The best draft picks from rounds 2-3 not named Russell Wilson

The 2012 NFL draft feature a number of excellent rookies other than the high-profile quarterbacks that are worthy of your attention. Here are eight from rounds two and three that you may have forgotten about.

The best 2012 first round picks not named Andrew Luck or RG3

The season may be winding down, but the hyperbole is just getting started. The much-lauded 2012 rookie class has featured the likes of such playmakers as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Doug Martin, all of whom have been fixtures in league headlines for the last 16 weeks. But what about the rest of the gang? I’m not talking about the likes of Alfred Morris or Josh Gordon, going from draft day afterthoughts to key players in their teams’ seasons. I’m talking about the other big guns, the best of the rest who stood in the spotlight on the Radio City Music Hall stage with the commish, but have somehow ended up in the shadows during the 2012 season. Well, their […]

Unexpected (and expected) for week 16: Everyone loves kickers

Welcome to week 16, where we saw several records be broken… by kickers! There was also a 50-burger dropped in Green Bay, a real record broken in Detroit, and a heart-warming moment as the cherry on top of a wild Sunday. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 16.

7 signs of the Mayan apocalypse from the 2012 NFL season

If the Mayans are correct, the world will end tomorrow, and if you’ve been paying attention there have been several signs in the 2012 NFL season that the Mayans may have been right after all

Top 5 NFL teams in desperate need of a Christmas miracle

The holidays are a magical time of the year. Families come together, communities help the needy, and almost anything is possible. Including miracles. Several NFL teams are in need of such a miracle, whether for a playoff run or long-term future of their franchise. Here’s a run-down of which NFL teams are in need of a little magic this holiday season:

7 NFL players and coaches in need of a Christmas vacation

Much like Clark Griswald in the holiday classic, Christmas Vacation, many NFL players and coaches are in need of a few relaxing days all to themselves (and that Christmas bonus!). Whether from a disappointing season, injury, poor performance or single-handedly carrying their team through the first 15 weeks, these players and coaches could use a little respite. And probably a large glass of egg nog.

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 15: No-show Sunday

It was “Statement Sunday,” which meant a slate full of fantastic games between playoff contenders. Or so we thought. Three of the six games turned out to be duds. Instead, it was just another week in the NFL where another unsuspecting man got hit in the face with a football. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 15.

Madden curse watch week 15: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

The Detroit Lions stayed on the road in week 15 as they faced the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, where Calvin Johnson aimed to continue his outstanding season, and close in on Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.

NFL week 15 Horoscopes: Statement Sunday edition

NFL fans received a gift from the scheduling gods this weekend as there are six matchups with gigantic playoff implications in what has been dubbed, “Statement Sunday.” Once again we turned to the heavens to see what the future might hold for each of the 12 teams in the featured games. Here are your week 15 NFL horoscopes:

Playoff wish list: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers tops

As the playoffs draw nearer, it becomes more acceptable to start fantasizing about the potential matchups that could be on the horizon. Here are five playoff showdowns we can only hope to witness come January.

The NFL pop culture Pro Bowl ballot: A casual fan’s voting guide

With 2013 Pro Bowl voting ending this week, time is running out for you to vote for your favorite players. Not sure who to vote for? No worries! To give you a little help in case you’re stuck between choices, or want to throw in some wild cards, we’ve broken it down a little differently. Here is our Pop culture Pro Bowl ballot, featuring the players who deserve your vote for their influence on pop culture in 2012.

“You can’t handle the truth!” 5 truths NFL teams need to hear

As the season draws to a close, many teams are left searching for answers as they prepare to watch the playoffs from home. But what many teams really need, is a heavy dose of the truth as they look toward the 2013 season. In honor of the 20th anniversary of A Few Good Men, here are five teams that are entitled to know the truth about themselves, but just might not be able to handle it.

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 14: Duck, Ref!

Not sure if you were paying attention, or taking an open-eyed snooze like some NFL referees, but it’s week 14 and the playoff race is heating up as more teams drop out, and one pesky team hangs on for dear life.

NFL week 14 Horoscopes: J.J. Watt key to slowing Tom Brady

As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team. Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:

EXTRA: Guy Fieri, Steve Mariucci and Marcel Reece talk football

Steve Mariucci recently spent some time learning to cook with Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, and celebrity chef/Oakland Raiders fan, Guy Fieri. In between recipes, the guys talked a little football, and how Reece and Fieri came to be friends.

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