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CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 2: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Cleveland Browns At Cincinnati Bengals

First place is on the line in the air tight AFC North as the Browns visit the Bengals on Thursday night. Considering the Browns are involved, that’s hard to believe-remember, Cleveland hasn’t posted more than five wins since 2007.

11/05/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Five Things: Chargers Vs. Broncos Thursday Night Roundup

The Broncos take firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

10/24/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers congratulates teammate Antonio Gates #85 on his touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2014, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: San Diego Chargers At Denver Broncos

The two best teams in the AFC West face off on Thursday night when the 5-2 Chargers visit the 5-1 Broncos. Peyton Manning will look to extend his lead in the career touchdown category in a match-up of top-tier quarterbacks—Philip Rivers is behind only Manning and Aaron Rodgers in passer rating this season.

10/22/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Brandon LaFell #19 of the New England Patriots after a touchdown reception during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New York Jets At New England Patriots

hese divisional rivals are going in opposite directions. After a season-opening victory, the Jets have lost five in a row. While they had a chance against Green Bay and Chicago in Weeks 2 and 3, they’ve gone backwards from there.

10/15/2014

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles away from J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Five Things: Colts Vs. Texans Thursday Night Roundup

The Colts went up 24-0 in the first quarter this Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup. Could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it.

10/10/2014

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans walks across the field prior to the start of their game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Indianapolis Colts At Houston Texans

Could this be it-the first competitive Thursday night game of the 2014 NFL season? The Colts visit Houston as just a three-point favorite, and both teams are 3-2, so at the risk of being the Mary Swanson to your Lloyd Christmas, I’m saying there’s a chance.

10/08/2014

Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to take down Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers defeat Vikings 42-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Five Things: Vikings Vs. Packers Thursday Night Roundup

It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings 42-10 last night in Green Bay. The Packers moved to 3-2, while Minnesota is 2-3, struggling on offense without Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive with a sprained ankle.

10/03/2014

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants celebrates his 4th quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Five Things: Giants Vs. Redskins Thursday Night Roundup

This Week 4 NFC East game felt like a must-win for both teams. The Giants played like it, dominating in a 45-14 win. The Redskins looked overmatched.

09/26/2014

Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins passes against the New York Giants during the second half of their game at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New York Giants Vs. Washington Redskins

The Giants smacked the Texans 30-17 in Week 3, while the Redskins suffered a tough loss to the Eagles. These NFC East rivals will kick off Thursday at 8:25 ET on CBS.

09/24/2014

Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.

09/19/2014

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

09/17/2014

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won, 22-20. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Pittsburgh Steelers At Baltimore Ravens

The NFL can’t be happy that its most controversial franchise is playing its primetime game to kick off Week 2. But that’s exactly what’s happening as the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night (8:25 ET, CBS).

09/10/2014

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers at Century Link Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Five Things: Seahawks Trounce Packers In First Thursday Night Football Matchup

It’s easy to pencil the Seahawks as back-to-back Super Bowl champs after their 36-16 beat-down of the Packers last night. Or to think Green Bay is a shadow of the franchise that won it all in 2011 and hasn’t reached the conference championship since.

09/05/2014

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Green Bay Packers Vs. Seattle Seahawks

The last time these two teams played, it was one of the more important regular season games in recent memory. You may remember the “touchdown” pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate, tabbed the Inaccurate Reception, that essentially ended the referee lockout.

09/03/2014

A referee collects his penalty flag as the Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Major NFL Rule Changes For 2014 Season

The biggest rule change of the 2014 NFL season won’t require a single edit in the rule book. That’s because, technically, it’s not a change. The league has simply made aggressive play in the defensive backfield a “point of emphasis” Initiating contact five yards beyond the line of scrimmage and illegal hands to the face were always penalties, but now the NFL will be monitoring them more closely.

08/22/2014

Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up during a preseason game between the Browns and Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football Trends: Johnny Manziel’s Influence On Drafts

You don’t need to be a fantasy football guru to know you shouldn’t draft a back-up quarterback. This is especially true if the back-up in question failed to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting job.

08/21/2014

Competitors in the $1,000,000 Draftstreet Fantasy Football Championship 2013 react while watching games at Legasse's Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas on December 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DraftStreet)

Fantasy Football: Draft Advice For A Competitive Team

In-season roster management is key to winning your fantasy football league, but the draft goes a long way towards determining the champ. Value is the most important word when it comes to the draft. Here are a few tips to stay a few moves ahead of your competitors.

08/15/2014

Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos attempts a point after kick as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Kickers To Draft

Let’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.

08/15/2014

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers To Draft

One of last year’s top fantasy receivers, Josh Gordon, is facing a season-long suspension, but there are still plenty of talented wideouts to choose from. These players are studs no matter the scoring system.

08/14/2014

Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills 35-17 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 27, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Tight Ends To Draft

If you’re not only ranking players, but also grouping them in tiers, tight ends are an interesting test case. Jimmy Graham is a one-man tier, with Gronkowski and Julius Thomas, both potential second-round picks, in the next group.

08/12/2014

Outside linebacker K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up prior to facing the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses To Draft

Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.

08/11/2014

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points from under center in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To Draft

It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.

08/09/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats hits the game winning shot as Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Five Things: Kentucky And UConn To Play For Title

The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.

04/07/2014

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