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Richard Sherman and Colin Kaepernick (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Title Games: Familiar Foes, Rivalry Showdowns

It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout.

1090 The Fan–01/13/2014

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

Richard Sherman leads the Legion of Boom against the Saints, looking for a repeat performance. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: Seahawks, 49ers Will Play Three-Match

At home, Seattle has a unique and decided edge that has led them to victories in 15 of their last 16 games, and five in a row in the postseason.

1090 The Fan–01/10/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown in the first quarter aginst the Indianapolis Colts during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Colts Looking Healthy For Trip To New England, But One Big Name Is In Question

Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.

01/10/2014

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots leads the team during a game with the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Colts Have Three Big Keys To Taking Down The Patriots On The Road

The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.

01/08/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens and Shawn Williams #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals tussle after a play during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

Golden Tate and the Seahawks looks to waive goodbye, again, to the Rams, and clinch home field advantage Sunday. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Churchill’s Picks, Playoff Projections

Obviously, I see the Seattle Seahawks edging out the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink and finally securing the division title, the No. 1 overall seed and thus a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout their trek through the NFC Playoffs.

1090 The Fan–12/29/2013

Rodgers and the Packers are a major factor this weekend. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Churchill: NFL Playoff Picture

With many looking forward to Seahawks-49ers Part III, San Francisco may have to beat Green Bay on the road, then the Carolina Panthers on the road, before getting another shot at Seattle.

1090 The Fan–12/26/2013

Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals are pushing for a playoff berth.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Churchill: Hawks, Niners, Saints, Pats To Win

While the college football scene takes a break between the regular season and the bowl schedule, I’ll be focusing on the NFL this week. There aren’t a lot of big-time matchups, but from here on […]

1090 The Fan–12/15/2013

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