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The Vikings needed a miracle against the Saints … they got a beautiful one

Minnesota Vikings This has been a season of improbable storylines for Minnesota, and now they are one victory away from a Super Bowl in their own backyard NFL: top five plays from the Divisional Round In 51 years of Super Bowls no team has ever played for football’s championship on their home field. The closest were the Los Angeles Rams, who in their previous run as tenants of the LA Coliseum, lost the 1980 Super Bowl in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, 26 miles away. But throughout this improbable Minnesota Vikings season,…

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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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Tottenham’s new White Hart Lane stadium to host Raiders-Seahawks NFL game

Spurs’ new White Hart Lane stadium will host only one NFL game this year, despite the Premier League club having a 10-year deal with the league to stage two games a season. Signed in 2015, the deal with the NFL brought a £10m contribution towards the stadium and should provide at least £1m a year in shared ticket revenues from this season. The new White Hart Lane, which is under construction, will stage the first of three NFL games in London in October, when the Oakland Raiders host the Seattle…

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Technology 

A chat with Tony Romo about Intel’s True View (Q&A) – CNET

Referencing the Alabama-Georgia game playing on a TV in front of us, Tony Romo discusses the different ways people could watch a game using True View tech. James Martin/CNET Tony Romo thinks immersive, 360-degree television will change the way you watch sports.  Just before Intel’s keynote CES presentation Monday at the Monte Carlo’s Park Theater, I interviewed Romo — a presenter at the event — backstage about the chipmaker’s True View technology. True View, previously called FreeD, uses dozens of cameras pointed at a sports field to capture in-motion, 360-degree…

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Sport 

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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NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, two others over alleged harassment

NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and two other former National Football League players as analysts on Monday after they and a former network executive were alleged to have sexually harassed a female colleague. Faulk and fellow on-air analysts Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, along with former executive producer Eric Weinberger and former network analysts Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, and Eric Davis, were named in an updated lawsuit against NFL Enterprises by Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist for the network. The amended complaint was first…

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NFL Week 14: Buffalo Bills beat Indianapolis Colts in snowstorm – video highlights

The Buffalo Bills kept their play-off hopes alive with a win over the Indianapolis Colts in the snow on Sunday. LeSean McCoy had over 150 yards on the ground in the 13-7 overtime win which lifts the Bills to 7-6. Elsewhere on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles sealed the NFC East but may have lost quarterback Carson Wentz for the rest of the year after a suspected ACL injury

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The limping Seattle Seahawks simply refuse to go away

Last week, with the Seattle Seahawks weakened by injuries and the NFL’s best team coming to town, Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright uttered the phrase that might ring through the final stages of this NFL season. “Don’t sleep on us, man,” he told The Seattle Times. “This team is still good,” he continued. “We are still talented. We can be the best of the best. We are the best of the best. And so just because we have injuries don’t mean that things will change.” On Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles…

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NFL Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles record ninth straight win – video highlights

The Philadelphia Eagles became the first NFL team this season to reach 10 wins with a 31-3 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. It is the third time since the NFL-AFL merger in 1966 that the Eagles have reached 10-1 and on each of the two previous occasions the season ended with a trip to the Super Bowl. Elsewhere around the league there were wins for the Rams, the Patriots and the Steelers

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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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