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11 days after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, Cornerback Brandon Flowers has signed a 1 year deal with divisional rival, San Diego Chargers. Flowers had a cap hit of $10.5 million that the Chiefs felt they could not afford, so they decided to let him go.

The signing of Flowers gives the Chargers depth in the secondary and will play alongside 4 time All Pro safety Eric Waddle and first round pick Jason Verrett.

Other teams were said to be interested in Flowers, including the New England Patriots. http://nesn.com/2014/06/reports-brandon-flowers-receiving-interest-from-patriots-in-free-agency/

 

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1. Jamaal Charles has 20 total TD’s (19 in 2013, 12 rushing, 7 receiving)

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2. Justin Houston and Tamba Hali combine for 22 sacks (each had 11 sacks last season)

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3. Alex Smith throws 25 Touchdown Passes (23 in 2013)

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4. Kansas City wins 3 division games (2-4 in 2013)

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5. Kansas City wins 10 games (11-5 in 2013)

 

 

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Veteran Cornerback Brandon Flowers was set to make 5.25 million dollars this upcoming season, but the Kansas City Chiefs decided to cut him Friday afternoon. The Chiefs wanted to trade him and clear up some cap space, and according to Darin Gantt,(http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/13/chiefs-release-cornerback-brandon-flowers/ )Kansas City had been wanting to fill the position with a younger and bigger player.

Drafted in 2008 by the Chiefs, Flowers recorded 328 tackles, 5 fumble recoveries, 4 forced fumbles, 17 interceptions (3 returned for touchdowns) and 2.0 sacks during his time in Kansas City.

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It is never too early to start talking about football! With less than three months to go until the start of the 2014 NFL Season, interesting stories have and will continue to build until the season finally commences! So with that out of the way, lets take a look at some scenarios and either “Buy” or “Sell” them actually happening this upcoming NFL Season!

Buy or Sell

1. Dallas Cowboys Will Make The Playoffs?

2. LeSean McCoy Will Repeat As NFL Rushing Leader?

3. Eli Manning Will Have a Bounce Back Year?

2013 Stats: 3,818 Passing Yards, 18 Touchdowns, 27 Interceptions (most in league in 2013, as well career worst) 69.4 QB Rating

4. Nick Foles Will Continue Success From Last Season And Be Eagles Next Franchise Quarterback?

2013 Stats: 8-2 record, 27 Touchdowns (only 2 interceptions), league best QB Rating of 119.2

5. Calvin Johnson Will Have at Least 1,500 Yards Receiving?

2013 Stats: 14 Games Played, 1,492 Receiving Yards, 12 TD Receptions

6. One of The Following Head Coaches Will Lead Their New Team To The Playoffs?

  1. Bill O’Brien- Houston Texans
  2. Jim Caldwell- Detroit Lions
  3. Mike Pettine- Cleveland Browns
  4. Mike Zimmer- Minnesota Vikings
  5. Lovie Smith- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  6. Ken Whisenhunt- Tennessee Titans
  7. Jay Gruden- Washington Redskins

 

7. At least One of The Following Head Coaches Will Be Fired After The Season?

  1. Rex Ryan- New York Jets
  2. Mike Tomlin- Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Marvin Lewis- Cincinnati Bengals
  4. Jason Garrett- Dallas Cowboys

 

 

8. Drew Brees Will Throw For 5,000+ Yards For The 4th Consecutive Season?

9. Jadeveon Clowney Will Win Defensive Rookie of the Year?

10. Johnny Manziel Will Start a Game For Cleveland?

11. There Will Be QB Controversy For The New York Jets Between Geno Smith & Mike Vick?

12. The New England Patriots Will Win The AFC East For The Sixth Straight Season?

13. Peyton Manning Will Throw 50+ TD Passes?

2013 Stats: 5,477 Passing Yards (NFL Record), 55 Touchdown Passes (NFL Record), 342.3 Passing yards per game (league best), 115.1 QB Rating

14. Richard Sherman Will Have at Least 8 Interceptions For The Third Consecutive Season?

15. The Seattle Seahawks Will Repeat As Super Bowl Champions?

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Name: Dee Ford                     

Height: 6ft 2in.

Weight: 252lbs

College:  Auburn

Defensive End/Outside Linebacker * 29 Tackles, 14.5 for loss (2nd in SEC) and 10.5 Sacks in 2013 (2nd in SEC) * 2014 Senior Bowl MVP 2014

NFL Combine 40 Time: 4.55 Vertical Leap: 35.5 inches Bench Reps (225lbs.) 29 reps

Good at quickly getting lateral to quarterback. Great at using his speed, pure Pass Rusher.

 

 

Ford shows excellent pursuit, not giving up on a play and will fight until the very end

 

Despite Ford’s exceptional strength and speed as a pass rusher, he is a bit undersized. Ford may primarily play at Linebacker, but will be used as an additional lineman on the end in pass rushing situations. Ford may need to add on another 10-15lbs. of muscle to make up for the height disadvantage he will face against most lineman when coming off the snap.

Ford has great feet, but needs to use his hands more instead of relying strictly on speed and pass rushing alone.

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As the NFL Schedule was released yesterday, one of the many talked about subjects were key match ups during the 17 week long regular season. I compromised 10 games that are out of division, match ups that are a must watch as some may and will hold playoff implications and positioning, another chapter being added to rivalries, and rematches with one team looking for revenge! Without further ado, here are my 10 must see (out of division) games to watch this 2014 NFL Season!

 

Week 1 

Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers

The Seattle Seahawks begin their Super Bowl title defense against the Green Bay Packers. The last time these two teams met, it ended in controversial fashion when an Hail Mary attempt appeared to be intercepted in the endzone by then Packers Safety, M.D. Jennings. It was then when then Seahawks Receiver Golden Tate made a desperate yet obvious last ditch attempt to persuade the replacement officials that he was the one in full control of the ball when coming down with it. The call was ruled a touchdown and ironically a few days later Tate admitted he pushed off a defender (which would be offensive pass interference) before “catching” the ball for the game winning touchdown. Thankfully just two days later, the original referees ended the “2012 NFL Referee Lockout” by coming to an agreement with the NFL.

Week 2

Indianapolis Colts vs Philadelphia Eagles

Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck has already cemented himself as the next franchise Quarterback for the Colts. The Eagles are hoping they found theirs finally for the first time since the Donovan McNabb era in Nick Foles. Foles made a quick mid-season impression and lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a division title last year.

Week 3

Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos

Super Bowl 48 rematch! We know Denver will be looking to avenge its embarrassing performance against Seattle when the Seahawk defense picked apart Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense en route to a 43-8 Super Bowl victory. Will the Legion of Boom continue where it last left off from its dominance in the Super Bowl, or will Peyton Manning and the Denver offense finally have an answer for the “12th man”?

Week 4

San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagle will be heavily tested early on in 2014, as they face another Super Bowl contender, San Francisco 49ers, in Week 4. Colin Kaepernick has come close to a Super Bowl ring twice. In 2013 he and the 49ers were defeated by the Ravens in Super Bowl 47, and lost in last year’s NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks. Foles will look to prove he is the future and answer the Eagles problems, while Kaepernick is trying to solve the problem of getting over the hump en-route to a Super Bowl ring.

Week 7

Denver Broncos vs San Francisco 49ers

In what could have been the other possible Super Bowl 48 match up, perhaps finally we will get a glimpse into what might have happened this past February had these two teams met for the Lombardi Trophy. Would Colin Kaepernick have “Kaepernicked” his way to a Super Bowl victory, or would Peyton Manning defied his critics and ended up winning his 2nd Super Bowl? I guess this will be the closest way in finding out the answer to that question…..for now!

Week 8

New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers

In what is sure to be a quarterback clinic, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees have combined for 2,067 passing yards (Rodgers-879, Brees- 1,188) 19 touchdown passes (Rodgers 9, Brees 10) and 211 points totaled between the two teams when these two meet. (Rodgers has won 2 of 3 matches against Brees)

Week 9

New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos

Chapter 16 of the classic “Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning” rivalry. New England hosted Denver last year in the regular season where the Broncos jumped out to a 24-0 lead before the Patriots made a huge comeback to win the game. Unfortunately for Brady and the Patriots, New England was not able to go into Mile High Stadium and capture the AFC Championship two months later against Manning and the Broncos. Though both quarterbacks are nearing the end of their respective careers, they will still have plenty to play for and much to prove.

Week 10

New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers

Two different style quarterbacks, both of whom produce big numbers and positive results. While Drew Brees is a protocol “gun slinging” and “pocket presence” quarterback, Colin Kaepernick gets it done not only through the air, but on his legs, via the ground game. This mid-season match up could give early indications of playoff positioning, and for these two championship contenders, positioning means everything!

Week 13

Green Bay Packers vs New England Patriots

Another match up where Tom Brady will be facing an elite quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. While Tom Brady may not have as many weapons as Aaron Rodgers and this is not the same New England teams from year’s past, Brady’s experience and leadership begins to take stride around this time each season. Rodgers will be no slouch either as he already has a Super Bowl trophy and like Brady, has his sights set on another one!

Week 14

Philadelphia Eagles vs Seattle Seahawks

A potential playoff preview, it will be interesting to see how these two teams offenses generate against each other. The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson, will have Marshawn Lynch in the backfield with Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Jermaime Kearse as down field threats. The Eagles counter that with Nick Foles at quarterback with what also might be now the most dynamic backfield duo in the entire NFL after obtaining Darren Sproles to complement LeSean McCoy. Even though Philadelphia lost DeSean Jackson, they will be getting Jeremy Maclin back and Riley Cooper has emerged as the Eagles No. 2 Receiver. A definite must watch battle between these two high tempo, fast paced offenses!

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     Jared Allen is not the only big name free agent still available on the market. Chicago Bears Devin Hester services are still available, and unlike Allen, Hester’s market value is not anywhere near his and more than likely find a new team sooner. According to an article by Fansided.com’s Josh Hill Per ESPN.com:

“The Chiefs have indicated some interest in former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant. They have also explored signing former Chicago Bear Devin Hester, though it’s unclear whether he’s more than a kick return specialist at this point of his career.

It remains to be seen what Kansas City will do, but after losing Dexter McCluster to free agency, Hester is an option that the Chiefs are looking at to fill that role.

Kansas City is not the only team that has their eyes on Hester. Hester told Chris Perins of South Florida Sun-Sentinel
that there are 13 teams interested in obtaining his services, including Miami.

“I would love to play for the Dolphins,” Hester said.

It is important to note that Hester went to the University of Miami, so it would only be fitting if he decided to come back to the city and receive a warm (in more ways than one) welcoming reunion if he chooses to sign with the Dolphins.

Mainly noted as a special team returner, Hester has stated he is interested in being used as a wide receiver again after Chicago barely (no pun intended) used him on offense during the 2013 season.

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NaVorro Bowman ( San Francisco 49ers)
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145 Tackles, 5.0 Sacks, 4 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 2 Interceptions (1 returned for a Touchdown), 9 Pass Deflections
Levi Brown ( Pittsburgh Steelers) IR
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Started in 4 games for the Arizona Cardinals before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers and suffering a season ending triceps injury.

Dan Connor ( Carolina Panthers)

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Played in 6 games total (1 with NY Giants 5 with Carolina Panthers) recorded 4 Tackles
Jack Crawford (Oakland Raiders)
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Played in 15 games while recording 8 Tackles
Robbie Gould ( Chicago Bears)
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26 of 29 on Field Goal Attempts, Made 11 from 20-29 yards, 7 from 30-39 yards, 7 from 40-49 yards, 4 from 50+ yards, (58 longest of 2013-14 season and of career) 55 of 56 on Extra Points, 123 Points 

Tamba Hali ( Kansas City Chiefs)

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 46 Tackles, 11.0 Sacks, 4 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 1 Interception (returned for a Touchdown), 1 Pass Deflection

Jordan Hill ( Seattle Seahawks)

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7 Tackles, 1.5 Sacks in 4 games played.
Gerald Hodges ( Minnesota Vikings)
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5 Tackles in 11 games played

Josh Hull ( Washington Redskins)

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14 Tackles in 11 games played

Sean Lee ( Dallas Cowboys)

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99 Tackles in 11 games, 1 Fumble Recovery, 4 Interceptions (1 returned for a Touchdown), 6 Pass DeflectionsMichael Mauti ( Minnesota Vikings)

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12 Tackles in 14 games played
Matt McGloin ( Oakland Raiders)
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In 7 games, went 118 of 211 on pass completions, 1,547 yards, 8 TD, 8 INT, 2 Fumbles (1 lost)
Derek Moye (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America)In 7 games played, caught 2 receptions for 20 yards, one being a TD Reception!

Jared Odrick ( Miami Dolphins)

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43 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 2 Pass DeflectionsRich Ohrnberger ( San Diego Chargers)

               Photo Credit: San Diego Chargers’ Website.Played in 13 Games (Named starter in one)

Paul Posluszny ( Jacksonville Jaguars)

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161 Tackles, 3.0 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery, 2 Interceptions (1 returned for a TD), 9 Pass Deflections
Chaz Powell ( New York Giants) Practice Squad
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Andrew Quarless (Green Bay Packers)

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32 Receptions, 312 yards, 2 Touchdowns

Michael Robinson ( Seattle Seahawks)
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Played in 9 games, 0 rushing yards, 2 Receptions for 27 yards
Evan Royster ( Washington Redskins)
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Played in 10 games, 0 rushing yards, 1 reception 3 yards, before suffering ankle injury
A.Q. Shipley ( Baltimore Ravens)
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Played in 16 games (starting in nine)
Mickey Shuler ( Atlanta Falcons) Practice Squad
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No Stats
Devon Still ( Cincinnati Bengals)
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In 10 games had 7 Tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 3 Pass Deflections. Suffered season ending elbow injury
Nathan Stupar ( Jacksonville Jaguars)
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In 12 Games (5 with San Francisco, 7 with Jacksonville) recorded 10 Tackles
Andrew Szczerba ( Atlanta Falcons) IR
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Phillip Taylor ( Cleveland Browns)
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26 Tackles, 2.0 Sacks, 1 Pass Deflection
Johnnie Troutman ( San Diego Chargers)

AP Photo/Paul Spinelli

Played in 14 Games
Cameron Wake ( Miami Dolphins)

   Jim Rogash/Getty Images37 Tackles, 8.5 Sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles, 1 Fumble Recovery. Also recorded a safety against the Cincinnati Bengals to win game for Miami Dolphins

Stefen Wisniewski ( Oakland Raiders)

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Played and started in 14 games
Michael Zordich ( Carolina Panthers)
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Missed season with ACL injury

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What is going to happen in the NFL Divisional Playoffs starting this Saturday afternoon?

Seattle VS New Orleans: The Saints proved they can run the ball and play well on the road last Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. They were blown out they last time they were at CenturyLink Field. Seattle has a better defense and the Saints can’t stop Marshawn Lynch.  Seattle

New England VS Indianapolis: The Colts had an amazing comeback versus the Kansas City Chiefs, and Andrew Luck proved that he can win in the playoffs. However, the Colts don’t have a running game to take the pressure of Luck. Tom Brady can take advantage of the Colts secondary. LeGarrette Blount gives the Pats a running game they didn’t have for most of the season, but unlike Stevan Ridley there are no fumbling problem with Blount. Patriots defense have held it together despite numerous injuries. Solid Special Teams, and give credit to Bill Belichick for keep the team together despite injuries and other controversies.  Patriots

Carolina VS San Francisco: The Panthers defeated the 49ers earlier in the season at Candlestick. Cam Newton is coming into his own as quarterback and a leader. Wide receiver Steve Smith is supposed to be healthy and needs to make big plays in the passing game. The Panthers defense has been outstanding all season. Colin Kaepernick had a big game running and throwing the ball. He gave the Packers defense fits last week. Frank Gore needs to have 100 yards or more rushing, and Michael Crabtree needs another big game, but it will be tough against Panthers defense.  49ers

Denver VS San Diego:    The Chargers went up to Invesco Field and defeated the Broncos late in the season   Philip Rivers played a solid game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.    Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown give the Chargers a 1-2 punch in the running game.  Their defense shut down the Bengals running game and sacked Andy Dalton twice and forced 4 turnovers.     Peyton Manning  had an MVP season, but has been haunted by past playoff failures including losing last year’s Divisional Playoff game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.    The Broncos have a good running game lead by Knowshon Moreno and that takes the pressure off of Manning.    Broncos defense has been weaken by the season ending of linebacker Von Miller.    Broncos

As Wild Card weekend approaches you may be thinking to yourself “Who will the Patriots be playing next weekend? Will there be any upsets?” Well think no more, as I have all the answers for you right here.

Chiefs Colts

The Colts faced the Chiefs in week 16 of the regular season, a game in which they won 23-7.

Everyone and there brother are writing the Colts off in this game, and it makes absolutely no sense to me. The Colts have beaten tough teams this season (SEA, DEN, KC, SF,) and have lost games that will leave you scratching your head (STL, MIA). But three of the five Colts loses came after they lost Reggie Wayne for season, which sent the coaching staff back to the drawing board to come up with new ways to move on offense. The Colts may be the most over looked team in the playoffs that could do some very serious damage.

On the other hand the Chiefs may be the worst 11-5 team in NFL History. They have lost to every good team they have played this season (Denver twice, San Diego twice, Indy). They only have ONE win against a team that is over 500, and that was against the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that struggled at the start of the season. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Alex Smith does not play to win games, he plays not to lose them. And if you play like that in the NFL Playoffs, you will lose. Indy wins 27-14.

Chargers Bengals

 

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When the Chargers and Bengals met in Week 13, The Bengals came away with a 17-10 win. But The Chargers were able to contain Dalton, holding him under 200 passing yards and forcing a turnover. Philip Rivers threw for over 250 yards in the same game.

Andy Dalton has struggled in the postseason in his career. He is 0-2 with 4 interceptions and a QBR of only 48.5. Dalton threw 4 interceptions last weekend against the Ravens, making his interception total come to 20 for the year. The Bengals escaped last weekend with a win, but that was only because the Ravens offense was terrible all year, and especially in that game. If Andy Dalton turns continues to turn the ball over and give his opponent a short field, they will lose. And I think Andy Dalton will do just that this game. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers high powered offense will take advantage of these opportunities and win this game. San Diego wins, 23-17.

Saints Eagles

This may be the hardest game to call for me. On one hand, the Saints have struggled on the road this season. They have lost in New York, New England, Seattle, and Carolina. All of those teams have either a cold weather climate, or a hostile playing environment, and in some cases both. The weather on game day in Philadelphia is expected to be clear, and with a high of 31 degrees.

But on the other hand the Saints have the second ranked passing offense behind Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. The Eagles come in to this game with the worst passing defense in the league. If the Saints were playing in the Super Dome, I would not be questioning the outcome of this game for one second. The Saints would win, because they are the more talented team and they are led by a seasoned veteran and future Hall of Famer, Drew Brees. And for that reason, and that reason alone, I pick the Saints to win this game, even though they struggle on the road. There is just too much talent on this team and I believe that most of these “on the road” problems are in the players heads at this point. Sean Peyton will be able to help rid of some of those problems and coach this team to victory. LeSean McCoy will have a huge game on the ground, but the Saints will still win 28-21.

Packers 49ers

A rejuvenated Packers team will host the 49ers at Lambo field on Sunday. I said it before Aaron Rodgers returned and I will say it again, the Packers could very well be the Super Bowl Representative from the NFC, and I stick by that. Aaron Rodgers and the Packer offense will have another week working together under their belt by the time they face San Francisco, so they should look smoother than they did last week against Chicago. The Packers defense should be able to contain Kaepernick and the miserable 49ers passing offense that ranked 30th in the league. The 49ers should, and will hurt the Packers with their run game but that will not be enough to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Packers win 27-24.

If this scenario plays out, it would leave the Patriots facing the Colts next weekend in New England.

 

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During the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers game last Sunday there were two calls that bothered me a great deal. The first call was late in the 4th quarter when the Chiefs place kicker Ryan Succop was lining up for a 41 yard field goal, but he missed it. The Chargers had 7 men on the line of scrimmage the new rule that was instituted this season make that illegal. That should have been a 5 yard penalty and Succop should have been allowed to kick a 36 yard field goal.

In the overtime period, the Chargers Eric Weddle tried to get a first down on a fake punt. Weddle made the first down but he fumbled the ball and the Chiefs returned the fumble for the apparent winning touchdown. However, the referee ruled that forward progress was stopped beyond the first down marker, and possession of the ball appeared irrelevant as the play was blown dead. The NFL announced that those mistakes were made, but that was of little concern to the Steelers who would have been in the playoffs if the Chiefs would have won.

The NFL Playoffs are starting this Saturday afternoon,and the officials assigned to the games can’t afford to make any mistakes that could hurt any of the playoff teams who are trying to advance to the Super Bowl.

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Week 17 is only a day away and there are still four playoff spots up for grabs. The Cowboys and Eagles will face off in the NFC East to see who will take home the division crown and will sneak into the Playoffs. But that is not the only NFC division that has playoff berth implications. The Packers and Bears will battle to see will reign supreme in the NFC North and find their way into the Playoffs. In the AFC the Dolphins, Ravens, Chargers, and Steelers all still have a shot at the final wildcard spot. Who will make it? Well here is your answer via game by game breakdown.

Packers Bears

With the return of Aaron Rodgers, I believe the Packers will roll over the Bears. The Bears were just blown out by the Eagles 54-11. And it is hard to pick which was worse for the Bears, their offense or defense. The Bears only gained 257 total yards against a poor Eagles defense. They also surrendered 514 yards to the Eagles offense. The Bears turned the ball over twice, once on a Jay Cutler interception and once on a lost fumble. I do not see the Bears Swiss cheese stopping Aaron Rodgers enough to hold the Packers under 30 points and I do not see Cutler leading the Bears offense down the field enough to contend with that. Packers win 31-20. It will be interesting to see how Bears fans and management react to Mark Trestmen’s decision of not leaving Josh McCown at Quarterback after Cutler returned.

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As you may know Tony Romo has been placed on IR with a Herniated Disk in his back. The Dallas defense cannot stop a nosebleed. They have the 27th worst rush defense in the league, and the 31st ranked pass defense in the league. The Eagles have the 1st ranked rushing offense, which is led by All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also have the 9th ranked passing attack led by the emerging Nick Foles. Every single thing points to picking the Eagles to win this game, but for some reason I feel like they choke this one away and King Neck Beard (Kyle Orton) leads the Cowboys to a miracle win. Cowboys win 27-24.

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Jets Dolphins

Sources are saying that Rex Ryan will likely be back as coach of the New York Jets, and I think that will fire up this Jets team. Tannehill is not good when he is under pressure, the Bills showed us that last weekend. The Dolphins allowed a season high 7 sacks to the Bills last week. And now the Dolphins have to work on stopping a very good Jets front 4 led by Mo Wilkerson? That will not happen. The Jets are playing with nothing to lose, and the Dolphins are playing with everything to lose, and I think that will be too much for this Dolphins team. Jets win 17-13, crushing Miami’s playoff chances.

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Ravens Bengals

Joe Flacco is not listed on the Ravens injury report with his knee injury, an injury that hobbled him against the Patriots last week, but that does not mean he is still not feeling it. The Bengals are a under the radar team that is still playing for the 2nd seed in the AFC. They have two talented outside wide receivers in A.J Green and Muhammad Sanu and Andy Dalton has been playing well as of late. And to put the icing on the cake, the Bengals are playing at home, where they are 7-0 this season. Patriots fans will not have to worry about playing the Ravens in the playoffs this year, as the Bengals will knock the Ravens out of playoff contention with a final score of 21-17 Bengals.

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Chiefs Chargers

This game means absolutely nothing for the Kansas City Chiefs. They have locked in the 5th seed in the AFC, and are no longer in contention for the AFC West, as the Broncos have already sealed it up. The Chargers have already beaten the Chiefs at Arrowhead this season, and now the Chiefs have nothing to really play for. Chargers win 28-21.

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Steelers Browns

As promising as the Browns season has started equals how bad it has ended. The Browns have no fight left in them and at this point could be playing for a higher pick in the upcoming draft. Steelers win 31-14.

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So that puts the San Diego Chargers, The Green Bay Packers, and the Dallas Cowboys all in the playoffs. Lock all these picks in with anyone who will bet with you, and you will come away from Sunday like a bandit.

*A few other interesting match ups to watch this Sunday are the Arizona Cardinals vs the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cardinals are the hottest team in football, going 8-1 over their past 9 games, and I bet they go 9-1 over their past ten games with a win over San Francisco this weekend. Now that leaves us with the New Orleans Saints vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to decide the fate of the Cardinals. If the Saints win, they are in, if they lose they are out. Luckily the Saints are at the Superdome where they are 7-0 on the season. The Saints will beat the Buccaneers which will leave the 11-5 Cardinals (if they beat San Francisco) on the outside looking in while the 8-7-1 Packers (if they beat the Bears) will be in the playoffs. Interesting how that works, huh?

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On December 1st of 2012 Arrowhead Stadium bore witness to the suicide death of their safety Jovan Belcher after he murdered his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins.  One year to the day another tragedy strikes Arrowhead.

A scuffle broke out after the Chiefs loss to the Broncos in the Arrowhead parking lot, leaving one man dead.  Kansas City police chief Darryl Forte is calling it a homicide.

Police sources tell KCTV5 that a man and his son had gone to their Jeep during the game. When they arrived, they found a man that they say they didn’t know sitting inside the SUV. Detectives are working to determine whether the man had broken into the vehicle or was mistakenly in the wrong vehicle.

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Yeah, it’s not prime-time this time, but they “flexed” the game from its original 12 pm start CST to 3:25, good enough to be prime-time on the east coast and the featured game of the week. It is Thanksgiving, which means wall-to-wall football from Thursday to Sunday, and it’ll all be capped by this one. Oh sure there is some pointless Sunday night game, but who cares.This one’s for supremacy in the AFC.I just had to write here about this week’s

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The power company sent us a notice earlier in the week. Our power would be out at any time from 8:00 to 4:30 for maintenance. I’m thinking, of course, GREAT, that’ll be right when the Chiefs game is on. Just great.The phenomenally stupid irony of this is the we were playing the Chargers today.Now, let’s get this out of the way right now. That catch by Dwayne Bowe, the one that should’ve been the game-winner — sensational. There he’s doing

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A date: November 17.That was the day in 1998 that I started my “sports celibacy” as I call it. I just don’t pay any attention to any sports stuff, even Chiefs stuff, outside of those three hours on Sunday when the Chiefs are playing. I must say that my radar picks up a lot, from news reports and friends and family telling me things about the Chiefs, but I don’t as an ironclad rule go out of my way to find

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There is no question this Sunday night’s game is the game everyone will be talking about. It looks as if this is a contest between the explosive Broncos offense and the smothering Chiefs defense. While that is still a pretty accurate assessment of the most anticipated aspect of this game, I’d like to go over what it’ll take for the Chiefs to win.I thought I’d combine my mid-season preview analyzing our players with the impact they’ll need to have on this

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We find ways to get it done.That’s really the story of this Chiefs team. I know I know we’re at the top of all the power rankings and I know I know the nicest things are being said about us. But I also know that a whole lot of people think we’re really actually truly not for real, and yes, there is that part deep in my gut that believes they have a point. I know.But we still find ways to

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Do any Chiefs fans sense how much we’re living on the edge? I mean we are on the sharpest razor’s edge of play this season. Yes we have a good team with a good coach and a good quarterback and a good defense and a good closing game and a good Arrowhead crowd and all the rest of it. But I hate to tell you, but these scores just tell me that we’re flipping the coin and getting heads every

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The beat goes on.Close hard-fought game. Chiefs giving up big plays but still containing. Offensive specialists coming through at the right times. Exceptionally solid special teams play.And the 4th quarter D getting it done.I can’t help but think about how mind-bogglingly a stretch of difference there is between this team and last year’s team. Everyone knows the talent was there, but last year we just slogged through the game until in the 4th quarter it was just accepted by all that we

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