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Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
Xtra Points: The NFC's No. 1 spot
Xtra Points: The NFC's No. 1 spot
A look at the contenders in the race for home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs—including the Green Bay Packers.
Xtra Points: The Game of the Century (So Far)
Xtra Points: The Game of the Century (So Far)
The Green Bay Packers host the New England Patriots at 3:25 p.m. Sunday.
Xtra Points: Big games teach big lessons
Xtra Points: Big games teach big lessons
Five games pitted winning teams against each other in Week 11.
Xtra Points: Untangling the AFC's playoff web
Xtra Points: Untangling the AFC's playoff web
All but a few of the teams in the AFC have winning records, meaning there are a lot of teams hoping to fill the conference's six playoff slots. Plus, a Monday Night Football pick.
Xtra Points: Vetting potential 2014 NFL MVPs
Xtra Points: Vetting potential 2014 NFL MVPs
A few teams are halfway through their 16-game schedules, so it seems about the right time to take a look around the NFL and see which players are emerging as MVP candidates.
Xtra Points: Jaguars win puts Raiders on notice
Xtra Points: Jaguars win puts Raiders on notice
At 0-6, the Oakland Raiders are the last NFL team to win a game this season.
Xtra Points: To kick or not to kick?
Xtra Points: To kick or not to kick?
The tweeting public seemed upset by Mike McCarthy's decision to kick a field goal late in the fourth quarter Sunday, but the three points turned out to be the winning margin.
Xtra Points: Bridgewater era off and running
Xtra Points: Bridgewater era off and running
Teddy Bridgewater led the charge for the Minnesota Vikings in their 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Xtra Points: Super Bowl XLVIII revisited
Xtra Points: Super Bowl XLVIII revisited
The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos played a dramatic overtime game in their Super Bowl rematch Sunday.
Xtra Points: What do we know after NFL's Week 2?
Xtra Points: What do we know after NFL's Week 2?
Two games are in the books for most NFL teams, but can anyone draw any conclusions from what happened in them?