Answering the biggest injury questions for divisional playoff teams

Here’s a roundup of key injuries heading into the divisional round.
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Cleveland Epically Trolls JuJu Smith-Schuster After Playoff Win, ‘Same Old Browns?!’

The Cleveland Browns celebrated their first playoff win since 1994 the only way they knew how — by epically roasting JuJu Smith-Schuster with a locker room celebration for the ages!! Of course, the Steelers WR had some words for the AFC North…

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‘Beyond special’: LeBron, Magic, OBJ and more react to Browns ending playoff drought

Cleveland fans everywhere are rejoicing after Sunday’s wild-card win at Pittsburgh.
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Browns get elusive playoff win, not ‘satisfied yet’

After jumping to a stunning 28-0 first-quarter lead on Sunday in Pittsburgh, the Browns held on to beat the Steelers 48-37 for their first playoff victory since 1994.
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Patriots run off the field by L.A. Rams as their playoff hopes fade

The Patriots’ offense was subdued by the Rams, and New England is on the verge of missing the postseason.
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How an up-and-down SEC will shape the College Football Playoff

Aside from Georgia, defense in the SEC was nonexistent Saturday, leaving the door open for the ACC and soon the Big Ten to state their cases for a final four spot.
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LeBron, with AD’s help, hits No. 2 in playoff wins

LeBron James passed Tim Duncan for second on the all-time playoff wins list on Saturday, when he and Anthony Davis combined to lead the Lakers past the Blazers in Game 3.
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What it’s like to run the NHL playoff soundboard

There are no fans in the arenas. Instead, someone is hitting lots of buttons to simulate the sound of a crowd in the building. Here’s how that works.
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Eight games that will swing the NBA playoff race this week

To get you ready for this stretch run, our NBA experts highlight the eight games that will decide the playoff picture.
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The cases for and against the NBA’s nine fringe playoff teams

Our experts examine why each team will and will not advance past the seeding games.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open

Two big questions on the postseason front were answered, though many more questions have arisen as teams return to a limited form of group practice.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open

Two big questions on the postseason front were answered, though many more questions have arisen as teams return to a limited form of group practice.
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Ranking the most memorably weird hockey playoff overtime goals

From controversial goals that forced rule changes to others that were just fluky, here are our picks for the most memorable playoff overtime winners.
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The biggest questions for all 24 teams remaining in the NHL playoff mix

Who starts in goal for the Rangers? Might Vegas have a home-ice advantage? Here are the biggest lingering concerns for each club.
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NBA playoff debate: Most exciting first-round matchups and players to watch

Our experts debate which players have the most at stake, including LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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NBA playoff debate: Most exciting first-round matchups and players to watch

Our experts debate which players have the most at stake, including LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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Rod Brind’Amour’s take on the NHL’s playoff format, empty arena games and his training camp plan

The Hurricanes coach checks in on the next steps after the NHL approved a plan to restart the season (at some point).
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NHL adopts 24-team playoff if season resumes

The NHL and the NHLPA must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play, when and if the season resumes.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: What the playoff format means for all 31 teams, updates on testing, more

The NHL and NHLPA officially approved a playoff format, with 24 teams taking part. Here are the details on that, plus all the rest of the recent news.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Playoff format, practice plans, draft debate and more

The discussions continue on when and how to resume the season, while plans for an early June draft hit some snags. Get caught up here.
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Is the NBA coming back? Behind the scenes on playoff, restart talks

After nearly two months without basketball, commissioner Adam Silver is flooded with ideas. Here is what the league is considering as the clock ticks.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Possible playoff host cities, virtual draft, player concerns and more

Our weekly rundown of intel from around the league, including neutral sites that could host empty-arena games, next season’s salary cap and more.
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Brian Burke on NHL playoff possibilities, memories of the Whalers, Phil Kessel stories and more

The former NHL GM and current commentator dives in on a variety of topics.
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Can Oladipo and the Pacers get in sync in time to make a playoff run?

The Indiana Pacers are fighting for homecourt in the first-round, but can they find the best version of themselves?
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NHL playoff bracket update: Predators strike back

Get the latest updated Stanley Cup playoff projections, along with the race for the top lottery spots and games of the day.
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NHL playoff bracket update: Beware the Flames?

Get the latest updated Stanley Cup playoff projections, along with the race for the top lottery spots and games of the day.
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Fixing the biggest player-usage mistakes on NHL playoff contenders

From the Stars’ Denis Gurianov to a whole slew of Predators, here are the players who should be seeing more — or less — ice time.
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NHL playoff bracket update: Can the Oilers win the Pacific?

Get the latest updated Stanley Cup Playoffs projections, along with the race for the top lottery spots and games of the day.
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How the NHL trade deadline altered the playoff landscape

Some contenders swung big. Others stood pat. We sort through it all to identify the postseason ramifications.
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Bucks clinch earliest playoff berth in 15 years

The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched a playoff berth 55 days before the NBA postseason is set to begin.
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Second-half scenarios that could create College Football Playoff chaos

The Big Ten and SEC are up for grabs, which has the potential to wreak havoc on the CFP picture.
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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus how to improve playoff chances

How every team can increase their postseason chances, from improving on defense (Ravens) to mass forfeits (Miami).
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Progress reports for playoff contenders and the best games of Week 5

A Clemson title hangover? Nope. Josh Gattis bringing excitement to Michigan? Not so much. We break down these and more.
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The seven games this weekend that will affect the playoff

Notre Dame-Georgia, Texas A&M-Auburn and Michigan-Wisconsin each could make a huge impact.
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Ranking the College Football Playoff matchups we’d like to see

Tua vs. Jalen? Fromm vs. Fields? The QB carousel has opened the door to plenty of fascinating playoff matchups this year.
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Barnwell: Four playoff favorites that could decline and one team that could tank

Four 2018 playoff teams — and one rebuilding team — are likely to be worse in 2019. Here’s why each could see a drop-off.
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The secret to Sergei Bobrovsky’s playoff redemption tour

From 2011 to 2018, Bobrovsky went 5-14 in the playoffs, with an .891 save percentage. This year, he’s 6-2 and at .933. What has changed?
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Dominik Hasek’s 70-save playoff shutout: An oral history, 25 years later

Martin Brodeur, Bobby Holik and others recall one of the best goaltending performances ever: Hasek’s 1994 four-OT masterpiece.
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Stanley Cup Playoff Daily: Leafs take control, Flames extinguished

Toronto moves ahead in its series, while Calgary’s run has ended. Get caught up on last night, and look ahead to Saturday’s action right here.
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Ranking the forward groups of all 16 Stanley Cup playoff teams

Which team has the best unit up front? We put them in tiers and rank them 1-16 here, led unsurprisingly by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Brooklyn gets breathing room in Eastern Conference playoff push

The Nets got arguably their biggest win of the season in Milwaukee to set up four meaningful Sunday games in the East.
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Should NHL playoff teams pick their opponents?

It would certainly make for a fun TV event! Plus, life after hockey for NHL players, the Week in Gritty, Jersey Fouls and more.
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Here’s what’s wrong with every West playoff team

All eight of these teams have potentially fatal flaws. Can they fix them in time?
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2019 MLB expert predictions: Division picks, playoff field, World Series winner

Will the Red Sox repeat? Who will rule the loaded NL East? We made our picks — and you can make your own.
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Raptors focused on playoffs, not playoff seed

Unlike last year, the Raptors likely aren’t going to enter the playoffs as the top team in the East. But they’re more concerned about where they finish in June, not April.
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David Krejci on the NHL playoff format, false teeth and Jaromir Jagr

Once a teammate of Jagr’s, he now counts much younger countryman David Pastrnak as a teammate. Plus, that time Johnny Boychuk returned his tooth.
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NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Playoff chances, Lose for Hughes projections and more

Who has the best playoff chances? What teams are poised to land Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick? Projections for both, plus the most important games today.
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The reloading bubble team: The Clippers’ place in the playoff race

The Clippers broke up their roster for the second season in a row, but they’re still right in the middle of the playoff chase.
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Contenders, playoff hopefuls and lottery dreamers to watch down the stretch

Are LeBron and the Lakers in trouble? Can the Warriors hang on to No. 1 in the West? We’re setting you up for the season’s final two months.
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Lakers struggle to keep playoff pace, feel the pressure

The Lakers had a glimpse of what they could be on Christmas Day, but now they wait for health, LeBron James’ return and the trade deadline.
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Resetting the NFL playoff bracket: Early projections and more

The Super Bowl LIII race is down to the Chiefs, Patriots, Rams and Saints. Here’s everything you need to know about the conference championship games.
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Playoff overreactions and big questions for AFC, NFC title games

Can the Patriots dominate on the road? Should Dallas be searching for a new coach? We have the looming questions facing this weekend’s winners and losers.
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High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era

Sean McVay turned to C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley to pile up 273 yards on the NFL’s best rushing D. The win proves they’re more than just hype.
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Barnwell: Destroying myths about the eight NFL playoff teams

Nick Foles is magical. The Saints are unbeatable at home. Let’s separate fact from fiction for the remaining playoff teams.
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NFL playoff bracket reset: First look at divisional round

Eight teams are left in the Super Bowl LIII race. Here’s everything you need to know about the next round of postseason games.
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Biggest injury questions for all 12 NFL playoff teams

We’ve reached the postseason, and everyone is at least a little banged up. NFL Nation reporters update the key situations for this weekend.
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First look at NFL playoff bracket: Everything you need to know

The playoff field is finally set. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about the 12 teams vying to win Super Bowl LIII.
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A guide to Week 17: Predictions, playoff scenarios, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus what’s at stake in the playoff picture. Catch up on Week 17 here.
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Week 16 NFL playoff picture: Ravens threaten Steelers

If the regular season ended right now, here’s how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.
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What’s at stake in Week 16: Predictions, playoff scenarios, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus playoff scenarios, to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 16 here.
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It wasn’t pretty, but the Browns are still in the playoff hunt for at least one more night

At 6-7-1, Cleveland needs help to reach the postseason. The Browns still have a chance after winning four of their past five.
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Week 15 NFL playoff picture: Chargers clinch berth, scramble AFC West

If the regular season ended right now, here’s how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.
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Don’t tell Wentz the Eagles are a playoff long shot

This season hasn’t gone to plan, and Philadelphia is still unlikely to make the playoffs, but Wentz won’t let the Eagles be down for long.
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What Saturday’s results mean for the College Football Playoff

What does Alabama’s epic win over Georgia mean? Did Ohio State do enough to leapfrog Oklahoma? We try to answer those questions and more before Sunday’s CFP Selection Show (noon ET, ESPN).
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Barnwell: Sorting the cluttered, chaotic AFC playoff sprint

The Ravens, Colts and Broncos are surging. The Bengals and Dolphins are skidding. Let’s make sense of the AFC postseason seeding.
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Titans’ playoff hopes plummet over the course of two snaps

The Titans were stuffed on fourth-and-1, and after turning it over on downs, the Texans’ Lamar Miller made them pay with a 97-yard TD run.
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Week 12 NFL playoff picture: Pats slide past Steelers for bye

If the regular season ended right now, here’s how the top six would look in each conference. Plus clinching scenarios.
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Vikings stay on playoff path with victory over Packers

In the midst of a stretch that likely will decide its playoff fate, Minnesota held on to a wild-card spot in the NFC with a win over Green Bay.
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Week 12 NFL playoff picture: Cowboys in first in NFC East

Dallas is now in the postseason mix after a win against division foe Washington. Here’s how the top six look in each conference.
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Full Week 11 NFL playoff picture: How the NFC, AFC look right now

With back-to-back wins, the Cowboys are on the fringes of the postseason. Here’s how the top six looks in each conference.
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Bad to brilliant: Wilson keeps Seahawks’ playoff hopes alive

Russell Wilson rebounds from rough first half and rallies the Seahawks past the Packers in a game they had to have.
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Nine games with playoff implications being played on Statement Saturday

With top-25 matchups all over the map Saturday, top contenders will need statement victories to set themselves apart.
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Ranking the one-loss teams by playoff potential

One loss might not sink a team with CFP hopes, but it does mean that everything has to fall into place for a top-four spot in the committee’s final rankings.
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NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Playoff chances for all 32 teams

After six weeks, just 11 teams have playoff odds of better than 50 percent. Where does your team sit in the playoff hunt?
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Week 5 takeaways: Steelers, Vikings reverse playoff course

The Steelers and Vikings bounced back, the Jets found their identity and the Chiefs’ defense wasn’t all that bad. NFL Nation looks at Week 5.
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Blues preview: Rankings, predictions, playoff chances, more

After a flurry of offseason moves, the Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19.
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The only 14 teams that can win the College Football Playoff

ESPN Analytics has identified 19 teams that have at least a 1 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff this season, and of those, only 14 have a chance to win it.
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NBA BPI projections: New playoff favorites and title chances

How does LeBron’s move to L.A. change the playoff race and lottery picture? We unveil our first look at the 2018-19 Basketball Power Index.
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NHL playoff chances report: Who’s alive, who’s desperate?

At this point, the target points for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is around 90. In the West, it’s higher, around 98 points. Here’s a look at the teams currently fighting for those spots, and their chances of making it.
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Barnwell: How all 12 NFL playoff teams could change this offseason

In 2017, we saw eight new playoff teams in a 12-team field. Why? Because teams routinely look a heckuva lot different year-to-year. So here’s how the Saints, Rams, Titans, Patriots, Eagles, Chiefs and Steelers could change.
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Biggest injury questions for every NFL playoff team

Is Antonio Brown on track to return against the Jaguars? How much of a concern is Julio Jones’ lingering ankle injury? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for the divisional round.
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Resetting NFL playoff bracket: Who has edge in divisional round

The field is set for next week. The league’s top eight teams will scramble to advance to the conference championships. Here’s what you need to know.
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11 games, 1 champion: NFL Insiders predict the 2017 playoff bracket

A Patriots repeat? Maybe a surprise team out of the NFC? The Lombardi trophy is up for grabs, and we’re here to guide you through the field. ESPN Insiders pick every leg of the postseason, from wild-card weekend through Super Bowl LII.
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Biggest injury questions for every NFL playoff team

Will the Bills have LeSean McCoy for their first-round matchup against the Jaguars? What’s the latest on Antonio Brown? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for wild-card weekend and beyond.
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NFL playoff primer: Bracket, Super Bowl paths, X factors, more

The field is set, and the league’s best 12 teams are in. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about the race to Super Bowl LII, from schedules to reasons for hope — and concern.
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Ohio State sacks USC, Darnold to cement case as best team to miss playoff

Ohio State forced Sam Darnold & Co. into four turnovers and cashed in with an authoritative win over USC in the first top-10 matchup of bowl season.
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NFL Playoff Picture: Updated seeds after Week 16

The field is taking shape, but there are wild-card spots up for grabs and home-field advantage still to be determined. Here’s where things stand.
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NFL playoff scenarios: What’s at stake in Week 16

Seven berths, home-field advantage in both conferences and three first-round byes are all up for grabs. Here’s everything on the line this weekend.
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NFL Playoff Picture: Updated seeds after Week 15

The NFL has a new leader atop the AFC and a total of five playoff spots accounted for. That leaves seven left to be claimed in the final two weeks of the season.
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Jones, defense keep Falcons in playoff hunt

The Falcons overcame three interceptions from Matt Ryan and picked off Saints quarterback Drew Brees late to seal a key NFC South victory.
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NFL Playoff Picture: How the field looks right now

Week 13 brought some drama to the playoff race. We have a new-look NFC field, including a change at the top, and a three-way tie in the AFC West.
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Here’s how conference championships can shake up the playoff

A conference championship is part of the criteria the CFP committee uses to distinguish between playoff contenders. How much will the final weekend shake up the top four? We’ll find out on Selection Day.
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Cowboys get badly needed win, stay in playoff race

After an ugly three-game skid, Dallas pulled away for a victory over Washington to remain afloat in the postseason chase.
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NFL playoff picture: How the field looks right now

The Rams’ win over the Saints quieted some doubters, and it altered the NFC playoff seeding. Here’s how things stand in both conferences right now.
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Here’s how Alabama’s loss will impact the playoff race

Alabama went from seemingly invincible to vulnerable after a loss to Auburn. What kind of help do the Tide need to avoid missing the playoff?
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Seahawks can’t overcome brutal start, playoff chances take a hit with loss to Falcons

Seahawks can’t overcome brutal start, playoff chances take a hit with loss to Falcons
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Lamar Jackson looks to take next playoff step against Clemson

Lamar Jackson looks to take next playoff step against Clemson
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Oklahoma, Ohio State look to answer early playoff questions

Oklahoma, Ohio State look to answer early playoff questions
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Projected NBA standings: New playoff contenders, W-L records for all 30 teams

Projected NBA standings: New playoff contenders, W-L records for all 30 teams
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Leave Our Playoff Beards Alone

NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus wants to do away with playoff beards, but no one seems to be listening. 
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NBA’s Thabo Sefolosha — Too Injured to Attend Playoff Games … ‘It’s Killing Him’

ATL Hawks forward Thabo Sefalosha hasn’t been able to attend a SINGLE playoff game due to the injuries he suffered during an altercation with the NYPD and he’s “devastated” … sources tell TMZ Sports.  As we previously reported, Sefalosha claims he…

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Ravens roll to 1st playoff win in Pittsburgh

The rarely flustered Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game.
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Suh suspended for playoff game; files appeal

The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh have been informed that the defensive tackle will be suspended for this weekend’s wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Eagles’ playoff chances hurt as Redskins win

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
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Beyonce And Jay Z Hit Up The Nets Playoff Game After Fight Video Leaks

While our mouths are still hanging open in shock from the video that allegedly shows Beyonce’s sister Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala, Bey and Jay are so over it — or so it seems.

The couple put up a united front and rolled into the Barclays Center after the second quarter of the Brooklyn Nets playoff game on May 12, reports TMZ. With Beyonce and Jay Z sitting courtside, smiling, and even chatting with Miami Heat forward Lebron James, you’d never guess that leaked footage of the couple and the singer’s sister had sent the Internet into a frenzy just a few hours earlier.

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