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Recent articles by Neil:

Chargers most likely to go from worst-to-first in 2020

Since the NFL expanded to 32 teams and realigned to eight four-team divisions in 2002, 20 teams have gone from worst to first. → Read More

What creates home-field advantage in the NFL? It’s not the fans.

Loud crowds don't give NFL teams an edge, but altitude and jet lag appear to. → Read More

The NFL’s Bird Gauntlet is a thing the Cowboys will face this year. Can they emerge unscathed?

No team has ever successfully defeated the five NFL franchises that feature bird mascots in a single season. → Read More

Texans, Redskins and Broncos have the toughest schedules to start the season

Houston will face the defending Super Bowl champions for the sixth consecutive year. → Read More

Yankees would be biggest winners of MLB’s radical realignment, short season proposal

Major League Baseball is reportedly discussing a plan that would eliminate the traditional American and National leagues for 2020 and realign all six divisions for an abbreviated season. → Read More

Kentucky Derby prep preview: Arkansas Derby split into two divisions

Oaklawn Park will run two divisions of the Arkansas Derby, each awarding 170 points toward eligibility in this year's Kentucky Derby. → Read More

Seattle Slew is the best bet to win NBC’s Triple Crown Showdown

The 13 horses to win the Triple Crown — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — will race against one another in a virtual simulation. → Read More

Chargers and Cowboys are most deserving of a Super Bowl win

Bill James created a simple point system to rank which baseball franchises were most deserving of a World Series. Applying it to the NFL yields some interesting results. → Read More

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski among best passing combos of the past decade

Brady and Gronkowski combined for 7,786 yards and 78 touchdowns over their career. Is it enough to make them No. 1? → Read More

Here are the most relevant Mr. Irrelevants

Not all Mr. Irrelevants live up to the name. One even helped win the Super Bowl. → Read More

Which teams consistently win the NFL draft? None of them.

Not even the league’s best general managers can consistently select above-average players year in and year out. → Read More

Yankees, Reds and Red Sox have featured the best lineups of all time

If you have a nickname like “Murderer's Row,” odds are you're going to be on this list. → Read More

MLB's best possible 26-man team includes Ruth, Mays, Bonds and more

If you could build a team using the best players at every position through MLB's history, this is what it would look like. → Read More

The best baseball trades ever: Boston Red Sox have two of them

Here’s a look back at some of the best trades in MLB history. → Read More

The Dolphins have a ton of draft picks. They shouldn’t trade any for Tua Tagovailoa.

The Dolphins have have six picks in the top-70 and shouldn't package any of them for a high-risk trade to take a quarterback. → Read More

The best of what’s left in NFL free agency

There are still some impact players and diamonds in the rough lurking in the pool. → Read More

The five most clutch MLB players in postseason history

There is clutch, and then there is Mariano Rivera. → Read More

Browns’ offseason moves could end the NFL’s longest playoff drought

Cleveland has a chance to make its first playoff appearance since 2002, the longest active playoff drought in the NFL. → Read More

The best performances ever on Opening Day

Here’s a look back at some of the best performances ever on Opening Day, defined here as a team’s first game of the season. → Read More

Projecting the Tom Brady-less AFC East

The Patriots dominated the AFC East winning 17 divisional titles in 20 years, including 11 straight. It doesn't appear that will be the case with Brady gone. → Read More