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Patriots vs. Texans Monday Night Could Be the Game of the Year

The AFC East title is in the bag for the Patriots, so the focus of the last quarter of the season shifts to playoff seeding.  And there’s no better way to kick that off than with a Game-Of-The-Year caliber matchup between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Monday night.  […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season, and things are still as close as ever. The race for #2 in the AFC is a three-way dead heat. Many teams are chasing the NFC’s second wildcard spot. Only three of eight divisions and four of twelve playoff spots have been wrapped up. Injuries are really starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Just over a month remains in the season, and it’s still an entertaining battleground. The weakened Steelers are making for a great Wildcard race in the AFC, while the Pats and Broncos are both challenging for a bye. The Wildcard race in the NFC is even more of a frenzy; even the Redskins are making […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Just a month and a half remain in the NFL season, and things just keep getting better. The Giants and Bears are slipping. The Cowboys, Saints and Buccaneers are climbing back into the race. More key injuries are occurring, with Ben Roethlisberger and Rob Gronkowski leaving the Steelers and Patriots respectively, quite possibly for some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

Ten weeks into the season, and there are finally no unbeatens remaining. Yes, the Falcons finally lost, but it was still a great game. Houston helped them out by handing Chicago a loss, but that wasn’t a shameful loss either. As if there wasn’t enough action so far, things are only picking up, so let’s […]

Patriots Halfway Point: Looking at the Remaining 2012 Schedule

The bye-week could not have come at a better time for the banged up New England Patriots. With injuries to Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins, Brandon Spikes, and a good amount of the secondary, a bye could be just what the doctor ordered for the second half of the season. The Patriots stand at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, many teams still have legitimate chances of making waves. The Vikings are down, the Steelers are up and the Falcons are still (barely) unbeaten. Three AFC divisions are only led by a game, so not only are the Wildcard slots up for grabs, the seeding overall is still chaotic. In […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8

We’re halfway through the season for many teams, and many divisions are starting to open up. The Wildcard races are still pretty interesting, being continually shaken up with new teams. Some teams are in a tailspin, while others are picking up steam. In the ever volatile season we’re seeing so far, let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 7

Seven weeks into the season, and there’s still no shortage of dramatic games. The Patriots barely avoided another upset. So did the Giants, for that matter. Houston took command of the AFC. San Francisco took over their division. The Wildcard situation, tight as it is, makes for a constantly shifting group of teams. With everything […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks into the season, many teams are finding it difficult to pull ahead in their divisions. The juggernauts of Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta are the only ones to lead their divisions by more than one game. The AFC East is in a four-way tie, and the NFC West is in a three-way lead, with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 5

After Week 5, there have been plenty of highlights. The Saints finally won. The Cardinals finally lost. The AFC North is once again a power division. All NFC West teams are somehow above .500. Everyone except the Browns has won. Everyone except the Texans and Falcons has lost. The standings are undergoing changes, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 4

And just like that, a quarter of the NFL season is already behind us. That pesky lockout of the officials ended in time for Week 4. Not a moment too soon for everyone, but even after the regular refs were back, the Packers had trouble getting a break against the Saints. It a big surprise […]

Patriots Will Host Ravens in AFC Championship Game

The New England Patriots’ next opponent has stepped forward. The Baltimore Ravens will head to Gillette Stadium for the AFC Championship Game after defeating the Houston Texans today, 20-13. The Ravens had a 12-4 record in the regular season, good enough for the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs and a first round bye. Baltimore […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one more week left, and the playoffs will be finalized. New England survived a scare to maintain the top spot, while the AFC West and NFC East will be decided in the final week. The AFC North is still up for grabs; Baltimore is currently in line for a home playoff game for a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

There’s just two weeks left in the season, but five playoff spots remain un-clinched. The NFC Wildcard race is pretty much locked up, but the AFC race is as heated as ever. New England and Kansas City took advantage of their competition losing to improve their standing. Ditto for Dallas, who reclaimed the division lead […]