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Oates on Football

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

  • Big Ben a Big Timer

    NFL Week 5: Rookie Goes for Fourth Straight . . . Vikings, Rams, Titans, Patriots Prove Passing is the Way to Go, But Colts Can't See It.

  • Patriots Great Because...

    Belichick, Brady Set New England Apart ... Rise of the Mid-American Conference ... Shotgun Hurts Colts ... Not this Year in Chicago ... The Monday Night Standpatters.

  • Del Rio Time

    Jacksonville coach to take a shot at slowing Manning, which Packers could not. Also, Parcells goes modern to outduel Gibbs, while mistakes cost Rams and Brooks' dirty hit injures Gannon.

  • Coming-Out Party

    NFL Week 2: Palmer Has It All . . . McNabb Was Monday Night's MVP . . . Raiders Dis Rice . . . Vick is Back . . . Seven Reasons for NFL Parity

  • The One-Back Game

    NFL Week 1: Portis Runs Once; Dillon, James, Green Run Wild; Broncos Win the Bailey-Portis Trade; Manning's Audibles Damage His Team

  • Patriots Far in Front

    Brady and Belichick Too Good as the 2004 Season Starts: New England, Philadelphia and Carolina 1-2-3 in Pro Football's Top Ten

  • Why Patriots Won

    In Super Bowl XXXVIII, Carolina had the best players on the field, but New England had a decidedly better pass offense.

  • Brady's Way: Throw It

    Super Bowl XXXVIII: Pass offense succeeds running and defense as the way to win football championships

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