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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; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

A knee-jerk reaction

Michael Vick deserves to be mentioned in the NFL MVP conversation, but there are plenty of others also having banner years who have proven their ability to stay healthy and contribute in every game their teams play.

By Matt Loede | November 17, 2010; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

Scary good

The Steelers are playing some of the best football in the NFL without star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When he returns, they could be the best team in the AFC.

By Matt Loede | September 28, 2010; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stick with Vick

Michael Vick has proven his ability to spark an offense and has the veteran experience and playmaking ability that should make him the choice to lead the Philadelphia offense.

By Matt Loede | September 16, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saints will swarm Favre

The Saints will again try to put pressure on a still-hobbled Brett Favre in the pocket and ride the emotion of their home opener to another narrow victory.

By Matt Loede | September 7, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (3)

No Super Bowl without him

The Jets need to give the top cover cornerback in the NFL his due, because they absolutely need him to achieve their potential this season.

By Matt Loede | August 11, 2010; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. reunion a possibility

Terrell Owens can campaign all he wants, but it will take a desperate team short on wide receiver talent to agree to sign the 36-year-old malcontent.

By Matt Loede | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Risks will be rewarded

Look for pass-first offenses to excel in the new playoff overtime format while offenses that focus on the run may be forced to take risks in the extra period.

By Matt Loede | March 24, 2010; 12:00 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)

I've got grass to grow

Watching young kids running around in shorts and underwear is simply a waste of a weekend.

By Matt Loede | February 25, 2010; 12:05 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)

Skidding into the playoffs

Better to go into the playoffs winning than losing.

By Matt Loede | December 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Have a heart, NFL

Leave the fines alone for a week.

By Matt Loede | December 21, 2009; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Middling Pats

New England will make the postseason. But at the end of the day, their dynasty is over, and they are just another team in the middle of the pack.

By Matt Loede | December 7, 2009; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Too much love

A rivalry really needs to be based more on the dislike for one another than the mutual respect teams have.

By Matt Loede | November 13, 2009; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dump Zorn, Keep Fisher

Zorn is getting things taken off his plate -- soon he won't have a plate at all.

By Matt Loede | October 21, 2009; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (2)

MJD Can Talk

Marquee players know that teams will have a hard time sitting superstars if they question their team.

By Matt Loede | October 16, 2009; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brown and Out

Cleveland is well on its way to being an 0-16 team.

By Matt Loede | September 28, 2009; 6:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crabtree is Felonious

Memo to Crabtree, surround yourself with good, smart people, sign the deal that's been offered to you, and start your career already.

By Matt Loede | September 24, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Commit to Sproles

As long as Tomlinson is out, the stock on Sproles is only going to go up.

By Matt Loede | September 17, 2009; 6:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Ben, No Title

You lose Ben, you might as well kiss any thoughts of a Super Bowl repeat good-bye.

By Matt Loede | September 13, 2009; 10:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

Much Ado About Tweeting

Once again the NFL is trying to stifle players' personalities off the field and on it.

By Matt Loede | August 24, 2009; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ban Him For Life

The NFL has to, at some point, step in and determine where the line is going to be drawn about allowing players to be a part of the league.

By Matt Loede | August 13, 2009; 10:01 PM ET | Comments (2)

A Vick-T.O. Hookup?

I'll say the Bills. He and T.O. already seem to have that bond for some reason

By Matt Loede | July 27, 2009; 8:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Watch What You Say

It's a long season, and it's going to be interesting to see if Banner's words come back to bite him and his team.

By Matt Loede | July 27, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

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