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Playoffs? Analyzing Eagles' remaining schedule | Early Birds

The Eagles probably need at least five wins to make the playoffs, six to be sure, and seven to get a bye in their remaining 10 games.

Northwest Herald

Live updates from Friday night football in McHenry County: Week 9

Looking for live updates from Friday night football games throughout McHenry County in Week 8? We've got you covered. First, if you don't already, give us a like on Facebook so you don't miss the full recap from any game. We also put out a weekly newsletter recapping the night. You can sign up here. Ready for the playoffs? Join our Facebook group here and don't forget the exclusive newsletter with Steve Soucie's analysis. For live updates from indivdiual games, our list is below: ...

Houston Chronicle

Texans coach Bill O'Brien sporting Astros cap

O'Brien grew up in Massachusetts rooting for the Red Sox, but has become an Astros fan. He's especially passionate about them as they're playing the New York Yankees in the playoffs.

FOX Sports

Nick Wright says the Packers have no chance to make the playoffs without Aaron Rodgers

Cris Carter and Nick Wright talk Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone injury that could sideline him for the rest of the NFL season.

FOX Sports

Chiefs, Steelers meet going in opposite directions

No one needs to remind the Kansas City Chiefs of the last time they lost a football game, 18-16 at home in the playoffs to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Grand Rapids Press

Up next: Detroit Lions seeking fourth straight win over New Orleans Saints

The Saints haven't beaten the Lions since the 2011 playoffs.

FOX Sports

Chargers have hope after win, injured Giants have none

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) As slim as the odds may be, the Los Angeles Chargers still have chance of making the playoffs.

San Francisco Chronicle

Facts and figures from Raiders’ loss to Ravens

Number of the day 2 Previous seasons in franchise history — out of 30 — in which the Raiders won two or fewer of their first five games and still reached the playoffs. They first did it in 1970, when a 2-2-1 start became an 8-4-2 season (and an eventual loss to the Colts in the AFC Championship Game). In 1980, they began 2-3, but finished 9-7 and won Super Bowl XV in Tom Flores’ first season as head coach. Next game The Raiders remain at home to play...

Grand Rapids Press

Lions history shows 3-1 start might be another road to heartbreak

The Lions have won at least three of their first four games 17 times since their last championship in 1957 but have missed the playoffs more often that not in those instances.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Ross relives '92 Chargers turnaround from 0-4 to playoffs

Bobby Ross talked about that day in Houston 25 years ago with an inflection in his voice, the kind you’d use when remembering, say, your worst bout of food poisoning. “Horrible,” he said. “We didn’t score a point.” The 1992 San Diego Chargers had lost four games in a row, the most recent a 27-0...

San Francisco Chronicle

Raiders’ Del Rio on sharing Coliseum with A’s: ‘a little embarrassing to play on the cinder block’

Once the A’s played their final home game last week, the conversion began. The only baseball-football stadium still used for Major League Baseball and NFL games, the Coliseum has turned into a football-only facility, and it’ll remain so the rest of 2018. “I’m so happy about that. I’m not happy the A’s didn’t make the playoffs, I’m happy to be able to play on grass,” Raiders cornerback David Amerson said. “Especially for a defensive back.” The Raiders will begin an unusual stretch of three straight home games beginning Sunday against the...

New York Post

Ereck Flowers the only Giants’ O-lineman who’s avoided injury bug

At the start of the season, there was a surge of optimism surrounding the Giants’ ability to take a step forward from their 2016 success and not only once again qualify for the playoffs, but to make some noise once they got there. The one caveat, nearly universally embraced, was the quality, or lack thereof,...

FOX Sports

NFL Overreactions: Bills and Rams are heading to the playoffs

Overreaction: Bills and Rams are heading to the playoffs

FOX Sports

Giants face long road back from disappointing 0-4 start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. isn't giving up on the Giants' chances of making the playoffs.

Inside the Bills | Buffalobills.com

Big difference between a 2-2 and 3-1 start

The win itself was big enough, but Buffalo’s victory over Atlanta could have even bigger implications concerning the team’s future. The difference between a 2-2 start to a season and 3-1 start to a season is huge when it comes to making the playoffs. Since the NFL expanded to a 12-team playoff system in 1990, […]

Grand Rapids Press

Quick observations: First-place Lions ride defense to another win

MINNEAPOLIS --Matthew Stafford almost single-handedly pushed the Lions into the playoffs last year. But he doesn't have to do it alone anymore. That continues to make Detroit a scary team. And heading into Week 5, it makes them a first-place...

Miami Herald

Stanton, Fins in London, unbeaten Canes, FBI hoops probe top this week’s Hot Button

1. MARLINS: Stanton chases history to season's end: Marlins ownership change is official effective Monday and MLB playoffs start Tuesday, but the spotlight still is Giancarlo Stanton's as he chases …

Newsday

Week 4 preview: Giants vs. Bucs

Tell the Giants that only three teams since 1990 have made the NFL playoffs after starting he season 0-3, and none have done it since 1998, and some of them seem almost happy to hear it.

New York Post

Giants refuse to say the word that defines their fading season

The Giants are too good to be so bad. There is an overarching reason why every NFL team since 1999 that started a season with three consecutive losses failed to make the playoffs, and that reason has nothing to do with probability. It has to do with ability. Teams sitting at 0-3 usually are lousy...

CSN Houston

The Best Of Mad Radio 9-27

Seth Payne wants to make it clear who isn’t to blame for the Texans loss in New England and Mike Meltser has a prediction/non-prediction about the Astros heading into the playoffs. Mike and Seth take […]

FOX Sports

Giants' chances of making the playoffs dim after 0-3 start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have fallen into a deep pit three games into the season, and their chances of getting out are not good.

FOX Sports

Cowboys, Storm to meet in National Rugby League grand final

SYDNEY (AP) After just making the National Rugby League playoffs as the eighth and last qualifying team, the North Queensland Cowboys are into the grand final against the first-place Melbourne Storm.

Lombardi Ave. | FanSided

Packers vs. Bengals: How to watch, TV info, radio and more

How to watch the Green Bay Packers’ Week 3 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. At 1-1, the Packers enter this game with a sense of urgency. If Aaron Rodgers’ wish of landing home-field advantage through the playoffs is to come true, the team needs to take care of their next two games, which both take […] Packers vs. Bengals: How to watch, TV info, radio and more - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

FOX Sports

Rivers remains upbeat despite Chargers' frustrating start

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The odds are against the Los Angeles Chargers reaching the playoffs after starting the season 0-2, especially given the early strength demonstrated by the rest of the AFC West.

Houston Chronicle

Texans proud of their stingy pass defense

Cornerback Johathan Joseph takes pride in being part of a defense that hasn't allowed a quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards for 31 consecutive games, including playoffs.

Denver Post

NFL Week 3 Preview: Nine teams face possibility of (almost) insurmountable 0-3 start

In the past 37 seasons, roughly 3 percent of teams that stumbled to an 0-3 start made the playoffs. That's not a friendly path. This week, nine teams face the possibility of landing on the wrong side of those odds. That includes the Browns and Colts, who meet Sunday morning. Which teams will fight back from 0-2 to salvage their seasons?

CSN Houston

The Best of Gallant At Night 9-19

The Astros clinched the AL West. Which pitcher should start Game 1 of the playoffs? Paul gives his take. In the Nightly News: Paul reacts to the Texans releasing Jaelen Strong and more. Paul believes […]

Giants WR Victor Cruz on Miami trip: "It definitely wasn’t worth it"

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz opens up about the notorious Miami trip before the NFL playoffs with SNY’s Taylor Rooks.

Rashad Jennings talks Giants loss and his future

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings talks about the team's painful loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Playoffs, and a positive future for Big Blue.

New York Giants talk next steps for Odell Beckham Jr

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, head coach Ben McAdoo, and general manager Jerry Reese discuss wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr's struggles, and how the team can move on after Big Blue's early exit from the NFL Playoffs.