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The Viking Age

The Minnesota Vikings are no longer Super Bowl contenders

Ending the 2018 season with the franchise’s first ever Super Bowl win seems very likely for the Minnesota Vikings after their first 10 games. Following a 2017 NFL season that saw them make it all the way to the NFC Championship, the expectations for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 were high, and rightfully so. After […] The Minnesota Vikings are no longer Super Bowl contenders - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bolts From The Blue

The Chargers are not Super Bowl contenders

Fans of the Chargers are waking up from a six game win streak hangover today. Most are probably wondering where that hot chick that they crashed with last night is and who snuck this ugly lady into their bed. Oh yeah. Sunday felt that bad. The Chargers laid an egg against the Broncos on Sunday. What really stings here is not just that they lost, but how they lost. The dreams of home field advantage for the playoffs are out the freaking window. The hopes of winning the AFC West are smashed to pieces. It will be a difficult road to the Super Bowl for the Chargers. Here is why they will not...

Bucs Beat | Tampa Bay Times

Former Bucs John Lynch and Ronde Barber among Hall of Fame semifinalists

TAMPA- - Two former Bucs stars, safety John Lynch and cornerback Ronde Barber, are among 25 semifinalists on next year's Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot.The list will be trimmed to 15 finalists in January. Final balloting will take place just before the Super Bowl.

Cat Scratch Reader

The Scratching Post: 11/21/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Greg Olsen issues wakeup call to Panthers after loss | Steven Taranto, 247SportsJust two weeks ago, there was plenty of reason for optimism and ambitions of a Super Bowl for the Carolina Panthers. At 6-2, the Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFC, looked as though they were peaking, and appeared poised to make a serious charge for the NFC South title. Slay on Panthers' 2-point try: 'They...

Pats Pulpit

NFL Films ranks top 10 coach/quarterback duos of all time and you probably know who takes the top spot

You have one guess. From Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll to Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy — there have been some extraordinary quarterback/head coach duos in NFL history. When it comes to success and longevity, however, one pair stands clearly above the rest: Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Since Brady became a starter in 2001, the duo has led the New England Patriots to an unprecedented run of excellence. Still going strong 17 years and five Super Bowl titles later, the two future Hall of Famers are the new gold standard when it comes to the relationship between...

Field Gulls

Former Seahawks Steve Hutchinson and Kevin Mawae named Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the modern-era semifinalists for the class of 2019 on Tuesday evening, and there were four names with ties to the Seattle Seahawks among the nominees. Among the four is Steve Hutchinson, the former left guard who made two All-Pro and three Pro-Bowl teams while playing alongside Walter Jones during his five years in Seattle. Hutchinson’s unceremonious departure from the Seahawks, thanks to the poison pill, left a sour taste in the mouths of Seattle fans for years. However time heals all wounds and Hutchinson was welcomed back to CenturyLink Field...

Niner Nation

John Lynch, Isaac Bruce, named Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 semifinalists

That’s two associates of the 49ers in the 25, can they get their jackets? The Pro Football Hall of Fame has whittled their nomination pool down to 25 semifinalists and wide receiver Isaac Bruce as well as San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch are among those names. While many are familiar with Lynch as running the team’s front office, he made a name for himself as a safety in the NFL playing 11 years and winning a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (as part of that historic Tampa-2 defense) and playing also for the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. Bruce was...

Silver And Black Pride

Breaking: Tom Flores makes it through to 2019 Hall of Fame semifinalists

Hard to believe but for the first time ever Tom Flores is a Hall of fame semifinalist. Progress today as 2-time Super Bowl winning head coach Tom Flores has been voted among the list of semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019. This is the first time he has ever made it past the initial list of nominees. Flores is joined by former Raiders DT Richard Seymour as the only two Raiders to make it from the initial list of 91 modern era nominees. Other former Raiders who did not make the cut include Steve Wisniewski (G), La’Roi Glover (DT/NT), Russell Maryland (DT), Eric...

Ramblin' Fan

3 reasons football fans should want Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl in Atlanta after Week 11

Here are three reasons why football fans should want to see a Super Bowl rematch in Atlanta between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs following Week 11. It’s tough to describe in words just how exciting Monday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs was after Sean McVay‘s squad was […] 3 reasons football fans should want Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl in Atlanta after Week 11 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

7 things we heard from Bears coordinators, including Vic Fangio on Akiem Hicks' Pro Bowl chance and more Soldier Field practices for Cody Parkey

Bears coordinators spoke Tuesday at Halas Hall as their units prepare for Thursday’s game against the Lions at Ford Field. Here are highlights from those sessions. 1. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio thinks defensive lineman Akiem Hicks deserves to be in the Pro Bowl. Hicks had six tackles, five...

Pride Of Detroit

NFL Week 12 Power Rankings: Bear down for a new king of the North.

Chicago’s defense looks unstoppable as they head towards NFC North supremacy. Things got chaotic once again in Week 11 of the NFL season. The Super Bowl champions floundered, we saw a potential preview of the next Super Bowl and the NFC North race became much clearer. Here is where everyone stands as we reach the home stretch of the 2018 season: 1. New Orleans Saints (9-1; won 48-7 vs PHI) (- No change from last week) Drew Brees continued his MVP campaign this week with another 363 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints put the defending champions to the sword as they has already wiped...

The Falcoholic

SB Nation lists Dan Quinn among most fireable head coaches

We think talk of axing Quinn is very premature, but his seat is definitely heating up a bit. It seems like not even a year ago the Atlanta Falcons had an easy path to the Super Bowl if not for one potential interception bouncing off of Keanu Neal’s leg and into the open arms of a receiver. And just a year before the Falcons had an almost insurmountable lead in the Super Bowl. Now he’s on the receiving end of a lot of criticism, with some calling for his job. Christian D’Andrea of SB Nation’s main hub listed five “most fireable” head coaches after this week’s games: Vance...

Revenge of the Birds

Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs Monday Night Football open thread

All the information you need on tonight’s Monday Night Football game and potential Super Bowl preview. One of the best games of the season is upon us. This is the a game that many hope could be a Super Bowl 53 matchup, something I would be okay with, even though I am partial to Chiefs vs Saints game. No, tonight, instead of Mexico City, this game is being played back in Los Angeles and we have all the information you need. TV/Radio Schedule Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 Who: Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) at Los Angeles Rams (9-1) Time: 6:15pm Arizona time Location: Los Angeles Memorial...

NESN.com

Young Tom Brady Won School Award For Acting In A Very Iconic Role

Tom Brady is no stranger to awards. The New England Patriots quarterback is a five-time Super Bowl champion, 13-time Pro... Read More »

FOX Sports

Glaring mistakes aside, Chiefs gain confidence in shootout loss to Rams

The Kansas City Chiefs are confident they can beat the Los Angeles Rams if they get a rematch in the Super Bowl -- if they don't have to beat themselves, too.

Bleeding Green Nation

An early look ahead to the Eagles’ 2019 offseason

Because 2018 is not fun anymore As I sit here, watching the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs duke it out in what could be a preview of Super Bowl LIII, I chuckle to myself thinking that many of you thought the Eagles would be on this level right now. Some critics of this team have had their doubts since Week 1, while other writers had a repeat in mind for the world champions. At this point, I find it foolish to even pretend the Eagles have a chance at making the dance, regardless of how terrible the NFC East is this year. So, instead of talking about how the Eagles have a...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys hot topic: What’s the point in even trying?

Even if Dallas makes the playoffs, they will soon face the Saints or the Rams, and there’s no hope. So making the postseason must be a wasted effort, right? It was an unprecedented NFL spectacle. On Monday Night Football, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by the amazing and ridiculous score of 54-51. It was the first time in league history that a team scored over half a hundred points and still lost. Many are excited that this may have been a preview of the coming Super Bowl, given that both teams still have the best records in their respective conferences. And if...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom 11/20: How ‘bout them apples?!

Links from the aftermath of the Rams’ epic Monday night win The Chiefs and Rams Gave Us Football at It’s Most Insane and Glorious | The Big Lead In what many are calling the greatest game in NFL history, the Rams and the Chiefs put on a show for the ages. Instant analysis aplenty here, all of which points to how incredibly epic this game truly was. Rams Prevail In Super Bowl Light, But The Real Winner Is The NFL | Forbes Say what you will about the state of defense in the modern NFL (I’ve said plenty), but if we’re looking at more games like this one, what’s not to love? It’s...

Twin Cities

Vikings LB Eric Wilson hopes he did enough in three-game stint as starter

With word that Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr plans to return from his lingering hamstring injury to play in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, Eric Wilson likely will slide back into a reserve role on the Vikings’ defense. That leaves Wilson, a second-year linebacker, hoping he made enough of an impact in his […]

ClutchPoints

Eagles OC says it’s been ‘challenging to integrate’ Golden Tate

Before the NFL trade deadline, the Philadephia Eagles made the big splash move to acquire former Pro Bowl wide receiver Golden Tate in hopes of adding another element to their offense that can help their push to the playoffs. However, it hasn’t exactly been the smooth transition that the Eagles have hoped as Tate has […] The post Eagles OC says it’s been ‘challenging to integrate’ Golden Tate appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

Patriots’ most potent offensive lineup played just a handful of snaps together this year

New England needs to get its star players on the field. Yesterday’s epic between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs was a perfect example for the NFL of the year 2018. The Rams’ 54-51 victory saw both teams score more than 50 points for the first time in NFL history while they combined for more than 1,000 yards of offense. Nine months removed from a Super Bowl that appeared to feature almost no defense, another high-profile game saw offenses dominate at will. One of the teams at the forefront of the league’s offensive renaissance are the New England Patriots, whose 2007...

ClutchPoints

Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith ‘so happy’ Drew Brees trusts him

Tre’Quan Smith is a rookie for the New Orleans Saints, but has already carved out a huge role for himself in the offense. On a team that many believe could end up winning Super Bowl 53, Smith is already proving that he is going to be a very good NFL wide receiver. Drew Brees has […] The post Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith ‘so happy’ Drew Brees trusts him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

www.milehighreport.com

Chiefs at Rams - Live Blog

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams are both 9-1, which means this Monday Night Football game has the makings of a really good one. In a battle of Super Bowl contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the road to take on the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams are 9-1 and overwhelming playoff favorites. More than likely we’ll see one of these two teams playing in February. With Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs finally have a franchise quarterback to carry them beyond the first round of the playoffs while the Rams have built an offensive juggernaut of their own around Todd Gurley. This might...

Bleeding Green Nation

Carson Wentz is grappling with a key flaw

And it has proved costly in four straight games... Leading up to the Carolina Panthers Week 7 tilt, Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz had only thrown one interception. Since then he’s thrown five. He wouldn’t throw one against the Panthers, but a particular decision late in the game proved costly and was largely criticized so I’ll show it anyway. It also speaks to a core flaw in Wentz’s game right now. There are two types of mental processing for quarterbacks: pre-snap and post-snap. Right now Wentz is struggling with the latter. Down 4 points with...

The Falcoholic

Falcons vs. Saints series history: The quest to prevent a loss in the rivalry’s 100th game

Believe it or not, this is the 100th time the two teams have played in the regular season. When the Falcons and Saints meet on Thanksgiving night, it will be the 100th regular season game between the two teams. That’s the kind of nice round number that’s sure to come up on the broadcast, and it adds a little extra weight to a game the Falcons are widely expected to lose. There’s a lot of chest-thumping and familiar insults in this rivalry, but minus that damn Super Bowl win for the Saints, these two teams have pretty similar histories. They were awful for decades upon decades,...

Bleeding Green Nation

8 final thoughts on the Eagles’ blowout loss to the Saints

Taking stock of Philadelphia’s football team. The Philadelphia Eagles are now 4-6 after getting blown out by the New Orleans Saints, 48-7. Here are some final thoughts on this predictably embarrassing loss. 1 - The Eagles stink The Eagles’ 41-point loss to the Saints was the worst defeat suffered by a reigning Super Bowl champion team. The Eagles now rank 20th in point differential, 22nd in offensive DVOA, 22nd in defensive DVOA, and 22nd in special teams DVOA. All signs point to the Eagles being a below average team. They stink. And outside of the Giants game in Week 6, they’ve been...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles practice squad player signed by Colts

Two vacant spots on the PS now. The Philadelphia Eagles are losing a practice squad member to the Indianapolis Colts. NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports offensive lineman Josh Andrews is expected to sign with Indy since Colts starting center Ryan Kelly recently suffered a knee injury. Andrews overlapped with former Eagles offensive coordinator and current Colts head coach Frank Reich (missin u) in Philadelphia from 2016-2017. Andrews originally left the Eagles to sign with the Minnesota Vikings (John DeFilippo connection) shortly after Philadelphia won the Super Bowl. He was waived during...

Patriots Mailbag: Are the Pats a Super Bowl-winning team?

In this week's episode of Doug's Mailbag, Doug Kyed breaks down if the Patriots are a Super Bowl winning team, why Brady hasn't looked to Chris Hogan more often and Duke Dawson's status after his injury.

Is Eli Manning a future Hall of Famer?

The Michael Kay Show crew debates whether or not New York Giants quarterback & two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning will play his way to the NFL Hall of Fame. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: yesnet.me/YESyoutube Facebo

Terrell Owens’ beef with Donovan McNabb was must-see TV

Terrell Owens joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. Terrell Owens left the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005. His beef with Donovan McNabb caused a rift in a team coming off of 4 straight NFC Championships, and 1 Super Bowl appearance. It was about money. I