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Vulnerabilities abound

This type of competitive balance keeps more teams -- and their fans -- believing a Super Bowl run is a possibility. And that's exactly what the NFL wants to see.

By Doug Farrar | October 12, 2010; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's in your 2011 Super Bowl?

Which two teams will reach Super Bowl XLV in Dallas this winter?

By Reader Poll | July 28, 2010; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC West wide open for 49ers

The NFC West is wide open for the San Francisco 49ers to usurp the throne from the Arizona Cardinals and reach the 2010 NFL playoffs.

By Jason Brewer | July 13, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

The numbers don't lie

On the right team with a strong receiving corps, Donovan McNabb could continue to produce and win games.

By Doug Farrar | April 2, 2010; 12:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

The final piece

Donovan McNabb has plenty left in the tank, which makes him the perfect quarterback to push a borderline team into the playoffs. Think Brett Favre 2.0.

By Jason Brewer | April 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Dansby is the man

In versatile linebacker Karlos Dansby, the Dolphins may have picked up the jewel of this year's free agent class.

By Doug Farrar | March 9, 2010; 01:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trio of pass rushers top list

A pair of linebackers and one lineman not named Peppers are three of the best free agent signings so far.

By Matt Loede | March 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's in LT's hands

This could be LaDainian Tomlinson's best shot at a Super Bowl, but first he must accept a reduced role.

By Matt Loede | February 23, 2010; 12:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vikings, Cards must win

The real pressure question isn't "How much of a disappointment would a loss be?", it's "Will there really be a next year?"

By Joe Baker | January 15, 2010; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Divisional Pressure Picks

This weekend's games can't possibly be as lopsided as three of the four last week.

By Michael Wilbon | January 15, 2010; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titanic Bubble

The Titans have what it takes to keep hope alive and make a run. We'll see if they can put it all together now.

By Anthony Stalter | November 30, 2009; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eastern parity, western futility

The NFC East, but looking broader, this division isn't so much bad as it is very evenly matched.

By Rob Rang | November 23, 2009; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Playoff Picks

With Pittsburgh and Baltimore in their division, the Bengals' luck is the most likely of the current division leaders to run out.

By Sean Moroney | November 5, 2009; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

10,001 simulations and guess who's out

The Cardinals are the current division leader least likely to make the playoffs.

By Paul Bessire | November 4, 2009; 06:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

The bad luck Bengals

If franchises are somewhat branded by an identity, then the Bengals' is of a team perennially beset by misfortune and miscalculation.

By Jim McCormick | November 4, 2009; 04:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't count on Cards

The only team currently leading their division played in last season's Super Bowl and, coincidentally, is the only team that won't play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

By Jamie De Giorgio | November 4, 2009; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

No one safe but Saints, Colts, Vikes

The two divisional leaders I have the least faith in at this point are in the West -- NFC West's Arizona and AFC West's Denver.

By Rob Rang | November 4, 2009; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not in the Cards

The one division leader that I don't see making the playoffs is the 4-3 Arizona Cardinals.

By Shawn Zobel | November 4, 2009; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Which leader isn't playoff bound?

Vote now on the current division leader that will be out of the picture come playoff time.

By Reader Poll | November 4, 2009; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spoiled for Choice

For me this question should read: Which falling star should you hitch your wagon to?

By Emil Steiner | June 12, 2009; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Image Is Everything

Matt Leinart and Vince Young are doing and saying enough of the right things to give coaches and fans a glimmer of hope

By Jason Maloni | June 12, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Leinart Has Less Baggage

Leinart is preferable to Young now, and only because of what's happened off the field.

By Jeff Nelson | June 12, 2009; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thanks, But No Thanks!

Given the choice between Leinart and Young, I'll choose Option C -- whatever that may be.

By Doug Farrar | June 12, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is There a Third Choice?

By all accounts, Leinart just needs to grow up. Young may really need help.

By Dan Levy | June 12, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Young Trumps Leinart

What's happened off the field is a push but Young beats him on numbers and talent.

By Shawn Zobel | June 12, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilted Roses

To be perfectly blunt, is there is anyone drafted from the two powerhouses in 2006 that can consistently enjoy success in the NFL?

By Rob Rang | June 12, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Usual Suspects

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Arizona round out a fairly familiar top five best teams

By Les Carpenter | April 29, 2009; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

All About the System

Between new GM Scott Pioli and new head coach Todd Haley, I'd say that Cassel is actually in the perfect environment to make a real go of it.

By Doug Farrar | March 2, 2009; 06:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kurt Warner Can

Any team is three players away from a Super Bowl -- pause, drum roll -- Barry Sanders, Deon Sanders and Troy Aikman.

By Peter Schaffer | February 27, 2009; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Lesser of (Four) Evils

In a division like that, with a born-again quarterback and the best receiver in the league, I don't see how they won't be the favorite to win.

By Dan Levy | February 11, 2009; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Outlook Not So Good

I think Whisenhunt is the real deal, but I wonder about his judgment if he had to fire two assistants after they made the Super Bowl.

By David Aldridge | February 11, 2009; 06:10 AM ET | Comments (1)

Odds Stacked Against Cards

Departures, dissension and disgust appear rampant in the Cardinals organization. That combination signals nothing but disaster for next season.

By Gene Wang | February 11, 2009; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can the Cardinals Repeat/Compete

After losing the Super Bowl will the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs in 2009? You decide.

By Reader Poll | February 11, 2009; 05:33 AM ET | Comments (3)

Faithful How, Pray Tell

Would the sportswriters who give Kurt Warner a pass to say, "I'm trying to represent Jesus" do the same if he said, "I'm trying to represent Reebok."?

By Kathy Orton | February 5, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (10)

February 4th Winner: skinsfan80

At the end of the day, it's hard to have a discussion about restricting one person's rights while not also asking yourself if you should stop talking because you're furthering your own agenda in the same breath.

By TOP COMMENTER | February 4, 2009; 11:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Does it Matter?

Regardless of how people feel about religion entering certain non-secular spaces, they will continue to love chicken sandwiches, and of course, football.

By Jim McCormick | February 4, 2009; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Separating Church and Stadium

Even if God is what got you there, does He really need to be plugged?

By Emil Steiner | February 4, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Strength in Faith

How could there be too much of something that improves the chemistry and attitude of a team?

By Dick Vermeil | February 4, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (7)

There is No God In Team

It seems that most athletes thank God when they actually want to thank themselves.

By Dan Levy | February 4, 2009; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (5)

Faith Enhancement?

Governing bodies across the globe are attempting to combat illegal drug use. But what if faith is a natural performance - enhancer?

By Dr. Matthew Prowler | February 4, 2009; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (2)

On the 7th Day God?

If two men, equally devout, are on opposite teams, how does God decide who wins? And what does He say to the loser? Pray harder next time?

By David Aldridge | February 4, 2009; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (4)

Top Commenter February 3rd: FISCHY

The Steelers are the gold standard for long-term success in the post-merger era. On the other hand, they were the worst franchise in the pre-merger era, with the same Rooney family in charge -- so, maybe it balances out.

By TOP COMMENTER | February 4, 2009; 12:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Dynastic Steel

Wilbon and Kornheiser rate Super Bowl XLIII and the Steelers' dynasty historically.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | February 3, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Steelers in the Lead

The Steelers claimed their sixth Super Bowl title and officially stepped one inch ahead of the rest.

By Zach Leibowitz | February 3, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Great Ending Only

My personal favorite was Super 13. I watched the game on a big screen at the Gateway Tour Center in SW, with other fans, at a party hosted by WMAL's Ken Beatrice. One of his small "thank-yous" to all the people who listened and called into his show. I was 13. Life was good.

By David Aldridge | February 2, 2009; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Best of the Rest?

Super Bowl XLIII has to be up there in the thrill-a-minute department, though there have been a few entrants in the last decade.

By Doug Farrar | February 2, 2009; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Greatest of Its Era

Everything switched in seconds in Super Bowl XLIII, destinies rewrote themselves, careers were redefined.

By Les Carpenter | February 2, 2009; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Greatest Super Bowl Ever?

Was Super Bowl XLIII the greatest NFL championship of all time?

By Reader Poll | February 2, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

On Balance, a Classic

6th Title Rests On Holmes's Steel Toes

By Mark Maske | February 2, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Praising Arizona

Throw logic out the window on Sunday. I'm picking Arizona, and the reason is Larry Fitzgerald.

By Gene Wang | January 30, 2009; 07:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

Kurt Can Do It

I don't know, who's going to win, but I'm pulling for the Cardinals because of Kurt, and I think it would be great for football to have a new team win.

By Dick Vermeil | January 30, 2009; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

St. Louis Symmetry

Steelers 27-17, but that might be my heart talking, not my head.

By David Aldridge | January 30, 2009; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cards Win in the Cards

My gut is with Maya Angelou and Phyllis Diller There's something about Arizona that seems impressive.

By Dan Levy | January 30, 2009; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cards in the Zone

The team's that hot at the end usually wins, and Arizona is hot now.

By Charles Mann | January 30, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cards Have the Edge

Arizona's offense is almost tailor-made to discombobulate that amazing Steelers defense.

By Doug Farrar | January 30, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

I Hate the Cards, but I Like Them Sunday

I hate the football Cardinals but...

By Cindy Boren | January 30, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hot? Cool It.

Yes, the Cardinals are hot. But how do you think the Steelers got here? Through a raffle?

By David Larimer | January 30, 2009; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cardinal Virtues onto Victory

When it comes to knowing what's going to happen, no one knows anything.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 30, 2009; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Defense Beats Offense

The age-old adage is that "great defenses win championships," and in reality this is what will happen on Sunday.

By Peter Schaffer | January 30, 2009; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Offense Wins a Championship This Time

The Cardinals have shaken off good defenses recently. Why not on Sunday?

By Matthew Bonesteel | January 30, 2009; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

One for the Other Thumb

Offense may be sexy, but defense will have Pittsburgh feeling six-y.

By Desmond Bieler | January 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Red Herring

Let's keep this simple: Steelers 28, Cardinals 10.

By Emil Steiner | January 30, 2009; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Ben or Kurt, You Decide

Your turn to play general manager. Pick which quarterback you'd want to start in Super Bowl XLIII.

By Reader Poll | January 29, 2009; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

They're Physical, Not Dirty

Above all, the Steelers want players who have a mean streak on the field.

By Doug Farrar | January 29, 2009; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (5)

Good, Clean Fun

Don't call the Steelers dirty simply because this current crop of players is advancing their hard-hitting legacy.

By Gene Wang | January 29, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Winning Can Be Dirty

What's wrong with a team being dirty?

By Emil Steiner | January 29, 2009; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (10)

The Steel Makers

This whole notion that the Steelers play dirty is absurd.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 29, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (3)

Take Old Over Big

Ben's only job since coming into the league as been to not make mistakes. And frankly, he hasn't even been so great at that.

By Dan Levy | January 28, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Warner, But D Will Win

I don't just want the guy who's been there before -- I want the guy who's been there before and done well.

By Doug Farrar | January 28, 2009; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Both Back for Seconds

Either the Cardinals' Kurt Warner or the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger will emerge as a two-time Super Bowl winner.

By Mark Maske | January 28, 2009; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

3rd Time's the Charm?

Ben Roethlisberger got carried to his Super Bowl off of Ken Whisenhunt's offensive schemes.

By Charles Mann | January 28, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Depends on Scheme

If you're in the Burgh you prefer Ben and if you're in the Valley you prefer Kurt.

By Peter Schaffer | January 28, 2009; 07:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Home-Field Would be Advantageous

The NFL is so successful now it can afford to do the right thing.

By Emil Steiner | January 26, 2009; 01:19 PM ET | Comments (5)

Neutral Site Is Better

The Super Bowl is half football game, half entertainment spectacle. Such things go over much better in climates conducive to comfort.

By Doug Farrar | January 26, 2009; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Home Work to Be Done

Money and marketing are higher priorities to the NFL than home-field advantage.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 26, 2009; 06:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is Donovan Done in Philly?

Has the winningest quarterback in Eagles history thrown his last pass in Philadelphia? Vote here.

By Reader Poll | January 25, 2009; 02:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cinderella's a Fairy Tale

The NFL would be better served if Super Bowl XLIII featured the Steelers against another traditional power like the Cowboys.

By Gene Wang | January 24, 2009; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Ball's Better With Cinderella

The hope forged through parity keeps fans riveted

By Peter Schaffer | January 24, 2009; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cinderella Must Deliver

Underdogs are welcome, perennially losers are not.

By David Carter | January 23, 2009; 05:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cards May Change the NFL

If Arizona wins we may have to start stocking up on canned goods and digging bunkers.

By Doug Farrar | January 23, 2009; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (5)

No GMU in the NFL

We need Goliaths in sports, because without them, there'd be no Davids to root for.

By Dan Levy | January 23, 2009; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Beauty of Cinderellas

When it comes to a Cinderella story, I'd prefer actually having Cinderella than any of her stepsisters.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 23, 2009; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

January 24th Winner: KEMP13

Dallas fans HATE this. That alone makes it a great development! Here's to the glamor teams.

By TOP COMMENTER | January 23, 2009; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

January 22nd Winner: JOHANN_CAT

Namath is in the hall of fame not just because of the Super Bowl, but because of the aesthetics of his game.

By TOP COMMENTER | January 22, 2009; 11:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Best to Be the Dog

That's how we beat the Bills in Super Bowl XXVI

By Charles Mann | January 22, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Consistency Counts

It starts at the beginning of the season with a simple message: It's us against the world.

By Dick Vermeil | January 22, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Canton Calling Kurt

If I hadn't retired too early he would have gone in as a Ram.

By Dick Vermeil | January 21, 2009; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

If Namath Then Warner

I have to admit, if the Cardinals pull the upset in Tampa, that may be enough for me.

By David Aldridge | January 21, 2009; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Kurt Warrants HOF Talk

It's fitting then that Warner is going up against Steelers because he's already thrown for more career yards than Terry Bradshaw.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 21, 2009; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

Inauguration First

I've seen every Super Bowl since XII, and I can't imagine anything I've seen in any of them that will come close to the feeling I'll have when a man of African-American heritage walks to that podium and takes that oath.

By Doug Farrar | January 21, 2009; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Under Card Match

The Cardinals will need to play more than just the underdog card. They'll need to keep the Steelers guessing.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 21, 2009; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 21st Winner: wagz20

It stunks that with half the game to go, the Ravens would be unable to over turn an egregious officiating error.

By TOP COMMENTER | January 20, 2009; 11:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cards Continue the Crazy

The Cardinals are hot now and, in today's NFL, that may be all that matters.

By Doug Farrar | January 19, 2009; 08:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Enough With the Nine-Win Thing

Saying you're the worst Super Bowl team is kind of like saying you're the ugliest super model, isn't it?

By Dan Levy | January 19, 2009; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (6)

In The 'Zona

This is not Joe Bugel's Cardinals anymore. They're dangerous, qualified and Whisenhunt wants some Steely revenge.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 19, 2009; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 18th Winner: OZPUNK

Perhaps T.O. will show up in Arizona and tearfully apologize to Andy and Donovan and ask to be traded back to Philly?

By TOP COMMENTER | January 17, 2009; 04:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cards Win? That'd Be Surprising

In a postseason full of the unexpected, the most shocking scenario would be Arizona beating Philadelphia in the NFC championship game.

By Gene Wang | January 16, 2009; 02:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Year of Surprise

Perhaps, the biggest surprise now would be no surprise at all.

By Emil Steiner | January 16, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Throwing Surprise Party

With two sixth seeds and the Cardinals still alive, at this point, nothing would surprise me.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 16, 2009; 01:47 PM ET | Comments (1)

Four Teams, Four Surprises

There are quite a few things that bear watching on Championship weekend, as under the radar as they may be.

By Doug Farrar | January 16, 2009; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kurt, but Gracious

Donovan McNabb is supposed to be here, Kurt Warner is not.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 15, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Balancing Ego

A player in the NFL is blessed with incredible riches: fame, fortune and adulation. With these riches come many certainties: pain, criticism, disappointment and public failure.

By Peter Schaffer | January 15, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keep Dreaming Donovan

If McNabb had faced the adversity that Kurt Warner has, he might be bagging groceries instead of playing in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday.

By Sean McCann | January 15, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (2)

Resilience Is Relative

It is important to consider that individual responses to stress may be, at least in part, innate.

By Dr. Matthew Prowler | January 15, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Warner Is the Winner

The great thing about Warner's story is that he's come back from obscurity twice.

By Doug Farrar | January 15, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (6)

Cards Can't Deal

Why is it that when I hear the words Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowl I think of the words of John McEnroe, as in: "You cannot be serious!"

By Emil Steiner | January 13, 2009; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cards Can Do

Do the Cardinals stand a chance? Is Pam Oliver the best sideline reporter in the biz?

By David Aldridge | January 13, 2009; 06:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

House of Cards

Enjoy this feel-good moment for now Arizona, because it ends on Sunday.

By Gene Wang | January 13, 2009; 06:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cards of Chance

Questioning Arizona's ability to win the NFC Championship and considering them to be frauds is irresponsible

By Zach Leibowitz | January 13, 2009; 06:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 13th Winner: GRATIANUS

It's too much to say Plax is to blame for the Giants losing, but he certainly shares the blame.

By TOP COMMENTER | January 13, 2009; 04:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Momentum Beats Location

I don't think it's as much about home field becoming meaningless as it is momentum becoming far more meaningful.

By Doug Farrar | January 12, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Home Sick

It's not about where you play, but how you play.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 12, 2009; 06:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Ben, Collins in Danger

The QBs who are most valuable to their teams are the ones who lead offenses with iffy running games behind questionable offensive lines.

By Doug Farrar | January 9, 2009; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cue Up

Upon further review, score this one for the Team Obama.

By David Nakamura | November 20, 2008; 01:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

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