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Bears vs. Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football’

Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football

The two NFC playoff hopefuls face off Thursday night in a matchup that weighs heavily on their chances

The Bears put some life into their dormant playoff aspirations by winning back-to-back games over the

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'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

“These are two very different football teams right now.

They have a lot of not just young players that they’re counting on to help them win football games, but

this matchup, Oakland could potentially fall two games behind both Tennessee and Pittsburgh in the playoff

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New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

Steve Belichick went to Rutgers University in New Jersey and played lacrosse and was on the football

New England is 10-2 this season and are on pace to making their 11th straight playoff appearance and

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Not surprisingly, LSU and Georgia, along with other playoff favorites Ohio State and Clemson, are among

Also interesting is they haven’t been able to turn the football over on that side of the ball, at least

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Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

win as many games as we possibly can to put ourselves in position to win the division and make this playoff

“We feel like we’ve played pretty good football all year,” coach Jon Gruden said.

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Week 14 NFL picks

Week 14 NFL picks

to the Texans last Sunday night, the Patri*ts need to pull out all the stops against the Chiefs for playoff

Giants at Eagles (-9.5): Eli Manning will very likely be starting against the Eagles on Monday Night Football

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Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

greatness and Lamar Jackson’s brilliance in the option game, the 49ers are the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff

Since the loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, everything in the 49ers season has seemingly

Man, didn’t you miss the playoff hunt, Niners fans?

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Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

We better smarten up and start playing some football.”

Catholic Memorial, Melrose, Amherst, Ashland and West Bridgewater, can sympathize with Abington’s recent playoff

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Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Then they quickly returned to the football mantra: We’re concentrating on our own business.

For everyone else: Here’s the NFC playoff picture looks for the Rams with four weeks left in the regular

It’s a narrow needle to thread, which is why the websites that rate teams’ playoff chances all give the

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it’s “silly” to think players aren’t aware of playoff possibilities,

Blanton (6-foot-6, 262 pounds) played his college football at Missouri …

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Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles’ loss to the Dolphins was so bad and possibly so damning to their playoff

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

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Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

We're excited and we're looking forward to Monday Night Football and playing the New York Giants."

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

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Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Manning's potential return will be against Philadelphia, and can hurt the Eagles' playoff chances with

"Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and I'm never going to watch football

Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and i'm never going to watch football

expires at the end of the season, has been widely expected to announce his retirement from professional football

will look to improve on their 2-8 record on Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles during Monday Night Football

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Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Wednesday, ushering in the next era for the Scarlet Knights, who hope the school’s most successful football

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

CLEMSON'S DABO SWINNEY THEORIZES COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE TREATS TEAM UNFAIRLY

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

Schiano will get a second stint with Rutgers after starting his college football head coaching career

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

FORMER COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEBACKER ACCUSES EX-COACH OF TRYING TO BAN HIM FROM GAMES, DERAILING NFL CAREER

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

Ohio State has made two appearances in the College Football Playoff.

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

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Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

three years at Prospect High in Saratoga, the senior on special teams and at fullback saw his college football

career end 35-24 loss Linsey Wilson of Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the NAIA football playoffs.

26 yards, in a 48-45 loss at Auburn that knocked the Crimson Tide out of the picture in the College Football

Playoff.

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Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

TRENDING:       Snow totals       BC football       Seaport art       Momosan Ramen       Travel Deal

Thanks to Joe Ferreira and NFL Playoff Scenarios for doing what they do.

ALREADY ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION: Bengals, Dolphins.

Seahawks (10-2): Seattle will clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie.

TRENDING:       Snow totals       BC football       Seaport art       Momosan Ramen       Travel Deal

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'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

It could’ve been a very different season for this football team.”

“Philip Rivers has been really loose with the football,” notes Wolf.

were facing a quarterback who has never played in this league before in Drew Lock, and they lose that football

Austin Ekeler is very effective, really as a pass-catcher as well, but out of the backfield for this football

The Chargers continue their disappointing season against the Jaguars, hoping to hold on to their slim playoff

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'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

They slugged it out with that football team, and they were right there.

A playoff run is well within reach for these 49ers, particularly behind a defense that, despite the obvious

Brees is great about getting rid of the football fast.

So I think that could be a big difference in this football game.

Read full article: 'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Ste...→
USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

Only the premium football games will frame the size of the revenue pot for the Pac-12.

The Trojans are the top college football draw in the second-biggest media market in the country — and

But there is a much better chance of USC reaching the level of playoff contender … of appointment TV

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

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Week 14 NFL Picks: Picturing Perfect Playoff Matchups As Season Enters Final Quarter

The positioning at the top of both conference playoff structures is very much up in the air, and that

All of that playoff seeding talk from earlier?

Miami (+5) over NEW YORK JETS What a slap in the face to the hottest team in football, making them five-point

But he does not lose December football games in Arizona. Everyone knows that.

New York Giants (+10) over PHILADELPHIA ELI MANNING ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, BABY!

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Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

The Midshipmen are 9-2 and 24th in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Army is 5-7.

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

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Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

The regular season and playoff matchup were decided by a combined 10 points, and the postseason game

The numbers back up the eye test, as K.C. ranks 15th in Football Outsiders’ defensive efficiency ratings

Mahomes story lines, there is a little extra oomph given to this game this weekend due to the playoff

“It’s a big day of football.

It is going to feel like a playoff day.”

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Eagles (5-7) Last week: 9 They went down to Miami and lost to what was statistically the worst team in football

They're still alive in the playoff picture but it's hard to be very confident in them. 

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Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

weeks remaining in the NFL regular season the New Orleans Saints are the only team to have clinched a playoff

New Orleans secured a third consecutive NFC South title and ensured it will be playing football in January

No AFC team has clinched a playoff spot yet, but four franchises can do so in Week 14.

The Baltimore Ravens, who currently lead the AFC with a 10-2 record, will secure a playoff berth with

on Sunday and the Los Angeles Rams lose to the Seahawks in the all-NFC West affair on Sunday Night Football

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Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Or maybe Folt looked at lawsuit settlements totaling $265 million and realized the football program wasn

She knows what bad football is like. This wasn’t it.

Beyond all that, what should we expect from USC football? A College Football Playoff spot?

shouldn’t strongly, and annually, challenge for the Pac-12 title and, when the moon is right, slip into playoff

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Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Bradbury struggled early in the season, and Pro Football Focus rated him the lowest-ranked center in

s no chance the Vikings (8-4), a 14-point favorite, will overlook the Lions (3-8-1), who are out of playoff

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Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors

Jimmy Lake’s move to the big chair at Washington furthered the changing makeup of the Pac-12 football

When it comes to diversity at the top of the football org chart, the Pac-12 is lapping the competition

But the diversity in key leadership positions doesn’t end with football.

get some help from No. 1 LSU erasing No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta, it’s in pretty good shape to make the Playoff

• Utah (or Baylor) would add some new blood to a playoff that has been dominated by a few programs, notes

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Boomer:' Utah student section trolls Paul Finebaum after he says "nobody" wants the Utes in College FootballPlayoff

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum.

Keep it coming," Utah Football wrote on its Twitter account.

Playoff (CFP).

Playoff," Finebaum replied, adding that "Oklahoma may not be any better, but their gonna look a lot

In the most recent College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, Utah was given the No. 5 sport, just outside

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Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

To the ire of the team it would be playing, the Blackstone Valley Tech football team has backed out of

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship Bowl and

state semifinal, it was forced to back out of the vocational championship series with the two-round playoff

But he also critiques the MVADA football committee’s involvement in this process and says he has yet

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship …

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With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

Their chances of earning a first-round playoff bye are extremely high, as are their chances of winning

And so, in looking at the AFC playoff race, it’s quite clear that despite winning more than 83 percent

Kansas City last year, they did so in a wild back-and-forth game where the last team to possess the football

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Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Now, the Sooners trailed Baylor 31-10, and their College Football Playoff hopes were slipping away.

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CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

Ugly Eagles are certainly battle-tested, with all five of their losses coming against NCS Division I playoff

Elk Grove won three of its four playoff games by double-digit margins en route to the Sac-Joaquin Section

.: There are seven Lincoln high schools in California — six play football — and that’s kind of a bummer

Although Lincoln has had its share of football success — one of its alums is former Super Bowl-winning

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Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

mostly procedure measures and a chance for some to vent about problems at the university not related to football

He objected to spending $50 million on football when it might be better spent on academics.

The incentives jump to $200,000 for making the college football playoff, $250,000 for appearing in the

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

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Manning returns as Giants look to spoil Philly's playoff hopes Monday night - amNewYork

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

Besides a proper sign off for Manning, the Giants are poised to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes in the

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

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Along with their revised official name of Chicago Fire Football Club, the Fire unveiled the first new

Coming off yet another non-playoff campaign, the Fire have roster flexibility and open Designated Player

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

entering the final weekend of the season, the SEC has two teams set up for potential berths in the College Football

Playoff.

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

everything they can to give the NFC East lead away, while the Bears have fought their way back into playoff

Should be a good possible playoff preview. Saints get the slight edge in the dome.

What will happen when they visit the Bears for Thursday Night Football? By Derrick Gunn

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CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

That no longer is the case as the high school football season moves into the regional round.

— wreaked havoc on the section championships, survivors are gearing up for another weekend of soggy football

You could put me on a mountain in Lake Tahoe and it wouldn’t look any different than I do in a cold football

How important is a running attack and defense at playoff time?

football is $40 at Big 5 Sporting Goods, then we’re going to buy another football,” Walsh said.

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Maurkice Pouncey (53) and tackled by offensive guard David DeCastro (66) during the second half of an NFL football

Pittsburgh is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

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Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

This year, the Bears need a win over Dallas tonight to keep flickering playoff hopes alive.

The Chicago Bears are playing the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

To keep playoff dreams alive, the Bears must eke out a victory.

I'm glad I got to cover that game, and also write about the Cubs' playoff runs in 2017 and 2018.

on Dec. 22 without checking their phones to see if the Bears are beating the Chiefs in Sunday Night Football

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NFL schedule makers pack pure gold into last four weeks with these upcoming games

There's more than exact science when schedule makers in the National Football League map out the upcoming

A win by either team helps them in the playoff hunt, while a loss by either hurts.

This game will not only have lots of eyeballs, but will have fantasy football league owners on the edge

If the Rams are still in the playoff hunt, this game will be a must-win.

Playoff seedings for both teams could be majorly affected by this game, too.

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A football rarity is getting closer to reality, and it's forming like a perfect storm in 2019

LSU is 12-0, ranked No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff (CFP) ranking and will face No. 4 Georgia

Digging back through 100 seasons of professional football, the feat has happened only twice, when the

There are no more split polls to declare national college champions, but rather a four team playoff.

LSU looks poised to make the playoff.

a feat never seen in the Super Bowl era, and it's happened only twice in 100 years of professional football

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Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

weeks and even a year of speculation, Clay Helton is returning for his fifth season as the USC head football

All indications are if Utah beats Oregon in the Pac-12 title game and earns a spot in the College Football

Playoff, USC will be in the Alamo Bowl, likely against the loser of the Big 12 championship game between

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Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The University of Southern California Athletic Department has announced that head football coach, Clay

continue on as head coach and that he would work closely with Helton to "look at all aspects of the football

Heading into 2020, Coach Helton and I will work together to take a hard look at all aspects of the football

He has never made the College Football Playoff.

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020

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Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

complete performance in a 34-7 victory at Arizona, a win they had to have to keep alive their slim playoff

ESPN’s Football Power Index ranks the Rams’ remaining schedule as the third-most difficult in the NFL

The Rams enter this weekend one game back of Minnesota (8-4) for the NFC’s sixth and final playoff spot

The Seahawks, meanwhile, can clinch a playoff berth with a victory in L.A. on Sunday night.

Dropped a bit on draft boards after a bad 40, but dude is a football player.

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Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

reasons, but with the same results, the Cowboys and Bears are two of the most disappointing teams in football

Particularly for the Bears, whose flickering playoff hopes are one lake breeze away from being extinguished

Football Outsiders gives them a 3.6 chance of making the playoffs.

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New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

Ex-coach Ben McAdoo had 13 wins in 28 games, with a playoff appearance, before he was fired in the middle

FORMER NFL PLAYER, COLLEGE FOOTBALL STANDOUT DIES ONE YEAR AFTER TWIN BROTHER'S SUICIDE

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5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough to make some fans swear off football for the rest

As minimal as their chances feel, the Eagles are still in the playoff hunt.

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough for some fans to swear off football for the rest

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Utah’s charge to the College Football Playoff has dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received

replacement for a playoff team or 3) involved in a contracted bowl.

Oregon can’t make the Cotton in the event Utah is blocked from the playoff and heads to Pasadena.

The conference stands to collected millions in unexpected revenue if Utah makes the College Football

Playoff.

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Bears vs. Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football’

Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football

The two NFC playoff hopefuls face off Thursday night in a matchup that weighs heavily on their chances

The Bears put some life into their dormant playoff aspirations by winning back-to-back games over the

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Manning returns as Giants look to spoil Philly's playoff hopes Monday night - amNewYork

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

Besides a proper sign off for Manning, the Giants are poised to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes in the

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

Read full article: Manning returns as Giants look to spoil ...→
'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

They slugged it out with that football team, and they were right there.

A playoff run is well within reach for these 49ers, particularly behind a defense that, despite the obvious

Brees is great about getting rid of the football fast.

So I think that could be a big difference in this football game.

Read full article: 'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Ste...→
New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

Steve Belichick went to Rutgers University in New Jersey and played lacrosse and was on the football

New England is 10-2 this season and are on pace to making their 11th straight playoff appearance and

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

entering the final weekend of the season, the SEC has two teams set up for potential berths in the College Football

Playoff.

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Week 14 NFL Picks: Picturing Perfect Playoff Matchups As Season Enters Final Quarter

The positioning at the top of both conference playoff structures is very much up in the air, and that

All of that playoff seeding talk from earlier?

Miami (+5) over NEW YORK JETS What a slap in the face to the hottest team in football, making them five-point

But he does not lose December football games in Arizona. Everyone knows that.

New York Giants (+10) over PHILADELPHIA ELI MANNING ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, BABY!

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Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

win as many games as we possibly can to put ourselves in position to win the division and make this playoff

“We feel like we’ve played pretty good football all year,” coach Jon Gruden said.

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CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

That no longer is the case as the high school football season moves into the regional round.

— wreaked havoc on the section championships, survivors are gearing up for another weekend of soggy football

You could put me on a mountain in Lake Tahoe and it wouldn’t look any different than I do in a cold football

How important is a running attack and defense at playoff time?

football is $40 at Big 5 Sporting Goods, then we’re going to buy another football,” Walsh said.

Read full article: CIF NorCal football: How teams are deali...→
Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

The regular season and playoff matchup were decided by a combined 10 points, and the postseason game

The numbers back up the eye test, as K.C. ranks 15th in Football Outsiders’ defensive efficiency ratings

Mahomes story lines, there is a little extra oomph given to this game this weekend due to the playoff

“It’s a big day of football.

It is going to feel like a playoff day.”

Read full article: Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Pat...→
Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

greatness and Lamar Jackson’s brilliance in the option game, the 49ers are the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff

Since the loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, everything in the 49ers season has seemingly

Man, didn’t you miss the playoff hunt, Niners fans?

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Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

This year, the Bears need a win over Dallas tonight to keep flickering playoff hopes alive.

The Chicago Bears are playing the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

To keep playoff dreams alive, the Bears must eke out a victory.

I'm glad I got to cover that game, and also write about the Cubs' playoff runs in 2017 and 2018.

on Dec. 22 without checking their phones to see if the Bears are beating the Chiefs in Sunday Night Football

Read full article: Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight migh...→
Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

weeks remaining in the NFL regular season the New Orleans Saints are the only team to have clinched a playoff

New Orleans secured a third consecutive NFC South title and ensured it will be playing football in January

No AFC team has clinched a playoff spot yet, but four franchises can do so in Week 14.

The Baltimore Ravens, who currently lead the AFC with a 10-2 record, will secure a playoff berth with

on Sunday and the Los Angeles Rams lose to the Seahawks in the all-NFC West affair on Sunday Night Football

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Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Then they quickly returned to the football mantra: We’re concentrating on our own business.

For everyone else: Here’s the NFC playoff picture looks for the Rams with four weeks left in the regular

It’s a narrow needle to thread, which is why the websites that rate teams’ playoff chances all give the

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it’s “silly” to think players aren’t aware of playoff possibilities,

Blanton (6-foot-6, 262 pounds) played his college football at Missouri …

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A football rarity is getting closer to reality, and it's forming like a perfect storm in 2019

LSU is 12-0, ranked No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff (CFP) ranking and will face No. 4 Georgia

Digging back through 100 seasons of professional football, the feat has happened only twice, when the

There are no more split polls to declare national college champions, but rather a four team playoff.

LSU looks poised to make the playoff.

a feat never seen in the Super Bowl era, and it's happened only twice in 100 years of professional football

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Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Bradbury struggled early in the season, and Pro Football Focus rated him the lowest-ranked center in

s no chance the Vikings (8-4), a 14-point favorite, will overlook the Lions (3-8-1), who are out of playoff

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Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

We're excited and we're looking forward to Monday Night Football and playing the New York Giants."

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

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Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The University of Southern California Athletic Department has announced that head football coach, Clay

continue on as head coach and that he would work closely with Helton to "look at all aspects of the football

Heading into 2020, Coach Helton and I will work together to take a hard look at all aspects of the football

He has never made the College Football Playoff.

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020

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Boomer:' Utah student section trolls Paul Finebaum after he says "nobody" wants the Utes in College FootballPlayoff

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum.

Keep it coming," Utah Football wrote on its Twitter account.

Playoff (CFP).

Playoff," Finebaum replied, adding that "Oklahoma may not be any better, but their gonna look a lot

In the most recent College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, Utah was given the No. 5 sport, just outside

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Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Wednesday, ushering in the next era for the Scarlet Knights, who hope the school’s most successful football

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

CLEMSON'S DABO SWINNEY THEORIZES COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE TREATS TEAM UNFAIRLY

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

Schiano will get a second stint with Rutgers after starting his college football head coaching career

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Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

reasons, but with the same results, the Cowboys and Bears are two of the most disappointing teams in football

Particularly for the Bears, whose flickering playoff hopes are one lake breeze away from being extinguished

Football Outsiders gives them a 3.6 chance of making the playoffs.

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With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

Their chances of earning a first-round playoff bye are extremely high, as are their chances of winning

And so, in looking at the AFC playoff race, it’s quite clear that despite winning more than 83 percent

Kansas City last year, they did so in a wild back-and-forth game where the last team to possess the football

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

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5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough to make some fans swear off football for the rest

As minimal as their chances feel, the Eagles are still in the playoff hunt.

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough for some fans to swear off football for the rest

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CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

Ugly Eagles are certainly battle-tested, with all five of their losses coming against NCS Division I playoff

Elk Grove won three of its four playoff games by double-digit margins en route to the Sac-Joaquin Section

.: There are seven Lincoln high schools in California — six play football — and that’s kind of a bummer

Although Lincoln has had its share of football success — one of its alums is former Super Bowl-winning

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Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

TRENDING:       Snow totals       BC football       Seaport art       Momosan Ramen       Travel Deal

Thanks to Joe Ferreira and NFL Playoff Scenarios for doing what they do.

ALREADY ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION: Bengals, Dolphins.

Seahawks (10-2): Seattle will clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie.

TRENDING:       Snow totals       BC football       Seaport art       Momosan Ramen       Travel Deal

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'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

It could’ve been a very different season for this football team.”

“Philip Rivers has been really loose with the football,” notes Wolf.

were facing a quarterback who has never played in this league before in Drew Lock, and they lose that football

Austin Ekeler is very effective, really as a pass-catcher as well, but out of the backfield for this football

The Chargers continue their disappointing season against the Jaguars, hoping to hold on to their slim playoff

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'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

“These are two very different football teams right now.

They have a lot of not just young players that they’re counting on to help them win football games, but

this matchup, Oakland could potentially fall two games behind both Tennessee and Pittsburgh in the playoff

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Along with their revised official name of Chicago Fire Football Club, the Fire unveiled the first new

Coming off yet another non-playoff campaign, the Fire have roster flexibility and open Designated Player

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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

Only the premium football games will frame the size of the revenue pot for the Pac-12.

The Trojans are the top college football draw in the second-biggest media market in the country — and

But there is a much better chance of USC reaching the level of playoff contender … of appointment TV

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Not surprisingly, LSU and Georgia, along with other playoff favorites Ohio State and Clemson, are among

Also interesting is they haven’t been able to turn the football over on that side of the ball, at least

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

everything they can to give the NFC East lead away, while the Bears have fought their way back into playoff

Should be a good possible playoff preview. Saints get the slight edge in the dome.

What will happen when they visit the Bears for Thursday Night Football? By Derrick Gunn

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Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

The Midshipmen are 9-2 and 24th in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Army is 5-7.

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

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Week 14 NFL picks

Week 14 NFL picks

to the Texans last Sunday night, the Patri*ts need to pull out all the stops against the Chiefs for playoff

Giants at Eagles (-9.5): Eli Manning will very likely be starting against the Eagles on Monday Night Football

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Maurkice Pouncey (53) and tackled by offensive guard David DeCastro (66) during the second half of an NFL football

Pittsburgh is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Eagles (5-7) Last week: 9 They went down to Miami and lost to what was statistically the worst team in football

They're still alive in the playoff picture but it's hard to be very confident in them. 

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Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

We better smarten up and start playing some football.”

Catholic Memorial, Melrose, Amherst, Ashland and West Bridgewater, can sympathize with Abington’s recent playoff

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NFL schedule makers pack pure gold into last four weeks with these upcoming games

There's more than exact science when schedule makers in the National Football League map out the upcoming

A win by either team helps them in the playoff hunt, while a loss by either hurts.

This game will not only have lots of eyeballs, but will have fantasy football league owners on the edge

If the Rams are still in the playoff hunt, this game will be a must-win.

Playoff seedings for both teams could be majorly affected by this game, too.

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Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Or maybe Folt looked at lawsuit settlements totaling $265 million and realized the football program wasn

She knows what bad football is like. This wasn’t it.

Beyond all that, what should we expect from USC football? A College Football Playoff spot?

shouldn’t strongly, and annually, challenge for the Pac-12 title and, when the moon is right, slip into playoff

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Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles’ loss to the Dolphins was so bad and possibly so damning to their playoff

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

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Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

weeks and even a year of speculation, Clay Helton is returning for his fifth season as the USC head football

All indications are if Utah beats Oregon in the Pac-12 title game and earns a spot in the College Football

Playoff, USC will be in the Alamo Bowl, likely against the loser of the Big 12 championship game between

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Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors

Jimmy Lake’s move to the big chair at Washington furthered the changing makeup of the Pac-12 football

When it comes to diversity at the top of the football org chart, the Pac-12 is lapping the competition

But the diversity in key leadership positions doesn’t end with football.

get some help from No. 1 LSU erasing No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta, it’s in pretty good shape to make the Playoff

• Utah (or Baylor) would add some new blood to a playoff that has been dominated by a few programs, notes

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Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Manning's potential return will be against Philadelphia, and can hurt the Eagles' playoff chances with

"Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and I'm never going to watch football

Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and i'm never going to watch football

expires at the end of the season, has been widely expected to announce his retirement from professional football

will look to improve on their 2-8 record on Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles during Monday Night Football

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Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

complete performance in a 34-7 victory at Arizona, a win they had to have to keep alive their slim playoff

ESPN’s Football Power Index ranks the Rams’ remaining schedule as the third-most difficult in the NFL

The Rams enter this weekend one game back of Minnesota (8-4) for the NFC’s sixth and final playoff spot

The Seahawks, meanwhile, can clinch a playoff berth with a victory in L.A. on Sunday night.

Dropped a bit on draft boards after a bad 40, but dude is a football player.

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Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

To the ire of the team it would be playing, the Blackstone Valley Tech football team has backed out of

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship Bowl and

state semifinal, it was forced to back out of the vocational championship series with the two-round playoff

But he also critiques the MVADA football committee’s involvement in this process and says he has yet

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship …

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

FORMER COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEBACKER ACCUSES EX-COACH OF TRYING TO BAN HIM FROM GAMES, DERAILING NFL CAREER

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

Ohio State has made two appearances in the College Football Playoff.

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New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

Ex-coach Ben McAdoo had 13 wins in 28 games, with a playoff appearance, before he was fired in the middle

FORMER NFL PLAYER, COLLEGE FOOTBALL STANDOUT DIES ONE YEAR AFTER TWIN BROTHER'S SUICIDE

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Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Now, the Sooners trailed Baylor 31-10, and their College Football Playoff hopes were slipping away.

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Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

three years at Prospect High in Saratoga, the senior on special teams and at fullback saw his college football

career end 35-24 loss Linsey Wilson of Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the NAIA football playoffs.

26 yards, in a 48-45 loss at Auburn that knocked the Crimson Tide out of the picture in the College Football

Playoff.

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Utah’s charge to the College Football Playoff has dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received

replacement for a playoff team or 3) involved in a contracted bowl.

Oregon can’t make the Cotton in the event Utah is blocked from the playoff and heads to Pasadena.

The conference stands to collected millions in unexpected revenue if Utah makes the College Football

Playoff.

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Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

mostly procedure measures and a chance for some to vent about problems at the university not related to football

He objected to spending $50 million on football when it might be better spent on academics.

The incentives jump to $200,000 for making the college football playoff, $250,000 for appearing in the

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

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Bears vs. Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football’

Cowboys: Live updates and highlights for ‘Thursday Night Football

The two NFC playoff hopefuls face off Thursday night in a matchup that weighs heavily on their chances

The Bears put some life into their dormant playoff aspirations by winning back-to-back games over the

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'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

'Chargers Just Have Too Much' For Jaguars, Says CBS2's Greg Wolf

It could’ve been a very different season for this football team.”

“Philip Rivers has been really loose with the football,” notes Wolf.

were facing a quarterback who has never played in this league before in Drew Lock, and they lose that football

Austin Ekeler is very effective, really as a pass-catcher as well, but out of the backfield for this football

The Chargers continue their disappointing season against the Jaguars, hoping to hold on to their slim playoff

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Manning returns as Giants look to spoil Philly's playoff hopes Monday night - amNewYork

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

Besides a proper sign off for Manning, the Giants are poised to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes in the

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night,

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'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Raiders Don't Have Veterans You Need To Win Right Now' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

“These are two very different football teams right now.

They have a lot of not just young players that they’re counting on to help them win football games, but

this matchup, Oakland could potentially fall two games behind both Tennessee and Pittsburgh in the playoff

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'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

'Jimmy Garoppolo Is Going To Have To Step Up,' Says CBSLA's Greg Wolf

They slugged it out with that football team, and they were right there.

A playoff run is well within reach for these 49ers, particularly behind a defense that, despite the obvious

Brees is great about getting rid of the football fast.

So I think that could be a big difference in this football game.

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Along with their revised official name of Chicago Fire Football Club, the Fire unveiled the first new

Coming off yet another non-playoff campaign, the Fire have roster flexibility and open Designated Player

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New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

New England Patriots' Steve Belichick leaves fans stunned with how much he sounds like dad

Steve Belichick went to Rutgers University in New Jersey and played lacrosse and was on the football

New England is 10-2 this season and are on pace to making their 11th straight playoff appearance and

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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

Only the premium football games will frame the size of the revenue pot for the Pac-12.

The Trojans are the top college football draw in the second-biggest media market in the country — and

But there is a much better chance of USC reaching the level of playoff contender … of appointment TV

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

entering the final weekend of the season, the SEC has two teams set up for potential berths in the College Football

Playoff.

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Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Georgia Must 'Let Defense Lead The Way' To Beat LSU In SEC Championship, Says Aaron Taylor

Not surprisingly, LSU and Georgia, along with other playoff favorites Ohio State and Clemson, are among

Also interesting is they haven’t been able to turn the football over on that side of the ball, at least

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Week 14 NFL Picks: Picturing Perfect Playoff Matchups As Season Enters Final Quarter

The positioning at the top of both conference playoff structures is very much up in the air, and that

All of that playoff seeding talk from earlier?

Miami (+5) over NEW YORK JETS What a slap in the face to the hottest team in football, making them five-point

But he does not lose December football games in Arizona. Everyone knows that.

New York Giants (+10) over PHILADELPHIA ELI MANNING ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, BABY!

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

everything they can to give the NFC East lead away, while the Bears have fought their way back into playoff

Should be a good possible playoff preview. Saints get the slight edge in the dome.

What will happen when they visit the Bears for Thursday Night Football? By Derrick Gunn

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Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

Titans, Raiders Headed Into Opposite Directions Heading Into Sunday Showdown

win as many games as we possibly can to put ourselves in position to win the division and make this playoff

“We feel like we’ve played pretty good football all year,” coach Jon Gruden said.

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Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy reveals throwback uniforms for Army-Navy football game

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

The Midshipmen are 9-2 and 24th in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Army is 5-7.

Navy football is honoring its two Heisman Trophy winners with throwback uniforms from the 1960s for this

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CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

CIF NorCal football: How teams are dealing with rain, wind, cold

That no longer is the case as the high school football season moves into the regional round.

— wreaked havoc on the section championships, survivors are gearing up for another weekend of soggy football

You could put me on a mountain in Lake Tahoe and it wouldn’t look any different than I do in a cold football

How important is a running attack and defense at playoff time?

football is $40 at Big 5 Sporting Goods, then we’re going to buy another football,” Walsh said.

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Week 14 NFL picks

Week 14 NFL picks

to the Texans last Sunday night, the Patri*ts need to pull out all the stops against the Chiefs for playoff

Giants at Eagles (-9.5): Eli Manning will very likely be starting against the Eagles on Monday Night Football

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Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

Jim Nantz: 'Don't See Any Reason Why Patriots-Chiefs Won't Be Another Nail-Biter'

The regular season and playoff matchup were decided by a combined 10 points, and the postseason game

The numbers back up the eye test, as K.C. ranks 15th in Football Outsiders’ defensive efficiency ratings

Mahomes story lines, there is a little extra oomph given to this game this weekend due to the playoff

“It’s a big day of football.

It is going to feel like a playoff day.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Pittsburgh Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey has no regrets about role in brawl, defends Mason Rudolph

Maurkice Pouncey (53) and tackled by offensive guard David DeCastro (66) during the second half of an NFL football

Pittsburgh is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

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Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

Kurtenbach: The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

greatness and Lamar Jackson’s brilliance in the option game, the 49ers are the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff

Since the loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, everything in the 49ers season has seemingly

Man, didn’t you miss the playoff hunt, Niners fans?

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Eagles (5-7) Last week: 9 They went down to Miami and lost to what was statistically the worst team in football

They're still alive in the playoff picture but it's hard to be very confident in them. 

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Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

Constable: Why a Bears loss tonight might be a good thing

This year, the Bears need a win over Dallas tonight to keep flickering playoff hopes alive.

The Chicago Bears are playing the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

To keep playoff dreams alive, the Bears must eke out a victory.

I'm glad I got to cover that game, and also write about the Cubs' playoff runs in 2017 and 2018.

on Dec. 22 without checking their phones to see if the Bears are beating the Chiefs in Sunday Night Football

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Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington vs. Leicester

We better smarten up and start playing some football.”

Catholic Memorial, Melrose, Amherst, Ashland and West Bridgewater, can sympathize with Abington’s recent playoff

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Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

Which NFL teams can make the playoffs in Week 14?

weeks remaining in the NFL regular season the New Orleans Saints are the only team to have clinched a playoff

New Orleans secured a third consecutive NFC South title and ensured it will be playing football in January

No AFC team has clinched a playoff spot yet, but four franchises can do so in Week 14.

The Baltimore Ravens, who currently lead the AFC with a 10-2 record, will secure a playoff berth with

on Sunday and the Los Angeles Rams lose to the Seahawks in the all-NFC West affair on Sunday Night Football

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NFL schedule makers pack pure gold into last four weeks with these upcoming games

There's more than exact science when schedule makers in the National Football League map out the upcoming

A win by either team helps them in the playoff hunt, while a loss by either hurts.

This game will not only have lots of eyeballs, but will have fantasy football league owners on the edge

If the Rams are still in the playoff hunt, this game will be a must-win.

Playoff seedings for both teams could be majorly affected by this game, too.

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Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Rams try to beat Seattle Seahawks first, worry about playoff scenarios later

Then they quickly returned to the football mantra: We’re concentrating on our own business.

For everyone else: Here’s the NFC playoff picture looks for the Rams with four weeks left in the regular

It’s a narrow needle to thread, which is why the websites that rate teams’ playoff chances all give the

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it’s “silly” to think players aren’t aware of playoff possibilities,

Blanton (6-foot-6, 262 pounds) played his college football at Missouri …

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Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Or maybe Folt looked at lawsuit settlements totaling $265 million and realized the football program wasn

She knows what bad football is like. This wasn’t it.

Beyond all that, what should we expect from USC football? A College Football Playoff spot?

shouldn’t strongly, and annually, challenge for the Pac-12 title and, when the moon is right, slip into playoff

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A football rarity is getting closer to reality, and it's forming like a perfect storm in 2019

LSU is 12-0, ranked No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff (CFP) ranking and will face No. 4 Georgia

Digging back through 100 seasons of professional football, the feat has happened only twice, when the

There are no more split polls to declare national college champions, but rather a four team playoff.

LSU looks poised to make the playoff.

a feat never seen in the Super Bowl era, and it's happened only twice in 100 years of professional football

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Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

Eagles Know Time Is Running Out To Make Playoff Push

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles’ loss to the Dolphins was so bad and possibly so damning to their playoff

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

The main word being thrown around these parts right now is complimentary football and how the Eagles

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Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Text from Kirk Cousins just what Vikings rookie center Garrett Bradbury needed

Bradbury struggled early in the season, and Pro Football Focus rated him the lowest-ranked center in

s no chance the Vikings (8-4), a 14-point favorite, will overlook the Lions (3-8-1), who are out of playoff

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Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

weeks and even a year of speculation, Clay Helton is returning for his fifth season as the USC head football

All indications are if Utah beats Oregon in the Pac-12 title game and earns a spot in the College Football

Playoff, USC will be in the Alamo Bowl, likely against the loser of the Big 12 championship game between

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Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

Blame Eagles' Coaching Staff More Than Mack Hollins

We're excited and we're looking forward to Monday Night Football and playing the New York Giants."

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

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Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors

Jimmy Lake’s move to the big chair at Washington furthered the changing makeup of the Pac-12 football

When it comes to diversity at the top of the football org chart, the Pac-12 is lapping the competition

But the diversity in key leadership positions doesn’t end with football.

get some help from No. 1 LSU erasing No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta, it’s in pretty good shape to make the Playoff

• Utah (or Baylor) would add some new blood to a playoff that has been dominated by a few programs, notes

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Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The University of Southern California Athletic Department has announced that head football coach, Clay

continue on as head coach and that he would work closely with Helton to "look at all aspects of the football

Heading into 2020, Coach Helton and I will work together to take a hard look at all aspects of the football

He has never made the College Football Playoff.

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020

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Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Eli Manning could start for Giants next week and Twitter had plenty to say about it

Manning's potential return will be against Philadelphia, and can hurt the Eagles' playoff chances with

"Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and I'm never going to watch football

Eli Manning's gonna go for 400 yards and 3 TDs against the Eagles and i'm never going to watch football

expires at the end of the season, has been widely expected to announce his retirement from professional football

will look to improve on their 2-8 record on Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles during Monday Night Football

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Boomer:' Utah student section trolls Paul Finebaum after he says "nobody" wants the Utes in College FootballPlayoff

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum.

Keep it coming," Utah Football wrote on its Twitter account.

Playoff (CFP).

Playoff," Finebaum replied, adding that "Oklahoma may not be any better, but their gonna look a lot

In the most recent College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, Utah was given the No. 5 sport, just outside

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Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams

complete performance in a 34-7 victory at Arizona, a win they had to have to keep alive their slim playoff

ESPN’s Football Power Index ranks the Rams’ remaining schedule as the third-most difficult in the NFL

The Rams enter this weekend one game back of Minnesota (8-4) for the NFC’s sixth and final playoff spot

The Seahawks, meanwhile, can clinch a playoff berth with a victory in L.A. on Sunday night.

Dropped a bit on draft boards after a bad 40, but dude is a football player.

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Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Greg Schiano starts new Rutgers tenure asking for donations: 'If you got a lot of money, we need your money'

Wednesday, ushering in the next era for the Scarlet Knights, who hope the school’s most successful football

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

CLEMSON'S DABO SWINNEY THEORIZES COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE TREATS TEAM UNFAIRLY

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

Schiano will get a second stint with Rutgers after starting his college football head coaching career

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Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

Assabet Valley voices displeasure over latest Vocational Bowl scheduling switch

To the ire of the team it would be playing, the Blackstone Valley Tech football team has backed out of

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship Bowl and

state semifinal, it was forced to back out of the vocational championship series with the two-round playoff

But he also critiques the MVADA football committee’s involvement in this process and says he has yet

the Massachusetts Vocational Athletic Director Association Large School Football Championship …

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Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

Scheduled as a coronation, Bears-Cowboys now reeks of desperation

reasons, but with the same results, the Cowboys and Bears are two of the most disappointing teams in football

Particularly for the Bears, whose flickering playoff hopes are one lake breeze away from being extinguished

Football Outsiders gives them a 3.6 chance of making the playoffs.

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

FORMER COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEBACKER ACCUSES EX-COACH OF TRYING TO BAN HIM FROM GAMES, DERAILING NFL CAREER

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

Ohio State has made two appearances in the College Football Playoff.

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With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

With Chiefs Visiting Foxboro, Patriots' Defense Must Prove It's Worthy Of All-Time Status

Their chances of earning a first-round playoff bye are extremely high, as are their chances of winning

And so, in looking at the AFC playoff race, it’s quite clear that despite winning more than 83 percent

Kansas City last year, they did so in a wild back-and-forth game where the last team to possess the football

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New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch laments 'frustrating season,' ponders future of team

Ex-coach Ben McAdoo had 13 wins in 28 games, with a playoff appearance, before he was fired in the middle

FORMER NFL PLAYER, COLLEGE FOOTBALL STANDOUT DIES ONE YEAR AFTER TWIN BROTHER'S SUICIDE

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

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Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Stout Defenses Push Oklahoma, Baylor into Big 12 Title Game

Now, the Sooners trailed Baylor 31-10, and their College Football Playoff hopes were slipping away.

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5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

5 Reasons to Watch the Final Quarter of the Eagles' Season

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough to make some fans swear off football for the rest

As minimal as their chances feel, the Eagles are still in the playoff hunt.

NFL Playoff Picture: Yes, the Eagles are still alive in the playoff race

The Eagles' loss to the Dolphins was probably enough for some fans to swear off football for the rest

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Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

Bay Area Preps HQ: Next Level

three years at Prospect High in Saratoga, the senior on special teams and at fullback saw his college football

career end 35-24 loss Linsey Wilson of Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the NAIA football playoffs.

26 yards, in a 48-45 loss at Auburn that knocked the Crimson Tide out of the picture in the College Football

Playoff.

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CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

CIF NorCal football regionals: Preview for all Bay Area teams

Ugly Eagles are certainly battle-tested, with all five of their losses coming against NCS Division I playoff

Elk Grove won three of its four playoff games by double-digit margins en route to the Sac-Joaquin Section

.: There are seven Lincoln high schools in California — six play football — and that’s kind of a bummer

Although Lincoln has had its share of football success — one of its alums is former Super Bowl-winning

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Utah’s charge to the College Football Playoff has dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received

replacement for a playoff team or 3) involved in a contracted bowl.

Oregon can’t make the Cotton in the event Utah is blocked from the playoff and heads to Pasadena.

The conference stands to collected millions in unexpected revenue if Utah makes the College Football

Playoff.

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Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

Here’s a look at the NFL playoff picture

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Thanks to Joe Ferreira and NFL Playoff Scenarios for doing what they do.

ALREADY ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION: Bengals, Dolphins.

Seahawks (10-2): Seattle will clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie.

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Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

Rutgers OKs Deal to Bring Back Schiano as Football Coach

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

mostly procedure measures and a chance for some to vent about problems at the university not related to football

He objected to spending $50 million on football when it might be better spent on academics.

The incentives jump to $200,000 for making the college football playoff, $250,000 for appearing in the

After an on-again, off-again courtship, Greg Schiano is back as Rutgers football coach.

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