The NFL is not rigged, it’s all in your head

I have mostly ignored the ongoing NFL playoff games, but I found myself on the couch watching the last quarter of the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday. I turned it on just in time to see the reaction to the reversed Dez Bryant fourth-down reception. The overturned call would end the Cowboys’ drive and season, and I […]

The 10 Best NFL Conference Championship Games

Media pundits muse that Sunday’s NFL conference title games are the best matchups we’ve seen in years. Since a good set up doesn’t necessarily guarantee an exciting game, let’s look at past championship games that actually lived up to the hype.

Marvin Lewis: It’s time for Cincinnati Bengals to fire longtime head coach

Other than enjoying a few visits when residing in Indianapolis, I have no allegiance to the Queen City. That said, I was a constant critic of Cincinnati’s baseball manager, who was rightly fired after another postseason choke job in October. Therefore, to be fair, I see the same things with the city’s football coach and believe Marvin Lewis should be axed after another playoff debacle Sunday.

Green Bay Packers in danger of not selling out playoff game

Have we reached a tipping point regarding NFL tickets, even in Green Bay?

As of late Wednesday, 7,500 tickets remain for Sunday’s 49ers-Packers wild card playoff game at Lambeau Field.

2013 NFL Predictions: Full Postseason Picks

Now that all the 2013 NFL divisional previews are complete, let’s check out how I think the postseason will unfold.

Proposal: Let’s Expand the NFL Playoffs Aussie-style

The 18-game season idea remains a perennial elephant in the room. It is not the best idea considering the issues with injuries and player safety that already exist. Sixteen is a more acceptable number of games. But a 16-team post-season? Guess what – On this one, I’ll take the Commish up!

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction

Andrew Luck in his first playoff game and Ray Lewis in what could be his final game take on the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC Wild Card in the NFL playoffs.

Packers-Vikings Playoff Preview: Email Debate and Predictions

For the third time this season, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings will do battle.
And that means it’s time for MSF’s own Packers and Vikings fanatics to duke it via email one last time this season.

Super Bowl 46 Preview: Patriots-Giants Prediction, Keys To Victory, and Is It Really a ‘Rematch’?

When the New England Patriots take the field versus the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, several of the same names, players, and stars from their first Super Bowl encounter, Super Bowl XLII, will be back. But perhaps not as many as you think.

Patriots v Giants Would Be Rare Super Bowl Rematch

There have not been many Super Bowls to be hotly contested for a second time. Even though the Patriots and Giants still have one more hurdle each to cross, many NFL fans cannot help but wonder just how exciting a Super Bowl rematch of these two franchises would be.

Cam Cameron, The Key To Sunday’s Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game

The most important person in deciding who will advance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI is none other than the gentleman who holds the worst all-time record of any “non-interim” head coach in NFL history: Baltimore Offensive Coordinator Malcolm “call me Cam” Cameron.

NFC North Report: Sad Day in Green Bay and Conference Championship Game Previews

Tonight your NFC North experts Drew Lange, Tyler Juranovich, Chris Callaway, and myself will talk about the upsets last week (even if we’d rather just forget a horrible loss) and preview this weekend’s upcoming Conference Championship games.

Kurt’s Angle: Family Tragedies Link ’05 Colts and ’11 Packers

It is a place where I warned few would go if the Packers were to fall at home to the New York Giants, thus going one and done in the playoffs after a 15-1 regular season. That is, how much of a distraction did the events involving the tragic loss of Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin’s son play into preparing for the Divisional Playoff?

Bettor’s Guide: Patriots-Ravens and 49ers-Giants Picks, Point Spreads, Over-Unders, and TV Schedule

For the playoffs so far Jerod is 6-2 after a furious, Giants-like finish to the regular season. Can he keep the momentum going for one more week leading up to the Super Bowl? Here is all of the TV and spread info you need for the AFC and NFC Championship Games, plus Jerod’s picks.

Giants-49ers NFC Championship Game Matchup Features Tale of Two #1’s: Eli Manning and Alex Smith

The NFC Championship features Eli Manning and Alex Smith, the number one overall picks of the 2004 and 2005 NFL Draft. Both QB’s have taken separate and somewhat bumpy roads to get to this game.