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Brees and the Saints look to shed their road woes at Philadelphia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Churchill’s Wild Card Picks

It’s Wild Card Weekend in the National Football League. A two-day run that may be the best of the year in all of sports, and one that will send home four of the 12 postseason participants.

1090 The Fan–01/04/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 15: Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Saints Looking Healthy, But One Big Name Mars The Short Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.

01/03/2014

Aaron Rodgers (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra – Wild Card Weekend

Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.

01/03/2014

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Swartz: Seahawks Make The Most Of Playoff Bye

Recharge the bodies and minds. Sharpen the blocking and tackling techniques. Those are the rewards and goals for Seattle’s top seeded playoff team during a first round bye.

1090 The Fan–01/03/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.

01/02/2014

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Seahawks Can Bust Myth Of Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage hasn’t been the stone-cold lock some believe it is. The first-round bye has bitten several top seeds over the year, and the phrase “Any Given Sunday” is truly in effect, no matter the team nor venue.

1090 The Fan–01/01/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Saints Need To Forget Road Woes As Philly Trip Looms

The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.

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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