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Past articles by Don:

The Randy Moss Legacy: A Player Who Inspired Fear Like No Other

It was the first day of Vikings training camp in 1998, and Robert Smith, the team's veteran running back, was on the phone talking to his agent during lunch... → Read More

Game Over: What Happens When You Know Your Coach Is Getting Fired?

It's customary that a pall is cast over an NFL organization when Black Monday rolls around and a coaching change is made, with football's version of the seven stages of grief playing out in condensed fashion... → Read More

'Last Stop to Nowhere': The Browns' Infamous QB Jersey Has a Tale to Tell

Some visuals wordlessly tell a story all by themselves. The Cleveland Browns' quarterback jersey is one such image. You've seen it. We've all seen it... → Read More

Trump Called Football Soft, So These Battle-Hardened NFL Vets Had to Respond

When President Donald Trump blasted protesting NFL players at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on Sept... → Read More

The Legend of Swamp Ass and Other Tales of Football's Most Pivotal Partnership

To begin with, nothing happens on a football field until they assume the position and execute their singular maneuver. They are the team within a team... → Read More

The Most Botched NFL Draft Pick Ever

One ill-fated 1982 phone call jump-started the NFL's longest run of ineptitude. The bizarre and calamitous story of Booker Reese only got worse from there → 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

Week 14 Waiver Wire: Pick up these two QBs with attractive matchups

Looking for a strategic quarterback to pick up for the playoffs? Look no further than these two with attractive Week 14 matchups. → 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

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

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

Don\'t trust Eddie Lacy; more Fantasy facts to know heading into playoffs

The fantasy postseason is upon us, so here are some very important lessons to heed as you get your rosters ready for the playoffs. → 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

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: Can Packers avoid regular-season sweep by Lions?

The Packers haven’t gone 0–2 against the Lions in the regular season since 1991. Can they keep it that way with a win tonight? Don Banks makes his pick for Week 13\'s edition of Thursday Night Football. → Read More

Fantasy Fact or Fiction: Broncos\' run game a force to be reckoned with

The Broncos' run game has been revitalized with Brock Osweiler under center, and Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson will be fixtures in the fantasy playoffs. → Read More

Waiver Wire: Tight end injuries make Rudolph, Miller attractive pickups

Injuries have once again opened the door to invest in the Arizona backfield, while other owners are looking for help at tight end after one major, and another hopefully minor, injury to two big-name players. → Read More

Week 12 Snaps: NFC East is home to the mediocre race the NFL deserves

Three months of the league’s 2015 regular season is in the books, and nothing typifies the underwhelming product we’ve seen from the NFL this year more so than the bedraggled NFC East. → Read More

Seahawks lose Graham, but save 2015 campaign with win over Steelers

Despite losing Jimmy Graham for the rest of the season, the Seahawks finally looked like the team many expected them to be heading into this season in their Week 12 win over the Steelers. → Read More

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Last-minute advice you need for Week 12

Get all the last-minute fantasy football advice you need in our Week 12 Cheat Sheet. → Read More