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Daily Norseman

2022 Linear Super Bowl Title currently on hold

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports So it is written, so shall it be done As you know, we’ve been tracking the Linear Super Bowl championship for this season. It started when the Minnesota Vikings “won their Super Bowl” back in Week 1 over a not-very-good Green Bay team, causing legions of bitter fans to declare that the Vikings actually treated that game with the same level of reverence as a Super Bowl. Because they’re dumb, you see. Unfortunately, the Vikings lost the Linear Super Bowl title the next week to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles then held onto it for...

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Lions landing in Rose Bowl, getting to play Utah something 'special'

Just think about how incredible the past few days have been. Through a phenomenal sequence of events -- which weren't really foreseen by anyone until earlier in the week -- Penn State somehow, some way landed in the Rose Bowl.

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons: The 4 players who deserve to make the Pro Bowl

There are four Atlanta Falcons who should clearly make the Pro Bowl The Pro Bowl is never the most exciting event or the most important event but it is still another achievement that will help any player make the Pro Football Hall of Fame and get more respect as a player. Certainly, the Atlanta Falcons […] Atlanta Falcons: The 4 players who deserve to make the Pro Bowl - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Rams-Seahawks Instant Reaction: THIS IS THE NEW WORST FEELING!

Photo by Harry How/ The Rams are 3-9 The Rams lost again. Now 3-9, the Rams are on their way to having the worst season ever for a defending Super Bowl champion. As Chris Daniel puts it in this week’s instant reaction show though, “Until February, the Rams are the champions.” That is true. L.A. did everything asked of them to win the Super Bowl last season. They had a lead with less than a minute on Sunday. The upset was in their grasp, but they gave it a 10-yard cushion and now the Rams are 3-9. Here is this week’s instant reaction podcast. Some topics listed...

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos suffer sixth-straight losing season since Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos have one thing to play for at this point in the 2022 season: Each other. They have finished Week 13 as the second-worst team in the AFC, second only to the Houston Texans, who have one win as opposed to the Broncos’ three. The loss to the Baltimore Ravens was absolutely devastating. […] Denver Broncos suffer sixth-straight losing season since Super Bowl 50 - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - Denver Broncos News and Fan Community

ClutchPoints

Jimmy Garoppolo injury update will create Super Bowl doubt among 49ers fans

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, 33-17. However, it might prove to be a pyrrhic victory as Jimmy Garoppolo was hurt during the win. After the game, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan updated Garoppolo’s status and it is not good. Garoppolo has a broken foot that will require surgery and is out […] The post Jimmy Garoppolo injury update will create Super Bowl doubt among 49ers fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

San Diego Union Tribune

Column: Bengals are Super Bowl threats once again

Bengals beat the Chiefs for the third time in 2022. Physical playmaking was a theme once again.

Bleeding Green Nation

Remaining strength of schedule for Eagles, Cowboys, 49ers and Vikings

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The race for the top spot in the NFC comes down to the final five games. If, after the Eagles’ 35-10 shellacking of the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans yesterday, it seems as if the Super Bowl seas are parting for the Birds, you’re not imagining things. An 11-1 record puts the team in a pretty good position in and of itself, with a two-game lead on the 10-2 Vikings thanks to the tie-breaker earned in their 24-7 spanking of Minnesota in Week 2, and an actual two-game lead over the 9-3 Cowboys. Both those teams won on Sunday, with the Vikes...

ClutchPoints

Rams on wrong side of history after crushing loss to Seahawks

It’s official. The Los Angeles Rams now have the worst season ever for a defending Super Bowl champion after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13. The Rams made all sorts of ugly history on Sunday afternoon. They suffered their sixth straight loss in the 27-23 defeat to the Seahawks, marking the longest losing […] The post Rams on wrong side of history after crushing loss to Seahawks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

FOX Sports

Are Joe Burrow's Bengals Chiefs biggest threat to a Super Bowl run? | THE HERD

The Cincinnati Bengals narrowly defeated the Kansas City Chiefs with a final score of 27-24 in Week 13. This is the Bengals' seventh straight win against the Chiefs. Joe Burrow finished with 332 total yards and three touchdowns, while Patrick Mahomes went 16-of-27 for 223 passing yards and a touchdown. What does this show about Cincy? Colin Cowherd explains what makes the Bengals the top AFC threat, including over Kansas City.

Turf Show Times

Rams drop to 3-9 as depressing losing streak continues: 3 takeaways from Week 13

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Cam Akers and Tutu Atwell can continue to get touches though The Los Angeles Rams lost their sixth-consecutive game to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. With the loss, LA dropped to 3-9 through 12 games and clinched the first losing season in the Sean McVay era. The Rams are 3-9, which is the worst 12-game start by any defending champion in the 100+ year history of the NFL, according to @ESPNStatsInfo. The Rams are the first team since the 2003 Buccaneers (7-9) to have a losing record the season after winning the Super Bowl.— Sarah...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: Rams are trending to be worst defending Super Bowl champs ever

Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 12/5/22 Matthew Stafford’s scary spine injury update will have Rams fans frightened (clutchpoints) “Matthew Stafford’s injury is worse than initially feared. Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed as much after their latest loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams put their star QB on the injured reserve recently, saying that he is dealing with a neck issue. According to McVay, however, Stafford actually has a spinal cord contusion. The LA tactician added that there’s a “good chance”...

Horseshoe Heroes

The entire NFL world got to experience the Colts conundrum on Sunday Night Football

The Indianapolis Colts falling to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football was a microcosm of Indy’s entire 2022 season. Many people who aren’t fans of the Indianapolis Colts have probably been wondering why are they so bad. How did a team that entered the season a Super Bowl sleeper end up at 4-8-1 after […] The entire NFL world got to experience the Colts conundrum on Sunday Night Football - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

themorningcall.com

Penn State to face Utah in the Rose Bowl

Penn State, coming off a 10-win season, will play Pacific-12 champion Utah in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.

12th Man Rising

Seahawks Week 12 MVP: Mr. Automatic, Jason Myers

The Seahawks lost their second straight game, but that’s not to say there weren’t highlights. Kicker Jason Myers continued his Pro Bowl-worthy season. As with so much of this NFL season, it’s increasingly difficult to get a fix on this Seahawks team. Is this a team that will try to win in Tecmo Bowl shootouts, […] Seahawks Week 12 MVP: Mr. Automatic, Jason Myers - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - Seattle Seahawks News and Fan Community

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Pitt to oppose UCLA in Sun Bowl on Dec. 30

Book the flight. Book the hotel. Pitt is going back to El Paso.

www.columbian.com

Bobby Wagner faces Seahawks for first time with Rams

Bobby Wagner was the beating heart of the Seattle Seahawks’ defense for a full decade, growing from a hard-hitting rookie linebacker into a six-time All-Pro with a Super Bowl ring and the abiding love of an entire region of football fans.

Niner Nation

The draft capital running back argument for the 49ers: May the best man win

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Once you are drafting, your status no longer matters. Today we discuss whether or not it matters The NFL draft/talent/player evaluation process is fascinating. Scouting departments spend months evaluating college prospects. It’s an imperfect process. Weighing players fit within your franchise’s scheme, and the locker room isn’t an exact science. “Can’t-miss” prospects bust while fifth-round picks become all-pros. Covering my second Senior Bowl in Mobile this past year gave me my favorite quote of any event. One...

Field Gulls

Seahawks vs. Rams: Live game updates, highlights, score summary, recap

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Seahawks look to remain above .500 to kick off December. The Seattle Seahawks (6-5) are reeling a bit after a two-game losing run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Las Vegas Raiders knocked them out of the current playoff picture. It could always be worse, as the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams (3-8) have lost five straight and are well out of any realistic playoff positioning. While the Seahawks will be mostly healthy, the Rams won’t have Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, and several others for this one. John...

Field Gulls

Seahawks vs. Rams: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The Seattle Seahawks (6-5) are on the outside looking in as far as the playoff race is concerned, having lost two straight games by a combined 11 points. To kick December off, the team travels to SoFi Stadium for the second time this season, this time to face NFC West rivals the Los Angeles Rams (3-8). While the Seahawks have surprised many by being in the playoff chase, the Rams’ dreams of defending their Super Bowl title are up in smoke. Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp are on injured reserve, while Aaron Donald is missing this game due...

ClutchPoints

RUMOR: Odell Beckham Jr.’s free agency decision timetable after Giants, Bills, Cowboys visits

For the second straight season, the question of which playoff contender Odell Beckham Jr. will join has been dominating the NFL rumor mill. Beckham joined the Los Angeles Rams last season after getting released by the Cleveland Browns and helped them win a Super Bowl. But Beckham tore his ACL early in the big game, […] The post RUMOR: Odell Beckham Jr.’s free agency decision timetable after Giants, Bills, Cowboys visits appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Phinsider

Terron Armstead out vs. 49ers with pectoral injury

The Miami Dolphins will be without both starting tackles on Sunday as they face the top defense in the league. The Miami Dolphins will be without both starting offensive tackles as they face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, according to a report. The Dolphins ruled right tackle Austin Jackson out of the game in their final Week 13 injury report on Friday as he deals with an ankle injury, but left tackle Terron Armstead was listed as doubtful. The three-time Pro Bowl selection strained his pectoral muscle against the Houston Texans last week and, while it was not likely, there...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions to benefit big from Los Angeles Rams season going deeper into the tank

As the 2022 season for the Los Angeles Rams continues to go deeper into the tank, the Detroit Lions will benefit big-time. There’s a Super Bowl hangover, then there’s what the Los Angeles Rams are going through this year. They won’t even benefit from being losing this season, having traded their 2023 first-round pick to […] Detroit Lions to benefit big from Los Angeles Rams season going deeper into the tank - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community

FOX Sports

Rams place QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve

Matthew Stafford was placed on IR by the Rams on Saturday, likely ending an arduous 2022 season for the Super Bowl winner.

Cincy Jungle

Matchups to watch for in Bengals vs. Chiefs

Photo by Kevin Sabitus/ Kansas City’s out for revenge. Here’s what can Cincinnati do to stop it. So many firsts were accomplished by the Cincinnati Bengals last year. So what’s one more against the team they kept from the Super Bowl? The Bengals will look to become the first team to beat the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs for a third-straight meeting. Not only that, they’d do it in almost exactly 11 months. Say what you want about #QBWinz, but Mahomes has quarterbacked 67 victories in five years including postseason action. A loss would mean 15% of his...

Niner Nation

3 keys to a 49ers victory over the Dolphins

JIM RASSOL / USA TODAY NETWORK Blitz Tua, bend but don’t break against the pass, and score some points, please? The San Francisco 49ers get ready to crush the naysaying Miami Dolphins. Arik Armstead returns to anchor an elite defense in time for a star-studded Miami offense. Kyle Shanahan has six games to sharpen his team for their Super Bowl run. Capitalizing on offense while limiting Tua and the Dolphins’ deep passing game is key to a 49ers victory on Sunday. Stand tall against the deep throw Last week, San Francisco gave up several explosive plays from Andy...

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔