Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) in action during NFL football game against the Washington Football Team on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Aaron Doster/NFL)

Top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates so far

Gil Brandt lists his top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates through Week 4 -- and some fresh faces rank highly.
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Ranking winless teams: Who rebounds? Who's toast?

Can the Eagles turn their season around? Will the Falcons shake two epic collapses? Gil Brandt ranks all seven winless teams.
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Five NFL offenses that can never be counted out in 2020

Gil Brandt names five offenses that can never be counted out -- including Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs, Russell Wilson's Seahawks and Josh Allen's Bills.
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Seven NFL players who will rebound from Week 1 stumbles

Don't write off Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley or Stephen Gostkowski just yet. Gil Brandt lists seven players who will bounce back from bumpy Week 1 performances.
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2020 NFL season: Nine players poised to earn a big payday

Will Cam Newton get a major raise in 2021? Can Nick Chubb secure a serious extension? Gil Brandt lists nine players set to strike it rich with their 2020 play.
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Ranking all eight divisions heading into the 2020 NFL season

Gil Brandt ranks all eight divisions. Do Russell Wilson's Seahawks push the NFC West into the top spot? What about the AFC West with Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs?
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NFL's five most/least enviable QB situations in 2020

Gil Brandt ranks the five most and least enviable quarterback situations across the NFL in 2020. Where do Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick's Miami Dolphins sit?
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Top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the NFL in 2020

Gil Brandt lists the top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the NFL. Where do Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and safety Tyrann Mathieu rank?
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Jeffery Simmons among D-linemen ready for Year 2 breakout

Gil Brandt ranks nine defensive linemen ready for Year 2 breakouts in 2020. Where do the Titans' Jeffery Simmons and the Raiders' Clelin Ferrell sit on the list?
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Ranking the past 10 MVP seasons: Lamar Jackson, Peyton Manning stand out

Lamar Jackson broke records en route to claiming the MVP award. But so did Peyton Manning in 2013. Whose MVP campaign was better? Gil Brandt ranks each of the past 10 MVP seasons.
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) goes out for a pass during the game against the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 27-10. (Paul Spinelli via AP)

2020 NFL season: Ranking the offseason's top 10 traded players

Will DeAndre Hopkins turn the Cardinals into contenders? Is DeForest Buckner going to be a defensive game-changer for the Colts? Gil Brandt ranks the offseason's top 10 traded players heading into the 2020 NFL season.
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Chandler Jones, Gardner Minshew among 2019's overproducers

How did Chandler Jones pile up sacks without much pass-rushing support in Arizona? Did the Jaguars locate their quarterback of the future in Gardner Minshew? Gil Brandt highlights five players who overproduced in 2019.
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Tom Brady, Cam Newton among top QBs to change teams

After an offseason of quarterback musical chairs, Gil Brandt ranks the top 10 QBs who changed teams in 2020. Will Tom Brady thrive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Is Cam Newton going to revive his career as Brady's replacement with the New England Patriots?
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Eagles, Cowboys among top trade fits for N.Y. Jets' Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams has requested a trade out of New York. Gil Brandt lists the five teams that should think about pursuing the Jets' Pro Bowl safety.
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Twelve players whose teams should never let them leave

Should Pittsburgh ensure T.J. Watt is a Steeler for life? Is Michael Thomas a Larry Fitzgerald in the making for the New Orleans Saints? Gil Brandt lists 12 players under 30 whose teams should never let them leave.
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Biggest NFL roster holes: Lingering concerns for Seahawks, Packers

Gil Brandt identifies the nine biggest roster weak spots in the NFL ahead of the 2020 season. Who will man the Cowboys' secondary? Where will the Seahawks' pass rush come from?
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Big Ben, Stafford among those ready to rock after missing timeĀ 

Will a healthy Ben Roethlisberger transform the Steelers into instant playoff contenders? Is Matthew Stafford poised to pick up where he left off last November? Gil Brandt lists 12 players primed to make a major impact after missing time in 2019.
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JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tom Brady among locks to play better in 2020

Gil Brandt lists seven players who are guaranteed to play better in 2020 than they did in 2019. Will JuJu Smith-Schuster return to form with Big Ben? Is Baker Mayfield going to right the ship? Can Tom Brady keep holding Father Time at bay?
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Six best NFL offseasons of 2020: Dolphins, Cardinals in strong shape

Gil Brandt highlights the six NFL teams that had the best offseasons of 2020. Will Tua Tagovailoa end the Dolphins' quest to replace Dan Marino? Are Tom Brady's Buccaneers headed for big things?
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Most vulnerable division champs: Packers, Texans in trouble?

Did the Packers' offseason moves put Aaron Rodgers and Co. in a bad spot? Are Bill O'Brien's Texans in trouble? Gil Brandt ranks the most vulnerable division winners heading into the 2020 season.
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