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Arizona Cardinals Look To Defy Super Bowl Odds Starting With Carolina Panthers

Does Arizona have enough in the tank to make a deep run and play in its second Super Bowl in franchise history? It looks sketchy at best, but this is why you play the games. Arizona has a tough road to travel to get to the Super Bowl, but it is pointless to worry about that for now. For now, it is all about beating Carolina.

12/31/2014

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Dallas Cowboys Get Break As Ndamukong Suh Is Suspended For Wild Card Game

The Dallas Cowboys head into the NFL wild card playoffs against the number one rush defense in the nation. However, the Detroit Lions just learned their best defensive player, Ndamukong Suh, has been suspended.

12/31/2014

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Banged Up Denver Broncos Need Bye Week To Get Healthy

Considering the violent nature of the National Football League, the Denver Broncos have made it through the regular season relatively healthy. But there were plenty of bumps and bruises, as well as more major injuries, the last few weeks, making the bye important for the team.

12/31/2014

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Colts Haven’t Forgotten Last Meeting With Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.

12/31/2014

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Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the Playoffs

The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.

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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Brady’s Restructured Contract Will Save Cash, But Not Cap Room, For Patriots

New England’s star quarterback has given his team a little more flexibility in spending.

12/30/2014

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer, Bridgewater Build Foundation With Vikings

Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater will be forever linked with the Minnesota Vikings, regardless of how the team fares over the rest of their time together. This is the state of the NFL. For all the excess credit or blame that continually falls on the head coach and the quarterback, success or failure in this league is unavoidably linked to these two people.

12/30/2014

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Season Recap: Chargers Left To Wonder What Might Have Been

After dropping a heartbreaking 18-17 loss on the road in the season opener at Arizona, the Bolts would reel off five straight victories, including a win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

12/30/2014

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Yet Again, Seattle’s Defense Is Key To A Repeat

How can the Seahawks win their second straight Lombardi Trophy? The same way they did last season.

12/30/2014

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Cowboys Opponent Profile: Detroit Lions Head To Dallas For Wild Card

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions prepare to play in the NFC wild card game. Here is a look at the Lions as they take on Dallas in the Cowboys first playoff berth in five years.

12/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Steelers Host Ravens In Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.

12/29/2014

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Bye Week Will Help Rodgers Get Healthy For Packers Playoff Run

The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.

12/29/2014

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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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New York Jets 2014 Season Recap: A Year To Forget

A year of promise turned into a nightmare for Rex Ryan and his New York Jets.

12/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Lions Prepare For Cowboys’ Potent Offense

The Detroit Lions have to face the Dallas Cowboys and their excellent offense, perhaps without Ndamukong Suh.

12/29/2014

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Disappointing Giants Continue To Be A Work-In-Progress For 2015

In 2014, the New York Giants (6-10) committed over $116 million in free agent contracts in order to avoid a repeat of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, injuries derailed Big Blue’s season before it ever started, and the team continues to be a work-in-progress.

12/29/2014

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The Good, Bad And Ugly That Was The 2014 Falcons Season

It’s time for a regime change in Atlanta. Despite this, not everything went wrong for the Dirty Birds this season.

12/29/2014

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The 2014 Eagles Failed To Deliver To Hype, But Can Fight Back In 2015

The Eagles went from being able to wrap up a second straight NFC East crown at home to three weeks later being locked out of the postseason fun. The Eagles won 10 games, but will have nothing more to show for it. It never should have come to this.

12/29/2014

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Cleveland Browns’ Up And Down Seasons Ends In Disappointment Again

The Cleveland Browns had so much hype going into the season and they appeared to be proving themselves in the early and middle portions of the season. Then, the final month of the season arrived and it was a complete and total collapse. 2014 was a year full of controversy, suspensions, injuries, hype, and false hopes.

12/29/2014

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Team Grades: Vikings Get Zimmer First Win Over Division Rival In Season Finale

The Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings’ good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.

12/29/2014

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Vikings Stadium Builders Work On Career Highlight

he Minnesota Vikings have been in transition all year. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is learning on the job. Coach Mike Zimmer is shaping his new team’s mindset. Dave Mansell is making sure a 970-foot steel roof truss will be in place on time and within budget, along with tens of thousands of other tasks.

12/27/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Game Against The Bears

The Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.

12/26/2014

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Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Finale Vs. Bears

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is questionable for the season finale because of a knee injury. Greenway didn’t practice all week. Coach Mike Zimmer said he probably could have participated Friday, but the team didn’t want to risk aggravation.

12/26/2014

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Former TE Ben Utecht Delivers Musical Message

Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?

12/25/2014

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