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Philip Rivers.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Road Warriors Could Unseat NFL’s Top Seeds

Teams playing in the wild-card round have reached or won the Super Bowl in seven of eight seasons.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. (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

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers (Credit:  Michael Regan)

Silverman: If Niners Can Survive Green Bay Freezefest, They Bring Home Lombardi Trophy

The San Francisco 49ers are going to get tested by the elements in Green Bay, perhaps more so than they will by the Packers.

670 The Score–01/04/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bucs Have That Old, Lovie Feeling

Lovie Smith is back in business in the NFL.

670 The Score–01/02/2014

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Cutler Must Return If Bears Are Going To Return To Glory

Cutler is good enough to put it together for one year and lead a solid team to the championship.

670 The Score–12/31/2013

Kris Versteeg  battles for the puck with Ryan Wilson  of the Colorado Avalanche. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Intense Schedule Will Test Blackhawks Before Olympic Break

If you are thinking that the dominating Chicago Blackhawks have nothing to do but wait for April to get here so they can begin their Stanley Cup defense, think again.

670 The Score–12/28/2013

Devin Hester. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Silverman: Special Teams Slump Has Hurt Bears

The Bears can’t afford to give yards away on special teams, but they are doing that in generous fashion.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Silverman: Trestman Must Show He Is More Than Quarterback Whisperer

Trestman has to motivate his team this week, especially after the 54-11 debacle against the Eagles.

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Brandon Saad. (Credit: Hannah Foslien, Getty)

Silverman: Depth Players Like Saad, Shaw, Oduya Give Blackhawks A Chance To Remain On Top

Even with a rivalry loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Chicago Blackhawks still have the best record in the NHL and they have shown that they are not going to give up their title easily.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Justin Tucker. (Credit: Getty Images)

Silverman: Tucker’s Performance Vs. Lions Proves Kickers Have Come A Long Way

Kickers deserve respect, and have for a long time.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

Andy Reid.
(Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Silverman: A Look At The NFL Coach Of The Year Candidates

There are five candidates that have the best shot at the honor.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

Patrick Kane s is challenged by Sidney Crosby during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada. (Credit: Harry How, Getty)

Silverman: Blackhawks May Be Lighting It Up, But Olympics Could Cause Big Problems

The Blackhawks have been rolling, but there is a problem looming. It’s called the Olympic Games.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

Matthew Stafford. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lions Will Falter & Give Bears Their Opportunity

The Chicago Bears are going to have an opportunity to make the playoffs as the NFC North champions.

670 The Score–12/13/2013

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: Weaknesses Abound As NFL Stretch Run Beckons

As the season heads down the home stretch, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos appear to be on a collision course to play in the Super Bowl Feb. 2 at (snow-covered) MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Simply Don’t Have Nasty Defensive Approach Without Briggs

A couple of years ago, it looked like the only thing that mattered in the NFL was having a dynamic passing game.

670 The Score–12/07/2013

Mark Dantonio.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Spartans Hoping They Can Unleash Defense Against Favored Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

Mike Shanahan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Logic Takes A Vacation As Officials Mar Giants-Redskins Game

NFL officials are supposed to have a full and complete understanding of the rulebook.

670 The Score–12/03/2013

Andrew Shaw celebrates scoring a goal against Devan Dubnyk  of the Edmonton Oilers  (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Superior Performance On Road Trip Means Blackhawks Are In Position To Roll Once Again

The circus road trip could have been a huge sinkhole for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, they have staked their claim to being the best team in the NHL once again.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: First-Year Coaches Must Cater To Media In Order To Gain Longevity

Bill Belichick shocked the football world – and his own players – when he decided to give the football to Peyton Manning at the start of overtime at windy Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Silverman: MVP Race Starting To Tighten Up In The NFL

As the season turns for the home stretch, Manning is still the frontrunner for that award

670 The Score–11/23/2013

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