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By Alex Wong / @steven_lebron You know that the NFL season is headed into the home stretch when you start to check the playoff standings and analyze all the tie breakers that go into deciding the wild card or even division title spots. We’re here now. For the first time this season, I clicked on [...]The post The 4 NFL Story Lines That Matter In The 2nd Half Of The Season appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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