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Who will win the AFC East in 2017?

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What’s next for Belichick?

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An uprising in the AFC South

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There have been 105 quarterbacks selected in the first round since 1967 but only 12 took teams to championships.

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Football teams played only 10 home games while baseball teams played 77 home games – so for decades NFL teams were essentially playing in stadiums built for baseball. Lots of bad seats with bad site lines. But there was a nostalgic vent to some of those old ballparks.

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Neil Smith became one of the best pass rushers of the 1990 decade. He collected 95 ½ of his 104 ½ career sacks from 1990-99 and went to six Pro Bowls. He led the NFL with 15 sacks in 1993 and earned first-team All-Pro honors. His teams won 105 games in the decade and went to the playoffs nine times.

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Greatness isn’t restricted to the quarterback position at Michigan. The Wolverines have become a football factory that churns out blue-chip offensive linemen.

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Playing in the post-season gave the Vikings a distinct homefield advantage because Januarys at the Met may have been the coldest place on earth.

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As the seventh largest city in the nation, San Antonio is the largest metropolitan area without an NFL team. And in the Alamodome, the city already has an NFL-ready stadium.

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What Tony Romo has are his statistics. Playing in an era that favored aerial football, his 34,183 passing yards are plenty by Dallas standards… but not by NFL standards.

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London would become the gateway for international expansion as the NFL bids to create a world-wide footprint.

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Miami ranks fourth among NFL suppliers with 64 first-round selections. Eight of those first-rounders have been running backs, and the Hurricanes have four backs who rank among the Top 30 rushers in NFL history.

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Blocking also was a problem for the Detroit Lions a year ago when they finished 30th in the NFL rushing. So Detroit spent $76 million for a couple of new offensive linemen this offseason in free agency.

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Alabama has had 17 players drafted this decade, six more than any other school. Alabama has had at least one first-round pick in eight consecutive drafts. That’s twice as long a streak as the next best schools (Florida and Florida State).

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Stephon Gilmore has intercepted only 14 passes in his five-year career but five came last season, earning him a ticket to his first Pro Bowl.

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We present you a quick recap of Mauricio Ortega, Mexico’s media member that stole Tom Brady’s jersey at Super Bowl LI

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Ohio State has three Hall of Fame wide receivers: Dante Lavelli, Paul Warfield and Cris Carter. Warfield and Carter are among the eight wide receivers from the school drafted in the first round.

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The window of NFL free agency opened on March 9 and by the end of the day, there had been 17 contracts of $30 million or more signed, including two apiece by the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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