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Jets vs. Dolphins preview

When: 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. TV: CBS The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will be in the same situation Sunday, playing a meaningless football game to end the season. Once the game ends, the...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17: Best Lineup Advice, Matchups for 1-Week Leagues

Look, guys, it's Week 17 of the NFL season. You don't need a clever intro to an article or a nice turn of phrase. You need advice on some matchups to exploit this week to ensure you end the NFL regular season on a winning note in your one-week league of choice. So you'll find that below, along with my FanDuel and DraftKings lineups for the week. Show More Summary

Sugar Bowl 2015: Full Schedule, Positional Breakdown for Alabama vs. Ohio State

Here's a statement fans have been waiting to hear for several years: We are one week away from a College Football Playoff. New Year's Day will mark the start of a new era in the sport when four teams compete for the right to play for...Show More Summary

Saints still confident in future -- and possibly more motivated

METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees said next season is "a long way away" and he's not thinking about it at this point, with the New Orleans Saints still having one game left to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. But true to his...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas to all

Sources close to me tell me it’s Christmas morning.  Hopefully, sources close to you will allow you to have a memorable, safe, and happy day, spending it with family and friends. We’ll be working sporadically or more throughout the day, in large part because it’s not really work.  And because we realize that plenty of…

Bengals vs. Steelers: Breaking Down Pittsburgh's Game Plan

We’ve finally made it to Week 17 of the NFL regular season. And, of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the middle of a playoff battle. The Steelers are putting a big shiny bow on the regular season with a prime-time showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals, which has been flexed to the Sunday Night Football event. Show More Summary

Falcons-Panthers preview

When: 4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta TV: CBS There is one simple message for the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers heading into the regular-season finale: Win or go home. It is a battle for the NFC South title...Show More Summary

Panthers coach and family replaced gifts for break-in victims

Panthers defensive line coach Eric Washington did something far more important than design a gameplan for the Falcons this week. He did the work of Santa Claus for a family in need too. According to Rad Berky of WCNC, Washington and his family saw a report about a Charlotte family whose home was broken into. Crystal…

Rex Ryan thinks Aaron Donald can’t hold Sheldon Richardson’s jock

Rex Ryan is going out in a blaze of glory. The soon-to-be-former Jets head coach met with the media on Christmas Eve, one day after the NFL announced the players who qualified for the Pro Bowl.  And Ryan objected to the failure of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to make it by questioning the skills of…

Heart of Dallas Bowl 2014: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech TV Info, Spread and Time

Illinois may be the Big Ten representative at the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, but Louisiana Tech of the Conference USA is the favorite. Power conference or not, the Fighting Illini will have to figure out a way to stop the high-octane attack of the Bulldogs if they want to walk away with a victory. Show More Summary

Michael Crabtree can’t wait to see what happens this offseason

The 49ers season came apart weeks ago, leaving little for anyone to look forward to other than the end of the season-long Jim Harbaugh saga or their own future if their contract is coming to its conclusion. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is in the latter group. Crabtree will be a free agent this offseason and…

NFL Playoffs 2014-15: Week 17 Preview, Predictions for Final Field

As we head into the final Sunday of the 2014 regular season, only one potential playoff team has its January destiny set in stone. The New England Patriots clinched home-field advantage in the AFC following the Broncos' loss Monday night, giving Bill Belichick the option to rest his starters. After that? Anarchy. Show More Summary

St. Petersburg Bowl 2014: NC State vs. UCF TV Info, Spread, Injury News and Time

Central Florida went 0-2 in its two opportunities to beat a Power Five conference opponent this season, but it gets a much-deserved third chance in the 2014 St. Petersburg Bowl against the ACC ’s North Carolina State. College football...Show More Summary

Odell Beckham picks up $10,000 fine

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham has notched a lot of firsts during his rookie season, but not all of them are positives. On the other side of the ledger is Beckham’s first fine as an NFL player. Giants players have received word from the league about fines levied for their behavior during a chaotic game with…

Fantasy Football Week 17: Buying or Selling Top Injured Players

Even though most fantasy leagues had their championship game in Week 16, there are still plenty of games left out there to be played. That also means the injury report is your best friend or worst enemy, depending on who you are looking...Show More Summary

Rose Bowl 2015: Key Storylines for Oregon vs. FSU Showdown

While there's no denying the all-around appeal of the College Football Playoff, the Rose Bowl battle between Oregon and Florida State is the more intriguing game of the two. Just a few of the minor storylines to discuss include the battle...Show More Summary

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 17: Latest Review Heading Toward Sunday

Fantasy football owners who still care about their teams are the lucky ones. They have either reach the final week of the championship or are just a few days from finding out which team had the best overall record. Winning in Week 17 is imperative. Show More Summary

Thursday morning one-liners

Bills players are redefining the definition of “home for the holidays.” The numbers show the Dolphins have made great strides on offense. The Patriots practiced in full pads on Christmas Eve. Jets QB Geno Smith wants to be part of the solution. I want the Ravens Christmas Album under the tree. The Bengals are a…

Jim Harbaugh says his future’s no distraction at all

With his own local media, Jim Harbaugh has grown terse, having covered the ground about his future often. But while he didn’t exactly drop any clues in his conference call with Arizona reporters, he at least dropped his guard a bit. When asked the inevitable question about how difficult it was to coach amid the…

Adam Vinatieri’s workouts have evolved, leading to his best year at 41

Adam Vinatieri is doing something almost unheard of not just in football, but in all of professional sports: He’s having the best year of his career while he’s in his 40s. Vinatieri, who will turn 42 on Sunday, is a perfect 28-for-28 on field goals this season. Vinatieri told the New York Times he’s taking…

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