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SuperBowl Facts and Firsts… 54…

January 31st, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NFL, Sports, Trivia

In collaboration with CBS Sports

Super Bowl LIV, at its core, is a game that includes one of the best defenses in the league against the most explosive offense in the NFL. With a razor-thin point spread (Chiefs -1), the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are expected to take part in a close, classic battle this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. We put on our hard hats and did some digging, and we came up with 54 things you should know about the 54th Super Bowl. From gambling insights to NFL records on the line, this list has everything you could want to know about the big game, and it will all go down this Sunday. 

Let’s not waste any time, we’ve got lots to go over:

1. The game will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, marking the first time these two have met in a Super Bowl.

2. This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. The last time Kansas City made it this far, it was Jan. 11, 1970, when the Chiefs topped the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV for their first — and only — Lombardi Trophy.

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Aaron Rodgers Lobbies Referees For More Free Plays

August 5th, 2016 by Leo | Comments Off on Aaron Rodgers Lobbies Referees For More Free Plays | Filed in Football, General, NFL, Sports

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The Green Bay Packers recently finished their annual training camp seminar with NFL officials and quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not wait too long to start lobbying officials about not ruling offside plays dead so he can get a free play. While Rodgers attempt to get officials to swallow their whistles on such plays will not affect NFL betting lines, it can come in handy during a game. 

Because of the length of the seminar, most Packers players asked questions while referee Walt Coleman was doing his presentation, Rodgers wasted no time with his questions as soon as the presentation was over.

Throughout his career, Rodgers has been the best quarterback at creating free plays because his hard counts and cadence get defenders to jump offside, resulting in a lot of free games. Rodgers vision is also as good as it gets because he frequently catches defenses when they accidentally have 12 men on the field during substitutions.

However, now that the league is trying to make the game safer, Rodgers is convinced that the league has pressured officials to call more offside plays dead by claiming the defenders were unabated to the quarterback.

When asked about his lobbying effort, Rodgers said it does not matter what he says to the officials because they already have it ingrained in their heads how they are going to call the plays. If they feel the snap did not happen before the defender jumped, they will blow the play dead.

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Report: Jeremy Maclin Headed To The Chiefs

March 9th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Jeremy Maclin Headed To The Chiefs | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Jeremy Maclin is headed to Kansas City

Jeremy Maclin is reportedly leaving the Eagles for his former coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

The loss of Jeremy Maclin now gives the Eagles a huge void at the Wide Receiver position as Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, and Josh Huff are the only notable remaining players left on the team. With Randall Cobb and Torrey Smith off of the market, the free agent list isn’t to promising for the Eagles, although Dwayne Bowe is likely to be released from Kansas City as a corresponding move to sign Maclin.

Maclin is coming off of his best season as a pro hauling in 85 passes, with 1,310 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. After a torn ACL kept him out for the 2013 season, Maclin bet on himself by not signing a long-term contract last summer with the Eagles that would have been significantly cheaper than the contract he is going to receive.

While the gains of Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore, and also retaining Mark Sanchez were all very big bright spots for the Eagles so far today, the news of Maclin certainly puts a tremendous damper on that parade.

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Eagles make Reid look like Genius

September 21st, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Eagles make Reid look like Genius | Filed in Eagles, General, Interviews, Video
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Lets put on the spare!

The air in the tires has definitely leaked out in Philly leaving the Philadelphia Eagles Nation feeling flat after the 26-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs this week.  The score does not reflect the domination of the Eagles by the Chiefs and their new coach Andy Reid.  It was just an ugly game for the Eagles that included 3 fumbles lost, 2 interceptions, 5 sacks of Vick and 3-10 in 3rd down efficiency.

The Chiefs could have scored a lot more than they did if their offense was working on all cylinders and had to settle for 4 field goals after going 1-6 in the Red Zone yesterday.  Chip Kelly and the Eagles need to produce a win next week to keep the Eagles hopes alive and the fan base from being demoralized so early in the season.

The game had special significance for the return of Andy Reid and the retiring of Donovan McNabb’s number and the excitement about the game could be felt all around the stadium.  We had a chance to interview several of the fans and enjoy the pre-game festivities of the Eagle Nation, which turned out to be the best part of the day for the fans.  Take a look at the interviews in the video below.

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Reid/McNabb come back to Philly, How will the Fans React?

September 20th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Reid/McNabb come back to Philly, How will the Fans React? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General
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How will Reid/McNabb Play in Philly?

by Christopher Leomporra

Philadelphia (September 19, 2013)  Well we all know the big return of Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb to Philadelphia is going to happen today.  You can hear the buzz around Philly about Reid’s first appearance here since he was let go from the Eagles.  It’s going to be an emotional comeback for Andy, do you think he has something to prove to the Eagles fans?

Andy still has many close ties to the team he coached for 14 seasons and which included 6 Division titles, 5 NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance.  In Reid’s first year as head coach for the Kansa City Chiefs, he has got off to a good start with a 2-0 record and looks to make it 3-0 today.  The Eagles bring in a 1-1 record under Chip Kelly and are under pressure to deliver a win for the Eagles today.  The current line for the game has the Eagles favored by 3, you can check out the NFL odds here for the lines on the other games this week.

To make the day even more interesting, the Eagles will welcome back Donavan McNabb to retire his number (5) during the halftime ceremonies.  McNabb has a love/hate relationship with the Eagles fans and controversy still follows him over the Super Bowl loss.  McNabb had a record of 92-49-1 as QB for the Eagles.

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No Defense for the Play of Eagles ‘D’

September 17th, 2013 by Jim Chesko | Comments Off on No Defense for the Play of Eagles ‘D’ | Filed in Eagles, Football, General
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No Defense for the D

Job opportunity: Several defenders urgently needed for beleaguered professional football team. Pay commensurate with ability. Must be available to start work immediately (Thursday, perhaps?), be willing to relocate to Philadelphia and be able to perform in front of a rabid, unforgiving fan base.  Qualified applicants should contact Howie Roseman or Chip Kelly ASAP.

OK, that ad probably wasn’t really posted on any job boards Monday, but maybe it should have been.

Just in case you missed it, the Eagles’ defense gave up 33 points and a whopping 539 yards of offense in Sunday’s three-point loss to the visiting San Diego Chargers, who converted 10 of 15 third-down situations.  Quarterback Philip Rivers was 36-of-47 for 419 yards and three touchdowns through the air. The Chargers doubled up the Eagles in terms of time of possession. (The Eagles put up 30 points despite controlling the ball for just under 20 minutes.)  The Bolts’ punter was needed just once.  The Eagles’ defensive backs were flagged for four penalties – three of them grabbing-the-jersey pass-interference calls on cornerback Cary Williams. And, despite lots of blitzing, there wasn’t much of a pass rush by the d-line, either; Rivers was sacked just once.

Be honest: Were you at all confident that the Birds’ defense would be able to stop Rivers and the Chargers from moving into field-goal range on a short field in the final two minutes?  Didn’t think so.

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Johnny G’s Week 14 NFL Picks

December 12th, 2009 by Johnny G | 5 Comments | Filed in Football, General

 
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After an easy Monday Night winner on the Green Bay Packers, my record now stands at 11-5 overall. Lets get right to the Week 14 card.

Green Bay Packers(-4) over Chicago Bears/ 1pm Sunday

We are going to back the Packers again this Sunday as they take on a Bears team on the road, who could not put the Rams away. Last Sunday I told you the Bears would not be able to distance themselves from the Rams because of the running game disparity and that’s exactly what happened. This time we have a Bears team that is still struggling on both sides of the ball and Jay Cutler has still not improved. Forte is still not getting the job done on the ground and we have a defense with more injuries than ever before.

The Packers come into this game after an impressive victory on Monday night over the Baltimore Ravens. The final score did not indicate how badly Green Bay dominated this game. They jumped out to a 17-0 lead at halftime and completely stifled Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense. The one weakness of this Packers team the entire season has been their defense. Now that the defensive unit is pulling their own weight, this is very dangerous team and could cause issues in the playoffs for anyone who faces them. Aaron Rodgers continues to impress as his offensive line continues to improve. The group becomes more cohesive with each passing week. Donald Driver continues to prove his doubters wrong and Ryan Grant has done a fine job taking pressure off of Rodgers.

The Packers will be entirely too much for the Bears to handle on Sunday as the different blitzes and schemes from Dom Capers will have Cutler’s head spinning. Take the Packers minus the points as this one ends in a blowout.

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