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Free NFL Playoffs Conference Finals Round 3 Expert Picks and Predictions Contest: Final Entry Round

Two rounds down, and just one more to go in the TMR Zoo Playoff Pick’em contest. We’ve had quite a few surprises so far in this year’s playoffs and that is certainly keeping the entire entry field honest. In the first round, we saw a team that everyone was complaining didn’t deserve to be in […]

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The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers Injury Update And Game Day Stats

HELLO AGAIN: The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have met 181 times, which includes only one meeting in the postseason (1941). When the two clubs play for the NFC Championship this weekend, it will mark the longest gap (based on days) between postseason meetings in NFL history. DIVISION FOES: For the sixth time since […]

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New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Update And Game Day Stats

RETURN ENGAGEMENT: For the fifth consecutive season and 15th time since 1990 when the NFL went to the 12-team playoff format, teams that played at least once during the regular season will meet in the AFC Championship Game when the New York Jets face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. If New York defeats Pittsburgh, it […]

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Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers “Their Line Is Doing A Better Job”

Q. When you first got here can you kind of assess where you thought the talent level was and how it fit to your system and where it is now and how it fits to where you’re at now? DOM CAPERS: Well, I thought there was good talent here. You never know how you’re going […]

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Green Bay Packers’ Mike Mccarthy On A.J. Hawk’s Injury

MIKE McCARTHY: A.J. Hawk has a knee bruise, just being cautious with A.J. today. I fully A.J. to play in the game. Just rest him. Q. Something he did in practice or is that a residual thing from the game? MIKE McCARTHY: I think it’s a combination of both. Didn’t feel good yesterday after practice, […]

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Chicago Bears Lovie Smith: They Are More Deadly On The Run

Opening Remarks: “When you go through a week like we have, you try to go through the same routine, which we have, but you can’t wait until Friday to get here. The game plan is in, finish up strong inside. There is not a whole lot that I can complain about. We have great health […]

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Chicago Bears Jay Cutler: We’re Going To Handle The Packers’ Blitzing

On the toughest thing about playing the Packers defense “They show you a lot of looks. They’re really good. Dom Capers does a great job of preparing each and every week and keeping offenses off balance, which they’ve done to us in the past.” On if he thinks he has seen everything the Packers will […]

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Rookie Wide Receiver Mike Wallace “We Didn’t Make The Plays At The End Of The Game”

Do you expect the Jets to change how they played you from last game? It’s the playoffs, so I guess you never really know what to expect. You can always expect a few wrinkles, a few new things, but not really. I think they are who they are. They’re a man team. They like to […]

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Ben Roethlisberger ”I’m Just Going To Have To Try And Get Lucky”

On benefits of postseason experience entering this weekend’s AFC Championship Game: It helps with being familiar with the atmosphere, the intensity of the game and knowing every play matters, every play counts and every mistake is magnified. Being here and having done this before, you don’t really get surprised with how big the game is. […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin on Mark Sanchez’s Development

Coach Tomlin: Good afternoon. I thought we had a good practice today. I really liked the energy and enthusiasm. It’s an arrow up on the execution, of course, which is needed as we push forward towards Sunday. But we’re not a finished product yet. It’s why we have tomorrow, of course, and the day after. […]

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Chicago Bears Cornerback Charles Tillman “Just Another Game”

On how the GB offense has changed over the course of the season “I think one of the biggest things that has changed with this offense is Aaron Rodgers. He’s making those throws. I know a couple times with us he missed a couple, but these last two playoff games he’s been connecting with all […]

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Brian Urlacher “Aaron Rodgers Has A Lot Of Success Against Me”

On Packers QB Aaron Rodgers saying he was his favorite player to play against “[That is because] he has a lot of success against me, probably. It’s fun playing against him too. Someone told me what he said about the cat and mouse game, but he knows what we’re doing so I have to say […]

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Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith Says Green Bay Packers Defense Presents Problems

Opening Remarks – “We held out two players – Pisa Tinoisamoa and Chris Harris. Both of them are getting better. Pisa is just a normal routine we take him through. Chris Harris is making progress. Hopefully we’ll be able to get him on the football field tomorrow. It’s not a must. In an ideal world […]

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Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike Mccarthy Discusses Charles Woodson’s Injury

Q. Can you describe Charles Woodson’s injury? COACH McCARTHY: Charles Woodson’s fine. This is a normal practice week for Charles. Thursday is the day he goes through the jog through. He practiced yesterday. He’ll practice tomorrow, so he’ll be ready to go Sunday. Q. Did you go outside today, Mike? COACH McCARTHY: We did not […]

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New York Jets’ Ladainian Tomlinson: This Is The Biggest Game That I Have Been In

On the AFC Championship Game being the biggest game of his career: Yes it is. No question. Just to be in this situation, back in the AFC Championship Game with so much on the line, this is the biggest game that I have been in. On the personal significance of winning a Super Bowl: It […]

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NY Jet Darrelle Revis: It’s More Personal To Me ….And Jason Taylor

On having to go through Pittsburgh to reach the Super Bowl… It means a lot to me. Jason Taylor is from there too. We talk about it all the time. We played them a couple of weeks ago. We were talking about just getting a win from where we’re from, and in front of our […]

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