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Falcons, Matt Ryan run away from Green Bay to reach Super Bowl

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It was billed as a potential shootout. In the end, however, the Atlanta Falcons had most of the weapons. The Falcons, 6-4 at one point this season, blew out the streaking Green Bay Packers Sunday night, winning a runaway 44-21 game. The Falcons, who have never won a Super Bowl (and who have played in only one), will play in two weeks against either New England or Pittsburgh. Quarterback Matt Ryan, an MVP candidate, was excellent in the victory. He…

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Green Bay’s late drive holds off the Cowboys in NFL playoffs

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Too much Aaron Rodgers. Not enough of America’s Team. Rodgers was good early, and he was good late Sunday evening as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31. Rodgers threw for 356 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his drive with 35 seconds to play that led the Packers’ win. On third-and-20 with 12 seconds to play, Rodgers hit tight end Jared Cook for 36 yards, setting up a winning 51-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. Green…

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Donald Trump says abortion ban should yield “punishment” for woman

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that women who get abortions should receive “some form of punishment” if abortion is banned, once again sparking controversy with days to go before Wisconsin’s primary. In a heated exchange with MSNBC host Chris Matthews at the taping of a town hall in Green Bay, Wisconsin that will air on Wednesday night, Trump was asked whether he believes that abortion should be outlawed in the country. After an extended back-and-forth, the billionaire businessman…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.9.15 – Peyton Manning in autumn

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It was an interesting weekend as the Donald Trump skits flopped on Saturday Night Live and Ben Carson media scrutiny reached a new intensity, but can I talk about football? Actually, how about people who watch football? I was at a tavern yesterday afternoon which was unusually crowded, due to the fact that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were playing a rare 4 p.m. game. Unlike in other cities, many Tampa fans since I’ve lived here like to go to bars instead of friend’s…

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NFL has some little-known rules and regulations

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Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the “illegal bat.” The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn’t thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson‘s fumble out of the back of the end zone for a touchback after Kam Chancellor knocked it loose just shy of the goal line. The Lions (0-4) never got the ball at the 1 like they should…

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Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers plays well in home stadium

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In the year of Super Bowl 50, Monday night football has a re-run for all of you old-timers out there. The Packers and Chiefs, who met in the first Super Bowl (back before it was called the Super Bowl) in a game won 35-10 by Green Bay, meet in Monday night’s game. Aaron Rodgers has the Packers off to a 2-0 start and coming off of an impressive win over the Seattle Seahawks. Kansas City might be 2-0, too, if…

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Which kicker will be the first to miss an extra point?

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OK, who blinks first? Now that field goals have been moved back all the way to the 15-yard line by the NFL, which team is most likely to be the first to blow one of them. And will it be the Tampa Bay Bucs? Oh, that’s a fear, of course, because of the fatalist in you. After all, last year the Bucs seemed to find every other way to lose a football game. But the odds aren’t in favor of the…

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