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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits the 1970 bench-clearing brawl with Raiders

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Barkley, elite backs demand a draft-day look

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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits Super Bowl IV

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The Denver Broncos have a three-game lead in the AFC West, but never has the future looked bleaker for the defending division champions. The reason? The Broncos are falling apart, with quarterback Peyton Manning unraveling so fast he was benched Sunday.

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It’s too early for must-win games … except not if you’re in Seattle, it’s not. The Seahawks can’t afford to fall another game behind front-running Arizona in the NFC West if they intend to compete for a third straight division title.

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Hall-of-Famer Kellen Winslow and Cincinnati Bengals’ star Tyler Eifert are these week’s guests as the Talk of Fame Network explores the rise of the tight end — a position that, strangely enough, hasn’t been favored by the Hall’s board of selectors.

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Twenty teams have started an NFL season 8-0 since the merger in 1970 and a dozen of them have gone on to play in the Super Bowl.

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Who would you want with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft — a quarterback, pass rusher, offensive tackle or linebacker?

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Tom Brady has passed for 22 touchdowns, rushed for two more and thrown just two interceptions to build his case as the NFL’s mid-season MVP.

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Carl Banks and Lawrence Taylor became the first set of linebacking bookends from the same team ever selected to an all-decade team. No pair has been named to an all-decade team since them.

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New England’s Devin McCourty has played cornerback and safety, so he knows a lot about both positions. And what he knows is why safeties tend to be overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s board of selectors and which of the two positions is more demanding.

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Darren Woodson is the only player with the Dallas Cowboys to serve under Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. So, naturally, he’s equipped to compare and contrast the two. And he did that on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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The best team in the NFC is not Green Bay. It’s Carolina, and it’s not even close. Not only can’t the Panthers lose … at least not in the regular season. But the Panthers do something that a lot of others in the playoff picture either can’t or don’t — play defense.

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Two fullbacks lost in the pages of time are remembered with induction into the Hall of Very Good

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Who’s the best team in the NFC? Carolina? Green Bay? We won’t have long to find out. For the second straight week, the Packers take their act on the road vs. one of the league’s top defenses.

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Darren Woodson and Devin McCourty talk about the difficulties of safeties reaching the Hall of Fame in this week’s Talk of Fame Network broadcast.

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Last week’s Giants- Saints game reinforced what we already know — that there are two things missing from today’s game. Good defense and good officiating.

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Quarterback, running back or cornerback. Take your pick. Who’s the NFL MVP at the season’s midway point?

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