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Sunday slant: Concussions are ‘no joke'

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The NFL has stepped up its procedures on how teams have to deal with concussions, as it should. Concussions are a mysterious injury about which science is still learning, meaning players and the league should err on the side of caution.

NFL games present plenty of ways to view the matchups – a physical back against a great defense, an opportunistic defense pitted against a masterful quarterback, or any other combination of talent vs. talent. It's proven time and again that teams favored at the beginning of seasons aren't always the champions at the end. Along the journey from starting training camp at the end of July to hoisting...

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