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Tracking the 2017 coaching/G.M. searches

The regular season is over and the coaching carousel is spinning around the league. The Rams, Jaguars and Bills didn’t wait for the end of the season to fire their coaches and the Chargers and 49ers didn’t wait long after the final whistle to do the same. The Broncos job opened up when Gary Kubiak…

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Finger injury began a big decline for Matthew Stafford

Three-fourths of the way through the NFL season, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was often named as a candidate for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. With the Lions backing into the playoffs on the heels of their third consecutive loss, Stafford no longer looks like an MVP. Early in the Lions’ 13th game of the…

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Monday morning one-liners

Sunday’s game likely ended QB EJ Manuel’s time with the Bills. RB Damien Williams‘ fumble was a crushing blow to the Dolphins. Said Patriots TE Martellus Bennett, “I’m kind of getting used to winning now, you know what I’m saying? At first, it’s like, ‘Yeah!’ It’s like the first time having sex. And then your…

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Times, dates set for first two playoff weekends

The NFL’s playoff schedule for the first two weeks has been set. The postseason kicks off next Saturday, Jan. 7 with Oakland at Houston at 4:35 p.m., then Detroit plays at Seattle at 8:15 p.m. Next Sunday, the Steelers host the Dolphins at 1 p.m., and the Packers host the Giants at 4:40 p.m. The…

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Sunday Night wrap-up: Rodgers leads Packers to NFC North title

There are plenty of reasons to be nervous about the Packers. But as long as they have Aaron Rodgers under center, they’re going to have a chance. The Packers left Detroit with a 31-24 win over the Lions and the NFC North title, buying them a home game against the Giants in the playoffs next week.…

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Packers a quarter away from NFC North title, but with concerns

The Packers are hanging onto a 17-14 lead over the Lions for the division crown, but they have concerns on multiple levels at the moment. Cornerback Quinten Rollins was just taken off the field on a cart, after being immobilized by athletic trainers on the field. He landed awkwardly on his neck while diving for…

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Lions take halftime lead with division title on the line

After a slow start, the Lions offense has found life, and could be sending them to a division title. Detroit has taken a 14-10 lead over the Packers just before halftime, with Matthew Stafford hitting Golden Tate with a quick touchdown pass. Between Stafford settling into a rhythm and the Lions keeping things balanced (running back…

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Packers finally get started, take early lead on Lions

It appears that walking onto the field knowing you were making the playoffs has taken a bit of the edge off the Packers and the Lions. The 256th game of the season is a little slow-starting, but the Packers just took a 7-0 lead on Aaron Rodgers‘ touchdown pass to Aaron Ripkowski. The Lions had…

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Half of the 2015 playoff field gets bounced

The twelve-team playoff field is set. The only question is whether the Packers or the Lions will play at home next weekend. Of the 20 teams going home for eight months, six were in the playoffs a year ago. Yes, the NFL once again has realized 50-percent postseason turnover from one year to the next.…

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Kirk Cousins throws late pick, Redskins won’t make playoffs

Kirk Cousins once asked “How you like me now?” On Sunday evening, the answer is that they like him just fine in Green Bay and Detroit. The Packers and Lions will square off on Sunday Night Football with the NFC North title in the balance, but both teams will live to see Wild Card weekend. Cousins…

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Seahawks hold on, look forward to next week

The Seahawks overcame a slow start and hung on late Sunday, beating the 49ers 25-23. Rookie Trevone Boykin finished the game at quarterback for the Seahawks, who knew that the Falcons were in charge of their game and that their playoff spot was cemented. The Seahawks came into the day needing a win and a…

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Randall Cobb not playing Sunday night

The Packers will make their bid for the NFC North title without the help of wide receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb has been declared inactive for Sunday night’s game against the Lions due to the ankle injury that also kept him from playing in Week 16. Cobb was listed as questionable after missing a pair of…

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Mike Zimmer to return in 2017

A bizarre season in Minnesota won’t be ending with a coaching change. Coach Mike Zimmer will return to the Vikings for a fourth season, PFT has confirmed. The 2016 season became a major disappointment for a team that won the NFC North a year ago and nearly beat Seattle in the wild-card round. Amid expectations…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Bills QB EJ Manuel makes his first start of the year on Sunday. Making the case for Dolphins DE Cameron Wake as the Comeback Player of the Year. The Patriots hope for a different Week 17 result against the Dolphins this year. A loss to the Bills in Week 17 last year started the Jets…

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Lions put Theo Riddick on injured reserve

If the Lions are going to the playoffs, they’re doing it with their two best running backs on injured reserve. Theo Riddick has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced today. Riddick joins Ameer Abdullah, who has been on injured reserve since Week Two. When the season opened, Abdullah and Riddick were 1-2 on…

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