Adrian Peterson devoting offseason to protecting football

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Adrian Peterson led the NFL in rushing yards, but he also led the league in fumbles. So in order to fix the problem, Peterson is going to focus his offseason on holding onto the football.

Will Saban decide it’s time to fix glaring hole in resume?

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For the fourth time in seven years, Nick Saban has climbed to the top of the college football mountain, but Mike Florio wonders if this is the right time for Saban to make the leap back to the NFL.

Ryan brothers will finally coach on the same sidelines again

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The Bills have announced that Rex Ryan is bringing twin brother Rob Ryan to town to coach the defense. This is the first time in 20 years that the Ryan brothers have coached together.

PFT Live: Jay Feely, Vikings talk with Paul Allen

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The Seahawks advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday with a 10-9 win over the Vikings that would likely have been a 12-10 loss had Blair Walsh hit a 27-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to play.

Walsh hooked it left, however, and we’ll be talking about the ending of the game during Monday’s PFT Live. Former NFL kicker Jay Feely will join Mike Florio to discuss the kick, the hold, the cold weather and anything else that might have contributed to Walsh pushing the kick wide.

Vikings radio play-by-play announcer Paul Allen will be a guest as well to share his thoughts on the loss and where the Vikings will go from here. Florio will also spend plenty of time on the other three games from Wild Card weekend while also taking a look ahead to next weekend.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

ProFootballTalk: Does Washington have the personnel to keep up with Green Bay?

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Mike Florio and Jonathan Vilma discuss whether or not Washington has the kind of personnel to stop Green Bay as others have done in the past and the urgency to win felt by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers secondary.

 

ProFootballTalk: Blitzing early could be the answer to containing Lynch

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In a battle of the running backs between Marshawn Lynch of Seattle and Adrian Peterson of Minnesota the key to containing them will be to blitz early, especially in such harsh weather conditions.

PFT Live: Wild Card picks, injury talk with Mike Ryan

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The playoffs get underway on Saturday afternoon and we’ll be looking ahead to the four Wild Card games during Friday’s edition of PFT Live.

Mike Florio and Michael David Smith will discuss their picks for the games and R.J. Bell of Pregame.com will join the show as well for more analysis of the matchups. NBC sports medicine analyst Mike Ryan will update us on the biggest health issues to keep in mind heading into the weekend and Football Night in America‘s Rodney Harrison will drop by to give his thoughts on the first round.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

ProFootballTalk: Buccaneers fail to adhere to concept of continuity by firing Lovie Smith

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The Buccaneers shockingly fired Lovie Smith after two seasons and Rodney Harrison is struggling to understand why the front office would make the decision after Jameis Winston’s first season.

ProFootballTalk: Vikings’ 38-7 loss to Seahawks could come back to haunt them

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In their last outing the Seahawks trounced the Vikings 38-7 and that could be cause of concern for Minnesota. Seattle should be confident in taking on Minnesota, but their regular season loss rattled the Vikings.

ProFootballTalk: Are Steelers or Texans a better matchup for Peyton Manning?

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Peyton Manning has been named the Broncos’ starting quarterback for the playoffs, which leads Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison to discuss which matchup would be best for Peyton in the divisional round.

What’s next for Tampa Bay Buccaneers after firing Lovie Smith?

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The Buccaneers abruptly fired Lovie Smith presumably with the idea of tabbing offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as the next coach. Through the drama, Mike Florio attempts to make sense of the situation.

Will Calvin Johnson follow in Barry Sanders’ footsteps into early retirement?

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson sent shock waves through the NFL universe when he announced he was considering retiring from the NFL at age 30, but Mike Florio says there may be other factors at play here.