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  • NFL rookie QB crop headed not by Johnny Manziel, but … Derek Carr?

    NFL rookie QB crop headed not by Johnny Manziel, but … Derek Carr?
    In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener. That trend appears likely to continue this season — but the Oakland Raiders are taking the suspense down to the wire. Using the whole play clock before...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 1

    The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Farmer’s record last year was 159-96-1 (.624). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record...
  • 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 team-by-team preview

    NFC team-by-team preview
    Philadelphia Eagles 2013: 10-6, first. Last in playoffs: 2013. They're going all the way: QB Nick Foles is coming off an unbelievable season, with 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. LeSean McCoy is the defending rushing champion and the...
  • NFL 2014 preview: Packers are the top team in the NFC North

    The Green Bay Packers remain the team to beat in the NFC North, as it finally looks like thet have a decent running game to go with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Chicago Bears will hold off Detroit and Minnesota for second place. 1. GREEN BAY 2013 | 8-...
  • Week 1 Preview: Vikings at Rams

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange Week 1 Preview: Vikings at Rams Minnesota Vikings (0-0) at St. Louis Rams (0-0) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Edward Jones Dome at America's Center, St. Louis - TV: FOX *TV announcers: Dick Stockton,...
  • Realistic Vikings undefeated but still unsure

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Minnesota Vikings - INSIDE SLANT The Minnesota Vikings are confident, efficient and coming off the seventh undefeated preseason in franchise history. And they're heading to St. Louis for the Sept. 7 regular-season...
  • Paul Domowitch's quarterback rankings

    Paul Domowitch ranks the 32 opening-day starting quarterbacks: 1. Peyton Manning, Broncos Age hasn't prevented him from averaging 39.5 TD passes his last four seasons. 2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers He's thrown just 38 interceptions in his last 2,360...
  • NFL preview: NFC power rankings, team capsules

    1. Seattle Seahawks Last season's record: 13-3 Coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, quarterback Russell Wilson and a stifling defense make the Seahawks as likely to repeat as Super Bowl champion as any team in recent memory. This team has...
  • 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...
  • NFL preview: NFC team capsules

    In predicted order of finish by division: NFC West 1. SEATTLE 2013 | 13-3, 1st in West Last year in playoffs | 2013 Going all the way: The last franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles was New England in 2003 and ’04, so the Seahawks...
  • Vikings top Titans, 19-3, finish preseason unbeaten

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. This felt like a preseason finale, with starters from both teams sitting out, the Vikings and Titans both keeping the clock moving to avoid injuries, and the bleachers at LP Field mostly vacant due to rain showers and an NCAA game...