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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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New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots have history of playing starters in season finale with homefield advantage at stake - Pats Pulpit
Bill Belichick was honest when he said he wasn’t thinking about sitting his players.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Place Bryce Petty on Injured Reserve - Gang Green Nation
Bryce Petty’s season is over. The second year quarterback who was injured making a tackle on a fumble in Saturday’s loss to New England was placed on injured reserve. Jets place QB Bryce Petty on...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills fire Rex Ryan - Buffalo Rumblings
They pulled the trigger.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Dean Pees has worn out his welcome in Baltimore - Baltimore Beatdown
After 5 years, its time for the Ravens to part ways with their defensive coordinator.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers road to AFC Championship game could feature nothing but backup QBs - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers might have a road to the AFC Championship game that features nothing but backup quarterbacks.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Report: Marvin Lewis will retire at end of 2016 season - Cincy Jungle
Chris Cooley of ESPN980 is claiming that Marvin Lewis’ days in Cincinnati are quite numbered.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Chargers vs. Browns: 7 Talking Points - Dawgs By Nature
Jamie Meder, the Pierogi Prince of Parma, saved the day for the Browns.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Bill O’Brien Speaks: Monday Press Conference (Texans-Bengals Edition) - Battle Red Blog
Bill O’Brien lets loose on the Bengals win, being AFC South Champions and the final game of the season against the Titans.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Matt Cassel to start against Houston, Alex Tanney promoted - Music City Miracles
As expected.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jalen Ramsey is making his case for Defensive Rookie of the Year - Big Cat Country
It was a Christmas miracle indeed. The Jaguars, as you most likely know by now, knocked the Titans out of playoff contention yesterday in their 38-17 win — their first home win since December 13th...

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano admits he "didn’t have any answers" for Raiders run game - Stampede Blue
The ugliest part of the Colts’ 33-25 loss to the Raiders on Saturday was the fact that their defense couldn’t stop anybody. It was, perhaps, the worst it’s been all season - which is saying a lot. ...


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Gary Kubiak embraced the past rather than the future this season - Mile High Report
So much for winning from now on. If that truly was the case, Elway wouldn’t have allowed his buddy to go down this path.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

If The Chargers Move, Will You Still Be A Fan? - Bolts From The Blue
I know quite a bit of the BFTB staff is on the fence, but we want to hear from you.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Report: Derek Carr to have surgery Tuesday, timetable for return after Super Bowl - Silver And Black Pride
At 12-3, the Raiders have had hopes of making a Super Bowl run this year. Those hopes took a major blow when Derek Carr went down last Saturday against the Colts, breaking his fibula. Carr will...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce has put it all together and it’s beautiful - Arrowhead Pride
This season has been an interesting one for a number of reasons. The Chiefs have played a number of heart-stoppingly close games. Eric Berry has single-handedly won several games with huge picks....


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

To play or not to play: How should Giants handle season finale? - Big Blue View
Should stars play or sit vs. Washington Redskins?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Ben Natan’s eight Eagles draft wishes of Chanukah - Bleeding Green Nation
This is what holiday dreams are made of.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Jerry Jones Says Tyron Smith Is "Fine" After Injury Scare In Lions Game - Blogging The Boys
Breathe a sigh of relief, it looks like Tyron Smith will be okay.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Use Your Collusion - Hogs Haven
With the Redskins seeming to control their playoff fate, Tom trots out a wild conspiracy theory involving the Lions and Packers that would leave Washington out of the postseason, even with a win over the Giants.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

The Packers’ playoff scenarios entering Week 17 - Acme Packing Company
The Packers can fall anywhere from the No. 3 seed to out of the playoffs.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Week 17 NFC playoff picture: Flowchart of every possible Detroit Lions playoff scenario - Pride Of Detroit
Here’s a look at every possible playoff scenario for the Lions after their loss to the Cowboys.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears gashed on the ground again - Windy City Gridiron
We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their 20 point loss to the Washington Redskins.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Rhodes Deferred To Newman In Coverage Fiasco - Daily Norseman
It looks like we’ve found the culprit for Saturday’s coverage disaster against Jordy Nelson.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Mailbag: What does the future hold for the New Orleans Saints? - Canal Street Chronicles
We gathered some of the best Saints questions from fans and answer them in our latest mailbag.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Arthur Blank: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan "gets my vote" for MVP - The Falcoholic
Fact: Arthur Blank's sweet nothings are decidedly above average

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Monday Morning Optimist (Sunday edition): At least we only have one more to endure - Cat Scratch Reader
On the bright side, we’ve played the last home game of the season and this nightmare is almost over.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers shouldn’t cut Doug Martin, despite benching - Bucs Nation
Martin’s 2017 salary is fully guaranteed.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Chip’s no huddle (slow) tempo offense - Niners Nation
They still don’t huddle, but tempo is pretty much out of the Niners’ playbook

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

David Johnson continues to dominate opponents - Revenge of the Birds
David Johnson showed in Seattle why he is the best player in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Now is the time for Paul Richardson to step up - Field Gulls
On Monday, it was announced that Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett had surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula suffered against the Arizona Cardinals. Pete Carroll, ever optimistic,...

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Should the Rams Seriously Consider Trading for a Head Coach? - Turf Show Times
As the head coaching search heats up for the Los Angeles Rams, should they explore every possible avenue, including a trade? Let’s at least take a look before dismissing...