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Seattle Seahawks
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Mark Menard
December 17, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Eight teams are in the playoffs. Three division titles have been claimed. Four spots and five division crowns remain out there for the taking, along with first-round byes and home-field advantage. With two weekends left in the regular season, let’s break down the playoff picture: NFC NORTH 1) Green...
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Jimmy Garoppolo
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Mark Menard
December 10, 2019 - 7:56 pm
With three games left, races are tightening, pretenders are getting sent packing, and the true championship threats are starting to emerge. Let’s break down the playoff picture: NFC NORTH 1) Green Bay (10-3) | 2) Minnesota (9-4) | 3) Chicago (7-6) OUT: Detroit (3-9-1) All three teams remaining in...
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Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints
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Mark Menard
December 03, 2019 - 7:35 pm
One division and both conferences have new leaders after a wild Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s break down the playoff picture: NFC NORTH 1) Green Bay (9-3) | 2) Minnesota (8-4) | 3) Chicago (6-6) OUT: Detroit (3-8-1) On the heels of last week’s beatdown by the Niners, Green Bay only needed a trip to...
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Houston Texans
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Mark Menard
November 26, 2019 - 6:52 pm
Thanksgiving week is upon us, and as many as three teams could end the weekend grateful for 2019 postseason tickets. Let’s break down the playoff picture: NFC NORTH 1) Green Bay (8-3) | 2) Minnesota (8-3) | 3) Chicago (5-6) | 4) Detroit (3-7-1) The Packers had no answers Sunday night against the...
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Mark Menard
December 21, 2018 - 10:35 am
AFC North WEEK 15 RESULTS 1) Pittsburgh ended their skid with a win against New England. 2) Baltimore beat Tampa Bay. 3) Cleveland beat Denver. 4) Cincinnati beat Oakland. STANDINGS #1 Pittsburgh (8-5-1), #2 Baltimore (8-6), #3 Cleveland (6-7-1), #4 Cincinnati (6-8) Everyone in the AFC North took...
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Mark Menard
December 12, 2018 - 3:27 pm
AFC North WEEK 14 RESULTS 1) Pittsburgh somehow lost to Oakland. 2) Baltimore got nipped in overtime by Kansas City. 3) Cleveland beat Carolina. 4) Cincinnati fell to the LA Chargers. STANDINGS #1 Pittsburgh (7-5-1), #2 Baltimore (7-6), #3 Cleveland (5-7-1), #4 Cincinnati (5-8) When was the last...
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Mark Menard
December 04, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NFC North WEEK 13 RESULTS 1) Chicago got shocked in overtime by the NY Giants. 2) Minnesota lost to New England. 3) Green Bay lost a stunner to Arizona, leading to the firing of 13-year coach Mike McCarthy. 4) Detroit got beat by the LA Rams. STANDINGS #1 Chicago (8-4), #2 Minnesota (6-5-1), #3...
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Mark Menard
November 27, 2018 - 1:53 pm
AFC North WEEK 12 RESULTS 4) Cleveland helped in-state rival 3) Cincinnati continue their freefall down the rankings with their first road win in three years. 1) Pittsburgh got stunned on the road by Denver. 2) Baltimore doubled up Oakland. STANDINGS #1 Pittsburgh (7-3-1), #2 Baltimore (6-5), #3...
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Mark Menard
November 20, 2018 - 2:12 pm
AFC North WEEK 11 RESULTS 2) Baltimore got what could prove to be a crucial divisional win over 3) Cincinnati to even up the season series at 1-1. 1) Pittsburgh reeled off 20 straight points to rally past Jacksonville. 4) Cleveland sat out on their bye week. STANDINGS #1 Pittsburgh (7-2-1), #2...
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Mark Menard
November 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NFC North WEEK 10 RESULTS 1) Chicago overwhelmed 4) Detroit. 3) Green Bay easily handled Miami. 2) Minnesota sat idle on a bye week. STANDINGS #1 Chicago (6-3), #2 Minnesota (5-3-1), #3 Green Bay (4-4-1), #4 Detroit (3-6) By getting a win while the Vikings sat at home, the Bears gained a half-game...
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