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  • Greg Cote's NFL power rankings

    Here is my 2014 ranking of the 32 teams, with last year's regular-season and playoff records in parentheses. As always, these teams' cooperation in helping to make this ranking as accurate as possible will be both hugely appreciated and thoroughly...
  • Don't expect Bears defense to be fixed overnight

    Don't expect Bears defense to be fixed overnight
    Maybe the greatest fallacy surrounding the Bears in 2014 is the idea that the offseason rebuild of the defensive line will have the same effect that rebuilding the offensive line did last season. It's great to see professional defensive linemen, no...
  • Fantasy football mailbag: Will starting Rodgers cancel my Seattle 'D'?

    Fantasy football mailbag: Will starting Rodgers cancel my Seattle 'D'?
    Tribune fantasy football writer Phillip Thompson answers questions about whom to start in the Green Bay-Seattle game and what's in store for Toby Gerhart, Greg Olsen and Doug Martin. Q. I have Aaron Rodgers and the Seattle defense, who are playing...
  • Greg Cote's Week 1 NFL picks

    Hello again, pro football fans and Upset Bird flock. Welcome back as we begin our 24th season predictions. It all started in 1991. The No. 1 song on the radio was the sappy Bryan Adams ballad, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." Moviegoers were making...
  • Smith, McCown give Bucs confidence for 2014

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - INSIDE SLANT If the old sorcerer hasn't lost his touch and quarterback Josh McCown can perform the kind miracles he did in five starts with the Chicago Bears last season, then the Tampa Bay...
  • Dan Caesar's NFL Week 1 picks

    All times eastern SAINTS AT FALCONS When: 1 p.m. Line: Saints by 3 Synopsis: New Orleans has the nucleus of its high-octane, Drew Brees-led offense back, with TE Jimmy Graham again the big target. Key scatback Darren Sproles now is in Philly but...
  • Ex-Bears coach Lovie Smith lists Lake Forest home

    Ex-Bears coach Lovie Smith lists Lake Forest home
    Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, now head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has listed his 13-room brick house in Lake Forest for $1.999 million. The Bears fired Smith, 56, at the end of 2012 after nine seasons as coach. He sat out the 2013...
  • Gerry Dulac's Week 1 NFL forecast

    Last season record: 168-99 (.629) All times Eastern THURSDAY Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) at Seattle Seahawks (13-3), 8:30 p.m. The Skinny: Blame Seattle's Legion of Boom defense for all those penalty flags in the preseason. The Seahawks' big,...
  • NFC Summer Surprises: Unwanted rookies, vets make a point

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange NFC Summer Surprises: Unwanted rookies, vets make a point After somehow being overlooked in all that micro-analysis that goes into the NFL draft, there are free-agent rookies who go to camp every...
  • Bucs' Tedford uncertain for Sunday opener

    The Sports Xchange Bucs' Tedford uncertain for Sunday opener Jeff Tedford will not appear on the first injury report of the regular season Wednesday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator is questionable for Sunday's game against the...
  • Bucs used insight and planning to land Mankins

    The Sports Xchange Bucs used insight and planning to land Mankins TAMPA -- Although the trade for guard Logan Mankins seemed like a lucky break at the last moment, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first thought about the possibility in June. Two weeks ago they...
  • Whatever could go wrong for Panthers has so far in 2014

    The Sports Xchange Whatever could go wrong for Panthers has so far in 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 2013 season saw the Carolina Panthers return to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. Then the calendar turned to 2014 and almost everything...