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Drew Brees Surprised with 40th Birthday Celebration

You only turn 40 once, and Drew Brees did it in style after the Saints defeated the Eagles to move on to the NFC Championship round. Brittany, Brees' wife, pulled off the surprise on the decorated 18-year NFL QB.  It was an early birthday party thrown at Port Orleans Brewery in New Orleans, and according to Brees his wife was successful, and it was a "...

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Chiefs Guard Jeff Allen Rewards Homeless Good Samaritan

It was a wintry Saturday in Kansas City, and Chiefs guard Jeff Allen got his car stuck in the snow on his way to Arrowhead Stadium for the most important game of his career. A selfless man named Dave stopped to help Allen get out on his way, a gesture Allen appreciated. On Sunday Allen tweeted he wanted to give Dave tickets to the AFC Championship fo...

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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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Wild Card Round: Celebrations and Speeches

The stakes are higher, the speeches more intense, and the celebrations are wackier. All this means just one thing, the NFL playoffs are officially upon us. In the first Wild Card round, it was the Colts and the Texans facing off against each other along with the Seahawks against the Cowboys, the Chargers versus Ravens, and the Eagles against the Bears...

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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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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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DeAndre Hopkins donating playoff game check to family of slain 7-year-old

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins announced Thursday that he would be donating this weekend's game check to the family of Jazmine Barnes, a 7-year-old girl who was senselessly murdered while sitting in her family's car near Houston area Walmart on Sunday. Jazmine's family was on their way to get coffee when a red pick-up truck pulled aside them and tragically c...

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