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Goodell out as commissioner?
The NFL has been criticized for its handling of the Ray Rice case ever since it handed a two-game suspension to Rice for an offseason arrest for domestic violence. This week the outcry has grown exponentially, as video of Rice striking his then-fiancee emerged, Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL, and questions began swirling as to whether the league had seen or should have seen the video. Then on Wednesday came a potentially damning report, as a law enforcement official told the Associated Press that he sent the video to the NFL in April.
Commissioner Roger Goodell's future now is in doubt. Is his position no longer tenable?
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NFL Week 7 -- Ravens at Steelers
Not long ago -- last year, maybe? -- Ravens-Steelers was among the NFL's best rivalries. And that was before Baltimore won the most recent Super Bowl. This season, though, both teams are struggling. Baltimore is stuck at .500 and Pittsburgh is coming off its first win of the season. With the Cincinnati Bengals not running away with the division, the Ravens remain in contention no matter what happens Sunday. But the Steelers might already be facing a must-win.
How does SportsNation see Super Bowl XLVII playing out? As NFL experts everywhere attempt to forecast which players will deliver big performances on football's biggest stage, we're asking SportsNation to join in on the fun. Do you think Colin Kaepernick will score a rushing touchdown? How will Ray Rice fare against the 49ers' stout defense? Will Ray Lewis do his squirrel dance when the clock hits 00:00? Cast your votes!
Ray, running wild
So far this postseason, Ray Rice has rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns, including a 131-yard effort against the Broncos.
Can't catch Kap!
Colin Kaepernick is fast ... really fast. In two postseason starts, he has burned teams for 202 yards and two rushing TDs.
Not your average Joe
Don't call him Fluke-O anymore. In this postseason, Joe Flacco has thrown eight touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Moss on the mike
Randy Moss made it clear that he considers himself the GOAT, but he's been an afterthought in the 49ers' offensive system this season with only 28 catches.
Lewis' last ride
Since his incredible return Jan. 6 from a torn triceps injury, Ray Lewis has averaged more than 14 tackles/assists per game.