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Packers LB Julius Peppers ‘unsure’ about his NFL future

Following the Green Bay Packers’ emotional and heartbreaking 26-20 overtime loss against the Arizona Cardinals last night, Julius Peppers has been left with many questions. He has to make a decision about whether he will play another season, which is not an easy decision to make with that kind of emotion. Peppers was asked about his future in an interview and it was obvious that...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC championship game: What you need to know about Cardinals at Panthers

We’re down to the final four in the NFL. Here’s a first look at the 2016 NFC championship game, which features the top-seeded Carolina Panthers (15-1) and the No. 2-seeded Arizona Cardinals (13-3), who will meet in Charlotte Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET. On paper, these are the two best teams in football: Nobody else in the NFL won more than 12 regular-season games, and they ranked...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews wants NFL to change OT rules

Following the Green Bay Packers’ 26-20 overtime loss at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoffs Saturday night, linebacker Clay Matthews showed his frustration with the current NFL overtime rules. Arizona scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime to win the football game. Matthews is in favor of changing the NFL rules to what college football...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: I don't know what a catch is anymore

There has been a lot of debate thrown around throughout the 2015 NFL season about what a catch is and isn’t with the new rules. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was involved in one of the biggest drama-filled situations about the catch rule last season in the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys. Dez Bryant seemed to catch a huge pass in the fourth quarter, but the referees...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Larry Fitzgerald catches 75 yd pass and TD pass in OT win

Have a day Larry Fitzgerald! After a phenomenal comeback by Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, Fitzgerald and the Cards took care of business in OT. Fitzgerald finished the game with 8 receptions for 176 yards and 1 TD and the Cards have advanced. Here are Fitzgerald’s two huge OT plays that led the Cards to victory…. Larry Fitzgerald! #GBvsAZ https://t.co/RINHz5anM4 — Kevin Causey...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Aaron Rodgers heaves 41 yard TD at the buzzer

Oh My is just about all you can about this one. One of the great plays in NFL Playoff history…. Aaron Rodgers, OH MY! #GBvsAZ https://t.co/rpXxI5sTvJ — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 17, 2016
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Watch: Aaron Rodgers complete 60 yd pass on 4th and 20

4th and 20? No problem for Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers…. 4th and 20? No problem #GBvsAZ https://t.co/j2fnIvUujv — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 17, 2016
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Watch: Michael Floyd catches deflected pass for go-ahead TD

Michael Floyd was in the right place at the right time and he had the awareness to snatch this pass out of the air to give the Cardinals the lead…. Michael Floyd catches deflected pass for go ahead TD #GBvsAZ https://t.co/RqSb2cgZDE — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 17, 2016
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Watch: Eddie Lacy hits spin move, rumbles for 61 yard gain

Lacy looked like he was stopped on this play but he spun his way out of trouble and rumbled down inside the Cardinals 10 yard line…. Rumble, Lacy, rumble. Eddie Lacy rips off a
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Watch: Michael Floyd drags toe in back of end zone for TD

Great catch and concentration by Michael Floyd to get both feet down for the score… Michael Floyd drags toe in back of end zone for TD #GBvsAZ https://t.co/Y0saX1El7l — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) January 17, 2016
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10 years ago today, Ben Roethlisberger tackled Nick Harper to save a Super Bowl season

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks are both two wins away from forcing a rematch of Super Bowl XL. But that matchup might never have happened if not for a wild play that changed the course of NFL history. That play took place exactly 10 years ago today. So much went into it, so let’s summarize. The game: 2005 divisional playoffs, sixth-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers at the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 16 potential Super Bowl 50 matchups

Nine of the 16 potential Super Bowl matchups would be rematches of past Super Bowls. And if the Green Bay Packers win their next two games, we’ll automatically have a championship rematch. Here’s how we rank all of the potential grand finales. 1. Patriots vs. Seahawks (XLIX rematch): How awesome would it be to have Tom Brady chase that fifth Super Bowl in a rematch of that last...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Examining key matchups for all four divisional playoff games

After four road playoff wins on Wild Card weekend, it’s safe to assume anything can happen in these crazy playoff games. That said, it’s also fairly safe to assume the home teams will have a better showing this weekend. With so much on the line, it’s important for these teams to identify any matchup advantages they can exploit and keep going back to the proverbial well until...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis ready to step up

The Green Bay Packers are set to face the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoffs. It is expected to be a game that the Cardinals dominate, but the Packers have other ideas. They seemed to find some of their offense against the Redskins last week, but news has come out that wide receiver Davante Adams will likely miss the game due to a knee injury that...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks are primed to make another Super Bowl run

Only two teams in NFL history have gone to three consecutive Super Bowls. The Seattle Seahawks may have the right ingredients to become the third. Not only do I like Seattle to upset the 15-1 Carolina Panthers on the road in the divisional playoffs, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them keep rolling right into Super Bowl 50. Here’s why. 1. Russell Wilson is the hottest quarterback...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking the head coaches still alive entering divisional round

8. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers The Packers fan base has been highly critical of McCarthy. This may be rooted in them being spoiled by great success over the years and panicking in the face of defeat, but nonetheless, his job has been called for. Realistically, McCarthy will not and should not lose his job. He is the most lackluster coach left in the playoffs, though. His handling...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Life is harder for road teams in the divisional playoffs, but that’s changing

For the first time in NFL history, all four road teams won on wild-card weekend to kick-off the 2015 NFL playoffs. But can the Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks and Packers keep rolling? The broad numbers indicate that those teams will have a much tougher time making history again in the divisional round. Since the league adopted its current playoff format in 1990, home teams have a .625...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The many goats from wild-card weekend

This weekend in the NFL, failure trumped success. Yes, four teams won and four teams lost, but this was a weekend about finding ways to lose instead of the opposite. Here’s a look at the goats from the wildest wild-card weekend we’ve had in years. 1. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings: It’s simple, Walsh is one of the biggest goats in NFL history. Dating back 22 years, kickers...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild Card Weekend by the numbers

Something strange happened during Wild Card Weekend beyond just Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones losing his mind, and Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missing a gimmie putt that will haunt him until the end of his time on Earth. The strangeness I’m referring to is simple, yet historic. Four road teams won, marking the first time a four-game playoff weekend was swept...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Previewing Seahawks-Panthers, Steelers-Broncos

We’re down to the elite eight in the NFL. Here’s an initial breakdown of the two Sunday divisional round matchups that will reduce that will get us to the final four… (6) Seattle Seahawks at (1) Carolina Panthers: 1:05 p.m. ET on FOX Seattle’s Super Bowl destiny?: At this point, opponents have to wonder if the Seahawks simply have the football gods to compete with whenever...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Previewing Chiefs-Patriots, Packers-Cardinals

We’re down to the elite eight in the NFL. Here’s an initial breakdown of the two Saturday divisional round matchups that will reduce that number to six… (5) Kansas City Chiefs at (2) New England Patriots: 4:35 p.m. ET on CBS Does momentum matter?: Because if it does, the Pats are of course in trouble. The Chiefs haven’t lost since mid-October and are coming off one of the...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on Vikings’ loss: ‘I hold myself responsible’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings suffered a crushing loss against the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. They lost the game by a final score of 10-9, with Blair Walsh missing a 27-yard field goal that would have won the game in the closing seconds. Despite the missed field goal, Peterson talked to the media and said that he holds...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan will join Rex Ryan on Buffalo Bills’ coaching staff

The Buffalo Bills are coming off of a disappointing 8-8 season in which they missed the NFL Playoffs. Heading into the 2015 season, Buffalo was widely expected to be a team that should make the playoffs with the talent that they had put together. Rex Ryan wasn’t happy with his first season as the Bills’ head coach and is already making a few changes to the defensive coaching...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Wild card weekend in stupid, feat. poor timeout usage

In the playoffs, every decision becomes enhanced. That includes the stupid ones, which is why it’s easy to keep providing readers with This weekend in NFL stupid despite the lower quantity of games. This week’s winner is obvious. Congratulations, Bill O’Brien! In Houston, stupid and cute were the same thing Poor O’Brien lost his first playoff game as a head coach in embarrassing...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll on Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch status: ‘I don’t know’

The Seattle Seahawks were able to come away with a 10-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on the road in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. It wasn’t a pretty game and it took a lot of luck for the Seahawks to get the job done. Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Vikings. Pete Carroll has to be thankful for the win, but will need a lot...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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