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ClutchPoints

Why the New Orleans Saints must re-sign Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints this past regular season proved once again that they shouldn’t be forgotten. Drew Brees has once again carried his team into the conference championship round of the playoffs. He could even carry them to a Super Bowl appearance or victory. The 40-year-old quarterback came into this season with something to prove Through […] The post Why the New Orleans Saints must re-sign Mark Ingram appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

NFL Playoffs 2019: One X-factor for each team in Conference Championships

We all know the big names in the NFL Playoffs 2019, but which player for each of the four remaining teams needs to step up and be the X-Factor? This weekend we have some exciting games to look forward to. First up we’ll see the clash between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. […] NFL Playoffs 2019: One X-factor for each team in Conference Championships - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers fans, who are you rooting for in the Conference Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs?

The Steelers are out of the race, but don’t think fans don’t still have a strong rooting interest. Pittsburgh Steelers fans, like almost every NFL fan base, are a rabid bunch. They love the black-and-gold, and at times love to hate the black-and-gold. However, when the Steelers aren’t a part of the equation, for whatever reason, the fans develop a strong bias for, and against, certain teams. With that in mind, as the Conference Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs is about to kickoff tomorrow, I wonder who the majority of Steelers fans are rooting for in the games on Sunday. This...

OC Register

Kartje: In the NFL playoffs, there’s no place like home

Recent history strongly suggests that the road teams will have a tough time surviving Sunday's AFC and NFC championship games. But the Patriots and Rams will take their chances.

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...

SportsDay

Expert predictions for Saints-Rams, Chiefs-Patriots: Ex-Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes heading to first Super Bowl?

The Dallas Cowboys season has come to an end, but the NFL playoffs continue to roll on with this weekend's conference championship games. Here's how SportsDay's panel of experts sees the AFC and NFC matchups shaking out:AFC Championship Game: Patriots at ChiefsTim Cowlishaw: We know history is not on the Chiefs' side against Bill Belichick but everything else is. Threat of subzero weather disappeared, raising KC hopes of a celebration Sunday night. It's a battle but Chiefs have too many weapons against a team that had the same road record as Cowboys this regular season (3-5). Chiefs 33,...

SportsDay

Cowboys evaluations: Which players are trending in the wrong direction

This is three of three articles examining whether Cowboys players are trending up, down or holding steady to end the 2017 season.Now that another season has come and gone, enthralled and infuriated, it's time to look back.A Cowboys team that had no business making the playoffs after a 3-5 start made the required course corrections -- goodbye offensive line coach Paul Alexander, hello wide receiver Amari Cooper -- to finish strong. Dallas swept the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the division and won a wild-card game before falling to the LA Rams.This should come as no surprise since...

NFL Spin Zone

Nick Foles: 5 Possible destinations for quarterback in 2019

After another impressive performance in 2018, the quarterback Nick Foles is likely going to be highly sought after over the next few months. Despite leading the Philadelphia Eagles through the 2017 playoffs and their very first Super Bowl win, Nick Foles was relegated back to the bench behind Carson Wentz this past season. But after […] Nick Foles: 5 Possible destinations for quarterback in 2019 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Bucs Nation

Players to Watch at the 2019 East West Shrine Game

Names for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to keep an eye on The NFL playoffs are up to full-speed, the college football playoff and championship is complete, and the Senior Bowl is just weeks away. In the middle of it all is the annual East West Shrine Game. This year in St. Petersburg, there will be a whole new collection of college football players looking to wow scouts and fans alike in hopes of gaining some traction moving towards their dreams of being a star at the professional football level. Names like Dick Butkus, Joe Greene, Larry Csonka, Martin Gramatica, Steve Atwater, and Brett...

Big Blue View

NFL playoff schedule 2019: How to watch Sunday’s Conference Championship Games

Here’s how to follow the Championship Round of the NFL playoffs We are now one step closer to the Super Bowl. On both sides, each conference boasts the two best teams remaining. The Rams led by the young offensive-minded Sean McVay take on the youthful, yet experienced Saints. Gunslinger Patrick Mahomes leads his Chiefs into battle against the grizzled veteran Tom Brady and the Patriots. Lost Angeles Rams (14-3) at New Orleans Saints (14-3) Game time: 3:05 p.m. ET Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome TV Channel: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers Radio: WESTWOOD...

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.

Bleeding Green Nation

Report: Eagles give Nick Foles the $1 million bonus he just missed making

As expected. The Philadelphia Eagles officially paid Nick Foles the $1 million bonus incentive he just missed out on earning, according to a report from NFL insider Field Yates. Source: the Eagles have paid QB Nick Foles a $1M signing bonus to account for the incentive he missed out on by just four snaps earned by Philly making the playoffs and Foles playing 33% of the snaps. Philly does right by the clutch QB.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 19, 2019 ESPN previously reported this was expected to happen, so this “news” hardly comes as a surprise. Just good to see the team...

Just Blog Baby

NFL Playoffs 2019: Championship Sunday matchups and predictions

The NFL will have their Championship Sunday this weekend, as four teams battle it out to see who represents their conference in the Super Bowl. The NFL will have their Final Four on Sunday, as the Conference Championship Games are set. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs will host their first-ever AFC title game, […] NFL Playoffs 2019: Championship Sunday matchups and predictions - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Houston Chronicle

How quarterbacks from Texas have done historically in the NFL playoffs

The NFL's final four includes a pair of teams helmed by quarterbacks groomed in Texas.

FOX Sports

Numbers show how important high playoffs seeds are

Numbers since current playoff alignment was adopted in 2002 show how important high playoff seeds are

Cat Scratch Reader

NFL Championship Sunday: How to follow the action

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend. Here’s how you can keep up with the action! It’s Championship Sunday, which means we’re one step closer to the Super Bowl. There are only four teams left, and as expected it’s the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in each conference squaring off for a shot at the big one. Below you will find the information you need to watch, stream and/or listen to the games as they happen live. NFC Championship Game New Orleans Saints (1) vs Los Angeles Rams (2) When: Sunday, January 20; 3 p.m. ETWhere: Mercedes Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)TV: FOX; Joe Buck, Troy...

Turf Show Times

“We Not Me” will send us to the Super Bowl

The Rams don't need to jump on the shoulder of any one specific play or player to win on Sunday. That’s precisely how they’re going to end up in Atlanta. When a team makes its way to the Super Bowl, there is usually a player that the team gets behind and is the undisputed MVP once they nail down the victory. Last year, it became QB Nick Foles, who used the momentum of his “next-man-up” situation to lead the team through the playoffs. With the New Orleans Saints, QB Drew Brees seems pretty integral to the team and if he had a terrible game or even had to sit out, the Vegas odds...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys want Sean Lee back, but will he return and at what price?

The Cowboys wouldn’t mind having their veteran back. Shortly after the Cowboys lost to the Rams in the playoffs, there were questions about the status of Sean Lee. The veteran linebacker will be 33-years-old when next season begins and he has had his share of injuries over his time in the NFL. When an injury-prone player reaches that point in his career, he naturally has thoughts about what’s next. Given that he has now lost his starting job, there is added pressure about the future. Lee has said that he wants to take some time to talk with his family and come to a conclusion about...

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.

Gang Green Nation

New York Jets Flight Connections 1/18/19

Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning Jet fans! I hope everyone’s having a fantastic start to their day. Today marks the start of the weekend, and coming up this weekend is the final round in the NFL Playoffs before the Super Bowl. In the AFC the Patriots and Chiefs will square up at Arrowhead, while the NFC features a match up between the Rams and the Saints in the dome. The winner of each game will represent their respective conference in the Super Bowl. In Jets news, new head coach Adam Gase appeared on ESPN’s Dan Le Batard show (link will be provided...

Pats Pulpit

FanPulse Survey: Everyone hates the Patriots

Fans around the country are rooting for the Patriots to lose. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Patriots fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. In this week’s edition of “Nobody Likes the New England Patriots,” we here are SB Nation polled all of our audiences to get their take on the remaining four teams in the NFL playoffs. The question asked was “Which team do you most want to lose this weekend?” Guess which team was the overwhelming...uh...winner? New...

Pride Of Detroit

14 East-West Shrine Game prospects to watch for the Lions

The East-West Shrine Game is the first time we get to see prospects playing against other prospects outside of their college schemes, so lets’ dig deeper. While the Senior Bowl gets the bigger accolades, the East-West Shrine Game is one of the most exciting games to watch during the budding NFL offseason. It’s our first real taste of what some of the NFL prospects can do outside of the bubble of their college schemes, facing other players who are vying for a draft spot and fighting for the right to be selected early by an NFL franchise. Since the game occurs while the NFL playoffs are...

Cincy Jungle

Around AFC North: Mike Tomlin gets the help that Marvin Lewis needed

There is no doubt that Marvin Lewis and Mike Tomlin both struggle with something very important to head coaches. The AFC North was the first division eliminated from the playoffs this season after the Ravens lost in their Wild Card game against the Chargers. Despite that, it’s been far from quiet since then. The Browns have a new head coach who has brought a very sharp change in culture with him, while the Steelers circus is picking up steam as the team focuses on helping out Mike Tomlin. Baltimore Ravens Ravens in talks with linebacker C.J. Mosley Mosley, arguably the Ravens most...

The Viking Age

Vikings top list of the most devastating championship game losses ever

The loss the Minnesota Vikings suffered in the 1998 playoffs to the Atlanta Falcons was recently listed as the most devastating championship game loss in NFL history. During the 1998 season, nothing seemed like it could stand in the way of the Minnesota Vikings capturing the franchise’s first ever Super Bowl win. That was until […] Vikings top list of the most devastating championship game losses ever - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bucs Nation

The Crow’s Nest: Leftwich comparisons, playoffs, and Carson Pamer speaks

Web links on the Buccaneers. Carson Palmer Talks About Jameis Getting A Technical CleanupFormer No. 1 overall pick quarterback Carson Palmer was a 33-year-old living an NFL hell of three consecutive four-win seasons when Bruce Arians brought him to Arizona to lead his team in 2013. Bryon Leftwich Compared To Jason GarrettTwo things about Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett are often overlooked. The stars just kind of aligned: Bruce Arians on coming out of retirement to coach the BucsBruce Arians realized he missed coaching as early as the production meeting before the Browns-Steelers season...

SportsDay

Cowboys evaluations: Zack Martin just had his most challenging season in Dallas. Who else is holding steady?

*Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series examining whether Cowboys players are trending up, down or holding steady at the end of the 2018 season. Read Part 1 here. Part 3 publishes Saturday.Now that another season has come and gone, enthralled and infuriated, it's time to look back.A Cowboys team that had no business making the playoffs after a 3-5 start made the required course corrections -- goodbye offensive line coach Paul Alexander, hello wide receiver Amari Cooper -- to finish strong. Dallas swept the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the division and won a...

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/

Patrick Mahomes expresses excitement for the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein discusses comments on the Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes first playoff game.

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/