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Three of the four wild-card games around the National Football League are rematches from the regular season. And I'm talking for years down the road, not just having a season here, season there. "I think there were some numbers out there - he didn't carry the ball very much".
After the conclusion of Sunday Night Football in Week 17, we now know the playoff seeding for both the AFC and NFC playoff pictures. Despite the excitement of the Packersoffense versus the Giants defense match-up, this game will more than likely come down to the Giants offense against the Packers defense. Once it was apparent in the fourth quarter that Atlanta was going to win its game against New Orleans to secure the No. 2 NFC playoff seed, putting it out of reach of the Seahawks, Carroll made the uncomfortable decision to worry about the next game instead of the one in front of him.
Seattle tried the ground game early and found little to no success, running primarily out of the shotgun before being forced to turn to the pass thanks to an early deficit.
The Lions answered with their own 11-play, 80-yard drive to tie the game at 7. However, these two teams will be in one of only two positions, so it is not too much to figure out. Russell Wilson and the offense will lead the Seahawks to victory over an exposed Lions secondary. If he plays like that in the playoffs, Seattle just might find itself back in the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons. Carr suffered a broken leg last week, and the Raiders switched to Matt McGloin.
On defense, the Seahawks will be without star Earl Thomas but Kam Chancellor has stepped in to lead the defense. Surely, Seattle would have loved the opportunity to remove some of their key players from threat of injury.
QB Rankings:Who's at the top as the season draws to a close? San Francisco was simply quicker. The talent divide between these two teams is gaping. And when do the Seahawks play at their best? San Francisco has potentially more to gain by losing the game than winning.
Still, there was a game played and one which the Niners had a chance to win.
The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers six straight times. It also means that the Seahawks were able to avoid playing the Packers in a first-round game.
The rookie picked up several first downs to ice the game and hand San Francisco its 14th loss of the season. The 49ers struggle against the run. They were playing against a team which had just fired general manager Trent Baalke and were merely waiting to punt coach Chip Kelly, while one-time franchise quarterback Colin Kaepernick was hours from using an out-clause in his contract to head elsewhere next year. "We've got a lot of young guys and we're bringing them with us", Carroll said during his radio show on KIRO-AM on Monday morning.
"Happy New Year, " Ott said with a smile. Shortly after signing with the Lions, he called his former team's offer laughable. But when the organization chooses not to invest in its offensive line in the offseason, this is what they're left with. Now, there's a question whether rookie Alex Collins is better than Rawls given the results of the past two games. Punter Jon Ryan was concussed after he ran untouched for thirty yards on a fake punt.
But the Seahawks are going to have to provide a collective comeback of a different sort if they are required to play game away from home the rest of the way this season, even if Carroll refuses to acknowledge his team's obvious shortcomings. "We can't let up".
Their season-ending performance suggested the Broncos were too good a team to be sitting at home for the playoffs. Only Norm Van Brocklin (173) coached more games without winning a division in National Football League history.
Eric Hauser, the battalion chief of the Cathedral City Fire Department, said the safest bet is to get it out of the house. Trees may look like they are green and healthy, but if their needles are falling off, they are likely ready to burn.
As for Sunday's result providing any clues as to who would be the favored team in a potential GSW-CLE III, pump the brakes. He's averaging 24.1 points and hitting 39.9 percent of his 3-pointers, still sparkly numbers by most guys' standards.
Floyd did a good job in limited action against the Jets, despite finishing the game with just one reception on two targets. Barring a Miami win over Pittsburgh, the Pats will host the victor of the 4/5 matchup between the Raiders and Texans.
Ties between the US and Israel remain strained and Israeli officials are ramping up their criticism of the Obama Administration. Netanyahu holds Obama personally responsible for the USA abstaining from the Security Council vote, The Jewish Press reported.
With nothing to play for in Week 17 against the New York Jets, the Bills will also start a different quarterback on Sunday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Bills, backed up presumably by not-ready rookie Christian Hackenburg.
On a day that kicked off a celebration of 100 years of NHL history, the hockey community got one hell of a look at its future. The rookie was a difference-maker every time he touched the puck, adding a goal in a key spot in the first period.
Seattle's head man Carroll made a true roll-the-dice decision when he pulled his starters to begin the fourth quarter on Sunday. Defensively, the Seahawks are yielding 18.2 points and 318.7 total yards (225.8 in passing and 92.9 in rushing per game).
Saban's willingness to hire coaches who specialize in areas outside his comfort zone is a key to him keeping Alabama on top. The game was close near the half with the Tide holding a slim three-point lead and then Browning made a costly mistake.
But the No. 1 seed is still up for grabs - Patriots (13-2) get it with a win, Raiders get it with a win and a Pats loss. With the Rex Ryan revenge factor gone because he was sacked by Buffalo on Tuesday, not much to recommend in this one.
The 'Star Wars' actress passed away yesterday aged 60, four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles. Bill Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in " Star Wars " trilogy, summed up what many were feeling.
In terms of camera technology, Samsung is expected to endow the Galaxy S8 with a multi-sensor rear cam and front camera autofocus. Considering that it's still early days for the Galaxy S8 , we might get to hear a bit more about this aspect in the days to come.
Nittany Lions to Watch in the Rose Bowl
Locally the parade will be broadcast on NBC 4 in NY starting at 11 a.m. with the Rose Bowl following immediately afterward. Sam Darnold will use this calmness to put more pressure on the defense with his feet when plays break down.
Cody Garbrandt busts out dance move after ducking punches
The opening moments of the first round saw the elusive Cruz keep his distance but land shots from outside of the pocket. But the tension between him and Garbrandt has boiled over recently, and it all came to a head at the UFC 207 weigh-ins.
Cowboys win again, now 13-2 after beating Detroit
It probably isn't a good thing if the last line of defense is making the tackle, but Dallas has to love this hit and effort. It left Roberts lying right on his back, and fans in Dallas partying with the Cowboys comfortable ahead at the time, 42-21.
Packers-Lions moved to New Year's night
And now that we're here, we have to capitalize on that chance and play up to that momentum that we've had over the last few weeks. If they were playing anyone but the Packers, perhaps there would be a little more momentum on Detroit's side.
5 reasons Ohio State will win National Championship
Despite the Tigers yardage being down from a season ago, I do not think the entire blame should be placed on the offensive line. He ranks 42nd in the nation in passer effficiency rating (140.79) and his 7.0 yards per attempt is tied for 72nd in the nation.
Cowboys' offense finds its groove in beatdown of Lions
Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford is a native Texan who would love to get the win in front of his friends and family. When I was in class, people were asking me to sign stuff and they were taking selfies with me on the way to class.
Jets coach Bowles hospitalized, doesn't travel with team
Blount scored two touchdowns, but was otherwise stuffed on nearly every other attempt he had, at just 20 carries for 50 yards. Presumably, the Patriots will face better quarterbacks in the postseason than Petty or his replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick .
Salvation Army losing money
The Salvation Army in Manitowoc County was at only 50 percent of its Red Kettle Campaign goal for 2016 before the donation. The Salvation Army donation kettles have become a popular sight among most shoppers.
Raiders QB Carr helped off with lower leg injury
The more Derek Carr (4) gets good protection and connects from the pocket, the better off the Raiders will be. The injury took place on a fourth-quarter sack by the Indianapolis Colts, leading to Carr grabbing his ankle.
'Dangal' a very challenging first film
A true story based on the life of Indian wrestler Mahaveer Singh Phogat and his two daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari . The Fans are Waiting for the Movie for a Long Time and When it Come on the Big Screen Everyone Praises Aamir Khan .