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Bleeding Green Nation

Busting six myths from the Eagles’ 2018 season

Some things you think you thought about the 2018 Eagles weren’t actual things. During the course of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season, a lot of people said a lot of things about the team that would eventually go 9-7 and reach the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs. Some of the stuff made a lot of sense and turned out to be true. Carson Wentz was clearly dealing with something that sapped his mobility and play-making ability. That something turned out to be a back fracture that forced him to miss the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games as well. There were some...

SportsDay

5 free agents the Cowboys could target at QB: There's a slim chance Dallas might shock us by signing a backup QB

By in large, the Dallas Cowboys 2018 season was considered a success. Following a 3-5 start, Dallas won the NFC East and lost to the eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs.As the case always is in sports, winning elicits expectations. The presumption is for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys to build upon what took place last season.Garrett is in the final year of his contract and based on Jerry Jones' decisions, the owner's in prove-it mode for 2019. Jones aspires to at least reach a conference champions with an ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.It's been 23...

Inside the Iggles

Philadelphia Eagles debate table: When will they hoist another Lombardi?

Don’t think winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2018 has quenched the Philadelphia Eagles’ or their fans’ thirst to win another Super Bowl. When might they expect another? Here are two things we all learned when the ball slipped through the hands of Alshon Jeffery during the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs and it became […] Philadelphia Eagles debate table: When will they hoist another Lombardi? - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bolts From The Blue

King, James among five Chargers on PFF’s Top 101 of 2018

Pro Football Focus spent the past week releasing its’ Top 101 Players of 2018 and the Chargers landed a five players on the list, four of them within the top 35 and three of the five making their first appearance on the list. After the spectacular 2018 season in which the team posted a 12-4 record and made it to the divisional round of the playoffs, it’s only right that the Bolts were well-represented. Without further ado, here are those players, starting out with the team’s highest-ranked player, a second-year cornerback with a knack for making plays when he the team needed them...

Bleeding Green Nation

The Linc - Nick Foles among free agents who will shape the offseason

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/8/19. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... The 6 free agents who will shape the 2019 NFL offseason - SB NationNick Foles — Foles’ playoff magic may have worn off after 2018 — he threw four interceptions in two games this January — but his regular-season work proved he’s still a useful NFL starting quarterback. He set career highs by completing 72.3 percent of his passes and throwing for more than 280 yards per game. Including the playoffs, he went 5-2 as a starter and rallied his team from 6-7 to a spot in the Divisional Round....

ClutchPoints

Dallas Cowboys: Three Bold Predictions for the Offseason

The Dallas Cowboys season came to a halt in the divisional round of this year’s playoffs versus the Los Angeles Rams. However, the Cowboys have a very bright future ahead of them. Most of the key players on the Cowboys roster, are young and are not even in the prime of their careers yet. Heading […] The post Dallas Cowboys: Three Bold Predictions for the Offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

Jerry Jones not concerned about extending Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: 'He's got a contract'

Ever since the Dallas Cowboys season came to an end in Los Angeles in the divisional round of the playoffs, much of the recent offseason focus has been on the coaching staff.Along with hiring Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator and Jon Kitna as the new quarterbacks coach, conversations have also surrounded the one year remaining on head coach Jason Garrett's contract.Sources told SportsDay's David Moore and Kate Hairopoulos no contract extension were in the works last week, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reaffirmed that notion over the weekend."He doesn't need [an extension]. He's got a...

SportsDay

2019 NFL draft order: Every Cowboys pick, the selection Dallas ended up giving the Raiders for Amari Cooper

The key roster move of the Dallas Cowboys season came in early October when Jerry Jones went out and acquired a bona fide No. 1 wide receiver.To get it, the Cowboys agreed to trade a 2019 first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for Amari Cooper.In nine games with the Cowboys this season, Cooper caught 53 passes for 725 yards and 6 touchdowns. Cooper helped revitalize the Dallas offense and helped the Cowboys win seven of their last eight games to win the NFC East and make the playoffs.After the Cowboys' elimination in the divisional round, their NFL draft order was set, and Oakland will...

Pats Pulpit

Asking Turf Show Times: What the Patriots have to look out for against the Rams offense

We spoke with Turf Show Times about the upcoming game between the Patriots and Rams. The New England Patriots have faced some enormously talented offenses in the playoffs, and beaten them both. In the divisional round, the Patriots were able to slow down the Los Angeles Chargers and limit them to 28 points — most of which coming in garbage time. One week later, New England shut out the highest scoring offense in the league at the half. And even though the Kansas City Chiefs fought back, it was enough to keep the Patriots in a position to win. Now, the team’s defense has to go up against...

ClutchPoints

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants the Patriots to beat the Rams

Think Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is bitter about losing to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs a couple of weeks ago? Think again. Gordon made it perfectly clear that he is rooting for the Patriots to beat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, because he […] The post Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants the Patriots to beat the Rams appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Turf Show Times

New shirts for the NFC Champs

Time to gear up! We’ve had a couple of shirts we’ve promoted this year in collaboration with our partners over at Breaking T. First, we had our shirt celebrating the best system QB in the entire NFL. And just two weeks ago after Dallas Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence failed to take our system QB’s soul (and Los Angeles Rams CB Aqib Talib reminded everyone of that post-game), we had another shirt to commemorate our win in the divisional round of the playoffs. Well now that the Rams have advanced to Super Bowl LIII by beating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship, we’ve got...

Pats Pulpit

Dante Scarnecchia has the Patriots’ offensive line peaking at the perfect time

The veteran coach has his unit playing outstanding football this postseason. The Los Angeles Chargers field one of the NFL’s best pass rushing duos in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. The Kansas City Chiefs led the league in sacks during the regular season behind their fearsome trio of Chris Jones, Dee Ford and Justin Houston. And yet, the New England Patriots were able to neutralize all of them on their way through the playoffs so far and into Super Bowl 53. The two talented defensive fronts were held without sacks in the divisional and conference championship rounds, respectively, as...

The Denver Post

How the NFL’s Final Four rank in key categories … and how the Broncos stack up with them

For only the fourth time in 20 years, all four home teams won in the NFL’s Divisional Round of the playoffs. Let’s hope that equals high drama in Sunday’s conference title games.

Acme Packing Company

Packers’ second first-round draft pick in 2019 set at #30 overall after Saints’ loss to Rams

With New Orleans out, we finally have the final positions of both first-round picks. Green Bay Packers fans have been cheering against the New Orleans Saints all year long. Each Saints loss was a gain for the Packers, who acquired New Orleans’ first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on day one of the 2018 selection meeting. Those efforts did not go well, however, as the Saints finished 13-3 in the regular season, posting the best record in the entire NFL. A victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs sent them to the NFC Championship Game. However, on...

Revenge of the Birds

Notes from the NFC Championship Game matchup: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

News and notes from around the SB Nation on the NFC Championship Game. It is time for the 2019 NFC Championship Game. The Los Angeles Rams visit the New Orleans Saints. To help you get ready for today’s matchup, we took a look at each teams SB Nation. Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times LA Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys playoffs: OL dominates, puts NFL on notice - Turf Show TimesThe Rams OL dominated in the divisional round. Can they maintain this level of performance? LA Rams v. New Orleans Saints: A Brief History - Turf Show TimesProfessor delves into the past to look to the future LA Rams...

Blogging The Boys

Predicting the Cowboys next OC: Four candidates emerge as favorites

Any guesses on who the Cowboys will hire for their offensive coordinator? The marriage between the Dallas Cowboys and Scott Linehan was officially terminated on Friday as he and the team had agreed to mutually part ways after five years together. Linehan joined the team in 2014 and helped the offense right out of the gate. The Cowboys offense finished top five in points scored and made it to the divisional round of the playoffs in his first year as OC. During his five years with the team, the Cowboys have made it to the divisional round three times and the offense had a top five finish in...

NFL Spin Zone

New England Patriots: Run Sony Michel relentlessly vs. Chiefs

Entering the AFC Championship Game, the New England Patriots have the experience advantage, but they need to rely heavily on rookie Sony Michel. As the New England Patriots trounced the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs, Bill Belichick used his running backs heavily. James White tied a postseason record […] New England Patriots: Run Sony Michel relentlessly vs. Chiefs - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

ClutchPoints

Rams news: C.J. Anderson says he’s the ‘freshest running back in the league’

Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson punctured a stout Dallas Cowboys run defense for 123 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the Rams’ 30-22 win in the Divisional Round of the playoffs last weekend. The funny thing is, about a month ago, Anderson was watching the NFL from his couch after being cut […] The post Rams news: C.J. Anderson says he’s the ‘freshest running back in the league’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Conference Championship Game Picks

Predicting the winners of this week’s NFL games. The Bleeding Green Nation writers picks are in for the Conference Championship round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs! Each week we’ll predict the winners of each and every NFL game. We’ll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season. After the Divisional round, my overall record still ranks first. But it’s the collective BGN community with the best playoff record so far. Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. You can also vote for who you think will...

ClutchPoints

Nick Foles says building relationships is what makes for a strong team

Nick Foles may have played his last game as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. However, teams that may be pursuing him this summer should take note of what he had to say following his team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this past weekend. While Foles says […] The post Nick Foles says building relationships is what makes for a strong team appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

Dallas Cowboys: 5 Steps to winning the next Super Bowl

The narrative is that the Dallas Cowboys can’t win the big game, but they’re closer than many think. These 5 steps could put them over the top next season. Another season for the Dallas Cowboys ends earlier than they hoped for as they were knocked out of the playoffs in the divisional round — a […] Dallas Cowboys: 5 Steps to winning the next Super Bowl - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

ClutchPoints

Chargers’ Joey Bosa says it’s ‘ridiculous’ how quick Patriots’ Tom Brady can get rid of the football

The New England Patriots made easy work of the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs last week with superstar quarterback Tom Brady leading the team to another AFC Championship Game. Although Brady has arguably started to decline, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa would beg to differ as he was blown […] The post Chargers’ Joey Bosa says it’s ‘ridiculous’ how quick Patriots’ Tom Brady can get rid of the football appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Second grader writes letter for Alshon Jeffery to cheer receiver up

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was despondent after his late dropped pass against the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the playoffs ended up in the arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The drop preserved a 20-14 win for the Saints. Jeffery was comforted by both head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback […] The post Second grader writes letter for Alshon Jeffery to cheer receiver up appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN Football Now: Patriots vs. Chargers Playoffs Preview

NESN Football Now presented by Mimecast with NESN.com's Courtney Cox previews the New England Patriots' showdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC divisional playoffs. For more: http://www.nesn.com/patriots/

David Andrews Patriots vs. Chargers NFL Divisional Playoffs Thursday Press Conference

The New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC divisional round on Sunday. Tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the media on Thursday. For more: http://www.nesn.com/patriots/

Rob Gronkowski Patriots vs. Chargers NFL Divisional Playoffs Thursday Press Conference

The New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC divisional round on Sunday. Tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the media on Thursday. For more: http://www.nesn.com/patriots/