Friday, January 19, 2018

Adam Greene

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NFC Divisional Round Match Up: Saints at Vikings

Sunday's NFL Divisional Round wraps up with what, on paper, looks like the best game of the slate. The NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints (12-5) travel to U.S. Bank Stadium to face off against the NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings (13-3).

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AFC Divisional Round Match Up: Jaguars at Steelers

An AFC rematch opens up our Sunday of Divisional Playoff pairings when the Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) return to the scene of their best performance of the season when they face off against the AFC North Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) at Heinz Field.

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AFC Divisional Round Match Up: Titans at Patriots

Oh, dear God. This is happening and there's no way we can stop it. Mike Mularkey is bringing the Tennessee Titans (10-7) into Gillette Stadium Saturday night to face off against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots (13-3), led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

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NFC Divisional Round Match Up: Falcons at Eagles

Our final Saturday of football opens with the NFC Divisional round contest pitting the 2016-17 NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the home-standing Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Defending Jon Gruden And His Monster Deal

"Is he worth it?" That's the question that's been asked countless times on talk radio, the blogosphere and in articles just like this one since it became clear that Jon Gruden would be named the next Oakland Raiders head coach and details of his 10-year, $100 million contract were released. 

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Cubs’ Vosler Still Has Work to do in Double-A

Jason Vosler closed out the 2017 Double-A season pretty much the way started it. In between, the Chicago Cubs minor league third baseman put himself on the fast track and, even with the late-season swoon at the plate, still got an invite to the Arizona Fall League.

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Wrap Up

Any hopes of a perfect NFL postseason (or even near-perfect like I had with a 10-1 roll back in 2015) was dashed on Saturday when I not only dropped both games straight up, but also against the spread. The good news is, at least for me, everybody else dropped the same games. The bad news is it put me in triple digit losses straight up for the third consecutive season. 

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Los Angeles Rams Postmortem

I can’t say I was surprised at all to see the Los Angeles Rams fall 26-13 to the Atlanta Falcons in their Wild Card game Saturday. The Rams were favored and rightly so and pretty much everybody picked them to win. In fact, according to NFL Pickwatch, the Rams were selected by 76 percent of all NFL prognosticators.

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Kansas City Chiefs Postmortem

With the Kansas City Chiefs’ season wrapping up unexpectedly a week early, now is the best possible time to look at what lies ahead. The Chiefs finished the season officially 10-7 with a 22-21 choke job loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, at Arrowhead, in front of a capacity crowd of their own fans.

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Jay Gruden Should Worry About Himself

This week Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder made the confounding choice to retain Jay Gruden as his head coach. Less than two days later, Gruden opened his big, fat mouth hole and showed exactly why that was a mistake.

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