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Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson make the Chiefs and Seahawks clear Super Bowl contenders. How many other teams join them?
Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson make the Chiefs and Seahawks clear Super Bowl contenders. How many other teams join them?
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The Chiefs are still favorites. The Seahawks and Packers are on the list. How many other teams are realistic contenders?

A STRANGER APPROACHES YOU IN THE ALLEY, OFFERING YOU A CHANCE TO WIN A MILLION DOLLARS. All you have to do is name this year’s Super Bowl champion. You can name as many teams as you want, but here’s the catch: every team you name costs you $100,000.

Should you play? How many teams will you name to be safe?

Exactly how many teams can still realistically win this year’s Super Bowl?

‘Realistically’ is doing some heavy lifting. Technically speaking, all 32 teams can still win the Super Bowl, even the Jets, especially in this weird pandemic season. Heck, the NFC East is 4–59–1 right now and one of them will host a playoff game. …


Remember Brett Favre and Warren Sapp? Hopefully Packers vs. Bucs in Week 6 is just as fun as the good old days…
Remember Brett Favre and Warren Sapp? Hopefully Packers vs. Bucs in Week 6 is just as fun as the good old days…
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Power Rankings and picks for every game, with Packers-Bucs and Steelers-Browns previews and Chiefs, 49ers, Jaguars best bets

THE 2020 NFL SEASON KEEPS TRUCKING FORWARD, even if it feels like the season could be derailed at any moment as positive COVID tests continue sweep through the league and wreak havoc on the schedule. We had Tuesday night football for the second time in half a century, which turned this week’s Thursday game into another Monday doubleheader, while the Week 5 Patriots-Broncos game will be played in Week 6, unless more Coronavirus tests mean it doesn’t. Got it?

It’s just as confusing on the field lately. The Chiefs destroyed the Ravens to assure their place at the top of the standings but then got blown up by the Raiders. The Seahawks were thoroughly dominated by the nearly winless Vikings. The Dolphins embarrassed the 49ers. The Browns are good now. Just about the only thing we know for sure is that the NFC East stinks. …


Anthony Davis and LeBron James carried the Los Angeles Lakers all the way. Which one of them was the NBA Playoff MVP?
Anthony Davis and LeBron James carried the Los Angeles Lakers all the way. Which one of them was the NBA Playoff MVP?
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Finals MVP is nice and all, but how about award for the best player from the whole two-month playoffs?

WHO WAS THE BEST, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS? Seems like a pretty important question right? We play NBA basketball for six months then tack on two months of playoff games to determine a deserving champion. Shouldn’t we keep a record of who was the best player during that playoff run?

But we don’t have a Playoff MVP. We have a regular season MVP and a Finals MVP. There is no award for the playoffs as a whole. There’s no award for the two-month journey, just one for the 10 days at the end.

Finals MVP is a strange award. An NBA champ plays 100 games, but we put so much weight on a tiny six- or seven-game sample. Four really, since we tend to only count the wins. Eleven media members vote on Finals MVP in the heat of the moment before the final game is even done. The whole thing is silly. …

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