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By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) It seems like a very counterintuitive question on the surface: Do you want a bye week in the NFL Playoffs? Logically, of course you do. Being a No. 1 or 2 seed means having a top record, one less game...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 4 Denver (8-8) at No. 1 New England (13-3) Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, CBS January 20, 2008. That is the date of the New England Patriots' last playoff win. It’s actually a little hard to believe,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The New York Giants already have a formula for how to beat the Green Bay Packers. Other than the Kansas City Chiefs, who actually beat them, nobody came closer to doing it than the Giants did on Dec. 4. That game was the perfect example for...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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If I were a betting man (and I’m not because, well, it’s illegal) I might just be inclined to lay a couple dollars on the Houston Texans coming out of Baltimore this weekend with a win. I know they’re dogs by 9 points, but why not the Texans?...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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In 2007, Wes Welker lead the NFL in receptions with 112. In 2010, Arian Foster’s All-Pro season came out of nowhere as he led the National Football League in rushing with 1,616 yards. This year, it was the explosive Victor Cruz and his 1,536...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Saints (14-3) at 49ers (13-3) Saturday, Jan. 14, 4:...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 3 Houston (10-6) at No. 2 Baltimore (12-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS The Ravens await the Texans on Sunday after winning six of their last seven games, including three wins over playoff teams. But...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 3 New Orleans (13-3) at No. 2 San Francisco (13-3) Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX There is no hotter team in the land than the New Orleans Saints. They are riding a league-high nine-game winning...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Ironically, it took a Thomas to quiet the Tebow doubters. The Denver Broncos pulled off a miraculous 29–23 overtime victory over the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a record-breaking 80-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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This year’s version of the NFL playoffs start with two teams on the downslide, but the winner has a legitimate shot to make a quick turnaround and at least reach the AFC Championship Game. The Cincinnati Bengals, who have not won a playoff game...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
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A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Bengals (9-7) at Texans (10-6) Saturday, Jan. 7, 4:30...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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When the once-proud Indianapolis Colts staggered to an 0–13 start this season, many assumed heads would roll this offseason. Most casual observers pointed to head coach Jim Caldwell, who had been Tony Dungy’s hand-picked successor when the man...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Matt Flynn, QB, Packers Step aside Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre and Bart Starr, there’s a new record-breaking quarterback in Titletown. A pending free agent, Flynn completed 31-of-44 passes for a team-record 480 yards, a club-record six TDs and...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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The stakes are high enough as it is. In fact, they couldn't be higher during a regular-season game. Rarely are there games where a division title and a playoff berth is on the line and the loser will be eliminated entirely. That's what's on the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 17, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Jets (8-7) at Dolphins (5-10) After all that...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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‘Tis the season for year-end awards in the NFL. This year, there are more players deserving of recognition than trophies to hand out. These are the select few Athlon Sports believes to be award-worthy: Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, QB,...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Drew Brees is now the king of the NFL's quarterback mountain after passing Dan Marino for most passing yards in a single season. And Brees has one game left to increase his record even more. And while the Saints demolished the Falcons on...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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The NFL playoffs are less than two weeks away. Which means you need more than an abacus to figure out if your team still has a chance to make the NFL postseason (we can't all be Packers fans.) So here's a breakdown of what each team that's still...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers Rodgers likely tied a bow on this year’s MVP award during a 35–21 victory over the Bears on Christmas night. The 184th meeting of the NFL’s oldest rivals was the only game in town on Sunday, and the Super Bowl XLV MVP...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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Ryan is one of my best friends.  He has been an avid sports fan his entire life.  Originally from New York, he sticks to his hometown roots when it comes to his favorite teams.  In return, I hate them all (with good reason). You...
Josh Kipnis
2 years ago
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Tom Coughlin’s seat isn’t necessarily hot. It’s more like lukewarm heading into the final two games of the NFL season. His bosses don’t want to fire him, and they might use any excuse to keep him. It’s also possible that they’ll have no choice...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 16, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Texans (10-4) at Colts (1-13) In Week 1, Houston...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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We rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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We rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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We rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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