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Trivia: January 24, 2021

Green Bay and Tampa Bay square off today in a matchup featuring a pair of standout quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers in the regular season threw 48 touchdown passes, while Tom Brady threw 40. Who were the quarterbacks involved in the only other playoff game featuring two quarterbacks who had thrown over 40 touchdowns in the regular season? It was played in January, 2012. answer »

Fantasy News: Experts Poll

Sam Hendricks last week was crowned as the champion of the Fantasy Index Experts Poll, but two other analysts outperformed Hendricks when the contest is scored differently. The results of this kind of competition are heavily influenced by how you choose to grade them.  more »

24 Hours 'Til Sunday: Snapshot previews of both the games

Just three games left in this NFL season; there were times we wondered if we'd get here. The football gods have been kind, too, giving us a pair of Hall of Fame veterans in one matchup and two of the league's very best in the other one. Everyone's got their favorite quarterback and team this weekend, but there can be only two.   more »

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Trivia: January 23, 2021

The Packers and Buccaneers are meeting in the NFC Championship. In the ‘90s, they were in the same division (with both playing in the NFC Central). Since the move to eight divisions in 2002, what team has done this the most times (played in a conference championship against a team that formerly was in its own division)? answer »

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Poll: January 22, 2021

What quarterback will put up the best numbers this week? (Assume standard fantasy scoring)

Patrick Mahomes (0%)
Josh Allen (50%)
Aaron Rodgers (25%)
Tom Brady (25%)

Factoid: Stat of the Day

If Green Bay and Kansas City advance to the Super Bowl, I’ve found my favorite stat for the game. I wasn’t specifically looking for it. I just stumbled onto it as I was sifting through some of the numbers.  more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Rankings

Over the course of the week we've posted previews of each of the four teams playing this weekend. Now to pour all the team expectations into the hopper and see what the expectations yield in terms of player rankings. Looks like the difference makers are at quarterback and wideout, as you might expect.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Green Bay

The Packers look like the weekend's biggest favorite. They stormed through the regular season, playing basically one bad game, and handled the Rams pretty easily last week. They're at home playing the NFC's 5th seed (the AFC game is No. 1 versus No. 2). The only ding is that they're facing the team that beat them soundly back in Week 6, plus that Tom Brady guy.   more »

Trivia: January 22, 2021

In the Super Bowl era, who are the only two coaches who’ve spent at least five years as a head coach with three different franchises? answer »

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Quiz: Super Bowl Trivia Challenge

Super Bowl Trivia ChallengeSee yourself as a football know it all? Try our Super Bowl trivia challenge...  more »

Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Tampa Bay

In Week 6, the Buccaneers crushed the Packers 38-10 in Tampa Bay. The Packers actually had the early advantage, scoring on their first two drives to take a 10-0 lead, while the Bucs punted the first two times they had the ball. But from there on it was all Tampa Bay, with the Bucs scoring on a defensive touchdown and also the next four times their offense had the ball. It was Green Bay's worst game of the season.   more »

Fantasy News: Baltimore Ravens

Three years in a row the Ravens have put up big rushing numbers, and three years in a row they’ve crashed out of the playoffs. But from the sound of John Harbaugh, I don’t know that we’re going to see a dramatically different passing game.  more »

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Ask the Experts: Who will be 2021's Comeback Player of the Year?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Who will be 2021's Comeback Player of the Year?  more »

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Trivia: January 21, 2021

Philip Rivers announced his retirement on Wednesday. During his 17-year career he was named to eight Pro Bowls but didn’t appear in a Super Bowl. Who is the only quarterback who’s been named to even more Pro Bowls without ever appearing in a Super Bowl? answer »

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Factoid: Rivers retires

Philip Rivers announced his retirement today, and I like the timing. At 39, he’s right at the end of the road physically, but he was able to go out on a high note, putting together a credible final season with the Colts.  more »

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