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Archive: January, 2009

Ex-Eagle Spach comes up big in Cardinals' win

Saturday, January 3, 2009, 8:05 PM
The Arizona Cardinals took down the Atlanta Falcons, 30-24, in the weekend's first playoff game. If you were watching the game, you noticed an ex-Eagle make a huge catch down the stretch to ice the game. Up 30-24, the Cardinals faced 3rd-and-16 near midfield with 2:17 left. A stop by the Falcons' defense... Read more

Vikings-Eagles sells out

Saturday, January 3, 2009, 4:42 PM
The Vikings were able to avoid a blackout in Minnesota by selling out tomorrow's game against the Eagles. Earlier in the week, this didn't look very likely. On Monday, the Vikings had 20,000 tickets to sell. That number went down to 14,000 on Tuesday. By Wednesday it was 11,000. Part of the problem... Read more

3,100 tix remain in Minnesota

Friday, January 2, 2009, 7:17 PM
Time for what has become our daily update on the ticket situation in Minnesota. There are 3,100 tickets remaining, according to the Star-Tribune. However, the game is not officially a blackout in Minnesota just yet. The Vikings have received a second extension. They now have until 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday... Read more

Playoff picks

Friday, January 2, 2009, 12:45 PM
Regular season record: 132-109-7 Falcons at Cardinals (Sat. 4:30, NBC) It's pretty rare to have a playoff game where the unanimous feeling from the media, experts, fans, etc. is that one team is a fraud and the other team is probably the league's best story. But that's what you have here. The Cardinals... Read more

NFC playoff breakdown

Thursday, January 1, 2009, 3:13 PM
Here is a breakdown of the NFC playoff picture. I'll have picks and predictions on Friday. The "Odds" listed below are to reach the Super Bowl and are from sportsbook.com. New York Giants (12-4) Good news: The Giants pretty much went wire-to-wire as the best team in the NFC. A punishing... Read more
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