Posts Tagged ‘playoffs’

The Unexpected (and expected) for Wild Card weekend

The the NFL playoffs are finally here. Wild Card weekend came and passed without too much hubbub, as three of the four games didn’t quite live up to the billing. Nevertheless, there were plenty of surprises as usual, so let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for Wild Card weekend.

NFL Playoffs Bandwagon Guide for Dejected Fans

Have the NFL playoffs started with your favorite team left out in the cold? Well, have no fear. You can shamelessly join the bandwagon of one of the 12 remaining teams in the playoffs. Not sure who you want to be a fan of for the next month? No worries, you can follow our easy-to-use guide for choosing your new favorite team. Welcome to bandwagon fandom. All aboard!

Top 5 most annoying types of NFL fans

In preparation for the postseason, I present you a list of the five most annoying types of NFL fans you probably encountered this season.

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 17: Hide that flag!

It’s week 17, and the NFL regular season is in the books save for the NFC East title game happening in Washington right now. Rather than wait for that game to be decided, let’s take a look at the unexpected (and expected) for week 17.

Madden curse watch week 17: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 17 has finally arrived. The Detroit Lions will not be returning to the playoffs, and since Calvin Johnson has already claimed the record for receiving yards in a single, the Lions looked to play spoiler to the playoff hopes of their division rival Chicago Bears.

Unexpected (and expected) for week 16: Everyone loves kickers

Welcome to week 16, where we saw several records be broken… by kickers! There was also a 50-burger dropped in Green Bay, a real record broken in Detroit, and a heart-warming moment as the cherry on top of a wild Sunday. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 16.

NFL week 15 Horoscopes: Statement Sunday edition

NFL fans received a gift from the scheduling gods this weekend as there are six matchups with gigantic playoff implications in what has been dubbed, “Statement Sunday.” Once again we turned to the heavens to see what the future might hold for each of the 12 teams in the featured games. Here are your week 15 NFL horoscopes:

The Unexpected (and expected) for week 14: Duck, Ref!

Not sure if you were paying attention, or taking an open-eyed snooze like some NFL referees, but it’s week 14 and the playoff race is heating up as more teams drop out, and one pesky team hangs on for dear life.

NFL week 14 Horoscopes: J.J. Watt key to slowing Tom Brady

As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team. Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:

Top 5 ways to enjoy the NFL Playoffs (if your team stinks)

So your team’s season is over. Whether you’re bitter that your team didn’t live up to its potential (Eagles, Chargers), or you saw this coming back in August (Chiefs, Raiders), here’s a list of ways for you to make the most of what’s left of the NFL season, even with your team on its way out.

So, your team won just a few games last year… any chance of making the playoffs this year?

If you’re interested in the Dolphins (six wins in 2011), Bills (six), Browns (four), Jaguars (five), Colts (two), Redskins (five), Vikings (three), Panthers (six), Bucs (four) and Rams (two), there is historical precedence to hope for a 2012 turnaround.

WR Boldin out for Cardinals at Carolina

For what it’s worth, I just received an e-mail via a Cardinal that Arizona WR Anquan Boldin will not play tonight against the Carolina Panthers.

Whisenhunt on slumping Cards: ‘We stunk’

With losses in four of the last five games, including two straight since clinching a playoff spot in Week 14, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt believes his team is lacking confidence.

Saints’ playoff hopes should be clear after tonight

With Thursday night’s game about to kick off, New Orleans’ view of the playoffs could come into focus.

AFC playoff picture

Next is the breakdown of the AFC playoff scenarios heading into Week 14. No teams have clinched a spot in the AFC, while the Bengals and Chiefs are the only teams eliminated.

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