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NFL playoffs AFC and NFC Championship game schedule, picks, odds, bold predictions and more

[ad_1] The conference championships of the NFL playoffs have arrived, and we're previewing Sunday's pair of games: Titans-Chiefs in the AFC, and Packers-49ers in the NFC. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with
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NFL playoffs divisional round game picks, bracket schedule, odds, bold predictions and more

[ad_1] It's on to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and we're previewing all four games on the weekend's slate. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a
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Predicting roster turnover for all 12 NFL playoff teams

[ad_1] Roster turnover is a fact of life in the NFL. In a league in which many players don't have guaranteed money due in the upcoming season and somewhere between five and eight organizations typically swap out their football personnel each offseason, just about every player is on a short leash. Even the league's banner franchises inevitably deal with changes quicker than expected; who could have imagined this time last
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Fantasy fail: Fantasy football last-place punishments

[ad_1] 1:00 PM ETTory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.If you're reading this, you've probably lived enough life to know that playing fantasy football is not for the faint of heart. No, joining a fantasy league comes with grave risk.Will you secure premium
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How did the Patriots get here? More than 30 events that led to an early playoff exit

[ad_1] Over 18 seasons with Tom Brady as their starting quarterback, the Patriots have only failed to advance past the wild-card round on three occasions. Saturday's loss to the Titans marked the first time in a decade that Brady and the Patriots won't advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. By an admittedly impossible standard, this 2019 Patriots season has to be considered a disappointment.When the Patriots lost
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NFL playoffs wild-card round game picks, bracket schedule, odds, bold predictions and more

[ad_1] The opening week of the NFL playoffs has arrived, and we're previewing every game on the wild-card round slate. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale
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Barnwell’s guide to the 2019 NFL playoffs

[ad_1] With the 2019 NFL playoffs upon us, you already know a little bit about the NFL's 12 remaining teams. Let's go a little further and try to offer up some additional insight into the remaining contenders as part of my preview.How are they better or worse than public perception? Is that likely to play out during the postseason? Who do they need to play well? Which Super Bowl winner
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Fantasy football – Best and worst of the 2019 campaign

[ad_1] The 2019 fantasy football season was full of historic performances, big surprises, deep disappointments and "well, how about that!" statistical findings. With another year in the books, let's take a look back at the season's stories that were.Lamar Jackson is your fantasy MVP, regardless of how he fares in the on-field MVP race (though he's the prohibitive favorite there too). The No. 119 player selected overall on average (124.4
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Barnwell’s bizarro 2019 NFL season

[ad_1] If you watched Sunday night's 49ers-Seahawks game, you know football can come down to impossibly thin margins. If Jacob Hollister were an inch taller, the Seahawks have a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs. If they weren't down to Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer as their running backs, they probably don't have trouble substituting on the 1-yard line and don't take a brutal delay of game penalty. If Pete
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Sunday’s fantasy football inactives watch — Who’s in and who’s out?

[ad_1] 4:41 PM ETAJ MassESPN Staff Writer CloseFantasy football, baseball and college basketball contributor. Author of book, "Yes, It's Hot in Here."To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff