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Archive: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Changing the postseason landscape

The Randy Moss trade could directly or indirectly impact how the 2010 NFL playoffs play out.

By Michael Kun | October 7, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Questions linger for Vikings

Even with Randy Moss, the Vikings still have to prove they can contend for a deep playoff run while the Patriots just keep getting younger.

By Brandon Benson | October 7, 2010; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

A slight upgrade

Randy Moss will help the Vikings, but Brett Favre is finally showing his age and that could ultimately keep Minnesota from its first Super Bowl.

By Adam Tracey | October 6, 2010; 10:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Motivated Moss provides big boost

Randy Moss only helps Minnesota's chances of reaching Big D while the Patriots' postseason hopes may take a hit in the short term.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | October 6, 2010; 3:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Belichickian aspect

On the surface, this trade looks like a win-win, but long-term it's Bill Belichick and the Patriots who will reap the rewards.

By Jason Maloni | October 6, 2010; 3:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Which team benefits most from Randy Moss deal?

Which team benefits most from the Randy Moss trade?

By Reader Poll | October 6, 2010; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Desperation days

The Vikings trade for Randy Moss rings of desperation while the Patriots continue to look toward the future after a move that embodies the differing philosophies of the two franchises.

By Dave Goldberg | October 6, 2010; 2:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Belichick brilliance

By dealing a malcontent Randy Moss to the Vikings for a third-round pick, Bill Belichick and the Patriots earned a profit on the investment they made in acquiring Moss in 2007.

By Anthony Stalter | October 6, 2010; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Now or never for Vikes

The Randy Moss trade shows that the Vikings are desperate to win now, no matter the future cost, while the Patriots continue to stay the course.

By Doug Farrar | October 6, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Know when to fold 'em

The Colts still have the potential to make another Super Bowl run, but their coach can't afford to make any more mistakes that might cost them critical division wins.

By Leonard Shapiro | October 5, 2010; 11:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Colts hurting at DT

Peyton Manning and the Colts are not a franchise on the decline, but their inability to stop the run is taking its toll on their AFC South supremacy.

By Anthony Stalter | October 5, 2010; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

How far will the Colts go?

With an 0-2 start in the AFC South and serious concerns on defense, how far will the Colts go in 2010?

By Reader Poll | October 5, 2010; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Diggin' the drama

Unlike recent seasons, the Colts' 2-2 start will keep things interesting all season in the AFC South and across the NFL where 2010 has been wide open so far.

By Dawn Knight | October 5, 2010; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't bet against Peyton

As long as the Colts have Peyton Manning at the helm, they'll never be far from postseason and Super Bowl contention.

By Tim McHale | October 5, 2010; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Peyton still a safe bet

Despite an 0-2 start in the division, helped by Jim Caldwell's timeout blunder against the Jaguars, the Colts should turn things around behind the most reliable signal caller in the NFL, Peyton Manning.

By Dave Goldberg | October 5, 2010; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Timing is everything

One AFC South team is 3-1 because of a prudently timed timeout taken by its coach while another is 2-2 as a result of its coaches timeout blunder.

By Michael Kun | October 5, 2010; 8:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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