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Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt Following TMZ Video

Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt Following TMZ Video

The Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt.

34 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2018, 10:46am by RickD
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
Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

The Steelers flopped in a small game, but is Denver still a playoff contender? Not if you trust process over outcome. Also: Andrew Luck's 20th game-winning drive, Seattle finally wins a road shootout, Eagles save season with rare comeback, and the Jaguars go apocalyptic in Buffalo.

7 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2018, 4:29am by Subrata Sircar
Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET
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Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET

Chase Daniel earns his first fourth-quarter comeback, but Eddie Jackson is the new Mike Brown in Chicago with another big pick-six in closing time. Where have all the comebacks gone for the Lions, and how much has pressure helped Vic Fangio's defense rack up interceptions?

3 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2018, 5:22pm by LionInAZ
2019 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

2019 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame released the names of the 25 semifinalists for the 2019 class.

24 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2018, 4:51pm by Richie
Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

A historic week of close contests ends with the first game ever where both teams scored 50 points. Was Chiefs-Rams the greatest regular-season game in NFL history? Also: Roethlisberger shakes off his worst start, Riverboat Ron sinks, and the Falcons and Chargers are up to their old tricks.

6 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2018, 3:37pm by PTORaven
Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA
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Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA

The Packers and Seahawks bring drama back to Thursday Night Football. Were those really catches by the Seahawks, and what are these numbers that Mike McCarthy is going by to punt the ball away with one timeout?

28 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2018, 2:47pm by big10freak
ESPN Upset Watch: Vikings-Bears
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ESPN Upset Watch: Vikings-Bears

Chicago is the better team by DVOA, but Minnesota is coming off the bye week and gets Stefon Diggs back. At ESPN+ Chalk, we look at what the Vikings need to do in order to upset the Bears in an important NFC North meeting. Cover Watch looks at the Monday Chiefs-Rams game.

2 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 10:49am by andrew
Clutch Encounters: Week 10
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10

Is time just a flat circle in the NFC East? Jason Garrett ends another short losing streak and the Eagles fail to close again. Also: Rams sweep Seattle, the Giants distance themselves from the No. 1 pick, and the final nail in Jacksonville's coffin is not a Blake Bortles turnover.

5 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 3:57pm by Eddo
Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady hand off to running backs (pseudo and real) with varying results. Also: Drew Brees is the 1972 Dolphins' favorite quarterback, the Chargers hang on again, Sam Darnold epitomizes the AFC East QB struggle, and why are coaches losing their minds vs. Bill O'Brien?

19 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 7:56pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan