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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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    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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      51%
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  • 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%

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

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      5%
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      32%
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      19%

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  • 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%

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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?

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      72%
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      9%
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      9%
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      10%

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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      68%
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      16%
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      11%
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      5%

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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      74%
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      15%
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      8%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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      74%
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      20%
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      4%
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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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      88%
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      6%
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      4%
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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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      20%
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      56%
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      19%
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      5%

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  • Which team will win the AFC South?

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      85%
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      9%
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      3%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the AFC West?

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      86%
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      6%
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      6%
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      2%

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

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      14%
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      9%
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      25%
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      16%

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

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      29%
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      14%

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

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      41%
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      41%
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      18%

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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      9%
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      12%
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      25%
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      15%
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      39%

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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      17%
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      41%
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      7%
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      13%
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      22%

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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      14%
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      17%
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      14%
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      41%
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      14%

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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      50%
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      11%
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      24%
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      15%

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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      18%
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      6%
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      10%
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      25%
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      41%

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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

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Dalton the problem for Bengals?

Welcome to a new type of "Bungles." While the San Diego Chargers certainly deserve credit for their 27-10 road win Sunday, it's hard to deny the Cincinnati Bengals -- and quarterback Andy Dalton -- had a hand in the upset. Dalton committed three second-half turnovers as the visitors shut Cincy out 20-0 in the final 30 minutes, dooming the Bengals to a third straight playoff exit. The previous two, both at Houston, felt a little different. This year's makes one wonder: Is Andy Dalton, even though he has never experienced a losing season in Cincinnati, the right QB for the franchise?

How much blame does Andy Dalton deserve for the Bengals not winning any of their past three playoff games?

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    73%
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    27%

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  • Will the Bengals ever win a playoff game with Andy Dalton as their quarterback?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,994)

  • What should the Bengals do with Andy Dalton?

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      32%
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      68%

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  • How much blame does Marvin Lewis deserve for the Bengals not winning any of their past three playoff games?

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      59%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,939)

  • Will the Bengals win a Super Bowl in your lifetime?

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      40%
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      60%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,065)

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Colts, Chargers advance in AFC

In the AFC, wild-card weekend went just as we envisioned, with the Indianapolis Colts falling behind 38-10 and beating the Chiefs anyway, and the San Diego Chargers effectively dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio. But hey, that's what's so exciting about the NFL. Now the victors move on to the divisional round, in which Andrew Luck's comeback Colts will visit the New England Patriots, while Philip Rivers' surprising Chargers get a chance to beat the top-seeded Broncos in Denver for the second time in five weeks. How will it all go down?

  • What was more true about the Colts' 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • Which was more true about the Chargers' 27-10 win at Cincinnati on Sunday?

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      53%
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      47%

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in New England?

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      38%
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      62%

    Discuss (Total votes: 236,379)

  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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      77%
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      23%

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next five years?

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      26%
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      74%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,943)

  • How much momentum will the Colts take into New England from their 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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      48%
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      42%
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      10%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,797)

  • How much will former Patriots WR Deion Branch help the Colts in their wild-card game at New England?

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      9%
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      11%
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      44%

    Discuss (Total votes: 22,676)

  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in Denver?

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      27%
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      73%

    Discuss (Total votes: 110,410)

  • What effect will San Diego's Dec. 12 win at Denver have on the Chargers-Broncos divisional playoff game?

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      35%
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      27%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,617)

  • If you were a Chiefs fan, how would you feel about the 2013 season?

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      47%
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      22%
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      13%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,914)

  • Will the Chiefs ever win a Super Bowl under Andy Reid?

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      36%
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      64%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,526)

  • Which team will win the AFC?

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      57%
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      10%
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      9%
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      24%

    Discuss (Total votes: 91,749)

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