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The NFL has a great press release called “NFL Wildcard: What To Look For.” Here is the NFL summary from NFLMedia.com: WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WILD CARD WEEKEND FROM WILD CARD TO SUPER BOWL: Winners in the Wild Card round have won the Super Bowl seven times, and at least one Super Bowl participant in five of the past six years played a Wild Card game. Last year, the Green Bay Packers won four playoff games to become the second No. 6 seed to win the Super Bowl. In 2008, the NFC No. 4 seed Arizona Cardinals won three postseason...

The surprising Houston Texans are dealing with a new surprise: starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the rest of the 2011 NFL Season with something called a Lisfranc Injury. Now, USC grad and National Champion Matt Leinart steps in for his first NFL regular season game start in two years. And what is a Lisfranc injury? Foothealth reports: LisfrancThe Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough...

Brandon Meriweather has been cut loose by the New England Patriots as reported by The Boston Globe. The decision was made by coach Bill Belichick since the NFL has a mandated 53 player roster. There is no doubt that Meriweather has been a hard worker and a great player, so it is a bit unclear as to why he was cut loose: “His tenure with the team got off to a rocky start thanks to a couple of incidents during Meriweather’s time at the University of Miami: during a brawl with Florida International, he stomped on a couple of...

This massive economic collapse has taken many companies and people into lower positions of wealth and caused many to lose their jobs at historic rates.  Well, after years of incredible growth, it was thought that the sports industry was immune to these developments surrounding the credit crunch.  Not so. I received this email from the NFL’s director of communications Greg Aiello:   As part of an overall cost-cutting plan in response to the slumping economy, the NFL today confirmed plans to reduce its...

NFL DRAFT Remains in NYC for at least 2009-but no movement on NFL network coming to CableTV If you look at the NFL.com Website you can clearly see that The dates for the Draft are posted (April 25th and 26th 2009) and Listed as “Radio City Music Hall” in NYCIn the past i had said i felt it should be moved around some. But after talking with Fans the last two drafts i have done an about face. Maybe the NFL should sign a long term agreement with Radio City (oh, but that would mean they’d be going back on their word and...

Brett Favre To Tampa Bay Buccaneers – NFL Network According to NFL Network, there’s a good chance that Green Bay Packers quarterback Bret Farve is going to be traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within 24 hours. So Mark September 28th, 2008 as a day for the Bret Farve Day Against Green Bay. What a story, especially if he wins and wins big. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Patriots-Giants Concludes Slate Saturday at 8:00 PM ET Thursday and Saturday Night Football Tops Cable Ratings For All Games to Date Viewership among Men 18-49 up 55 Percent for Season NFL Network’s Thursday and Saturday Night Football games have scored a ratings touchdown this season… before the eagerly anticipated New England Patriots-New York Giants matchup on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET. After seven contests this season (including Dallas-Carolina on Saturday night), NFL Network games are averaging a 7.1 coverage area rating – up...

This just happened on Wednesday: Posted by Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer on Wednesday at 12:15 pmPersonnel executive Mike Lombardi is out in Oakland, which at this point is like reporting spring will give way to summer next month. In other words, no surprises, and also no way to know how it affects the Raiders because of their method of operation. Lombardi joined the Raiders personnel department in 1999, eventually ascending to “senior personnel executive.” He took over some of the duties of senior assistant Bruce Allen...

All a Part of Its Vision On Thursday night, word will come from a production booth in one of those studios, a signal will be shot to the sky and Bornstein’s NFL Network will broadcast the first of eight Thursday-Saturday league games. It’s a bold new venture for the league and the network, though not one that is without its tribulations. The NFL Network is not on three of the country’s largest cable companies as they resist what they see as the league’s heavy-handedness. “If somebody else had done it, it...

NFL Replay Telecast Schedule For Airing of 2006 NFL Games Week 1: Sunday, March 11 1:00 PM ET: Dallas at Jacksonville 2:30 PM ET: New Orleans at Cleveland 4:00 PM ET: Buffalo at New England 5:30 PM ET: Indianapolis at New York Giants Week 2: Sunday, March 18 1:00 PM ET: Giants at Philadelphia 2:30 PM ET: New England at New York Jets 4:00 PM ET: New Orleans at Green Bay 5:30 PM ET: Carolina at Minnesota Week 3: Sunday, March 25 1:00 PM ET: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 2:30 PM ET: Carolina at Tamp Bay 4:00 PM ET: Chicago at Minnesota...