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Reid is closely aligned with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the players’ protest movement last season. Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem prior to games in protest of racial inequality in the United States and the treatment of African Americans by the police. Reid joined Kaepernick in those protests and has continued them this season.

Reid has said he believes that Kaepernick’s original message in the protests has been lost during a 2017 NFL season in which Trump sharply criticized protesting players and the NFL’s response to the protests, sparking a national debate revolving around issues of patriotism and freedom of expression.
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Kaepernick has remained unsigned this season after opting out of his contract with the 49ers following last season. He has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding to keep him out of the league.

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Griffin’s explanation for why he’s sitting out is peculiar, though, since the former NFL rookie of the year had previously said he was being kept out of the league, aligning his situation with Colin Kaepernick’s plight.

A federal appeals court denied a request by the NFL Players Association to keep Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension on hold, a development that potentially clears the way for the NFL to enforce its six-game ban of the standout running back for the Dallas Cowboys. The suspension would start with Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, pending yet another appeal.

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That’s where the strategy comes in. Do you choose a big favorite, such as the New England Patriots to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, and risk not having them for the rest of the season, or do you play it safe(r) and go with the Pittsburgh Steelers in their matchup against the Cleveland Browns?

The key is a balance of the two, using aggressive, but logical, plays each week in an effort to win the pool, not merely survive week to week.
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We know, too, that most Republicans are white and that most black Americans are Democrats (though most Democrats, too, are white). How strong is the relationship, then, between partisan and racial tension?

Pew asked Americans how they felt about a number of values-based questions ranging from views on immigrants to the nature of success in America. The pollsters found that the differences in responses between Democrats and Republicans was much wider than those between men and women, blacks and whites or people who did or didn’t regularly attend church services.

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Tom Brady was limited in practice Wednesday due to an injury in his throwing hand.

According to the Boston Herald, a teammate ran into Brady in practice, jamming his hand.

Miami led by double digits before halftime, but the game stayed close throughout most of the second half. It was tied with about three minutes left when Harden hit a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired. That was the start of a 7-2 run that made it 95-90 with 38 seconds left.

James Johnson missed a 3-pointer on the other end, but Miami’s Hassan Whiteside grabbed the rebound. Harden blocked his layup, and Houston added a dunk by Clint Capela with 18 seconds left.

Ramsay has stated that the Jaguars, already winners of two playoffs games this year, will go on to win the Super Bowl. The defending champion Patriots aren’t ready to concede just yet.

If you’re going to make a statement like that, you better be able to back it up, Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. It’s a bold statement to make. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But like I said, be humble or be humbled. That’s all I can really say about that.

The Jaguars are set to play in their first AFC championship since 1999 at New England, where the Patriots will be playing in their seventh straight AFC championship.

Toby Hegner chipped in 16 points for Creighton (16-5, 6-3 Big East). It was Foster’s 11th 20-plus game this season and 35th of his career.

Simon had 17 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals for St. John’s (10-11, 0-9), which has lost seven of those conference games by seven points or fewer. Shamorie Ponds, who leads the team in scoring at 20.7 points per game, was just 3-for-11 shooting and scored seven points.patriots_144_5ea496525832b01a-180x180

The Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio following Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, opening the door further for the pursuit of Gruden.

Since January 1967, there have been a total of 51 Super Bowls played, and the Vikings and Eagles have combined to win exactly zero of those.
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The first step toward ending that drought will take place on Sunday when the two teams meet in Philadelphia with a trip to Super Bowl LII on the line. Although the Vikings pulled off a miracle win in the divisional round, the true miracle would be if they actually won in the NFC Championship.
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The Falcons made sure to lock up a big piece of their offense on Wednesday, inking running back Devonta Freeman to a new extension that is worth more than $8.5 million per year. That’s great news for Freeman, who was concerned about getting paid as far back as last year’s Super Bowl. It’s also great news because he topped the current running back market, getting more than LeSean McCoy over the life of his contract.

Del Rio went 12-4 and got Oakland to the playoffs in 2016, but the team couldn’t match that this season, finishing 6-10 despite starting the season with Super Bowl hopes.

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How do you keep that kind of ego in the same room, on the same page together for nearly two decades without it unraveling?

The quick version of it is this: Brady and Belichick are both ruthless and proud self-made men, both secure though still unfinished in their legacies, as described in the article.
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Things have finally come to a head over four main issues 锟斤拷 the role of Brady’s personal trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero; the succession plan at quarterback; Belichick’s coaching style; and irreconcilable differences over who’s responsible for the team’s unprecedented success over the years.

Brady’s insistence in recent years that he’ll play into his 40s stems from his relationship with Guerrero, his various training and lifestyle methods, and, as our own Matt Ufford called it, the pseudoscientific grift that Brady and Guerrero have built into a lifestyle business.

The faith Brady espouses in his program and its impact on his career has led to other players feeling pressured to turn to Guerrero and the TB12 method. For some it’s worked fine. Others describe it like a cult.
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The Minnesota Vikings are still one win away from having a Super Bowl at home in U.S. Bank Stadium, but Las Vegas bookmakers already are considering the unique possibility. While the Vikings would technically be the away team as the NFC representative, how much of a home-field advantage would they have and how would it be reflected in the point spread?

Speaking with seven Vegas bookmakers, the consensus answer was an additional 1.5-2 points for Minnesota should it reach the Super Bowl, but the responses certainly were varied.

It’s hard to quantify, and it’s something we’ve never had to talk about before, but it’s an interesting conversation, John Murray, oddsmaker and manager at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook said on the Behind The Bets podcast Wednesday. I [think] it’s worth about a point.

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But man, Blake Bortles came close.

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The Chiefs blasted out to the top of the NFL’s power rankings with a 5-0 start that included victories over the No. 1 seeds in both the AFC and NFC, but a 1-6 midseason swoon put their postseason hopes in question. Both the Raiders and Chargers challenged for the AFC West crown, but Kansas City closed out its season with a four-game winning streak to reclaim the September swagger that made the team so dangerous.

Now the Titans have to figure out how to beat the Chiefs back into their November form if they want to win their first playoff game since the 2003 season.

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Maybe Watson studied Wilson playing hurt. He was doing it too.

Olsen and his wife started the foundation in honor of their son, T.J., who was born with a serious congenital heart condition. Olsen is the Panthers’ 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and he’s in the running for the league award. Rivera, and even the staff at Bank of America Stadium, are campaigning for Olsen with shirts, too.

Rivera got his “Riverboat Ron” nickname for his gambles on the football field back in 2013, when he made a dramatic shift from being one of the most conservative coaches in the league to consistently going for it on fourth down instead of punting.

Sherman was impressed that, late in the third quarter, Watson seemed to hurt his ankle or calf, and it didn’t affect how he played the rest of the game. During a TV timeout, Sherman went to Watson and told him, “Hang in there! Ain’t no time to come out of the game!’”

Said Sherman: “My God, Houston’s so lucky. By next year he’s going to be a top-five quarterback in this league, and that includes the two big dogs [Brady and Rodgers]. He makes you dig to the deepest part of your competitive juices to beat him.”

You know the biggest shame of this day? Because the NFL schedules cross-conference games once every four years, barring a Super Bowl meeting, Wilson and Watson won’t face each other again until they play in Houston … in 2021. So keep this game on the DVR. Cue it up on some ugly February or March day. Maybe you’ll yell at the TV the same way you did Sunday.

You could say this for every matchup in here, but a Falcons-Steelers matchup where both teams are playing their best would be loads of fun. Both offenses are capable of being the best in the NFL, and when both defenses are on, they’re tough to beat.

Why are the Raiders so set on Gruden? Gruden has a history in Oakland. He was hired by Oakland for his first head coaching gig back in 1998. He spent four seasons helping the Raiders become competitive again, and they traded Gruden to the Buccaneers for four draft picks after the 2001 season and two consecutive postseason bids.

The decision to trade him away came back to haunt them in January. Oakland made it to Super Bowl XXXVII and lost 48-21 to Gruden’s Buccaneers.

Gruden was fired by the Buccaneers after the 2009 season, and he was hired by ESPN that May to serve as a color commentator for Monday Night Football. His salary was reported to be more than $6.5 million per year back in 2015. His name still is in the mix every year when NFL head coaching jobs open up, but he’s seemed content to stay in the booth. This time seems different, though.
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The network announced Friday that Matt Hasselbeck will call the broadcast of the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, and many are suggesting this may be a tryout for the analyst position on MNF, which was left open when Gruden was hired as coach of the Raiders.

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The wild-card round of the NFL playoff schedule featured six teams that didn’t make the postseason last year only the Chiefs and Falcons returned as contenders. The Titans, Rams, Bills, Jaguars, Panthers and Saints were the relative newcomers hoping to advance to Round 2. The wild-card results sent Kansas City, Los Angeles, Buffalo and Carolina back home.

The Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Vikings clinched first-round byes for the playoffs and hosted games in the divisional round. The Patriots, Eagles and Vikings won at home in order to advance and host conference title games, sending the Titans, Falcons and Saints packing. The Steelers, however, lost to the Jaguars at home in the divisional round.

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The Cowboys made one big mistake down the stretch as they took a 31-28 lead with 73 seconds left in Sunday’s game: That’s way too much time for Rodgers. Green Bay had one timeout remaining with 1:24 to play when Dallas, inexplicably, threw an incomplete pass, stopping the clock at 1:18. The Cowboys scored a touchdown on the next play, but instead of the Packers getting the ball with maybe 40 seconds and one timeout at, say, their 25-yard line, they took it down three with 1:13 left. Rodgers, with time, methodically and calmly moved the Packers to the Dallas 12 with 16 seconds remaining.

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Rivera on Monday said that he was taken back a little bit and disappointed when Richardson informed the coach he intends to sell the team.

As part of his written statement Sunday, Richardson said the Panthers will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played.
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Regardless, names like NASCAR mogul Bruton Smith and real estate developer Johnny Harris already have been thrown around as possible local buyers. And yes, Sean Diddy Combs has said he wants to buy the Panthers.

Rivera, 55, credits Richardson, 81, not only for giving him his first shot at a head-coaching gig, but for opening his eyes to the region he now calls home.

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