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State Your Case: Why Ruben Brown deserves a closer look

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Carson: “I wouldn’t have made it without Schottenheimer”

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Rick Gosselin: Ranking best, worst of 2016 special teams

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Eli Manning has been the face of the New York Giants the past decade-and-a-half and was front and center in two of the most dramatic Super Bowl upsets ever. But can that take him to the Hall of Fame? Probably not. And here’s why.

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NFL historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal ranks his top 50 outside linebackers who weren’t pure edge rushers … and there are plenty of surprises.

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Former Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, now with NBC Sports, remembers the best of former colleague Paul Zimmerman and what lessons Dr. Z taught him about covering pro football.

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There aren’t many NFL teams playing defense these days … mostly because the league has made it difficult for anyone to play defense. But the Tennessee Titans are an exception. And, now, they’re more than that. They’re a legit playoff threat. Because that’s what happens when you lead the league in scoring defense, shut down …

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ great Rocky Bleier reflects on his military career during the Vietnam war and what Veterans’ Day means to him today.

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Todd Gurley is one of three mid-season favorites to win the league MVP, but the odds are against him … and here’s why.

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Why former Green Bay scout Jack Vainisi deserves to be a contributor candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The Saints’ Drew Brees doesn’t get much mid-season attention for league MVP, but he should. Starting now.

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The week in preview: Brady vs. Rodgers on must-see TV … Ravens fighting for their season … Rams’ unbeaten record on the line … and 10 things you should remember.

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NFL historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal has released his mid-season All-Pro team, and it includes some names you’d expect — like Patrick Mahomes, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins and Todd Gurley — and a few surprises.

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Hall-of-Fame defensive back and former NFL coach Dick LeBeau explains why former Cleveland and Miami star Paul Warfield — also a Hall-of-Famer — was the hardest receiver for him to defend.

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Judgements Eight: How Le’Veon Bell has mishandled his holdout … why Andrew Luck deserves MVP consideration … time for Eli to be going (to the bench) … and five things you may not know.

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The weekend in preview: New Orleans takes its undefeated road record to the site of one of its most crushing losses … plus, three of the weekend’s best, our odds busters and 10 things you should probably know.

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When I spoke to a former personnel director recently, he asked why we weren’t promoting Eddie Kotal for the Pro Football Hall of Fame … and I had an immediate answer. Who? That would be former Rams’ scout Eddie Kotal, a guy who was critical to the success of the L.A. Rams in the 1950s …

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