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Did Geno Smith lose New York Jets’ backup QB job?

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How will New England Patriots fare in first four games?

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Adrian Peterson will start for Minnesota Vikings vs. Colts

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Which job is better: Jacksonville or Los Angeles?

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Detroit Lions sign tight end Andrew Quarless

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Kansas City Chiefs sign running back Bishop Sankey

cheap authentic nfl jerseys wholesale The Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, birthed by the forefathers of the American Football League, have been going at it since 1960, when the Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans and the Silver and Black sported Black and Gold. The two franchises appeared in the first two Super Bowls and remained bitter rivals through the John Madden era, the Raiders’ move to Los Angeles (and back), Joe Montana’s move from the Bay to the K, the Rich Gannon resurgence and beyond. The rivalry has stayed dormant on the national stage for some years now, ever since Oakland spiraled into irrelevance post-Jon Gruden. But now in 2016, both the Raiders and Chiefs are playoff, nay, Super Bowl contenders, boosted by gutsy play-calling, transcendent defenders, timely turnovers and breakout offensive weapons. Smith’s numbers during the Chefs’ nine-game winning streak (68.6 percent completion rate, 12 passing…

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Washington Redskins release veteran Cullen Jenkins

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Blake Bortles sharp in Jaguars’ rout of Titans

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Exit Interview: 2015 San Francisco 49ers

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Raiders top Colts, but lose Derek Carr to injury

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