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(Photos courtesy of New England Patriots (Brady) & San Diego Chargers (Alworth)  Talk of Fame Network April is the month in the NFL calendar dominated by draft talk: What players are going to what teams in what order? Well, the Talk of Fame Network decided to conduct the ultimate draft. For each of the last …

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(Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles) SUNDAY’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Dallas @Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. The line: Eagles by 3-1/2 The story: Let’s make this simple: Whoever wins this game probably wins the NFC East, and, sorry, but I don’t like the Cowboys’ chances when you put Tony Romo in that position. He had a chance to make …

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So now we know. The Detroit Lions had a chance to make a statement the past two weeks, and they did. It goes like this: “We are not Super Bowl ready.” Not only did the Lions lose twice; they didn’t score a touchdown. Pathetic. I don’t care where the Detroit defense ranks. If Matt Stafford …

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Yes, Kansas City’s legit. The Chiefs remind me a little of last year’s Seahawks — good defense, sound running game, a quarterback who doesn’t make mistakes — plus a hot streak and a stadium where it destroyed New England and just beat the defending Super Bowl champions. If there’s a difference it’s this: Wide receivers. …

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    (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Colts) THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME New England @ Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. (EST) The line: Colts by 3 The story: It’s Brady-Luck III, and tell me the last time you remember the Patriots as an underdog anywhere. Yeah, OK, so it was last year’s conference championship game. But that was Peyton …

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There’s no underselling the importance of San Francisco’s overtime victory in New Orleans. It might’ve saved their season. First of all, it stopped the bleeding — preventing a first-ever three-game losing streak for Jim Harbaugh. Second, it was against a quality opponent. Third, it happened where the Saints don’t lose (Sean Payton had a 20-game …

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THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Arizona @ Denver, 4:05 p.m. (EDT) The line: Broncos by 7 The story: Arizona is one of two undefeated teams, yet the Cards are a touchdown underdog here. Reason: Peyton Manning. He wasn’t taking orders at Papa John’s during his week off; he was studying how to shred the Arizona secondary. …

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THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Philadelphia @ San Francisco, 4:25 p.m., EDT The line: 49ers by 4-1/2 The story: The Eagles are unbeaten. The 49ers are not. In fact, they’re tied for last in the NFC West. So why are they favored here? Answer: They’re overdue, they’re home and people just figure it’s time for them …

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Talk of Fame Network Two hosts on the Talk of Fame Network have been named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame to its inaugural contributor committee. Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network were named to the committee Friday along with Howard Balzer, Jarrett Bell, John Clayton, Peter King, Sal …

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Talk of Fame Network The votes are in, and it’s clear who mans the cornerback positions on our All-Everything Team: Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson. They were the winners of our two rounds at the position — with readers this past week voting Woodson in over runner-up Mike Haynes. The totals were close, with Woodson …

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THIS WEEK’ S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Seattle @ San Diego, 4:15 p.m., EDT The line: Seahawks by 6 The story: Too bad Robert Mueller wasn’t hired to investigate the scheduling of this game. The Seahawks opened on Sept. 4. The Chargers opened on Monday. Do the math, people. One team (the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle …

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It’s Overreaction Monday so let’s get started with 15 of them from Sunday: 1. OK, Missouri, show me. Show me why the Chiefs or the Rams have a ghost of a chance of making it to the playoffs … because they don’t. Yeah, I know, it’s only one week, but it’s not too soon to …

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Former quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton and Kurt Warner are this weekend’s guests on the Talk of Fame Network, as Rick, Ron and Clark dissect Mick Tingelhoff’s Hall-of-Fame candidacy and kick around the importance and hazards of a third week of preseason football. Tingelhoff is a natural topic. As members of the Hall’s nine-man senior committee, Rick …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Joe Klecko wasn’t outstanding at one position. He was outstanding at three. And while that made him invaluable to the New York Jets it’s made him invisible to the Hall of Fame’s board of selectors. A member of the Jets’ famed Sack Exchange, Klecko is the only defensive …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   CANTON, Ohio — The question was simple. The answer was not. “Now that Andre Reed’s in the Hall of Fame,” asked John Murphy, host of the Buffalo Bills’ Radio Network, “who’s the next Bill to make it to Canton?” Good question. There is, as Murphy pointed out, …

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