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If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season. And while the AFC field is set (with the division winners’ seedings still to be determined), the NFC still has a bit to be determined. Just four spots have been claimed in the NFC, just two of those divisions. The NFC East race remains the most exciting scenario, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two games remain for each NFL team. Seven teams have clinched spots so far, five of them division leaders. Both Wildcard races are still filled with suspense, especially in the NFC, where five teams in two divisions are 8-6. The playoff picture is starting to take shape, but plenty could still be overthrown 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 […]

Jets Lose Interest in Moss, Avoid Disaster

It’s been an interesting week for former New England Patriot, Minnesota Viking, Tennessee Titan and Oakland Raider Randy Moss. On Monday, Boston Globe reporter Greg Bedard reported that the New York Jets were interested in signing the free-agent wide receiver. Less than 24 hours later, Fox Sports reporter Adam Schein tweeted that the Jets had […]

Randy Moss is a Titan

The 4:00 deadline has passed, and as announced on ESPN‘s “NFL Live,” Randy Moss is now on the Tennessee Titans. 21 other teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, passed on Moss to allow the Titans to pick him up. Tennessee still has five divisional games on their schedule, including the Jaguars in Week 13, the Texans […]

Randy Moss Waived by Vikings

On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings waived Randy Moss. This came after things such as Moss’ poor performance, fine for not addressing the media, and criticizing the Vikings while glorifying the Patriots. That’s not to mention refusing to be asked any questions by the media, instead opting to ask and answer his own questions for the […]

Strong Running Game Leads Patriots Past Vikings; Favre Injured in Fourth

BenJarvus Green-Ellis leaped over the back of blocking guard Dan Connolly, tumbling head over heels. When he came down, the Patriots had a two-score lead with less than two minutes left in the game. Green-Ellis ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns- the first multiple-touchdown game of his career- Sunday, and the New England Patriots […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 8 vs. Vikings

Sometimes it helps to be good and lucky. The Patriots (5-1) found that out last week, squeaking out a 23-20 victory over the hapless San Diego Chargers (2-5). A win is a win in the NFL, however, and the Patriots will take all the wins they can get in what is shaping up to be […]

Spygate Redux: Brad Childress Says Patriots Stole Signals

If you thought you heard the last of Spygate years ago, think again. At a press conference on Monday, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the Patriots were one of the all-time best at stealing signals. “… I’m mindful of the last time we faced them here on Monday Night Football. It was like a surgical […]

Brett Favre Ankle Injury, Not Sexting, Threatens Streak

Brett Favre has been in the news a lot lately, and if you live in the Boston area, you’re going to hear even more about him over the next week as Sunday’s Patriots-Vikings game approaches. Last week, he met with NFL officials and admitted leaving those ridiculous voice mails on Jenn Sterger’s phone in 2008. […]

Vikings’ Childress the Essence of Idiocy on MNF, Jets’ Ryan a Close Second

I started this Tuesday the way I start all Tuesdays here in Istanbul, with a pot of coffee and an archived Monday Night Football game via NFL Game Pass. This week’s matchup featured the Minnesota Vikings at the New York Jets, a much-anticipated showdown between teams that both fell one game shy of the Super […]