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Past articles by Doug:

Is Cable scuttling Seattle's chance at a dynasty?

The Seahawks, one of the most successful NFL franchises this decade, have espoused the need for "ass-kickers" along their front five. But does offensive line coach Tom Cable's rigid philosophy hold back the team as a whole? → Read More

Third-day NFL Draft picks, first-year difference makers.

NFL teams hope to get 16 or more starts out of their rookies if they're selected in the first round, but here are 10 players who could come up from the third day, based on current media projections, and surprise their NFL teams with great value for the draft dollar. → Read More

The psychology of anonymous scouts and the NFL draft.

As public interest in the NFL draft has skyrocketed over the last decade, the rise of the anonymous scout as a major media star is one of the more bothersome aspects of this new popularity. But there is a simple solution. → Read More

Will Smith was a good man, taken away for no good reason

Former Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was a positive force on and off the field, was shot and killed in a senseless act of road rage on Saturday night. → Read More

The 90\'s Bills recast as heroes in new documentary The Four Falls of Buffalo

ESPN\'s new 30 for 30 documentary The Four Falls of Buffalo recounts the struggle, success, and ultimate failures of the 1990\'s Buffalo Bills going to four straight Super Bowls and losing all four, despite Hall of Fame players like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, and others. Particularly poignant are the scenes with infamous kicker Scott Norwood, who\'s missed field lives in NFL infamy. → Read More

On The Numbers: Sproles shows off versatility in Eagles win vs. Patriots

Welcome to Week 13 of ‘On the Numbers,’ a weekly column that mines for statistical oddities and numerical fun facts from around the NFL. On a week that saw an offensive lineman (Kendall Lamm),... → Read More

Steelers prove their offense is the NFL\'s most dangerous in rout of Colts

Ben Roethlisberger and all of his offensive weapons were in perfect sync on Sunday night against the Colts, and the result was a 45–10 rout and a Steelers team that looks like the most dangerous in the NFL when it\'s clicking. → Read More

Sour Rankings: Special teams gaffes, TD celebrations worst of Week 13

Week 13 brought us plenty of questionable touchdown celebrations (Antonio Brown climbing the goal post), special teams blunders (Rams\' fake punt ... that was actually a punt?) and more in this week\'s Sour Rankings. → Read More

Blaine Gabbert continues unlikely resurgence as 49ers upset Bears in OT

Blaine Gabbert was just another in a long line of draft busts until an unlikely chance in San Francisco has revived his career. → Read More

Pats\' loss to Eagles shows depleted roster is catching up with them

The New England Patriots' depleted roster finally seems to be catching up with them as they suffered their second straight loss, this time to the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. → Read More

Newton\'s MVP performance vs. Saints helps Panthers remain undefeated

Cam Newton certainly looked like the NFL's Most Valuable Player after his Week 13 performance helped the Panthers survive a shootout with the Saints to remain undefeated. → Read More

Week 13 Snaps: Seahawks coming together at familiar time for NFC foes

Seattle is peaking at the perfect time and looks nothing like the confused and divided club we saw in the season’s first six weeks. → Read More

Bills preserve playoff hopes with victory against Texans’ stout defense

Facing the Texans' stout defense, the Bills knew they couldn't rely on their inconsistent pass game to win, so they let their run game do all of the work in their Week 13 victory. → Read More

NFL Playoff Picture, Week 13: Patriots slide out of AFC’s top two seeds

A closer look at the AFC and NFC playoff pictures through Sunday afternoon of Week 13. → Read More

Week 13 Picks: Vikings look to claim statement victory vs. Seahawks

The Vikings look to get their big statement win as they take on the Seahawks, plus more picks for Week 13 of the NFL season. → Read More

Protocol breakdowns prove NFL concussions problem not improving

The NFL said they would improve their concussion protocol after coaches and trainers missed Colt McCoy's head trauma. But in the wake of recent incidents, has anything really changed? → Read More

Blanket Coverage: Time running out for Tannehill to show Dolphins growth

According to two team sources, the Dolphins will evaluate the quarterback position in the off-season. Is time running out for Ryan Tannehill to take the next step? → Read More

Ravens top Browns in unlikely thriller that ends on blocked field goal return

The Ravens and Browns looked like it would be a terrible game on paper, but turned in quite a thriller to conclude Week 12, as Baltimore returned a block field goal for a touchdown to win as time expired. → Read More

After several bungled calls, safe to say NFL officiating hitting all-time low

In the wake of a mind-boggling number of terrible calls recently, it's safe to say that NFL officiating has hit an all-time low. How did we get here, and what needs to be done to fix it? → Read More

Audibles Podcast: Week 13 preview and Will Carroll on concussions

On this week’s episode of the Audibles Podcast, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar discuss Brock Osweiler, Johnny Manziel and other backup quarterbacks around the league. → Read More