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Who was the biggest oversight in the HOF Class of 2017?

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Great games and the Patriots go together

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Is the Patriots’ dynasty the oddest in NFL history?

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It’s beginning to look an awful lot like 2010 all over again for the Green Bay Packers — and that’s good news for Cheeseheads. The Packers won the Super Bowl that season.

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Dallas is the top seed in the NFC playoffs. Green Bay is the hottest team in the NFC playoffs. Something has to give. So whom do you trust?

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Longevity as Hall of Fame criteria and debate over former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue’s candidacy will highlight this year’s HOF voting.

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The San Diego Chargers are no more. They’re leaving for L.A., with an announcement Thursday that Hall-of-Fame quarterback and former Charger Dan Fouts said “felt like a punch in the stomach.”

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How significant is longevity in a Hall of Fame candidate? Three HOF finalists this year will test that concept.

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The New England Patriots are the AFC East champions and AFC top seed with a 14-2 record. The coach (Bill Belichick) and quarterback (Tom Brady) have been to six Super Bowls and won four of them.

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Quarterback Derek Carr took the Raiders to unfamiliar heights, quarterbacking them to a 12-3 record through the first 15 games, giving them their first winning season and first playoff berth since their last Super Bowl season in 2002.

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The strength of the Jones candidacy is what he did outside of his own building — his impact on the marketing of the NFL. He single-handedly altered the NFL’s financial dynamic and changed the way the league does business. When Jones talks money, the NFL listens.

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Former wide receiver Steve Smith was an outstanding player. But was he so outstanding that he was Hall-of-Fame worthy? We asked him when he appeared on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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With the elimination of the New York Giants from the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys may have caught a break. Yes, they must face a white-hot Aaron Rodgers next, but, no, they don’t have to face an opponent that beat them twice this season.

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The NFL saves its best wildcard playoff game for last this weekend: The Giants and Eli Manning against a familiar opponent — red-hot Green Bay, an opponent Manning beat twice before in the playoffs at Lambeau.

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LT, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins among first-year eligibles on HOF’s 15 finalists. list.

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One glance at the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, and you realize there’s an opening for a wild card — a wild card like all-time scoring leader Morten Andersen.

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Ezekiel Elliott became the first rookie to lead the NFL in rushing since Edgerrin James in 1999. He won the rushing title with 1,631 yards — 318 more than anyone else – despite sitting out the season finale.

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Bill Belichick’s winning percentage with the New England Patriots is 73.6 percent and he has taken them to 10 AFC title games in his 17 seasons on their sideline.

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