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Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round

The NFL playoffs finally heat up, as a wild finish in Dallas and a tight game in Kansas City go some way to making up for the blowouts that preceded them.

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Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round

The NFL playoffs finally heat up, as a wild finish in Dallas and a tight game in Kansas City go some way to making up for the blowouts that preceded them.

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OFI: Wearing the Tide Down

The dam never fully broke, but eventually Deshaun Watson and the Clemson offense wore down an incredible Crimson Tide defense because Alabama's offense couldn't stay on the field.

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The Week In Quotes: January 13, 2017

It takes a lot to bump the playoffs out of the headlines. Moving from San Diego to Los Angeles will do it.

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15 Jan 2017, 11:39pm by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round

The NFL playoffs finally heat up, as a wild finish in Dallas and a tight game in Kansas City go some way to making up for the blowouts that preceded them.

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13 Jan 2017, 05:28pm by Vincent Verhei

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AFC Divisional Round Playoff Preview 2017

One of the AFC's playoff games this weekend is expected to be a back-and-forth down-to-the-wire affair. The other... isn't.

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13 Jan 2017, 10:35am by Rob Eves

The Week In Quotes: January 13, 2017

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13 Jan 2017, 09:14am by Ben Muth

Word of Muth: Adios, Oakland

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Off The Charts Podcast: January 12

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1 comment, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 8:50am by PackerPete

12 Jan 2017, 12:26pm by Cian Fahey

Film Room: Le'Veon Bell

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11 Jan 2017, 02:23pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI 2016 Final Ratings

In many ways, the National Championship game looked like many of Alabama's wins. In other ways it was like no game they had ever played before.

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12 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2017, 5:31pm by mehllageman56

11 Jan 2017, 12:40pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble: Scrambled for the Playoffs

If you could give each playoff team one player, any player, from each division rival, who would you choose? Your Scramble team throws out suggestions.

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27 comments, Last at 8:20am by Mr Shush

10 Jan 2017, 09:31pm by Chad Peltier

OFI: Wearing the Tide Down

The dam never fully broke, but eventually Deshaun Watson and the Clemson offense wore down an incredible Crimson Tide defense because Alabama's offense couldn't stay on the field.

» More...

2 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2017, 2:05pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

09 Jan 2017, 05:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 18 DVOA Ratings

Not much is changing as weighted DVOA ratings continue into the playoffs, though Pittsburgh has moved up to No. 2 overall and Green Bay is now the No. 1 weighted offense.

» More...

24 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 1:41pm by Hoodie_Sleeves

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