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State Your Case: Why former 49ers K Tommy Davis deserves a HOF look

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Who will win the NFC South in 2017?

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It’s Cincinnati’s turn in the AFC North in 2017

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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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DeMarcus Ware leaves the NFL with the 11th most sacks in history at 138 ½ but the second-most by an outside linebacker, trailing only Kevin Greene at 160. But Greene played three more seasons and 50 more games than Ware.

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Drew Brees ranks third on the all-time passing list with his 66,111 passing yards and 465 touchdowns. He went to nine Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.

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Lee Roy Jordan was the leading tackler on units that led the NFL in run defense five times in seven seasons (1966-72) and led the NFC another time (1971). And that was during an era when football was played on the ground, not in the air.

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There were 11 NFL all-decade performers among the modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Seven failed to muster enough support for a bust in Canton.

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New England didn’t start winning Lombardi Trophies until 2002 – but according to last week’s Talk of Fame Network poll, the Patriots have already played in the three greatest Super Bowls.

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Trying to make sense of why guard Alan Faneca failed to make a move in last week’s Hall-of-Fame voting for the Class of 2017.

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The New England Patriots have won more Super Bowls by smaller margins than any dynasty in NFL history. So what does that say about them?

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The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.

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A look at the Hall of Fame case of Terrell Owens and why it’s not the slam-dunk candidacy many believe it to be.

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Former NFL executive Joel Bussert offers a rare glimpse from the inside as to why Hall-of-Fame finalist Paul Tagliabue should be enshrined in Canton.

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Paul Tagliabue, Tony Dung, Joe Gibbs and Aeneas Williams all come to visit the Talk of Fame Network to discuss Saturday’s HOF balloting and Suepr Bowl LI.

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What makes Kurt Warner Hall-of-Fame worthy? Hall-of-Fame defensive back Aeneas Williams knows and was only too glad to tell the Talk of Fame Network.

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Tony Romo is on the Dallas books in 2017 for $24.7 million, a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback. So it’s been speculated Romo will be either traded or released this offseason — which makes Houston a likely landing spot.

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