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Cowboys/Redskins: Why the NFL got mad - NFC East Blog - ESPN
By structuring the contracts of Miles Austin, Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall in such a way as to inflate 2010 base salaries and save money in future years, the Cowboys and Redskins inflated the franchise-player numbers for wide receivers, defensive tackles and cornerbacks. As a result, the Chargers had a hard time keeping Vincent Jackson, the Ravens were handcuffed by the contract they wanted to give Haloti Ngata and the Bengals were unable to keep Johnathan Joseph.

32 Teams, 32 Observation: NFL Schedule Release Special |
Philadelphia Eagles – Week 2, Demetress Bell vs. Terrell Suggs The loss of Jason Peters is potentially devastating for the Eagles and how his replacement fares should have a strong bearing on the Eagles’ success in 2012. Bell faces three quality sets of defensive end/outside linebackers before the bye week and it gets underway in Week 2 facing off with the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year. In his last game against the Ravens in 2010 Bell’s overall grade was a solid -0.3, yielding only three pressures on 47 pass blocks. If the Eagles could settle for something of the same right now they probably would.

Schedule release does Giants no favors - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, New York is the first defending champion to have the toughest schedule, and the club with the hardest slate has failed to make the playoffs in six of the last seven years.

Schedule disfavors Eagles in Week 13
Ray Didinger notices special circumstances that work against the Eagles' favor leading into a Week 13 matchup with the Cowboys.

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