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The Bengals Believe

Cincinnati, led by quarterback Joe Burrow, wants to be more than the NFL’s feel-good story. The Bengals think they belong among the league’s top contenders.

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How the 49ers Defense Went From Weak Link to One of the Scariest Units in the NFL

Two months ago, San Francisco’s defense was struggling to find its footing. Now, it’s the strength of a team that’s one win away from a Super Bowl berth. How did DeMeco Ryans turn things around? And just how big of a role has Fred Warner played in that?

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The 49ers Bet Their Future on Trey Lance. Where Will He Be in the Biggest Game of Their Season?

Is San Francisco winning because of Jimmy G or in spite of him? Sunday’s NFC championship game could be a referendum on one of the splashiest moves of the offseason—and what the Niners did next.

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The Intertwined Evolutions of Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay

The two coaches have been linked since their days in Washington and have employed similar offenses across their careers. But recently, their philosophies have diverged—and the NFC championship game won’t be decided by their similarities, but their differences.

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Sean Payton Left the NFL. He Hasn’t Relinquished His Control Over It. 

It remains to be seen what Payton’s next move will be. But if and when he’s ready to return to the NFL, the league will be waiting for him.

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The Conference Championship Games Will Be Won and Lost in the Trenches

The NFL playoffs have been defined by superstar quarterbacks. That’s why a defensive line that can disrupt opposing passers is so important.

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NFL Championship Round Film Breakdowns With Ted Nguyen, the Forgotten Character in the Steroid Saga, Plus ‘The Line’ Director Doug Shultz

Ryen also hits on whether or not Ben Simmons’s trade value has diminished from August 2021 and the 76ers quest for a favorable trade

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Why the Bengals Defense Could Be in Trouble. Plus, Is Jimmy G Underrated?

Plus, Warren and House share their favorite bets of the week

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Netflix’s New Movie Is the Key to Decoding Sean Payton’s Future

‘Home Team’ is more than just a bizarrely timed feel-good movie tied to Bountygate. It’s the guide to understanding Payton’s stunning decision to leave the Saints.

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Sean Payton’s Retirement and Championship Weekend With Mark Ingram

The running back joins to share what he’s learned from the longtime Saints coach

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Previewing the Championship Round

Ben, Kaelen, and Ruiz also react to the recent head-coaching news around the NFL

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Bears Hire Matt Eberflus, and J.J. Stankevitz on Why the Bears Got It Right

Plus, Ben Solak on scouting Eberflus’s system and what his hiring means for Justin Fields’s development

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Julius Randle on the Trade Block? Does Schoen Have His Guy?

Plus, Joe Benigno makes championship weekend picks and Yahoo Sportsbook’s Ariel Epstein talks best prop bets

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A Cavs Party, Brooklyn in Limbo, and Million-Dollar Playoff Picks With Brian Windhorst and Peter Schrager

Plus, checking in on the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia leading up to next month’s trade deadline

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MLB Hall of Fame Card Values, NFL Price Updates, and Mailbag Questions

Mark Feinsand joins to discuss the card values of David Ortiz, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens

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Matchups to Watch in the Championship Games

Mal and Nora discuss who to keep your eye on during Rams-49ers and Bengals-Chiefs

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Conference Championships

Joe Burrow and the Bengals will battle Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, while Sean McVay needs to break the Kyle Shanahan curse if the Rams want to play for the Vince Lombardi trophy at home

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The Worst Bets for Championship Weekend

The guys talk 49ers-Rams and Bengals-Chiefs

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Adam Wainwright on His Baseball Past, Present, and Future

Plus, CC and Ryan make NFL picks and discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

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How to Become Sean Payton, by Kevin James

The ‘King of Queens’ actor stars as the (now former) New Orleans Saints head coach in Netflix’s ‘Home Team,’ a film that somehow spins the Bountygate fallout into family-friendly sports-movie material

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Tony Romo Is America’s Biggest NFL Fan, and He’s Not Afraid To Show It

As an announcer, Romo plays to the level of the competition. Chiefs-Bills was football ecstasy, which meant he was at his giddy, exuberant best. The problem is that most games aren’t half as fun, and giddiness is no substitute for analysis.

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What Are the Most Important Things About the Conference Championship Games?

Kevin is joined by Sheil Kapadia, Nate Taylor, and Ben Baby to preview this weekend’s NFL conference championships

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Championship Weekend Preview

Warren and Ben also react to the incredible games from this past weekend

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Is Gronk Returning in 2022? Plus, an NFC Title Game Preview

The Tampa Bay tight end joins Kevin to discuss his offseason plans and the upcoming Rams-49ers game

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Bears Hire Ryan Poles, What’s Next With Alex Brown, Another Bulls Injury, Baseball’s Hall of Hypocrisy

Jason also shares his thoughts on the Poles hire, what challenges immediately await, and why it’s important that he picked Chicago

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Sean McVay Interviews Kyle Shanahan

Revisiting last summer’s conversation betweens the Los Angeles and San Francisco coaches

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Sean Payton Steps Down, Divisional-Round Weekend Reactions, and Aaron Rodgers

Plus, looking ahead to the conference championship games in Kansas City and Los Angeles

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Embiid’s Crazy Career, Plus Harden’s Next Move, Big Papi’s Honor, and Charles Oakley Stops By

Bill is also joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia

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Sean Payton’s Departure Will Be Felt Throughout the NFL

From New Orleans to the NFC South to the entire league, the coach’s decision to step down will reverberate far and wide

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The AFC and NFC Conference Championship Entrance Survey

The matchups and players to watch in this weekend’s games. Plus, thoughts on the futures of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

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More Weekend Football Notes, Media News From Chicago, and the Profile Location of the Week

Bryan and David discuss Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, and coverage of the NFL playoffs

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Troy Aikman on an All-Time NFL Weekend, the Future of Mahomes vs. Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Why Toughness Matters

Three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman of Fox Sports joins Ryen to discuss the Chiefs’ overtime win vs. the Bills, how much the QB position has evolved since the 1990s, and whether or not Aaron Rodgers’s future includes the Packers

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What an All-Time Weekend of NFL Playoff Games Means for Card Prices

Plus, Mike and Jesse follow up on the story from last week regarding scams in the hobby and talk about this week’s new releases

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Divisional Round

One of Tom Brady’s notorious comebacks fell just short, the 49ers stole a win in Lambeau, and Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen ended one of the best NFL playoff weekends ever

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The Bills and Chiefs Just Showed That With QBs, “Good Enough” Is No Longer Good Enough

When Kansas City and Buffalo drafted Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, they were betting big on physical talent under center. Now, that’s the primary way to win in the NFL—and Sunday night’s electrifying showcase proved it.

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Sunday Divisional-Round Recap

Kevin and Nora are joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss Sunday’s wild Chiefs-Bills and Rams-Bucs games