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Archive: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Decade's best Super Bowl

With more instant classics than any other decade, the aughts have given football fans plenty to cheer about, but which Super Bowl, from the past 10 years, ranks highest?

By Emil Steiner | January 2, 2010; 11:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tanking the line

Making a line on these games, it becomes a difficult chore because I don't have a complete handle on who is going to play and for how long.

By Johnny Avello | January 2, 2010; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who should take it easy week 17

Between draft picks, injury prevention and playoff gamesmanship plenty of teams have a reason to phone it in this week, but who has the most to gain?

By Reader Poll | January 2, 2010; 2:24 PM ET | Comments (1)

Winners draft first

The Rams have had the second pick in the draft for two years in a row. Maybe the number one pick is just the stroke of luck they need.

By Ryan Van Bibber | January 2, 2010; 1:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Ram named Suh?

Teams with playoff berths wrapped up decide how hard to play, the St. Louis Rams play for Ndamukong Suh.

By Dave Goldberg | January 1, 2010; 4:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Roll over, Cincy

Bengals shouldn't tip their hard to the Jets.

By Dan Parker | January 1, 2010; 3:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Losers lose

Winning is a habit -- you don't develop it from worrying about draft position.

By Joel Thorman | January 1, 2010; 3:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams ready to Suh

If there's one team that would benefit from a Week 17 loss above any other, it's the St. Louis Rams to the Lions away from Suh.

By Doug Farrar | January 1, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Snub list best part of Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is like your mom buying you a fake Voltron set when you were a kid -- the only fun part is complaining about it.

By Jim McCormick | December 30, 2009; 2:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pro Bowl voting is silly

One glaring omission: London Fletcher, the Redskins' middle linebacker, who's played 12 excellent seasons without making a Pro Bowl

By Dave Goldberg | December 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pro Bowl snub vote

Weigh in on who caught the biggest snubbing from NFL Pro Bowl voters

By Reader Poll | December 30, 2009; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

Gonzo, Smith snubbed

Only Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez and New Orleans defensive end Will Smith's have legitimate gripes with Pro Bowl voters.

By Rob Rang | December 29, 2009; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Perfectly debately

If it works, it is a perfect decision, if it doesn't work, it looks perfectly stupid.

By Brian Tarcy | December 28, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Protecting Peyton matters more

Teams need to be smart and protect their valuable assets; the Colts did that.

By Larry Brown | December 28, 2009; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

Game dumped

This is Colts policy, but it never before killed an unbeaten season.

By Dave Goldberg | December 28, 2009; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (4)

Momentum matters

By shutting Manning down too quickly, the Colts could be doing the same to their postseason dreams.

By Doug Farrar | December 28, 2009; 8:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

I'd rather play to win

Colts fans know the playoffs are coming, but still felt pretty pretty slighted. We wanted to go for it.

By Dawn Knight | December 28, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disappointing decision

Removing Peyton Manning and essentially all the Colts starters while playing at home with the lead stinks.

By Michael Wilbon | December 28, 2009; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

Smart move, Colts

It only takes one freak play to end a player's season and the Colts have been victimized by freak plays sidelining key players for the playoffs.

By Joe Baker | December 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Skidding into the playoffs

Better to go into the playoffs winning than losing.

By Matt Loede | December 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does benching help or hurt Indy

How will Caldwell's decision to bench Manning affect the Colts? Vote now...

By Reader Poll | December 28, 2009; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

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