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Cincy Jungle

Poll: Will the Bengals make the playoffs?

The Bengals stumbled coming out of their bye week. Can they get back on track in order to reach the playoffs? The Bengals are sitting at 5-4 following Sunday’s horrific loss to the Saints. Their last four games have shown us the vulnerabilities they have on both sides of the ball, and also that they are still snake-bitten when playing the Steelers and on primetime. In fairness, the injury bug has hit them pretty hard recently and there is still plenty of time for them to right the ship. The main question remains to be whether the Bengals can reach the postseason. Prior to Week 10, the...

The Falcoholic

Falcons may face struggling Packers without Jimmy Graham, Mike Daniels

The Atlanta Falcons have a chance to limp into the playoffs, so we are keeping a close eye on their upcoming opponents. Falcons fans are having one rough season, but the Packers are simply on another level. Despite finally going aggressive in free agency, the team is in full struggle mode with ultraconservative head coach Mike McCarthy flushing away potential wins. Actually this feels a lot like 2014. The Falcons obviously need to take care of business against the Dallas Cowboys, but they have a realistic path to the playoffs. They play the Saints on Thursday night, of course, but they...

The Falcoholic

Falcons vs. Cowboys: Key information, open thread and tracker for Week 11

It’s the tale of two 4-5 teams just trying to make it in this crazy world. We are all very tired of this Falcons season being the roller coaster is has become. It would be nice to know what this team is, if it is not an amorphous football blob taking whatever shape would be most confusing in the average week, but I don’t think we’re gonna get there anytime soon. Case in point, this Cowboys game. A loss would all but doom these Falcons, if you’re still of the belief that they can push for the playoffs in the first place, but would make barely any sense given this team’s ability...

ClutchPoints

Chiefs safety Eric Berry on track for December return

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for the NFL playoffs, they could be getting some major reinforcement for their defense. Eric Berry has been forgotten this season with all of the success that the Chiefs have had. Forgotten or not, Berry is getting closer to returning to the field from the torn Achilles that he […] The post Chiefs safety Eric Berry on track for December return appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bolts From The Blue

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos open thread

The Los Angeles Chargers (7-2) play host to their division rivals the Denver Broncos (3-6) today as they look to keep pace in their run toward the playoffs. Superstar defensive end Joey Bosa is all set to make his season debut this afternoon and should be a needed boost to a defense that will be without Trevor Williams and Justin Jones. On the offensive side of the ball, Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense will be getting their stiffest test of the year as they take on one of the NFL’s truly elite defenses led by pass rush extraordinaire Von Miller. This is a game the home team...

The Falcoholic

Falcons Cowboys inactives: Dallas missing Taco Charlton, Tavon Austin, Sean Lee

We already knew the big news: Deion Jones is out and Matt Bryant is back. The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys face off in Atlanta with both teams in a must-win situation if they want to keep a realistic shot on making the playoffs. We had high hopes that Deion Jones would return, but those hopes were dashed earlier this week when Dan Quinn ruled him out. One notable on the inactives: Falcons are going without a fullback. Our inactives for #DALvsATL ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/QcxeLUXMMN— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 18, 2018 Extra blocking will probably go to Logan...

The Falcoholic

Cowboys 22 - Falcons 19 final score: Playoff hopes take a massive hit in painful loss

It’s mid-November and the season is likely over. In many ways, this Falcons game was a summary of the entire season. Close and hard fought. Critical mistakes at critical points that ultimately turned the tide. Losing in the last second. It was a painful loss that will likely put Atlanta out of the running for the playoffs, barring an unbelievable streak of luck going forward. On to the full recap. First Quarter The Falcons start the game on offense. An early scary pass was quickly forgotten with Matt Ryan finding Julio Jones for a big gain of 28 yards. Tevin Coleman’s receiving was huge...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions 2019 full 7-round mock draft: Wave bye to playoffs

After an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears, any dreams of making the playoffs are dead. So here’s a way the Detroit Lions could attack the 2019 draft. The Detroit Lions started the season with a crushing defeat to the New York Jets by a score of 48-17. Then came out flat against the San Francisco […] Detroit Lions 2019 full 7-round mock draft: Wave bye to playoffs - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Viking Age

5 2019 draft prospects the Vikings should be watching

The Minnesota Vikings may be excited about the idea of making the playoffs, but they can’t ignore some of the best prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. With a talented roster and some excellent coaching, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to make the playoffs this year and hopefully make a deep run toward returning to […] 5 2019 draft prospects the Vikings should be watching - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: Touchdown pass No. 5 for DJ Uiagalelei

Playoffs, Semifinals: Touchdown pass No. 5 for DJ Uiagalelei

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: Elias Ricks is unreal, returns 3rd INT for TD

In the history of the NFL, no one has 3 pick sixes in one game. Elias Ricks has done it in one half

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: Calabasas ties it with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Mycah Pittman

Mycah Pittman scores on a quick slant to tie it up for Calabasas.

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: Rancho Verde recovers their onside kick to stay alive

After scoring a late touchdown to stay in the game, Rancho Verde recovers their onside kick, giving them one minute to score again.

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: 78-yard Taj Davis screen for the Upland touchdown

Taj Davis scores on a 78-yard screen from Evan Rowe for the Upland touchdown.

FOX Sports

Playoffs, Semifinals: Jermaine Burton sprints 45 yards down the sideline for a Calabasas touchdown

Calabasas' Jaden Casey throws it 45 yards down the sideline to Jermaine Burton for a touchdown.

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Playoffs, Semifinals: Steven Heppting wide open for an 83-yard touchdown

Steven Heppting wide open down the middle scores on an 83-yard touchdown pass.

Blogging The Boys

Official Cowboys fan rooting guide for Week 11 of the 2018 season

Here’s what we want to happen for the Cowboys playoff chances. The pulse is still beating on playoff chances for the Dallas Cowboys thanks to last Sunday night when the team won a huge game on the road in Philadelphia (Cowboys beat the Eagles, in case you forgot). It remains true that the most likely path to the playoffs for Dallas is to capture the NFC East title, but in a world of literal mathematics they remain alive in the NFC’s wildcard race. The Cowboys are in a position where they almost have to win out if they want to be playing January football (there are no not must win...

Bolts From The Blue

Roster Reload: Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery

The Chargers are in the midst of a six game winning streak and contending for a playoff berth for the first time since 2013. While that story grabs all the headlines, soon all eyes will turn toward the NFL Draft. When the offseason officially begins, The Chargers will be looking reload their roster at several positions. College bowl games and playoffs are just over the horizon and there are countless players that The Chargers should be monitoring over the next few months. One of the most intriguing players whose name is on the rise is Notre Dame defensive tackle, Jerry Tillery. At 6’6,...

ClutchPoints

Ezekiel Elliott says Dallas Cowboys have to play with a backs-against-the-wall mentality

Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys were able to put together a huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week on Sunday Night Football. Now, the Cowboys are hoping to make a run at the NFC playoffs. In order to do that, the 4-5 Cowboys will need to get on a bit of a winning […] The post Ezekiel Elliott says Dallas Cowboys have to play with a backs-against-the-wall mentality appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers need to focus on winning, not revenge, when taking on the Jaguars Sunday

Winning is the best revenge in sports, and the Steelers just need to keep playing their game when they take on the Jaguars this Sunday. The Steelers Week 11 match-up against the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field this Sunday has been called many things. Actually, that’s not true. It’s primarily been called one thing: a “revenge game,” meaning the Steelers need to exact revenge after two losses to Jacksonville at Heinz Field in 2017—including a 45-42 defeat in the divisional round of the playoffs. Does Pittsburgh really need to get its revenge on a 3-6 Jaguars team that’s been...

Bolts From The Blue

Which linebacker prospects best fit the Chargers defense?

The Los Angeles Chargers took a massive hit this past week with the season-ending loss of linebacker Denzel Perryman. The fourth-year middle linebacker left early during the team’s 20-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders and did not return. Following an MRI scan, the team confirmed that Perryman would miss the remainder of the season following an LCL injury that requires surgery. While the loss of Perryman shouldn’t hurt the Bolts’ chances of making a run at the playoffs, it does cause some concern for the team moving forward. The former second-round pick out of Miami has yet to play a...

Arrowhead Addict

Does Bob Sutton deserve an apology from Kansas City Chiefs fans?

With the Kansas City Chiefs defense playing progressively better, is it time to step back from our criticisms of Bob Sutton and apologize? Go back with me, back to January, when the Kansas City Chiefs defense couldn’t stop the Tennessee Titans rushing attack and the team once again blew a lead in the playoffs. Immediately […] Does Bob Sutton deserve an apology from Kansas City Chiefs fans? - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Field Gulls

Danny Kelly returns to the podcast to talk Seahawks and more!

The Seattle Seahawks pulled out an exciting 27-24 win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, so I pulled back one of the most exciting podcast partners a person could ask for to talk about it: Danny Kelly. As you probably know, Danny ran the show around here for many years before moving on to write about the NFL for Bill Simmons at The Ringer. We hadn’t talked since the preseason, so we had a whole lot of ground to cover in this 107-minute episode of Seaside Chats; that includes what Danny liked and didn’t like about Seattle’s win, their chances of making the playoffs, the...

ClutchPoints

Lions WR Marvin Jones ruled out for Week 11 against Panthers

Marvin Jones and the Detroit Lions are heading into their Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers needing a win in a big way. Heading into this week, the Lions are just 3-6 and are falling far behind in the NFC playoff race. If they want to make the playoffs, the Lions will have to […] The post Lions WR Marvin Jones ruled out for Week 11 against Panthers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs? | NFL Monday QB

Our 'NFL Monday QB' analysts discuss overall performance of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Patriots Now: Patriots Vs. Titans Preview, Analysis, Key Stats

The New England Patriots take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 of the NFL season. In this week's episode of Patriots Now, NESN.com's Rachel Holt previews the Pats showdown against the team they squared off against in last year's playoffs. For more: http

Texans acquire Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas for playoff run I Pro Football Talk I NBC Sports

The Texans acquired Demaryius Thomas from the Broncos to fill the void left due to Will Fuller's season-ending injury and help them make some noise in the playoffs. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #DemaryiusThomas »