The Steelers have won two Super Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger under center but, as any Pittsburgh fan knows (and any Patriots fan is happy to remind you), they didn't have to go through the Patriots for either of them. Can they prevail this time? More»
There's one thing that all four teams left in the NFL playoffs have in common: They have an elite quarterback. And three of the four have Super Bowl rings. So let's look at their careers and figure out what a championship would mean to them. More»
If you like a jam-packed scoreboard, then you're going to want to watch the NFC title game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. There will be plenty of points scored, that's for sure. And it'll be the last game at the Georgia Dome. More»
The Houston Astros teams from 1997 to 2005 were fantastic, but they never get the credit they deserve. Maybe that's why it took so long for Jeff Bagwell, the best player on those teams, to make the Hall of Fame. Either way, it's about time. More»
Those who are aren't New England Patriots fans will certainly be rooting against the Pats during the AFC Championship Game. They're universally accepted villains, and that's a good thing, because we need villains. More»
When Matt Ryan and the Falcons host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, it will be the last-ever sporting event held in the Georgia Dome. The Falcons can end the era by rewriting their disappointing history, or they can simply continue it. More»
The Chiefs are one of the NFL's more formidable, sustainable, signature franchises, but that hasn't translated to postseason success. On Sunday, they host the Steelers in a playoff game that could give Arrowhead Stadium something to celebrate. More»
Atlanta fans have been through this. Everything is looking good for the Falcons. Matt Ryan is an MVP candidate and QB for a historically good offense. They could really go all the way. But for Atlanta sports fans, they'll believe it when they see it. More»
The grind-it-out style of the Kansas City Chiefs can keep any game close. But the Pittsburgh Steelers have that high-powered offense, led by their "Big Three." So however this shakes up, it's going to be an intense playoff game at Arrowhead. More»
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been red-hot, winning their past seven straight games. But now, they have to go on the road to play the Dallas Cowboys and their high-powered offense. Something's gotta give. More»
Now that another college football season is in the books, we must regroup and figure out which college football team is most desperate for a national title. After all, every team wants to win one. But these 25 teams need to win a championship. More»
The Falcons and Seahawks have both been successful over the past decade. But only Seattle has broken through in the postseason. Will the divisional round be Matt Ryan and the Falcons' turn to finally start a deep playoff run? More»
We thought we knew how this title game was going to go. The Tide kept coming. They were relentless. But this time, it didn't matter. Deshaun Watson and Clemson went on the attack, leading the Tigers to an epic 35-31 victory on a last-second TD. More»
After winning a terrible division and then beating a depleted Raiders team in the wild-card round, the Texans must face the heavily-favored Patriots in Foxborough. Barring some sort of miracle, this one should be smooth sailing for New England. More»
At this point, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have accomplished too much for anyone to doubt them in the CFP title game. And yet, plenty still think they might lose. They forgot that Alabama has already solved this game. More»
When your team regularly wins championships, like Alabama will try to do Monday night for the fifth time in eight seasons, the joy you experience is real, but also one that can't help but be diminished. A Clemson win would feel much different. More»
The two hottest teams in the NFC will go at it in the last game of the Wild Card round. The Packers are on a six-game winning streak, while the Giants have won three of their past four. Only one of them will advance, but the winner will be very dangerous. More»
The Miami Dolphins contained and battered Ben Roethlisberger back in October, holding the Steelers to just 15 points in a win. But now they meet again in the Wild Card round, and Pittsburgh's high-powered offense could go off. More»
The Lions limped into the playoffs, losing their last three games while QB Matthew Stafford deals with an injured finger. The Seahawks look vulnerable too, playing with a poor o-line and without Earl Thomas. One of them will advance. More»
The NFL announced its 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Kurt Warner was named for the third time. And that's ridiculous. Why? Because the former star quarterback should have already made the Hall on the first attempt. More»
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