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Top 5 Sports Callers Of The Week: March 9th To March 13th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

03/16/2015

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Bengals Need To Win Sunday To Shed “Playoff Losers” Label

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.

12/31/2014

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What The Ben Tate Signing Can Do For The Steelers

On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.

12/31/2014

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Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching Position

New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.

12/29/2014

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CBS Sports’ Dan Fouts Talks Houston Texans Vs. Indianapolis Colts

A late divisional battle could see the Indianapolis Colts take the AFC South crown with two games still left to go, but the Houston Texans are fighting for a playoff spot and still need the win badly. Dan Fouts of CBS Sports took the time to talk on the big AFC match-up and what it means to both teams.

12/13/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5 People In The Right (Or Wrong) Place At The Right Time During NFL Week 9

From players to referees to fans, everyone is getting in on the Week 9 action…but maybe not in the way they imagined. Here’s 5 people who were in the right (or wrong) place at the right time…

11/02/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Face Washington Squad Coming Off Monday Game

The Minnesota Vikings face the Washington Redskins Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 9 of the NFL season. The Vikings are coming off an overtime victory while the Redskins won on Monday over the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins offense has struggled and the defense has allowed very little yards, but a lot of points.

10/28/2014

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Opponent Profile: Minnesota Vikings Need To Rebound Against The Buffalo Bills

The Minnesota Vikings have another opportunity to bounce back this week against the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings have put together back-to-back embarrassing performances while the Bills have been inconsistent from week to week. The Bills offense has struggled this season, but a change at quarterback has been a little lift. The Bills defense is great against the run and below average against the the pass.

10/14/2014

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles away from J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Five Things: Colts Vs. Texans Thursday Night Roundup

The Colts went up 24-0 in the first quarter this Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup. Could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it.

10/10/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Andrew Luck, Arian Foster And Reggie Wayne

Colts-Texans could come down to a last-second field goal, and it appears to be an excellent week to play perhaps the greatest placekicker in NFL history in the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri.

10/09/2014

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans walks across the field prior to the start of their game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Indianapolis Colts At Houston Texans

Could this be it-the first competitive Thursday night game of the 2014 NFL season? The Colts visit Houston as just a three-point favorite, and both teams are 3-2, so at the risk of being the Mary Swanson to your Lloyd Christmas, I’m saying there’s a chance.

10/08/2014

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CBS Sports Chris Simms Talks Colts Vs. Texans On Thursday Night Football

The Houston Texans are looking better in 2014 and the Indianapolis Colts have turned things around after a slow start to the year. Former NFL quarterback and CBS analyst Chris Simms took time to talk to me about the upcoming AFC South battle on Thursday Night Football, and he had some great things to say.

10/07/2014

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The Best Places To Watch Each Pro Football Team In Minnesota

Find a bar where you can cheer for your favorite NFL team with fan mates.

09/09/2014

Sharrif Floyd #95 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2013 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive Tackles

The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.

08/22/2014

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5 Worst Teams In NFL Heading Into 2014 Season

Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.

08/19/2014

Andre Johnson #80 Houston Texans is tackled by LaRon Landry #30 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Andre Johnson Needs To Buy In If Houston Texans Want To Win

The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.

08/07/2014

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5 Players In The NFL Who Will Have A Bounce Back Season Offensively

Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.

07/29/2014

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5 Biggest NFL Training Camp Storylines

With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.

07/28/2014

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 15: EJ Manuel #3 of the Buffalo Bills attempts a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 15, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.

5 NFL Teams Already Out Of Contention For 2014 Season

Every NFL team has a chance… theoretically. But these 5 teams might as well pack it in until 2015.

07/24/2014

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Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

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With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 08: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is taken off the field after being injured during the second quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Will Not Need Surgery, Status Still In Doubt

The Minnesota Vikings may be on the verge of shutting down star running back Adrian Peterson. The ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s loss is not deemed too serious, but with the team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, his health is more important. Toby Gerhart would be given the opportunity to showcase his talent over the final three games as long as Peterson is out.

12/11/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Sam Koch #4 after kicking a field goal in the second quarter of an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Begin The Final Quarter Of The Season With a Trip To Baltimore

NFL teams talk about the season being in four quarters. The league begins that final quarter this week. The Minnesota Vikings travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in their Week 13 game. The Ravens are led on offense by quarterback Joe Flacco, but wide receiver Torrey Smith is the player to watch. The defense is led by veteran nose tackle Haloti Ngata.

12/03/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 21: Kevin Williams #93 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 21, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was the only Minnesota Vikings to miss practice Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only players to have their practice status change from Wednesday to Thursday. Three players were full participants both days despite injuries and five were limited both days.

09/06/2013

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first half of during the game at Reliant Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt Leads The Houston Texans With Intensity, Leadership, And Pure Skill

The Houston Texans have long seen their offense strike when the iron is hot and consistently run up the score, but they’ve needed the defense to keep the lead. With some players leaving and others are not living up to the hype, J.J. Watt brings the whole package to a team that is getting better every season.

08/09/2013

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