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McDaniels to the Browns?

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches

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Now that Rob Chudzinski is out in Cleveland, speculation has turned to his replacement. The name that keeps cropping up: Josh McDaniels, the Patriots' offensive coordinator and former Broncos head coach. 

Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, who was Bill Belichick's right-hand man when the two worked together in Cleveland in the 1990s, has high regard for McDaniels, even though he lasted...

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Chip Kelly has us believing

Chip Kelly talks to the media after being

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Chip Kelly has done a brilliant job in his first season in Philly, and he might wind up as Coach of the Year.

Where he once was thought to favor a pass-heavy attack, Kelly's Eagles actually lead the NFL in rushing with a 161.9-yard average. Tailback LeSean McCoy is having a career year with 2,012 scrimmage yards, including a league-best 1,476 rushing yards. And quarterback Nick Foles has executed...

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Carson Palmer's job not assured in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer scrambles against the

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It didn't take Carson Palmer long to make a positive impression with the Cardinals.

But that doesn't mean Palmer will remain the Cardinals starter indefinitely. If Cardinals GM Steve Keim sees someone he likes in the draft, he's taking him.

"I don't care who our quarterback is. If you fall in love with a college quarterback and you think he can be your long-term answer, you have...

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The NFC's wild finish

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer against the Jacksonville

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Heading into the final week of the season, none of the NFC's division winners have been determined, which makes for compelling Week 17 theater.

The Seahawks still figure to win the NFC West, but they'll have to beat St. Louis or see the 49ers lose to Arizona to clinch. The Cardinals are still alive for a wild-card berth. The 49ers can actually win the division AND get the No. 1 seed in the...

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Top NFL head-coaching candidates

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher answers questions

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With many teams preparing for the playoffs and a potential run to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, others less fortunate are considering their options after disappointing seasons. With multiple coaching changes expected, many as soon as the day after the regular season ends -- dubbed Black Monday -- teams will looking at the list of potential replacements.

Here are the top head-coaching...

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Tony Romo may be out with back injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is hugged

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The Dallas Cowboys' season-ending game against the Eagles - a winner-take-all proposition for the NFC East - just got a lot more problematic. 

Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the second half of a dramatic 24-23 win over Washington on Sunday. And after getting an MRI on Monday, reports are now surfacing that Romo is out for the playoffs. ESPN reported Romo is out, but head coach Jason...

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Glauber's quick hits

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes

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Plenty of competition for Coach of the Year honors. How we’d rank them at the moment: 1. Andy Reid of the Chiefs. 2. Chip Kelly of the Eagles. 3. Joe Philbin of the Dolphins. 4. Ron Rivera of the Panthers. 5. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals. Others who have done a fine job: the Harbaugh brothers, Pete Carroll, Marc Trestman and Marvin Lewis....

Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy is 78 shy...

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Scoring at a record clip

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson celebrates after throwing

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Since the NFL adopted rules changes in 1994 aimed at increasing scoring, there has been a steady uptick in offensive production, to the point where scoring is now at a record pace. Among the rules changes instituted nearly 20 years ago were the introduction of the two-point conversion, kickoffs being moved back from the 35 to the 30 (they have since been put back to the 35 as a result of an increase...

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Cardinal GM Steve Keim's proudest move

Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall celebrates as

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Since taking over in January as Cardinals general manager, Steve Keim has made a whopping 191 transactions on Arizona’s roster. That includes high-profile deals such as the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer, the drafting of former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and signing pass rusher John Abraham.

But ask Keim about the one unheralded signing he’s most proud of: Paul Fanaika.

"He’s...

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See ya, Candlestick Park

Fireworks are seen over Candlestick Park before the

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Say goodbye to Candlestick Park, the 49ers' home since 1971.

The 49ers, who move into Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara next season, will play their final regular-season game at the historic venue tomorrow night against the Falcons. It will be the 35th Monday night game at the 'Stick, the most of any stadium since Monday night games started in 1970.

Next is Miami's Sun Life Stadium (32),...

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