• Playoff scenarios for NFL's 14 teams with Super Bowl shot
Playoff scenarios for NFL's 14 teams with Super Bowl shot

He spent that night on the phone with friend and teammate Craig Wolfley as they lived and died with every snap between the Bengals and Vikings. A loss or a tie even won't be enough, and they'll be in the Wild Card. They still need to punch their ticket to the playoffs though. Denver Broncos: The Broncos are in the playoffs, but haven't clinched a...

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  • Falcons out of playoffs again, but QB Ryan still encouraged
Falcons out of playoffs again, but QB Ryan still encouraged

Even though they had made the playoffs the year before, the  Falcons  still sought room for improvement in 1979, especially to their offense which ranked 26th out of 28 teams in 1978. He needs only one more touchdown pass to have 20 for the seventh year in a row. Sean Payton traded away his top two receivers in 2014 (Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills) ...

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  • Alabama vs. Clemson: Point Spread & Over-Under
Alabama vs. Clemson: Point Spread & Over-Under

Coach Mark Dantonio and his Michigan State players did not get down on themselves after getting blown out 38-0 by Alabama in the Cotton Bowl on Thursday night. For all the talk of "The Big 10 is so awesome" "The Big 10 is the best conference", "Michigan State is the team that can win it all"...no, the Big 10 is still just that, the Big 10.

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  • NFL Week 17: Ravens Vs. Bengals By The Numbers
NFL Week 17: Ravens Vs. Bengals By The Numbers

The Cincinnati Bengals held a two-touchdown lead over the team they're competing with for a bye through the wild-card round and let it slip away to an emerging quarterback. QB Ryan Mallett went 28 of 41 for career-high 274 yards with TD in his Ravens debut vs. Steelers.... Ryan Mallett is starting for his second team this season, after being cut ...

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  • Notre Dame LB Smith leaves Fiesta Bowl with leg injury
Notre Dame LB Smith leaves Fiesta Bowl with leg injury

Smith, the Butkus Award victor as the nation's best linebacker, had to be helped off four minutes in after suffering what Kelly said was a significant leg injury. The offense closed the season with two strong games after an up-and-down performance most of the season. MI played without safety Jabrill Peppers, who sat out with an undisclosed injury...

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  • Stanford's Murphy: Big Ten
Stanford's Murphy: Big Ten "got exposed" by bowl losses

Bill Broghamer lettered for the UI football team in 1983 and was a third-string wide receiver when the Hawkeyes played Washington in the 1982 Rose Bowl Game. Elliott, who's leaving school early for the National Football League, scored on three short runs first half and left Notre Dame defenders flailing as he raced past them for a 47-yard score t...

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  • Jerry Jones stumped by Brandon Weeden's success with Texans
Jerry Jones stumped by Brandon Weeden's success with Texans

The Cowboys released Weeden in November, and afterward, Jerry Jones said he felt Cassel could have won the games that Weeden lost - an unusual jab at a quarterback who he said is as "gifted" a passer as you'll find. Because of the fiasco they had at the quarterback position, Jones discussed , "It's obviously going to be a high priority...

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  • Trail Blazers beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-76
Trail Blazers beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-76

The Cavaliers made 16 threes on the night, every one of them a dagger three to extend their lead when the Suns threatened to close the gap. Portland's 63-point first half is a season high for a Cavaliers opponent, and the Blazers' 34 first-quarter points tied a season high....

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  • Cotton Bowl 2015, Alabama vs Michigan State: Full highlights and recap
Cotton Bowl 2015, Alabama vs Michigan State: Full highlights and recap

Each team has been battle tested and persevered. Alabama looked like a team with no weaknesses against Michigan State. Running back Derrick Henry, linebacker Reggie Ragland, center Ryan Kelly and quarterback Jake Coker took the field prior to the game.

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  • Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson claims he's 'best shooting guard in NBA'
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson claims he's 'best shooting guard in NBA'

He led the game in rebounds, and his contributions allowed the Warriors to maintain a healthy advantage, even when Curry and Thompson weren't making shots. Curry missed six of his eight 3-point attempts, leaving him 8-of-27 beyond the arc over his last four games. Gregg Popovich's side has been defensively outstanding, restricting opponents to...

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  • Cowboys to start QB Moore
Cowboys to start QB Moore

New York's Darrelle Revis is one of the most revered defensive backs in the game. Moore had the Cowboys in position to extend their 10-9 halftime lead midway through the third quarter. I think we're practicing better. The Jets didn't need much of that to get into field-goal range. While that touchdown for the Jets gave the team the lead, it was...

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  • Could the Philadelphia Eagles pluck a coach from the Kansas City Chiefs?
Could the Philadelphia Eagles pluck a coach from the Kansas City Chiefs?

Chip Kelly's tenure as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach is over after less than three years, but it doesn't sound like the former standout college coach will be leaving the pros. Lurie said Kelly didn't lose the locker room, but without criticizing Kelly he also did speak at length about finding the right leader for his team, which seemed to indi...

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  • In possible St. Louis finale, Rams buck Bucs
In possible St. Louis finale, Rams buck Bucs

St. Louis Rams' Doug Worthington (92) is congratulated by teammate Ethan Westbrooks (93) after recovering a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back  Doug Martin  during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday. "The first half, I didn't play good enough for us to win". If not for one hellacious effort by Winston attempting to recreate...

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  • Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan retirement to take effect immediately
Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan retirement to take effect immediately

In his decade-and-a-half leading the Badgers he won four Big Ten regular season titles (the most recent of which was 2015), three Big Ten tournaments (the most recent of which was 2015) and made two Final Fours appearances (the most recent of which was...2015).

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  • Aston Villa eye Chelsea flop in bid to save Premier League status
Aston Villa eye Chelsea flop in bid to save Premier League status

It's heartbreaking every week because we put in the hard work in training but when you come off the pitch and it's another defeat, it's hard to take. Remi Garde insists Aston Villa must beat Norwich or Sunderland to breathe life into their survival bid.

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  • UFC lightweights warn McGregor: You're going to get hurt
UFC lightweights warn McGregor: You're going to get hurt

Even if McGregor eventually faces off with a UFC star that crosses over to the mainstream like he has, it will be hard to manufacture the rivalry that grew between  boxing's  top welterweights. I thought I would grind it out and get a finish late. Edgar is coming off of his own big win when he stopped Mendes in the first round of their main event...

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  • College Football Bowl Games Scores 2015 Form Dec 19
College Football Bowl Games Scores 2015 Form Dec 19

It was New Mexico's first bowl appearance since 2007 after years of turmoil in the program. Get one roundup of college football stories, rumors, game breakdowns, and Jim Harbaugh oddity in your inbox every morning. Booker is third in school history with 2,773 yards rushing.... But Mangum and the Cougars got off to such a bad start that there wa...

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  • Chelsea can still climb Premier League table - Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea can still climb Premier League table - Thibaut Courtois

The Blues' underachieving stars came in for heavy criticism from their own fans during Saturday's win over Sunderland, with Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic all booed. "I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge". I'll be happy just to park this game and move forward. "The main problem [with Netherlands] was the quality in the gro...

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  • Everett Golson doesn't travel with Florida State for Peach Bowl
Everett Golson doesn't travel with Florida State for Peach Bowl

During that interview, Golson said it was Fisher's coaching style and success molding quarterbacks that attracted him to FSU. After transferring from South Bend this summer, Everett beats out redshirt junior Sean Maguire for the starting job in fall camp, then went 6-1 in his first seven starts decked in garnet and gold.

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  • Broncos to start Osweiler, Manning unlikely to play again
Broncos to start Osweiler, Manning unlikely to play again

Headed into Monday's game the Broncos are 10-4, while the Bengals are 11-3. The offense is slightly more effective on a per-game and a per-possession basis with Osweiler than Manning, who will not practice this week after encountering foot soreness following two days of practice before last week's loss to the Steelers .

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