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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Center Brian de la Puente of the New Orleans Saints prepares to hike the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Saints Face Tough Test In Seattle

The Seahawks had no problem with the New Orleans Saints during the regular season, winning 34-7 in Seattle.John Madden said he expects a closer game in Saturday’s NFC playoff match-up.

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots leads the team during a game with the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Colts Have Three Big Keys To Taking Down The Patriots On The Road

The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.

01/08/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens and Shawn Williams #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals tussle after a play during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) "The Violator", an Oakland Raiders fan, looks on from the stands during a game against the San Diego Chargers on December 22, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Longest Postseason Drought In Raiders History Continues As Oakland Wraps Up 2013

The Oakland Raiders have never been worse in franchise history, and for a team that used to pride itself on its winning ways, it’s been a long time since the Raiders have won anything.

12/25/2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos passes under pressure from Jason Hunter #93 of the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Raiders Face Broncos In Week 17 With Very Little On The Line

The 4-11 Oakland Raiders can’t keep the 12-3 Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West, but they might be able to stop their division rivals from claiming the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs if the Silver and Black can end a five-game losing streak.

12/24/2013

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Daily Madden: John’s Weekend Picks

The KCBS Radio morning crew asked John Madden to comment on some of the Week 15 NFL match-ups.

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Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a game clinching interception during a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Former Stanford Star Makes His Mark In NFL

Fresh off the 49ers practice squad, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the week after two huge plays secured the Dolphins’ victory over the Patriots Sunday.

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 15: Andre Holmes #18 of the Oakland Raiders catches a twenty eight yard pass over Marcus Cooper #31 of the Kansas City Cheifs during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 15, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Cheifs won the game 56-31. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With Fourth Place In AFC West Clinched In 2013, Next Year’s Opponents Now Set For Raiders

The National Football League’s formulaic methodology for scheduling means the Oakland Raiders already know who their opponents will be in 2014.

12/18/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Will Represent The AFC In The Super Bowl?

The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?

12/12/2013

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