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Cardinals Clip Chargers 18-17 In Season Opener

The last game of the first week of the NFL season Monday evening brought fans a rematch of the preseason finale. Yes, field goals played a role in this game too.

09/09/2014

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Same Old Story For Raiders: Close, But No Cigar

The Oakland Raiders defense bent a lot on Sunday in New York, but it didn’t break much. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for rookie QB Derek Carr to get a win in his first NFL start as the Jets won the game, 19-14.

09/08/2014

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks with Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers on the sideline against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers (For Now) Silence Critics, Hold Off Cowboys In Opener

All the problems that seemed to be facing the 49ers were worked out on the field. The offense looked fine, the defense stepped up and the result was a road win, that was far from a lock. f the 49ers can continue to improve, they will be back in the thick of things at the end of the season.

09/08/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys after a play agaainst the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys Struggle On Offense In Loss To San Francisco 49ers

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers in their opening game of the 2014 NFL season. However, it wasn’t the defense that was the problem. Here are the Cowboys team grades for the opening day loss.

09/08/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after he scores a 31-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Saints Can’t Stop Marshawn Lynch Yet Again In Sloppy Loss To Seahawks

The New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.

01/12/2014

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 11: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after a play against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck’s Errors Hurt Again As Pats Run All Over Colts

The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.

01/12/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 05: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals fumbles the football away in the second half of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Bengals Season Ends With First Home Loss Courtesy Of Underdog Chargers

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.

01/06/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 04: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Saints Survive With Last-Second Field Goal In Philadelphia

The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.

01/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Advance Over Chiefs With Second Largest Comeback In Playoff History

If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.

01/05/2014

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