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Big Easy Mafia

Patriots try to overcome road woes in AFC championship game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn't always been kind to them during the ...

ClutchPoints

Colts GM Chris Ballard says team is looking for ‘good dudes’ in free agency

Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts are heading into a big offseason. After making an impressive run to the playoffs after beginning the season 1-5, Indianapolis is projected to have massive amounts of cap space. That being said, Ballard is not going to go spend crazy and will instead focus on finding good fits. In […] The post Colts GM Chris Ballard says team is looking for ‘good dudes’ in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

NFL Playoffs 2019: Power Ranking the 4 remaining teams

The top two seeds for the NFL Playoffs in each conference will each vie for a trip to Super Bowl LIII. How do these four teams stack up against one another? Predictable? Perhaps. For the second time in four years, the top two seeds in each conference make up the NFL’s version of the final […] NFL Playoffs 2019: Power Ranking the 4 remaining teams - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Houston Chronicle

Memes that tell the story of the Texans and Cowboys seasons

The Texans and Cowboys are out of the playoffs, but we did a lot of mocking throughout the season, and can always reminisce.

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Conference Championship Game Picks

Predicting the winners of this week’s NFL games. The Bleeding Green Nation writers picks are in for the Conference Championship round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs! Each week we’ll predict the winners of each and every NFL game. We’ll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season. After the Divisional round, my overall record still ranks first. But it’s the collective BGN community with the best playoff record so far. Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. You can also vote for who you think will...

ClutchPoints

Art Rooney II says Steelers would like to extend Ben Roethlisberger’s contract

Someone better break it gently to Antonio Brown: Ben Roethlisberger may be getting an extension on his Steelers contract. Rooney took to the official Steelers website to talk about his disappointment in the 2018 season, where the Steelers failed to make the playoffs but ended up one game behind the division-winning Baltimore Ravens. He said […] The post Art Rooney II says Steelers would like to extend Ben Roethlisberger’s contract appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

4 potential landing spots for Eagles QB Nick Foles

Nick Foles has been a huge part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ success over the past two seasons. The veteran quarterback led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win a year ago before helping them get back to the playoffs in 2018. After upsetting the Chicago Bears in the NFC Wild Card Round, Philadelphia fell […] The post 4 potential landing spots for Eagles QB Nick Foles appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Getting the low down from Art Rooney II’s year-end Steelers interview

Antinio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Ryan Shazier, and playing in Mexico were all points of discussion. Art Rooney II made his end-of-the-year press interviews on Wednesday, first with a small group of reporters and then on the Steelers Live show on Steelers.com. Thanks to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steeler fans were given some insight as to the private interview. Some of the topics discussed in either instance were the following: On evaluating the 2018 season, especially not making the playoffs: “It was a tough way to end the season. It felt like we had a chance, and it...

Horseshoe Heroes

Colts 2018 season recap: Most improved unit

The Colts will be watching the remainder of the playoffs from home after losing last Saturday. But as we continue to recap the season, we move on to the most improved unit on the team. Last year was an unmitigated disaster for the Colts. They only won 4 games and couldn’t do anything right. But […] Colts 2018 season recap: Most improved unit - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

SportsDay

Dallas Cowboys player evaluations: Who is trending up, holding steady and sliding down

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 the divisional round has been the ceiling for the franchise since it won the Super Bowl 23 years ago.What's required for the...

ClutchPoints

Chargers’ Joey Bosa says it’s ‘ridiculous’ how quick Patriots’ Tom Brady can get rid of the football

The New England Patriots made easy work of the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs last week with superstar quarterback Tom Brady leading the team to another AFC Championship Game. Although Brady has arguably started to decline, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa would beg to differ as he was blown […] The post Chargers’ Joey Bosa says it’s ‘ridiculous’ how quick Patriots’ Tom Brady can get rid of the football appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Second grader writes letter for Alshon Jeffery to cheer receiver up

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was despondent after his late dropped pass against the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the playoffs ended up in the arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The drop preserved a 20-14 win for the Saints. Jeffery was comforted by both head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback […] The post Second grader writes letter for Alshon Jeffery to cheer receiver up appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hogs Haven

NFL Mock Draft 2019: ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. gives the Redskins a new OLB

The Redskins get Preston Smith’s replacement It’s the Conference Championship round of the NFL playoffs this week which means it’s time for a mock draft for the Redskins! Mel Kiper, Jr. released his first mock draft of the season this morning. Will the Redskins get their QB of the future this year, or will they continue to build up their defense? The NFL draft is April 25th in Nashville, Tennessee this year. Kiper goes defense for the Redskins with the 15th overall pick. Preston Smith is expected to test free agency, and could get a big payday that the Redskins aren’t willing to...

Big Blue View

Mel Kiper Mock Draft 1.0 - Giants land Dwayne Haskins

ESPN’s draft guru finds the Giants a QB for the future The NFL playoffs are still in process but for most of the NFL draft season is in full swing. There is no clearer indication of that than the fact that ESPN’s draft expert, Mel Kiper Jr., has released his first mock draft of the year. As we have come to expect over the last year, the mock draft has the New York Giants landing who they hope is their future franchise quarterback. In Kipers’ first simulation, the Giants make Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins the first quarterback off the board. 6. New York Giants - Dwayne...

ClutchPoints

Browns RB Nick Chubb says Cleveland will make the playoffs next season

The Cleveland Browns fell short of the playoffs in the 2018 NFL season. Fortunately, running back Nick Chubb is confident next year will be different. There is now plenty of speculation regarding Cleveland’s playoff chances moving forward. Chubb feels they will be able to get the job done in the 2019 NFL season, via TMZ […] The post Browns RB Nick Chubb says Cleveland will make the playoffs next season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

NFL Playoffs 2019: Championship Round best picks against the spread (ATS)

The Final Four teams in the NFL Playoffs 2019 are the best four teams from the season. They are evenly matched and the lines reflect this. Where should your money land? Your best picks against the spread (ATS). The top teams, the best teams, the home teams, the favorites — however you want to term […] NFL Playoffs 2019: Championship Round best picks against the spread (ATS) - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Chopping Wood - Colts out of the playoffs, insiders look ahead

Insiders Zak Keefer and Joel Erickson look back at the Colts playoff loss and look ahead to the offseason.         

Bucs Beat | Tampa Bay Times

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones on Bruce Arians, NFL playoffs, Lightning, more

Former Times-sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud for the first time in 2019 to discuss the Bruce Arians hiring and this week's NFL conference championship games.Plus, can the Lightning keep up this pace? And,

Chicago Tribune

Dead headsets, paranoia, 'chasing ghosts': What it's like to face Bill Belichick in the playoffs

In late January 2004, while studying film in his Houston hotel room, Jake Delhomme received a call from Peyton Manning. The New England Patriots had just beaten Manning's Colts in the AFC Championship, and Delhomme, the Carolina Panthers' quarterback, sought advice from his longtime friend on how...

Behind the Steel Curtain

When it comes to Ben Roethlisberger’s production, more isn’t always better

Seasons where Ben hasn’t missed time have not always turned out the way Steelers fans would expect. I was just recently reminded of the cryptic text message I received back on January 22, 2017 immediately following the AFC championship game. The text was from me, and it was sent back in time from 2019 in order to offer some encouragement. The message was as follows: “I know you’re disappointed in this loss, but the only game Ben Roethlisberger will miss in the next two seasons will be to rest for the playoffs.” Needless to say, I was ecstatic. The question wasn’t if, but how many...

ClutchPoints

Steelers news: Art Rooney II not in a rush to extend Mike Tomlin

At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, some felt that the Pittsburgh Steelers should move on from head coach Mike Tomlin after a disappointing 9-6-1 that resulted in the Steelers missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013. It appears that Tomlin’s job is safe, but you have to wonder just how long […] The post Steelers news: Art Rooney II not in a rush to extend Mike Tomlin appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Dead headsets, paranoia, “chasing ghosts”: What it’s like to face Bill Belichick in playoffs

In late January 2004, while studying film in his Houston hotel room, Jake Delhomme received a call from Peyton Manning. The New England Patriots had just beaten Manning's Colts in the AFC Championship, and Delhomme, the Carolina Panthers' quarterback, sought advice from his longtime friend on how to prepare for Patriots coach Bill Belichick, his opponent in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Florida Times-Union

Coach Doug Marrone promotes Jason Rebrovich to finalize coaching staff

Coming off a season in which the Jaguars missed the playoffs in 2018, Coach Doug Marrone officially announced five new additions to his staff on Wednesday that included hiring John DeFilippo as the new offensive coordinator.In addition, Jason Rebrovich was promoted to defensive line coach after serving the past two seasons as assistant defensive line coach.Also, Marrone announced that Scott Milanovich will return as quarterbacks coach.Milanovich served as offensive [...]

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/