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NFL Playoff Schedule following Week 17

Getty Images Now that Week 17 is over we finally now who is in the NFL playoffs and their seeding. Below you can find the seeding of all six playoff teams and who they will be playing. Sometime soon the networks will release a schedule of who will be playing who next weekend. AFC Playoff Bracket: 6. Baltimore Ravens — Wild Card #2 3. Winner of Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh...
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Jim Harbaugh fired by 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers returned to the NFC Championship game and posted a 44-19-1 record under Jim Harbaugh. On Sunday he was fired. Ok maybe not fired – the 49ers are calling it “a mutual agreement to part ways.” Sure. He was fired. Kicked out by a front office which opted to side with general manager Trent Baalke. Sure Harbaugh’s personality may not be the most flowery...
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Dan Uggla played with concussion last season

getty images Dan Uggla played with an undetected concussion last season while splitting time between the Braves and Giants. Fans of the Braves surely are rolling their eyes at hearing this after Uggla finished last season with a .149/.229/.213 line. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the concussion “was confirmed by doctors this offseason.” Uggla singed a minor league...
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DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant set Cowboy records in win over Redskins

For much of the season it appeared Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was a threat for a 2,000 yard season. He finished a little below that number with 1,866 yards but still managed to top Emmitt Smith for the Cowboys single season record. Murray was not the only member of the Cowboys to have a record setting day. Wide receiver Dez Bryant also set a Cowboys record with his 16th...
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Eric Decker takes shot to groin, wife Jessie James shows concern

Getty Images Eric Decker finally had a big game. Was it a healed hamstring or a Dolphins defense which simply had given up? Decker came to life catching 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown in the Jets’ 37-24 win over the Dolphins. Still one of those catches left Decker’s wife Jessie James with some concern. Decker took a shot to the groin on his eighth reception leaving...
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Mike Wallace gets benched, Dolphins lose finale to Jets

The Dolphins lost on Sunday in what could be the last game for head coach Joe Philbin. While he started the game wide receiver Mike Wallace was noticeably absent on the stat sheet and was spotted on the bench in the third quarter. Wallace never returned to the field and later NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported Wallace was benched for “attitude problems.” With Bill Lazor...
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John Cena’s Facebook account gets hacked (Photo)

John Cena is popular with over 35 million likes but someone hacked his Facebook account. It appears the hacker had no idea what to do once they logged into the account. They posted a photo of a shirtless old man smoking a cigarette and a few other random things. It appears the hacker/s had no idea what to do. Hey whatever floats your boat.
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Browns owner threatens to cut Gordon and Manziel

Saying and doing are often different in the NFL. That is why one should not rush to a conclusion upon comments made by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. Haslam told reporters following the Browns season ending loss that “We’re not going to tolerate people who are irresponsible no matter what round they’re drafted in. …” Those comments were clearly directed into the direction...
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Charlie Whitehurst plays poorly in season finale

If there was one thing to take away from the Titans this season it was poor quarterback play. Charlie Whitehurst got the start in Sunday’s game but performed poorly again completing just 12-of-28 passes for 72 yards with one touchdown. Signed to be the backup of Jake Locker in the offseason, Whitehurst found a way to get into seven games producing six losses proving why he has...
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Matt Forte sets running back receptions record

Matt Forte had at-least a reason to smile following loss to the Vikings. The loss dropped the Bears to 5-11 on the season which results in a last place finish in the NFC North. Forte went over the 1,000 yard mark early in the game and later tallied eight receptions for 23 yards to set a new mar for receptions out of the backfield. Long known as one of the NFL’s better receiving...
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Vincent Jackson suffers groin injury, doubtful to return against Saints

Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson left Sunday’s game against the Saints with a groin injury and is doubtful to return. That will finish out the season of Jackson who had one catch for 11 yards in the game. He finishes the season with 70 receptions for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns. He has cleared 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Buccaneers. Jackson is set...
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Broncos going for win, Patriots to rest starters

Getty Images The Patriots will start Tom Brady but many of their skill players will be on the bench in Sunday’s game against the Bills. With the No. 1 seed and home field advantage locked up though the playoffs the Patriots are playing it safe. And even though Brady will start it is widely known that Jimmy Garoppolo will see some action in the game as well. Brady may only play...
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Patriots without Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman for regular season finale

The Patriots are playing only those who are 100-percent healthy as the close out the regular season against the Buffalo Bills. That means that wide receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowsi will be sittingon the bench in a meaningless game against the Bills. With home field advantage locked up thoughout the playoffs the Patriots are playing the avoid injury game. Other...
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Week 17 Inactives: Colts, Titans, Dolphins, Jets

The Titans and Colts will play on Sunday in what is a meaningless game for both teams. The Titans are headed towards a high draft pick even if they claim they will not use it on a quarterback. The Colts on the other hand gave up last week against the Cowboys and now are headed towards a first round game meaning they simply want to avoid injury in this one. Titans inactives: LT Taylor...
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Johnny Manziel’s Friday night party is what landed Josh Gordon in trouble, Justin Gilbert too

At-least Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon are spending time together. Too bad it is not on the football field. On Friday night Manziel held a big party that resulted in him showing up late to the Browns facility for treatment on his hamstring reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This comes just days after he told reporters that he needed to grow up and attempted to take responsibility...
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Titans reportedly content with Zach Mettenberger at quarterback

The Tennessee Titans may choose to use their high draft pick on a position outside of quarterback. Appearing on ESPN’s Sunday Countdown, Chris Mortensen reported that the Titans are “content with Zach Mettenberger.” Content with is never an ideal term for a team’s leading signal caller so we have to take this report for what it is, team speak ahead of Week 17. Surely the...
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Browns to start Terrance West at running back

Still trying to figure out the backfield for the Browns? It is Week 17 and now it look like the Browns will give Terrance West the start in the season ending game against the Ravens. West did not have a carry last week due to poor practice habits and was held to just five the week before. Now he gets the full go in this one pushing Isaiah Crowell to the side. The Browns are doomed...
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Mike Shanahan could become an option to coach Bears

Mike Shanahan’s run in Washington did not work out. Shanahan was paid to sit at home this year after the Redskins front office pushed him out following a disastrous season with Robert Griffin in 2013. The problems for Griffin did not end once Shanahan left but alas that is fodder for another story. Now Shanahan could quickly reemerge as the head coach of the Bears working with...
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Falcons: Julio Jones in, Steven Jackson out for finale against Panthers

Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers for the NFC South division title on Sunday. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned a week ago to lead the team in receiving and it looks like he will have the chance to do that again this week in this all important match-up. Jones (oblique) will play in Week 17. In fact NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that...
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NFL Week 17 Playoff scenarios

While numerous teams enter the week with playoff spots guaranteed, only one team has absolutely nothing to play for. The New England Patriots have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC and will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs regardless of what happens in Sunday’s game against the Bills. There are numerous scenarios which could unfold on Sunday but only a few...
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Dodgers sign Chin-hui Tsao, to announce Brett Anderson signing on Monday

The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to adding two pitchers to their organization.  For weeks the Dodgers have held off on announcing a signing of Brett Anderson, now they could also be signing Chin-hui Tsao reports the LA Times. Anderson is expected to receive $10 million next season with another $4 million coming in the form of incentives. The 26-year-old is a sizable risk at this...
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San Francisco needs Jim Harbaugh to accept Michigan offer to save face

Face it. Jim Harbaugh is not returning to the 49ers. It is one of the worst kept secrets across the NFL. The former quarterback has led the 49ers to a 43-19-1 record since the start of the 2011 season. He led them to three straight NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance all while reports circulated that he was not getting along with the front office. Now that defenses...
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Jeff Driskel considering transfer to Duke

While many college football players go to the NFL right away, some seem to linger around for a long time. That seems to be the case for deposed Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel’s playing days at Florida are over with. The backlash against him is far and wide. With freshman Treon Harris taking over midway though the season and Wil Muschamp out as the Gators head...
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Rolando McClain will not play Sunday against Redskins

The Cowboys will not have linebacker Rolando McClain for their season finale against the Redskins. McClain, 25, has seen a career resurgence since joining the Cowboys but he did not travel with the club to Washington. The Cowboys have locked up the third seed in the NFC and will host a playoff game next week – unless things get crazy and they somehow get a bye. McClain is dealing...
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Browns suspend Josh Gordon for season finale

The lost 2014 season for Browns receiver Josh Gordon continues. A season after leading the NFL in receiving yards Gordon has made more headlines for being away from the team then he has when on the field. Gordon will miss the Browns season finale against the Ravens after he violated team rules. He has been placed on the reserve/suspended list while Phil Bates has been promoted from...
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