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Roddy White pay Twitter bet?

Perhaps it was in jest, perhaps it wasn't, but Roddy White's Twitter bet shows that the NFL makes headlines no matter the type of story. White, an ever-confident Duke fan, responded to one of his followers saying he would give the fan season tickets to the Falcons if Mercer, a 14 seed, beat Duke, a 3 seed, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As we now know, the Bears upset the Blue Devils and the Twitter-verse demanded White pay up, and his response was to give up tickets to this year's Chicago-Atlanta game. Did White make good on his bet? Was this even a real bet?

Do you think Roddy White owes this fan season tickets?

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  • What do you think of Roddy White's resolution to his Twitter bet?

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Will Hester excel with Falcons?

Devin Hester's supremely dangerous days as a return man might be over, but the former Chicago Bear isn't done. The Atlanta Falcons made sure of that Thursday, signing the 31-year-old to a three-year deal as they attempt to bounce back from a dismal 2013 campaign. Is Hester still elite? Where should he play for the Falcons? Cast your votes below!

  • Is Devin Hester still an elite return man?

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  • What position(s) should Devin Hester play for the Falcons 2014?

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  • What effect has moving kickoffs to the 35-yard line had on the NFL?

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  • How many games will the Falcons (4-12 in 2013) win in 2014?

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In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks' thunderous win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, many are asking: Just how good was the Legion of Boom & Co., compared to history's best defenses? Answer yourself by clicking on the images below!

Best NFL Defenses Ever

1962 Packers

1962 Packers

230.0 YPG, 10.6 PPG, 3.57 TO/gm, won NFL title.

1969 Chiefs

1969 Chiefs

225.9 YPG, 12.6 PPG, 3.36 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1971 Vikings

1971 Vikings

243.3 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.21 TO/gm, won NFC Central.

1972 Dolphins

1972 Dolphins

235.5 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, 14-0 regular season, won Super Bowl.

1975 Rams

1975 Rams

237.3 YPG, 9.6 PPG, 2.86 TO/gm, won NFC West.

1976 Steelers

1976 Steelers

237.6 YPG, 9.9 PPG, 3.29 TO/gm, won AFC Central.

1977 Falcons

1977 Falcons

231.6 YPG, 9.2 PPG, 3.43 TO/gm, 2nd in NFC West.

1985 Bears

1985 Bears

258.4 YPG, 12.4 PPG, 3.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

1990 Giants

1990 Giants

262.9 YPG, 13.2 PPG, 2.13 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2000 Ravens

2000 Ravens

246.7 YPG, 10.3 PPG, 3.06 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2002 Buccaneers

2002 Buccaneers

252.8 YPG, 12.2 PPG, 2.38 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

2013 Seahawks

2013 Seahawks

273.6 YPG, 14.4 PPG, 2.44 TO/gm, won Super Bowl.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be below .500 on the season, but they looked the better team in their 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. And they weren't the only losing squad to come up big on Sunday. Both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams handed stunning losses to division leaders. Still, every sub-.500 team is eliminated -- or close to it -- from playoff contention this year, meaning it's not too early to look toward 2014. Which teams are best set up for a bounce-back next season? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

2014 bounce-back teams

Bills

Bills

2013 record: 5-9

Browns

Browns

2013 record: 4-10

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

2013 record: 4-10

Falcons

Falcons

2013 record: 4-10

Giants

Giants

2013 record: 5-9

Jaguars

Jaguars

2013 record: 4-10

Jets

Jets

2013 record: 6-8

Raiders

Raiders

2013 record: 4-10

Rams

Rams

2013 record: 6-8

Redskins

Redskins

2013 record: 3-11

Steelers

Steelers

2013 record: 6-8

Texans

Texans

2013 record: 2-12

Titans

Titans

2013 record: 5-9

Vikings

Vikings

2013 record: 4-9-1

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Are the Saints the NFC's best?

Sean Payton's comeback year with the Saints is proving to be all that New Orleans fans had hoped for -- they dispatched the Falcons in a 17-13 nail-biter on Thursday night and have the second-best record in the NFC. They'll be going to Seattle for a "Monday Night Football" matchup Dec. 2 to take on the Seahawks, who just happen to have the best record in the NFC. The Saints are the mirror image of the Falcons, who are a disastrous 2-9 after being expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season.

Which team will win the Dec. 2 game in Seattle?

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  • Will the winner of the Saints-Seahawks game on Dec. 2 go to the Super Bowl?

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  • Which is the most disappointing team this season?

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  • Did Falcons coach Mike Smith make the right choice kicking a field goal on 4th-and-15 with his team down 17-13 and 2:24 left in the game?

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  • Is Mike Smith on the hot seat?

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