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NFL Rumors – Being the Road Team is Great

Posted on 11 Jan, 2016, by in NFL

Maybe the one thing the wild card round of the NFL playoffs taught us is that home field advantage is nice, but isn’t that important. The Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers were all playing on the road. But for the first time in the WC round history, all the road teams won the game. More

NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Scores

Posted on 11 Jan, 2016, by in NFL

The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs is complete, offering one game with plenty of drama, as the Seattle Seahawks somehow survive the freezing temperatures in Minnesota, with the Vikings and Blair Walsh letting a win slip away from their fingers, while the Green Bay Packers adjusted quickly to a hot start by the Washington Redskins, making it through behind a very good game from Aaron Rodgers. More

NFL Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Don’t Stumble, Detroit Lions Feel Robbed

Posted on 5 Jan, 2015, by in NFL

The officials making this or that decision on the pass interference-face blocking call didn’t decide the game. The Dallas Cowboys figuring out how to pierce the defense of the Detroit Lions, big plays from DeMarcus Lawrence and Kyle Wilber on the defensive end and a great performance from Tony Romo made all the difference in a 24-20 win. More

NFL Playoffs – Indianapolis Colts Settle Down, Cincinnati Bengals Still Losers

Posted on 5 Jan, 2015, by in NFL

Some things don’t change. Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals always get bounced in the wild card round of the playoffs, and this time it was Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in a 26-10 that extended this long and sometimes difficult to explain playoff struggle, which sheds a negative light on prolonged regular season success. More

NFL Playoffs – Carolina Panthers Keep Rolling, Arizona Cardinals Offensively Embarrassing

Posted on 4 Jan, 2015, by in NFL

The Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton were far from perfect but didn’t have to in their 27-16 playoff win over the Arizona Cardinals, putting on a historically awful performance offensively, as Ryan Lindley did even worse than anyone expected. More

NFL Playoffs – Ravens vs Steelers Predictions

Posted on 3 Jan, 2015, by in NFL

For the third time this season the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will clash, only this time it’s win or go home in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs that might end up being another brutal and bloody episode in the history of these division rivals. More

NFL Playoffs – Cardinals vs Panthers Predictions

Posted on 3 Jan, 2015, by in NFL

They say momentum is the most important thing in the NFL playoffs, and there’s a huge difference in that aspect between the default NFC South champions, the Carolina Panthers, and the Arizona Cardinals, who enter the postseason with their third string and rather incompetent quarterback at the helm. More

NFL Playoffs Should Have 16 Teams

Posted on 18 Jan, 2012, by in NFL

I’m not a big fan of Bye weeks. Maybe it’s because I love the NBA playoffs, but I don’t think teams should play less during tournaments because they finished higher in the regular season. Home advantage? Sure, winning has to count for something. But getting an extra week off, that doesn’t necessarily help teams, like the Green Bay Packers learned against the Green Bay Packers. More

Everything Clicking For New York Giants at Perfect Time

Posted on 9 Jan, 2012, by in NFL

Eli Manning can’t get touched, the New York Giants can’t lose. Winning their third straight win-or-you’re-out home game, the Giants completely dominated the playoff-troubled Atlanta Falcons, keeping their offense well at bay, advancing to a Packers showdown after a 24-2 win. More

Saints and Brees Ready to Make History

Posted on 8 Jan, 2012, by in NFL

Drew Brees throwing for 466 yards and three touchdown passes? Doesn’t surprise us. The New Orleans Saints not punting even once, going for it on every fourth down? Doesn’t surprise as well. The Saints now need to stun us by winning on the road, in the postseason, for the first time in franchise history. More