Barnwell: Ranking NFL’s potential coaching openings from worst to first

If the Seattle and Green Bay jobs come open, how attractive would they be? Bill Barnwell sorts the 10 possible openings.
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The NFL’s best cores: Projecting 2020 roster locks for all 32

NFL rosters turn over quickly, and your favorite player could be gone soon. We predicted who will still be on their current teams in two years.
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Barnwell: Who can gain or lose (a lot) in the NFL’s second half

Jameis Winston is fighting to not be a bust. Le’Veon Bell is fighting for a huge 2019 contract. Here’s who has their futures on the line.
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Is Adam Thielen the NFL’s best receiver? Let’s debate

The Vikings’ top pass-catcher has been phenomenal, but how does he compare to Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and other wideouts?
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Barnwell: Predicting the NFL’s next record-breakers

Sorry, Drew Brees, we’re interested in who will snag your passing yardage record. Let’s evaluate chances for passing TDs, rushing yards and more.
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The Unpredictables: The NFL’s weirdest Week 6 realities

Brock Osweiler went off, Adam Thielen looks unstoppable, and the Chiefs just might feel OK about a heartbreaking loss. What just happened?
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Barnwell: Ranking NFL’s biggest playoff risers and fallers

The defending champs are struggling, while two 5-0 teams have made a big jump. These 10 teams’ playoff chances have improved and declined the most.
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Barnwell: Ranking NFL’s 0-2 teams from eliminated to (barely) alive

These seven winless teams are playoff long shots, but it can be done. Let’s sort in order of their chances of returning to respectability.
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Barnwell: How the Cowboys are wasting the NFL’s most valuable contract

Dallas has failed to build a competent team around Dak Prescott, and it’s paying for it. Here’s how the Cowboys got here, and what’s next.
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QBs who could become NFL’s first $200M man

After Aaron Rodgers's record payday with the Packers, the league isn't far away from having its first $ 200 million player.

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Barnwell: The NFL’s 50 most intriguing people, and why each matters

J.J. Watt and Andrew Luck are back. Jalen Ramsey is just getting started. These are the most intriguing players, coaches and front-office men of the season.
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Grading NFL’s offseason priorities checklist: Where it gets an F

The league has bungled its anthem policy but made improvements in dealing with concussions. Here’s how it fared elsewhere.
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The NFL’s most outsized contracts: 20 players with bloated deals

These are the league’s biggest deals — adjusted for position — that most exceed market value. Welcome to the list, Jimmy Garoppolo.
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What can NFL’s best sophomore class do for an encore?

The Saints made a huge leap in the Future Power Rankings, but what does history tell us about how breakout rookie classes fare the next season?
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Barnwell: The NFL’s best and worst arsenals from 32-1

Which team has the top offensive firepower? We ranked all 32. Just running backs and pass-catchers — no quarterbacks, linemen or coordinators allowed.
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The NFL’s most important players: These 160 will decide season

Which five players will have the biggest impact on each team’s playoff hopes? NFL Nation weighs in.
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NFL’s best defenses: Who got better, worse, and who’s next up

The NFL’s reigning No. 1 defense in Minnesota is even more formidable, the Eagles have questions and the Rams appear poised to make a big leap.
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Are the NFL’s looming kickoff changes enough to save it?

The league is aiming to make the play safer. But will it work? Here’s an inside look at the proposal and whether it’s really a long-term solution.
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Why the NFL’s helmet rule won’t be game-altering as feared

The rule that sent shock waves through the football world shouldn’t be as far-reaching as initially thought … if the league sticks to its vision.
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NFL’s highest-paid players at every position — and who’s up next

Kirk Cousins set a benchmark for quarterbacks, but Aaron Rodgers is primed to raise the bar even higher. Bill Barnwell breaks down the biggest contract numbers by position and forecasts who is in line for bigger paydays.
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Barnwell: Three options to fix the NFL’s catch rule

OK, fine, the catch rule was interpreted correctly in the final minute of the Patriots’ win over the Steelers. But the rule is still bad. Here’s how the league can make it better.
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Barnwell: Ranking the NFL’s best and worst potential coach openings

A super-talented 22-year-old quarterback and a few defensive stars? The Texans’ job is intriguing if Bill O’Brien doesn’t return. Bill Barnwell sorts the coaching jobs that could come open in 2018.
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Contender kryptonite: Biggest weaknesses on NFL’s top 14 teams

The pass rush in Kansas City. A weak link along the offensive line in Philadelphia. Run defense for New England and Atlanta. The NFL’s best teams all have at least one hole heading into the postseason.
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Ranking NFL’s most likely playoff crashers from 11-1

It’s not rare to see a team sneak into the playoffs after a monster late-season run, and the Chargers already are making a move. Here are the 2017 candidates.
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Overexposure, Not Anthem Protests, Blamed for NFL’s Ratings Woes

Media executives are rallying around an explanation for the NFL’s declining TV ratings: too much football available in too many places. Meanwhile, there is no evidence of a red-state boycott over national anthem protests.
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Barnwell: Time to worry about NFL’s five preseason favorites?

Barnwell: Time to worry about NFL’s five preseason favorites?
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NFL’s New Marketing Campaign Channels Hollywood Blockbusters

The NFL is taking a page from Hollywood in unveiling its new multi-platform brand campaign to welcome in football season. Complete with commercials, movie-style posters and the tagline “Let the Show Begin,” the NFL is honing in its consistently above-average television ratings and modeling its campaign to match the fanfare of suspenseful blockbuster trailers. “When… Read more »

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Anatomy of a collapse: How the Jets turned into the NFL’s worst team

Anatomy of a collapse: How the Jets turned into the NFL’s worst team
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Division power rankings: From top to bottom, AFC West is NFL’s best

Division power rankings: From top to bottom, AFC West is NFL’s best
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From $35.28 to $371K: NFL’s smallest, biggest performance bonuses

From $ 35.28 to $ 371K: NFL’s smallest, biggest performance bonuses
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