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Peterson Powers Vikings Into Playoffs

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 03.01.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson picked up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a thrilling ride to the playoffs, where the next stop on this improb...


AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 03.01.2013 | Sports

DENVER — Peyton Manning figured one one-handed catch deserved another. So, up the ladder he went – throwing the ball high in the back of ...

Bears Top Lions

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 03.01.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — Jay Cutler led the Chicago Bears to victory, then uttered three words that must have felt awkward coming out of his mouth. "Go Pack G...

Playoff, Draft Spots Up For Grabs In Week 17

Posted 12.28.2012 | Sports

By Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly It's down to this for the regular season: win-and-in for some teams, win-and-wait for others and for the rest o...

Week 17 NFL Pick: Dallas @ Washington

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

This NFC East "Championship Game" on Sunday will decide the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs. As one of just two games in which both teams have playoff implications riding on the outcome (Green Bay at Minnesota is the other), this has all the makings of a classic shootout.

Week 17 NFL Playoff Scenarios

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2013 | Sports

This is it: Week 17. For the five teams still vying for the two unclaimed spots in the NFC bracket, the clock is about to strike midnight. Three of th...

NFL Week 16 Takeaways

Posted 12.24.2012 | Sports

By Matt Bowen, National Football Post Looking back on the Week 16 NFL schedule, here are five things that stood out from my perspective—starting ...

Updated NFL Playoff Picture

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

All set in the AFC, except for the matchups. As for the NFC playoff race, there's still plenty of intrigue. Indianapolis...

Good News, Bad News For Dolphins

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 12.24.2012 | Sports

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins walked off the field victorious and still in playoff contention. By the time they reached the locker room, they had been e...

Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

One year after putting together the NFL's worst record, the Indianapolis Colts are headed to the playoffs. Joining them on Sunday were the Cincinnati...

Ravens Fly Past Giants

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

BALTIMORE — A celebration four weeks in the making featured laughs and hugs, a surprise appearance by team owner Steve Bisciotti and the distrib...

Vikings Deny Texans Home-Field Playoff Advantage

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON — Adrian Peterson doesn't need to set records to keep the Minnesota Vikings in the playoff race. Peterson rushed for 86 yards, falling ...

Week 16 NFL Pick: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

With the crucial NFC East battle between Washington and Dallas taking place next week, Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh is the most critical game between two teams with legitimate divisional and Wild Card aspirations this week.

Week 15 NFL Pick: Green Bay @ Chicago

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.12.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

As three point underdogs that do not even lose by a full point on average, Chicago covers the spread 56.1 percent of the time. With 52.4 percent needed to justify a wager, this would warrant a $39 play from a $50 player.

Playoffs? Goodell Is Talking About Playoffs

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

He's talking about playoffs? Playoffs? Making his first public remarks since the suspensions he handed down against four players connected to the ...

Why The Patriots Are The Most Feared Team In The NFL

Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

By Ron Borges, Pro Football Weekly If the playoffs began this weekend, the Patriots would be the third seed in the AFC. While the Ravens and Texans...

Off The Races: NFL Playoff Picture Takes Shape

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports

-- As the NFL heads into December, nearly every division race has an outright favorite. Some – Denver, Atlanta, New England, Houston and Baltim...

The Not-So-Specialists

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 01.24.2012 | Sports

-- If it's true, as the saying goes, that "defense wins championships," the NFL's conference title games offered ample evidence that special teams ca...

49ers Goat Receives Death Threats On Twitter

Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports

San Francisco 49ers kick returner Kyle Williams laid face-down on the shredded and wet field at Candlestick Park Sunday night as the New York Giants c...

Giants Upset 49ers In Overtime To Reach Super Bowl

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road. And with Lawrence Tynes' foot....

Last-minute Failures End Ravens Season

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Lee Evans had victory in his hands. Billy Cundiff had a tie game on his toe. Two chances in the final 30 seconds to keep th...

Ravens vs. Patriots LIVE UPDATES

Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

AFC Championship Game New England Patriots (13-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (12-4) Gillette Stadium Foxboro, Massachusetts 3:00 P.M. EST Tom Brady...

Top 10 Championship Sundays

Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

By Jay Clemons, National Football Post The Grand Introduction For the casual American sports enthusiast, nothing compares to the pomp and circumst...

Jordan Schultz

Tom Brady, Patriots Offense Look To Continue Scoring Assault Against Ravens | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.19.2012 | Sports

After beating Houston 20-13 in the Divisional round, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed proclaimed that "we're coming and they know it," in reference to ...

Chasing A Dream: Giants Player Went From The Couch To NFL Playoffs

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 03.19.2012 | Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A little less than two months ago, Chase Blackburn was considering a career as a substitute middle-school math teacher. ...