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

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings gets tackled by Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter on December 6, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Why Adrian Peterson will likely struggle against Seahawks

When the Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will become just the sixth rushing champion since 1970 to take on the league’s No. 1 rushing defense in the postseason. According to Chase Stuart of the Washington Post, history indicates Peterson—who led the […]


Into the Belly of the Beast

Football is a competition, much like the gladiators in Rome; and the spectators are really not much different from those ancient days. We go to cheer on our team, catch a glimpse of our heroes, and enjoy the camaraderie of those that are just as passionate about the sport as we are. As the word […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eight rookie stars who will emerge during 2015 NFL playoffs

There’s no greater stage in the NFL than the postseason, where the lights shine bright and every play can be the difference between advancing and going home. Here are eight rookies with an opportunity to solidify themselves as emerging stars in the playoffs: WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Lockett finished third in the NFL in […]


Russell Wilson Key to Wild Card Weekend

When Seattle comes to town in a Wild Card matchup, it will mark the first time since 1976 when the Vikings had an outdoor playoff game. I remember the last one – a Vikings victory over the Rams sending them to the Super Bowl. Coming off one of the greatest victories in some time to […]


Who has the edge at QB in NFL’s first-round playoff games?

The winners of playoff games in the NFL are often times determined by the team with the best quarterback, or the team with the quarterback playing the best down the stretch. No position impacts the game more, especially when talent level is mostly even among the league’s 12 playoff participants. Here is a look at the […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a 4th quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Award predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and More

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]

during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.

10 X-factors to watch in 2015 NFL Playoffs

The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]

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Vikings vs. Mobile Quarterbacks

As I’ve relished in the Vikings first division title in 5 years, I’ve spent plenty of my holiday break discussing my thoughts on the other first event in 5+ years, a Vikings playoff game. Just as the confetti started to fall, the Vikings were handed their prize for dethroning the Packers, a golden ticket to […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a touchdown pass in front of defensive end Cliff Avril #56 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Biggest hurdle to the Super Bowl for every team in the NFC playoffs

With the NFC playoff field set, here is a look at the biggest hurdle for all six teams on the road to the Super Bowl: 1. Carolina Panthers: Secondary Depth The Panthers are beat up in the secondary, with Charles Tillman dealing with a partially torn ACL and Bene Benwikere out for the season with […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

How NFL’s playoff teams fared against postseason competition in 2015

With the NFL’s postseason field set, here’s a look at how all 12 teams fared against playoff competition this season: AFC  1. Denver Broncos (5-2) The Broncos beat three of the five other AFC playoff teams, while also notching wins against the Packers and Vikings from the NFC field. Among postseason participants, only the Chiefs […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterbacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks and Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talk on the field following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Which NFL team has the easiest path to the Super Bowl?

The Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots secured the coveted first-round byes in the 2015 NFL playoffs. Those teams have to win two games to get to the Super Bowl, the other eight playoff teams have to win three. Theoretically, the top two seeds in each conference will have the easiest path to Super Bowl 50. […]

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 13:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Ranking the best NFL Wild Card round matchups

For 20 NFL teams, the 2015 season is over. But for the lucky 12 postseason participants, the beat marches on for at least one more game. Eight of the 12 clubs will start preparing to play during the NFL’s Wild Card round next weekend. Here is a brief rundown that ranks the best matchups in the […]


Crown of the North: Vikings vs Packers Preview

Where to watch? NBC (local KARE-11) at 7:30 PM CST. Where to listen? KFAN-FM 100.3/KTLK-AM 1130 The Minnesota Vikings (10-5) are heading back to Sunday Night Football to take on the Green Bay Packers (10-5) at Lambeau Field. As if we need a reminder for what’s at stake, here’s a refresher course. After decimating the […]