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Steve Silverman

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

Manny Pacquiao. (Photo credit should read PAUL BERNALDEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao’s Chin Is The Key To His Chance For Redemption

Manny Pacquiao is about to find out the truth.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Manny Pacquiao

Silverman: Pacquiao At Crossroads As He Prepares For Hard-Hitting Bam-Bam

It’s easy to define a career and identify all the key moments once it’s over.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against Osi Umenyiora of the Atlanta Falcons  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Chiefs Show Winning NFL Gameplan Has Changed In Just Two Years

It was just two years ago that the passing game was everything in the NFL.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Give Cutler Short-Term Deal, Draft A QB

As hard as it may be to swallow, the jury is still out on Jay Cutler.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

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

Silverman: Common Sense Missing From Trestman’s Coaching

Rushing Cutler back before he was ready was the mark of an insecure and immature coach.

670 The Score–11/12/2013

Nick Leddy defends against Eric Tangradi  of the Winnipeg Jets (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Must Clean Up The Penalty Kill If They Want To Win Central Division

The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be in a solid position to make a run at their third Stanley Cup in five years and their second in a row.

670 The Score–11/09/2013

Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lions Simply Can’t Win On Road Vs. Divisional Opponents

Talk about an inferiority complex.

670 The Score–11/07/2013

Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Role-Playing Free Agents Can Help White Sox, Cubs In 2014

You don’t need to fill your team with superstars acquired through free agency in order to turn things around.

670 The Score–11/05/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin. (Credit:  Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Silverman: Blackhawks Fooling Themselves With Khabibulin As Backup

The Chicago Blackhawks have a problem on their hands that’s going to get worse.

670 The Score–11/02/2013

Ben Cherington and John Farrell.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Red Sox Show Cubs, White Sox The Way To Rebuild

This should give hope to both the White Sox and Cubs.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Josh McCown. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: McCown Can Move Up Among NFL Backup QBs

There’s an adrenaline rush for the backup quarterback any time there’s an injury to the starter.

670 The Score–10/29/2013

Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers runs with the football before getting tackled by T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Silverman: More Trouble For Bears As Packers Have Learned To Ground And Pound

The Chicago Bears’ coaches would normally have used this bye week to prepare themselves for the Green Bay Packers.

670 The Score–10/26/2013

The Blackhawks allowed this third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Need To Fix Third Period Issues Sooner Rather Than Later

The Blackhawks have time to fix their third period problems, but they can’t let it linger all season.

670 The Score–10/24/2013

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

Silverman: Bears Defense Needs To Find New Anchor

No matter what scheme the Bears are playing, there’s one thing they can’t overcome.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks listens as linesman Andy McElman #90 explains a penalty during a game against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on October 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Isolating The Blackhawks Was The Wrong Way For NHL To Go

The Chicago Blackhawks have been treated shabbily by the National Hockey League.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

Alfred Morris.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Silverman: Redskins Ready To Exploit Bears’ Vulnerable Run Defense

The big problem is Morris. Since stopping RGIII is the primary goal of any defense trying to stop Washington, Morris is going to get his opportunities.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ranking Best Quarterback-Coach Combos

There’s something frightful to opposing head coaches and fans when New England’s Bill Belichick and Tom Brady put their heads together at a crucial moment in a game.

670 The Score–10/15/2013

Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders tries to control the puck under pressure from Patrick Sharp #10 (L) and Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Penalty-Kill, Face-Off Issues Are Early-Season Concerns For Blackhawks

You don’t have to be a hockey savant to know that the Chicago Blackhawks are going to be marked men this season every time they step on the ice.

670 The Score–10/12/2013

Julius Peppers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Finding The Pass Rush Crucial To Bears’ Game Plan Vs. Giants

The Bears are at a critical point in the schedule and while they have suffered a couple of missed steps against the Lions and the Saints, they are still in a strong position to get their season back on track.

670 The Score–10/10/2013