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Baltimore Ravens
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While the Saints saw their season come to an end last Sunday, the NFL playoffs roll on this weekend with the Divisional Round. On the AFC side, the top-seed Baltimore Ravens host the upset-minded #6 Tennessee Titans, and the #2 Kansas City Chiefs welcome the #4 Houston Texans into Arrowhead Stadium...
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in overtime of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
January 05, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Fans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome were upset with what appeared to be a no-call of offensive pass interference after Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph appeared to push Saints cornerback P.J. Williams ahead of Minnesota’s game-winning score, a four-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins. The...
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Kirk Cousins
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Mark Menard
January 05, 2020 - 8:03 am
While running back Dalvin Cook is no doubt the Vikings' top weapon, the voice of the Saints Zach Strief cautions that the Black and Gold can't overlook Minnesota's quarterback, even if he's had some off games lately, when they play host to the Vikings today in playoff action. "It's easy to say Kirk...
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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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Playoff Picture Week 12
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Mark Menard
November 21, 2019 - 7:35 pm
History was made this week with one of the fastest mathematical eliminations from the playoff picture in NFL history. Other teams already have one of their two paths to the postseason closed off until next season. And while no one can clinch a playoff spot this week, it may be getting close to that...
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Mark Menard
November 13, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Now that we’ve finally reached double-digits when counting the weeks of the NFL season, it’s time to start breaking down the weekly playoff picture. The division leaders haven’t had much flux in recent weeks, but a surprise contender leapt into the wild card race this week as Pittsburgh has ridden...
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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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