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Jason Garrett isn’t second-guessing decision to spike it in final minute of Cowboys’ loss -
The Cowboys preserved a timeout the team ended up not needing.

Tom Brady tries not to miss Packers games because he loves watching Aaron Rodgers -
The Packers and Cowboys posted huge television ratings and Tom Brady was among the millions who tuned in.

Josh McDaniels decides to stick with Patriots after withdrawing from 49ers job -
The Patriots’ OC will wait a bit longer for his second chance.

Why's Bill Belichick praising Rutgers? Well, he kinda always does. -
BB loves those Scarlet Knights.

Matt Ryan, Ezekiel Elliott lead 2016 PFWA All-NFL team -
The Falcons quarterback is a huge favorite to be named the NFL MVP.

Eric Fisher took blame for holding penalty, even if Andy Reid and Chiefs disagree with call -
Andy Reid says James Harrison slipped and it made Eric Fisher’s block look worse than it actually was.

Richard Sherman's conflicts on and off the field escalated by 'significant' MCL injury -
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said it affected Sherman off the field, too.

2017 NFL mock draft: What if only seniors got drafted? -
This week we exclude all juniors and redshirt sophomores from the draft.

Chiefs fans were so sad after playoff loss they left their grills in the parking lot -
Arrowhead Stadium became a hellscape.

Packers and Cowboys gave us the best 120 seconds of the NFL playoffs -
The final two minutes of Green Bay’s win over Dallas were phenomenally entertaining.

Bill Belichick not worried about what Antonio Brown puts on ‘InstaChat’ -
Belichick’s also still not using the very popular social media platform "SnapFace."

Jared Cook finally played up to Aaron Rodgers' level when the Packers needed him most -
Jared Cook’s incredible game-saving catch capped off the best game of the year from the Packers’ pass catchers.

Dak Prescott proved why he’s the Cowboys’ quarterback after everyone said he should be benched -
Fans were ready to bail on Dak Prescott after his slow start against the Packers. Then he showed how great he can be.

5 Things to Know About the Shrine Game
A few interesting facts about the East-West Shrine game.'s 2016 Buccaneers MVP Awards | Pewter Report offers up its 2016 Buccaneers MVP honors to Mike Evans, Jameis Winston, Kwon Alexander, Bryan Anger Noah Spence and Mike Smith.

East West Shrine Game Player Spotlight: WR/KR Kermit Whitfield | Pewter Report is covering all of the East West Shrine practices this week from St. Petersburg, and will provide a player spotlight article daily.

East West Shrine Game Practice Recap Day 1 (With Video) | Pewter Report
PewterReport was on-site at both East-West Shrine practices for day one with plenty of notes from both teams, including an inside track on Bucs interests.

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is NFC South rookie of the year - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas played like a veteran, providing 92 catches, 1,137 yards and a physical presence for the NFL's top passing attack.

MLK Day personal for Bucs QB, Alabama native Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston, who served as the grand marshal in the St. Petersburg MLK Day parade on Monday, holds the holiday close to his heart for many reasons.

Common link among NFL's remaining teams? Top-tier QBs | Tampa Bay Times
It wasn’t a real play. Aaron Rodgers told each of his receivers which route to run. Get open. Schoolyard football. Then the Packers quarterback, rolling to his left, throws a dime for a 35-yard completion to toe-tapping tight end Jared Cook with three seconds remaining. The play sets up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 51-yard field goal in a 34-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Bucs to face three of NFL's final four teams in 2017 | Tampa Bay Times
For the second straight year, the Bucs in 2017 will go up against three of the last four teams standing in the NFL playoffs, with games ahead this fall against the Falcons (twice), at the Packers and at home against the Patriots.