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In a year of upheaval in the NFC playoff picture, Sunday night restored a bit of order. As it stands, the only 2016 NFC playoff team that would qualify for the postseason this year is the Seattle Seahawks — yes, the team that has represented the conference in the Super Bowl two out of the last four years. (read more)


Lucien Favre says Mario Balotelli's progress at Nice is "very positive" after the striker took his goals tally into double figures on (read more)

Manchester City will open discussions with manager Pep Guardiola in the summer and are confident that he will stay beyond his current (read more)

Craig Burley and Ross Dyer react to Christian Pulisic being named U.S. (read more)

Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard scored in the first half and Manchester United weathered West Brom's onslaught in the second to come away from the Hawthorns with a 2-1 win. Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard scored in the first half and Manchester United weathered West Brom's onslaught in the second to come away from the Hawthorns with a 2-1 win. (read more)

Cristiano Ronaldo says, if possible, he would like to finish his playing career with Real Madrid. Real Madrid's Toni Kroos believes winning five trophies in one year is unbelievable, following their FIFA Club World Cup triumph. (read more)

After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. After a narrow escape at West Brom, Shaka Hislop ponders whether Man United are capable of being more convincing under Jose Mourinho. (read more)

Crystal Palace player Jason Puncheon was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning. Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has been charged with assault and having a weapon after a fight erupted in the street near a nightclub. (read more)

Sunday night’s game between the Cowboys and Raiders featured a number of offensive playmakers, but the X-factor in the matchup ended up being an index card.That statement may sound nonsensical at first, but it’s actually true, as a pivotal measurement in the fourth quarter of the game was decided when an official used an index card to determine if the Cowboys had gained a first down. (read more)

We’re well into the holiday spirit now that NFL Week 15 is mostly in the books, and some crazy stuff went down this weekend around the league.Good teams received some gifts, while a few bad teams got lumps of coal. (read more)

Top takeaways from NFL Week 15

18-12-2017 6:51 AM | yardbarker | similar news

This weekend’s NFL action provided us with a little bit of everything. On Saturday night at Arrowhead, the Kansas City Chiefs shook off recent struggles to hand what had been a red-hot Chargers team a blowout loss — almost assuredly wrapping up the AFC West in the process. (read more)

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is one of those fellows who tends to overreact on the football field. It led to him being ejected from a game earlier this season — something that also cost Lynch another game due to suspension. (read more)

Ben Roethlisberger is putting the blame on his coaches for the fake spike play the Pittsburgh Steelers ran that ultimately cost them the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.The Steelers had a touchdown overturned on first down against the Patriots down 27-24 in the final 30 seconds of the game. (read more)

FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland was pretty darn empty for Sunday’s game between the Browns and Baltimore Ravens.It makes sense considering Cleveland entered Week 15 with a 0-13 record and had won just one game since the start of last season. (read more)

Things are not going well for the Seattle Seahawks. Following the team’s Week 15 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Earl Thomas said that Bobby Wagner shouldn’t have played hurt (hamstring injury). (read more)

An overturned touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers game cost the Steelers a likely victory.Jesse James caught a ball and just crossed into the end zone for what initially went down as a touchdown to give the Steelers a 30-27 lead with 28 seconds left in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. (read more)

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