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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 6 Points Per Touchdown

  Here is possibly the biggest football misconception in existence: touchdowns are worth 7 points. In a true or false test, that would be false. Because it is. Touchdowns are worth 6 points! Here’s the deal: when a touchdown is scored, the team that scored the touchdown gets another play to tack more points on […]

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At the Water Cooler : Divisional Weekend

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (Seahawks won, 23-15) This round was certainly much closer than the last round, but in the end, it was play calling and decision making (including this mind-boggling one to end the game) that sent the Saints home. Seattle doesn’t look as good offensively as they have in the past, […]

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What to Know : Divisional Weekend

Divisional weekend of the playoffs has arrived! Here are a few things to note for each game. New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (Saturday at 4:35pm EST, FOX) The Saints are hoping the second verse is not the same as the first. The Saints played a Monday nighter in Seattle earlier this season and were […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 7 Hole

I hope you guys didn’t have plans to do anything other than learn football, because apparently I decided to hit you with all of the hard stuff this week. But you are going to rock this weekend’s playoff games with all of this new info, so there’s that. Ok! So, 7-hole. As per usual, it […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 8 in the Box

Since we conquered the world of techniques in yesterday’s post, we’re going to leap right into another slightly-more-than-basic concept today: having “8 in the box.” It sounds like the start of a good nursery rhyme. Here’s what it actually means: “The box” is the defensive area directly across from the offensive line (the 5 man line consisting of […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 9-technique

Ok, so we’re diving a little bit deeper into the football world today, but I know you can handle it! A 9-technique is a defensive technique. Which begs the question, what is a defensive technique? A defensive technique probably sounds like it’s describing a specific aspect of a defender’s play, like he has a trick […]