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Rex Ryan: Outside criticism fuels the fire a little bit

“We don’t pay attention to anything that goes on outside this locker room” is a familiar refrain to hear from player and coaches over the course of a football season. Jets coach Rex Ryan has never really beaten to the same drummer as the masses when it comes to dealing with the media, something he…

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Week Five Power Rankings

1.  Broncos (5-0; last week No. 1):  The bad news is that Von Miller is still one week away from coming back.  The good news is that the last game he’ll miss comes against Jacksonville. 2. Saints (5-0; No. 3):  If they keep playing away from home like they played in Chicago, maybe they won’t…

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Week One Power Rankings

1.  Broncos (1-0):  The Manning family dreads games played between Peyton and Eli.  Peyton shouldn’t; he’s 2-0 against his little brother. 2.  49ers (1-0):  Jim Harbaugh’s rope-a-dope worked on the Packers.  It will be a little harder to pull it off against the Seahawks. 3.  Texans (1-0):  Good teams become great teams when they find…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills TE Scott Chandler and DE Alex Carrington may be next in line to get long-term contracts. Dolphins G Richie Incognito offered some words of encouragement to his new teammate, Danny Watkins. Lawyers for former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez are seeking a delay in the lawsuit brought by the man who claims Hernandez shot him…

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PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 1: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers earn the top spot in our preseason power rankings after a trip to the Super Bowl last season. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick took over the helm midseason and was able to get the 49ers past their NFC Championship game appearance of 2011 and back to the game’s biggest stage. While the 49ers…

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49ers take top spot in PFT’s preseason power rankings

The San Francisco 49ers came up just shy in their bid for a sixth Super Bowl title in January when their final drive stalled five yards shy of the Baltimore Ravens endzone. If the 49ers hope to earn that ring in 2013 they will have to do something that hasn’t been accomplished since the early…

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Broncos take No. 2 spot in PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings

Today, we unveil the top two teams in PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings. And, as we’ve done all along, we’re counting backwards toward No. 1. Which brings us to the last stop before the top spot.  The Denver Broncos were the AFC’s No. 1 seed entering the 2012 postseason, and we believe they’ve earned the distinction…

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PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 2: Denver Broncos

Let the games begin. You couldn’t blame the Broncos for being eager to start the 2013 season. They are heavy division favorites, strong conference contenders and legitimate Super Bowl challengers, and they have one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Hey, it’s good to be the Broncos, even with the news of a potential four-game suspension…

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Ravens start their title defense from the third spot

They won the Super Bowl, but many think they’re destined to fall apart. Not us. The Ravens remain one of the best teams in the NFL.  Sure, they lost plenty of key players.  But they now have other guys who’ll become key players as they try to run a streak of consecutive seasons with playoff…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 3: Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have won the Super Bowl, which can be the ultimate blessing and the ultimate curse.  While players like Ray Lewis can walk into the sunset after winning a championship, the franchise must go on — and the roster will inevitably be raided during free agency and the target on the team undoubtedly will…

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Mike Brown hopes Hard Knocks will help Bengals shed “almost villainous” image

As the Bengals prepare for their second stint on Hard Knocks in four years, owner Mike Brown has explained the franchise’s reasoning for doing it. “What we found when we did that show was people saw us differently,” Brown tells Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com.  “They saw us more positively.  They saw us as just people.”…

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Seahawks land at No. 4 in PFT’s preseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks finished last season as the second best team in the NFC West and will start the 2013 season in the same place in PFT’s preseason rankings. However, that still warrants a spot in the top 5 in our rankings. The Seahawks fell just short of a trip to the NFC Championship game…

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PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 4: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks were the most dominant team in the NFL over the final month of last season. They scored 50 points in consecutive weeks against Arizona and Buffalo and threw in a 42-13 beating of the division rival San Francisco 49ers for good measure. They fell 31 seconds shy of a trip to the…

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Garrett: Cowboys don’t believe Spencer’s bone bruise is “severe”

A knee bruise that’s recently reemerged has limited Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer early in training camp, but head coach Jason Garrett indicated Monday that the injury is not a significant worry. “We don’t think it’s severe,” Garrett said Monday, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “We’ll just come up with what we think is…

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PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 5: Atlanta Falcons

Prior to last year, it was fair to wonder if the Falcons were simply fantasy football Hall of Famers, guys who put up great numbers, but weren’t going to win in January. But head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan broke through the playoff drought by beating the Seahawks, and were a play or…

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