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Bettors not backing UNLV in Heart of Dallas Bowl

A lot of football bettors figure to be asleep in a dark room when senior quarterback Caleb Herring leads UNLV into the national spotlight today. A traditionally big day of bowl games is not what it used to mean for the sports books.

Playoff bids, big bets change hands

A Week 17 schedule that shaped up as potentially explosive on paper surpassed all expectations. Thirteen of the 16 games had playoff implications. From Chicago to San Diego to Dallas, it was as great as it gets.

QB circus adds to eventful Week 17

In no way is Aaron Rodgers a clown, but when the Green Bay Packers quarterback was trotted out to meet with the media Thursday, circus music should have been playing in the background.

Improved Cardinals armed to cover, but playoffs unlikely

It’s not easy to change a person with a losing attitude, and the same goes for turning around a terrible team. With that thought in mind, what coach Bruce Arians is doing in Arizona is just short of amazing.

Cowboys, Eagles, bettors await word on Romo

The severity of Tony Romo’s back injury is likely to remain a question all week as the Cowboys prepare for their third straight season finale for the NFC East title and a playoff berth, this time against Philadelphia on Sunday night.

Take points with plucky Raiders

By the looks of things, the San Diego Chargers are heating up just in time to make a playoff push behind quarterback Philip Rivers, and they should have no problem handling the Oakland Raiders.

Flawed Cowboys tough to back

At this point, there’s not much left to like about the Dallas Cowboys, who are riding a broken-down donkey of a coach and following a quarterback, Tony Romo, who can’t shoot straight under pressure.

Motivation, quarterback give nod to Fresno State

When handicapping bowl games, motivation and location are crucial elements to consider. It helps to find a quarterback edge, too, and Fresno State has one today with Derek Carr.

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