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Let Cam Newton be himself -
The Carolina QB has been used as a way to talk about everything from race to sportsmanship. But Cam Newton's only responsibility should be to himself and his team.

Deion Sanders wonders if Cam Newton is ready for his childhood dream to become a reality -
The Panthers quarterback has been dreaming about winning a Super Bowl all his life. Can he handle the pressure that comes with the big game and all the scrutiny ahead of it?

Peyton Manning called the perfect play and made his HGH scandal disappear (for now) -
Thanks to a perfect strategy, Peyton Manning has hardly had to talk HGH in the run-up to Super Bowl 50.

Hey Raiders, What About Vegas? - Bump and Run -
Jesse Pantuosco takes a closer look at the Raiders' relocation options in Tuesday's Groundhog Day edition of Bump and Run.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Panthers' Run Game
Sunday's NFC Championship game wasn't as much of a game as it was a good old-fashioned country butt-whipping. Carolina got ahead early, poured it on the middle part of the game, and finished strong. The Arizona Cardinals looked outclassed on both sides of the ball. It was so one-sided, that rather than focus too much on the individual players on Carolina's offensive line, we're going to look more at some of the schematic things the Panthers did.

Eugene Robinson tells Panthers what not to do this week | ProFootballTalk
The last time the Broncos won a Super Bowl, the victory may have been influenced at least some by the distraction that former Falcons safety Eugene Robinson provided the night before the game.

Axed GMs' bold moves set Panthers, Broncos on Super Bowl course -
Marty Hurney and Brian Xanders don't want credit for their former teams' run to Super Bowl 50, but the work of the two ex-GMs speaks for itself.

The secrets behind the grass for Super Bowl 50
It grew for over a year on secret membranes with special ingredients and high-tech tools. Finally, Field No. 2 is ready for the big stage. Question is, can it withstand the weight of the game?

Manning: HGH investigation will find a 'big, fat nothing' -
Peyton Manning said Monday night he welcomes the NFL's investigation into HGH allegations, saying the probe will ultimately find nothing linking him to use of the substance.

Burleson: Megatron's possible retirement is like Tupac -
Nothing is official in Calvin Johnson's possible decision to retire from the NFL. Until it becomes official, ex-teammate Nate Burleson compared it to believing Tupac is still alive.

Aqib Talib: I learned how to be a professional with Pats -
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib acknowledged that he learned how to be a professional in his season and a half with the Patriots. Find out what else Talib had to say about Bill Belichick's program.

Browns will cut Johnny Manziel on March 9 -
The Browns will move on from Johnny Manziel when the new year begins March 9, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. This comes after the latest in a string of incidents surrounding the QB.

View From The 50: Opening Night Costume Rankings -
Super Bowl Opening Night featured a lot of interesting costumes. Around The NFL's Dan Hanzus selected 10 of the best in the latest View From The 50.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Complexion of Seahawks Cap Spending Changes In 2016
The Seahawks were paying literally dozens of players who were not on their roster last year, including over $7M to Percy Harvin. That took up a ton of cap space. Some contracts, like Russell Wilson's, will eat up a bunch more cap space this year, but at least the money is going to players on the roster.

Seahawks offseason assessment: QB, RB, and TE
The Seattle Seahawks don't need starters at the offensive skill positions, but their depth is really poor at the moment. Once Marshawn Lynch is removed fro

John McGrath: Super Bowl Week is a spectacle unlike any other | The News Tribune
The week preceding the Super Bowl is a seven-day circus that celebrates excess, tolerates stupidity and floods city sidewalks with enough unsavory people to grind the nerves of a Trappist monk. I miss it.

From Montana to Manning: Superb Super Bowls finishes -
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Every Super Bowl kicks off with the hopes of a thrilling game, capped by a dramatic drive in which the champion seizes control to capture the Lombardi Trophy.

2016 NFL Mock Drafts : Mock draft 1.0: Cowboys take QB at No. 4

Which Seattle Seahawks were big recruits coming out of high school? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Many of Seattle's top players, including Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Russell Okung, were three-star prospects in high school.

On This Date: Seahawks Become Super | Seattle Seahawks
A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 2.

What is the ceiling for Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Tyler Lockett's role with the Seattle Seahawks could become more significant if Jermaine Kearse sings elsewhere.

49 Super Bowls, 49 facts, tidbits and anecdotes.
From Joe Namath's surprisingly average performance to the Buffalo Bills' remarkable run of futility to the significance of the Giants' first upset over the Patriots, we have facts, figures and anecdotes for every Super Bowl.