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Cleveland Browns Likely to Place Franchise Tag on Terrelle Pryor

The Cleveland Browns are heading into the upcoming offseason with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. It has been a long time since there was optimism surrounding the Browns’ franchise, although there is looking ahead to next season. One of the reasons for that optimism is the young talent that the Browns saw step up in the 2016 season. Finding a legitimate No. 1 wide...
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Miami Dolphins Expected to Cut DE Mario Williams

Mario Williams used to be considered one of the NFL’s elite pass rushers, but he has fallen off a lot since that point in time. He has fallen off so much, in fact, that the Miami Dolphins are widely expected to cut Williams this offseason in order to save some money for the upcoming free agency period. According to ESPN’s James Walker, Williams is one of the top options for the...
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Micah Hyde Would Like to Return to Packers in Free Agency

Micah Hyde is set to hit open free agency this offseason, but has already made it clear he would like to return to the Green Bay Packers. After being knocked out of the playoffs by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, the Packers will have quite a few big decisions to make this coming offseason. Re-signing Hyde should certainly be at the top of the Packers’ priority...
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First look at Super Bowl LI

We’re set for the 51st Super Bowl. Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in search of their fifth Lombardi Trophy, while Matt Ryan and Dan Quinn look to put the cherry on top of a perfect breakout season by giving the Atlanta Falcons their first-ever championship. 10 things you need to know… 1. The Patriots are a three-point favorite in Houston, with the...
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Watch: Patriots use flea flicker to score TD

Up by four points in the second quarter, the New England Patriots fooled the Pittsburgh Steelers defense with this flea flicker that resulted in a Chris Hogan touchdown…. Brady to Lewis back to Brady…DEEP to Hogan! The PERFECT Flea Flicker! #PITvsNE #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/u2pvVvcCEA — NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2017 At half-time, the Patriots lead the Steelers 17-9. Tom...
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WATCH: Julio Jones torches Packers on 73-yard TD

After taking a 24-0 lead to the locker room, the Atlanta Falcons held the Green Bay offense to a three-and-out which led to this play by Julio Jones: JULIO JONES IS A BEAST.73 yards all the way to the house! #GBvsATL #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/Iau1EnDgVJ — NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2017 Julio shed his defender and then man-handled another before keeping his balance and racing...
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Watch: Julio Jones catches TD with three seconds left in half

With seven seconds left in the first half of the NFC Championship Game and no timeouts, the Atlanta Falcons finished the half the best way they knew how….by throwing a TD to Julio Jones. Jones got both feet down in bounds and gave the Falcons a 24-0 half-time lead against the Green Bay Packers with this catch…. Another @AtlantaFalcons TD! Matty Ice to Julio Jones for SIX. #GBvsATL...
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Watch: Matt Ryan runs for 14 yard TD

The Atlanta Falcons took a 17-0 lead on the Green Bay Packers in the first half of the NFC Championship Game with this play by Matt Ryan as a timely pump fake is all he needs to get into the end zone…. MATT. RYAN. WILL. TAKE. IT. HIMSELF. Wowowowow. #GBvsATL #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/Dgl5NTBpEh — NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2017 Ryan has been superb through the air so far in the...
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Watch: Matt Ryan flips to Mohamed Sanu for TD

The Atlanta Falcons got the ball first in the NFC Championship Game and they took the ball the length of the field for the first score. Matt Ryan converted three third downs on the drive including this creative play as he flipped the ball to Mohamed Sanu for a TD….. Matty Ice escapes the pocket.And flips it to Sanu for the TD! What a play! #GBvsATL #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/6afvWPn8FW...
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Julius Peppers on Packers: ‘You Have to Realize the Opportunity’

Julius Peppers and the Green Bay Packers are set to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game this weekend. It is a game that is highly anticipated, to say the least. Green Bay wasn’t expected to make it this far, but now that they are here the team is looking like a true Super Bowl contender. Looking ahead to this week’s game, Peppers has some words of wisdom...
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NFL quarterback power rankings: Conference championship edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’ve been ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. For the conference title games, let’s focus on the four starters still alive. 1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers has a ridiculous 36-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio dating back to Week 7, and he’s putting up the best numbers of his career in almost every category....
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Ranking the four potential Super Bowl LI matchups

Which would be the best Super Bowl LI matchups among the remaining teams in the NFL Playoffs? Which would be the worst? Four teams remain in the NFL Playoffs as we move from the divisional round to the conference title games this weekend. That presents four possible matchups for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Here’s how we rank them. 1. Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots...
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Cleveland Browns Expected to Release QB Robert Griffin III?

Robert Griffin III was hoping to turn his NFL career around with the Cleveland Browns this season, but that has not been the case. He suffered yet another injury that kept him out for the majority of the season and that could very well signal the end of his tenure with the Browns. According to ESPN’s Pat McManamon, the Browns are expected to release Griffin this coming offseason...
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Green Bay Packers Likely to Release CB Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers are heading to the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. They have had an impressive season to say the least, although there have been some disappointments along the way. One of those disappointments is starting cornerback Sam Shields. Shields went down with yet another concussion earlier this season and it forced him out for the rest...
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The NFL’s final four, by the numbers

This weekend’s Conference Championship games will feature four of the best quarterbacks in the game — the league’s top three MVP candidates in Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, as well as three surefire Hall of Famers in Rodgers, Brady and Ben Roethlisberger — and three of the most celebrated and successful franchises in NFL history (sorry, Falcons). Three of the six...
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2016 NFL Playoffs: Final Thoughts on the Divisional Weekend

After the Wild Card Weekend opened the playoffs with little drama, the Divisional Weekend appeared to be headed to a similar fate after Saturday’s games followed a similar path with the Patriots and Falcons cruising to double-digit victories. Thankfully, Sunday provided fireworks at long last with two close games that provided plenty of drama. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers upset...
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Top 5 NFL players from the Divisional Round Playoffs

This weekly segment highlights the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers For the second consecutive week, Bell finds himself on this list in the playoffs...
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First look at the NFC championship game

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, FOX) Arguably the two best offenses in the NFL, and the top two candidates for MVP with Aaron Rodgers going up against Matt Ryan. As a result, the early over/under in Vegas 61 points, which is the highest total in the NFL this season and the highest in playoff history. But both teams also have great defensive fronts, with...
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First look at the AFC championship game

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET, CBS) For the ninth time in 14 years, the Patriots or Steelers will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The Patriots have won eight straight games but are coming off a less-than-stellar divisional playoff performance. The Steelers have won nine straight games but are coming off a less-than-stellar divisional playoff...
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Watch: Dion Lewis returns kick-off 98 yards for TD

The Houston Texans had just scored to pull to within 7-3 in the first quarter against the favored New England Patriots. Then all their momentum flew out the window with this Dion Jones kick-off return for a TD that put the Pats up 14-3….. HE IS GONE.98 YARDS.SO FAST. SEE YA, @DionLewisRB! #HOUvsNE #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/wRwpJy3s1M — NFL (@NFL) January 15, 2017 The kick...
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Watch: Deion Jones makes unbelievable hot potato INT to seal Falcons win

This looked like a completed pass and then the Atlanta Falcons ripped the ball out and it started to get batted around. Falcons LB Deion Jones started as an innocent bystander but then the ball bounced his way and he grabbed it for a game sealing INT. Check out this wacky play….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/Gt9sjcIBaS — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 15, 2017
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Watch: Mohamed Sanu makes fantastic TD catch

The Seattle Seahawks took it to the Atlanta Falcons on the opening drive of the game. After that point, the Falcons took over. This Matt Ryan TD pass to Mohamed Sanu put the Falcons up 36-13….. Ryan to Sanu https://t.co/amqtp9osTJ — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 15, 2017
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WATCH: Seattle lineman trips Russell Wilson; causes safety

Devin Hester had just returned a punt down to the Atlanta Falcons 10 yard line and the Seattle Seahawks looked like they were taking control of their NFC playoff game. A penalty negated the return and Seattle started inside their own 10 yard line instead of at the Atlanta 10 yard line. Two plays later, one of the Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen tripped Russell Wilson causing...
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NFL quarterback power rankings: Divisional Playoff Edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’ve been ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. For the Divisional Round, let’s focus on the eight starters still alive. 1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers: In the last three weeks, the Packers have averaged 35.7 points per game, Rodgers has 12 TD, 0 INT and a 129.2 passer rating. Green Bay 3-0. But if you’d prefer larger sample size...
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Top 5 NFL players from Wild Card Weekend

This weekly segment highlights the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers He carried the Packers passing attack in a lot of ways once Jordy Nelson left with...
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