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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eagles Prepare For Saints Wild Card Battle

Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.

12/30/2013

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For Second

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.

12/12/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/12/2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 08: Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks scores the game-winning touchdown as Josh Norman #22 and Charles Godfrey #30 defend during pthe fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Seattle won 12-7. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson’s Comeback Against Carolina, Analyzed

With all the stories of Seattle possibly suffering from a three hour time difference (kickoff was 10:00 a.m. according to their bodies), when the game was on the line, Seattle looked anything buy sluggish and they narrowly defeated the Carolina Panthers to start the season off on a good note.

09/09/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Jonathan Babineaux #95 of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

In A Stunner, Russell Was Right, Defense Was Wrong For Seahawks

Wilson’s lightning-quick development into a superstar was probably the biggest surprise in the entire NFL this season, and the Seattle defense’s failure against Atlanta in the playoffs had to be a close second.

01/15/2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Jonathan Babineaux #95 of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Promising Seahawks Suffer Gut-Wrenching Playoff Loss In Atlanta

After playing a complete dud of a game in the first half, the Hawks rallied behind Russell Wilson to take the lead — and then gave it up in a loss that was both heartbreaking and encouraging.

01/14/2013

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 11: Defensive end Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after making a sack against the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field on November 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Bruce Irvin Holds The Key To Stopping Falcons’ Offense

With leading sacker Chris Clemons out for the rest of the playoffs, the Seahawks need Irvin, their first-round pick, to step up and bring Matt Ryan down.

01/13/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Falcons 45-16. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Seahawks’ Keys To Victory Against The Atlanta Falcons

Seattle needs to pressure Matt Ryan, stop his star receiving duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, run the ball like they have all season and score touchdowns in the red zone.

01/12/2013

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06: Chris Clemons #91 of the Seattle Seahawks receives attention after being injured on a play against the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Without Chris Clemons, Gus Bradley Has To Come Up With Ways To Pressure Matt Ryan

Seattle’s defensive coordinator seemingly hates to blitz on the road — the Hawks rarely do it. But if they are going to get some pressure on Ryan, he is going to have to pull the trigger.

01/11/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons points out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense at Georgia Dome on December 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pressure Is On The High-Flying Falcons As They Host The Seahawks

Matt Ryan is still looking for his first playoff win, and he will have to continue his great play if he is going to get it against a streaking Seattle team.

1090 The Fan–01/10/2013

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