How Mike Smith can keep his job 

December, 28, 2014
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If Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith ends up keeping his job, he will have to give thanks to the rest of the NFC South for stinking so badly all season that the Falcons will be in the playoffs with a Sunday win over the Carolina Panthers.

However, simply making the playoffs likely won't be enough to save his hide.

Coughlin expected to return for 2015? 

December, 28, 2014
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The New York Giants' 2014 campaign has been a series of streaks: back-to-back losses to open the season, followed by a trio of wins, then seven straight losses, and currently a three-game winning streak. As they head into their final contest Sunday at home versus the Philadelphia Eagles, they sit at 6-9.

During their midseason skid, it sure looked like coach Tom Coughlin would depart at season's end -- be it his or the team's choice -- but the recent stretch of victories has helped stabilize Coughlin's job situation.

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Is Rex Ryan preparing to be fired? 

December, 28, 2014
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The final games of the 2014 regular season will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET Sunday. By the time Monday rolls around, several coaches likely will have been fired. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is expected to be one of them.

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Vikings FB Felton prepared to opt out? 

December, 27, 2014
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Back in March, Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton agreed to take a $500K pay cut. In return, he was granted the ability to opt out of his contract after the 2014 season.

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Latest buzz on Jim Harbaugh's future 

December, 27, 2014
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Black Monday is just two days away. In fact, some NFL coaches may get axed as soon as Sunday evening. Of course, no coach is generating more buzz than the San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, who is expected to be fired or traded by early next week.

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Who will quarterback Titans in 2015? 

December, 26, 2014
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The Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are tied for the worst record in the NFL at 2-13, so the Titans may well be in position to take one of the elite quarterback prospects in the 2015 draft.

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Will Sims return to Lions next year? 

December, 26, 2014
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Veteran guard Rob Sims got off to a slow start this season after undergoing knee surgery during the offseason. However, his on-field play has picked up in recent weeks, and the free-agent-to-be hopes to be back with the Detroit Lions next season.

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Why Pats D makes them dangerous 

December, 26, 2014
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The New England Patriots are the top-ranked team in the NFL when it comes to scoring (30.6 points per game) for the second time in the past three seasons. They are always at or near the top on that side of the ball, but we all know that defense wins championships, and they have been lacking in that department in recent years.

However, during the second half of 2014, the Pats have been picking it up when it comes to red-zone defense.

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Will Beason be back with Giants in '15? 

December, 26, 2014
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It's been a couple of months since Jon Beason underwent season-ending surgery on his toe. However, things are trending in a better direction for him now.

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Will Philly eye D with 2015 first-rounder? 

December, 25, 2014
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The final week of the NFL's regular season will cause some draft slots to shift around, but as of today the Philadelphia Eagles would end up picking right around No. 20. Which position will they target? Here's the latest on that.

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The case for the Jets keeping Ryan 

December, 25, 2014
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After a long, frustrating season like the one the New York Jets (3-12) have had, it's common these days to hear Rex Ryan's name as one of the NFL coach's on the hot seat. But would getting rid of Ryan be a big mistake for the Jets?

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Are the Bills done with Manuel? 

December, 24, 2014
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Doug Marrone's decision to stick with Kyle Orton at quarterback for Buffalo's season finale against New England is the latest sign that the Bills don't have 2013 first-rounder EJ Manuel in their future plans.

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Tony Sparano has had some nice moments while serving as the Oakland Raiders interim head coach this season, but the team plans to consider a number of candidates. When will the interview process begin? Here's the latest on that.

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Ebron developing his blocking skills? 

December, 23, 2014
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With former New Orleans Saints QBs coach Joe Lombardi bringing his version of the Saints offense to the Detroit Lions as their offensive coordinator in 2014, they selected tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the draft. The expectation was that Ebron eventually would fill the Jimmy Graham role as a high-volume pass-catcher.

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In 2012, C.J. Spiller looked like he was prepared to settle in as a play-making high-end NFL running back. He averaged a whopping 6.0 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per pass that season and finished with 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns.

However, in the two seasons since Doug Marrone took over as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Spiller has totaled just 1,524 yards and three scores. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and 5.6 yards per catch last season and 3.9 yards per carry and 6.8 yards per catch this year.

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