Team Grades

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after he scores a 31-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Saints Can’t Stop Marshawn Lynch Yet Again In Sloppy Loss To Seahawks

The New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.

01/12/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 05: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals fumbles the football away in the second half of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Bengals Season Ends With First Home Loss Courtesy Of Underdog Chargers

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.

01/06/2014

Saints Survive With Last-Second Field Goal In Philadelphia

The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.

01/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Advance Over Chiefs With Second Largest Comeback In Playoff History

If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.

01/05/2014

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Team Grades: Bucs Defense Allows Just 2 Yards Rushing In Win Over Miami

The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Tennessee Titans over the weekend and it left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the lone remaining NFL team without a win. Stepping out on their home field on Monday night, the Bucs came out with purpose, almost blew it, but did just enough to put a 1 in the win column.

11/12/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 8: Running back Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets gets past cornerback Darrelle Revis #24 and linebacker Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bucs 18-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Bucs Almost Make The Grade, Except For One Huge And Late Mistake Against Jets

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up the 2013 NFL season with what many are expecting to be the “lowly” New York Jets. Tampa even has an ex-Jet on their side that was willing to share secrets from his former team. The team showed a lot of promise, but had one big and costly mistake too late in the game.

09/09/2013

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