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Best Chief not in the Hall of Fame? It’s Otis Taylor

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Best Bronco not in the Hall? It’s Atwater

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The best Raider not in the HOF? It’s Plunkett

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Otis Taylor averaged an AFL-leading 22.4 yards per catch in 1966, led the AFL with 11 touchdown receptions in 1967 and became the only receiver in the merged AFL-NFL with a 1,000-yard receiving season in 1971.

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Steve Atwater was a first-team NFL all-decade selection for the 1990s and the thumper on a defense that helped the Broncos win back-to-back Super Bowls in the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

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Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy winner at Stanford and the first overall pick of the 1971 draft. But he needed three stops in his NFL career to reach his potential.

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Baker Mayfield came on in relief last weekend to pass for 201 yards and rally the Browns to their first victory in two seasons over the Jets. He’ll make his starting debut this weekend against the Raiders.

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Jacksonville finished second in the NFL across the board last season in yards allowed, points allowed (268) sacks (55) and takeaways (33) on the way to the AFC championship game. This was the rare case where money bought a dominant defense.

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Vick has the second- and third-best rushing games by a quarterback in NFL history – 173 yards against Minnesota in 2002 and 161 against New Orleans in 2006. He also holds the position record with 10 100-yard rushing games.

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Until his collarbone injury last season limited him to seven games, the Packers had gone to the playoffs eight consecutive seasons with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, winning five NFC North titles.

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Antonio Brown has now strung together five consecutive seasons of at least 100 receptions and 1,200 yards. He has led the league in receptions twice (129 in 2014 and 136 in 2015), receiving yards twice (1,698 in 2014 and 1,533 in 2017) and touchdowns once (13 in 2014).

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When healthy, J.J. Watt is the best defensive player in the league. But healthy has been an issue the last two seasons. Watt, 29, has missed 24 games over the last two years with injuries

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Roman Gabriel played 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles and went to four Pro Bowls. He was the NFL MVP in 1969 with the Rams and won his only NFL passing title in 1973 in his first season with the Eagles.

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Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 100 yards in half of his 26 career NFL games and the Cowboys have won 10 of those games. The former Ohio State All-America benefits from running behind an offensive line that features three perennial Pro Bowlers.

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Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt played only five games for the Texans last season because of back and knee injuries and quarterback DeShaun Watson was steaming toward NFL Rookie of the Year honors before tearing up a knee in practice after only six starts.

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Slater was the Jackie Robinson of the NFL. He was the first African-American lineman in NFL history and played 10 seasons, earning all-pro honors six times.

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There were five linebackers picked to the 1960s NFL all-decade team and Maxie Baughan wasn’t one of them, even though he had at least four more Pro Bowl selections than any of the five linebackers that were chosen.

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From 1967-1970, Roman Gabriel quarterbacked the Los Angeles Rams to a 41-11-4 record. He was voted to three Pro Bowls and NFL MVP in 1969.

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