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4 reasons the Carolina Panthers won’t make the playoffs

The Carolina Panthers began the season 0-2. Since then, they have gone 5-2 to vault themselves into playoff contention in the NFC. Carolina’s recent run of impressive play coincided with the insertion of second-year quarterback Kyle Allen into the starting lineup. While Allen hasn’t posted exactly earth-shattering numbers, the Panthers have been winning. Heading into […] The post 4 reasons the Carolina Panthers won’t make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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For the Bengals, how long would a rebuild really take?

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via A look at two teams that have turned things around recently and what it could mean for the Bengals. The Bengals are in dire straits. The team has struggled over the past few seasons and this season has been the worst yet. Any hope that Zac Taylor could plug the Bengals’ offensive personnel into a Rams-esque system and ride quarterback Andy Dalton back into the playoffs has faded. It’s official. This is a rebuild. But what does that mean and more importantly how long is it going to take? Let’s take a look at a couple of other teams that...

Daily Norseman

NFC Playoff picture: Vikings take huge step towards the playoffs with Cowboys win

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Vikings are driving towards the playoffs as things heat up in the NFC So...NOW is it okay to start talking playoffs? The last time I did this back in October, there was a fairly decent contingent of you that felt it was way too early to start talking playoffs, like you were all still mad about season eight of Game of Thrones or something and wanted to take it out on me. Whatever, it was just a TV show. It’s not like it was as bad as the ending of Dexter, fergodsakes. Anyway, before you all run off to not watch the new Disney Streaming Service because...

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4 reasons the Oakland Raiders won’t make the playoffs

The Oakland Raiders have actually been one of the most interesting stories in the NFL this season. Heck, they have even been a feel-good story. The Raiders were getting set to enter the 2019 campaign with what was supposed to be a dynamic offense centered around Antonio Brown, but, of course, Brown ended doing Antonio […] The post 4 reasons the Oakland Raiders won’t make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says his style of football is unique

The star-studded showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans has been pegged as one of the more intriguing matchups of the 2019 NFL season. after all, it is not often two bonafide MVP candidates like quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson get to provide a potential glimpse at what the AFC playoffs will look […] The post Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says his style of football is unique appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Wednesday Walkthroughs: Predicting the Packers’ final record

Photo by Quinn Harris/ APC writers predict the Packers’ final W-L record for 2019 The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of their bye week, enjoying the fruits of their labors after an 8-2 start. Currently the Packers lead the NFC North and could wind up as the top overall seed in the NFC playoffs if they manage to win out. The road ahead, though, is filled with danger, from difficult opponents to potential trap games. That’s why we’re putting on our officially licensed prognostication helmets and predicting what we think the Packers’ final record will be this year. What do you...

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Odell Beckham Jr.: Bold predictions for the Browns WR in Week 11 vs. Steelers

Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a shocking blockbuster during the offseason and many thought that his acquisition was the final piece of the puzzle for the franchise. After years of struggling and missing the playoffs, many anointed the Browns the best team in the AFC North before the season even […] The post Odell Beckham Jr.: Bold predictions for the Browns WR in Week 11 vs. Steelers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Silver And Black Pride

A look at the Raiders and Bengals by advanced metrics

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports After grabbing a key win against the Chargers on Thursday Night Football, the Raiders playoff chances went up by 16.1 percent, the third highest positive change behind the Vikings and Seahawks. Oakland now makes the playoffs in 48.8 percent of Football Outsiders’ 30,000 weekly season simulations and has an 18.3 percent chance of hosting a playoff game at the Coliseum. The Raiders have faced the third hardest schedule to this point by DVOA, and things will start easing up as they take on the struggling Bengals on Sunday afternoon. A steadily improving pass...

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MHR Radio Podcast, Episode 205

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ Adam and Ian wonder if the Broncos can overcome the steep odds vs the Vikings or is it a step closer to Drew Lock? The Denver Broncos don’t have a successful history as a double-digit underdog. As the Broncos (3-6) prepare for their Week 11 game at the Minnesota Vikings (7-3), they enter as 10.5-point underdogs. On the MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I used a stat from Joe Mahoney to lead off the show. If you go back to 1980, Denver is 2-10 in any game (regular season and playoffs) where it enters as double-digit dogs. Those two wins were in Super Bowl...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Podcast: Why the Browns game starts a three-game stretch to determine the playoffs

In the latest episode of “The Steelers Preview” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-gold from the week that was. The 2019 season is upon us!! With the Pittsburgh Steelers now in the regular season, it is time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold. Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC podcast The Steelers Preview. On this show Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis break down all things Steelers leading into the offseason. Check out the rundown of the show: Around the Horn...

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Cleveland Browns News: Kareem Hunt knows Steelers game importance

The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Kareem Hunt knowing the importance of the Steelers game. When the Cleveland Browns take the field on Thursday night, they know they need to beat Pittsburgh to keep any hopes of making the playoffs alive. But Browns running back […] Cleveland Browns News: Kareem Hunt knows Steelers game importance - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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4 reasons the Los Angeles Rams won’t make the playoffs

After losing the Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams were a team that many believed would be a lock to make the playoffs with a real chance to make it back to the Super Bowl. Fast forward to now, the Rams are sitting with a 5-4 record and look like they might miss out […] The post 4 reasons the Los Angeles Rams won’t make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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These five coaches deserve the most blame for the Cowboys’ season so far

Photo by Tom Pennington/ When a roster is this talented but keeps on losing, it’s on the coaches. On paper, the Dallas Cowboys should be running away with the division and competing with the Saints, Packers, and 49ers for a first round bye in the playoffs. They have a quarterback who’s playing at an MVP level, a receiver who can do this with regularity, a two-time rushing champion, one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, and a defense with playmakers at every level. And yet, the Cowboys sit at 5-4 in a tie with the Eagles for the lead in a wretched NFC East; a division where one...

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Redskins’ Derrius Guice is ‘itching’ to get back for Week 11

It’s safe for even the most casual football fan to assume that the Washington Redskins don’t plan on making a run for the playoffs. Luckily, there is a positive in that: it allows them to give young players much-needed snaps. One of the players the Redskins will look to play in the stretch-run running back […] The post Redskins’ Derrius Guice is ‘itching’ to get back for Week 11 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NFC Playoff Picture: SF & NO losses put Packers in control of home-field opportunity

Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Green Bay can now earn the NFC’s top seed by winning out without any help. Week 10 was a good one for the Green Bay Packers. Thanks to a losses by the teams ahead of them in the NFC playoff picture, the Packers now have an opportunity to claim home-field advantage in the playoffs right in front of them. On Sunday afternoon, the Packers got a gift in the form of a flat performance by the New Orleans Saints. They lost at home 26-9 to the Atlanta Falcons, a divisional rival but a team that came into the game with a 1-7 record. The Falcons were...

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Packers need one Seahawks loss in order to control destiny

To secure the NFC’s top seed, the Green Bay Packers might need to run the table and get a little bit of help. Running the table would almost secure the NFC’s top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Green Bay Packers. They’d need the Seattle Seahawks to lose or tie one game. Two results […] Packers need one Seahawks loss in order to control destiny - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears: 3 Things needed to keep playoff hopes alive

The win against the Lions has relinquished the Chicago Bears skid. Time will tell if the Bears can use this win as a fresh start for a push to the playoffs. Rejoice Bears fans, Club Dub is back open for business. The Chicago Bears overcame a 4 game losing streak on Sunday to beat the Matthew Stafford […] Chicago Bears: 3 Things needed to keep playoff hopes alive - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

12th Man Rising

Seahawks injuries after defeat of 49ers include Tyler Lockett

The Seahawks defeated previously undefeated San Francisco on Monday. But Seattle may have lost a key player while doing so. The Seahawks beat the 49ers on Monday 27-24 in overtime. It was a game that had tons of turnovers interspersed with some great plays and two good teams that should make the playoffs. Seattle is […] Seahawks injuries after defeat of 49ers include Tyler Lockett - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Packers news: Green Bay has a 96% chance to make the playoffs

The Green Bay Packers are probably headed to the playoffs. The Packers improved to 8-2 with their victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and according to The New York Times’ simulator, that win gave Green Bay a 96 percent chance of making the postseason and a 59 percent chance of notching a first-round bye […] The post Packers news: Green Bay has a 96% chance to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jets QB Sam Darnold says New York still has a shot at the NFL Playoffs

The New York Jets got a much-needed boost after taking down the Giants, their MetLife Stadium neighbors, to the tune of 34-27. Sam Darnold and the offense managed to outplay their opponents just enough to get the win. The team is understandably ecstatic with the win after going through a painful losing streak that saw […] The post Jets QB Sam Darnold says New York still has a shot at the NFL Playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Ravens' new playbook a perfect fit for multifaceted Jackson

Jackson's eye-opening runs, sharp passing carries soaring Ravens into contention for top seed in NFL playoffs

12th Man Rising

Seahawks win with Panthers and Rams losses in week 10

The Seahawks may or may not win against the 49ers on Monday. But they got a bit of a break from other teams losing on Sunday. The Seahawks are 7-2 and firmly in the running for the playoffs in the NFC in 2019. A win on Monday and there is a chance they could even […] Seahawks win with Panthers and Rams losses in week 10 - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Vikings Territory

Vikes at Cowboys Game Wrap: Hail Rudy, Minnesota Wins

The Vikings went into Big D on Sunday night to take on the NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys. It was a huge game for both teams’ playoffs hopes, even at this juncture in the season. The contest was a tough battle throughout, but the Viking held on for a big win by the slim lead … The post Vikes at Cowboys Game Wrap: Hail Rudy, Minnesota Wins appeared first on Vikings Territory.

12th Man Rising

Three biggest concerns for Seahawks versus 49ers week 10

If the Seahawks get a win on Monday, they would be just 1 game behind the 49ers in the NFC West. A loss makes it more difficult to make the playoffs. The 7-2 Seahawks play the 8-0 49ers in week 10 of the 2019 NFL season. A win for San Francisco puts them firmly in […] Three biggest concerns for Seahawks versus 49ers week 10 - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Dolphins at Colts stock watch: Miami stock up, stock down

Photo by Michael Hickey/ The Miami Dolphins have won two straight games, ending talk that they are the worst team in the league and keeping them on an upswing after seven straight losses. At 2-7, the Dolphins are not a threat to make the playoffs or push for a winning season, but they are playing good, competitive football right now and they are making people notice them. The Dolphins are in a rebuild season, but they appear to be ahead of the schedule most people expected. This is a team that is supposed to be finding the majority of their pieces in the offseason, whether in free agency...

FOX Sports

Matt Ryan on Falcons' second half: 'We've gotta keep knocking them off'

At 2-7 after upsetting the rival Saints, the Falcons must win out to have any chance of reaching the playoffs in the NFC. Quarterback Matt Ryan said the momentum starts with the road win over New Orleans.

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign