playoff projections

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Seth Dunlap
September 03, 2019 - 7:34 pm
A couple of clicks into any sports website this time of year and you’ll find what that platform describes as the definitive ‘power rankings’ of every NFL team. They’re inescapable, and everybody from ESPN to a place appropriately called Football Absurdity will have them. That process of ranking all...
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Seth Dunlap
December 11, 2018 - 6:27 pm
The final three weeks of the NFL season are upon us which means the return of bruising divisional matchups with some inter-conference intrigue littered in. The first round byes in each conference are basically wrapped up, with only the Texans-Patriots battle for the #2 seed in the AFC remaining...
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Seth Dunlap
November 27, 2018 - 8:02 pm
As the final month of the season approaches, the playoff races are, expectedly, heating up. Only the division battles in the NFC West, NFC South, and AFC East are truly forgone conclusions. The five other divisions likely won’t be settled until Christmas approaches, or after. The jockeying for Wild...
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Aug 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) works against Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Darrell Williams (63) during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Seth Dunlap
October 30, 2018 - 7:57 pm
There aren’t any “dog days” of the NFL season. No, instead we get a November cornucopia of division grudge-matches, battles for conference supremacy, and possible Super Bowl previews. That begins this week with perhaps the game-of-the-year in the league between NFC heavyweights Los Angeles and New...
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Sep 29, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium.
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Seth Dunlap
October 03, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Every week of the college football season I update this list of possible College Football Playoff participants -- or, more aptly, College Football Playoff invitees. College football's postseason is the most flawed of any major American sport, but it's the system we live with. Unlike other sports...
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