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New York Jets v Buffalo Bills: 5 Things To Know

The New York Jets will play the Buffalo Bills at Ford Stadium in Detroit Michigan.  The game had to be postponed due to the epic amount of snow falling on Buffalo New York.  Now the tickets are fee.  The game will be Monday night but not "the" Monday Night game. That's okay.  There is still things to learn before the game is played. 5.  This is the second meeting between the...
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Three head coaches who won't be with current team in 2015

We have roughly a quarter of the 2014 NFL season remaining and the races for divisional and wild card playoff spots begin to really heat up as December approaches. It has been a wild and unpredictable season in the NFL as we have come to expect over the years. While we have the teams competing for playoff spots, there are also those teams that have underachieved and have their head...
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Where Will Adrian Peterson Play Next Season?

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was notified this past week that he will be suspended without pay for at least the rest of the 2014 NFL season. Peterson was placed on the commissioners exempt list after being charged with child abuse following Week 1 this season. Peterson accepted a plea deal that many thought would get him back on the field for Week 12. Roger Goodell, feeling...
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Irish Insights: Receiver Rant, Recruiting, 2015 Season

    Receiver Rant.....In all the despair that is currently in play in South Bend, a glaring oversight is occuring in college football.And it perhaps could be because of the season the Irish are having.Or bias.'If Notre Dame is losing, maybe the roster is minus some talent.'The Biletnikoff Award watch list announced it's 10 semifinalists on Monday, the trophy thrown to the best...
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Rams Fall Short in San Diego: Three Things Learned

In yet another too-close-for-my-comfort game, the Chargers edged out the Rams 27-24 thanks to an interception by S Marcus Gilchrist with :56 left in the game to improve to 7-4; thus remaining tied for second place with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West, just one game behind the Denver Broncos. I often wonder what it would be like to be a, let's say, New England fan and know...
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Cowboys vs. Giants: Three Things We Learned

John Mara got his wishJohn K. Mara stated prior to Sunday night’s contest with the Dallas Cowboys that he was looking for something to give him hope. It’s no secret that the Giants have had a tough 2014 campaign, but Mara’s wish was granted on this night. Odell Beckham caught 10 passes for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns, and did it in style. Beckham’s one-handed touchdown pass...
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Cleveland Slips By Atlanta: 3 Things We Learned

Whoever thought the Cleveland Browns would work Josh Gordon into the lineup slowly must have not gotten the memo (or TPS report).Right off the bat, the reinstated wide out was a difference maker for the Browns in a 26-24 win in Atlanta on Sunday. With eight catches and 120 yards in receptions the All Pro receiver showed there was little rust on the player who had not played an NFL...
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Detroit Falters In New England: 3 Things We Learned

The Detroit Lions came to New England needing a win to stay on top of the NFC North and ahead of the Green Bay Packers. Despite their rank as the number one defense in football, they faced a tall task. The New England Patriots are one of the most improved teams in football, after losing their opening game to Miami and falling to 2-2 in a loss to the K.C. Chiefs.The Patriots had reestablished...
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Will The Seattle Seahawks Make the Playoffs?

One of the biggest questions in the NFL right now is whether or not Seattle still has a chance of making the play-offs.Seattle is coming off of a very big Week 12 win over Arizona to move within 2 games of their division.  They are still on the outside looking in for the wild card picture as they are currently behind Dallas and tied with Detroit and San Francisco at 7-4 for the...
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Miami at Denver: 3 Things We Learned in Broncos' Win

The Denver Broncos hadn’t played at home in nearly a month – a week 8 battle back on Thursday, October 23 when they held off their AFC rivals, the San Diego Chargers – and they were severely tested during their three game road trip with three tough matchups away from home.  With a quality Miami Dolphins team visiting Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium showcasing an...
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Jaguars Dominated by the Colts 23-3: 3 Things We Learned

It looked like the Jacksonville Jaguars season had turned around after the bye week.While the team only scored three points, the defense looked like the 1980s “Killer Bees” of the Miami Dolphins. Tight play from the defensive line put Andrew Luck on the carpet five times and gave Jacksonville fans hope.Then the team played the second half – which was a reminder of who this...
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Another Notre Dame Loss: The Good,The Bad, The Ugly

 The Good Can only say this about Saturday's defeat:Several Irish players are 2 games away from playing their last game for the greatest university in college.Today was their last game at home.Their time spent on campus and across the land on the vast spectrum of college football fields has giving many fans all the more reason to love Notre Dame, whether a win was the result...
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College Football Awards Week 13 (Record Breaking Edition)

It's time for week 13 of the college football awards, where a record was broken...again..., UCLA owned USC...again and the college football playoff makes no more sense than it did a week ago.But then, when does something like that ever make sense?Also this week...Bo Pelini's seat gets hot...again and the Seminoles do what they do best, which is leave the committee with a lot of room...
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Weekly College Football Games Menu - Week Fourteen

While the extended scheduled of the current college football season shifted some rivalry games to this past weekend, Week 14 is officially Rivalry Week.  This is the week where fans and players alike feel a special kind of hatred and intensity towards their opponent, and where every underdog has a shot and every favorite should be on upset alert.  Anything can happen during Rivalry...
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College Football Week 13 Preview: Winners, Losers and Scores

Week 13 of the 2014 college football season has arrived and in a season that has been fast moving, we are slowly coming to the end of the regular season. It has been one of the best regular seasons in recent memory in large part because of this being the first year of the College Football Playoff.Unlike the past with the BCS, we now have four teams that will have a shot at playing...
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Eastern Kentucky at Florida: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Now that it has been resolved that Will Muschamp will no longer coach the Florida Gators after next week’s game against Florida State, the team went out and did exactly what is was supposed to do – it won a game decisively.On the arm of both Teron Harris and Jeff Driskel, and a defense that stopped Eastern Kentucky at every opening, the Gators won 52-3 in the final game of the...
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Boston College at FSU: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Boston College Eagles huffed and puffed, and tries to blow the juggernaut Florida State Seminoles out of the College Football Playoff picture. Try as they might, Boston College missed a field goal that would have given them a win and one of the biggest moments in the college football season.It was not meant to be.Quarterback Jameis Winston led top-ranked Florida State 66 yards...
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Melvin Gordon Runs For 200 As Wisconsin Holds Off Iowa 26-24

Melvin Gordon had 264 of the Wisconsin Badgers, (9-2, 6-1), 405 offensive yards as they held off the Iowa Hawkeyes 26-24 in Iowa City.Gordon is now tied for the single season Big Ten rushing record running for 200 against Iowa with two touchdowns.He became the 17th FBS player with a 2,000-yard rushing season and his 2,109 yards is 10th all time.It was bittersweet for Gordon who set...
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Baltimore at New Orleans: 5 Things to Know

The New Orleans Saints current record is nothing to laugh about. In addition to losing receiver Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, the New Orleans Saints also placed safety Rafael Bush on injured reserve.Cooks suffered a broken thumb and wrist injuries against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Bush suffered a fractured tibia.The Saints signed linebacker Moise Fokou and promoted cornerback...
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Stanford at Cal: Five Things To Know About The 2014 Big Game

 Its that time of the year when San Francisco Bay Area fans get excited for the annual battle between the Stanford Cardinal and the California Golden Bears.This season, we have seen a substantial turnaround from one school, and a complete drop off from the other.Cal started off the season on fire winning 4 out of the first 5 games, and showing a vast improvement from the team that...
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Three Must See NFL Matchups In Week 12

Matchup No. 3 - Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas vs. the Miami Dolphins’ Brent Grimes.Just a few weeks ago the Broncos were in position to run away with home field advantage in the AFC. Then the Broncos got blown out by the Patriots 43-21. The Broncos are losers of two of their last three games. Right now their playoff lives could be in jeopardy in the wild AFC. Coming into this...
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Mick’s Picks: Three Upsets To Watch For in Week 12

Last week was a nice week for the underdog with the Texans, Rams, Bengals, Buccaneers, Cardinals, and Patriots all pulling off the upset at the sports books. Unfortunately we only had the Patriots in our column last week, keeping us just below .500 for the season. This week looks like it might be a little rough for the underdog, though with the Raiders pulling off an inspiring win...
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Jacksonville at Indianapolis: 5 Things to Know

The Jacksonville Jaguars finally have their big tight end back after eight weeks of injury – just in time for the team to face division rival Indianapolis this weekend.That is good news for an offense that is struggling under first year quarterback Blake Bortles, who lost one of his best targets, Allen Robinson, to season-ending injury last week.The former UCLA star will become...
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Can the New Orleans Saints Turn the Season Around?

The New Orleans Saints were projected by many to be Super Bowl contenders this season. They were predicted to run through the NFC South division en route to a top four seed in the playoffs. But at just 4-6, the disappointing Saints sit in 2nd place behind the Atlanta Falcons in the division. The Saints are very fortunate to be in 2nd place in the division with a dismal record...
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Arizona Faces Tough Test In Seattle: 5 Things to Know

The Arizona Cardinals sit atop the power rankings according to almost everyone, but the Seattle Seahawks are the defending champs (just in case you forgot) and have the ultimate home-field advantage... the twelfth man... Century Link Field is not an easy place to play. And the Cards have their work cut out for them.But they win; it may not be pretty; they are not blowing opponents...
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