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Big days for Ben and Brady

Sunday was a big day for multiple Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks from the AFC. Tom Brady went 30-for-35 with 354 yards and five touchdowns in the New England Patriots' 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears. Ben Roethlisberger had an even more memorable day, becoming the first QB in NFL history to notch a second 500-yard passing game (he went 40-for-49 with 522 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts). Not bad for a pair of players whose teams were considered done just weeks ago.

  • Are the Patriots legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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      56%
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      44%

    Discuss (Total votes: 170,704)

  • Are the Steelers legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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      20%
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      80%

    Discuss (Total votes: 76,579)

  • Is Tom Brady done as an elite quarterback?

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      24%
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      76%

    Discuss (Total votes: 63,189)

  • Who is the better quarterback right now?

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      80%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 28,491)

  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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      35%
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      29%
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      29%
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      7%

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  • Are the Colts legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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      51%
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      49%

    Discuss (Total votes: 70,830)

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Peyton Manning the greatest ever?

Peyton Manning added another record to his resume Sunday, passing Brett Favre for most touchdown passes of all time. Manning ended the night with 510, two more than Favre's 508. Is Manning the greatest QB ever? Will he ever win a second Super Bowl?

Where does Peyton Manning rank among the best quarterbacks of all time?

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    45%
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    20%
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    21%
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    14%

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  • Will anyone ever break Peyton Manning's record for career touchdown passes (currently 510)?

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      46%
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      54%

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  • Will Peyton Manning win another Super Bowl?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 116,172)

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Are the Cowboys legit contenders?

Since being embarrassed in the opening half of the opening game, the Dallas Cowboys have rebounded nicely -- five wins in a row, to be exact, the latest a surprising 30-23 victory at the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks. Now, in a development virtually no one saw coming, Tony Romo & Co. sit tied atop the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. Will they keep it up?

  • Are the Cowboys legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 498,845)

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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      39%
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      57%
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      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 109,178)

  • How will the Cowboys fare this season?

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      11%
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      31%
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      34%
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      12%
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      12%

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  • Is DeMarco Murray (785 rush yards, 6 TDs this season) the best running back in the NFL right now?

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      73%
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      27%

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Patriots free agents: Take 'em or leave 'em

There are 10 players from the 2014 champion Patriots that will hit free agency in March, and that's not counting Darrelle Revis, who is technically under contract but carries a mammoth $25 million cap number. The Patriots will either need to renegotiate that or watch him walk away.

We invite you to share your opinion as well in the polls below. Take into consideration the contract -- both in duration and compensation -- it would take to bring each player back as you cast your votes.

Your call on Revis?

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    97%
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    3%

Discuss (Total votes: 39,043)

  • Your call on McCourty?

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      97%
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      3%

    Discuss (Total votes: 35,610)

  • Your call on Vereen?

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      84%
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      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 35,377)

  • Your call on Ridley?

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      14%
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      86%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,855)

  • Your call on Gostkowski?

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      95%
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      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,975)

  • Your call on Connolly?

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      83%
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      17%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,412)

  • Your call on Ayers?

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      78%
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      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 33,058)

  • Your call on Branch?

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      66%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,559)

  • Your call on Casillas?

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      58%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,205)

  • Your call on White?

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      34%
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      66%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,046)

  • Your call on Aiken?

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      29%
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      71%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,378)

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Three unbeatens left in NFL

We're three whole weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and only three teams haven't lost. The final unbeatens: Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles, all winning teams from 2013, but none exactly thought to be sure-fire contenders before the season. On the other end, a host of playoff teams from last season are just 1-2. What do you make of it all?

Which 3-0 team is most for real?

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    48%
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    23%
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    29%

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  • The Bengals (at NE on Oct. 5), Cardinals (at DEN on Oct. 5) and Eagles (at SF next Sunday) are 3-0. How many teams will make it to 4-0?

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      2%
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      27%
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      51%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 59,297)

  • Are the Bengals (3-0) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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      48%
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      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 163,823)

  • Will the Cardinals (3-0) make the playoffs?

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      79%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 61,541)

  • If you were an Eagles fan, how would you feel about the team's 3-0 start despite trailing by 10-plus points in each game?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 36,991)

  • Which of these 1-2 teams has been most disappointing?

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      44%
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      5%
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      32%
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      19%

    Discuss (Total votes: 553,223)

  • Which team from last season's Super Bowl is more likely to return this season?

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      33%
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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 73,297)

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