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SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III
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SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III

The bowl games of Friday and Saturday include the most important games of the postseason so far, the College Football Playoff semifinals. Clemson will play Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, while Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray leads Oklahoma against Alabama in the Orange Bowl.

2 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 5:40pm by t.d.

Film Room

Film Room: Colts Defense
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Film Room: Colts Defense

Derrik Klassen grinds the tape and shows that the defensive improvement in Indianapolis is legitimate -- and why it may still not be enough to win games in the postseason.

7 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2019, 2:57pm by anotheroldguy

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: 2018 All-Rookie Team
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 All-Rookie Team

Bryan and Andrew say goodbye to the regular season with a look back at the top rookies of the year. Also, a return of the INTERESTOMETER (patent pending).

7 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2018, 11:19am by tuluse

DVOA Ratings

Week 16 DVOA Ratings
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Week 16 DVOA Ratings

Kansas City and New Orleans are now neck-and-neck in weighted DVOA, with the Saints as the hottest team in football over the last six weeks. A look at DVOA just since Week 11 shows which other teams are red hot right now, including Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.

35 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2018, 12:14pm by CharlieH

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Saturday: Ravens over Chargers
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Any Given Saturday: Ravens over Chargers

Yes, the dramatic change at quarterback is a big part of the story of the 2018 Baltimore Ravens. But it's the secondary -- one of the best in the league -- that is really driving their playoff push.

7 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2018, 4:29am by GaryPlumb

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 16
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Clutch Encounters: Week 16

Pittsburgh was our preseason favorite for the Super Bowl, but New Orleans clinched the No. 1 seed with another comeback win. How much blame does Mike Tomlin deserve for this season? Also: Nick Foles and Andrew Luck deliver again, Chiefs-Seahawks is must-see TV, and the oddest Aaron Rodgers season ever.

8 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2018, 1:13pm by Sixknots

Quick Reads

Week 16 Quick Reads
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Week 16 Quick Reads

Our look at the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 16 starts with the NFL's all-time leading passer guiding the Saints to the NFC's top seed.

18 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 1:38am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 16
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Audibles at the Line: Week 16

What moment best sums up Jacksonville's 2018 season? Did Joe Haden's pass interference call against the Saints merit an entire capsule of its own? Your Audibles crew discusses the action as the AFC playoff race goes down to the final week with almost nothing yet guaranteed.

51 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 7:45am by Theo

7th Day Adventure

SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II
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SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II

Notable contests in the second round of Bowl Season include Houston-Army in the Armed Forces Bowl, Boston College-Boise State in the First Responder Bowl, and Paul Johnson's farewell game when he leads Georgia Tech against Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl.

4 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2018, 5:17pm by NYMike

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: December 21, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: December 21, 2018

This week: the worst thing you can do to an NFL draft prospect; the price of fame; memories of video games gone wrong; Pro Bowl snubs and celebrations; and press interviews, both very loud and very quiet.