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Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Falcons and Panthers both require serious help along the defensive front, whereas the Buccaneers and Saints have still not filled their biggest post-draft holes from last year.

1 comment, Last at 26 Feb 2019, 2:42pm by Theo
Audibles at the Line: Conference Championships
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Audibles at the Line: Conference Championships

For the first time in history, both conference championship games go to overtime. The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl, as they once again play an explosive Rams offense, led by an offensive genius head coach, in an NFC South dome. And, uh, how about that officiating?

223 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2019, 8:36am by Will Allen
Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round
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Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round

The Saints lose a key defensive lineman, an Eagles guard faces a race to be fit for the start of next season, and the Chiefs have lingering doubts over a trio of would-be starters. We take a quick look at the injury situation for each of the remaining teams.

4 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2019, 6:59am by Sean Clark
Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round
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Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round

A very tame divisional round again ends in a quartet of home-team victories. Only one of those road teams could even be truly described as competitive, but even Old Saint Nick was stopped late against the Saints.

119 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2019, 1:48pm by theslothook
Injury Aftermath: Wild-Card Round
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Injury Aftermath: Wild-Card Round

The latest injury news from the wild-card round, as we look forward to the divisional playoffs.

4 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2019, 6:42pm by RobotBoy
Audibles at the Line: Wild-Card Round
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Audibles at the Line: Wild-Card Round

Newbie quarterbacks go 0-3 in their playoff debuts. Old Saint Nick leads another seasonal upset (courtesy of an ill-timed Cody Parkey crossbar challenge). Both road teams advance in the AFC. The only matchup of two playoff veterans sees both take a back seat, as running and defense are the order of the day in Dallas.

160 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2019, 2:10pm by LionInAZ
Injury Aftermath: Week 17
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Injury Aftermath: Week 17

With the regular season over, we take a look at the injury situations for each of the playoff teams.

1 comment, Last at 02 Jan 2019, 11:53am by Sixknots
Audibles at the Line: Week 17
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Audibles at the Line: Week 17

The 2018 regular season has ended, and the playoff field is set. Your Audibles crew discusses the action on a final day that is equal parts predictable (every single top-five seed with anything to play for won) and incredible (fourth-and-season in Baltimore again, and the Eagles are back in the playoffs).

122 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2019, 7:37pm by theslothook
Injury Aftermath: Week 16
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Injury Aftermath: Week 16

Bad news for the AFC South, as the Texans and Titans both lose key players ahead of a potential playoff appearance.

1 comment, Last at 25 Dec 2018, 5:51am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
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