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ProFootballTalk: How will Ravens’ banged up secondary slow down Brady?

Even though the Ravens have six defensive backs on injured reserve, Baltimore’s secondary has been getting the job done. Mike Florio explains what they’ll have to do to stop Tom Brady.

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PFT Live: Kenny Stills: Small details proved big difference in 2014

Mike Florio chats with Saints WR Kenny Stills about the Saints’ disappointing season, why he had a better year in 2014 than 2013 and how he thinks the Saints can improve in 2015.

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PFT Live: Saints sticking with Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator

Mike Florio discusses the Saints’ decision to keep Rob Ryan around as defensive coordinator. Florio says Ryan didn’t have a great year in 2014, but that the Saints didn’t have better options to replace him.

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PFT Planet: Will Perry Fewell return to Bears?

Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from NFL fans, including if DC Perry Fewell could return to Chicago after being released by the Giants, if Kyle Shanahan stays with the Browns and where will Ndomaukong Suh end up.

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PFT Live: Ron Rivera, Mike Zimmer, Hakeem Nicks

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The first week of the expanded PFT Live rolls on at noon ET Wednesday with a jam-packed show that will bring you three hours of what you need to know from around the NFL.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a few days he won’t soon forget as he led his team to a victory over the Cardinals on Saturday and then escaped a house fire early Monday morning. Thankfully, Rivera and his family emerged unscathed and he’ll join Mike Florio to discuss all that’s going on in his world before he heads to Seattle for a matchup with the Seahawks.

Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks also has a playoff game to play this weekend and will drop by the program to talk about his preparations for facing the Broncos. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills and Rich Tandler of CSN Washington are also slated to join Florio during the show.

You can listen to the whole thing on NBC Sports Radio through this link, your local affiliate or the NBC Sports Radio app and we’ll also be simulcasting the first hour of the show right here. We also invite you to call 855-323-4NBC during the show or drop us an email to let us know what’s on your mind.

 

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PFT: Will Denver continue to lean on C.J. Anderson?

The PFT crew examines the matchup between the Colts and the Broncos, discussing whether or not Denver will continue to follow their recent game plan of emphasizing the rushing attack with C.J. Anderson.

 

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PFT: Tony Romo still lacking defining road playoff win

Even with last week’s win over the Lions, the PFT crew explains that Tony Romo is not out of the woods yet and needs to take the next step by finally making it past the divisional round of the playoffs.

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PFT: Rex Ryan, Atlanta Falcons continue coaching talks

Mike Florio provides an update on Rex Ryan’s ongoing interview with the Atlanta Falcons, explaining that the extended talks could mean Ryan is emerging as one of Atlanta’s top candidates.

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PFT Live: What backlash could Stan Kroenke face after L.A. announcement?

Mike Florio discusses the possible repercussions of Stan Kroenke’s decision to build a stadium in LA “with or without the NFL’s blessing.”

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PFT Live: Tony Sparano shouldn’t be overlooked by Raiders

CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair discusses Oakland’s search for a head coach, including why interim head coach Tony Sparano shouldn’t be overlooked and why there has been no interview scheduled with Rex Ryan.

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PFT Live: Le’Veon Bell, Mohamed Sanu

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The new three-hour PFT Live got off to a rousing start on Monday and we don’t plan on slowing down at all on Tuesday.

Mike Florio will be back on NBC Sports Radio for the entire show, which starts at noon ET and which you can listen to by clicking right here. The first hour will also be simulcast online and you can watch it all right here.

Florio will welcome several NFL players as guests on Tuesday, including Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell’s knee injury kept him off the field against the Ravens last Saturday night and we’ll find out if he thinks the result would have been different if he was on the field. Bell’s already said that he’s planning on playing in the Pro Bowl and we’ll find out what else he’ll be up to now that the Steelers season has come to an end.

Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was also eliminated from the playoffs last weekend and we’ll ask him what needs to happen for the Bengals to make it a bit deeper into the postseason next time around. We’ll also check in on a couple of coaching searches as Tim Graham of the Buffalo News and Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area drop in to fill us in on the latest developments with the Bills and Raiders.

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PFT: Lack of explanation of non-call was most egregious error

Mike Florio and the PFT crew discuss the controversial non-call that went in Dallas’ favor, taking a look at the surrounding elements and the comments from Dean Blandino, the VP of officiating.

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PFT: Ravens defensive line will be key against New England

Kevin Gilbride takes a closer look at the Ravens-Patriots matchup, explaining how Baltimore’s defensive line has the ability to shut down the running game, which could then stifle New England’s offense.

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John Elway: Bye week gave us chance to get healthy

PFT Live: John Elway joins Mike Florio to discuss Denver’s upcoming matchup with the Colts, how Peyton Manning’s 2014 season compares to last year and which quarterback in the game today reminds him the most of himself.

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PFT Live: Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build stadium in L.A.

Mike Florio discusses the announcement of St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles, presumably in preparation for the relocation of the Rams.

 

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