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06 Jan 2014, 08:03am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Now in Sepia

The Wild Card games get the "Instant Classic" treatment, and I go on and on about Andrew Luck's beard and Nick Foles' hair.

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6 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2014, 12:50pm by Hurt Bones

04 Jan 2014, 04:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Black Monday Late Addition: Mike Munchak Fired

The Titans took their sweet time, I guess, but today they fired head coach Mike Munchak. Munchak had been with the organization as a player or coach since 1982, so in that way it's a pretty big move for the Titans. On the other hand, given their record the last couple years and the fact that Munchak's run-first strategies were stuck somewhere in 1976, not such a surprising move.

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26 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 2:24am by umr7lhaq1z9

03 Jan 2014, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz

2014 Football Outsiders Playoff Challenge

Hey everybody! Time for the third edition of our Playoff Challenge game. Here's how it works: You need to pick a roster consisting of 2 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, and 2 TE. However, you must pick one player from each of the 12 playoff teams, no duplicates. Whoever has the highest fantasy score during the playoffs wins a copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 and the 2014 KUBIAK fantasy football projections. Standard fantasy scoring, no PPR. Thanks again to former Scramble writer Ian Dembsky for the idea for this game.

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03 Jan 2014, 09:23am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Wild Card Weekend

The Colts have used more players than any other NFL team, the 2013 Eagles look a lot like the 2012 Redskins, and the 49ers are over-relying on Anquan Boldin so they can snooker the Packers. All this AND Andy Dalton jokes.

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7 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2014, 11:09am by Will Allen

02 Jan 2014, 10:31pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Philadelphia's ALY/ASR vs. DVOA

How unprecedented was Philadelphia's combination of high offensive DVOA and low-ranking Adjusted Line Yards and Adjusted Sack Rate? (Click to read more.)

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26 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2014, 5:51pm by prs130

02 Jan 2014, 11:59am by Rivers McCown

Jay Cutler Signs Seven-Year Extension with Bears

No terms reported as of yet.

The Bears also re-signed guard Matt Slauson and cornerback Tim Jennings to four-year deals, per Brad Biggs.

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45 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2014, 4:51pm by poss0021

01 Jan 2014, 09:48pm by Tom Gower

Buccaneers To Hire Lovie Smith

Deal getting finalized right now, per Jay Glazer.

No report on who the Buccaneers are getting at general manager, also a need since Tampa fired Mark Dominik as well as Greg Schiano, but this is the kind of hire the Bucs needed. Following up on the inexperienced Raheem Morris with straight-from-college Schiano was not a good recipe for success in my view. Previous reports had former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford becoming Lovie's offensive coordinator wherever he landed, for the big hire.

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33 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2014, 5:53pm by Roch Bear

01 Jan 2014, 04:27pm by Scott Kacsmar

Downloadable NFL Playoff Chart for Super Bowl Era

Here's a chart that looks at the playoff results for every team since 1966.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2014, 12:52pm by iphone

31 Dec 2013, 11:20pm by Tom Gower

Texans Hire Bill O'Brien

Per Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Houston Texans have hired Penn State coach Bill O'Brien as their next head coach. Bill, meet Teddy Bridgewater. Teddy, meet Bill.

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39 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2014, 5:41pm by Mr Shush

30 Dec 2013, 03:00pm by Rivers McCown

Week 17 Injury Aftermath

The latest on all the injuries with playoff implications. (Click to read more.)

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6 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2014, 6:50pm by PatsFan