NFL Playoffs

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Saints, Rams, Chiefs, Panthers Clinch Playoff Spots

Washington (AFP) – Drew Brees reached an NFL milestone and threw a touchdown after a rear-aided interception to power the New Orleans Saints into the NFL playoffs Sunday by beating Atlanta 23-13.

Tom Brady, Julian Edelman

NFL Playoff Ratings Fall in Eight Out of Ten Games

Remember when the end of the election season would herald an explosion in NFL regular season ratings, culminating in a fantastic finish as a playoff season packed with all the most popular teams delivered earth-shattering Nielsen numbers?

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Texans, Cowboys Losses Lead to Texas-Sized Drop in Super Bowl Ticket Prices

The NFL definitely had a rooting interest in the outcome of last weekend’s playoffs. With two Texas teams in the postseason and the Super Bowl set to kick off in Houston on February 5th, the NFL found themselves in the fortunate position of having the ability to charge confiscatory ticket prices to locals at the Super Bowl.

Le'Veon Bell (R) of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after he rushed for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins on January 8, 2017

‘Big Ben’, Bell Toll Loudly as NFL Steelers Rout Miami

Washington (AFP) – Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell ran for two touchdowns Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers ripped Miami 30-12 to advance in the NFL playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Green Bay Packers throws quarterback Aaron Rodgers a pass in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Packers, Lions, Redskins Hunt Playoff Spots in Season Finales

Washington (AFP) – Green Bay, Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay will chase playoff berths in Sunday’s final NFL regular-season games while four other clubs try to join Dallas and New England with first-round byes.

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By Giving Jets the Ball and the Wind, the Patriots Blew It

The Patriots wanted to kick the ball south to have the wind at their back the entire period. To do that, Matthew Slater had to simply point south and say, “We want to go that way,” and at that point the Jets would have most likely chosen to receive the ball and would have had to battle the wind while going right to left on your TV screen.