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Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

New Orleans Saints v Oakland Raiders

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Oddsmaker: Patriots remain heavy favorite to win championship, with strong chance for Super Bowl rematch - Pats Pulpit
The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons are still alive.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets 2017 in Review: Three Most Improved Players - Gang Green Nation
With the 2017 season in the books, we are going to look back with a series of year in review posts. To start it off, we will look at three players who improved this season.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Penalty Recap: Buffalo Bills hit for way more yardage than Jacksonville Jaguars - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills were in Florida for the second week in a row, where a low amount of penalties didn’t stop them from having a few stories to tell




AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Should the Ravens pick up Brandon Carr’s 2018 club option? - Baltimore Beatdown
The Baltimore Ravens will be faced with several roster decisions in the upcoming offseason. One of the bigger decisions will be regarding cornerback Brandon Carr. Last offseason, Baltimore signed...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Antonio Brown returns to practice, mum on availability vs. the Jaguars Sunday - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers had an extra day of practice Monday, and a familiar face was back on the field with his teammates.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals announce Teryl Austin hired as defensive coordinator - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals have found their next defensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Eliot Wolf reportedly being considered for position on Browns - Dawgs By Nature
Could another addition be coming to the Browns’ front office?




AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Would You Prefer Mike Vrabel Or Romeo Crennel As Texans’ Defensive Coordinator In 2018? - Battle Red Blog
BRB staffers chime in on their preference for who should run Houston’s defense in 2018.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

The Titans second half offense in Kansas City shows blueprint for future - Music City Miracles
Tennessee pivoted to a power spread scheme for much of the second half and the results were undeniable.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Yannick Ngakoue stands by tweet, further clarifies Richie Incognito’s racial slur - Big Cat Country
Shortly after the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue took to Twitter to accuse opposing offensive lineman Richie...

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Polian praises Irsay’s knowledge, role in head coaching decisions - Stampede Blue
Jim Ayello of the IndyStar spoke with former Colts General Manager Bill Polian about all that is involved in finding a new head coach in the NFL. Throughout the story, Polian explains how important...




AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Von Miller highest graded Broncos player according to Pro Football Focus - Mile High Report
The 2017 season is over and Von Miller was the focus point of every offense the Denver Broncos faced. And he still excelled.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Not the Same Old Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
In their first season in Carson, the Los Angeles Chargers opened the year with four consecutive losses that were highlighted by late game heartbreak in the form of kicking game failures. By...

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Jon Gruden on return to the Raiders: ‘I love the city of Oakland’ - Silver And Black Pride
When the Oakland Raiders got approved to move the franchise to Las Vegas in March of 2017, owner Mark Davis knew he would have to make a splash to keep ticket sales and interest in the team high...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs could see plenty of changes on defense - Arrowhead Pride
Andy Reid wasn’t ready to talk about the future of his coaching staff after Saturday’s game and that’s understandable. Even if it’s obvious, you don’t have to fire everyone on the first day of the...




NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Odell Beckham Jr. to Eli Apple: “[You] weren’t, and I wasn’t, good enough this year” - Big Blue View
Is Odell Beckham stepping up as a leader?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Film Room: How the Eagles beat the Falcons in 2016 - Bleeding Green Nation
Looking back to the past to preview the future.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

How much contribution did the Cowboys get this year from their last five drafts? - Blogging The Boys
Taking a look at contributions to playing time from the past five drafts.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

The 5 O’Clock Club: Is it Jarvis Landry or bust in Free Agency this season? - Hogs Haven
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…




NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers will hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator, per report - Acme Packing Company
As a coordinator, Pettine never had a defense finish outside the top ten in DVOA.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

2018 NFL Draft profile: Georgia RB Nick Chubb is exactly what the Lions need to elevate run game - Pride Of Detroit
Don’t let his National Championship performance fool you, Nick Chubb is the real deal.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

The (major) initial keys to success for Matt Nagy as Bears head coach - Windy City Gridiron
Chicago’s new head man in Nagy has a short laundry list to attend to right away in taking the Bears back to relevancy.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vikings surprise lifetime fan with tickets for her 100th birthday - Daily Norseman
Millie Wall has been a fan since 1961




NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

#BaldyBreakdowns: Saints win thrilling chess match - Canal Street Chronicles
Brees versus Kuechly and Cam versus Cam turned out to be battles for the ages.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

With lousy fields and poor calls, the NFL continues to wreck its own playoff product - The Falcoholic
Inexcusable.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina Panthers fire offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey - Cat Scratch Reader
Fans have been asking for a change on offense for quite some time now, and they got their wish as the Carolina Panthers terminated the contracts of Mike Shula and Ken Dorsey.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The Buccaneers had the worst defense in the NFL last year - Bucs Nation
Yet Mike Smith seems likely to remain as defensive coordinator.




NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers hire Ken Norton Jr. as assistant head coach/linebackers, make other changes - Niners Nation
Norton joins the 49ers, the team he played seven seasons for.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback search is being done, even without a head coach - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals quarterback predictions are rolling in, even if they don’t have a head coach yet.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Report: Seahawks interested in bringing back former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley - Field Gulls
It’s been a week since the Seattle Seahawks ended their disappointing 2017 season, and so far we’ve seen no changes to the coaching staff. However, we may see them bringing a familiar face back...

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

What the LA Rams need to do with pending free agents - Turf Show Times
After a tough loss to Atlanta, we turn our attention to the Rams first order of offseason business: players on expiring contracts.