Players who played games through injury. Example: Dan Pastorini playing with cracked ribs
The best quarterback/receiver combinations in NFL history. Example: Jim Kelly and Andre Reed, Joe Montana / Steve Young and Jerry Rice
The best groups of players selected by one team in one draft. Example: the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers
Players drafted in the later rounds of the draft that were very talented. Examples: Joe Montana, Shannon Sharpe, and Tom Brady
The most memorable trades made on draft day. Example: the Falcons–Chargers exchange of Michael Vick for LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001
Players that never lived up to the draft hype. Examples: Brian Bosworth, Art Schlichter, Tony Mandarich, and Ryan Leaf
The best seasons rookies have ever had. Examples: Gale Sayers in 1965 and Randy Moss in 1998
The best groups of linebackers ever to play for the same team. Example: New Orleans' Dome Patrol, Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s and Oakland Raiders of the early 80s.
Players that were hard to tackle because of their quickness. Example: Barry Sanders
Running backs that used power to break tackles. Examples: Mike Alstott and Bo Jackson
The best team nicknames in NFL history. Example: America's Team and The Greatest Show On Turf
"Bad Weather Games"
The most exciting games with bad weather. Example: The Tuck Rule Game
The best quarterbacks known for scrambling out of the pocket. Examples: Michael Vick and Fran Tarkenton
Mistakes made by players, officials, etc. Examples: Gary Anderson's missed field goal in the 1998 NFC Championship Game, and the misreading of Baltimore Ravens timeouts by the game clock operator giving the Ravens 30 extra seconds in a 2003 comeback win over the Seattle Seahawks.
The best players that played multiple positions. Examples: Mike Vrabel and Deion Sanders
"One Shot Wonders"
Players that had one good game or season, only to fade into obscurity. Examples: Rob Johnson, Icky Woods, Tommy Maddox, and Greg Cook
The best players at rushing the quarterback. Examples: Bruce Smith, Deacon Jones, and Mark Gastineau
"Records that will never be broken"
The hardest records to break in the NFL. Examples: Otto Graham's ten consecutive championship runs, Johnny Unitas's 47 consecutive games with a touchdown throw, and Tom Landry's 29 seasons as Dallas Cowboys coach
The worst teams in NFL history. Examples: 1990 New England Patriots, 2001 Carolina Panthers and 1976–77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The biggest feuds between players and coaches, coaches and the media, etc. Examples: Jerry Glanville vs. the AFC Central, Joe Montana vs. Steve Young, and the AFL vs. the NFL
The most controversial calls in NFL history. Examples: Ben Dreith's 1976 Patriots-Raiders call and the Tuck Rule Game
"Opening Day Moments"
The best moments to ever come out of Week 1. Examples: Dan Marino's 1994 victory over the Patriots and Garrison Hearst's touchdown run on the opening play of overtime in 1998 over the Jets.
The top ten colleges to produce NFL talent. Examples: USC, Michigan, and Ohio State
The most incredible single season turnarounds. Examples: 2001 Patriots, 2006 Saints and 1999 Colts
The best quarterbacks in the big game. Examples: Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, and Tom Brady
"Things that changed the game"
The biggest innovations in football. Examples: Instant replay, Astroturf, and NFL Films
The best groups of receivers in NFL history. Example: The "Marks Brothers" (Mark Duper and Mark Clayton) of the Miami Dolphins
The most motivational coaches in NFL history. Examples: Bill Parcells, Dick Vermeil, and Vince Lombardi
"Coaches who belonged in college"
The biggest NFL coaching flops of successful college coaches. Examples: Bobby Petrino, John McKay, Pete Carroll, Dick MacPherson, and Dennis Erickson
The biggest quarterback controversies in NFL history. Examples: Drew Bledsoe vs. Tom Brady, Drew Brees vs. Philip Rivers, and Joe Montana vs. Steve Young
The best tight ends in NFL history. Examples: Shannon Sharpe and Kellen Winslow.
"Super Bowl Performances"
The best performances ever in a Super Bowl. Examples: Adam Vinateri's game-winning field goals.
Best pairs of cornerbacks in NFL history. Examples: Deion Sanders and Anyone
The most outspoken football personalities. Examples: Brett Favre, Randy Moss and Terell Owens
The most surprising upset wins. Example: Super Bowl III
The most impressive comeback victories. Examples: 2002 49ers playoff comeback vs. the Giants and Buffalo's 1992 rally against the Oilers
"Players Not in the Hall of Fame"
The best football players who are not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Example: Ken Stabler and Steve Tasker
"Most Feared Tacklers"
The most feared tacklers in NFL history. Examples: Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones
"Home Field Advantages"
The hardest places to play as the visiting team. Examples: Three Rivers Stadium, Veterans Stadium, and Qwest Field
Myths, true or false, about the NFL and pro football. Example: Establishing the run, not losing a starting job to injury, and punting instead of converting on fourth down
Mistakes made by players, officials and coaches. Examples: Blown snaps and running into teammates.
The best pairs of running backs ever to play on the same team. Examples: Alan Ameche and Lenny Moore, and Roger Craig and Tom Rathman
"Games With Names"
The best games to have been given a nickname. Examples: The Comeback, The Ice Bowl, and The "Sea Of Hands" Game.
"Single Season Performances *"
The best performances in a single season. Examples: Eric Dickerson's 2,000-yard season in 1984 and Tom Brady's 2007 season
The best defenses in NFL history. Examples: the 1985 Bears, the 2000 Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s
"Return Aces" June 26, 2009
Kick and punt return specialists. Examples: Devin Hester and Gale Sayers
"Coaches Who Never Won a Championship" July 3, 2009
The best coaches who never won a Super Bowl or NFL Championship. Examples: Jeff Fisher and Marty Schottenheimer
"Gunslingers" July 10, 2009
Quarterbacks who displayed skill in long passes, accurate throws, and improvisation. Examples: Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Warren Moon
"Meltdowns" July 17, 2009
Games or people who have collapsed under pressure. Examples: Brett Favre's playoff failures and angry postgame press conferences by Dennis Green and Jim Mora.
"Greatest Hands" July 24, 2009
Players who have been the most reliable in catching passes. Examples: Raymond Berry and Jerry Rice.
"Snakebit Franchises" July 31, 2009
Teams who have been cursed throughout the years. Examples: the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions
The best NFL traditions and customs that have stood the test of time. Examples: Tailgating and Super Bowl Sunday.
The best players who made the NFL despite not being drafted. Examples: Warren Moon, Adam Vinatieri, and Kurt Warner
Changes in game strategy. Examples: The zone blitz, 3–4 defense, run and shoot offense, shotgun formation, no-huddle offense, and West Coast offense.
The ten most famous members of the Cowboys. Examples: Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Tom Landry
"Things We Loved About The 2000s" September 10, 2010
Ten most fascinating aspects of the 2000s decade. Examples: Brett Favre's serial indecision on retirement, 74 coaching changes during the decade, the Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry, the Patriots dynasty, and flamboyant wide receivers Terrell Owens, Steve Smith, and Chad Johnson
"Guttsiest Calls" September 25, 2010
Ten riskiest calls by coaches. Examples: Bill Belichick's 4th and 2 call versus Indianapolis and Red Right 88 .
"Jersey Numbers" October 1, 2010
The ten most famous and recognizable jersey numbers. Examples: 16 for Joe Montana, 4 for Brett Favre, 20 for Barry Sanders, 13 for Dan Marino and Kurt Warner, 80 for Jerry Rice, and 7 for John Elway, Joe Theismann and Ben Roethlisberger
"Backup Quarterbacks" October 8, 2010
The ten most famous quarterbacks that started as backups. Examples: Trent Dilfer for the Ravens and Kurt Warner for the Rams.
"Shortest Players" October 15, 2010
The ten most famous NFL players considered short (5'9" or under). Examples: Quarterback Doug Flutie and running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
"Left-Handed Quarterbacks" October 22, 2010
Famous left-handed signal callers from the NFL. Examples: Michael Vick or Steve Young
"Raiders" October 30, 2010
The ten most famous members of the Oakland Raiders. Examples: Ken Stabler, Fred Biletnikoff, and Howie Long
"Revenge Games" November 20, 2010
The ten most disputed and heated revenge games. Examples: Joe Montana against the 49ers, Brett Favre against the Green Bay Packers in 2009.
"Steelers" December 24, 2010
The ten most famous members of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Examples: Joe Greene, Troy Polamalu, and Terry Bradshaw.
The most famous overtime finishes in NFL history. Examples: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Playoff Wildcard Round 2010.
"Quarterbacks of the 80s" January 14, 2011
The best quarterbacks from the 80's. Examples: Dan Marino and Joe Montana.
"Teams That Never Won the Super Bowl" February 4, 2011
Top teams that either lost the Super Bowl or never made it there. Examples: 2007 New England Patriots.
Top uniform designs from the NFL. Examples: Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
The ten best Super Bowls of all time. Examples: Super Bowl III, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and Super Bowl XLIII.