1. 10 Players Who Will Ultimately Decide Conference Championship Weekend

    The winning coaches will be lauded for their game plans and, undoubtedly, the losing fanbases will lament the poor officiating. But we all know the conference championships will be determined by a few key players making a handful of pivotal plays...

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  2. Picks Against the Spread for Every NFL Conference Championship Games

    Guts. Gut-check time. Whatever you want to call it. The NFL playoffs always boil down to whether key players have the fortitude to make the big plays when the game is on the line...

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  3. How Does Loss of Rob Gronkowski Affect Patriots' Super Bowl Chances?

    The New England Patriots didn't disappoint. Everyone assumed they'd roll through the Houston Texans in the divisional round, and they did just that. Yet, their odds of winning the Super Bowl have grown longer since kickoff...

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  4. Is Matt Ryan Finally Shedding Playoff Choker Label?

    The 2012 NFL season brought young, inexperienced passers who proved that they belonged on a professional football field. Matt Ryan had hoped the 2012 postseason would grant him a similar opportunity...

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  5. Picks Against the Spread for Every NFL Divisional Round Game

    They say there are no excuses in the NFL playoffs. Screw that. I've got them coming out—let's just say that I have quite a few. First, the Cincinnati Bengals. Well, I picked the Bengals...

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  6. 8 2013 Free Agents Earning Huge Paychecks in the Playoffs

    The NFL playoffs are supposedly all about the pursuit of a championship. That's all fine and dandy, but a few players are also looking to bolster their wallets for next season...

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  7. Power Ranking NFL's Rookie Quarterbacks After Wild Card Weekend

    The 2012 rookie quarterback class was exceptional. There were many wins and records that fell to the most highly touted group since 1983. But how do they stack up against each other? I know you're dying to find out...

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  8. A Final Look at Andrew Luck's Rookie Statistics and Accomplishments

    The Indianapolis Colts ' season didn't end in a manner they would have liked, but it's impossible to argue that 2012 wasn't a success—especially when you're discussing the play of their rookie quarterback...

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  9. Report Card Grades for Ray Lewis' Return from Injury

    Ray Lewis has played his final home game with the Baltimore Ravens . That's probably the most weighty sentence I've typed in my short sports-writing career. He's been the Baltimore Ravens' everything for the better part of two decades...

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  10. 2013 NFL Free Agency: Looking at Every Team's Offseason Shopping List

    The NFL playoffs are underway, and 12 fanbases are truly excited. The rest of us are just counting the minutes until our teams can start repairing the holes in their rosters...

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  11. Wild Card Playoff Predictions: Latest Odds and Picks Against the Spread

    Every team in the postseason has a chance. The NFL lives and breathes this any-given-Sunday mantra. Every 60-minute game can be decided by a few fluke bounces (Kyle Williams anyone?), regardless of the talent disparity of the two teams...

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  12. Great Effort, Giants, but Try Playing Well When It Actually Matters Next Time

    That was an absolute work of art, New York Giants . A scintillating masterpiece. The Giants annihilated the Philadelphia Eagles , 42-7. Eli Manning threw five touchdown passes and averaged 9...

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  13. Ranking the 5 Best Eagles Coach Candidates with Andy Reid Reportedly out

    It might not be quite official, but all indications point to Black Monday hitting the Philadelphia Eagles and Andy Reid . Two sources confirmed Lurie has told Andy he's going in a different direction...

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  14. Who Is Most to Blame for Houston Texans' Epic Choke Job?

    I'm going to spare you the corny "Houston-we-have-a-problem" jokes. Not because they're corny, I love that stuff, but because you've probably got a horrible headache after watching the Houston Texans ' latest loss...

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  15. Why J.J. Watt's 2012 Season Is Most Impressive Ever By a Defensive Lineman

    The 2012 NFL season has been the season of impressive performances. Not on a small scale, but from a historical perspective, and it includes the best season ever turned in by a defensive lineman...

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  16. NFL Playoff Format 2013: Explaining Wild Card Scenarios and Tiebreakers

    Christmas keeps children up all night as they dream of the presents in the morning. The NFL playoffs are no different for every NFL fan...

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  17. The Top 10 NFL Catches of 2012

    This is the definitive list for the top-10 catches of the 2012 NFL season. I hear there are others out there. That's cute. But this one was created using science, algebra and some other school subject that you no longer remember...

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  18. NFL Week 17 Predictions: Latest Odds and Picks Against the Spread

    Welcome to the 12th round of this classic heavyweight fight. In one corner, stands your prognosticator. In the other, a level of success that seemed impossible. A .500 record...

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  19. The Funniest Pics and GIFs of NFL Week 16

    For some lucky fans, their NFL teams were playing for real stakes during Week 16. Playoff spots and home-field advantage occupied their thoughts while their teams occupied the field...

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  20. The Jacksonville Jaguars' Season in a Nutshell

    Nothing about 2012 seemed promising for the Jacksonville Jaguars in August, when every fanbase is convinced they have a chance to make the Super Bowl. Well, almost nothing. There were reports that Blaine Gabbert might be getting it...

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  21. Watch Greg McElroy's Sad Attempt at Tackling

    Out of every team in the NFL , you would assume that the New York Jets would have quarterbacks that are well-versed in tackling. One quarterback has committed 50 turnovers in two seasons and another is on the punt team...

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  22. Breaking Down Where Adrian Peterson Stands in Race for Major Rushing Milestones

    Calvin Johnson got the record-breaking buzz started in Week 16 and everyone waited to see what Adrian Peterson would do with history staring him in the face. Unfortunately, the Houston Texans were obstructing history's view...

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  23. Hit of the Week: Watch Kareem Jackson Destroy Jarius Wright

    Tape of the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings should come with a TV-MA warning due to excessive violence. And it's all Kareem Jackson's fault...

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  24. 6 NFL Fanbases That Should Be Most Concerned About Their Teams

    Bah humbug. Everyone else is unwrapping playoff possibilities, or at least gearing up for next year with some hope, while these fanbases are stuck with lumps of coal. Not every situation is created equal...

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  25. Michael Vick: Why Jets Should Avoid Quarterback at All Costs

    Michael Vick has expressed interest in moving to the New York Jets . But that doesn't mean they need to respond in kind. The Jets are in a death spiral right now...

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