Here’s how the bracket ended up, with the cases for chalk and upsets from our group of experts:Divisional round Conference championships Super Bowl LIITennessee Titans at New England PatriotsPrediction: Patriots (11 votes) over TitansThe case for chalk: Let’s not overthink this. The Titans were outscored in the regular season; the Patriots finished with a point differential of plus 162, tied for best in the NFL. Tennessee’s defense is solid, especially against the run, but it will have trouble stopping a passing attack that averaged 276.1 yards per game this season.
One of the biggest recruits to ever choose the Cyclones, Lazard had a super productive college career, totaling 241 receptions, 3,360 yards and 26 touchdowns (17 the last two seasons), giving him a handful of school records. He’s a big body receiver but isn’t as athletic as someone like the Buccaneers’ Mike Evans (6 5, 231). There are questions about his game.
THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR THE LAST 24 YEARS. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS BEHIND THE SCENES THAT HELP THIS TOURNAMENT BE SO SUCCESSFUL. COMING UP AT 6:00, I WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE ATHLETES AND THE ENTERTAINERS. Both Army and Navy athletics will continue despite the government shutdown. The United States Military Academy at West Point, home to Army athletics, said in a statement Saturday, “the athletic department is largely made up of non appropriated funded and contracted personnel, who are generally unaffected by the government shutdown. Navy spokesman Scott Strasemeier told CNN that the Navy athletics program is not funded by the government since the Naval Academy Athletic Association is a non profit organization..
TURLOCK You would think a place like this a railroad town, parked between Modesto and Merced would have its one NFL star on a pedestal. Places like these cherish the few celebrities they produce. It would be normal for Colin Kaepernick’s No. “We have been blessed with great tradition established by having a great University, great coaches and great players. In establishing a set of criteria with extremely high standards, these three stood out among the rest. Saluting our history of championship teams, players and performances is vital to the continued success of any great program,” said Mike Hamilton, men’s athletic director..
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