Category Archives: Football

Super Bowl LI Pick, Predictions: Can high-flying Falcons offense help capture first ring?

Sunday, Feb. 5 New England PatriotsĀ (16-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (13-5) The Patriots and Falcons will square off on Sunday in a battle that pairs expectation against destiny. New England is playing in its seventh Super Bowl in 16 years and … Continue reading

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NFL Conference Title Game Picks, Predictions: Which team’s defense blinks first?

Sunday, Jan. 22 Green Bay Packers (12-6) atĀ Atlanta Falcons (12-5) The Packers were never supposed to be here, the Falcons were expected to be. And so begins the storyline of a Cinderella team visiting a heavy favorite — except that … Continue reading

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NFL Divisional Round Picks, Predictions: Cowboys win close game, Patriots win big

Saturday, Jan. 14 Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5) The Seahawks demonstrated something last weekend that they haven’t all season — a dominant run game. Thomas Rawls ran for 161 yards, reaching the 100-yard plateau for just the second … Continue reading

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks, Predictions: Steelers score big, Lions keep it close

Saturday, Jan. 7 Oakland Raiders (12-4) at Houston Texans (9-7) One of the most intriguing elements of this matchup is that last month, few could have seen it happening. The Raiders were 10-2 and looked in place to clinch at … Continue reading

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NFL Week 17 Picks, Predictions: Patriots, Chiefs clinch top seeds in AFC

Sunday, Jan. 1 Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1) At this point in the season, most teams just want to finish on a high note. Baltimore suffered a devastating loss with the AFC North crown on the line last … Continue reading

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NFL Week 16 Picks, Predictions: Packers, Titans move closer to playoff spots

Thursday, Dec. 22 New York Giants (10-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-9) The Giants are still fighting for a playoff spot, the Eagles are not. It’s easy to assume the Giants, with the NFC East title still within reach, will come … Continue reading

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NFL Week 15 Picks, Predictions: Seahawks clinch NFC West against lowly Rams

Thursday, Dec. 15 Los Angeles Rams (4-9) at Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1) Seattle made themselves look ridiculous in a 38-10 blowout loss at Lambeau Field last weekend, thanks in large part to Russell Wilson‘s career-high five interceptions. But expect a big … Continue reading

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NFL Week 14 Picks, Predictions: Chiefs make statement in quest for AFC West

Thursday, Dec. 8 Oakland Raiders (10-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) The Raiders are facing perhaps their biggest test of the season on the road in Kansas City against a team that already beat them this year. In that game, … Continue reading

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College Football Playoff teams set, Penn State glaringly, alarmingly snubbed

For months, debates have been held and cases have been made, but on Sunday, the College Football Playoff’s 2016-17 participants were finally revealed. The final four teams will be as follows: Alabama (13-0) Clemson (12-1) Ohio State (11-1) Washington (12-1) … Continue reading

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NFL Week 13 Picks, Predictions: Ravens, Redskins toughen up for edgy wins

Thursday, Dec. 1 Dallas Cowboys (10-1) at Minnesota Vikings (6-5) The Cowboys are going to lose again at some point this season… right? If they lean on Dak Prescott in this game too much, they might because Minnesota’s secondary is … Continue reading

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