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The blcok allowed the Saints to start from Minnesota’s 40-yard line.

Antonio Brown hasn’t played since being sidelined with a calf injury in Week 15, and the Pittsburgh Steelers hoped he would be ready for the postseason. Luckily for them, Brown will play in the Divisional Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The six-time Pro Bowler was reportedly a game-time decision heading into this matchup.

What happened? Brown suffered a partially torn calf against the New England Patriots, ending his 2017 regular season. As the No. 2 seed in the AFC, the Steelers had a bye last week.

Newton’s third-down pass was a high-arcing deep pass to his top wideout in the end zone. Funchess put himself in great position to grab the under thrown ball, then couldn’t properly spot it as it fell inches out of his grasp.

Every one of those stories could lead this column, and until about 6:55 on the East Coast Sunday night, the sudden mortality of Goodell was my choice. But not up here. Instead: Seattle 41, Houston 38.

I’m not sure if it was the Arena-Football-like 952 passing-rushing yards between Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson … or the cumulative effect in the second half of this game of tie, Texans lead, tie, Seahawks lead, Texans lead, Seahawks lead, Texans lead, Seahawks lead, Seahawks win … or Jimmy Graham and Wilson meeting on the sidelines after the game-winning pass and the boom mike catching them making this collective sound at their top of their lungs: “AHHHHHHHHHHOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!” … or maybe the seven or eight heartfelt seconds Richard Sherman embraced Watson, the new great lion among NFL quarterbacks after only six starts, a sign of true respect by a cornerback who does not give respect easily.

George Johnson and Taysom Hill (a quarterback!) got pressure on Ryan Quigley, with Johnson getting a hand on the football for the block with five and a half minutes left in the game:

It took them just four plays to get in the end zone, with Alvin Kamara making this spectacular catch over Eric Kendricks to put the Saints up 21-20 with three minutes to go:

The Vikings would get the ball back, and Adam Thielen what might have been the catch of the postseason.

A week earlier in Seattle, on the first stop of the Eagles’ eight-day road trip, they hit their biggest bump of the season, a 14-point loss—only their second of the year—in a notoriously difficult stadium. The MMQB spent the week following the Eagles, chronicling a stretch of the season that would serve to measure just how good this young team really is. The Eagles emerged 11-2, sitting alone atop the NFC—but, as the news broke on Monday that Wentz had indeed torn his ACL and was gone for the year, they now face their greatest challenge of all. wings_1037

Here’s what also needs to happen in front of them for the Cowboys to sneak back into the NFC tournament at 10-6.

The Pelicans’ starting backcourt of Rajon Rondo and Holiday has been regularly outproducing value, and the team seems to be finding a balance with the duo’s production as the counter to the interior dominance of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.

In 2016, Ohtani hit .322 with 22 home runs and 67 RBIs in 104 games. He also was 10-4 with a 1.86 ERA.

The Angels could ease Ohtani’s transition to the majors by resting him on the days before and after he pitches, as he did in Japan. Los Angeles also has thought about trying a six-man starting rotation, which would allow Ohtani to have ample arm rest after pitching roughly once a week in Japan.

The Angels have missed the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons, but Ohtani’s arrival is only the latest in a series of big moves for Eppler, who is determined to build a World Series contender during the remaining three years on Trout’s contract.

Following his three-year stint in the KHL, Sobotka is on pace to easily hit double digits in goals for the first time in his NHL career. While that stat isn’t likely to wow many fantasy managers, Sobotka’s steady gig in St. Louis’ top six (currently skating with Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny) and his 18 points through 31 games merit attention in deeper leagues. The 30-year-old veteran also brings a bit extra to the fantasy table by averaging 0.84 penalty minutes and 1.48 hits per game.

The Steelers, meanwhile, have NFL rushing leader Le’Veon Bell to go against one of the league’s worst run defenses (giving up a league-high 4.9 yards per carry). They have Ben Roethlisberger and a dangerous receiving corps led by Antonio Brown. They have the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense and third-ranked pass defense. They surely like the matchup of their pass-rushers against the Patriots’ offensive line.eagles_040_69bb927b43956a7f-180x180