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50 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season

I’m pretty sure this was the longest offseason in the history of the National Football League. The calendar says it lasted about seven months, but it felt like seven years.  And now it’s here. Finally. The 2016 NFL season is starting tomorrow. Actually, it started on Thursday, but the main event is tomorrow. Below I will highlight 50 bold predictions for the 2016 season, in no particular order, and I…

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5 Key Matchups to Watch for in Philadelphia Eagles’ Opener vs. Cleveland Browns

Embed from Getty Images Despite a 7-9 record in 2015, there’s strong reason for optimism among the Philadelphia fanbase. GM Howie Roseman pulled off a remarkable trade when he shipped Sam Bradford to Minnesota for a first-round pick, and that means the Carson Wentz era starts sooner than expected. Wentz played sparingly in the preseason but got the starting nod from head coach Doug Pederson. It’s a favorable matchup for…

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50 Bold Predictions for 2016 NFL Season

Embed from Getty Images   No one could have predicted what the 2015 NFL season had in store for us. Apparently you can win a Super Bowl without a great quarterback – just ask the Denver Broncos, whose historic defense was enough to overcome Peyton Manning’s late-career struggles, to put ‘struggles’ mildly. Cam Newton took that next step and became Supercam, even though he lost Kelvin Benjamin to a preseason…

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Making Sense of the Minnesota Vikings’ Trade for Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Sam Bradford

Robbery. That’s the only word to describe what Eagles general manager Howie Roseman did to the Minnesota Vikings. Just days after the Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater for the season, and possibly beyond, to a torn ACL and dislocated knee, Minnesota traded a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick to the Eagles for Sam Bradford. (The pick could turn into a third-round pick if the Vikings reach the…

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Predicting Major Award Winners for 2016 NFL Season

Embed from Getty Images   The start of the official NFL regular season is just one week away, and already, major injuries are set to play a significant role on the 2016 campaign. The losses of Tony Romo and Teddy Bridgewater make the NFC more wide open. Meanwhile, in the AFC, the New England Patriots are without Tom Brady for four games, the Pittsburgh Steelers are without Le’Veon Bell for…

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10 Bold Fantasy Football Opinions for the 2016 NFL Season

Embed from Getty Images   We’re at the point where we’re all just sitting back and waiting for the NFL regular season to start. The preseason is (thankfully) almost finished and for the most part, every major position battle has been decided.    Like usual, there has been a significant amount of injuries this preseason. The big ones, of course, are Tony Romo breaking a bone in his back, which…

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Previewing Each NFL Team’s 2016 Season

Embed from Getty Images   It’s just over a week until the official start of the 2016 NFL season. I’ll be publishing a series of NFL articles. This one will focus on a brief preview of each team, ranked in order of how I think they will finish in the division. An asterisk means a wild-card berth. My playoff predictions are below. Stay tuned for a 50 bold predictions article…

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Philadelphia Eagles Add High-Upside Wide Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham

Embed from Getty Images   The Philadelphia Eagles made an interesting move on Tuesday when they acquired second-year wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for backup guard/tackle Dennis Kelly. DGB, the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, had already fallen out of favor with the Titans’ current coaching staff, but will get the opportunity to compete for a starting role in Philly. If you…

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One Question for Each Philadelphia Eagles’ Positional Unit Heading Into 2016 Season

It’s been a relatively quiet training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles through the first two weeks. And that’s perfectly fine. This is a team that frequently dominates the headlines during the offseason, lately for moves that haven’t worked out the way they should.  A few months ago, the Eagles stole headlines when they engineered a massive trade to move up to the number two overall pick, where they selected North…

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Power Ranking NFL’s 100 Best Players Heading Into 2016 Season

Embed from Getty Images   You’ve likely seen the NFL Network top 100 list, a ranking accumulated by fellow players around the National Football League. It’s a passing league dominated by quarterbacks and skill position players, and the rankings reflected that. Forty nine of the 100 players were skill position players, and nearly half the league’s quarterbacks made the cut. In making my list, I tried to put as much…

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