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Wilbits: Playoffs vs. draft

Mike was happy to let you waste your evening watching the NFL draft while he enjoyed a number of postseason thrillers Thursday night.

By Michael Wilbon | April 23, 2010; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (15)

Coaches should stick to coaching

Newspapers, including this one, should stop calling the NFL's organized offseason sessions "voluntary workouts." That's a lie. They're anything but voluntary. And if you think otherwise, just listen to the coaches whining and begging and threatening players who don't attend...

By Michael Wilbon | March 26, 2010; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (39)

Skins share the spotlight

The Redskins tempered approach to free agency has allowed the area's winning teams -- the Caps, Terps and Hoyas -- to get the attention they deserve.

By Michael Wilbon | March 11, 2010; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (31)

Chat House: The Addition

In this week's leftovers, Wilbon discusses upgrades for the Super Bowl halftime show, Ovie's place among Washington's top stars, NCAA tournament expansion and the best rivalries in sports.

By Michael Wilbon | February 10, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

Not hard to root for Big Easy

So much more than a game was on the line in this one.

By Michael Wilbon | February 7, 2010; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (38)

Mike's Super Bowl pick

Wilbon is not a fan of picking Super Bowl outcomes, so this will be short and sweet.

By Michael Wilbon | February 4, 2010; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (14)

Reich at Peyton's side

First-year quarterback coach Frank Reich used his experience as a QB with the Bills and Maryland to help get Peyton Manning and the Colts back to the Super Bowl.

By Michael Wilbon | February 3, 2010; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is it time to hang 'em up?

Don't try to separate Brett Favre's full performance from the interception that essentially ended his team's best chance to win the NFC Championship game Sunday. That's who Brett Favre is.

By Michael Wilbon | January 26, 2010; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (96)

Wilbon's Super Bowl picks

After two straight weeks of blowouts, can conference championship Sunday salvage the 2010 playoffs? And after going 1 for 4 last week, will Mike redeem himself?

By Michael Wilbon | January 21, 2010; 10:49 PM ET | Comments (11)

Chat House: The Addition

Each week I'll post a few questions I didn't get to during The Chat House and respond to them in depth. Today's topics: Norman Chad on Kobe, the Colts and LeBron's decision not to participate in the dunk contest. Rockville,...

By Michael Wilbon | January 21, 2010; 10:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Divisional playoff picks

The NFL's second weekend of playoff games often make for not just the best weekend of football but the best sports weekend of the season.

By Michael Wilbon | January 15, 2010; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (11)

Chat House: The Addition

Mike takes himself to task for being overly critical of the way the Seattle Seahawks complied with the Rooney Rule and responds to Drew Brees' op-ed column in Sunday's Post.

By Michael Wilbon | January 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Out with a whimper

It's hard to imagine a worse way to end a season. Week 17 in the NFL was a dud.

By Michael Wilbon | January 3, 2010; 10:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Wilbon Index: NFL

Editor's Note: Each week, Mike compiles his top 10 rankings of NFL teams. Here's where his teams rank going into the final week of the regular season. 1) San Diego Chargers Ask yourself this: if the Colts and Chargers played...

By Michael Wilbon | January 1, 2010; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pick against Mike: Week 17

In what's easily the game of the week, Wilbon picks the Cowboys to go boldly into the playoffs with a win over the Eagles.

By Michael Wilbon | January 1, 2010; 03:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Week 16 picks in review

Three best games of the day Philly over Denver: The Eagles were sailing along until Denver came up with a couple of huge turnovers to come back from down 27-10 to tie the game.  Tampa Bay over New Orleans: Saints were...

By Michael Wilbon | December 27, 2009; 08:44 PM ET | Comments (3)

Colts' disappointing decision

Removing Peyton Manning and essentially all the Colts starters while playing at home with the lead stinks.

By Michael Wilbon | December 27, 2009; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (51)

Week 16 Stocking Stuffers

With playoff implications in 12 of the weekend's match ups, there's something for everyone in the NFL this holiday weekend.

By Michael Wilbon | December 25, 2009; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

Editor's Note: Each week Wilbon ranks his top ten NFL teams. Here's where they stand heading into Week 16. 1) Colts - Anybody else perfect through 14? 2) Chargers - Finally have played a full season the way the team's...

By Michael Wilbon | December 25, 2009; 03:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

A look back at Week 15

The Colts, Titans and Chargers pull off exciting wins while the Saints and Jets were forgettable picks.

By Michael Wilbon | December 20, 2009; 09:12 PM ET | Comments (4)

Pick Against Mike: Week 15

Colts at Jaguars If the Colts are going to slip up, it would seem this is the place. The Jags are a division rival and not awed by the Colts after playing them so much. Biggest problem for JAX:...

By Michael Wilbon | December 17, 2009; 07:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Little drama to Week 14

With little suspense in Sunday's game it was the perfect day to do one's holiday shopping.

By Michael Wilbon | December 13, 2009; 08:57 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

1) Saints - Still own the most impressive victory of the season, that beat-down of the Patriots. 2) Colts - This is a virtual tie. Is it possible that New Orleans being undefeated is bringing out the best in Indy,...

By Michael Wilbon | December 11, 2009; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pick Against Mike: Week 14

A great week of games with only two of them having zero playoff implications.

By Michael Wilbon | December 11, 2009; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (3)

Missed kick is hard to take

Shaun Suisham's surprising miss was an automatic kick, the kind high schoolers make 85 percent of the time.

By Michael Wilbon | December 6, 2009; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (28)

Pick Against Mike: Week 13

Rams at Bears Not even the Bears offense is dreadful enough to blow this one in Chicago. Bears can only beat the dreadful teams and will again. Raiders at Steelers Season on the line for the defending champs. Steelers will...

By Michael Wilbon | December 4, 2009; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Wilbon Index: NFL

Marques Colston and the Saints have run away from the pack and are the NFL's clear No. 1 team. How would you rank them?

By Michael Wilbon | December 3, 2009; 04:05 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bowling for perfection?

New Orleans and Indianapolis both can make it to the Super Bowl at 18-0. Do they want to? That's a different question.

By Michael Wilbon | December 1, 2009; 04:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Expect less, South Bend

As Charlie Weis and Bobby Bowden are shown the door, one wonders if once-dominant college programs will learn to temper their expectations.

By Michael Wilbon | December 1, 2009; 01:14 PM ET | Comments (4)

Redskins, Bears are done

For those of you clinging to some deranged notion the Washington Redskins could run the table and finish 9-7, turn out the lights.

By Michael Wilbon | November 29, 2009; 07:58 PM ET | Comments (7)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

Editor's Note: Each week Wilbon ranks his top ten NFL teams. Here's where they stand heading into Week 12. (The rankings include Thursday's games.) 1) Colts - Beating the Patriots by a great comeback and at Baltimore is too...

By Michael Wilbon | November 28, 2009; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pick Against Mike: Week 12

As expected, Thursday's games were complete duds, but there are plenty of big games to look forward to this weekend.

By Michael Wilbon | November 25, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (5)

Chat House: The Addition

Today's topics: Donovan McNabb's chat with Jay Cutler, Big Ben and the struggles of the Wiz.

By Michael Wilbon | November 24, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (4)

Lions-Browns surprisingly entertaining

Now that was a very nice weekend of football, Saturday and Sunday. Any Saturday when Notre Dame and Michigan lose while Northwestern wins to finish the season 8-4 and charge into bowl season is pretty dreamy for me.

By Michael Wilbon | November 22, 2009; 07:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lions, Raiders and Chiefs, oh my!

Not even Northwestern's win could top the excitement of the Lions-Browns game.

By Michael Wilbon | November 22, 2009; 07:44 PM ET | Comments (8)

Pick Against Mike: Week 11

Miami at Carolina No Ronnie Brown for the Dolphins means the Wildcat has to be revamped and include Pat White Tough game. Loser is done for the year. Going with Miami ONE MORE TIME. Cleveland at Detroit There should be...

By Michael Wilbon | November 20, 2009; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Belichick's arrogance

How many other legendary coaches would have gone for it on fourth down like Bill Belichick did Sunday night? None, and here's why.

By Michael Wilbon | November 16, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (148)

Week 10: Singing the blues

Finally, this was an unpredictable and intriguing week in the NFL. Teams that can't win did win. Bad teams challenged good teams.

By Michael Wilbon | November 15, 2009; 08:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Pick Against Mike: Week 10

It's not an easy week to pick winners in the NFL, with several seemingly tight games -- including Sunday night's Tom Brady-Peyton Manning showdown.

By Michael Wilbon | November 13, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

Hard to believe, but Tony Romo and the Cowboys have won four straight games and must be considered a top-10 team.

By Michael Wilbon | November 12, 2009; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good, bad and ugly picks

Finally, there were a ton of good, close games of consequence in the NFL. My three best: Chargers over Giants, Colts over Texans Saints over Panthers.

By Michael Wilbon | November 8, 2009; 07:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Pick Against Mike: Week 9

Looking for an upset this weekend? How about quarterback Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans winning at undefeated Indianapolis?

By Michael Wilbon | November 6, 2009; 06:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

1) Saints - Victories at Philly, at Miami and at home over the Jets, Giants and Falcons are the tie-breaker in figuring out whether the Saints or Colts should be ranked No. 1. 2) Colts 3) Vikings -Bounce-back win up...

By Michael Wilbon | November 5, 2009; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL report card: Week 8

It was clearly a disappointing afternoon of football, if the measure is close games.

By Michael Wilbon | November 1, 2009; 07:56 PM ET | Comments (6)

Pick Against Mike: Week 8

The Redskins are off -- so you can't pick against them -- but Wilbon will take the Ravens in their showdown with undefeated Denver.

By Michael Wilbon | October 30, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL teams

The Saints leap-frog the idle Broncos to take the top spot, the Steelers and Cardinals are on the rise and a second straight loss sends the G-Men tumbling... 1) Saints - The Broncos didn't do anything to lose the top...

By Matt Brooks | October 30, 2009; 01:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Censorship at FedEx

Does Redskins management think that banning signs and tailgate interviews will change the fact that fans are giving up on this team?

By Michael Wilbon | October 28, 2009; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (207)

NFL report card: Week 7

This is what happens when you have some very good teams and some very stinky teams: six games Sunday were decided by 28 points or more. Don't remember there ever being this many awful teams in the NFL at once....

By Michael Wilbon | October 25, 2009; 08:11 PM ET | Comments (4)

Pick Against Mike: Week 7

Boy, I stunk out the joint last week. Gotta do better this week, though it's going to be difficult because there are only three locks the entire slate of games. Everything else is tough to call ...

By Michael Wilbon | October 23, 2009; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

The glass slipper fits Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos, who make their debut at the top of this week's Wilbon Index.

By Michael Wilbon | October 22, 2009; 05:15 PM ET | Comments (3)

Chat House: The Addition

Wilbon ponders Zorn's replacement, Campbell's future and the best QB in the NFL this season.

By Michael Wilbon | October 20, 2009; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (7)

Time to cut bait for Skins

After Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, the Redskins have hit rock bottom. The time for a coaching change is now, but even that won't save this sinking ship.

By Michael Wilbon | October 18, 2009; 09:41 PM ET | Comments (234)

NFL Report Card: Week 6

Welcome to what probably has been the most eventful weekend of the NFL season so far. We got a sense that the Saints are for real, largely because they have a hard-hitting defense to go with Drew Brees flinging it...

By Michael Wilbon | October 18, 2009; 08:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Pick Against Mike: Week 6

Is it safe to start picking the Bengals? Check out Wilbon's choice and pick against him, too.

By Michael Wilbon | October 15, 2009; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (7)

Judgment Day

The chorus of influential individuals within the NFL siding against Rush Limbaugh has ended the talk show host's chances of owning a share of the Rams. But it would have been interesting to see what might have happened.

By Michael Wilbon | October 14, 2009; 08:05 PM ET | Comments (69)

No Rush to Judgment

The chorus of influential individuals within the NFL already siding against Rush Limbaugh owning a share of the Rams doesn't bode well for the talk show host's chances of being accepted into the ownership fraternity.

By Michael Wilbon | October 14, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (57)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

There are still five undefeated teams in the NFL and ranking them is a matter of preference.

By Michael Wilbon | October 14, 2009; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chat House: The Addition

What can we expect from Gilbert Arenas, new coach Flip Saunders and the Wizards? Wilbon answers that and more this week ...

By Michael Wilbon | October 13, 2009; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Report Card: Week 5

Andre Caldwell and the Bengals make the Ravens -- and one of Wilbon's picks -- losers Sunday. What else did Mike get wrong? Check it out ...

By Michael Wilbon | October 11, 2009; 08:16 PM ET | Comments (13)

Pick Against Mike: Week 5

After picking Tennessee -- and losing -- for three straight weeks, what should Wilbon do with the Colts-Titans game? Check out his choice and pick against him, too.

By Michael Wilbon | October 9, 2009; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Braylon I Thought I Knew

Maybe the change in locale will help Braylon Edwards, who has dropped more passes the last year-plus than just about any receiver in the league, on the field and off.

By Michael Wilbon | October 9, 2009; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (4)

Another Cook In the Redskins' Kitchen

The hiring of offensive consultant Sherm Lewis only highlights the dysfunctional nature of the Redskins' front office.

By Michael Wilbon | October 8, 2009; 08:22 PM ET | Comments (156)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

Five undefeated teams fill out the top of the rankings, but which team made the top spot? Here's a hint: they wear purple and picked up a big win on Monday night.

By Michael Wilbon | October 8, 2009; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

Week 4 Victory Dance

Recapping an NFL Sunday that went well for Brandon Marshall and the Broncos, the Bengals, the Ravens and, yes, Wilbon's picks.

By Michael Wilbon | October 4, 2009; 08:07 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

Week 4 of the NFL season finds the league with seven 3-0 teams, no two in the same division. The task for WWW is to come up with some way to distinguish between them.

By Michael Wilbon | October 1, 2009; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Pick Against Mike: Week 4

Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers takes on Brett Favre and the Vikings in one of four marquee matchups this weekend. Who does Wilbon like?

By Michael Wilbon | October 1, 2009; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

Concussions, Commentary

Thoughts on Tim Tebow's concussion, NBC's new in-studio odd couple and the always disruptive Terrell Owens.

By Michael Wilbon | October 1, 2009; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilbits: NFL Week 3

Mike's reflections on Week 3 and a look at how his picks panned out.

By Michael Wilbon | September 28, 2009; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (24)

Pick Against Mike: Week 3

The Week 3 picks include several close games and a few upsets -- including the Lions breaking their losing streak against the Redskins.

By Michael Wilbon | September 24, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (9)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

There's a big shakeup at the top of Wilbon's NFL rankings this week, but the NFC continues to dominate the top five spots.

By Michael Wilbon | September 23, 2009; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (5)

Chat House: The Addition

Each week Wilbon posts one or two questions he didn't get to during The Chat House and responds. Today's topics: black quarterbacks, the NBA and the Baltimore Ravens' quick start.

By Michael Wilbon | September 22, 2009; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (4)

Wilbits: NFL, College Notes

What to make of Week 2 of the NFL season and another weekend of college football games?

By Michael Wilbon | September 21, 2009; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (9)

Pick Against Mike: Week 2

See the reasoning behind Mike's Week 2 picks and then challenge him with your own in the Post Pro Picks contest.

By Michael Wilbon | September 18, 2009; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (3)

Redskins Play as Expected

The NFL's Week 1 stories include a Redskins team that played down to expectations and a Jay Cutler performance that had to please the Denver front office.

By Michael Wilbon | September 14, 2009; 07:05 AM ET | Comments (13)

Pick Against Mike: Week 1

In the first week of the NFL season, count on Michael Turner and the Falcons -- who should make the NFC championship game -- to defeat 2008's Cinderella, the Dolphins.

By Michael Wilbon | September 10, 2009; 05:54 PM ET | Comments (6)

Tonight's Pick: the Motivated Steelers

The Steelers won't win 'em all, but they'll win the first one.

By Jon DeNunzio | September 10, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pryor in Eye of Storm

Folks in the Buckeye State like Terrelle Pryor when he's playing quarterback, but not when he's excercising his First Amendment rights.

By Michael Wilbon | September 10, 2009; 01:41 AM ET | Comments (28)

Pick Against Wilbon: Enter Now!

Compete against your friends -- and Wilbon -- in our pro football pick 'em contest.

By Jon DeNunzio | September 9, 2009; 04:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

Inside the Seymour Deal

Stunning trades take place all the time in other sports but rarely in the NFL, which is why the trade of Richard Seymour is so shocking.

By Michael Wilbon | September 9, 2009; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

The Front Office and the Redskins in 2009

The Post's series on Redskins 'ticket madness' makes it harder to imagine a winning season this fall.

By Michael Wilbon | September 8, 2009; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (37)

The Wilbon Index: Top NFL Teams

The Wilbon Index ranks the top teams in the NFL this week -- and Tom Brady and the Patriots are not in the top three.

By Michael Wilbon | September 7, 2009; 11:16 PM ET | Comments (13)

 
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