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NFC divisional playoff: Atlanta Falcons v Philadelphia Eagles – live!

Falcons 10-6 Eagles, 0:54 2nd quarter Well, the Falcons didn’t need to use their one timeout … because they quickly went three-and-out. They’ll put it away to the Eagles from the 50 with less than a minute left in the half. SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) Eagles yards gained: from pass interference calls- 63passing- 51 January 13, 2018 Falcons 10-6 Eagles, 2:08 2nd quarter Bad miss by Foles to end the Philly drive. Facing 3rd-and-5 at the 46, he overthrew a wide open Trey Burton who had broken free deep near…

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Alabama stun Georgia for fifth title in nine years with overtime walk-off

Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at halftime, replacing a struggling Jalen Hurts, and threw three touchdown passes, including the game-ender to give the Crimson Tide its fifth national championship since 2009 under coach Nick Saban. After Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 36-yard field goal that would have won it for the Tide (13-1) in the final seconds of regulation, Georgia…

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NFL: Top 10 plays from wild card weekend – video highlights

Marcus Mariota’s touchdown pass to himself tops the list plays from a dramatic opening weekend of play-offs in the NFL. Mariota’s tipped ball helped the Titans to seal an unlikely come-from-behind win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Elsewhere, the Falcons upset the Rams in Los Angeles, the Jaguars recorded their first post-season win in 10 years and the Saints beat the Panthers in a shootout

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Few will be surprised if the NFC’s ‘best’ teams lose next weekend

Over the last 42 years the regular season’s top teams have gone to the playoffs with an expectation of winning their first postseason game. They often don’t, of course, but the people who set sports betting lines have named the No1 seed as favorites every time in their playoff opener. Never have they wavered on this. Their faith in the higher seed has been automatic.  But faith never met Nick Foles, the unfortunate replacement for Carson Wentz as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback in these playoffs. For the first time since…

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Atlanta Falcons 26-13 Los Angeles Rams: NFC wild card playoffs – as it happened!

The offense was solid, not spectacular for Atlanta, but their defense gets the gold star tonight. Next week they’ll head to Philadelphia for a compelling divisional round game in a challenging stadium, licking their chops, knowing that the Eagles don’t have their top man in the quarterback position. As for LA, it’s a disappointing climax to an encouraging, even breakthrough season. They’re a well coached outfit with a ton of upside: they’ll be back. And so will we, tomorrow, for more live coverage of this wild card round. Until then,…

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Rams vs Falcons LIVE stream: How to watch NFL playoff 2018 wildcard online or on TV

The Rams haven’t hosted a NFL playoff game at the Coliseum in nearly 40 years but the young upstart team have a chance to create history tonight. Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in NFL history at 31 years old, has completely transformed the Rams from last season’s mediocrity. But they come up against a Falcons side who came agonisingly close to winning the Super Bowl last year, only to be outdone in one of the most historic comebacks by Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. The veteran-led team will be…

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Panthers vs Falcons LIVE stream: How to watch NFL playoff picture unfold online or on TV

There is plenty to play for in tonight’s match with both sides gunning for the win. Both sides currently occupy a wild card spot in the NFC but Atlanta haven’t made sure of their place just yet. The Seattle Seahawks could still take their slot if they beat the Arizona Cardinals and the Falcons fail to win. Carolina have made sure their spot in the post season but they are still in the hunt for the NFC South title. They are currently behind the New Orleans Saints in the standings…

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Is Atlanta in danger of losing its ‘Black Mecca’ status?

In 1971, Ebony magazine declared Atlanta, Georgia, the “Black Mecca of the South.” In the ensuing decades, the city fully embraced the designation, becoming a bastion of black success in politics and business. But that could change, some have said, pending the results of Tuesday’s mayoral election — a contentious runoff race that could end more than four decades of black mayoralleadership. Other political observers say the racial tensions animating the contest have exposed the fact that some lower class blacks feel like opportunities are out of reach. Maurice J.…

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Chiefs’ slump prompts question: when do you bench a competent quarterback?

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is not an impulsive man. He learned at the feet of Mike Holmgren, a coach who could be maddening at times in his devotion to an offense he trusted and the players he believed would make it work. Holmgren didn’t bench many players if they had a few bad weeks and Reid has rarely done the same himself. But even Reid can’t sit patient watching his offense stagnate as his team stumbles into an abyss from which it may not recover this season. On…

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NFL round-up: Raiders-Broncos descends into mass brawl; Pats and Eagles win

The feud between Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib spilled over into a new season and led to a full-blown brawl and three ejections on Sunday. Crabtree has been upset ever since Talib ripped Crabtree’s chain off his neck during the regular-season finale last season. Crabtree sat out the first meeting this season in Denver with a chest injury, but didn’t wait long to try for revenge in the rematch. On the second play of Oakland’s second drive, Crabtree aggressively blocked Talib on a running play and…

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