Melissa Jacobs

🎧 TFG Pod: Valerie Bertinelli talks Saints, Browns and Baking

The Football Girl Podcast is proudly hosted by Melissa Jacobs. Support us by subscribing and leaving a good rating and review on . Melissa opens the Championship Week episode by relishing in the offenses that make up the NFL's final four (2:33). She also examines the deep emotional vitriol so many feel toward the New England Patriots. The...

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Why Do We Ever Doubt The Patriots?

Moments after the New England Patriots repeated the same drill they’ve executed for the last eight years, this time crushing the Chargers en route to another AFC Championship berth, Tom Brady had a message heading in next week’s penultimate game in Kansas City. “You know everyone thinks we suck and can’t win any games so we’ll see. Should be ...

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Divisional Round Picks: Hot Chargers End Patriots’ AFC Reign

Last week's stab at this picking thing didn't go so well. I was two-for-four (picking the Chargers and Colts) but I triple-doinked on my assertion that the Bears would easily extinguish the always ignited flame that is Nick Foles. This week's matchups are even more intriguing than round one, largely because the teams are one step closer to the Promised ...

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Chargers DT Brandon Mebane’s Infant Daughter Passes Away

Amena and Brandon Mebane are in the midst of every parent's worst nightmare. Makenna Mebane, the couple's third child, passed away last week after being born premature with trisomy 13, a heart defect. She was less than two months old. Mebane previously explained to that Makenna was fine immediately after her early November birth, but the Mebanes kne...

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Joe Flacco Handles Decision to Stick with Lamar Jackson With Class

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sat embedded in a spot that has become commonplace on Sunday - the bench. The Ravens were 6-1 since rookie Lamar Jackson supplanted Flacco as the starting quarterback and the team veered deeper into its run game with Jackson under center. But after a ho hum first half against the fiery Los Angeles Chargers in which the R...

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🎧Football Date Night: Wild Card Wackiness and Woes

Nick Foles brought his playoff witchcraft to Chicago, Jason Peters contained Khalil Mack and Cody Parley had the doinkiest of doinkfests, leaving our resident Bears fan, Dave, very dejected. Melissa's husband explains why there is never solace when your team loses in the playoffs (4:30) and gets into some of the psychology of being a fan vs. a professio...

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks: Bears Knock Off Defending Champs

The NFL playoffs are a strange, frenetic universe. Last week we were hanging by a thread to see if the Browns would do as the Bengals did last season and oust the Ravens in the regular season’s final moments. The Ravens held on this time and as a “hot” playoff team have inspired a bevy of stories about their rejuvenated run game and stifling defen...

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NFL Black Monday Watch: Marvin Lewis Out in Cincy After 16 Seasons

UPDATE: We're up to eight coaches out. Mike McCarthy, Hue Jackson, Vance Joseph, Steve Wilks, Adam Gase, Marvin Lewis, Dirk Koetter, Todd Bowles Welcome to one of the strangest few days in sports. One day 32 head coaches are donning the sidelines. The next several of many of those coaches are unemployed, along with assistants and general managers.  ...

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🎙Football Date Night: Picturing the Playoffs

Melissa and Dave spend this week’s playoff picture-focused date night jumping all over the NFL with just a week left in the regular season. They start by agreeing that Russell Wilson was in many ways Patrick Mahomes before Mahomes was in the league and ponder how potent the Seahawks will be in the playoffs. The duo then project what will happen in Wee...

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