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Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
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?
Xtra Points: Monday Night Football preview
Xtra Points: Monday Night Football preview
The Detroit Lions open their season against the New York Giants, and the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals cap the first week of the NFL season.