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Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Darren Sproles traded to Eagles

Darren Sproles of the New Orleans Saints celebrates

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As if Chip Kelly's offense wasn't explosive enough, the Eagles' coach gets another toy to use in his up-tempo scheme. The Eagles traded for the Saints' speedy and versatile running back, Darren Sproles, who now teams with LeSean McCoy in what figures to be the most electrifying backfield in the NFL. 

The Saints had been expected to release Sproles because of salary cap issues, but they...

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NFL: A league of hope

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid directs his

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Unpredictability is one of the hallmarks of the NFL, and 2013 is living up to that reputation. Halfway through the season, all but one division has at least one team that's either in first place or tied for first that didn't win the division in 2012. The only exception, of course, is the AFC East, a division that is owned by the Patriots.

Three of the teams at the top of their respective divisions...

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Grudge match for Rob Ryan?

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan walks

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When Rob Ryan was fired by the Cowboys after last season, he famously boasted, "I'll be out of work for like five minutes."

Well, it took him a bit longer than that to land another job, but the wait has been worth it - for both Ryan and the Saints.

Ryan has turned around one of the NFL's worst-ever defenses, with the Saints ranking ninth in the league after finishing dead last...

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NFL quick hits

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates

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- Since Drew Brees went to the Saints in 2006, he has been the league's most dominant quarterback, leading the NFL with 35,005 yards and 254 touchdown passes. Peyton Manning has 27,768 yards and 208 TDs and Tom Brady has 27,785 yards and 218 TDs.

- Jimmy Graham is having a career year so far, and just at the right time. In the final year of his rookie deal, the Saints' Pro Bowl tight end has...

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Parity rules for Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins, Saints

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill holds up his

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Another reason the NFL is the best league going: Because the league is so evenly balanced, there's always a chance to have a meaningful season, even after a losing effort. The latest example: Of the seven teams that currently stand at 3-0, four of them - the Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins and Saints - didn't make the playoff last year.

And since the NFL went to the current 12-team playoff format...

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