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Lamar Jackson planning to improve 'everything' in '20

Lamar Jackson will likely be named NFL MVP for his 2019 record-setting campaign during NFL Honors next weekend in Miami. LATEST ANALYSIS  ▶ Battista: Assessing Eli’s legacy  ▶ Debate: Is Eli a HOFer?  ▶ Jeremiah mock draft 1.0  ▶ Unsung hero for all 32 teams  ▶ Landing spots for Rivers The Baltimore Ravens quarterback was a dual-threat maven this season, […]

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Packers-49ers: NFC Championship Game preview

AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game Viewers can watch the broadcast live on FOX at 6:40 p.m. ET, Jan. 19 as well as stream live on the NFL App and Yahoo Sports app. The Backstory A classic matchup between two perennial NFL powerhouses of decades past meet to decide who will head to Miami, and […]

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Packers-49ers: NFC Championship Round preview

AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game Viewers can watch the broadcast live on FOX at 6:40 p.m. ET, Jan. 19 as well as stream live on the NFL App and Yahoo Sports app. The Backstory A classic matchup between to perennial NFL powerhouses of decades past meet to decide who will head to Miami, and […]

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Top 25 NFL free agents of 2020: No shortage of intriguing QBs

This year’s free agency crop is weirder, deeper, more star-studded and far tougher to rank than any in memory. How can you really assess the relative value of two all-time great quarterbacks winding down their respective careers versus, say, Broncos safety Justin Simmons? Drew Brees and Tom Brady don’t fit on every team — or […]

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Kirk Cousins the best QB to lead underdog Vikings over Saints

NEW ORLEANS — These were the kinds of moments Kirk Cousins wasn’t supposed to have in him. Those situations when the urgency heightened, the pressure mounted and the possibility of winning hung delicately in the balance. The Minnesota Vikings bet on this quarterback despite all the talk that he simply wasn’t built to handle such […]

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Meeting my idols: Talking NFL, band history, more with The Who

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Journalism, for me, has always been a contact sport, and in the three-plus decades I’ve been pinballing around locker rooms and VIP rooms in my chosen profession, there have been moments wrought with potential peril. I’ve been mean-mugged by large, menacing men, from Charles Haley to Troy Aikman to Warren Sapp. […]

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Offensive player rankings, Week 13: Drew Brees delivers again

If there’s one thing I know about Drew Brees, it’s that his New Orleans Saints always have a chance to win. Sunday’s game vs. Carolina was no different. When Panthers kicker Joey Slye missed the go-ahead field goal with 1:56 remaining in regulation and the game tied at 31, I knew this one was over. […]

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Brees: Michael Thomas' latest big game is 'ho-hum'

Michael Thomas is on pace for his gold record to turn platinum. The New Orleans Saints receiver once again put up massive numbers gobbling up eight of 11 targets for 114 yards and a TD in the 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thomas’ fourth-straight 100-plus yard receiving game has made his theatrics seem […]