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Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Team Rice passes against Team Sanders during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 26, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Tolbert Conversion Gives Team Rice 22-21 Pro Bowl Win

Jerry Rice has fresh bragging rights on Deion Sanders nearly a decade after both players retired from the NFL.

01/27/2014

Richard Sherman. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Silverman: Top NFC Teams Make Strong Case For Defense

The NFL is perhaps the most unpredictable of all sports leagues, and that plays out on nearly an every-week basis.

670 The Score–01/07/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly tackles fellow rookie Russell Wilson. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Silverman: Non-QBs Have Also Impacted Strong Rookie Class

While the rookie quarterbacks have gotten the bulk of the attention, this season has seen a number of outstanding performances from rookies who are not quarterbacks.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Washington Redskins Training Camp

NFL’s Top Draft Picks In 2012 – What To Expect

A lot is expected of a top-10 draft pick, no matter their position. See who will do what once the season kicks off.

08/27/2012

Robert Griffin III. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: RG III, Luck Lead Memorable Rookie Class

Finding rookie talent is more essential in the NFL than it is in any of the other major pro sports.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini DE Mercilus Named Bronko Nagurski Finalist

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation’s best defensive player.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011