Playoffs

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Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half Collapse

The Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.

01/05/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Chance At The Playoffs? Giants Vs. Jets

Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.

10/31/2013

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Keidel: House Of Cardinals; Is St. Louis America’s Team?

The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.

10/11/2013

Dan Haren pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals in the first game of their day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Marlins Beat Nats 4-2; Braves, Cards Clinch

Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich homered to lift the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 4-2 in the opener of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader, a result that clinched playoff berths for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.

09/22/2013

Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals walks into the club house after his hit brought in the game-winning run against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 6-5. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler Explain Nats’ Confusing Playoff Scenario

Determining how many games it takes for an MLB team to become mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs is hard. So let’s have Nats’ play-by-play announcers Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes explain it during the rain delay, in this short audio clip.

09/21/2013

Bryce Harper #34 and Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrate with Adam LaRoche #25 after scoring in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats Follow Demoralizing First Half by Mounting Historic Finish

Few had hope for the Nationals returning to the playoffs heading into the last month of 2013 season, following their demoralizing first half. But they’ve mounted an historic rally, going 19-6 over their last 25 games, restoring at least a glimmer.

09/17/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

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Martell Webster: ‘We Are Getting to the Playoffs’

By drafting Otto Porter then re-signing Martell Webster, the Wizards have demonstrated the desire for depth of a playoff-bound franchise, a gesture which hasn’t gone unnoticed with the players.

07/12/2013

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Top 5: LeBron James’ Most Dominating Postseason Performances

LeBron James averaged 29ppg during the Conference Finals in leading the Heat to a series victory against the Pacers. Let’s take a look back at the Miami star’s top 5 career playoff performances.

06/05/2013

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