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BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Minnesota Vikings earned a first-round playoff bye and the NFC divisions #2 seed after defeating the Chicago Bears 23-10 this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

With the Week 17 victory, the Vikings finished the regular season with an impressive 13-3 record.

Minnesota will enter the playoffs sporting the leagues top defense and now have a golden opportunity to become the first-ever team to host a Super Bowl.

The Vikings have also been solid on offense this season, led by the surprising play of quarterback Case Keenum who has thrown 21 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions in 2017.

Do you like the Minnesota Vikings chances of winning this year’s Super Bowl?

Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) will look to take over top spot in the NFC West by defeating division rivals the Los Angeles Rams (9-4) in Week 15 of the NFL’s regular season.

Seattle has gone 21-7 in their last 28 games played in the month of December.

The Seahawks are coming off a disappointing 30-24 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14, but are favored to bounce back at home in Week 15 against the Rams.

Seattle and Los Angeles have already played once this season, with the Seahawks emerging victorious 16-10 back in October.

With that said, Seattle will be missing two key players this time around as they will be without the services of Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor.

In order for Los Angeles to pull off the upset, the Rams will need quarterback Jared Goff to play at his absolute best.

The second-year pivot has been instrumental in helping the Rams offense average 30.5 points per game this season.

Who do you think will emerge victorious this Sunday in Seattle, the Rams or the Hawks?

NFL Week 9 Schedule

NFL Week 9 Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Week 9

Thu Nov 2

8:25 pm
New York Jets def. Buffalo Bills 34-21

Sun Nov 5

1:00 pm
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers

1:00 pm
Baltimore Ravens
Tennessee Titans

1:00 pm
Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars

1:00 pm
Denver Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles

1:00 pm
Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans

1:00 pm
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants

1:00 pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints

4:05 pm
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers

4:05 pm
Washington Redskins
Seattle Seahawks

4:25 pm
Kansas City Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys

8:30 pm
Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins

Mon Nov 6

8:30 pm
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

Four Major Fights Slated For UFC 218 in Detroit!

Four Major Fights Slated For UFC 218 in Detroit!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon will return to Detroit on December 2 for UFC 218 and four major fights are now slated or official for the event.

The pay-per-view event is expected to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champion Max Holloway and perennial division contender Frankie Edgar.

Holloway was last seen in action at June’s UFC 212 event where he scored a third-round TKO victory over MMA Legend Jose Aldo, thus becoming the promotions featherweight king. “Blessed” is currently riding an amazing eleven fight win streak.

As for “The Answer”, Frankie Edgar is coming off a second-round TKO victory over surging contender Yair Rodriguez which occurred at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas. Prior to that, the former lightweight champion had earned a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor was first to report the Edgar vs. Holloway title fight.

The UFC 218 co-main event will feature a clash of the heavyweight divisions top contenders as Alistair Overeem will square off with Francis Ngannou.

“The Predator”, Francis Ngannou, has gone a perfect 5-0 since joining the UFC ranks with all five wins coming by way of stoppage. Ngannou’s most recent win came in January when he TKO’s former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in the very first-round.

As for Overeem, the former Dream, Strikeforce and K1 champion is coming off a decision victory over former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum which occurred at July’s UFC 213 event. Prior to that, “The Reem” had scored a third-round knockout over Mark Hunt at UFC 209.

UFC officials have confirmed that Ngannou vs. Overeem is official for the UFC 218 event.

Also slated for the December 2 pay-per-view card is a lightweight battle between TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas where his bout with Dustin Poirier was ruled a no-contest after some illegal knee strikes were landed.

As for Gaethje, the former WSOF champion made his UFC debut this past July against Michael Johnson where he earned a thrilling second-round TKO victory over “The Menace” in a scrap which is thought to be “Fight of the year”.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor was first to report the highly anticipated lightweight tilt.

The fourth exciting matchup announced for UFC 218 is a flyweight showdown between Sergio Pettis and Henry Cejudo.

Cejudo is coming off a sensational first-round knockout victory over Wilson Reis.

As for Pettis, Sergio is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Moreno.

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