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NFL playoff schedule 2018: Bracket, TV channels & how to live stream online

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For the NFL, the transition from 2017 to 2018 marked the end of the regular season and the beginning of the postseason. With the wild-card round, divisional round and conference championships complete, the NFL playoff schedule ends Feb. 4 in Minnesota, where Super Bowl 52 will take place.

New England entered the playoffs as No. 1 seed in the AFC for the seventh time since 2003. With their win over the Jaguars in the AFC title game, the Patriots became the 29th No. 1 seed since the league adopted the 12-team playoff format to advance to the Super Bowl. In those 27 seasons, a No. 1 seed has gone on to win the Super Bowl 13 times (48.1 percent). New England will face Philadelphia, which beat Minnesota in the NFC title game.

Some travel agents in Minnesota are warning Vikes fans to be careful around Eagles fans, saying they should even consider removing their Minnesota jerseys and apparel. One admits the warnings sound like we’re almost talking about gangs.

Drew Baydala of Minneapolis’ Ticket King told CBS Philadelphia he’s warning Vikings fans to remove their colors if Minnesota wins.

If the Vikings win, yes, I would take off any sort of, like, colors, Baydala said. I know it sounds ridiculous, like we’re almost talking about gangs here, but it’s no joke down in Philly. It really isn’t.

Philadelphia sports fans are among the most enthusiastic in American sports, so supposedly heartless they once infamously booed Santa Claus at an Eagles game. Some outsiders would say that enthusiasm sometimes goes too far. Before last Saturday’s Eagles-Falcons game, a drunken Eagles fan allegedly punched a police officer’s horse, also striking the officer. jaguars_005-223x223

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Eagles fans clash with police ahead of NFC championship game

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Eagles fans are already living up to their reputation.

Ahead of Philadelphia’s NFC title game against the Vikings, Eagles fans began brawling, bringing a heavy police response.

It’s unclear why the fight began, but Vikings fans were not involved, according to NJ.com. At least six officers on horses were called to the scene.

Parker responded with 12 points, five assists and one turnover, but LaMarcus Aldridge struggled without the veteran point guard.

The Pacers stymied Aldridge offensively even without the injured Myles Turner, limiting the Spurs forward to a season-low 10 points. Aldridge finished 5 for 14 from the field.

Thaddeus (Young) did a really nice job of making LaMarcus work, McMillan said. You don’t stop those guys, but he was physical and made it tough for him to score. The rest of our guys did a good job defending and just keeping them in front.

WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Beantown, chose a 2011 photo of a Patriots-Jaguars preseason game that showed the late Aaron Hernandez diving for a loose ball.

Hernandez was convicted in April 2015 of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was acquitted last April of murder in the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Massachusetts.

They were going to try and get me on a jet and fly me down to Louisville, which is about an hour flight (from Buffalo) if you go private, Wood told co-host David Diehl and me Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. There was a good shot that if (Garrett) would have come during the week before (the game) that I would have been able to make it in time.sabres_1105

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Teddy Bridgewater contemplating not playing for the Vikings next season

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Teddy Bridgewater called this season a test of my character after he was demoted from starting in the playoffs for Case Keenum, and now it appears he could be on his way out of Minnesota.

The Vikings quarterback said he’s now healthy enough to be a starter, but with Keenum and Sam Bradford still in the picture, he knows his future in Minnesota isn’t guaranteed.

That was the last time Eric Musselman’s team lost. Since then, seven straight wins to sit atop the Mountain West as its only undefeated team.

Included in the Wolfpack’s streak was a 92-83 home win against the Cowboys.

While being ranked again gives Nevada a sense of accomplishment, Musselman is trying to keep his troops focused on the Cowboys.

The only think we should be worried about is winning in Laramie, he said. Obviously it’s a great accomplishment for any mid-major to crack the Top 25, but having said that, ‘How do we figure out a way to beat the Cowboys?’ is the biggest concern.

Johnson was the Chargers’ defensive line coach from 2009-15. Wilks was on that same Chargers staff as defensive backs coach from 2009-11.

Johnson also was defensive line coach for the Raiders (2007-08) and Bears (2005-06). He spent the past two seasons out of football.

Few, if any, of the defensive coaches who previously worked under Arians are expected to remain with the Cardinals under Wilks, who was hired Monday after six years of climbing the ranks on the Panthers’ defensive staff.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes Richard could benefit from a fresh start with another franchise, Rapoport was told. Richard recently interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy in Indianapolis.patriots_119_1fd6406ebb787361-180x180

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