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Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Cardinals over Packers
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Any Given Sunday: Cardinals over Packers

We come not to praise Mike McCarthy, but to bury him.

9 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2018, 8:48am by TheIdealGrassLaw

Quick Reads

Week 13 Quick Reads
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Week 13 Quick Reads

Dak Prescott's performance against New Orleans this week was the latest example of something that has become routine in the NFL this season: quarterbacks finishing with more sacks than incompletions. Why are signal-callers suddenly going down so frequently? Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 13.

69 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2018, 1:31pm by ammek

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 13
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Audibles at the Line: Week 13

The Week 13 action is particularly unlucky for the Colts, the Panthers, the Bears, and Mike McCarthy. The first playoff berth is mathematically clinched in the NFC, while one AFC bye-week contender is upset at home by another on Sunday night. Your Audibles crew discusses.

133 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2018, 6:19am by RobotBoy

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: November 30, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: November 30, 2018

This week, we focus on Seattle, where running backs are doing flips, college coaches are taking shots at cross-state rivals, and old friends aren't so friendly after all.

4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2018, 9:58pm by LionInAZ

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Last Call for the Lions
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Word of Muth: Last Call for the Lions

Detroit's loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving effectively ended their season, but Ben Muth shows that there's a lot to like about their young linemen, and reason to believe they can be even better in the future.

5 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 12:05am by chunky04

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: NO-DAL
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Clutch Encounters: NO-DAL

Defense lives. Dallas ends another long New Orleans winning streak, but can this season still end in a Super Bowl for the Saints? Included: the death of completion percentage, terrible officiating, and is the cliff much closer than we thought for Drew Brees as he approaches 40?

8 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 11:01am by Bob Smith

7th Day Adventure

Seventh Day Adventure: Championship Week
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Seventh Day Adventure: Championship Week

There's a lot on the line in terms of bowl berths and postseason fates, but most likely this weekend will determine whether Ohio State or Oklahoma can lay claim to the last spot in the Playoff.

1 comment, Last at 30 Nov 2018, 9:37am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

Film Room

Film Room: Lamar Jackson and the Pistol
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Film Room: Lamar Jackson and the Pistol

With Joe Flacco on the shelf, the Ravens have been forced to play their rookie quarterback earlier than they might have wanted to -- but that hasn't stopped them to tailoring their offense to make the most of his unique talents. Derrik Klassen shows how Marty Mornhinweg has put Jackson's mobility on display.

9 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2018, 6:12pm by Vincent Verhei

FEI Ratings

FEI Week 13 Ratings and Recency-Weighted Ratings
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FEI Week 13 Ratings and Recency-Weighted Ratings

Not long ago, Benny Snell and the Kentucky Wildcats were riding high at 7-1, but then back-to-back losses to Georgia and Tennessee brought them back to earth. Brian Fremeau looks at which other teams have declined throughout this season, and which have made the biggest improvements.

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Promotional Consideration
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Scramble for the Ball: Promotional Consideration

Andrew's weird obsession with the finest commercials America has to offer reaches breaking point, as the Scramble team takes a look at the action ~between~ the action on NFL Sundays. Don't touch that dial!

26 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2018, 6:40pm by nath