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The Seattle Times

Seahawks may not realistically be playing for the playoffs vs. 49ers, but there’s still some key questions to answer

Can the Seahawks, who have a 2% chance of making the playoffs by one reckoning, get more production out of DK Metcalf and Carlos Dunlap?

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons get key starter back ahead of game vs. Buccaneers

This is a pivotal week for the Atlanta Falcons if they somehow beat the reigning champion Buccaneers then the path to the playoffs becomes clearer, if they do not, then we can continue saying the team is not fit for the playoffs. Every player helps if Atlanta wants to send Tampa Bay packing with a […] Atlanta Falcons get key starter back ahead of game vs. Buccaneers - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

themorningcall.com

MLS conference playoffs: Philly Union facing big COVID-19 concerns ahead of eastern final, but Jim Curtin can’t yet say how big

“Whether or not they’ll be part of things in the in the 90 minutes is still to be determined,” Curtin said. Players can be cleared to play up until an hour before kickoff Sunday.

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PIAA football: Southern Columbia too much for Northern Lehigh

Southern Columbia eliminates Northern Lehigh from PIAA Class 2A playoffs with 56-14 win

Cincy Jungle

Bengals vs. Chargers odds, betting trends, expert picks and predictions

Kareem Elgazzar via Imagn Content Services, LLC The experts believe in these Bengals and Joe Burrow. The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers are going to face off this Sunday. More importantly, it will be the first of likely many meeting between Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert. Both quarterbacks were drafted in the top 10 of the 2020 NFL Draft, and after this season it looks like both of these guys will be making runs at the playoffs for the foreseeable future. Even though many will focus on the quarterback duel, it will be the surrounding cast around these...

Acme Packing Company

Which NFC teams still have a chance at the top seed in the playoffs?

Photo by Norm Hall/ The Packers and Cardinals have the best chances at the top seed, but several different teams are still in the running. As we get ready for week 13, the playoff picture is starting to form. Here are the teams that can still claim that #1 seed. Former APC contributor Alex Crawford is back to break them down. After 12 weeks, the NFC playoff picture is starting to take shape. This year, the NFL has seen the highest parity in a long time, and the phrase “Any Given Sunday” rings loud. The Cardinals & Packers have been the top two seeds in the NFC for...

Blogging The Boys

College football Week 14 TV schedule preview & live discussion

Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/ Enjoy some college football on your Saturday. Week 14 of the NCAA football season is here and if any team is going to make a move for the College Football Playoffs, they need to do it now. Before the games begin, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama, and Cincinnati are in. But that could all change after this Saturday of conference championship games. Let’s take a look at some of the meaningful games on the TV schedule. At 12:00 PM ET on ABC, #9 Baylor and #5 Oklahoma State play. OK State is looking to win, then have an upset among the...

Hogs Haven

Wild Card Watch Simulation: Week 13 – Vegas Edition

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports A lot can happen in six games This article takes inspiration – some might say blatantly steals ideas – from Bill in Bangkok’s new series, tracking the Washington Football Team’s prospects of making the playoffs. Like Bill, each week until the season ends, or the Football Team is eliminated from contention, I am going to project the outcomes of the WFT’s remaining schedule, and the rest of the NFL for that matter. While Bill’s weekly WFT season projections spring from an indefatigable optimism about the Team’s direction, mine...

Cincy Jungle

Biggest remaining game of Bengals’ stacked schedule

Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK The Bengals face a ton of contenders to end the season, but what is their biggest contest left? Every week is going to feel like a playoff game for the Cincinnati Bengals. They will not only be facing talented teams, but they will be directly facing teams they are competing for a spot in the playoffs with. All six remaining teams on their schedule have at least six wins on the season right now. Five of those six teams are either in or right on the bubble for the AFC playoff race with Cincinnati. The only exception are the...

Acme Packing Company

2021 College Football Conference Championship Schedule & Open Thread

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Join us Friday night and all day Saturday to see who punches their tickets to the playoffs. Conference Championship Weekend is officially here in college football. The games this weekend will determine more than just the winners of each conference around the sport, but also the four teams that will make it to the College Football Playoff. The games kick off on Friday with the Pac-12 Championship. It would take a miracle for the winner of this game to make the playoff, but crazy things happen. Still, #10 Oregon needs to beat a...

Bleeding Green Nation

6 college football players to watch on championship weekend

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Keeping an eye on NFL Draft prospects. College football championship weekend is here. Today, the best teams and players in the country take the field as they contend for top honors in their conferences and vie for the playoffs. Here are players to watch today. Terrel Bernard, Linebacker, Baylor v. Oklahoma State (12 PM ET on ABC) Terrel Bernard has been a leader on Baylor’s impressive defense all season. He is an experienced, physical player whose awareness on the field helps key the action for the Bears. Oklahoma State comes...

ClutchPoints

45 things that need to happen for 0-10-1 Lions to make the playoffs

The Detroit Lions could be in the midst of one of the only winless seasons in NFL history…or they could be in the playoffs? Yep…you read that correctly, the Detroit Lions still have a shot to make the 2021 NFL playoffs. The only thing standing in their way is 45 different game results that need […] The post 45 things that need to happen for 0-10-1 Lions to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NFL Spin Zone

The Detroit Lions have a hilarious path to the playoffs in 2021

The Detroit Lions are 0-10-1. They are on pace for their second winless season in less than 20 years, yet they are not yet out of the playoff chase. Being 0-10-1 11 games into an NFL season is not fun for anyone. For Detroit Lions fans, it’s especially not fun because the fan base has […] The Detroit Lions have a hilarious path to the playoffs in 2021 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

themorningcall.com

NCAA football playoffs: Are Muhlenberg and Kutztown both Final Four-bound?

Both Muhlenberg College and the Kutztown University football tams are 11-1 and on big winning streaks entering Saturday's NCAA national quarterfinal round games

Field Gulls

Seahawks vs. 49ers Game Preview: 5 Qs and 5 As with Niners Nation

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The Seattle Seahawks (3-8) have just one win over an NFC team, and it’s none other than hated division rivals the San Francisco 49ers (6-5). Seattle’s 28-21 road win in Week 4 improved their record to 2-2, but the season has been in the sewer ever since then. As for the 49ers, they also went to 2-2 with that loss and eventually 2-4, but they have been on a hot streak and find themselves 6-5 and in prime position to make the playoffs as a wild card. Since the NFC West’s realignment in 2002, the 49ers have finished ahead...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Start ‘em and Sit ‘em: Who to start and sit in Steelers vs. Ravens

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to play the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, here is who you should start, or sit, in the upcoming matchup. 7-5 felt pretty good. Until it didn’t. That’s right, my 7-5 record in the BTSC Fantasy League on NFL.com is good enough for the 4th best record in the 16-man league, but there are a whopping 6 other managers who share that record with me and through a series of unfortunate tie-breakers, I find myself on the outside-looking-in for the playoffs which start in just two weeks. Fortunately, the Great...

Acme Packing Company

Packers 2021 Bye Week Rooting Guide: Who to cheer for in week 13

John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Yes, Packers fans, we’ll need to pull for the Bears this week. This week the Green Bay Packers are idle, sitting and resting on their bye week as they prepare for the final five games of the regular season. Green Bay has their sights set on earning home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs once again, but as they sit in the second spot in the conference currently, they need a little bit of help to achieve that goal. With the Cardinals a half-game up on the Packers, an Arizona loss somewhere in the next six weeks is...

Dawg Pound Daily

5 Cleveland Browns who need to provide more down the stretch

The Cleveland Browns still have a shot at making the playoffs, or at least having a winning season. However, they need more from these 5 players to do so. There was a time when a 6-6 record heading into a Week 13 bye would have been a welcome sight for Cleveland Browns fans. However, this […] 5 Cleveland Browns who need to provide more down the stretch - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Cincy Jungle

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Chargers in NFL Week 13: Everything to know

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Playoff implications are heavy as the Chargers come back into town to face the Bengals. Six games remain for the surging Cincinnati Bengals as a return to the playoffs is upon them for the first time in six years. Not only was 2015 the last time the franchise clinched a playoff birth, it was the last time they won three-straight games in a single season. They can’t yet lock in a spot in the postseason, but they can notch a three-game winning streak if they take down the visiting Los Angeles Chargers. This matchup kicked off...

Turf Show Times

5 Qs, 5 As with Big Cat Country: Getting to know the Jaguars better

Photo by Sam Greenwood/ On Urban Meyer’s first season, Trevor Lawrence’s rookie struggles, and what the Jaguars need to do to succeed Only four years ago, the LA Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars were kindred spirits in separate conferences. The Rams went from 4-12 to 11-5 with the number one offense and the Jaguars went from 3-13 to 10-6 with the number one defense. Jacksonville even advanced further in the 2017 playoffs than LA did that year, but in the argument that offense is more sustainable year-over-year than defense these two franchises could prove to be the...

Acme Packing Company

Intercepted: Projecting the NFC playoff race with For The Win’s Charles McDonald

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Is Brady going to do it again? Charles McDonald of For the Win stops by to break down how he thinks the NFC playoff race will finish. He and Justis go game-by-game through the playoff contenders’ remaining schedule this season, give out wins and losses and play out the playoffs, which for the Packers, unfortunately, ends short of the Super Bowl. Want more great Packers audio content from Acme Packing Company? Subscribe to our feed wherever you get your podcasts — and give us a quick 5-star rating if you’re enjoying it! It helps boost...

ClutchPoints

3 Saints takeaways from ugly Week 13 loss to Cowboys on Thursday Night Football

The New Orleans Saints lost once again Thursday night at home vs the Dallas Cowboys, 27-17. It was their fifth consecutive loss that has seen the Saints go from NFC South contention to being out of the playoffs. New Orleans is now 5-7 and sit 12th in the NFC standings. Injuries have been a big […] The post 3 Saints takeaways from ugly Week 13 loss to Cowboys on Thursday Night Football appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Revenge of the Birds

College Football Conference Championship week prospects to know, and who makes the College Football Playoffs?

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via It is conference championship week in college football, which means some important prospects getting a shot to impress. That and Michigan finally knocked off Ohio State, and now the College Football Playoff picture is coming into focus. But what happens if Alabama, Michigan, Cincinnati, or all three lose this coming weekend? Justin and I discuss. Plus, has Aidan Hutchinson leapfrogged Kayvon Thibodeaux as the top prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft? Then, Alabama WR Jameson Williams couldn’t find his way into Ohio State’s WR...

Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday, December 3rd, 2021

RIP Coach, we remember you well. | Photo by JOHN CROFT/Star Tribune via Friday Open Thread Good Morning! Last week I talked myself into the Vikings defeating the 49ers with a junior varsity defensive line, this week I’m trying not to think about how this place will erupt with a loss to the Lions. Around the DN since our last open thread: 2021 NFL Week 13: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions. Vikings at Lions: Five Good Questions with Pride of Detroit, Take 2 Justin Jefferson named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. Vikings Happy Hour - Playoffs?!?...

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