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NFL Power Rankings Week 10 –
Cardinals Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – RB Jeremy Hill - Bengals

Defensive Player - LB Chris Borland - 49ers

Photo – QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Defensive Player – LB James Laurinaitis - Rams

Team of Week 9 - Dolphins
Matchup of Week 10 – Dolphins at Lions

Rank / Team / Record

1. Arizona Cardinals (7-1)
Cards took care of the Cowboys and Eagles in last two and earn top billing.

2. Denver Broncos (6-2)
Broncos’ lost to the Patriots again with Brady and Belichick working their magic.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (6-2)
Eagles host the Panthers this week.

4. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
Seahawks host the staggering Giants this week.

5. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)
Colts recovered from their bashing by Steelers to pound the GMen.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1)
The Bengals face the resurging Browns in critical AFC North contest on Thursday night.

7. Detroit Lions (6-2)
Lions host the Dolphins in a matchup that may determine both team’s hopes.

8. New England Patriots (7-2)
Patriots are building momentum for the second half after big win over Broncos.

9. Green Bay Packers (5-3)
Packers’ are well rested for battle with Chicago in Titletown.

10. San Diego Chargers (5-4)
Chargers get their bye week after losing three in a row to AFC rivals.

11. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
Cowboys travel London vs Jaguars with QB Tony Romo probably watching from the sidelines.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
Steelers’ are smoking hot and get the crashing Jets this week.

13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-3)
The Chiefs travel to Buffalo for trap game with AFC playoff ramifications.

14. Miami Dolphins (5-3)
The Dolphins are hot for their road matchup with the Lions.

15. Baltimore Ravens (5-4)
The Ravens’ lost a tough one in Pittsburgh.

16. New Orleans Saints (4-4)
Saints face another must win situation with 49ers coming to the dome.

17. Cleveland Browns (5-3)
The Browns are winning ugly which is a major improvement for this playoff starved franchise.

18. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
The 49ers travel to New Orleans for critical contest vs Saints on Sunday.

19. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
The Bills’ had two weeks to get ready for key AFC matchup with Chiefs at home.

20. New York Giants (3-5)
The GMen are crushed by the Colts for their second Monday nite disaster.

21. Carolina Panthers (3-5-1)
The Panthers were waxed by the Saints at home and travel to Philly for Monday night clash.

22. Chicago Bears (3-5)
The Bears face their archrival Packers this week that will determine any playoff run over second half schedule.

23. St. Louis Rams (3-5)
The Rams defense may be the best in the league after win over the 49ers.

24. Houston Texans (4-5)
Texans came up short vs Eagles despite a tough defense and gritty nature.

25. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)
Vikings get a bye week to celebrate with win over the Skins before tough second half schedule.

26. Washington Redskins (3-6)
RG3 lost to the Vikings at home last Sunday and enter their bye week.

27. Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
Falcons travel to Tampa for divisional boring matchup.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-6)
The Titans had two weeks to get ready for the game in Baltimore.

29. New York Jets (1-8)
The Jets face the red hot Steelers at home.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-7)
Bucs host the crashing Falcons on Sunday.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)
The Jaguars’ move this act to London to face the Cowboys this week.

32. Oakland Raiders (0-8)
The Raiders host the Broncos this week.

Mississippi St Tops Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

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College News - Mississippi St Tops Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo – QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.

Mississippi State, boasting a 7-0 overall record and three wins over top-10 ranked teams, was tabbed No. 1 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings announced Tuesday night on ESPN.

The top-ranked Bulldogs were one of three Southeastern Conference teams in the top four. Florida State is No. 2 followed by No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss. Oregon, Alabama, TCU, Michigan State, Kansas State and Notre Dame round out the top 10.

The College Football Playoff rankings will be announced every Tuesday for the next six weeks. It leads to the unveiling of the semifinal pairings and bowl assignments on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:45 a.m. CT live on ESPN. The rankings and pairings are formed by the 12-member College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

The Bulldogs also own the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls. MSU is off to a 4-0 start in SEC play for the first time since 1999. Led by Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott, running back Josh Robinson and Butkus Award semifinalist Benardrick McKinney, the Bulldogs are outscoring opponents 296-151 and have not trailed in over 177 minutes of football.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Seahawks & Broncos Top NFL Rankings

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NFL Power Rankings Week 6 –
Bengals and Cardinals are Final Teams to Fall from Unbeaten Ranks

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – WR Odell Beckham - Giants

Defensive Player – CB E.J. Gaines - Rams

Photo - QB Peyton Manning - Broncos

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Peyton Manning - Broncos

Defensive Player – DE Jason Pierre-Paul – Giants

Team of Week 5 - Giants
Matchup of Week 6 – Giants at Eagles –

Rank / Team / Record

1. Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
The Seahawks are running on all cylinders entering midseason.

2. Denver Broncos (3-1)
Broncos’ Manning is lighting up scoreboard weekly again.

3. San Diego Chargers (4-1)
Chargers could make a case as the best team in league through the early action.

4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1)
Eagles continue their late magic, but host the GMen this week.

5. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
Colts won a huge AFC test vs the Ravens on Sunday.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
The Bengals were hammered by the Patriots on Thursday nite.

7. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
The Ravens look to recover on their trip to Tampa this week.

8. Arizona Cardinals (3-1)
Cards hope to get back on positive side with home game vs Washington.

9. San Francisco 49ers (3-2)
The 49ers travel to St. Louis for important Monday night matchup.

10. New York Giants (3-2)
The GMen are on three game winning streak with Eagles and Cowboys on the agenda.

11. Green Bay Packers (3-2)
Packers’ crushed the Vikings and are hitting stride for stretch run.

12. Dallas Cowboys (4-1)
Cowboys squeaked out win over Houston. Travel to Seattle this week.

13. Detroit Lions (3-2)
Lions lost a key game in Buffalo and face the Vikings this week in vital NFC North matchup.

14. New England Patriots (3-2)
Patriots drilled the Bengals to recover swagger. Travel to Buffalo in major AFC East game.

15. Houston Texans (3-2)
Texans struggle scoring and get the Colts at home in key AFC South rivalry game.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2)
Steelers’ just got by the Jaguars on Sunday. Travel to Cleveland for key AFC North contest.

17. Chicago Bears (2-3)
The Bears came up short vs Panthers. Face key game in Atlanta Sunday.

18. Atlanta Falcons (2-3)
Falcons caved in vs the Giants and face the equally desperate Bears at home this week.

19. Miami Dolphins (2-2)
The Dolphins are well rested for the Packers coming to town.

20. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
The Panthers beat the Bears last week. Travel to Cincy for key matchup.

21. Buffalo Bills (3-2)
The Bills shocked the Lions on Sunday. Face the Pats in huge AFC East matchup this week.

22. New Orleans Saints (2-3)
Saints beat the Bucs in overtime. Get their bye week to regroup for a playoff run.

23. Kansas City Chiefs (2-3)
The Chiefs failed to finish with 49ers. Get bye week to prepare for critical stretch drive.

24. Minnesota Vikings (2-3)
Vikings got smoked by Packers on Thursday night and get the Lions at home this week.

25. Cleveland Browns (2-2)
The Browns won another thriller and get the Steelers at home this week.

26. St. Louis Rams (1-3)
The Rams play teams tough, but usually make the key mistake late to lose.

27. New York Jets (1-4)
The Jets are a train wreck in motion. QB Geno Smith misses pregame meeting on West coast trip. What a joke.

28. Washington Redskins (1-4)
The Skins were competitive vs Seahawks on Monday nite, but lack playmakers.

29. Tennessee Titans (1-4)
The Titans find a way to lose games. They get the bottom feeding Jaguars this week.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-4)
Bucs let the Saints off the hook last week.

31. Oakland Raiders (0-4)
The Raiders can’t lose if they don’t play. Back in action with Chargers coming to town.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5)
Even the Jaguars’ mascot is a loser.

NFL Power Rankings Week 5 – Unbeaten Bengals and Cardinals Back in Action vs Playoff Contenders

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NFL Power Rankings – Unbeaten Bengals and Cardinals Back in Action vs Playoff Contenders

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - QB Teddy Bridgewater - Vikings

Defensive Player - LB C.J. Mosley - Ravens

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player – LB Justin Houston - Chiefs

Team of Week 4 - Packers
Matchup of Week 5 – Ravens at Colts –

Rank / Team / Record

1. Seattle Seahawks (2-1)
The Seahawks are well rested for their trip to the Capital this Monday nite.

2. Denver Broncos (2-1)
Broncos’ will host the tough Cardinals in great matchup.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
The Bengals are ready for a month of playoff contenders on their schedule.

4. San Diego Chargers (3-1)
Chargers are gaining valuable momentum for late October clash with Broncos.

5. Arizona Cardinals (3-0)
Cards go to Denver with starting QB Carson Palmer watching backup QB Drew Stanton directing the attack.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
Eagles failed to pull out their late magic vs the 49ers last week.

7. Detroit Lions (3-1)
Lions have the big play attack to strike from anywhere.

8. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
The Ravens drilled the overrated Panther club with ex Carolina wideout Steve Smith providing the heroics.

9. Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
Colts get their first big test AFC this year with the Ravens coming to town on Sunday.

10. Chicago Bears (2-2)
The Bears were crushed by the Packers in old rivalry matchup.

11. San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
The 49ers won a critical contest vs the Eagles last week.

12. New York Giants (2-2)
The GMen will be well rested for the Falcons coming to town.

13. Green Bay Packers (2-2)
Packers’ were awesome vs the Bears on Sunday.

14. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Cowboys played their best game in a decade vs the Saints on Sunday nite.

15. Atlanta Falcons (2-2)
Falcons were shocked by the Vikings last week and face the surging GMen this week.

16. New England Patriots (2-2)
Patriots are slip sliding away from their glory days.

17. Houston Texans (3-1)
Texans are a paper tiger going into a very tough stretch.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
Steelers’ allowed the Bucs steal game late in a crushing early loss.

19. Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)
The Chiefs drilled the Patriots in key AFC matchup, but face the 49ers this week.

20. Miami Dolphins (2-2)
The Dolphins get a bye this week with the meat of their schedule coming in October.

21. Carolina Panthers (2-2)
The Panthers were crushed by the Ravens and face a brutal seven week schedule.

22. New Orleans Saints (1-3)
Saints were drilled by the Cowboys and need a big home victory vs the Bucs to get on track.

23. Buffalo Bills (2-2)
The Bills were overmatched vs the Chargers last week.

24. Minnesota Vikings (2-2)
Vikings won a key contest vs the Falcons, but travel to Green Bay this Thursday nite.

25. Cleveland Browns (1-2)
The Browns come off their bye week with trip to Tennessee on schedule.

26. St. Louis Rams (1-2)
The Rams had two weeks to prepare for the Eagles road game.

27. New York Jets (1-3)
The struggling Jets face a buzzsaw schedule with Chargers, Broncos and Patriots to the agenda.

28. Washington Redskins (1-3)
The Skins were toasted by the GMen on Thursday night and face Seahawks this Monday nite.

29. Tennessee Titans (1-3)
The Titans get Browns at home with a soft part of schedule coming up in October.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-3)
HC Lovie Smith gets his first win with the Bucs with thriller over the Steelers.

31. Oakland Raiders (0-4)
The Raiders fire HC Dennis Allen and are on their way to another double digit loss season.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)
Jaguars were drilled by the Chargers on the West coast last week.

NFL Power Rankings Week 5 – Unbeaten Bengals and Cardinals Back in Action vs Playoff Contenders

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NFL Power Rankings – Unbeaten Bengals and Cardinals Back in Action vs Playoff Contenders

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - QB Teddy Bridgewater - Vikings

Defensive Player - LB C.J. Mosley - Ravens

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player – LB Justin Houston - Chiefs

Team of Week 4 - Packers
Matchup of Week 5 – Ravens at Colts –

Rank / Team / Record

1. Seattle Seahawks (2-1)
The Seahawks are well rested for their trip to the Capital this Monday nite.

2. Denver Broncos (2-1)
Broncos’ will host the tough Cardinals in great matchup.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
The Bengals are ready for a month of playoff contenders on their schedule.

4. San Diego Chargers (3-1)
Chargers are gaining valuable momentum for late October clash with Broncos.

5. Arizona Cardinals (3-0)
Cards go to Denver with starting QB Carson Palmer watching backup QB Drew Stanton directing the attack.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
Eagles failed to pull out their late magic vs the 49ers last week.

7. Detroit Lions (3-1)
Lions have the big play attack to strike from anywhere.

8. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
The Ravens drilled the overrated Panther club with ex Carolina wideout Steve Smith providing the heroics.

9. Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
Colts get their first big test AFC this year with the Ravens coming to town on Sunday.

10. Chicago Bears (2-2)
The Bears were crushed by the Packers in old rivalry matchup.

11. San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
The 49ers won a critical contest vs the Eagles last week.

12. New York Giants (2-2)
The GMen will be well rested for the Falcons coming to town.

13. Green Bay Packers (2-2)
Packers’ were awesome vs the Bears on Sunday.

14. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Cowboys played their best game in a decade vs the Saints on Sunday nite.

15. Atlanta Falcons (2-2)
Falcons were shocked by the Vikings last week and face the surging GMen this week.

16. New England Patriots (2-2)
Patriots are slip sliding away from their glory days.

17. Houston Texans (3-1)
Texans are a paper tiger going into a very tough stretch.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
Steelers’ allowed the Bucs steal game late in a crushing early loss.

19. Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)
The Chiefs drilled the Patriots in key AFC matchup, but face the 49ers this week.

20. Miami Dolphins (2-2)
The Dolphins get a bye this week with the meat of their schedule coming in October.

21. Carolina Panthers (2-2)
The Panthers were crushed by the Ravens and face a brutal seven week schedule.

22. New Orleans Saints (1-3)
Saints were drilled by the Cowboys and need a big home victory vs the Bucs to get on track.

23. Buffalo Bills (2-2)
The Bills were overmatched vs the Chargers last week.

24. Minnesota Vikings (2-2)
Vikings won a key contest vs the Falcons, but travel to Green Bay this Thursday nite.

25. Cleveland Browns (1-2)
The Browns come off their bye week with trip to Tennessee on schedule.

26. St. Louis Rams (1-2)
The Rams had two weeks to prepare for the Eagles road game.

27. New York Jets (1-3)
The struggling Jets face a buzzsaw schedule with Chargers, Broncos and Patriots to the agenda.

28. Washington Redskins (1-3)
The Skins were toasted by the GMen on Thursday night and face Seahawks this Monday nite.

29. Tennessee Titans (1-3)
The Titans get Browns at home with a soft part of schedule coming up in October.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-3)
HC Lovie Smith gets his first win with the Bucs with thriller over the Steelers.

31. Oakland Raiders (0-4)
The Raiders fire HC Dennis Allen and are on their way to another double digit loss season.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)
Jaguars were drilled by the Chargers on the West coast last week.

NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks Dominate in Opening Win over Packers

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NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks Dominate in Opening Win over Packers

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – WR Allen Hurns - Jaguars
Defensive Player – CB Bradley Roby - Broncos

Photo - QB Russell Wilson - Seahawks

Players of the Week
Offensive Player -
TE Julius Thomas - Broncos

Defensive Player - DE Cameron Wake - Dolphins

NFL Cutdown Day Starts Roster Changes

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Calendar for the 2014 NFL Season and Postseason

August, 2014

NFL 2014 Season Dates

NFL 2014 Schedule
Key NFL Dates

Date Event
Aug. 26 - 75-man roster limit deadline (4 p.m. ET)
Aug. 28 - Preseason ends
Aug. 30 - 53-man roster limit deadline (4 p.m. ET)
Sept. 4 - 2014 NFL Regular Season Begins: Green Bay at Seattle (8:30 p.m. ET)
Oct. 7-8 - Fall league meeting (New York)
Oct. 28 - Trade Deadline (4 p.m. ET)

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