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Articles tagged with 'football'


There are officially too many bowl games

Published Nov. 30, 2015

Kicking off with the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 19, this year's bowl season will feature a new high of 40 games (along with one playoff championship game) requiring 80 eligible teams to finish .500 or better. After this past weekend's action, that won't happen.


8 rules to Green Bay Packers fan online etiquette

Published Nov. 21, 2015

After the Packers' loss Sunday afternoon, people took to the Internet to rage. And that's totally fine and legitimate. But some of it left me sadder than Mason Crosby's kick. So here are some quick guidelines that we can hopefully follow for next Sunday to make Packer Nation a little more worthy of pride.


Like president, like passer? Obama says he's like Aaron Rodgers

Published Nov. 17, 2015

This morning, GQ published an interview between former Grantland head and future HBO sports talking head Bill Simmons and President Obama, and one part - concerning what sports figure the current president views himself as - will catch Packer Nation's ear.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' 18-16 loss to the Lions

Published Nov. 16, 2015

It was one thing for the Packers to go on the road and lose to the then-undefeated Broncos and Panthers. But the Packers officially hit rock bottom Sunday afternoon. Here are the five biggest takeaways from their 18-16 loss to the Lions.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' 29-10 loss to the Broncos

Published Nov. 2, 2015

It was a rare beatdown of the Green Bay Packers. Throughout the game Sunday night, the Denver Broncos were in firm control and made the Packers look significantly inferior. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Packers' 29-10 loss.


NFL power rankings: Week 8

Published Oct. 29, 2015

After a dysfunctional start, are the Dolphins finally playing up to potential? Are the Vikings really living up to the many pre-season sleeper predictions? Answers to those questions and more in this week's power rankings.


3 reasons for optimism and pessimism during the Packers' bye week

Published Oct. 23, 2015

There are plenty of reasons for the Green Bay Packers to feel good about where they're at as they enjoy a Week 7 bye. However, for a team with obvious Super Bowl aspirations, there are some reservations about what this year's team might be able to accomplish in the big picture. Let's look at why there should be optimism - and pessimism - going into the rest of the season.


NFL power rankings: Week 7

Published Oct. 21, 2015

The ranks of the undefeated lost a member, going down from six to five with the Falcons' surprising loss to the Saints. Meanwhile, the lone winless team in the league - the Detroit Lions - finally snagged its first W. Where does this leave everybody going into Week 7? Here are the power rankings.


5 things to watch in the Packers' clash against the Chargers

Published Oct. 16, 2015

The Packers are one more win away from being able to go into their bye week undefeated. To do so, Green Bay will have to find a way to knock off the 2-3 San Diego Chargers. Here are five things to watch in Sunday afternoon's game.


Packers no longer just known for "offense, offense, offense"

Published Oct. 16, 2015

For years, the success of the Packers has been attributed to superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a stellar overall offense. Even players on Green Bay's defense have seen it that way. But while the Packers' offense is still performing above average this season and Rodgers is once again the frontrunner for the league's Most Valuable Player, the defense has been the main reason for Green Bay's last two wins.


NFL power rankings: Week 6

Published Oct. 14, 2015

The Indianapolis Colts won yet again this week without Andrew Luck, but does that mean they're actually good? The Baltimore Ravens lost again this week, but does that mean they're actually bad? And are the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers seriously this good? Here's what the Week 6 power rankings have to say.