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Leave the NFL Overtime Coin Toss rule alone

A phenomenal NFL weekend was capped by an epic game for the ages between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. The lead changed three times in the final two minutes. Josh Allen gave the Bills the lead with 13 seconds left in regulation. Patrick Mahomes delivered a miracle, tying the game and winning in ...

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NFL 2021-2022 AFC Playoff Permutations and Combinations: The Chiefs…

LOS ANGELES, January 4, 2022 — The first 17 weeks of the 2021 NFL regular season are in the history books. In past years, this would mean the end of the regular season. Yet for the first time ever, Week 18 is here. Each team now plays 17 regular-season games instead of 16. This week ...

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NFL 2021-2022 NFC Playoff Permutations and Combinations

LOS ANGELES — The first 17 weeks of the 2021 NFL regular season are in the history books. In past years, this would mean the end of the regular season. Yet for the first time ever, Week 18 is here. Each team now plays 17 regular-season games instead of 16. This week football jargon not ...

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NFL Week 16 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: The joy of Christmas football!

LOS ANGELES, December 22, 2021 — Three weeks ago Jewish football fans celebrated Hanukkah by lighting Menorahs and watching football. We spun dreidels and watched football. We ate potato pancakes and watched football. Now the Christians have their turn. With Christmas approaching, there is only one thing to do for Christian football fans on Christmas ...

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NFL 2021 Week 15 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Letting the Big Dogs Out

DELRAY BEACH, Florida, December 15, 2021 — In September, all 32 NFL teams are like little puppies with dreams in their eyes. This is December. Put the NFL puppies to bed. December brings the words of John Randle and Mike Singletary that ring as true as a quarterback getting his bell rung. “This is when ...

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NFL 2021 Week 14 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Big Dogs are sleeping

DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Normally Week 14 of the NFL season is when the big dogs come out. Yet that was in the era of 17 week seasons with 16 games. 2021 is the first season with 18 weeks of football where each team plays 17 games. The big dogs will come out next week. ...

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NFL 2021 Week 13 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Cardinals vs. Bears

LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2021 — Of all the games on the first NFL Sunday in December, the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Chicago Bears is not the most compelling. The Cardinals at 9-2 have the best record in the NFL. The 4-7 Bears snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating winless Detroit on the ...

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NFL 2021 Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Week 12 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

LOS ANGELES, November 24, 2021 — Thanksgiving is a time when all Americans can gather together with loved ones for turkey, stuffing, and most importantly for letterheads, football. For Jewish football fans, this is a very special week on the gridiron. The first games are played on Thanksgiving Day, while the Sunday night game is ...

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NFL Week 11 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Its not age, but the fight within

LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2021 — The world constantly tells us all that life is a young man’s game. Advertisers cater to the youth. The beauty industry creates billions of dollars selling the fountain of youth to the old and desperate. Yet in professional sports, youth does not always triumph. Last year’s Super Bowl featured ...

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NFL Week 9 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Henry Ruggs’s nightmare

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — Football is not life and death. Football is a game. When former Cleveland Browns coach Sam Rutigliano was asked if a 1980 playoff loss to the Oakland Raiders was hard to accept, he replied, “Death is hard to accept. Everything else is an inconvenience.” Six months earlier, Coach ...

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NFL Week 8 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: Things are scary on Halloween

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, October 28, 2021 — While Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hispanic heritage Month get some attention, the end of October is all about hobgoblins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. This NFL Sunday is Halloween. Before taking a view down memory lane, there are some scary things going on in ...

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NFL WK 7 Preview – Bettor’s Guide: Invincible Jaguars? Overseas at least.

LOS ANGELES, Thursday, October 21 — The Jacksonville Jaguars could not win in the United States, but this year they are invincible overseas. They won the London Stupor Bowl on the final play against their pathetic intrastate rival Miami Dolphins. Urban Meyer has now won a game as an NFL head coach. Trevor Lawrence has ...

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NFL 2021 Week 6 Preview & Bettors Guide: Al Davis and a better Raiders

LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2021 — 10 years ago, Raiders owner Al Davis died. Coach Hue Jackson rallied the team. The Raiders produced an epic and inspiring road win for the ages. 10 years later, the Raider Nation has taken another gut punch. Jon Gruden is not dead, but he is gone. (Cancel Culture gets ...

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2021 Week 5 Preview and Bettor’s Guide: A silly NFL season

LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2021 — The Arizona Cardinals are for real. That sentence itself seems silly. Born in 1899, this franchise has been the model of futility. They moved from Chicago to St. Louis before relocating to Phoenix. They have endured mostly losing seasons. The last time they started 4-0 in 2012, they finished ...

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NFL Week 3 preview: Will Raiders continue their 2-0 streak?

LOS ANGELES, September 23, 2021 — One of the biggest surprises of the 2021 NFL season has been the Raiders. They are 2-0, with both wins coming against very good teams. The Silver and Black survived a harrowing Monday night opener against Baltimore. Then overcoming a 14-0 deficit and won an overtime thriller for the ...