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Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Week 17: Crazy Ending to a Crazy Year
December 30, 2013 02:01 AM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents the final regular season episode of Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. This week's show kicks off with coverage of both winner takes-all games in the NFC on Sunday. Say all you want about the missed opportunities this season by the Cowboys and Bears, but both the Eagles and Packers went on the road in Week 17 and won in a must-win scenario. In the second segment, Holcomb reviews the AFC Wild Card chase that came down to the wire in an overtime matchup out west. Talk about missed opportunities, Miami and Baltimore both miss the playoffs after 8-6 starts to the season. Finally, in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb discusses Kansas City sitting its starters against San Diego on Sunday, the Saints chances in Philadelphia next week along with the other road teams' shots to win in the wild card round, and the first coach getting fired on Black Monday. Well, Black Monday Eve. All that and more on the newest Monday Morning Huddle.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Week 16: Panthers Edge Saints, 17-13
December 23, 2013 02:38 AM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents this Christmas edition of Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. On this week's episode, Holcomb discusses Carolina earning its first playoff berth since 2008 with a victory over New Orleans, Pittsburgh staying alive with a narrow win in Green Bay and Philadelphia destroying Chicago on Sunday Night Football. Next, the host dissects two what he calls "under-the-radar" teams, Indianapolis and Arizona, and gives his honest opinion of both team's Super Bowl chances. Then in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb predicts what Jerry Jones will do if Dallas fails in another winner-take all Week 17 matchup, who will capture the sixth seed in the AFC, and reviews Peyton Manning's record setting season. All that and more on this week's version of Monday Morning Huddle.

Stat Pack Week 16: Road Woes for Playoff Teams
December 19, 2013 05:47 PM PST
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Adam Dobrowolski examines with the road woes of multiple projected playoff teams, and if it could mean that this postseason will have a full course home cookin' up until the Super Bowl.

Football Nation Radio Week 16: Win The Trophy, Bragging Rights, and Cash
December 19, 2013 11:11 AM PST
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Every Fantasy Football manager had this weekend circled since back in August. Week 16. The Fantasy Football Championships. It’s finally here and we’re ready to help you win the cash, win the bragging rights, and win your trophy.

Not only does your Fantasy Football team have major post-season implications this weekend but the actual NFL teams do as well. Todd DeVries and Bill Enright breakdown the full slate of playoff standings for both the AFC and NFC teams and review who needs to win, lose, or needs some help from others in order to make it into the playoffs.

Speaking of playoff teams, Kerry Byrne from ColdHardFootballFacts.com, joins us to identify the weaknesses of the top playoff contenders. After all we know the Broncos have a prolific passing attack and the Seahawks have a dominant defense and run game, but what do those teams do poorly? Kerry joins us to discuss.

Fantasy Football Champs Radio Week 16: Let's Get Ready To Rumble
December 17, 2013 11:09 AM PST
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This is it. Week 16 of the NFL can only mean one thing to Fantasy Football Players, THE FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Whether you were saved by Jamaal Charles or escaped the wrath of Justin Tucker’s six Field Goals, including one 61 yard-er, there’s just one more week to bring home that trophy, bragging rights, and cash.

Luckily it seems a lot of our regular callers and listeners made it past their semi-finals and into the Championship week. We were overwhelmed by calls and emails, praising us for our service. We certainly appreciate the great testimonials, but there’s still one more week to prepare for, which is what we do on the Week 16 episode of the Fantasy Football Champs.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Week 15: Top AFC Seeds All Fall
December 16, 2013 01:50 AM PST
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Football Nation proudly presents another episode of Monday Morning Huddle with Host Dave Holcomb. On this week's show, Holcomb highlights the missed opportunities each team had in securing its playoff position. First, top-seeded Denver loses to San Diego, but then second-seeded New England failed to move into a tie for first by losing to Miami. Playing on Sunday night, Cincinnati watched both the Broncos and Patriots lose and knew its team had a chance to increase the liklihood of a first round bye, only to lose to division rivalry Pittsburgh.

In the NFC, Philadelphia lost to Minnesota, who was without its top two running backs, but Dallas blew a 23-point halftime lead and did not move into a first place tie in the East.

The show ends with the 'Fourth and Long' segment that features a discussion on the return of Jay Cutler, the Saints running into blues outside of New Orleans and Jamaal Charles' nearly record setting day. All that and more in this episode of Monday Morning Huddle.

Stat Pack Week 15: Patriots' Super Bowl Chances Doomed?
December 12, 2013 02:45 PM PST
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Adam Dobrowolski examines the question surrounding the potential "end" of the Patriots' legitimate Super Bowl hopes -- and it has more to do with the Mathletics than the Gronk injury. Also, find out the impact of a touchdown-heavy Week 14 on the CHFF Big Board.

Football Nation Radio: Week 15
December 12, 2013 11:10 AM PST
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Typically on our Football Nation radio show we spend close to 45 minutes or so helping our listeners with their Fantasy Football lineups. During the other Hour and 15 minutes we discuss the latest NFL Headlines, talk about the playoff picture and what needs to happen on the schedule for team’s to make last second pushes or clinch home field. It’s a great balance that touches on both the NFL and Fantasy Football.

But when it’s the Fantasy Football playoffs, all plans are thrown out the window. Literally for an Hour and 45 minutes we were on the phones taking your calls and answering your lineup questions via emails. It was very rewarding for both Bill and Todd to know that not only are our listeners still making a run for the Fantasy Football Championships but their teams are stacked thanks in part to the advice we’ve given all year (audience praise not patting ourselves on the back).

So below you’ll find out the latest playoff breakdown since we didn’t have time to get to it during the show. But again, it’s the Fantasy Football playoffs, so if you couldn’t tune in LIVE, listen now On-Demand for our strategy and lineup advice in Week 15.

Seattle 11-2 NFC West Clinched playoff
New Orleans 10-3 NFC South
Philadelphia 8-5 NFC East
Detroit 7-6 NFC North
Panthers 9-4 wildcard
49ers 9-4 wildcard

In the hunt:
Arizona 8-5
Chicago 7-6
Dallas 7-6
Packers 6-6-1

Denver 11-2 AFC West clinched playoff
Patriots 10-3 AFC East
Bengals 9-4 AFC North
Colts 8-5 clinched division
Chiefs 10-3 wildcard
Ravens 7-6 wildcard

In the hunt:
Miami 7-6
Chargers 6-7
Jets 6-7

Fantasy Football Champs Radio: Week 15
December 10, 2013 11:12 AM PST
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Week 14 was one of the craziest NFL weeks in recent memory.

A major snow storm ripped through multiple stadiums.
Three games came down to last second finishes.
A record setting amount of touchdowns were scored.
Gary Kubiak got fired.
Rob Gronkowski tore his ACL.
Adrian Peterson went down with an injury that may keep him out in Week 15.
Matt Prater set the record with a 64 yard field goal.

Plus it was the opening round of the Fantasy Football Playoffs and the semi-finals start in just a few days.

So, you think we had enough to talk about on Fantasy Football Champs Radio?

As always we recapped the players that went down with injuries in Week 15 including Gronk, Peterson, plus discuss players like Eddie Lacy, Reggie Bush, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Wes Welker. We also reviewed the Champs and Chumps including the dominant performances by LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Josh Gordon, and Josh McCown.

Get prepared for Week 15 with our Waiver Wire report which includes grabbing Tight End Dennis Pitta, especially if you just lost Gronk.

Plus Todd and Bill have some fun with your emails, discuss Todd’s experience at the blizzard game in Philadelphia, and of course help set your lineups with our weekly rankings.

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle" Week 14: Snow & Comebacks
December 09, 2013 12:21 AM PST
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Football Nations proudly presents the 25th episode in season 2 of Monday Morning Huddle with Host Dave Holcomb. Week 14 is the craziest week in the NFL in a very long time with heavy snow in four games on Sunday and last minute comebacks in New England and Baltimore. But the NFC showdowns later in the day stole the headlines with New Orleans rebounding to snap Carolina's eight-game winning streak and San Francisco edging out Seattle by the bay. Next, in the worst/best weather game of the weekend, Philadelphia outlast Detroit behind a magnificent performance from LeSean McCoy. In the AFC, Cincinnati routs Indianapolis to earn claim to the third seed, and Baltimore, San Diego, and Miami capture near must-wins. In the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb will update you on the latest Rob Gronkowski injury, discuss the last 2:05 seconds of the Ravens/Vikings game, and makes a bold prediction on which team will win the NFC North. All that and more on this week's Monday Morning Huddle.

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