So you're ready for some football?
Just think how
For the second consecutive season, the league is kicking off the year under an ominous cloud. A year ago it was
For the folks at the NFL's headquarters on Park Avenue, football can't arrive soon enough.
The season begins Thursday night when the Patriots, defending
There are questions about
There are the slew of passing records Denver quarterback
There's the ever-percolating Los Angeles situation.
And, like every year, there are far more questions than answers:
Is new Denver Coach Gary Kubiak a good fit with Manning?
Kubiak is an old
That deal definitely gives the Seahawks a devastating 1-2 punch in the red zone with the sure-handed Graham and the bruising
Which rookie quarterback is poised to be the better pro, Tampa Bay's
We won't have to wait long to get our first hint. Mariota's
Will there be a D in Dallas?
If there's any team in position for a major drop-off, it's San Francisco, a team that just last season was coming off three consecutive appearances in the
Has the balance of power shifted in the Bay Area?
It's starting to. The
What dubious distinction belongs to Raiders kicker
He's been with one organization and played for 10 different head coaches, an NFL record. That's Gruden, Bill Callahan,
With the specter of a relocation to Los Angeles looming, will any hometown fans show up for games in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland?
Early indications are that St. Louis will get the brunt of the lame-duck blowback. The
Sort of. In order to move up four spots to take quarterback
But it's not the most lopsided. In 1989, Vikings gave up a massive bounty of picks to Dallas for running back Herschel Walker. Either directly or indirectly, that led to the Cowboys' landing
Warner found his second wind in Arizona, reviving his career and guiding the
Which coach has made the biggest wager this season?
OK, so gambling isn't allowed in the NFL, but Philadelphia's
In light of their dominance at the rollicking Superdome all these years, it's hard to believe this is an issue. But it is. Astoundingly, the Saints lost their last five home games of the 2014 season. It wasn't break-out-the-paper-bags time, but close.
Who's the most unexpected coach on the hot seat?
Rookie receivers made a big splash last season. Whose turn is it now?
Rookie running backs. St. Louis' Todd Gurley, San Diego's Melvin Gordon, Jacksonville's
After sitting out almost the entire 2014 season, will the same old Adrian Peterson be tearing through defenses for the Vikings?
Don't bet against him. He made an unbelievable comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, nearly breaking the single-season rushing record less than a year later. By comparison, a year off should be a breeze.
How about a Super Bowl pick?
Philadelphia over Indianapolis. The Eagles hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time.