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Positives and Negatives: Patriots Struggle Against San Francisco

Now that New England fans have had a few days to mull over the current circumstances of the team in the aftermath of their loss to the 49ers, we can take a look at some of the Positives and Negatives from Sunday night’s action. Positives Tom Brady continued to stake his claim as one of the best […]

Tale of Two Halves: Fierce Comeback not enough to beat San Francisco

Ah, Sunday Night Football, just another weekend where the New England Patriots are on the national stage. Last Monday, the Patriots embarrassed the Houston Texans, and many believed that momentum would carry into Sunday night against, arguably, the best team in the NFC. This game had all the signs of being one of the best heavyweight fights in […]

Patriots vs. 49ers Should Provide a Classic Battle on Sunday Night Football

The New England Patriots won’t get any reprieve following their most impressive win of the season over Houston on Monday night.  Their next opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, are every bit as challenging a foe as the Texans were, and in some areas are far tougher.  The 49ers (9-3-1, 1st in the NFC West), are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain for each team, and the season is only getting better. Both #1 seeds took a step back, further empowering those teams chasing them. The Wildcard spots are still very much up for grabs, as are plenty of the divisions. Only four spots have been locked up so far (three of them […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]