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13 Nov 2017, 11:29am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Cowboys in Crisis Mode, Patriots in Peak Form

In this week's Digest ...

  • The Patriots give Tom Brady a special teams boost.
  • The Saints treat the Bills the way a garbage disposal treats a moldy meatball.
  • The Jaguars try to cough up a big game in the fourth quarter but cannot out-choke the Chargers.
  • The Steelers limbo even lower than usual to play down to another opponent.
  • Another fluky touchback robs the Bears and the NFL of a little bit more fun and fairness.
  • Strip-Sack Savage rides again for the Texans
  • ...and much more.

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16 Oct 2017, 03:24pm by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Who Can Win Post-Rodgers?

With Aaron Rodgers probably done for the year and the Kansas City Chiefs looking like the Chiefs again, are we back to a default of the New England Patriots solving their defensive issues to become Super Bowl champions? Who can emerge when the playoff picture has been thrown into such disarray? Also, jokes about how the Arizona Cardinals have a lot of old guys.

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09 Jan 2017, 02:25pm by Mike Tanier

Wild-Card Wins No Guarantee of Second-Round Success

Going back into recent history, there are plenty of examples of teams with huge wins in the first round that go down to defeat in the second round. Allow us to drop a bucket of ice water on all four of this weekend's big winners.

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4 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 9:38am by CM

19 Dec 2016, 08:14am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers, Patriots Stay Hot on a Cold-Hearted Sunday

Featuring the Top Five Most Famous Sleeves in Human History.

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12 Dec 2016, 08:03am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers Pick Off Seahawks to Pump Up Playoff Bid

There's not quite as much Packers as the headline suggests. But there is an open letter to the Dak Benchers, and I transform briefly into a Turf Wizard.

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05 Dec 2016, 08:50am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Chiefs, Steelers, Packers and the Art of Winning Ugly

Despite the headline, this is mostly snow pictures and Jeff Fisher jokes.

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6 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 12:21pm by jtr

30 Nov 2016, 07:02pm by Mike Tanier

NFL Mirror Images

A classic Mike Tanier conversation-starter here, as he looks at today's NFL starts and their historical comparables. Plus, it has neat art! So: Is Russell Wilson just Fran Tarkenton? Is Cam Newton just early-career John Elway? Is Antonio Brown the new Tim Brown? Dicsuss.

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28 Nov 2016, 09:59am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Raiders, Buccaneers Thrill in a Scary Thanksgiving Week

In which I handcuff Nelson Agholor to Jeff Janis for comedic purposes and finally have the chance to use a Doctor Strange reference that people might actually get.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2016, 12:17am by Rich A

24 Nov 2016, 10:14am by Mike Tanier

Thanksgiving Proclamation: Hope, Healing, Unity, Acceptance ... and Football

Whenever possible, I try to assemble something special for Thanksgiving. Longtime readers know that our family celebrates not just Thanksgiving, but my oldest son's (and my) birthday. The holiday has always taken on a special significance to me, as I have always been a firm believer in our nation's civic spirit, a belief that has gotten rather rickety in the last few weeks.

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14 Nov 2016, 08:12am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: 3 Teams a Cut Above After Statement Sunday

Long headline! Anyway, the Seahawks, Patriots and Cowboys aren't good. And Kirk Cousins cannot sing.

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6 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2016, 2:46pm by MilkmanDanimal