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AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers A Tough Test For New England Patriots

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Le’Veon Bell had 149 yards from scrimmage the last time the Steelers and Patriots played. With Ben Roethlisberger playing this time, expect that production to increase on Sunday.

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NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. (more…)

2015 NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Will Come Down To Efficiency

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Demarcus Ware is just one of the many defensive stars that make up the Denver Broncos number one ranked defense. They will be tested this Sunday against the New England Patriots. (Photo By: Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Last week I mentioned how important the coaches would be in determining their teams fates. In the case of the Steelers and Chiefs, that was the case.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: Defense And Survival The Theme Of AFC Playoffs

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, no matter how you look at it, will determine the Broncos playoff success. (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the AFC match ups this weekend and it a lot of the intrigue starts with the coaches. You didn’t read that wrong (more…)

Wild Card Weekend Thoughts: Kirk Cousins, Blair Walsh, And Cincinnati’s Bungles

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Blair Walsh didn’t cost the Vikings anything on Sunday. (Photo By: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs in the books I wanted to share a few thoughts.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: AFC Wild Card Weekend Primer

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Alex Smith- 3,486 passing yards, 20 touchdowns- will look to lead the Chiefs to a playoff victory in Houston on Saturday. It would also be his first playoff win since 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

I took a look back at my preseason picks for the AFC and saw some good (Hello AFC West!), some not so good (Dolphins, Adam? Really?), and some down right ugly choices (Mulligan on Baltimore, please). (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets And My Five Stages Of Grief For Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is out for the remainder of the 2015 season. I experienced five stages of grief. (Photo: pennlive.com)

It took me a while to finally get to a point where I could write about the waiver wire this week.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets, Notes On Martavis Bryant, Daily Fantasy Leagues, And Todd Gurley

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

On Bye: Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings

Week 5 is upon us, which makes this the money week in a lot of Fantasy Leagues.

I was talking to a buddy of mine during Monday Night Football last night and he brought up that if Jimmy Graham didn’t score eight points he was going to be 1-3 on the season. I didn’t have it in me to tell him that (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Ravens Vs. Steelers

Le'Veon Bell returned in a big way last Sunday. Look for a heavy dose of the run game tonight when they take on the Ravens (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)

Le’Veon Bell returned in a big way last Sunday. Look for a heavy dose of the run game tonight when they take on the Ravens (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)

Thursday Night Football has another very good matchup for us. For that we are all thankful.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

I've officially decided Colby Fleener, despite being less talented, is the Tight End to own forever in Indianapolis.

I’ve officially decided Colby Fleener, despite being less talented, is the Tight End to own forever in Indianapolis.

On Bye: Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots

Before I get into telling you about guys you probably will curse me for later (I apologize for Chris Polk and Brandon Weeden being bad football players), let’s talk about the power of knowing your situation.  (more…)