Vikings, like Texans, work OT to advance in NFL playoffs

New Orleans (AP), January 6 – Working overtime paid off for Minnesota and Houston this weekend. One day after the Texans rallied from a 16-0 deficit to beat Buffalo 22-19 in an AFC wild-card game, the Vikings stunned New Orleans 26-20 on Sunday. Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on […]

Goodell, title game officials to face questions on ‘no-call’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about the infamous “no-call” that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints in January’s NFC title game, a lawyer said Monday. Attorney Antonio LeMon, who […]

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl. Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the […]

Stats, Not Intangibles Rule in NFL Games (Outside Super Bowls)

January 21, Foxboro, Massachusetts – Statistics, rather than intangibles, tend to predict the outcome of NFL Playoff Games, outside of Super Bowls, where emotions often rule both the players and coaches. That principle is comparable to predictions of professional golf as well, even though it’s not a team sport. In examining the likely strongest players […]