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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Playoffs: No Carryover From 2012 AFC Championship Game - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots will be hosting the Ravens and most will point to the last playoff game for reference. This ain't the same game.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Coaching Search: On Retreads - Gang Green Nation
Some thoughts on retread coaching candidates.jh

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills request permission to interview Greg Roman - Buffalo Rumblings
Add another name to the very lengthy list of Buffalo Bills head coaching candidates: Greg Roman, who has spent the last four years as the offensive coordinator in San Francisco.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

It doesn't matter if Joe Flacco is 'elite' or not; he wins when it matters most - Baltimore Beatdown
Despite the ongoing debate of whether Joe Flacco is elite or not, he's 10-4 in the postseason and has accomplished more since 2008 than most quarterbacks in the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Le'Veon Bell to play in the Pro Bowl, would have played against Denver - Behind the Steel Curtain
Bell feels he'll play in the Pro Bowl, and aims toward taking an even larger role in the offense next year.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals v Colts: Perfect storm of injury and ineptitude - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals faced the Colts with significant injuries and plenty of ineptitude. This perfect storm led to being bounced from the first-round of the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Report: Bills request interview with Browns OC Kyle Shanahan - Dawgs By Nature
Adam Schefter, NFL insider for ESPN, reported on Monday evening that the Buffalo Bills have requested permission to interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, citing a team source.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

The Definitive Houston Texans Word Cloud For The 2014 Season - Battle Red Blog
Look familiar? Here are the top 200 words used by Texans commenters over on Reddit.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

2014 Tennessee Titans: Year In Review - Music City Miracles
Hint: It wasn't pretty...

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Who will be the Jaguars next offensive coordinator? - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars seem to be looking for an offensive coordinator that meets certain criteria, so who are some potential targets?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Andrew Luck: Peyton Manning is a Stud, but I'll Worry about the Denver Defense - Stampede Blue
The talk this week is about Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning, but Luck made a point to say that, "it's not the quarterback-versus-quarterback thing" and that he'll "worry about the Denver defense."

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Indy game: This is not Manning v. Luck - Mile High Report
It's Denver v. Indianapolis. And it's really Denver v. Denver. If the Broncos can overcome their own miscues from the regular season, this Broncos team will be tough to beat.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

SOURCES: San Diego Chargers will move D.J. Fluker to Guard in 2015 - Bolts From The Blue
A couple of sources within the San Diego Chargers organization are reporting that the team's 2013 first-round draft pick, OT D.J. Fluker, will change positions this offseason and play OG when the team starts training camp in 2015.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Report: Mike Shanahan interviewed for Raiders head coach (this is not a joke) - Silver And Black Pride
Planted firmly in the realm of things no one ever thought could possibly happen, Mike Shanahan -- yes THAT Mike Shanahan -- interviewed for the Raiders head coaching position. This according to...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Kansas City Chiefs exec not interested in Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets GM jobs - Arrowhead Pride
Chris Ballard had opportunities to interview for the Jets and Eagles GM jobs but turned them down. Here's why.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Allie Sherman remembrance -- ex-Giants coach dies at 91 - Big Blue View
Ex-Giants coach dies at 91, and we invite our older readers to share their memories of that time in Giants history.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chip Kelly Needs to Hire a GM With Significant Front Office Experience - Bleeding Green Nation
History strongly suggests that an experienced executive will be critical.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Fourth And Witten: How Jason Witten Saved The Season - Blogging The Boys
A breakdown of Jason Witten's fourth down conversion in Sundays Wild Card Game against Detroit.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Report: Redskins Reached Out to Scot McCloughan for Personnel Job - Hogs Haven
The Redskins are reportedly looking to bring in one of the NFL's top talent evaluators

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Statistics and Oddities from the Packers' 2014 Regular Season - Acme Packing Company
We find a few curious stats that illustrate each position's value and contribution to the Green Bay Packers' 12-4 regular season.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Dean Blandino admits officials missed call in Lions-Cowboys game - Pride Of Detroit
The NFL's vice president of officiating has admitted that the officials missed a crucial call in Sunday's Detroit Lions game.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Who are the Bears' building blocks? - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears have one of the oldest rosters in the league and lack depth and playmakers at many different positions. The new GM will have to figure out whom he can build the team around for the future.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Is Adrian Peterson Really In Decline? - Daily Norseman
The Daily Norseman offers a follow-up look at Adrian Peterson's career rushing trends.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints LB Junior Galette Arrested - Canal Street Chronicles
Reports are saying the Saints pass rusher has been arrested for alleged domestic violence charges.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Keith Armstrong Interviews For Falcons Head Coaching Job - The Falcoholic
The Falcons interview their long-time special teams coordinator for the head coaching vacancy.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Ron Rivera and family unharmed following house fire in Charlotte - Cat Scratch Reader
Thankfully everyone is okay, but there will be rebuilding.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers interview Marc Trestman for offensive coordinator - Bucs Nation
The Bucs could be uniting the past two Chicago Bears head coaches this year.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Who are candidates to be the 49ers next offensive coordinator? - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers are searching for a new coaching staff, and that means assistants as well. Who are some options for offensive coordinator?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Todd Bowles with four head coaching interviews this week - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals defensive coordinator will be busy.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks-Panthers playoffs preview: 4 (and more) stats that say the Seattle should win - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have played three close games in Carolina in the last three years, but things should be much different on Saturday.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams Owner Stan Kroenke To Build L.A. Stadium - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams' famously silent owner informed the LA Times that he and the owners of the adjacent Hollywood Park site plan to build a new NFL stadium...time to fret?