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October 27, 2009 | Sam Farmer
A common postgame response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: Tony Sparano, Dolphins coach, on his team blowing a 21-point lead to lose to the Saints, 46-34: "Coulda, shoulda, wouldas, but that's a game where we had it in control several times but let it get away. We just didn't get things done in the fourth quarter." :: Mike McCarthy, Packers coach, on his team's 31-3 victory at Cleveland: "Our confidence is high, and it damn well should be."
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January 22, 2011
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP Who: Green Bay at Chicago. When: Today, noon PST, Ch. 11. Line: Packers by 3. Over/under: 43. Farmer's pick: The Packers' offensive tackles will be seriously tested, but no quarterback has been more effective throwing on the run than Aaron Rodgers. Watch for a big play from at least one of Green Bay's defensive playmakers ? Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson or Tramon Williams . PACKERS 28, BEARS 24 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Who: N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh.
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September 27, 2008
NFL picks: Sam Farmer's NFL picks for games this weekend in Friday's Sports section said the Houston Texans did not play last week. The Texans didn't play two weeks ago.
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December 15, 2010
NFL tonight SAN FRANCISCO (5-8) AT SAN DIEGO (7-6) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PST. Line: Chargers by 9. Over/Under: 44. Story line: The 49ers have lost their last 10 non-divisional road games, and the Chargers have lost one December game under Coach Norv Turner. Sam Farmer's pick: Chargers 31, 49ers 21.
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December 15, 2010
NFL tonight SAN FRANCISCO (5-8) AT SAN DIEGO (7-6) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PST. Line: Chargers by 9. Over/Under: 44. Story line: The 49ers have lost their last 10 non-divisional road games, and the Chargers have lost one December game under Coach Norv Turner. Sam Farmer's pick: Chargers 31, 49ers 21.
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November 25, 2010
Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants Records: 6-4; 6-4. When: Sunday, 10 a.m. TV: none. DirecTV: 704. Line: Giants by 7. O/U: 44. The Jaguars have won three in a row and could present real problems for the Giants, who won't have injured receiver Hakeem Nicks. Jaguars 23, Giants 17 ? Pittsburgh at Buffalo Records: 7-3; 2-8. When: Sunday, 10 a.m. TV: none. DirecTV: 705. Line: Steelers by 6. O/U: 43. The Steelers are heading into the softest part of their schedule having put together an impressively complete game in a thrashing of Oakland.
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January 10, 2010
Today's games BALTIMORE AT NEW ENGLAND 10 a.m. PST, Channel 2 Story line: It's difficult to pick against the Patriots in January, especially at home, where they've won 11 consecutive postseason games. If they can contain Baltimore's ground game -- and that means playing a lot better defense than they did in their finale at Houston -- the Patriots should be OK. Sam Farmer's pick: Patriots 24, Ravens 17 GREEN BAY AT ARIZONA 1:30 p.m. PST, Channel 11 Story line: The Packers are heating up at the right time, and they could be poised to make the kind of postseason run Arizona made a year ago. (Then again, Kurt Warner could work his magic again.
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