I. In honor of the 50th Super Bowl, …

NFL Week 10 Opening Odds: Perfect Patriots, Bengals, Panthers Betting Favorites

Two of the three remaining undefeated teams will have tough road matchups in Week 10 of the NFL season, while the other is a double-digit home favorite in the Monday night matchup at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.<p>The Cincinnati Bengals (8-0) took care of business in prime time last week, …

NFL Week 9 Picks: Game Props, Over-Under Lines and Odds Predictions

Another weekend of NFL action is on tap, leaving bettors with a plethora of enticing options for winnings as Week 9 of the 2015 season prepares to get underway.<p>Are you a fan of the supremely lopsided spreads? It's a good week for you, as the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots are both …

Microsoft Cortana went 13-1 last week picking NFL games — here's who it likes in Week 9

The impressive tally improved Cortana's overall record to 80-39 (67%). The only miss came by way of the Falcons, who lost in overtime to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.<p>According to NFL Pick Watch, which aggregates as many as 136 expert picks each week, only three had picked the Bucs to beat the Falcons …

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