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Ryan Allen #6, left, of the New England Patriots has his first quarter punt blocked by Chris McCain #58 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dolphins Couldn’t Have Started Season Any Better

Not many football fans could’ve expected what transpired in Miami on Sunday afternoon.

09/08/2014

Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins signals a first down in the third quarter of play against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Sun Life Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Source: Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Dolphins Open Season Against Division Rival Patriots

It’s been a long wait, but the beginning of the NFL season has finally arrived.

09/07/2014

Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

The Miami Dolphins huddle during a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

New-Look Dolphins Offense Remains A Mystery

The Miami Dolphins brand new offense will make its debut on Sunday against the New England Patriots, but nobody is quite sure what to expect.

09/04/2014

Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the replacement officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Source: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

‘Fail Mary’ Rematch Opens NFL Season As Seahawks Host Packers

At some point they will take a moment to acknowledge the celebration taking place around them. Pete Carroll and his team will step back from an offseason focused on forgetting what happened in 2013 and for a brief second appreciate the festivities commemorating Seattle’s first Super Bowl title.

09/04/2014

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a driving rainstorm in the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014

With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.

08/31/2014

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.

08/30/2014

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/29/2014

Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!

He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.

08/28/2014

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