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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)

Unpredicted and undefeated

Three undefeated teams - the Bears, Bucs and Chiefs - are the biggest surprises after Week 2.

By Anthony Stalter | September 21, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's the biggest surprise in the NFL?

Which team's 2-0 start is the biggest surprise? Which team's 0-2 start is the bigger shock?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs take the cake

With an untested quarterback and an ageless wonder in the backfield, the Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest 2-0 surprise this season.

By Nick Houllis | September 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, Cowboys lead early surprises

Of all the hot and cold starts to the season, the Kansas City Chiefs' 2-0 mark and the Dallas Cowboys' stumble to 0-2 are the biggest stunners.

By H. Gore | September 21, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texas two-step

The Dallas Cowboys' slow start isn't a total shock and they should still contend for the NFC East, but the Houston Texans appear poised for a postseason run following two impressive victories to start the season.

By Michael Bean | September 21, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too early to tell

Two games into the season is too early to write off the Cowboys and Vikings or anoint the Chiefs, Bears, Bucs or Dolphins legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

By Michael Kun | September 21, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

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)

Parity is plentiful

Few expected the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West or the Chicago Bears to take the NFC North, but that both are off to 2-0 starts speaks to the parity of the NFL.

By Joel Thorman | September 21, 2010; 09:32 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)

Losers lose

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

By Joel Thorman | January 1, 2010; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who dey meet LJ

Larry Johnson: count your blessings and please, fall quietly in line.

By Jason Maloni | November 17, 2009; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bengals earn stripes

Much like Larry Johnson, the team will look to leave its old reputation far behind.

By Josh Zerkle | November 17, 2009; 05:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

LJ risk too high

The Bengals are in no position to be rehabilitating anybody's image.

By Sean McCann | November 17, 2009; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good luck Cincinnati

If he would just play football and not act like an idiot, this would even be a good idea. Unfortunately, Johnson doesn't just play football.

By Dawn Knight | November 17, 2009; 03:36 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cinderella cats

Fans and the NFL should be encouraged that the Bengals and Larry Johnson are proving that parity is alive and well.

By Josh Kirkendall | November 17, 2009; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Players are pros

"Hate" or "respect" as the basis for a football rivalry is a matter for fans and the media.

By Michael Oriard | November 13, 2009; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

How hard is keeping quiet?

If he doesn't grow up and put on some big boy pants he's going to find himself out of the league.

By Dan Levy | November 11, 2009; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Anything's Possible

If Michael Vick and Ricky Williams can turn it on again, why not LJ?

By Jason Maloni | November 11, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

LJ's revenge

Don't be surprised if Johnson makes a late run at the Pro Bowl just to spite his previous employers and fans.

By Chris Richardson | November 11, 2009; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

LJ's numbers don't lie

I'm not saying he doesn't deserve another shot. I just don't know how much he has left.

By H. Gore | November 11, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

He'll be back

NFL teams have signed drunk drivers, sexual assaulters, petty criminals, felons and dog killers -- Larry Johnson is no exception.

By Mike Freeman | November 11, 2009; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (5)

Performance trumps slurs

Johnson could have said just about anything had he been averaging five yards a carry for a Chiefs team that was 7-1 and not 1-7.

By Jim Buzinski | November 11, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (5)

If the team fits

Larry Johnson can be effective but the situation has to be perfect or it'll blow up in the head coach's face.

By Joel Thorman | November 11, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

Follow Cedric Benson

If Larry Johnson takes responsibility and finds a genuine desire to chance, then he has the talent to find a renaissance.

By Josh Kirkendall | November 11, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

He's not Cedric Benson

I don't know if Larry Johnson has had the "man in the mirror" moment where he realizes that a lot of his wounds are self inflicted.

By Robert Littal | November 11, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Larry Johnson rebound?

Crime, homophobia, dissing his coach, can Larry Johnson ever recover? Vote now...

By Reader Poll | November 11, 2009; 07:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Strange Happenings This Season

More than one-third of the league is unbeaten or winless a quarter of the way into the season. That's not normal for the NFL.

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2009; 06:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Middle Class Still Rules

Just give it some time, and the class system will sort itself out.

By Jamie De Giorgio | October 9, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parity Still Alive

There have always been bad quarterbacks, idiotic coaches and poor front offices, and there will always be.

By Sean McCann | October 9, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

Look Under Center

How can an NFL team be expected to be competitive when teams have revolving doors at the QB position?

By David Hill | October 9, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

All About Quarterbacks

The reason for the wide disparity in winning teams and losing ones comes down to one thing: quarterback play.

By Shawn Zobel | October 9, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not So Shocking

If there are still a few undefeated teams at week 12, or a few winless teams then, we can talk then.

By Michael Kun | October 9, 2009; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

NFL Cap and Switch

Young, impotent coaches and a non-meritocratic salary cap are pushing NFL parity towards oblivion.

By Doug Farrar | October 9, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Such Disparity?

What is behind the largest number of winless and undefeated NFL teams in over a decade? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | October 9, 2009; 07:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Media Conspiracy

It is not a coincidence that there are zero winless teams on the West Coast or in the Northeast.

By Brian Tarcy | September 28, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fail to the Chiefs

With each passing week, it's looking like the Chiefs' January 3rd trip to Mile High might be a battle -- a battle to go 1-15.

By Joel Thorman | September 28, 2009; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

What, Me Worry?

Is it wise to worry about your season after only two games? Perhaps not, but here are a few teams that need to turn things around

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Chiefs Poised for Comeback

The Chiefs could benefit from the weakness of the AFC West and a dramatic infusion of talent at the two most important skill positions on offense: Quarterback and running back. That should make them playoff contenders from the get-go.

By Peter Schaffer | May 29, 2009; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Chiefs Could Do It

New Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley has two huge advantages in his corner: He has a team that has added veteran leaders, and his Chiefs will be playing in what looks like the NFL's worst division. That could set up a playoff run.

By Doug Farrar | May 29, 2009; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Atlanta Redux?

While Cassel showed considerable mobility and moxie in leading the New England offense, the reality is that he was given the keys to a Ferrari.

By Jim McCormick | March 2, 2009; 11:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fantasy Letdown Ahead

Don't expect Cassel's impressive fantasy numbers to continue next season in Kansas City.

By Gene Wang | March 2, 2009; 02:54 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)

Bright Future in KC

I expect to see Cassel thrive in Todd Haley's offensive system.

By Shawn Zobel | March 2, 2009; 06:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can Cassel Deliver?

Sure he led the New England Patriots to a surprising 11-5 record filling in for Tom Brady, but will Matt Cassel be as effective as the starting quarterback in Kansas City? You decide...

By Reader Poll | March 2, 2009; 05:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 16th Winner: Dalian China Knows Football

Pioli wants to get out from under the skirt of Belichick, and wave his own magic wand. This is a great move for all concerned, save poor Herman. Stick a fork in him, he's so done!

By TOP COMMENTER | January 16, 2009; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

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