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Huddle up and check out these NFL blogs

Sports Media Challenge used its Buzz Manager service to identify 10 top blogs focused solely on the NFL, based on variables such as the quality of content, size and quality of the community, and consistent activity.

Six of the blogs cover all of the NFL, from previews of coming games, to off-the-field antics of the players. The remaining four are the most-trafficked team and player-specific blogs.


Pro Football Talk
www.profootballtalk.com
Overview: The pre-eminent blog for professional football.
Visit here to: Read what NFL front offices read.
Fan engagement: Visit the Rumor Mill section to read daily updates on NFL happenings and add your two cents on the hottest issues.
Kissing Suzy Kolber
kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com
Overview: Examines NFL news in a comedic manner.
Visit here to: Get a quick laugh.
Fan engagement: Add your own amusing comments to the daily posts.
NFL Grid Iron Gab
www.nflgridirongab.com
Overview: Previews the weekly NFL matchups and scrutinizes previous games.
Visit here to: See what your team is doing on the field and what you can expect as the season progresses.
Fan engagement: Numerous daily posts and fans are invited to state their opinions on their team’s performance and promise.
EMQB
www.emqb.com
Overview: Every Morning Quarterback lives up to its name by updating its readers with the latest news swirling around the NFL.
Visit here to: Listen to exclusive podcast interviews with past, present and future NFL players.
Fan engagement: Multiple posts encourage comments.
Football Outsiders
www.footballoutsiders.com
Overview: Examines professional football using a series of statistics.
Visit here to: Monitor the NFL using these objective results to better understand the NFL and possibly even your fantasy football team.
Fan engagement: Daily posts and numerous comments.
NFL Juice
www.nfljuice.com
Overview: Mostly humorous posts that discuss what happens with players and coaches beyond the field.
Visit here to: Remain on top of the comical events that surround the NFL
Fan engagement: Numerous witty posts pull readers back again and again.
The Official Site of Chris Cooley
www.chriscooley47.blogspot.com
Overview: Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is a co-author of this blog that covers his life on and off the field.
Visit here to: See how the Pro Bowler transitions into another season.
Fan engagement: Updated almost daily.
Hogs Haven
www.hogshaven.com
Overview: Focused solely on the Washington Redskins.
Visit here to: Follow the Redskins through the 2008 season and check the progress of the newly acquired Jason Taylor, a six-time Pro Bowler.
Fan engagement: Fans debate and discuss the ups and downs of the year, creating a vibrant community.
Big Blue View
www.bigblueview.com
Overview: The most active and detailed New York Giants blog, Big Blue View is one of the most popular NFL-related blogs due to the Giants’ Super Bowl victory and the immense New York market.
Visit here to: Follow the Giants’ attempt to return to the Super Bowl without two of last year’s stars, Michael Strahan (retired),  Jeremy Shockey (traded to the Saints) and Osi Umenyiora (injured).
Fan engagement: Multiple daily post with numerous comments.
Stampede Blue
www.stampedeblue.com
Overview: Anything you can imagine about the Indianapolis Colts.
Visit here to: Track what many Colts players are saying is the most talented  team in years.
Fan engagement: Used by many Indianapolis fans to get the latest and most intriguing events surrounding the Colts.
Source: Analysis provided by Buzz Manager, an Internet mining, monitoring and measurement service for the sports industry. Buzz Manager is a proprietary service of Sports Media Challenge: www.sportsmediachallenge.com.
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