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Don’t Sleep on the Phillies as Playoff Contenders

Sports Illustrated
When the Phillies signed Bryce Harper to the richest deal in MLB history two years ago, Team “Stupid Money” made clear their rebuilding phase was over. Baseball’s Chosen One and his new teammates graced the cover of SI’s 2019 MLB preview. Harper got so into the Philly culture that it......

Ranking Tom Brady’s top 10 playoff games: Will Super Bowl LV be added next?

ESPN
The number 45 has been Tom Brady‘s target. His long-stated goal has been to play at least until that age. When Brady leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7 (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS), he will hit that number in a......

Brett Favre on Packers’ Aaron Rodgers’ comments after NFL playoff loss

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre, who appears regularly on SiriusXM NFL Radio, reflected Monday on the comments Aaron Rodgers made after Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and said he doesn’t believe it’s a......

After 13-year playoff drought, Bucs carry hopes of their last NFC championship team

ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. — This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return to the NFC Championship Game for the first time in 18 years when they play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field (3:05 p.m. ET, Fox), and nobody is more excited about it than the 2002 Buccaneers who came before......

Finally, Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady: Inside playoff matchup 13 years in making

ESPN
7:00 AM ET Rob Demovsky Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Jenna Laine Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 For years, the......

N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Conference Championships

New York Times
Benjamin Hoffman A complicated and stressful N.F.L. season is nearing its conclusion, with four star-studded teams facing off on Sunday with a Super Bowl appearance on the line. Each of the remaining teams has a Most Valuable Player Award candidate at quarterback, stars at wide receiver and defenses that can......

Answering the biggest injury questions for NFL conference championship playoff teams

ESPN
5:42 PM ET NFL NationESPN While backup quarterback Chad Henne inspired hashtags on social media in helping the Kansas City Chiefs hold off the Cleveland Browns in the divisional playoff round this past Sunday, all eyes in K.C. (and the NFL, for that matter) are watching Chiefs injury reports, wondering......

When Two Stars Being Removed From N.F.L. Playoff Games Counts as Progress

New York Times
Ken Belson In a season dominated by the N.F.L.’s efforts to play a full schedule during a pandemic, many other health issues have been overshadowed, particularly concussions, an issue that has dogged the league in years past. The topic returned to the forefront over the weekend when two of the......

Drew Brees Considering Retirement After Playoff Ouster

New York Times
Ben Shpigel Drew Brees, who overcame a career-threatening shoulder injury to become the most statistically prolific quarterback in N.F.L. history, likely played the final game of his 20-year career Sunday, when his Saints lost, 30-20, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a divisional round playoff game in New Orleans. For......

NFL divisional playoff winners and losers from Saturday: Aaron Rodgers, Bills Mafia, Aaron Donald

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY While Saturday’s couplet of games was relatively short of the postseason drama this round so often provides, there were ample subplots to sift through         Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Ravens Go Stale in Another Disappointing Playoff Exit

Sports Illustrated
They both stumbled into the divisional round like awkward teenagers trying to blend in on their first day of high school. Everything about the Ravens’ and Bills’ offensive game plans felt forced, frantic and entirely removed from the foundational aspects of what got them there. Baltimore was rattled, backing its......

From drive-ins to outdoor setups, Buffalo Bills fans find ways to watch playoff games

ESPN
6:00 AM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. — This has been a weird 2020 NFL season. There aren’t many other ways to put it, particularly for Buffalo Bills fans, as the coronavirus pandemic has kept them from witnessing the team’s playoff run in person until last weekend. While 6,772 fans......

The game-changing move that helped each NFL playoff team get here

ESPN
7:00 AM ET NFL NationESPN If an NFL team has made it this far in the 2020 NFL playoffs, then it’s safe to say the organization has made more good decisions than bad. But for each of the remaining eight teams in this weekend’s games, there’s one change that played......

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