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Our Guide To The NFL’s Conference Championships

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The dust is still clearing from a divisional-round weekend that gave us mostly chalk but also one massive upset. The Baltimore Ravens had been our favorite to win the Super Bowl — and pretty heavy ones at that —...

Richard Sherman Is Elite, But Is He The Best Pass Defender?

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Richard Sherman wants to be loved. Or perhaps just more loved. After all, in a comeback season at age 31, on the heels of a seemingly career-ending Achilles tear in 2017, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback was named to the...

Sure, The NFL Playoffs Seem Chaotic … But They’re Actually Pretty Predictable

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The Tennessee Titans’ run from the sixth seed to the AFC championship game is a Cinderella tale amid an NFL postseason full of great stories. Even after the Minnesota Vikings upset the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome, and...

How The Chiefs And Niners Became The Last NFL Teams Standing

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sara.ziegler (Sara Ziegler, sports editor): And just like that, we’ve got ourselves a Super Bowl. It would have been hard for the conference championship games to match the chaos of the first two rounds of playoff action — though about...

NFL Teams Are Hiring And Firing Coaches More Quickly. The Results Are … Not...

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When the Cleveland Browns fired rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens after the 2019 season, he became the fourth one-and-done NFL skipper in the past five seasons. Kitchens’s departure led to that of general manager John Dorsey, who himself was...

The Most Balanced Team In The Super Bowl Isn’t The Favorite

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One team competing this weekend in Super Bowl LIV has proven all season that it is one of the most dominant, well-balanced squads in NFL history. It’s the team widely expected to lose. The San Francisco 49ers are 1-point underdogs in...

We Tried To Predict J.Lo’s First Song At The Super Bowl

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After five months of bruising NFL competition, the Super Bowl is finally here. One team out of 32 will be crowned champion of the world, and the runner-up will be crowned first loser. If the game is good —...

Hot Takedown’s Super Bowl Breakdown

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Embed Code The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will face off Sunday in Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Our model has the 49ers as 3.5-point underdogs, with a 37 percent chance of pulling off a win. The model...

A 5-Part Plan To Fix The NFL’s Coaching Diversity Problem

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After a recent spate of hirings and firings, the NFL is in the midst of a coaching diversity crisis. Fewer than 10 percent of the NFL’s head coaches are black — even though about 60 percent of the league’s...

Our Guide To Super Bowl LIV

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Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is one of huge contrasts: Patrick Mahomes vs. Jimmy Garoppolo. Passing vs. rushing. Offense vs. defense. Legendary barbecue vs. legendary burritos. (We can only hope...