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Trivia: June 24, 2017

What three AFC teams existed in the 1950s? answer »

Mailbag: June 23, 2017

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition: identifying the best offenses and defenses. Are quarterbacks worth more in dynasty leagues? And how does it affect rankings when tight ends are given an extra half point per reception? more »


Around the NFL: Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin is 36 years old, but he's not looking to retire. He hopes to sign with a team right before training camp. Recently, two prospective suitors, the Ravens (Jeremy Maclin) and Titans (Eric Decker) signed veterans, probably taking them out of the picture for Boldin. But someone should bite, and why not -- there's evidence he's still got some game left.   more »

Trivia: June 23, 2017

What’s the only team to lose in NFL championship games five times in six years? answer »


Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

We’ve seen the strength of schedule numbers, but let’s parse it out a bit – looking at which teams have easy and hard schedules in the first and second halves of the season. That could give us an idea of which teams might start strong, and which teams might play better late in the year.  more »


Around the NFL: Jesse James

Saw a story online yesterday that Ben Roethlisberger and tight end Jesse James have been working on developing a red-zone rapport at OTAs. The Steelers released Ladarius Green, and didn't add anyone of note, so it's James, Xavier Grimble and the league's other David Johnson at the position.   more »


Trivia: June 22, 2017

Tennessee signed Eric Decker, who scored double-digit touchdowns in seasons with both the Broncos and Jets. Who are the only other two active wide receivers who've scored double-digit touchdowns in seasons with different franchises? One player is now with his fifth team, the other his fourth. answer »


Ian Allan: Home-away passing stats

Someone a few weeks back asked about home-away numbers for quarterbacks. I’ve had a Post-It on my computer screen, and I’ve finally had a chance to get around to it. As I supposed, it’s Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees leading the way.  more »


Around the NFL: Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons blew the Super Bowl, and it's tough for Super Bowl losers to return to the big game -- hasn't happened in more than 20 years, in fact. But Atlanta certainly seems to be set up for a few more years of excellence, and mostly it's because of how they've killed it the NFL Draft.   more »


Trivia: June 21, 2017

Who is the only man to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl and also later serve as the head coach of a Super Bowl champion? answer »


Factoid: Rookie tight ends

There’s some buzz with the three rookie tight ends selected in the first round – O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku. This is the time of year where assistant coaches make comments about how ‘so-and-so is really standing out’ at practice, with those quotes than cycling through the various channels on the internet, strengthening the mistaken idea that any of them is likely to do much of anything this year.   more »


Around the NFL: Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant is back after being suspended all of last season. His return means good things for Pittsburgh's passing game, which likes to funnel things through its wideouts when it's at full strength.   more »

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Trivia: June 20, 2017

What was the last team to play in a Super Bowl wearing jerseys that didn’t include the players’ names on the back? answer »


Fantasy News: Fanex Analysis Draft

For rounds and rounds in this ongoing Fanex Analysis Draft, nobody wanted to take quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers lasted until late in the third. Tom Brady went in the fifth. Drew Brees lasted until the next-to-last pick in the sixth. Then everything flipped.  more »


Poll: June 19, 2017

Which Titans player will finish with the best receiving numbers? (6 points for TDs, 1 for every 10 yards)

Corey Davis (0%)
Delanie Walker (0%)
Rishard Matthews (0%)
Eric Decker (0%)
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