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NFL's biggest betting mismatches: Thanksgiving Day edition

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Dak Prescott

Saints’ comeback proves there isn’t a game they can’t win

An 18-point fourth quarter took the Saints into overtime, where things were never in doubt.<p>If you hadn’t paid the Saints any attention prior to Week 11, you were making a mistake. However, overcoming a 15-point fourth quarter deficit is something that will grab your attention, no matter who it …

Alvin Kamara

Bills' quarterback dilemma is as clear as black and white

Black quarterbacks have it the hardest of any group in the NFL.

Nathan Peterman

ICYMI in NFL Week 11: Comeback makes Saints 1st 8-2 from 0-2

After all of those lopsided victories built on defense and a running game, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints pulled off the sort of by-the-skin-of-their-teeth comeback that has them thinking big things.<p>Rightly so.<p>The Saints are, after all, the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from 0-2 to …

Nathan Peterman

Nathan Peterman first start was one of the all-time great terrible NFL debuts

The Bills quarterback started his first game after a solid appearance in relief ... and threw five picks. But some of the best struggled when they first stepped up<p>Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and it helped get him to the Hall of Fame. But no one would have …

Nathan Peterman

The Giants may have stumbled upon offensive line solution

Nothing is fixed and nothing is settled but, ever so slightly, a legitimate offensive line is taking shape for the Giants.<p>Just because undrafted …

Evan Engram

Tom Brady is the NFL's MVP and there shouldn't even be a discussion

There is no race. There is no discussion. Tom Brady is the NFL’s MVP and if he doesn’t win the award (assuming he continues on this pace) then the award is meaningless.<p>The only way Brady will not win MVP is if voters are so bored by his sustained brilliance, that they look for any reason to give a …

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Hannable: What Tom Brady is doing is truly unbelievable

Some people don’t understand how good Tom Brady is.<p>Yes, it’s hard to find someone now after five Super Bowls who believes he isn’t the greatest …

New England

Can This Defense Carry Jacksonville to the Super Bowl?

To fans and media, this is the 2017 Jaguars in a nutshell: bad quarterback, strong rookie tailback, great defense. Can the Jaguars win the …

Doug Marrone

Week 11 Winners & Losers: Cowboys on the ropes, 49ers gain draft stock

It was a busy Sunday in the NFL, with the Patriots and Raiders playing down in Mexico City and several upsets across the schedule. Week 11 threw up …

Nathan Peterman

Upon Further Review: Why the Eagles welcomed a wake-up call

As he sat in his locker after peeling off his jersey and unwound all the trainers tape from his limbs, defensive end Chris Long reflected on the Philadelphia Eagles' latest victory.<p>The 37-9 score indicated a blowout, but Philadelphia encountered hairy first-half conditions against the hosting …

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Opportunity Has Knocked For Eagles And It's Time To Answer

On this exact date last season – Nov. 20, 2016 — the Dallas Cowboys had polished off the visiting Baltimore Ravens, 27-17, to improve to 9-1, a …

Aaron Rodgers

Redskins still stewing over Kirk Cousins’s disputed intentional grounding penalty

Jay Gruden’s words were measured and monotone, but his frustration was more than evident.<p>Less than 24 hours after his team suffered its most crippling loss of the season in gut-wrenching fashion, the Washington Redskins head coach still couldn’t explain one of the game’s most controversial …

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The Saints fixed the weakness that had made them a laughing stock in recent years, and now they look like one of the NFL's scariest teams

• <b>The New Orleans Saints have won eight games in a row and are tied for second place in the NFC.</b>• <b><br>After three years as one of the worst defensive teams in football, the Saints have done a turnaround and now rank as a top-5 defense in the NFL.</b>• <b><br>Any team with a stout defense, strong run game, and proven</b> …

Marshon Lattimore

Drew Brees showed he still “has it” on Sunday

While the Saints were rolling to seven straight wins after starting the year 0-2, a lot more attention was paid to the play of their defense and the …

NFL

Scorers and stoppers: Which unit is the NFL's scariest?

With 11 weeks down and only six to go, it's a good time to make judgments about teams around the league.<p>Only four clubs sit with eight or more wins, …

Dion Lewis

How will the Saints replace defensive end Alex Okafor? | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Saints won their eighth consecutive game on Sunday, but the matchup with Washington exposed some flaws that hadn't been apparent in …

New Orleans

New Orleans Saints' balanced offense makes them Super Bowl contender

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Nathan Peterman? Tom Savage? Who Are All These Starting N.F.L. Quarterbacks?

The N.F.L.’s marketing strategy is built on its quarterbacks. Commercials featuring Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees seem to run in a loop on Sundays, and a quick scan of the stands reveals a strong bias toward the jerseys of Tom Brady or Cam Newton.<p>But a look at the N.F.L. Week 11 …

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Sorting the Sunday Pile Week 11: Saints sure look like NFL's most complete team - CBSSports.com

Plus the Eagles' formula for winning late, the AFC playoff mish mash and a budding young Vikings star<p>The curious thing about the Saints so far this …

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NFL roundup: Saints overcome late 15-point deficit, win

Saints overcome late big deficit, top ’Skins;<p>Jaguars win fourth in a row; Lions prevail<p>The New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to eight …

DeSean Jackson

Quotes from Sean Payton's Monday conference call

<b>New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton</b><b><br>Conference Call with New Orleans Media</b><b><br>Monday, November 20, 2017</b><p><b>What does it say about</b><p>Marshon Lattimorethat …

Sean Payton

Inside Disappearing Middle Class Of NFL Starting QBs

In the <b>NFL</b>, there’s an old saying that if you aren’t sure whether you have a quarterback, you don’t.<p>Not literally of course: A team usually has at …

DeShone Kizer

NFL Fantasy 2017: Week 11’s best has a Cajun twist

New Orleans and Washington provided the NFL fantasy world with plenty of points in a wild game, but they didn’t have all the top scorers. Heck, they …

D'Onta Foreman

Saints’ Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are the best running back tandem in the NFL

The New Orleans Saints are almost unrecognizable compared to the past few years. From 2014 to 2016 the team never won more than seven games in a season, and it was usually left up to quarterback Drew Brees to carry the team to victory. Not anymore. The Saints have been one of the most dominant …

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What to Make of Marcus Mariota’s Third Year Regression

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 16: Marcus Mariota<p>After an outstanding first two seasons in Nashville, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has …

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‘We have so many question marks’: Redskins starters ailing at safety, on both lines

The Washington Redskins’ injury list in the wake of Sunday’s 34-31 overtime loss in New Orleans went far beyond the broken leg suffered by multifaceted running back Chris Thompson, who will miss the rest of the season following surgery, and is straining already thin ranks on the offensive line, …

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NFL Week 11 Recap: Regression Has Come for the Cowboys

When Aaron Rodgers and the Packers struck down the Cowboys in the divisional round of last season’s playoffs, the prevailing thought was, <i>This is only</i> …

Nathan Peterman

15 biggest disappointments of NFL Week 11

Week 11 saw plenty of surprises and several big disappointments as the playoff race truly heats up. Playoff contenders are separating from each …

NFL

Fantasy football takeaways: Week 11 a rough one for quarterbacks

Fantasy owners who had a productive day from their quarterback in Week 11 should consider themselves fortunate. In the season's final week of byes, only a few QBs produced as expected.<p>Among the underachievers:<p>-- <b>Dak Prescott.</b> The Philadelphia Eagles blitzed and harassed Prescott all night long. He …

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