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Know the Enemy Daily Links: What is the "IT" factor?

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Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

AFC West

Broncos:

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The Denver Broncos regular season begins now!


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NFL


It’s time the NFL scrapped two preseason games and extended the regular season to 18 games. More bang for everyone’s buck, a win for the fans, a big win for the owners, and a smaller win for the players.


Clearly, people within the NFL believe the It Factor1 matters. But what on earth is an It Factor? Where did it come from? And does it actually tell us anything about an NFL player’s chances of succeeding?