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Oates on Football

Longtime pro football writer Bob Oates shares his experienced commentary on the NFL.

  • A Game of Emotion

    NFL Week 15: How and Why Patriots Lose, Peyton Wins, Tight Ends Soar, Officials Star and Roethlisberger Has to Bail Out Cowher.

  • Pittsburgh on Parade

    NFL Week 14: Roethlisberger, Bettis, Polamalu Bring Back Run-and-Defend Football . . . Halfback Passes Help . . . Patriots, Eagles Not Out of It.

  • USC Aces High

    The Bush-Leinart Drama . . . A Winning Bear Quarterback . . . Doubts About Vick and Tomlinson . . . Football's Greatest Formation.

  • Brees-ing Along

    NFL Week 12: Chargers On Rise . . . Good Runners Always Good Mudders . . . Patriots Need a Dome . . . Never Trust a Kicker . . . Rams are Awful.

  • Pressure Time for Mannings

    NFL Week 11: Brother quarterback duo has unanswered questions . . . More on the Colts, Giants, Falcons, Patriots, Chiefs, Rams, Bills, Bengals and Steelers.

  • West Coast Dead

    NFL Week 10: Ram Passing Game Too Much for Seattle's Run-Pass Team . . . Eagles' Night in Dallas . . . Next: Roethlisberger (7-0) vs. Carson Palmer (4-5)

  • A New Kind of Quarterback

    NFL Week 9: Roethlisberger Makes the Steelers Go . . . Colts Win with Three-Receiver Running Game . . . Martz Tops as Passing Coach, Slips as Play-Caller

  • Two Unbeaten Passers

    NFL Week 8: McNabb vs. Roethlisberger Next . . . Is Big Ben Better Than Waterfield? . . . Ravens Don't Have Enough Defense . . . Jets Win Mind Game

  • L.A. Big-Game Country

    NFL Week 7: To Maximize TV Revenue, NFL Should Offer No. 2 TV Market the Big Game Every Sunday

  • The Misunderstood Rams

    NFL Week 6: Lacking a Sound Play-Caller, This Isn't a Passing Team . . . Mid-American Update: All Three QB's Win, Though It's Unlikely that Pennington or Roethlisberger Can Stop Patriots

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