Football

January 15, 2020

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday. Kuechly, defensive rookie of the year in 2012 and defensive player of the year in 2013, has the most tackles in the league since he entered it. He's suffered numerous concussions and leaves two more years of a $10 million salary on the table. "I still want to play, but I don't think it's the right decision," he said.

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January 10, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round: The NFL playoff divisional round this weekend features Vikings at Saints and Titans at Ravens on Saturday followed by Texans at Chiefs and Seahawks at Packers on Sunday. In our Playoff Pick 'Em, Boaz opens in the lead at 25, followed by a two-way tie at 23 between gridironarizona and jagsnumberone. Make your picks.

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January 05, 2020

Seahawks Beat Eagles After Carson Wentz Leaves with Concussion: The hard-luck football life of Carson Wentz continues. In his first playoff game, Wentz left the Eagles/Seahawks divisional round game in the first quarter after a blow to the head that gave him concussion symptoms. The Eagles brought 40-year-old backup Josh McCown in for his first playoff start and were miraculously within 8 points of Seattle with two minutes remaining only 10 yards from the end zone. But McCown was sacked on fourth down and Seattle won 17-9.

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Vikings Beat Saints as Huge NFC Playoff Underdog: No one can say any more that Kirk Cousins lacks a big game win. Cousins led the Minnesota Vikings down the field at the start of overtime to score a touchdown and defeat the heavily favored New Orleans Saints 26-20 at the Superdome. New Orleans had tied the game as time expired with a 49-yard Will Lutz field goal.

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Tennessee Sends Patriots Out of Playoffs in First Round: Giving up 184 yards on the ground to NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, the New England Patriots were upset by the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in their AFC wild card playoff game, throwing the media in full Tom Brady retrospective mode. Tom Brady, who will become a free agent for the first time in his career on March 18, said he's unlikely to retire. If he leaves, his last pass for the Pats was a pick-6.

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January 04, 2020

Texans Overcome 16-0 Deficit to Beat Bills: Down 16-0 at home four minutes into the second half before a crowd that booed them running into the locker room at the half, the Houston Texans rallied to score 19 unanswered points in an AFC wild card playoff game and defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime on a Ka’imi Fairbairn field goal. Buffalo remains winless in the playoffs since 1995.

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January 02, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7: The champion of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em has been crowned. Congratulations to Tron7, who won by only four points over second-place finisher Jagsnumberone.

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Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NFL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the four winning teams in the wild card round along with five prop bets. The first prize for the winner is absolutely pants.

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December 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition: The NFL's final regular season weekend features all 16 games on Sunday. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 is in first at 1136, Jagsnumberone second at 1112 and Cixelsyd third at 1048. Everyone else is over 100 back, a situation akin to Oakland's playoff scenario. Howard_T wins the week with 116. Make your picks.

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December 20, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition: Only two weeks remain to decide the winner in the 2019 SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. There are three games Saturday to begin the penultimate week of the regular season. In our contest, Tron7 leads new second place team Jagsnumberone by 27 with Cixelsyd behind by 63. Jags wins the week with 117. Make your picks, break out the locks and hope for the best.

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December 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition: Only three weeks to go in the NFL Pick 'Em. The Jets visit the Ravens Thursday night to start the NFL's fifteenth week. In our pick 'em contest, Tron7 scores a week-best 98 to take a staggering 50-point lead over Cixelsyd. Jagsnumberone holds on to third despite demonstrating unwavering loyalty to Duuuuval. Make your picks.

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December 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition: NFL week 14 begins tonight in a donnybrook of disappointment as the Cowboys visit the Bears. In our pick 'em, Tron7 keeps first place, Cixelsyd climbs into second 14 back and Jagsnumberone falls to third. Miami, Cincinnati and Washington win, breaking a lot of stone cold lead pipe locks. Tahoemoj wins a tough week with 70. Make your picks.

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November 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition: Week 13 begins with a three-game Thanksgiving Day slate of games: Bears/Lions, Bills/Cowboys and Saints/Falcons. Our top three remains Tron7, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd with only 18 points dividing them. Bender wins the week with 87. Make your picks and pass the stuffing.

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November 25, 2019

It's raining happiness in the 'Peg as Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought: After 29 years of waiting, after 348 months of heartbreak, after 1,513 weeks of despair and after 10,591 days of doubt, this can finally be written: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are Grey Cup champions.

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November 24, 2019

The Axe Belongs to Cal: For several minutes the students from Cal and Stanford stared each other down like a haka was about to begin. Then the game ended and The Axe was in Cal's hands again for the first time since 2009. This story from The Athletic explains the gleeful insanity of the video.

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November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition: Week 12 of the NFL regular season kicks off tonight as Indianapolis visits Houston in a battle for first in the league's most average division. Our contest has a new leader as Tron7 scores 114 to take a seven-point lead over Jagsnumberone. Grum@work wins the week with 118. Make your picks and don't ever use a helmet as a melee weapon.

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November 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition: Week 11 of the NFL begins tonight when the Steelers face the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. There's carnage up and down our standings, with only Rumple's 34 looking respectable. Jagsnumberone stays in first despite a -2 week, Cixelsyd keeps second 11 back and Tron7 third 31 behind. If you forgot to make picks you beat five players, including myself at -15. Make your selections.

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November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition: Week 10 of the NFL begins Thursday night with the Chargers at Oakland. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone stays in first with 675, but Cixelsyd wins the week with 70 and narrows the lead down from 41 to 24. Tron7 is still in third. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

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November 05, 2019

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call: A black cat interrupted Monday Night Football, running from the 50 to the end zone before heading into the tunnel like Bo Jackson. Here's Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call.

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November 04, 2019

These Browns are more disappointing under Freddie Kitchens than with Hue Jackson's failed run: The team is 2-6 after losing to a depleted Broncos team after preseason forecasts that had them making a playoff run. And then Browns' Whitehead released after 'unacceptable' Twitter rant.

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October 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition: The San Francisco juggernaut heads to Arizona Thursday to begin the ninth week of the NFL season. In a week of massive point scores, Jagsnumberone keeps first place with a second-best 141 and now leads Cixelsyd by 41. Tron7 keeps third 51 back and Cl wins the week with 59. Make your picks, prognosticators.

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October 28, 2019

Belichick Notches Win 300, May Coach Into His 70s: Bill Belichick said a decade ago he didn't plan to coach into his 70s. Now he's 67 and just won his 300th game, putting him 47 behind Don Shula's all-time record, and is having a rethink. "When I said it, maybe I didn't know what 70 felt like," he said on his weekly WEEI radio show. "So I'm not really sure if that's an accurate statement today or not. At the time, I didn't feel that way. Now that I'm closer to that age, I don't know."

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October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition: Washington visits Minnesota Thursday night as the NFL nears the halfway turn. In our contest Jagsnumberone keeps the lead, but Cixelsyd cuts the lead by six and is 22 back. Tron7 climbs into third. Tahoemoj wins the week with 77. Make your picks with the confidence of the New England secondary when Sam Darnold attempted a pass.

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October 22, 2019

High school cancels football season, fires every coach after suspended player suits up with different identity: A St. Louis high school has cancelled the rest of their football season and fired every coach on staff after a suspended player wore a different number and participated in a game.

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October 21, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers Are Mudders: "It takes you back to being a kid: You're out there, you're sloshing around and your shoes are full of water and mud. It's still a kid's game at the end of the day. Guys had a lot of fun slipping and sliding out there, but winning's always fun." -- Richard Sherman after San Francisco won a mud wrestling match with Washington

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October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday with a Chiefs visit to the Broncos that's a lot more interesting than it was two weeks ago. In our Pick 'Em, the top three remain the same: Jagsnumberone, Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Wfrazerjr wins the week with 68.

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October 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition: The New England Patriots will crush the New York Giants Thursday night to begin the sixth week of the season. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone wins the week with 69 and claims first place at 370. Cixelsyd ascends to second 24 back and Ic23b moves up to third. In other news I am mired in mediocrity. Make your selections.

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October 07, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach: Washington's NFL team has fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. He leaves with a 35-49-1 record and no postseason appearances.

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October 02, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition: Week 5 of the NFL season begins Thursday night when Les Mouflons visit Blue-ish Men Group. In our NFL Pick 'Em, Grum@work retakes first place, followed by Jagsnumberone climbing to second and Cixelsyd holding at third. Boaz wins the week with 69. Make your picks.

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September 29, 2019

Bears 1936 Throwbacks Shine Light on NFL's Segregated Era: The Chicago Bears will be wearing 1936 throwback uniforms this Sunday as part of the team’s season-long centennial celebration. ... That means the black players currently on the Bears roster, including Hicks, Trevathan and Burton, will be the first African-Americans ever permitted to wear this uniform on the field.

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September 25, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Minshew Mania Edition: Week 4 of the NFL season begins Thursday night with an uncharacteristically nice matchup: Packers vs. Eagles. There's a new leader in SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, as Tron7 scores 95 to take a five-point lead over former pacesetter Grum@work. Cixelsyd leaps into third only 9 back. That 95 is enough for Tron7 and Wfrazerjr to tie with the week's best score.

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September 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Quarterback Blues Edition: Week 3 of the NFL season starts with the Jaguars/Titans game that always seems to be played on Thursdays. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, grum@work stays in first, ic23b jumps into second 4 back with a week's best 104 and storm-tossed Howard_T drops to third 24 off the lead.

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September 16, 2019

Ben Roethlisberger Out for Season With Elbow Injury: Ben Roethlisberger will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced to reporters today

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September 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition: Week 2 of the NFL season begins Thursday with the Buccaneers visiting the Panthers. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, grum@work opens in front with 110, followed by Howard_T 7 points back and ic23b 19. Make your picks.

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September 08, 2019

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot: I was posting my condolences Saturday afternoon to the person who drafted Antonio Brown in the second round of our fantasy league. Minutes later news broke that he was a New England Patriot. The social media-obsessed Brown calls it "#GodsPlan". File the decision to cost himself $21 million in guaranteed money under "Mysterious Ways, Lord Works In."

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September 02, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest: The NFL season starts Thursday, which means the return of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. The rules remain the same: Choose the winners of each game and the margin of victory. Make any game a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory or lose points in defeat. The champion wins an official NFL game ball (details inside).

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August 25, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29: News broke during the second half of the Indianapolis Colts game Saturday night that Andrew Luck was retiring from the NFL at age 29. Luck called the last four years an endless "injury, pain, rehab" loop he could only end if he stopped playing. The quarterback, head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard all were crying, Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel writes. Vegas was a little slow to react to the news, giving some gamblers a chance to max-bet the under on a 9.5-win season.

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July 18, 2019

"Missed call" lawsuit against NFL proceeds in Louisiana: A Louisiana state judge ruled a damage lawsuit against the NFL over a controversial "no call" late in the NFC Championship Game can proceed.

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May 29, 2019

Richie Incognito Stands Out: Hey, general manager Mike Mayock, new Oakland Raider Richie Incognito punched a hole in the wall and tore out a security system control box during an argument with his 90-year-old grandmother last fall. Do you have any comment? "He looks like he is five to 10 years younger than he really is. Wonderful shape. He still has his quickness, he still has his foot speed."

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April 17, 2019

NFL finally going to Tottenham: Not White Hart Lane 2 (also known as Tottenham Hotspurs' new stadium) and Wembley will host two NFL games during the 2019-20 season, NFL officials announced Wednesday. Mexico City will receive the other game on its international schedule.

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