NFL players have approved the new collective bargaining agreement presented by the league. Last time a CBA was proposed, there was a lockout in July of 2011; now the NFL will have labor peace until 2030. Although the agreement was approved, the margin wasn’t very wide. The final vote was 1,019 to 959, or 51.5% to 48.5%. Five hundred players did not vote on the plan, which is extremely significant because their votes probably would have led to this CBA’s rejection. All this being said, a lot of fans probably aren’t quite sure what the agreement entails. I’ll fill you in. Continue reading →
The San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 6:40pm ET this Sunday. It will be a battle of the top two seeds in the NFC. They have met six times in the playoffs, the last being in 2012 when Colin Kaepernick was celebrating a 45-31 Niners win. Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each team.
Championship Sunday. In my honest opinion, the best football day of the year. The Super Bowl is the most anticipated and obviously my favorite game of the year, but the fact that we get to enjoy the early part of the day, maybe even sleep in a little, and then get to watch two fantastic football games, that takes the cake for me.
The National Championship was going on while we recorded, which marks the end to the college football season. But the biggest topic on the show was the Astros cheating scandal that rocked the Astros, and possibly the Boston Red Sox. With that being said, Dj updated the 2018 MLB Playoff results.
Wild card weekend definitely lived up to its name. Now we are on to the Divisional Round. This week I will take a look at the injury status of the four teams who were on a bye last week. If you still want to read about the injuries status of the teams who thrilled us you can check it out – NFCAFC
The new additions to the playoff madness this week include The Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Green Bay Packers. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the injury status of these four teams. Continue reading →
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs is upon us. There are four games this weekend. I’ll be giving you my top plays for DraftKings four-game slate and my top plays for the Saturday and Sunday FanDuel slate. Let’s just jump right in. Here are my top players for this weekend’s playoff games.
Wild Card weekend was full of great games, all of which ended as a one-possession game. Three of the four wild card teams won, upsetting some potential Superbowl favorites in the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots. For those of you who lost money on Saints or Patriots futures bets, this weekend is a great opportunity to make it back.
Winter break is over and the Spring semester has begun for us at Ohio State. Over the break, Ohio State suffered a heartbreaking loss in the CFP semi-finals to Clemson and LSU dog-walked Oklahoma setting up a matchup of Tigers in the Championship game.
The Philadelphia Eagles did it again winning four straight games when it mattered most to get themselves into the playoffs for the third straight year, while the Seattle Seahawks rode Russell Wilson and their running backs to an 11-5 record. Carson Wentz has been banged up the last two years with multiple injuries enabling Nick Foles to start in the last two years of the playoffs, but now Wentz is healthy and has a chance to prove himself on the big stage for the first time in his career. The Seahawks had a chance to win their division and set up a matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, but failure to do so resulted in the five seed. The Seahawks and Eagles played each other once in the regular season resulting in a 17-9 victory. Rashaad Penny was the star of the game with 129 yards off of 14 carries with a touchdown. Continue reading →
The NFL playoffs are officially here. What better way to get things started than a showdown slate. The AFC South division champions, Houston Texans, host the Buffalo Bills. Both teams were able to rest players last week because they were locked into there playoff seeding. With both teams coming in fresh, here are my top players and game predictions for this playoff matchup.
The NFL season is over. All 32 teams have battled for the last 17 weeks and 12 teams are still standing, eight of which will meet this weekend for the annual winner take all wild card festivities. By Sunday night only four of the eight will be standing and ready to move into the divisional round. Injuries occur for all teams during the long NFL season, but how they manage the injuries can play a big role in how they fare in the playoffs. This week I will take a look at injuries that could have an impact on each team as they prepare for the upcoming wild weekend. Continue reading →
The playoffs are a brutal time, your roster can be plagued by injuries, the players are tired, and the coaches are wary after five long months of football. A playoff bye does wonders for teams, first of all, it gives the team time to recuperate after at the very least seven straight weeks of football. It gives time for injured players to come back and it gives time to prepare and have a home playoff game in the divisional round. Most of all, it gives the players time to study film about the potential team they’ll be facing. Let’stake a look at the four teams who got a bye and why it is critical for them.
The 2019 NFL regular season is over and now just 12 teams remain in the chase for a Super Bowl trophy. Wild Card weekend starts tomorrow and we have four games over the next two days, where it’s simple: win or go home! Many betters have already put money down on futures bets for conference champions and Super Bowl winners. However, let’s not miss out on the great action in this weekend’s games.
Focus turns to the NFL playoff picture in this week’s edition of Woz’s NFL Notebook. The Baltimore Ravens dominated last week’s edition, and they are my team-of-the-week, but we start this week in the NFC. The NFL playoff picture is fascinating and there are many permutations. Teams with aspirations of playing football in January are fighting for every inch on the field. Continue reading →
The championship games were great entertainment and proved to be some great fun for football fans as it is some of the last meaningful games until September. Even though the deserving teams seemed to have won what looms large is the calls that more or less decided the wins. The NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints was called by Bill Vinovich and his staff while the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was called by Clete Blakeman and his staff. Let’s examine some of the crucial missed calls.
When these two teams last faced off in New Orleans in week 11, the Philadelphia Eagles played their worst game in recent memory, getting run out of the Superdome, 48-7. We should expect the Eagles to be able to do a much better job at scoring with the New Orleans Saints this time. The Saints had a much different road to the playoffs, finishing up the regular season 13-3 and grabbing the number one seed. Philadelphia, on the other hand, had to dig themselves out of a 4-6 hole, winning five of the last six and beating the Bears in the wild-card round.
The Los Angeles Chargers will visit Foxborough for a meeting against the New England Patriots. Philip Rivers and Tom Brady will meet once again, this possibly being the last time they meet in their career. Tom Brady has had Philip Rivers’ number so far, with a 7-0 record. But, this game could have a different outcome.
The Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys in primetime tonight. Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke are both the owners of these high profile teams and are good friends, but today they will be rivals rooting for their respective teams to win.
The NFL season is winding down and that means one thing. It’s playoff season and the AFC runs through Arrowhead, an idea that might make Chiefs fans nervous but what might make them more nervous is seeing Andrew Luck on the other sideline. I was in Indianapolis the day Andrew Luck led a massive 28-point comeback against the Chiefs whose offense and defense as a whole broke down and allowed the Colts to take advantage and lead Indy to one of the many Chiefs heartbreaks.
The Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles today at 4:40pm ET. The Eagles again find themselves entering the playoffs with backup Nick Foles. The Bears are back to being the “Monsters of the Midway” again and hold the third seed in the NFC. Something’s gotta give.
The first game of the NFL Playoffs has the potential to be one of the best wildcard matchups this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts were only the third team in NFL history to work themselves back from a 1-5 hole and win a playoff spot. As remarkable as that feat is. You have the Houston Texans, who were the first team to survive a 0-3 start and punch their ticket.