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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who literally walked out on the Steelers in 2014, could end up being a thorn in the side of his former mates yet again on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Jim Davis.)

Final 4: NFL Gets Wish With AFC Matchup

You got your wish, Roger Goodell & Co. 12 years later, finally, FINALLY, you got your Tom Brady-Ben Roethlisberger, Patriots-Steelers AFC Championship Game that had narrowly eluded you on five previous occasions since 2004. But…



Can Dak Prescott lead the Cowboys to victory in his first career playoff start against the Packers? Perhaps the bigger question is, will he replaced by Tony Romo on Sunday if he struggles?

3 Teams Coming off Byes, Pats Get Another

Chris Berman used to call this “the best weekend in all of sports.” The NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs features the top two teams in each conference, well rested off a bye week. But…





Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been on fire of late, averaging 105.6 yards receiving over his past five games. The Packers can clinch the NFC North with a win Sunday night in Detroit.

Closing the Season in Style: Week 17 Picks

Talk about staying hot. Since adapting the new strategy of only picking games I feel confident about, my record has soared. After a rough Week 12 in which I went 4-7, I have rebounded inĀ grand…


The Panthers hope to have better luck slowing down Julio Jones, who torched them for 300 yards in Week 4. (Photo Credit: Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports.)

NFL Week 16 Picks: Christmas Arrives Early

The NFL continued its tradition of playing the bulk of its games on Saturday in seasons in which Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, so we the public have a slightly shorter turnaround between the…


Von Miller and the Broncos defense harassed Tom Brady throughout last year's AFC championship game, but can they do it again on Sunday and pull the upset? Brady is 2-7 lifetime in Denver. (Photo credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images.)

NFL Week 15 Picks: Time to Stay Hot

Things have gone north for me since shifting over to picking only games I feel confident in. At 22-13-3 for the year, I like my chances to finish the regular season above .500. Week 15…