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Five Questions for NFL Week 15

(1) Why have the last several years seen so many teams make a strong run at 16–0? Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, only seven teams have won the first 13 ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 13

  (1) Where does Brady-Manning rank among the great QB rivalries in NFL history? This Sunday’s matchup between New England and Indianapolis was originally slated for prime time on NBC. But with ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 12

(1) Who has been the defensive MVP of 2011? In a midseason Sporting News poll of 111 players from 31 teams, Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen received by far the ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 10

(1). Is Aaron Rodgers having the most impressive quarterback season of all time? Through eight games, his numbers are just ridiculous: 2,619 total passing yards, 24 touchdown passes, three interceptions, ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 9

(1). Will the Giants use the same defensive formula that helped Pittsburgh shut down Tom Brady? After the G-Men blew a late lead in their Week 5 home game against ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 8

(1). Should we start taking the 49ers seriously? Even in the modern, pass-happy NFL, where quarterbacks put up video-game numbers and fantasy nerds obsess over wide receivers, at least ...

Five Questions for NFL Week 2

  Can the Falcons regain their mojo? Week 1 losses — even bad Week 1 losses to inferior opponents — are not necessarily predictive of how a team’s season will play ...

Five NFL Storylines to Watch in 2011

(1). Is Aaron Rodgers now the league’s best quarterback? Before the 2010–11 playoffs, the Green Bay signal-caller was widely regarded as a top-tier QB. Then he engineered a remarkable post-season ...
Politics & Policy

Faraway, So Close

Whether or not the late Mexican military ruler Porfirio Díaz (1830–1915) ever actually said, “Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States,” his alleged quip ...