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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts, Not Bengals Better Bet For Patriots In Playoffs

This AFC Divisional Playoff Game features legendary New England quarterback Tom Brady against Indy’s Andrew Luck, who seems to be a legend in the making.

01/07/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: A Philadelphia Eagles fan looks on their NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Putting The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Season In Perspective

A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.

01/06/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: Shayne Graham #3 of the New Orleans Saints kicks a field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints’ Last-Second Field Goal Sinks Philadelphia Eagles, And The Grades Are In

A last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.

01/05/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Najee Goode #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown on a fumble recovery with teammates James Casey #85, Emmanuel Acho #51, B.J.Cunningham #89 and safety Colt Anderson #30 during the fourth quarter after the snap sailed over the head of punter Steve Weatherford #5 of the New York Giants in a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the eagles 15-7. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles In Mostly Good Health Heading Into postseason

The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.

01/03/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Mychal Kendricks #95 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts in the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles Prepare To Face Drew Brees

Drew Brees can be patient behind a steady offensive line. The Eagles struggled to bring a pass rush on Kyle Orton many times on Sunday night, so look for the defensive line to try and correct that this week against New Orleans. Easier said than done of course.

12/31/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers pitches the ball to Randall Cobb #18 against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Hope To Avoid Deja Vu Against Niners

The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.

12/31/2013

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Belichick A Possible Candidate For NFL Coach Of The Year

The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.

12/31/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eagles Prepare For Saints Wild Card Battle

Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.

12/31/2013

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For Second

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.

12/12/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: David DeCastro #66 and Ben Roethlisberger #7 stand next to head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers after they failed to convert a two point attempt during the closing moments of their 22-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Struggling Steelers Have Several Irons In The Fire For Week 14

After catching fire in the last few weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens by two points on Thanksgiving. Refining their play will require the Steelers to once more ask players, especially on the offensive line, to step up and focus on the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.

12/04/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 20: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a first down against the Baltimore Ravens during the game on October 20, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Steelers 3-Game Win Streak Sweetens Pot For Ravens On Thanksgiving

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thanksgiving night may prove to be the most critical game of the 2013 NFL Season as they face a Baltimore Ravens team that is hungry to end their three-week winning streak. With playoff potential on the line, as well as bragging rights, the game will be everything it is billed to be, and more.

11/27/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to throw a fourth quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field on November 17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 37-27. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Steelers Shock Lions, Look To Improve In AFC North With Win Over Browns

Coming off of a 37-27, static-charged win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers look to break a three-way tie for second in the AFC North with a win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

11/20/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Le'Veon Bell #26 celebrates with Will Johnson #46 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at Heinz Field on November 10, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images)

Steelers Motivated By Win, Expect Challenge From Lions

Battering the Buffalo Bills 23-10 on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers expect nothing outside of an extensive challenge when facing the Detroit Lions this weekend.

11/13/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/12/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after missing an attempted catch in the endzone next to of Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Steelers Appear Lost In Rough NFL Seas

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had rough sailing in 2013. Pundits and insiders are calling the team ‘sunk’. As the Steelers prepare for the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on Sunday, they will make adjustments, get David DeCastro and Markus Wheaton back at practice and try to right the ship.

11/06/2013

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