Seth Dunlap

Dec 2, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) prepares to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum.
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Seth Dunlap
December 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm
As the NFL season races towards its finish, so does the battle for the league's MVP award. Two candidates have raced ahead of the pack for months now and both continue to be clear front runners to win the award. Saints quarterback Drew Brees battles with Chiefs phenom Patrick Mahomes in one of the...
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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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Seth Dunlap
November 20, 2018 - 7:20 pm
NFL Power 12 rankings – Week 12: Offensive Takeover As detailed in my column earlier, the NFL is entering an unprecedented era of offensive firepower and ingenuity. It’s made the league incredibly compelling to watch, especially when a two of the NFL’s offensive juggernauts do battle, as the Chiefs...
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Seth Dunlap
November 13, 2018 - 7:13 pm
The top tier of the NFL’s hierarchy has been pretty well defined for the past month or so. The Saints, Rams, Chiefs, and Patriots are prohibitive favorites in their respective conferences and that’s unlikely to change over the final seven weeks of the season. While some teams are trying to enter...
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Seth Dunlap
November 08, 2018 - 8:08 pm
November could be the most critical month on any NFL calendar. The late season divisional games in December get more publicity, but often it’s the games of the preceding month that hold more importance. The reason for this is simple – head-to-head playoff tiebreakers are often determined in these...
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Seth Dunlap
November 07, 2018 - 8:01 pm
While the NFL playoff picture has solidified a bit the past few weeks, there was still a bit of uncertainty at the top of each conference heading into last weekend. In the NFC the Los Angeles Rams were undefeated, but they had barely escaped potential losses multiple times over the past month. The...
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Seth Dunlap
November 04, 2018 - 8:22 pm
The NFL season is playground for the 32 teams that do battle over 256 regular season games. Usually, it's the bullies who dominante that playground. Today, the Saints became the league's new bully in a 45-35 gut-punching of the previously-undefeated Los Angeles Rams. It wasn't always pretty -- the...
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Seth Dunlap
November 04, 2018 - 7:11 pm
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas helped seal the team's 45-35 victory over the Rams with a 72 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The long touchdown grab wasn't what people were buzzing about afterwards, however, as Thomas then he channeled one of the most famous, or infamous...
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Seth Dunlap
November 01, 2018 - 8:07 pm
We live in a world surrounded by social media influencers, self-aggrandizing dating apps, and a general obsession with personal fame. The individual has become more important than the team . It’s no different in our sports culture. LeBron vs. MJ gets more attention than Cavs-Warriors. Headlines...
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October 31, 2018 - 7:30 pm
It's Halloween night and by now most of the little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins have started their annual quest in search of candy treasures. This week is also filled with delights for Louisiana sports fans, who get treated to the biggest college and pro football games of the year in the span of 24...
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