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NFL Daily Roundup: January 13, 2020

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Divisional Round results

The 49ers took control early on and never looked back as they punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game. The Titans did likewise in the AFC, though their doing so was much more surprising. On Sunday, it looked like we were going to see a third runaway, as the Texans jumped out to a 24-0 lead. Then the Chiefs came back and made it an interesting game. Then the Chiefs just kept scoring, to the point that they ran out of fireworks to celebrate touchdowns, and we, in fact, did see another runaway. The Packers also jumped out to a big lead going up 21-3 at the half. The teams traded TDs to start the second half, then the Seahawks began their comeback. Russell Wilson played really well to get the Seahawks within a touchdown, then the Griffin brothers combined for a sack to get Seattle the ball back.

Green Bay would force a punt, and then an inability to get defensive stops and a questionable at best spot on a 3rd down reception by Jimmy Graham sealed the win for Green Bay.

The results of our picks:

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Hall of Fame

Over the weekend, Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson got the call to Canton. Pop Hockey Culture:

But for two of the Enshrinees, their announcement came as a surprise on their respective networks’ Pregame Show. Last night, prior to the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens Divisional Playoff game on The NFL Today on CBS, Bill Cowher, a former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992-2006 and studio analyst for CBS since retiring as a head coach, was the first man to receive the call to Canton.

Less than 24 hours later, David Baker made the transcontinental flight from New York to Los Angeles, and prior to the start of the Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers Divisional Playoff game on FOX NFL Sunday, Jimmy Johnson…became the second man to receive the call to Canton.

Click the link above to head over to Pop Hockey Culture, where Stacy Albano has a full story, videos of the announcements, and the pair’s cameo in The Waterboy.

In other news

Patriots C David Andrews hopes to return in 2020. [ESPN]

The Jaguars have fired OC John DeFilippo. [ESPN]  I’ll look more at what this could mean for the Bears in the next day or two. In short, I’m keeping my eyes on Chicago, Kansas City, and Philadelphia as potential landing spots.

CFP National Championship

I don’t have a full post for you about this, but, in short, I’m expecting a shootout tonight. As great as Clemson’s defense is, LSU has a ton of offensive weapons and firepower. You can’t stop them, you can only hope to contain them. Brent Venables is going to have to be careful picking his spots to get aggressive on defense. If they don’t get to Burrow, they could find one of LSU’s star receivers gliding into the end zone. On offense, Clemson and Trevor Lawrence are going to have to avoid mistakes as they attempt to keep pace with the LSU attack. If they fall behind like they did against OSU, I don’t think there’s a comeback in store this time. If that happens tonight, LSU runs away with it. On top of all their talent, LSU is also playing a de facto home game. Your author predicts that this is too much for Clemson to overcome. The pick: LSU 42 Clemson 34 (LSU -5, Over 66.5)

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