SportsNation Blog ArchivesSN Blog Archives Philadelphia Eagles

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?

    •  
      42%
    •  
      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 498,845)

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

    •  
      39%
    •  
      57%
    •  
      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 109,178)

  • How will the Cowboys fare this season?

    •  
      11%
    •  
      31%
    •  
      34%
    •  
      12%
    •  
      12%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,576)

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

    •  
      73%
    •  
      27%

    Discuss (Total votes: 38,868)

Comment »

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?

  •  
    48%
  •  
    23%
  •  
    29%

Discuss (Total votes: 72,056)

  • 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?

    •  
      2%
    •  
      27%
    •  
      51%
    •  
      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 59,297)

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

    •  
      48%
    •  
      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 163,823)

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

    •  
      79%
    •  
      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?

    •  
      60%
    •  
      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 36,991)

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

    •  
      44%
    •  
      5%
    •  
      32%
    •  
      19%

    Discuss (Total votes: 553,223)

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

    •  
      33%
    •  
      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 73,297)

Comment »

Getty Images

Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

More: Predict: Over/unders | Your Power Rankings? | Rank: #NFLRank top 20

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

    •  
      72%
    •  
      9%
    •  
      9%
    •  
      10%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,162)

  • Which team will win the NFC North?

    •  
      68%
    •  
      16%
    •  
      11%
    •  
      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,040)

  • Which team will win the NFC South?

    •  
      74%
    •  
      15%
    •  
      8%
    •  
      3%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,837)

  • Which team will win the NFC West?

    •  
      74%
    •  
      20%
    •  
      4%
    •  
      2%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,068)

  • Which team will win the AFC East?

    •  
      88%
    •  
      6%
    •  
      4%
    •  
      2%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,981)

  • Which team will win the AFC North?

    •  
      20%
    •  
      56%
    •  
      19%
    •  
      5%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,981)

  • Which team will win the AFC South?

    •  
      85%
    •  
      9%
    •  
      3%
    •  
      3%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,111)

  • Which team will win the AFC West?

    •  
      86%
    •  
      6%
    •  
      6%
    •  
      2%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,142)

  • Which team will finish with the NFL's best record (assuming there are no ties)?

    •  
      36%
    •  
      14%
    •  
      9%
    •  
      25%
    •  
      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 40,206)

  • Which team will finish with the NFL's worst record (assuming there are no ties)?

    •  
      17%
    •  
      29%
    •  
      32%
    •  
      8%
    •  
      14%

    Discuss (Total votes: 39,799)

  • How confident are you feeling about your favorite NFL team heading into the 2014 season?

    •  
      41%
    •  
      41%
    •  
      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 74,222)

  • Who will win NFL MVP?

    •  
      9%
    •  
      12%
    •  
      25%
    •  
      15%
    •  
      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 47,552)

  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

    •  
      17%
    •  
      41%
    •  
      7%
    •  
      13%
    •  
      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 46,508)

  • Which team will win the NFC?

    •  
      14%
    •  
      17%
    •  
      14%
    •  
      41%
    •  
      14%

    Discuss (Total votes: 38,001)

  • Which team will win the AFC?

    •  
      50%
    •  
      11%
    •  
      24%
    •  
      15%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,231)

  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

    •  
      18%
    •  
      6%
    •  
      10%
    •  
      25%
    •  
      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 203,542)

Comment »

The #NFLRank Top 10s are here, with Calvin Johnson leading the way on offense and J.J. Watt on defense. How do these players stack up overall? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

NFLRank Top Players

Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

NFLRank -- Offense: 7

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

NFLRank -- Offense: 5

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

NFLRank -- Defense: 8

Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

NFLRank -- Offense: 1

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

NFLRank -- Defense: 5

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

NFLRank -- Defense: 2

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

NFLRank -- Offense: 3

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

NFLRank -- Defense: 3

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

NFLRank -- Defense: 1

Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis

NFLRank -- Offense: 4

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

DeSean Jackson joins Redskins

DeSean Jackson's time on the unemployment line ended rather quickly as the star wide receiver has signed a 3-year deal with the Redskins after being unceremoniously released by the Eagles days earlier. It could be a risky move given Jackson's reported off-field issues, not to mention that the Redskins are being guided this season by a first-year NFL coach in Jay Gruden. Will this add up to disaster or will it be one of the shrewdest moves off the offseason?

  • What do you think of the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson to a 3-year, $24 million deal with $16 million guaranteed?

    •  
      66%
    •  
      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 332,041)

  • How worried should Redskins fans be about the pairing of DeSean Jackson and a first-time head coach in Jay Gruden?

    •  
      14%
    •  
      45%
    •  
      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 20,141)

  • Which of DeSean Jackson's previous seasons will most closely mirror his first season with the Redskins?

    •  
      18%
    •  
      60%
    •  
      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 19,101)

  • Which of these NFC East QB-WR combos would you most like to have?

    •  
      41%
    •  
      37%
    •  
      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 60,608)

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

    •  
      45%
    •  
      15%
    •  
      14%
    •  
      26%

    Discuss (Total votes: 45,192)

  • What is your opinion of DeSean Jackson?

    •  
      39%
    •  
      22%
    •  
      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 23,037)

Comment »