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The Seahawks Must Play Better Next Week

The Seahawks Must Play Better Next Week

The Saints just wouldn’t go away despite Seattle’s early control, if not total domination. The Seahawks’ defense was the same juggernaut that shut down Drew Brees & Company back in November...
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49ers And Kaepernick Are Just Warming Up

49ers And Kaepernick Are Just Warming Up

It wasn’t The Drive or The Catch but the clinching drive was plenty good enough for 49ers fans, and it might end up the same way, with a win in the Super Bowl...
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Late Hits From The 2013 NFL Regular Season

Late Hits From The 2013 NFL Regular Season

You say goodbye. And I say hello. — The Beatles Sunday witnessed numerous endings, but there were a few beginnings as well. How promising they are is unclear. Goodbye to Rob Chudzinski, the second coach let go and the first this weekend...
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Underachievers Honor Kotite And Pisarcik

Underachievers Honor Kotite And Pisarcik

One week remains in the season. It’s far too early to assess how good teams were, but the identity of the bad teams is no mystery. But, beyond being awful, it’s the teams that underachieved the most that I’ll focus on here...
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The Blueprint For Winning In Seattle

The Blueprint For Winning In Seattle

And, that, my friends, is how you beat the Seahawks in Seattle. The tape of the Arizona game is likely to be pored over as frantically by NFL scouts as conspiracy buffs checked out the Zapruder film...
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The NFC East Has Fallen On Hard Times

The NFC East Has Fallen On Hard Times

Does anyone really and truly want to win the once-proud bastion of quality, the NFC East? If so, it sure wasn’t apparent on what proved to be  a miserable day for every team in the division...
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