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Vikings Fans React To Hiring Of Mike Zimmer

When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.

01/15/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 10: Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers looks up field during a third quarter run while playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Packers’ Lacy Replaces Adrian Peterson In Pro Bowl

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will replace Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl later this month. The Minnesota Vikings running back can’t participate because of an injury. Lacy set franchise rookie records this season for rushing yards (1,178), rushing touchdowns (11) and rushing attempts (284).

01/15/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks runs out of the tunnel with the 12th Man flag before taking on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Three Keys To A Seattle Seahawks NFC Title

Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?

01/15/2014

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 14: Sherri Adams, of Arvada, Colorado enters the staduim as the San Diego Chargers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Adams hat has tickets displayed from 35 years of being a Broncos season ticket holder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos Advise Fans To Purchase ‘Real’ Championship Game Tickets

For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.

01/15/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Seattle Seahawks fans hold up 12th Man signs as the Seahawks take on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Restriction Of Ticket Sales Only Gives 49er Fans Another Reason To Dislike Seattle

The news of the Seahawks restricting sales to this Sundays games to certain zip code has been met with mixed results. While some might not like it, it’s legal, and more importantly will not give Seattle’s any additional advantage. The only thing this move really does is add to the 49er fan base’s hatred of their division rival.

01/15/2014

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AFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots Vs. Denver Broncos

The Patriots come into the AFC Championship after dominating the Colts with their running game. However, don’t think for a second that Tom Brady is going to dial it down against the Broncos.

01/15/2014

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NFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: San Francisco 49ers Vs. Seattle Seahawks

The 49ers won their eighth straight game in impressive fashion, handling the powerful Carolina Panthers 23-10.

01/15/2014

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AFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning

Veterans Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will go head-to-head for the 15th time overall and fourth time in the playoffs.

01/14/2014

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NFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Colin Kaepernick Vs. Russell Wilson

These two young, dual-threat signal callers go head-to-head on Sunday.

01/14/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against cornerback Carlos Rogers #22 and linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Vs. 49ers: Rubber Match For A Trip To Super Bowl XLVIII

With both San Francisco and Seattle winning their respective NFC Divisional Round games, the NFC will be sending a member of the West to the Super Bowl, but which team will it be?

01/14/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks gets caught by linebackers Patrick Willis #52 and NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers after a gain of six yards early in the first quarter on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat Seattle

When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.

01/14/2014

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers reacts in the second half against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chargers Close Door On Solid Season, Set Sights On AFC West In 2014

While their record may not show it, the San Diego Chargers turned in a rather solid season when you take a look back at the 2013-14 campaign.

01/14/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a touchdown pass to Steve Smith #89 in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A Look Back At An Impressive 2013 For Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers really weren’t even expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but they surpassed all expectations and then some. Unfortunately, a team they got the better of during the regular season got the better of them in the playoffs.

01/14/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship Game

Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.

01/14/2014

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Monday Morning Quarterback: The Good, The Bad From The Divisional Round

The pressure is squarely on Peyton Manning in the NFL postseason, as he will be held responsible if the Broncos don’t win the Super Bowl.

01/13/2014

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