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Breaking down the games for Week 3

I wasn’t exactly on point last week, going 5-9-2, although the late games brought me back a bit (thanks for showboating, Jesse Holley). The aerial assaults and scoring barrages continue, a trend that looks like…


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Breaking down the Week 2 slate

To say the offenses were ahead of the defenses in Week 1 is a vast understatement. Five different games featured two quarterbacks going over 300 yards, most unforgettably Cam Newton’s stellar 418-yard debut and Tom…


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The picks are in: Breaking down Week 1

Football is back, and what a way to get it started with the Saints and the Packers coming down to the very last play of an absolute barnburner Thursday night. Picking Week 1 is already…


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Giving credit to an ump: Timmons makes the save

It’s been a horrible year for umpires, especially in Atlanta. But at Turner Field Friday night, Tim Timmons made reprimands for many of his colleagues with a saving effort. Carlos Zambrano threw way too far…




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Why the parity in the NFC only?

If there is to be a 2011 NFL season, one trend people will keep an eye on is the disparity of parity between the AFC and NFC. In an unprecedented run of unpredictability, the NFC…


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Brandon Phillips: What never to do in baseball

It is a generally accepted principle that baseball players tend to do some foolish things. Take San Francisco Giants’ closer Brian Wilson, who took out the frustrations of a second straight blown save on the…