Silverman: Defenses May Be More Important Than QBs In Conference Title GamesThe Packers, Falcons, Steelers and Patriots each have key defensive performers that have at least helped their respective teams get on the right track and advance to within inches of the biggest game of them all.
Silverman: A Return To A High-Scoring NHL? Capitals-Penguins Gives Reason To HopeA 1980s style shootout at the O.K. Corral was not the expected result. It was, however, very welcome in what seems like the goal-starved NHL.
Silverman: Chargers' Move Will Leave San Diego Fans Forever HeartbrokenThe San Diego Chargers have started the packing process, are moving up the coast to Los Angeles and will call the city where they started their existence in 1960 home again.
Silverman: Belichick, Reid, McCarthy, Tomlin Have Staying Power For A ReasonWe look at these four coaches and why they have consistently been able to get their teams to play at a very high level for a long time.
Silverman: Keep An Eye On Steelers, Seahawks, But For Different ReasonsThe Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks may be in the playoffs, but they are heading in entirely different directions.
Silverman: Underdog Antonio Brown Should Be NFL's MVPThe best player in the league is hardly being talked about for this honor.
Silverman: Here's To Hoping Washington Pulls Off A New Year's Eve MiracleThe College Football Playoff has already become something of a routine, and in many ways it has dragged down the enjoyment factor of the entire bowl season.
Silverman: Carr Injury Shows Raiders Just How Unfair NFL Can BeThe pro football gods have a strange sense of humor.
Silverman: Fournette, McCaffrey Exercise Their Options In College Football’s Changing LandscapeLeonard Fournette of Louisiana State and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford have decided to put their own interests ahead of their respective teams and are sitting out their bowl games during this holiday season.
Silverman: Cowboys' Story Still Unfolding In NFC, But Don't Rule Out GiantsThe Dallas Cowboys appear to have one problem: the New York Giants.
Silverman: Patriots Likely To Be Challenged By Steelers, Chiefs For AFC SuperiorityLet’s look at all the serious AFC playoff contenders, handicap their chances for getting to the postseason and assess what their chances are for success if they get there.
Silverman: Army May Finally Be In Position To Sink NavyThere is legitimate optimism that the Black Knights can escape the big game in Baltimore on Saturday with a victory and return to West Point with their heads up even higher.

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