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Is NFL hazing out of control?

Rookie hazing is a common sight in NFL training camps, generally taking the form of menial tasks and the occasional ridiculous costume. Some players on the Dolphins, however, seem to have taken it a bit further -- guard Richie Incognito has been suspended indefinitely for his role in bullying second-year player Jonathan Martin, including reportedly intimidating Martin, forcing him to pay for expensive trips, and using racially charged language. Actions like that are obviously unacceptable, but what about lesser forms of hazing?

  • What is your general position on hazing in the NFL?

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  • Which group of NFL players should be subject to hazing?

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  • Is it OK for football players to make another player carry their pads?

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  • Is it OK for football players to tape another player to a goal post during practice?

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  • Is it OK for NFL players to make a first-round draft pick take a large group of players out to an expensive restaurant?

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  • What about a second-round pick?

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Are Miami Dolphins playoff-bound?

It all seemed to be going so wrong for the Miami Dolphins. Local kid Giovani Bernard had just scored on a staggering 35-yard run, squaring the game at 17 and giving the visiting -- and Halloween-dressed -- Cincinnati Bengals much fourth-quarter momentum. But the Fins stood strong, got to overtime and then ... bam. A walk-off safety. On an 8-yard sack by Cameron Wake. Does this win -- its first in five games -- launch Miami back into the playoff race? What to make of the Bengals, who lost Geno Atkins to a knee injury?

What chance do the Dolphins (4-4) have of making the playoffs?

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  • Will the Bengals ever make a Super Bowl with Andy Dalton as their quarterback?

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  • Are the Bengals legitimate Super Bowl contenders, if Geno Atkins is significantly hurt?

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  • Is Giovani Bernard a future NFL star?

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  • If the AFC's top five teams (Chiefs, Broncos, Patriots, Colts, Bengals) all reach the playoffs, which team will grab the other slot?

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NFL Week 4: Dolphins at Saints

The Dolphins haven't started a season 4-0 since 1995, a season in which they finished 9-7 and lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Saints haven't reached that mark since their 2009 Super Bowl season. Which team will walk away from their Week 4 matchup still boasting an undefeated record? Will the Dolphins make their first playoff appearance in five seasons?

Which team will win the Dolphins-Saints game in New Orleans? (Monday, 8:30 p.m ET, ESPN)

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  • Will the Dolphins make the playoffs?

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  • Is Ryan Tannehill a franchise quarterback?

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  • How much will the Dolphins miss DE Cameron Wake if he is unable to play against the Saints?

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  • How will the 3-0 Saints fare over the next three games (vs. Miami, at Chicago, at New England)?

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  • Will Sean Payton and Drew Brees ever win another Super Bowl together?

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  • What do you make of the Saints being No. 3 in the latest ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings?

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Better start -- Chiefs or Dolphins?

For the Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 was a bizarre disaster (six Pro Bowlers, two wins). For the Miami Dolphins, it was an intermittently successful rebuilding year (7-9 with a rookie coach and QB). For both, 2013 has been quite a bit better. With a 17-16 home decision over the Dallas Cowboys, the now-Andy Reid-led Chiefs matched their win total from a season ago. With a 24-20 victory over Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts, the Ryan Tannehill/Joe Philbin Fins also moved to 2-0 -- and matched their road win total (two) from last campaign. It's early -- very early -- but things are looking up for these long-scuffling franchises.

  • Which team's 2-0 start is more impressive?

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  • How will the Chiefs and Dolphins fare this season?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have the next three seasons?

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  • Who is the better receiver?

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  • Which team will win tonight's game in Philadelphia?

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  • Which team will win next Sunday's game in Miami?

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