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5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Marcus Mariota will win a national title this year.
5 Reasons Why the Oregon Ducks Will Win the College Football Playoff

Oregon is in. And it's going to be a tough out.

 

Mark Helfrich has led his program to the Pac-12 Championship, the inaugural College Football Playoff and likely the school's first Heisman Trophy. But his team has much left to accomplish as it begins a month-long preparation for what will be the first of two possible playoff games.

 

Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins look to maintain their hold on one of the AFC Wild Card berths
Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

It’s only Week 14, but in many ways this matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins on CBS may as well be viewed as a playoff-elimination game in the AFC. The Dolphins and Ravens both enter today’s game at 7-5, part of a group of six teams with the same record. Miami is currently the leader of this pack, thanks to a series of tiebreakers.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Prediction

Andy Dalton and the Bengals look to maintain their lead in the AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Prediction

The AFC North race takes center stage this afternoon when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals get together on CBS. The Bengals (8-3-1) currently lead the NFL’s most competitive division, with the Steelers (7-5) falling in between the Ravens and Browns as it relates to playoff pecking order.

 

Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview and Prediction

LeSean McCoy and the Eagles look to stay undefeated at home and maintain their playoff positioning
Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview and Prediction

Playoff positioning will be at stake when the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles get together this afternoon on FOX. The Seahawks (8-4) are one game behind the Cardinals for the lead in the NFC West and currently maintain a slight edge over the other Wild Card contenders. Even with a loss, the Eagles (9-3) would still be ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East thanks to an unblemished (3-0) record in divisional play.

Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are undefeated at home
Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

The Buffalo Bills will try and improve their playoff standing when they take on the Denver Broncos this afternoon on CBS. The Bills (7-5) have three teams ahead of them in the AFC Wild Card pecking order while the Broncos (9-3) have an outside shot of wrapping up a playoff spot, depending on the outcome of numerous other games

 

Ohio State's Cardale Jones is Athlon Sports' National Player of the Week

Michael Bennett, Dalvin Cook and Don Pellum pick up additional weekly honors
Ohio State's Cardale Jones is Athlon Sports' National Player of the Week

The saying goes that the backup quarterback is the most popular person in football.

At Ohio State, that may be no exaggeration.

Quarterback injuries have been the norm for Urban Meyer in Columbus, but lucky for the Buckeyes, the next man up has been more than prepared.

Week 14 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Demaryius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Sammy Watkins

Demaryius Thomas missed some practice time with an ankle injury, but he’s good to go this afternoon
Week 14 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Demaryius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Sammy Watkins

It’s Week 14, which means every game really counts from here out in both the NFL and fantasy. Between later this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow there are six games that need to be considered before setting your lineup. Here are some wide receiver injuries in those games that you really need to pay attention to.

 

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