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Donn Marten is a fearless truth teller who calls it like he sees it despite the prevailing establishment narrative. The opinions expressed belong solely to this author and not do not necessarily reflect those of CDN itself.

Predictable Patriots Pound Overmatched Titans, Advance to AFC Title Game

As expected, the rested New England Patriots had absolutely no problems in beating their first-round playoff opponents the Tennessee Titans. After the Titans grabbed an early 7-0 lead on a first-quarter touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Corey Davis, the Pats ran off the next 35 points in yet another of the postseason laughers that take place in Foxborough. Tennessee ...

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Quarterback-Challenged Philadelphia Eagles Ride Defense to Gutsy Win Over Falcons

There will be no epic Super Bowl choke this year for the Atlanta Falcons. The high-flying Falcons were stymied on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia by an Eagles defense that throttled them and derailed their potent offense. Home dogs, right?#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/pZzCkh2PGt — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 14, 2018 As the saying goes, defense wins championships and Philly’s was ...

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NFC Divisional Round: This Could be the Year of the Underdog

It is entirely possible that BOTH of the NFC’s top seeds could lose at home despite their gaudy records as well as week’s rest and that a rubber match between NFC South teams New Orleans and Atlanta will determine the conference’s representative in the Super Bowl. First, a disclaimer: Until MVP candidate and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a ...

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AFC Divisional Round: New England and Pittsburgh are Heavy Favorites

The second round of the National Football League playoffs kicks off on Saturday and both AFC games appear to be mismatches – at least on paper. Saturday: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots – 8:15 PM ET This one should only be entertaining to those who enjoy watching the clubbing of baby seals. The Titans have almost zero chance of ...

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Some See Racism in Oakland Raiders Hiring of Jon Gruden

This week it was announced that the NFL’s Oakland Raiders had lured back former head coach Jon Gruden with a whopping ten-year $100 million deal with a potential ownership stake. Gruden will be leaving the broadcasting booth and wading into what is perhaps one of the league’s most toxic locker room situations. Following a 12-4 breakout in 2016, the team ...

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Wrap-Up

Now that four out of eight teams have survived the NFL Wild Card weekend, the next elimination round in the postseason demolition derby begins on Saturday. With the Tennessee Titans upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs (yet another Andy Reid debacle) and the seasoned Atlanta Falcons dispatching the surprising Los Angeles Rams last Saturday, Sunday’s games filled out the slate for ...

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ROLL TIDE! Alabama Football Dynasty Wins Another National Title

For a good part of Monday night’s college football title game, it looked like the Alabama Crimson Tide may make it two losses in a row on the game’s biggest stage. The spirited Georgia Bulldogs held the mighty Tide at bay for the first half, stymying their potent offense and going into the locker room with a 13-0 lead in ...

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NFC Wild Card Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

The capper to this weekend’s round of NFL Wild Card games is the most intriguing and possibly the most entertaining of them all. The AFC South Champion New Orleans Saints will face off against their division rivals the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome late this afternoon. This one has the makings of an offensive show with both teams having ...

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Road Team Underdogs Take Both Saturday Wild Card Games

The postseason curse of the Kansas City Chiefs continued on Saturday when Andy Reid’s team was shocked at home by the upstart Tennessee Titans. On paper, this game had all the makings of a blowout but that’s why they play the games. The Chiefs roared out to an 18-point lead in the second quarter and then imploded in front of ...

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AFC Wild Card Game Preview: Jackson Jaguars vs. Buffalo Billsa

The early Sunday NFL playoff game features a matchup that absolutely nobody ever saw coming. The AFC South champion Jacksonville Jaguars (let that sink in) will face the Buffalo Bills in the second AFC Wild Card game at Everbank Field in Jacksonville. Both teams are making a return to the playoffs following extended absences. The Jags have been on postseason ...

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NFC Wild Card Game Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons

Before this longest and most frustrating of NFL seasons began, very few people thought of the Los Angeles Rams as a legitimate playoff contender instead of a punch line. The Rams were coming off an abysmal 4-12 record that got head coach Jeff Fisher fired, the first round pick and future franchise quarterback Jared Goff was looking like a bust and ...

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AFC Wild Card Game Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans

The first of this weekend’s NFL Wild Card playoff games will pit the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs against the number five seeded Tennessee Titans. It’s been a bit of a schizophrenic season for the Chiefs who stunned the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Foxborough in the season opener and looked like world-beaters in winning their first ...

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Buffalo Columnist: Screw the Bills, It’s Time to Fight Dictatorial Trump

Long-suffering fans of the NFL’s doomstruck Buffalo Bills finally have something to celebrate after their team managed to make the playoffs for the first time in seventeen years. It took a lot of luck and an epic late-game collapse by the Baltimore Ravens, but the Bills are a part of the postseason elimination tournament this year although it’s unlikely that ...

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