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There will be no work stoppage

There will be no work stoppage in the NFL because Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith are too smart to let that happen when football is at its peak.

By Michael Kun | February 9, 2011; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

That was it?

The classic Super Bowl matchup and all of its trimmings didn't live up to the hype, leaving me unsatisfied with a lockout looming.

By Anthony Stalter | February 8, 2011; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

One to treasure

Super Bowl XLV showcased two teams with quality coaches and great front offices who were rewarded for their patience and vision with a spot in the big game -- in short, the NFL at its finest.

By Jason Maloni | February 8, 2011; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A deal will get done

The NFL, its owners and players know that football is at its peak and they cannot afford a lockout. Expect a deal to get done no later than June 1.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | February 8, 2011; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers emerges

Super Bowl XLV will be marked by the emergence of MVP QB Aaron Rodgers, and while the NFL braces for a potential lockout, at least fans in Green Bay can cherish that winning feeling once again.

By Brandon Benson | February 8, 2011; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

In the top 5

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)

Go out with a bang

Millions of people who can't locate Green Bay on a map or spell Pittsburgh without Google will tune in, Sunday, to watch what may be the last NFL game ever.

By Emil Steiner | February 4, 2011; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Super Bowl of Super Bowls

Packers-Steelers is a showcase and celebration of what makes pro football great: Blue-collar teams hailing from gritty, all-American towns. Crushing defenses, power running attacks, rifle-armed, cold-blooded quarterbacks.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | February 2, 2011; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Packers will take flight

With Aaron Rodgers under center and a host of weapons in the receiving game, the Green Bay Packers get the slight edge in a great Super Bowl XLV matchup.

By Brandon Benson | February 2, 2011; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Which team will win Super Bowl XLV?

Which team will win Super Bowl XLV?

By Reader Poll | February 2, 2011; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Let's try overtime

Everything about the game, including the historic nature of the franchises, points to one conclusion: it's time to test the new overtime rules.

By Brian Tarcy | February 2, 2011; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Steelers all the way

No team can beat you in more ways than Pittsburgh, which is why the Steelers will hoist their seventh Lombardi trophy Sunday at Super Bowl XLV.

By Jason Maloni | February 2, 2011; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Another Steel trophy

In a matchup of two of the NFL's most historic franchises, look for the Steelers to hoist their third Lombardi trophy in five years at Super Bowl XLV.

By Matt Loede | February 2, 2011; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

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)

Ice, ice baby

I'll be pulling for the Packers and a welcome distraction from the impending "Iceaggedon" expected to hit the Midwest this weekend.

By Dawn Knight | February 2, 2011; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pick the Pack

Call it destiny, call it fate, or just call it a great team receiving its due: the Packers will win Super Bowl XLV.

By Anthony Stalter | February 2, 2011; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Flip a coin

The Packers and Steelers are so evenly matched that anyone asked to pick the winner of this Sunday's game might as well flip a coin.

By Michael Kun | February 2, 2011; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's a passing league

The reality is that more often than not, a great quarterback leads his team to a Super Bowl victory. The NFL is a passing league and any team relying on its defense or running game to win a championship is a long shot.

By Brandon Benson | January 25, 2011; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

It's coaches and QBs now

Quarterbacks and coaching, more than defense, have the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers vying for another Super Bowl title.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | January 25, 2011; 03:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Staying true to history

As past Super Bowl champions have proven, it takes defense to reach, and ultimately win the big game in the NFL. The Steelers and Packers are proof once again.

By Leonard Shapiro | January 25, 2011; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Defense does it again

It's no surprise that two teams built for the playoffs with elite defenses will take the field in Dallas on Feb. 6 in a game that will likely be decided on the defensive end.

By Anthony Stalter | January 25, 2011; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

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)

Take your pick on a loaded weekend

Take your pick on a weekend loaded with great playoff matchups.

By Michael Bean | January 12, 2011; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Defense reigns in Steel City

Two of the NFL's top defensive, hard-hitting teams collide when rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore meet for the third time this season. What's not to like?

By Brandon Benson | January 12, 2011; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens-Steelers destined for drama

If you could only watch one game this weekend, it's got to be the Ravens at the Steelers.

By Michael Kun | January 11, 2011; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

What's the most intriguing divisional playoff matchup?

What is the most intriguing NFL divisional playoff matchup?

By Reader Poll | January 11, 2011; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers-Ryan must-see

With two of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL facing off, the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons provide the most enticing divisional playoff matchup of the week.

By Anthony Stalter | January 11, 2011; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pick the Pack

Aaron Rodgers and that Dom Capers defense will make the Packers the toughest out in the NFC.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | December 29, 2010; 01:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Saints, Packers are the toughest seeds

The Saints are peaking just in time for the playoffs while Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be a handful for any team they face in the playoffs (assuming they make it).

By Doug Farrar | December 29, 2010; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons a formidable favorite

With a balanced offense, a healthy lineup and presumably home field advantage, the Falcons are the most dangerous team in the NFC.

By Brandon Benson | December 29, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Most dangerous team in NFC?

Who is the most dangerous NFC team heading into the playoffs?

By Reader Poll | December 28, 2010; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

QB play and youth

The AFC has been the stronger conference over the last several seasons due to two specific factors: elite quarterback play and a commitment to building with young draft talent.

By Brandon Benson | November 4, 2010; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is this much parity good for the NFL?

Is this much early season parity good for the NFL?

By Reader Poll | October 12, 2010; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Pop the cork in South Beach

No team will be running the table in 2010, and that's good news for the NFL, its fans and the upcoming labor negotiations. Maybe all this parity will smack some sense into the powers contemplating a lockout.

By Leonard Shapiro | October 12, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

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)

NFC North gets interesting

The Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest surprise so far this season, using young talent to compensate for a struggling quarterback. Meanwhile 0-2 stats for the Cowboys and Vikings shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2010; 09:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ticket uptick

An expanded regular season would help teams increase revenue through ticket sales, even if it takes a greater toll on the players on the field.

By Brandon Benson | August 31, 2010; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers, Packers block the way

Brett Favre's gunslinging approach could cost the Vikings this season with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers poised to take the NFC North.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | August 18, 2010; 11:02 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)

Ravens rise to the top

With a combination of defense and improving offenses, the Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers would make a tantalizing Super Bowl XLV matchup in Big D.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | July 28, 2010; 05:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

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)

Once a bolt, always a bolt

Like Padre great Tony Gwynn, LaDainian Tomlinson should have ended his career with the Chargers. Now he must make sacrifices if he wishes to join a Super Bowl contender.

By John Gennaro | February 23, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pats a good fit

The New England Patriots know how to incorporate past-their-prime players, and if L.T. is willing to be a role player, they could be the perfect place for him to end his illustrious career.

By Sean McCann | February 23, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Pack is Back

Green Bay is the best team in the NFL down the stretch, and I got the stats to prove it!

By Doug Farrar | January 8, 2010; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (1)

Pack worthy

Green Bay Packers is the wild card of all wild cards and can take out anyone

By David Hill | January 8, 2010; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wrangling Favre

As clever as Favre can seem on the field, he is only effective when working in a controlled system. These days there is no control in Minnesota.

By Les Carpenter | December 23, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (5)

Give it up Chilly

You're not going to win an argument with Brett and he's your best shot at a title.

By Dave Goldberg | December 23, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Same old Favre

The Vikings mortgaged a lot to bring in Favre and it's looking more and more like the gambit will not pay off.

By Doug Farrar | December 23, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (15)

Favre's relationship chilly

Will Brett Favre's power struggle with head coach Brad Childress doom the Vikings playoffs hopes? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | December 23, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bubble's already burst

The playoff picture appears to be pretty well set, but I'm wrong more often than I'm right. So, look for change.

By Dave Goldberg | November 30, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Forget the Falcons

The Pack is primed to makes some noise, unlike Brett Favre's first team

By Dave Choate | November 30, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bash of the Titans?

My heart tells me that the answer to this question is the Tennessee Titans but my head says Packers and Ravens.

By Doug Farrar | November 30, 2009; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keep the tradition, dump the blowouts

It isn't time to update the annual Thanksgiving games, but maybe it's time to reevaluate the matchups provided by the schedule makers.

By Brandon Benson | November 25, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Front office first

History is rather definitive that coaches, left to their own devices, aren't the best judges of talent.

By David Aldridge | November 9, 2009; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (2)

Learn From Rodgers

In a time of childish blamescaping, kudos to Aaron Rodgers for reminding us that football is the ultimate team sport.

By Doug Farrar | October 16, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

All About AP

Favre won one game, Adrian Peterson won the rest.

By Shawn Zobel | October 5, 2009; 07:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Even More Than Past Statistics

With so much around him, it's easy to overlook the impact Favre has had on this team.

By Rob Rang | October 5, 2009; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Good

The key for the Vikings offense, and for head coach Brad Childress in particular, is to make sure Favre holsters his heroics.

By Sean McCann | October 5, 2009; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Still Magic

Brett Favre has given them something they didn't have before; a chance at a comeback in every game they'll play in.

By Brandon Benson | October 5, 2009; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Average

Through his first three games with the Vikings, Brett Favre ranks 15th in DYAR among quarterbacks

By Doug Farrar | October 5, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bigger Than Brett

If one were to look at the main reasons for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start to the 2009 season, Brett Favre would actually be a significant way down the list.

By Chris Gates | October 5, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

What the Vikes Needed

Brett Favre has been a good quarterback on what might be a great team. As a Packers fan, that makes me sick.

By Jeff Nelson | October 5, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

One-Third Responsible

Brett Favre isn't the only reason why the Vikings are 3-0, but he deserves considerable credit for at least one of their victories this season

By Gene Wang | October 5, 2009; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Much Has Brett Helped the Vikings?

How much is Brett Favre actually done for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start this season?

By Reader Poll | October 5, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Frustration in Florida

The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling in the Sunshine State.

By Brandon Benson | September 22, 2009; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Pack It in

I was aware of the cheerleaders before I understood anything else about the game. And I hope they never leave it.

By Brandon Benson | September 2, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (2)

Waiting Game No Fun for Vikings

Brett Favre deserves to continue to play football, but not at the expense of ruining the team chemistry of the Minnesota Vikings.

By Roman Oben | August 19, 2009; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Favre, Vikes May Crash and Burn

Brad Childress and Minnesota went all in on Brett Favre, but don't expect them to win out.

By Peter Schaffer | August 19, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Favre the Betrayer

His legacy will always be tarnished by his actions at the end of his career.

By Brandon Benson | August 19, 2009; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Ego Gone Wild

How many Hall of Fame inductees have been booed as they enter Canton? This could be the first.

By Jason Maloni | August 19, 2009; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stunned and Intrigued

For me, this is the football equivalent of getting punched in the face. By Brock Lesnar. Repeatedly.

By Chris Gates | August 18, 2009; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Feeling Betrayed

Now, we wish him the worst of luck, and if all goes well, a lifetime of regret.

By Jeff Nelson | August 18, 2009; 08:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Guess Who's Back... Back Again

In Green Bay no one seems to care anymore

By Cindy Kagan | August 18, 2009; 04:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's a Selfish Jerk

I know they'll never say it on the record so I'll say it for Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels: Brett Favre is a jackass.

By H. Gore | August 18, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (13)

Shanahan in Demand

With Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder hot on his trail, Mike Shanahan will get the highest bid.

By Les Carpenter | May 13, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is This It For Favre?

Brett Favre's "last stand" and Manny Ramirez issues with performance-enhancing drugs.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | May 8, 2009; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Helpless Hurt

We understand that the chief motivator here may just be love of the game. But we love the game too, and we don't want to see you trip in the outfield. Again.

By Jim McCormick | May 4, 2009; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

"I'll Hold the Ball, and You Kick It!"

Hearing about Favre coming back to the NFL makes me feel like Charlie Brown being abused by Lucy.

By Doug Farrar | May 4, 2009; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Board Viking Ship

Brett, for the sake of your legendary status in Green Bay, please don't turn the Lambeau Leap into the Metrodome Mount.

By Zach Leibowitz | May 4, 2009; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Comeback in Non-Sequential Bills, Please

We've seen this show before. And each time we see it again it gets more predicable and that little part of us rooting for the robber wanes.

By Dan Levy | May 4, 2009; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hamlet Worth the Drama

Let's all urge Favre to come back for the Vikings, so we can enjoy the best in reality TV.

By Gene Wang | May 4, 2009; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

Let It Go, Brett

After all the hype and fanfare, Favre's comeback would not be poignant or heroic. It would be like "Rocky" ... "Rocky 6."

By Emil Steiner | May 4, 2009; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Leaders of the Pack

Despite the Packers' dismal 2008 season, there is potential for this team to rise to the top of the NFC class this season.

By Jim McCormick | April 27, 2009; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Starr of the Show

Until Brady wins a few more titles, Bart Starr has him beat for all-time best offensive draft pick.

By Gene Wang | March 24, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Baseball Is History and History Is Passé

Baseball, like our current economy, has been run as an institution that thought itself impervious to decay and decline.

By Jim McCormick | February 9, 2009; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Rooney Blueprint Wins

In a league rife with copycats the Steelers have always followed their own blueprint. And it's built quite a trophy room.

By Jim McCormick | February 3, 2009; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Great Now, Not Always

The Steelers stunk for 40 years before Chuck Noll came on the scene.

By David Aldridge | February 3, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (8)

On His Own Time

Far be it from any of us to tell him when it's time to leave the game for good.

By Gene Wang | December 23, 2008; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brett, Decide Soon!

Sadly, I think we're in for months of media overkill before we get the decision.

By Doug Farrar | December 23, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Maybe Ted Thompson Knows Something

When the Packers traded Brett Favre this summer, a lot of people found it easy to rip Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson. Says here that Thompson's move might just be validated in February, with a Packers ... gulp... Super Bowl win.

By Jon DeNunzio | September 1, 2008; 09:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

 
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