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Eagles CB Patrick Robinson has incredible return on pick-six for TD

The Sports Daily Eagles CB Patrick Robinson has incredible return on pick-six for TD Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson showed just how dynamic he is with the ball in his hands during Sunday’s NFC Championship game. It happened midway through the first quarter, with the Vikings facing a third-and-8 situation. Quarterback Case Keenum dropped back to pass, but was pressured by Eagles defensive end Chris Long. Long managed to hit Keenum’s left hand, and also took a swipe at the Vikings quarterback’s chest, which clearly affected the throw. The result was an interception for Robinson, and the Eagles cornerback did the...

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Leonard Fournette cries on field after loss in AFC title game

The Sports Daily Leonard Fournette cries on field after loss in AFC title game Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was emotional after his team came up just short against the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. The Jaguars held a lead throughout most of the contest, but a late scoring drive led by Tom Brady gave the Patriots a 24-20 lead, and the team’s defense forced a turnover on downs with under two minutes remaining. Jacksonville’s offense never got the ball back after that. Fournette turned in a decent performance in the game, with 24 carries for 76 yards, and...

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Blake Bortles cries after loss to Patriots

The Sports Daily Blake Bortles cries after loss to Patriots Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had a chance to lead his team down the field on a late drive in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, but he came up short. Bortles missed on a pass intended for Leonard Fournette during the drive, which could have resulted in a go-ahead touchdown. Fournette ran a wheel route, but the pass sailed out of his reach. Bortles fumbled the football on the play that followed, which led to a third-and-19 situation, and the Jaguars eventually turned the football over on downs with under two minutes...

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Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia share an emotional hug after win

The Sports Daily Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia share an emotional hug after win Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has unfinished business, and will remain with the team for one more game before departing to become head coach of the Titans. Patricia and the Patriots defense shut down the Jaguars in the second half of Sunday’s AFC Championship game — holding them to only two field goals, en route to a 24-20 victory. The Patriots are now Super Bowl bound, and both Patricia and Belichick appeared to be excited about the big win after the final seconds ticked off. Belichick and...

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Bill Belichick enthusiastically celebrates game-sealing run

The Sports Daily Bill Belichick enthusiastically celebrates game-sealing run Patriots head coach Bill Belichick not only cracked a smile, but he was seen clapping on the sideline late in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. The Patriots elected to run the ball on third-and-9 with 1:30 remaining in the game, rather than having Tom Brady throw it, since the Jaguars still had one timeout remaining. Dion Lewis ran outside and picked up 18 yards for a first down, essentially ending the game. The Patriots then went into victory formation, and emerged victorious with a 24-20 win. And Belichick was pumped up about...

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Eagles fans throw beer bottles, cans at Vikings fans before game

The Sports Daily Eagles fans throw beer bottles, cans at Vikings fans before game Eagles fans did not show the visitors any brotherly love before Sunday’s NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field — in fact, it was quite the opposite. A video has surfaced showing Eagles fans heckling a few Vikings fans who mistakenly walked through enemy territory during a tailgate. That type of display happens all the time, and isn’t anything we haven’t seen before. What’s it like to be a #Vikings fan inside the #Eagles tailgate? *Sound up* I followed a few fans in purple. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/GkK9viGyRR...

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Tom Brady yells at cameraman, tells him to ‘get the f— out of the way’

The Sports Daily Tom Brady yells at cameraman, tells him to ‘get the f— out of the way’ Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t interested in sharing the spotlight with a cameraman before Sunday’s AFC Championship game kicked off. Brady came out of the tunnel and ran onto the field before the game, and he made sure to remind the cameraman who’s boss in doing so. “Get the f— out of the way!” Brady appeared to say. Brady is clearly fired up for the big game. View the original article on The Sports Daily: Tom Brady yells at cameraman, tells him...

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Jalen Ramsey, Tom Brady have words before AFC Championship game

The Sports Daily Jalen Ramsey, Tom Brady have words before AFC Championship game Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is one of the mouthiest players in the NFL, as he boldly declared his team would win Super Bowl LII. Ramsey was seen having some words with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady before Sunday’s AFC Championship game, and we’re willing to bet it didn’t involve him saying “good luck.” No glove for Tom Brady, just some tape. He also appeared to have some words for Jalen Ramsey. pic.twitter.com/TzULBjePDC — Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) January 21, 2018 We’ll soon see who can back up the talk...

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Philly priest wears Eagles underdog mask while leading mass

The Sports Daily Philly priest wears Eagles underdog mask while leading mass The NFL playoffs has Philadelphia buzzing, and pretty much everyone in the city is feeling the postseason spirit. The Eagles are set to host the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship game, and there’ll be plenty of underdog masks in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field. That’s not the only place the dog will have its day, though. A Catholic priest in Philadelphia led mass on Saturday — and did so while wearing an underdog mask. That was unexpected — even for Philly. View the original article...

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Report: Tom Brady will probably wear glove in AFC title game

The Sports Daily Report: Tom Brady will probably wear glove in AFC title game The biggest storyline heading into Championship Sunday has been about Tom Brady’s right hand — specifically how the injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday will affect the velocity and accuracy of his throws in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Brady injured his hand after colliding with a teammate during Wednesday’s practice, and it’s currently unclear exactly how serious the injury is. There are reports circulating about Brady getting four stitches in his hand, with his thumb gushing blood after the collision took place. Brady also...

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Enes Kanter takes a shot at LeBron James after blowout loss

The Sports Daily Enes Kanter takes a shot at LeBron James after blowout loss The ongoing feud between LeBron James and Enes Kanter doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Cleveland got destroyed by Oklahoma City on Saturday, 148-124, and Kanter made sure to rub some salt in the wound. He took a shot at James on Twitter by posting the number of points the team gave up, as well as LBJ’s “#StriveForGreatness” hashtag and the crown emoji. 148 ⚡️👑#StriveForGreatness🚀 — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 20, 2018 The 148 points given up in the game ties the record for the most...

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Bill Belichick calls Patrick Chung one of the best players in the NFL

The Sports Daily Bill Belichick calls Patrick Chung one of the best players in the NFL Patrick Chung has spent eight of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, and he has been a staple in the team’s secondary. His stats don’t jump off the page — Chung has recorded nine passes defensed and one interception — but the Patriots safety has a high football IQ, which helps elevate the play of those around him. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is clearly a fan of Chung’s game, as he had some high praise about the veteran safety when...

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Trae Young makes defender fall down with sick move, drains jumper

The Sports Daily Trae Young makes defender fall down with sick move, drains jumper Trae Young has been the best college basketball player this season so far, and he’s been a force to be reckoned with every time he steps foot on the court. Young turned in arguably the best performance of his 2017-18 campaign so far in Saturday’s 83-81 loss to Oklahoma State, when he scored more than half the Sooners’ points. The Sooners guard dropped 48 points on 14-of-39 shooting, and also dished out eight assists as well. Fans have come to expect Young will produce at least...

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Vikings stuck practicing indoors all week

The Sports Daily Vikings stuck practicing indoors all week The Vikings will be playing in the elements during Sunday’s NFC Championship game, but they haven’t had the benefit of practicing in those conditions this week. Head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Friday that the team has been practicing indoors on turf all week, rather than outside on grass. He also explained why: “The (outdoor practice) field wasn’t in good enough shape,’’ Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. This piece of news is important because the Vikings are set to square off against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial...

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Devin Booker trolls Nuggets player by mocking signature bow-and-arrow celebration

The Sports Daily Devin Booker trolls Nuggets player by mocking signature bow-and-arrow celebration Suns star Devin Booker showed how strong his troll game is during Friday’s game against the Nuggets. He did that after attempting a three-pointer during the matchup, with Jamal Murray trying to close out on him. Booker drained the shot. and then made sure to let Murray know about it afterward by doing his signature bow-and-arrow celebration. Wildcat on Wildcat crime .. Devin Booker drains 3, does Jamal Murray’s arrow celebration in his face. #Pettywarz pic.twitter.com/6iRpAvR3Uc — Luka Wobčić (@World_Wide_Wob) January 20, 2018 That’s one way to...

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Tickets for AFC, NFC title games are insanely expensive

The Sports Daily Tickets for AFC, NFC title games are insanely expensive Championship Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year for sports fans, but attending the games in person will not come cheap. Tickets for Sunday’s AFC title game between the Jaguars and Patriots at Gillette Stadium are quite pricey. The cheapest ticket on Vivid Seats costs $500, and is for upper level section 317, 21 rows up. That particular seat is located in the corner of the stadium, so while it isn’t considered to be in the nosebleed section, it’s certainly not the best seat...

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Report: Tom Brady not taking snaps under center after thumb bent back ‘badly’

The Sports Daily Report: Tom Brady not taking snaps under center after thumb bent back ‘badly’ Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited in practice on Friday, and he also wore gloves during his media session as well. Brady suffered an injury to his right hand in Wednesday’s practice, after colliding with a teammate. It was reported on Friday that Brady got four stitches in his hand, but there’s more to the injury, apparently. Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston provided some further details that suggest the injury is more complicated than just a cut. Curran reported on Friday that...

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Vikings apply to trademark ‘Minnesota Miracle’

The Sports Daily Vikings apply to trademark ‘Minnesota Miracle’ Stefon Diggs made the biggest play in Minnesota sports history in Sunday’s divisional-round matchup against the Saints, and the Vikings appear to be making sure they can own the rights to merchandise pertaining to it. Diggs hauled in a 61-yard touchdown catch to give the Vikings a 29-24 win in walk-off fashion. The thrilling game was the only NFL playoff matchup to have ever featured a walk-off touchdown, and will be talked about by sports fans for years to come. The touchdown catch was labeled the “Minnesota Miracle,” and will go...

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NFL, Google prematurely list Patriots-Vikings as Super Bowl LII matchup

The Sports Daily NFL, Google prematurely list Patriots-Vikings as Super Bowl LII matchup Fans of the Vikings and Patriots were excited on Friday, when both the NFL and Google prematurely declared that those two teams would be meeting in Super Bowl LII. A Google search query for both “Patriots Super Bowl appearances” and “Vikings Super Bowl appearances” resulted in Super Bowl LII showing up as a result on Friday. The NFL also had a gaffe of its own on Friday, when it posted an announcement on Facebook about fans getting the opportunity to win a trip to the Super Bowl....

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Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan doesn’t view Kirk Cousins to be ‘special’, prefers Baker Mayfield as QB

The Sports Daily Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan doesn’t view Kirk Cousins to be ‘special’, prefers Baker Mayfield as QB Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins may feel that he’s the best possible option for the team going forward, but former general manager Scot McCloughan does not appear to agree. McCloughan, who served as the team’s GM from 2015-16, shared his thoughts about Cousins on Friday, and he did not mince words. It should be noted that McCloughan was not responsible for drafting Cousins, but he does know the Redskins quarterback well. McCloughan appeared on 104.3 The Fan’s “Prichard & Cecil” show on Friday, and...

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