Found January 07, 2012 on Shutdown Corner:
Yes, it's that time again — you Houston Texans fans may have to search your memory banks for the last time your city hosted a playoff game (Hint: it was when the Houston Oilers lost in the wild card round to the Kansas City Chiefs at the old Astrodome on January 16, 1994). Yikes! Even the Detroit Lions have a playoff memory from January, 2000 (or, shortly before owner William Clay Ford hired this idiot) — it's the good people of Houston who have waited longer than anyone else for a moment like this. Congrats, peeps — enjoy it! On to the linkage… -- We'll be doing our Smarter Stats previews for all the playoff games (you can read Lions-Saints here and Bengals-Texans here), but if there's a wild-card preview you should read that isn't ours, make it the one written by Chris Brown over at the indispensable Smart Football site. If you're following Chris already, good for you. If not, what on Earth are you waiting for? [Smart Football] -- It's my belief that Sa...

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McDaniels officially returns to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (AP) - It's official. Josh McDaniels will return to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this week, and will serve under Bill O'Brien, the offensive coordinator who was named coach at Penn State on Saturday.The team made the announcement Sunday night.O'Brien, introduced in State College, Pa., ...

McDaniels officially returns to Pats as assistant

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