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Lions and Cowboys finish off Wild Card Weekend

Posted On January 02, 2015

(SportsNetwork.com) - Playoff football is back in Big D. The Dallas Cowboys knew it would happen before the season began by boldly sending out postseason packages to their season-ticket holders last summer.It's unknown if Nostradamus had something to do with Dallas' audacious prediction to reach the postseason, but the Cowboys know they will have their…

Bengals seek to end lengthy playoff drought, visit Colts

Posted On January 02, 2015

By John McMullen, NFL Editor (SportsNetwork.com) - It's been nearly a quarter century since the Cincinnati Bengals last won a playoff game and they will be back for a fourth straight year to try again, this time in Indianapolis on Sunday. The legendary comedian W.C. Fields once said "If at first you don't succeed, try,…

Ravens, Steelers rivalry takes a new twist

Posted On January 02, 2015

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have always made a name for themselves through dominating defenses, but this season it was record-breaking offensive showings that helped get the rivals to the playoffs. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco will again lead the charge on Saturday night when the Ravens visit Heinz Field looking…

Steelers’ Bell ruled out of playoff game vs. Ravens

Posted On January 02, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without running back Le'Veon Bell for Saturday night's AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers officially ruled out their team MVP on Friday.Bell hyperextended his right knee in last week's AFC North-clinching victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Although Bell suffered no ligament damage,…

Panthers are ready to prove they belong

Posted On January 02, 2015

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers didn't win a football game for over eight weeks at one point this season and now they are set to host a wild- card playoff game as the favorite. Such is life in the war of attrition that is the NFL.The NFC South champions will open up the NFL postseason…