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Super Bowl XLV was an instant classic - and the sometimes sloppy nature of the game only added to its value. But after setting a viewership record, the NFL and its players need to get over themselves and resolve their labor dispute or risk ruining a game at its peak in popularity.

By Dave Goldberg | February 8, 2011; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

The spread was the easy part

Someone will win Super Bowl XLV 23-20, but choosing between two evenly matched teams in the Packers and Steelers is a tall order.

By Dave Goldberg | February 2, 2011; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cliche because it's true

Even in a year when everyone is running up points, the Packers and Steelers have proven it still takes a good defense to get to the Super Bowl.

By Dave Goldberg | January 25, 2011; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Walking the walk

Increased media coverage of the NFL has incited more trash talking than ever - the effects of which could be seen Sunday in New England.

By Dave Goldberg | January 18, 2011; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Real rivalry in Pitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens play football as it's meant to be played, and their third meeting of the season should be another classic.

By Dave Goldberg | January 11, 2011; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (4)

Emphasis on division

Plenty of mediocre teams have made the playoffs before and there will be plenty more after the 2010 NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks. But the NFL's current division playoff format is the best way to go.

By Dave Goldberg | January 5, 2011; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (2)

Speed kills for Eagles

With speed to spare and Michael Vick playing his best football ever, the Eagles pose numerous problems for any team matching up against them in the NFC playoffs.

By Dave Goldberg | December 28, 2010; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

George Young's lesson

Bill Belichick learned under former New York Giants general manager George Young that teams win championships as often as stars do.

By Dave Goldberg | December 14, 2010; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

Experience trumps genius

Josh McDaniels was hired because he had been tagged a young "genius" working under Bill Belichik. His failures prove once again that experience is paramount in the NFL's coaching ranks.

By Dave Goldberg | December 7, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

No fighting in Goodell's NFL

In Roger Goodell's NFL, displays of temper are not tolerated. And it's Cortland Finnegan whose reputation was further tarnished by his fight with Andre Johnson.

By Dave Goldberg | November 30, 2010; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Blame Jerry

The collapse of the Dallas Cowboys falls on the flash-over-substance personnel decisions made year after year by owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

By Dave Goldberg | November 9, 2010; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wait 'til the playoffs

Enough with all the in-season power rankings, show some patience and let things play out in the NFL playoffs. After all, that's why this sport has a playoff system -- to determine the best team in the league.

By Dave Goldberg | November 4, 2010; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Want Randy? He's yours

Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins could be the perfect landing spot for waived wide receiver Randy Moss.

By Dave Goldberg | November 2, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

Jumping to conclusions

It's far too early to accurately asses the quality of play and the quality of teams in the NFL this season. Defensive struggles may not appeal to everyone, but it remains a formula for success.

By Dave Goldberg | October 12, 2010; 08:00 AM 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; 02:56 PM 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; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

A (triumphant?) return

Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game is all about Donovan McNabb returning to face the team he led for the last 11 seasons. And if the boo birds are out to greet him, he'll feel right at home.

By Dave Goldberg | September 30, 2010; 01:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

A lesson in continuity

Pittsburgh's sustained success is a tribute to a system built on continuity and the 2010 Steelers are no different.

By Dave Goldberg | September 28, 2010; 12:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

Five early surprises

The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have all surprised early on for very different reasons.

By Dave Goldberg | September 21, 2010; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Still No. 1

One week into the season, the landscape of the NFC East may have changed, but the Dallas Cowboys still belong atop the heap...for now at least.

By Dave Goldberg | September 14, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Money trumps all

Despite a number of obvious drawbacks, NFL regular season expansion appears to be foregone conclusion

By Dave Goldberg | August 31, 2010; 12:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's Snyder's mess

There's plenty of blame to throw around, but Daniel Snyder should once again bear the brunt for overpaying a player with questionable work ethic.

By Dave Goldberg | August 24, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Window is closing

The window is closing on Brett Favre and the Vikings who may have missed their best chance at a Super Bowl title last season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 18, 2010; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Show him the money

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson needs Darrelle Revis to build a winner. It's time to open up the checkbook.

By Dave Goldberg | August 11, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brett's broken record

Brett Favre has a bad ankle, hates training camp and knows he holds all the power over the Minnesota Vikings. So let's just leave him alone until the start of the season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 5, 2010; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Heads in the sand

The NCAA must step up and act to protect its players from opportunistic agents rather than simply handing down sanctions to college programs after the fact.

By Dave Goldberg | August 3, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Super Bowl renaissance

It's way too early for 2011 Super Bowl predictions, so here's one for you: The Packers and Dolphins will make it to Big D this winter.

By Dave Goldberg | July 28, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Uncharted waters ahead

NFL's uncertain financial future has players, agents and owners waiting for someone else to take the plunge before signing a rookie contract. Even if it takes longer than usual, the deals will get done by the start of the season.

By Dave Goldberg | July 23, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

The latest fix

Substance abuse is a constant in professional sports and purple drank is just the newest quick fix.

By Dave Goldberg | July 20, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Giants' defense the key

A defensive makeover will propel the 2007 Super Bowl champion New York Giants back into the postseason, where they have a great shot to make another deep run.

By Dave Goldberg | July 13, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

There's no "$" in "team"

In a team sport like football, blockbuster NBA-style free agent deals will never be the norm.

By Dave Goldberg | July 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A blip on offseason radar

Both Andre and Chris Johnson deserve restructured contracts and both should get them before the season begins. Until then, their holdouts are just a blip on the offseason radar.

By Dave Goldberg | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let's wait and see

The New York Jets and Washington Redskins both made a number of moves to improve their teams this offseason, but what impact those and any other moves will have won't be known until the regular season is fully underway.

By Dave Goldberg | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bumblin' and fumblin'

The overblown overkill of ESPN's NFL draft coverage team detracted from the event, leading at least one draftnik to flip to the NFL Network.

By Dave Goldberg | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crap shoot at QB

Taking a quarterback at No. 1 is a crap shoot, but if the St. Louis Rams select Sam Bradford, I'm not going to argue.

By Dave Goldberg | April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The operative word is 'if'

With a pair of talented players with off the field joining last year's AFC finalists in New York, the pay off for the Jets comes down to several big 'ifs'.

By Dave Goldberg | April 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Business as usual

Donovan McNabb leaving the Eagles for D.C. could shake up the NFC East, but all in all, it's just business as usual for both NFL franchises.

By Dave Goldberg | April 5, 2010; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (6)

He deserves better

The Eagles would be wise to see what they have in Kevin Kolb, but for all Donovan McNabb has given Philadelphia, he deserves better than Oakland.

By Dave Goldberg | April 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Decisions, decisions

While the new postseason overtime format might increase fairness, it certainly doesn't make the job of an NFL coach any easier. Instead, they now have one more big second-guessable decision to make.

By Dave Goldberg | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The jury is out

Just like the quarterback classes before them, the signal callers in the 2010 draft class will have to prove their worth on the gridiron.

By Dave Goldberg | March 17, 2010; 12:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kampman bolsters Jags

Overshadowed by the Bears' signing of Julius Peppers, veteran pass rusher Aaron Kampman could be a better fit in Jacksonville.

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

Time for a new gameplan

Thursday's roster slashing could signal that the Redskins are finally ready to approach free agency with the goal of filling needs rather than making the big splash.

By Dave Goldberg | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't count on change

While the NFL would be wise to change its overtime format, don't expect the status quo to to be tweaked any time soon.

By Dave Goldberg | March 2, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hurting at 30

Like so many running backs before him, LaDainian Tomlinson has succumbed to the punishment of accumulated hits over time.

By Dave Goldberg | February 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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