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Which are the 10 or 11 relevant teams?

Which are the 10 or 11 relevant teams?

Saints coach Sean Payton said over the weekend that the NFL has only 10 or 11 relevant teams at any given time. If he’s right (and he is), the challenge becomes identifying the 10 or 11 relevant teams. It’s easy to peg six or seven […]

Which running backs are up next for new contracts?

Which running backs are up next for new contracts?

With the Panthers giving running back Christian McCaffrey a four-year, $64 million extension after three NFL seasons, which running backs are up next for long-term deals? Glad you asked. Even if you didn’t. Titans running back Derrick Henry leads the list. With four seasons under […]

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. […]

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon […]

Comeback player of the year: Jimmy Garoppolo

Comeback player of the year: Jimmy Garoppolo

The 49ers were the sexy darkhorse pick before the 2018 season. That lasted until Week Three when Jimmy Garoppolo tore an anterior cruciate ligament. The 49ers finished 4-12. Fast forward to the 2019 preseason: No one expected anything out of Garoppolo and the 49ers. Yet, here they […]

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

As the 2019 regular season ends, an irregular 2020 offseason could be looming. Free agency currently promises to consist of a laundry list of quarterbacks with recognizable names. And while contracts done (and/or tags applied) between now and the middle of March could remove some of […]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks […]

NFC playoff picture: A shakeup at the top

NFC playoff picture: A shakeup at the top

There’s a new team atop the NFC West and a new team holding down the No. 1 seed in the conference as we head into the final four weeks of the regular season. Wins by the Saints last Thursday night and the Seahawks on Monday night […]

Saints clinch NFC South, 11 playoff spots to go

Saints clinch NFC South, 11 playoff spots to go

The New Orleans Saints are the champions of the NFC South after their Thanksgiving victory over the Falcons. Eleven more playoff spots await. The Bills’ victory over the Cowboys makes 9-3 Buffalo a near-lock to earn an AFC wild card berth. The Bills have almost […]

NFC playoff picture: Creating separation as November ends

NFC playoff picture: Creating separation as November ends

With five weeks left in the regular season, five NFC teams should be feeling pretty comfortable about their chances of making the playoffs. The 49ers, Saints, Packers, Seahawks and Vikings are all at least two games up on their closest competitors for playoff spots and, barring […]