PLAYOFF WATCH 2017: NFLPA to investigate hit on Matt Moore

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore sits on the field after being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers' Bud Dupree in the second quarter in the NFL Wild Card Playoffs on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore sits on the field after being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bud Dupree in the second quarter in the NFL Wild Card Playoffs on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Good morning! This is Playoff Watch 2017, the early buzz on NFL playoffs.

The NFLPA will review the application of the Concussion Protocols by Miami’s medical staff in connection with the hit by Pittsburgh’s Bud Dupree on Miami quarterback Matt Moore in Sunday’s Dolphins-Steelers game.

Here’s a Las Vegas look at the playoff games from Bovada.Lv.
 Divisional Playoff Round Lines

Seattle Seahawks          +4½

Atlanta Falcons             -4½

Houston Texans            +16

New England Patriots    -16

Pittsburgh Steelers        +2

Kansas City Chiefs        -2

Green Bay Packers        +4

Dallas Cowboys            -4

 2017 Super Bowl 51 Winner

1/4/17               Current Odds              (1/9/17)

New England Patriots                9/5                    9/5

Dallas Cowboys                        9/2                    19/4

Green Bay Packers                    7/1                    11/2

Pittsburgh Steelers                    8/1                    7/1

Atlanta Falcons                         9/1                    8/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    9/1                    9/1

Seattle Seahawks                      14/1                  9/1

Houston Texans                        66/1                  50/1

Conference Odds

2017 AFC Champion 

1/4/17               Current Odds (1/9/17)

New England Patriots                10/19                5/9

Pittsburgh Steelers                    15/4                  7/2

Kansas City Chiefs                    17/4                  17/4

Houston Texans                        28/1                  28/1

2017 NFC Champion 

1/4/17               Current Odds         (1/9/17)

Dallas Cowboys                        3/2                    7/5

Atlanta Falcons                         7/2                    12/5

Green Bay Packers                    7/2                    13/4

Seattle Seahawks                      11/2                  6/1

 Super Bowl Line

NFC                  +3½

AFC                  -3½

 Exact Super Bowl Matchups (Alphabetically)

Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans                               100/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. Kansas City Chiefs                          16/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots                       4/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                          14/1

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans.                            66/1

Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs                         11/1

Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots                     11/4

Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                         9/1

Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans                         125/1

Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs                     22/1

Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots                 11/2

Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                     18/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans                           200/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs                       33/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots                   10/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                       28/1

Exact Super Bowl Matchups (Most likely to least likely, Super Bowl Rematches highlighted)

Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots                     11/4

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots                       4/1

Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots                 11/2

Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                         9/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots                   10/1

Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs                         11/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                          14/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. Kansas City Chiefs                          16/1

Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                     18/1

Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs                     22/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers                       28/1

Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs                       33/1

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans.                            66/1

Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans                               100/1

Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans                         125/1   

Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans                           200/1

Playoff Watch 2017 will appear Monday through Friday mornings.

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov get into the Julio Jones-Richard Sherman matchup, the Falcons run defense, the team’s areas of concern and where the Falcons have the advantage.

RECAP OF THE ATLANTA FALCONS 2016 REGULAR SEASON

GAME 16: Falcons 38, Saints 32

5 things we learned from the Falcons win over the Saints

Falcons defense sags late but hangs on vs. Brees

Julio Jones says bye week will be ‘great for me’ with sore toe

GAME 15: Falcons 33, Panthers 16

5 things we learned from the Falcons win over the Panthers

NFL playoffs: Falcons clinch NFC South title

Third-and-21, no problem for Coleman

What Dan Quinn had to say after the win over the Panthers

GAME 14: Falcons 41, 49ers 13

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ win over the 49ers

What Matt Ryan had to say about the win over the 49ers

PHOTOS: Falcons win over the 49ers

GAME 13: Falcons 42, Rams 14

REPORT CARD: Falcons handled their business against woeful Rams

GAME 12: Chiefs 29, Falcons 28

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ loss to the Chiefs

Falcons still control their playoff destiny

PHOTOS: Falcons have a bad day at the office

Matt Ryan tormented by Berry’s big interceptions

Beasley becomes a double-digit sacker

GAME 11: Falcons 38, Cardinals 19

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ win over the Cardinals

MARK BRADLEY: The Falcons keep getting better as they go

Julio Jones gets calls this time

Taylor Gabriel continues scoring streak in win over Cardinals

Coleman scores TD in return from injury

Falcons’ offensive line ‘stepped up to the task’

GAME 10: Eagles 24, Falcons 15

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ loss to the Eagles

Ryan, offense slowed down to a crawl

Perkins stalls key drive with costly penalty

Defense gets blown of the line of scrimmage

Keanu Neal can expect fine but Falcons’ biggest issue is injuries (Trufant and Tamme)

Falcons go into bye week wrong way — beat up by Eagles

What Dan Quinn had to say after the loss to the Eagles

What Matt Ryan had to say after the loss to the Eagles

What the Falcons had to say after the loss to the Eagles

PHOTOS: Falcons fall to the Eagles

GAME NINE: Falcons 43, Buccaneers 28

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ rout of the Bucs

GAME EIGHT: Falcons 33, Packers 32
 

GAME SEVEN: Chargers 33, Falcons 30 in OT

5 things we learned from the Falcons loss to the Chargers

Dan Quinn’s gamble with house-money backfires

6 penalties ‘unacceptable’ for Falcons offensive line

Philip Rivers confounds Falcons with short passes: ‘He picked us apart’

Matt Ryan’s late-game interception leads to overtime loss

PHOTOS: Chargers rally to beat Falcons

GAME SIX: Seahawks 26, Falcons 24

5 things we learned from the Falcons loss to the Seahawks

MARK BRADLEY: The Falcons didn’t win, but they made one guy believe (me)

MARK BRADLEY: The Falcons got jobbed but did themselves proud

Matt Ryan’s turnovers were costly

What Dan Quinn had to say after the 26-24 loss to Seattle

Seattle slows down Falcons’ running backs Freeman, Coleman

Ryan Schraeder, offensive line rebounds in second half

Julio Jones: ‘It was just a missed call’

What the Falcons had to say after the 26-24 loss to Seattle

What Matt Ryan had to say after the 26-24 loss to Seattle

Richard Sherman non-commital on pass interference non-call

PHOTOS: Falcons at Seahawks in Seattle

GAME FIVE: Falcons 23, Broncos 16

5 things we learned from the Falcons upset of Super Bowl champs

MARK BRADLEY: The Falcons rock a rookie in the Rockies

What Dan Quinn have to say after the win over Denver

Coleman amassed 163 yards to power the offense

Vic Beasley has breakout game with 3.5 sacks

Kemal Ishmael moved to linebacker, led team in tackles

What the Falcons had to say after the win over the Broncos

Photos: Falcons battle the Broncos

GAME FOUR: Falcons 48, Panthers 33

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ 48-33 win over the Panthers

Tweetcap: Falcons 48, Panthers 33

Old pro Freeney shows new trick with Falcons

Falcons’ rookie Neal holds on vs. Olsen

What Julio Jones had to say after the 48-33 win over the Panthers

What Dan Quinn had to say after the 48-33 win over the Panthers

What Matt Ryan had to say after the 48-33 win over the Panthers

Alford battled; Collins to return

Early view in NFC South isn’t what most expected; Falcons on top

GAME THREE: Falcons 45, Saints 32

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ 45-32 win over the Saints

Falcons, Saints protest with unity circle before game

REPORT CARD: Falcons earned high marks for drubbing Saints

What Dan Quinn had to say after the 45-32 win over the Saints

What Matt Ryan had to say after the 45-32 win over the Saints

What the Falcons had to say after the 45-32 win over the Saints

Keanu Neal makes strong debut for Falcons

Falcons’ Deion Jones runs for glory, not survival, in return home

AJC POWER RANKINGS: Falcons best in NFC South?

GAME TWO: Falcons 35, Raiders 28

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ win over the Raiders

Trufant’s heads-up play saves the day

Tight ends help to power offense

Weatherspoon plays strong in first start since 2013

Matthews, Schraeder held Mack sack-less

JEFF SCHULTZ: Falcons put on offensive show and win

What Matt Ryan had to say after beating the Raiders

What Dan Quinn had to say after the win over the Raiders

GAME ONE: Buccaneers 31, Falcons 24

5 things we learned from the Falcons’ loss to the Bucs

No sacks for new-look Falcons pass rush

Julio Jones not worried about his ankle injury

Falcons have a case of the “no-huddle” blues

REPORT CARD: Falcons can’t ‘gift’ opponents 17 points

FILM REVIEW: Beasley missing in action

AJC’S NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where are the Falcons?

Hageman charged is domestic violence case

 


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