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Colts DC Matt Eberflus thinks his secondary will offer options in various packages, disguises

The Indianapolis Colts’ defense took a big step forward under Matt Eberflus last season. The Colts were the toast of the league in 2018, shockingly coming back from a 1-5 record to win nine of their next ten games and make the playoffs. They even ended up winning a playoff game on the road, and […] The post Colts DC Matt Eberflus thinks his secondary will offer options in various packages, disguises appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Lions to make the playoffs

The Detroit Lions were 9-7 and made the postseason in 2016. Then they went 9-7 again in 2017, however they missed the playoffs that year. Finally, the Lions went 6-10 last season, coming in last place in the NFC North and missing the playoffs. Detroit has had a lot of flaws in recent years, and […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Lions to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Eagles to make the playoffs

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won nine games and snuck into the playoffs during the last week of the season. They then went on to defeat the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card Round before falling to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round. Now, the […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Eagles to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Cowboys to make the playoffs

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won 10 games and captured the NFC East division title before eventually falling to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. So, naturally, based on their success from this past year, the Cowboys should be considered the favorites […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Cowboys to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Jaguars to make the playoffs

Not two years ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars were a quarter away from dethroning the New England Patriots and making it to the Super Bowl. They ended up losing that game, but the future looked incredibly bright. Enter 2018, and many felt the Jaguars would be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They had an improving quarterback, […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Jaguars to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Candidates for Regression, Part 1: Those Turnovers

2018 ended for the Seattle Seahawks in a bittersweet sort of way, with a playoff road loss that could have been avoided, but in a year where expectations were low. To see the Seahawks in the playoffs was a pleasant surprise to most observers who’d accounted for all the personnel turnover; to see them lose when the rest of the NFC contenders were somewhat less than intimidating felt like a missed opportunity. 2018 also behaved like every other season in the history of football, in that its random variables played a determining role in turning wins into losses and vice versa. How many games...

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4 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers in 2019

The Carolina Panthers are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won just seven games and missed the playoffs, but their record is a bit misleading. The Panthers actually got off to a 6-2 start and seemed primed to contend in the NFC before Cam Newton began experiencing shoulder issues, leading to Carolina […] The post 4 bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rams Rewind: The game in 2015 that fooled us all

There are 11 Sundays until the 2019 NFL season. Let’s remember some Rams games to pass the time. Before the Los Angeles Rams became a Super Bowl contender, they were a sub-average team masquerading as a serious playoff contender. Year after year under Head Coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams were given the “on the bubble” preseason rank and year after year, idiots like me thought, “This is it, baby. This is the year the Rams make the playoffs.” The Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 was a game that completely put me over the edge on this new Rams team, one that made a...

The Viking Age

Kirk Cousins: The scapegoat of the Minnesota Vikings

After one season with the Minnesota Vikings, the veteran quarterback has already become the guy to blame for all of the team’s struggles. With the Minnesota Vikings coming off a disappointing 2018 season with an 8-7-1 record and missing the playoffs after an NFC championship appearance the year prior, Kirk Cousins has naturally served as […] Kirk Cousins: The scapegoat of the Minnesota Vikings - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Random Ramsdom, 6/18

The story that won’t quit and other awesome links! Todd Gurley’s Trainer: Rams RB Has ‘Arthritic Component to His Knee’ | Turf Show Times I love this back and forth where someone says Todd Gurley’s knee is kinda, maybe, slightly hosed and then the Rams come back with “No, no, everything’s fine!” Todd Gurley’s Health Rightfully Listed as Biggest Red Flag Surrounding Rams For 2019 | Ramblin’ Fan Any Rams fan, pundit, or coach who isn’t worried about Todd Gurley’s knee is fooling themselves. Rams Given Great Odds to Make Playoffs In 2019 | Rams Wire Considering that the...

Pride Of Detroit

Teryl Austin’s agent accuses Detroit Lions of ‘token’ head coach interview

Was Austin simply a Rooney Rule interview? Matt Patricia was the leading candidate to take the Detroit Lions’ head coaching job from the moment the vacancy became available. After Jim Caldwell was fired following a disappointing 2017 season, Patricia’s name was at the top of the list. While the Lions waited for Patricia to become available, as the Patriots went deeper and deeper into the playoffs, they interviewed several other candidates. One of those candidates was their defensive coordinator at the time, Teryl Austin. Austin and his agent Eric Metz recently talked with The Athletic...

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3 things that need to happen for the Jets to make the playoffs

The New York Jets have had a very busy offseason, improving on both sides of the ball enough to the point where some are actually wondering if they can make the playoffs in 2019. Of course, even taking into consideration the fact that the Jets have gotten better, making the playoffs will be a tall […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Jets to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Titans to make the playoffs

The Tennessee Titans are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won nine games and narrowly missed the playoffs after losing a winner-take-all game to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17. Now, heading into 2019, the Titans have playoff hopes, but there are a whole lot of question marks surrounding the team and […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Titans to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Steelers to make the playoffs

For the first time in what feels like forever, the Pittsburgh Steelers are finding themselves in the underdog role heading into 2019. Gone is Antonio Brown. Gone is Le’Veon Bell. Gone is the feeling that the Steelers are a shoo-in to make the playoffs in an AFC North division that may end up ruled by […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Steelers to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Detroit Lions making the playoffs this year? Chances at under 20%

The Detroit Lions have an 18.9 percent chance to make the NFL Playoffs, according to the most recent odds released by BetOnline.AG.        

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3 things that need to happen for the Ravens to make the playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens did something last season that they have not done since their Super Bowl season in 2012 — win the AFC North. Baltimore finished half a game better than their biggest rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens won 10 games for the first time since 2014. this gave Baltimore the chance to host […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Ravens to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Panthers to make the playoffs

The Carolina Panthers were virtually a playoff lock midway through the 2018 season. They finished the back half with a 1-7 record, their only win coming against a Teddy Bridgewater-led, resting New Orleans team. There are many things to point to when considering this great collapse. Cam Newton’s injury, a horrible pass rush/secondary combo, and […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Panthers to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Redskins to make the playoffs

The Washington Redskins are coming off of a tough year. After Kirk Cousins left in free agency, the Redskins traded for Alex Smith to replace him. They got off to a hot start, racing out to a 6-2 record. They appeared on their way to an NFC East title, but then Smith went down with […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Redskins to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 things that need to happen for the Raiders to make the playoffs

The Oakland Raiders have had a big offseason, making one of the biggest splashes in football by trading for Antonio Brown as well as making numerous other significant moves up and down their roster. But, the question is, do the Raiders have enough to make a playoff push? The problem for Oakland is that it […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Raiders to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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How Patrick Mahomes plans to spend the next five weeks before Chiefs training camp

Welcome to the NFL “dead period,” though the Chiefs’ quarterback doesn’t really see it that way at all. In today’s pro football landscape, the league calendar is designed in such a way that there is always something going on. We know what happens from September to December, but the playoffs, the Pro Bowl, Super Bowl week, free agency, the NFL Draft and offseason workouts keep us all talking. 47 straight weeks of new video clips, new sound bites or new additions to your favorite club. But now we have entered the only true “dead period” of the year. Quarterbacks and rookies...

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Chris Hogan thinks Panthers have the pieces to win a Super Bowl

The Carolina Panthers are coming off of a disappointing 2018 campaign in which they won just seven games and missed the playoffs, but their 7-9 record was a bit misleading. The Panthers actually got off to a 6-2 start this past season and looked primed to contend in the NFC before quarterback Cam Newton began […] The post Chris Hogan thinks Panthers have the pieces to win a Super Bowl appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steelers news: Ben Roethlisberger wants to get back to normal after ‘crazy’ last few years

This past year has been a roller-coaster ride for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He went from leading the Steelers to a 7-2-1 start to seeing his team finish 9-6-1 and miss the playoffs largely as a result of a chasm in the locker room centered around his tenuous relationship with now-former wide receiver Antonio […] The post Steelers news: Ben Roethlisberger wants to get back to normal after ‘crazy’ last few years appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bears safety Eddie Jackson says Chicago plans on ‘taking this whole thing’

This offseason has been different. The Bears went 12-4 and made the playoffs in the first year under coach Matt Nagy and were a missed Cody Parkey field goal away from winning their first playoff game since 2010. The year came after many members of that team fought through years of inconsistent, and often underwhelming, […] The post Bears safety Eddie Jackson says Chicago plans on ‘taking this whole thing’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (6/17): Zac Taylor brings a noticeable energy

The Bengals players find it hard not to talk about how Zac Taylor just brings a new sense of optimism for this team. A New DEY: Behind-the-Scenes at Media DayMedia Day included photo and video stations for team promotion and national television, in-game elements to be used on the Paul Brown Stadium video boards and content for the Bengals.com, the Bengals app and social media. A.J. Green thinks Bengals have good chance to make playoffs if this one thing happensThe Bengals won six games last season -- their third straight losing campaign -- and they'll enter 2019 with a new coach and a new...

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Bengals news: A.J. Green thinks Cincinnati can make playoffs in 2019

The Cincinnati Bengals had a really disappointing year last year but star wide receiver A.J. Green still thinks this is a team that can make the playoffs. Green points out just how good the offense was last year scoring 28 points per game so as long as the team can put it all together, he […] The post Bengals news: A.J. Green thinks Cincinnati can make playoffs in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn explains why assistant coaches and players need to evaluate him

The Atlanta Falcons made the playoffs with a 10-6 record in 2017. However, they fell to 7-9 in 2018, missing the postseason entirely. With that in mind, head coach Dan Quinn seems to believe everyone should be held accountable. That includes him. In an article with Jason Butt of The Athletic, Quinn let it be […] The post Falcons coach Dan Quinn explains why assistant coaches and players need to evaluate him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Week 1 is Pete Carroll’s chance to finally beat the Bengals

Since Pete Carroll became Seattle Seahawks head coach in 2010, the team has beaten 30 of the other 31 teams in the NFL. Who is that one elusive team you may ask? Well thank you for asking (and presumably not reading the headline), the answer is the Cincinnati Bengals! We are less than three months away from Seattle’s 2019 regular season opener against Cincinnati, who are coming off a third consecutive year of missing the playoffs. There’s a damn good chance they won’t be a good team this year, as rookie head coach Zac Taylor takes over for (the finally departed) Marv Lewis. Combine...

Patriots will try to make early statement vs. Rams | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

The New England Patriots will look to continue what they have done in these playoffs and get off to a very quick start in the Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #SuperBowlLIII #NFL #Patriots #Rams »

Deshaun Watson on his play in the NFL Playoffs | Boomer and Gio

Texans star Deshaun Watson joins Boomer and Gio to talk about his play in the NFL Playoffs.

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/