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Lions Secure First Playoff Win Since 1991 Beating Rams 24-23

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Lions QB Jared Goff
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The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams would face off in the second game of the NFC wild card round yesterday. The Lions (12-5) were the #3 seed coming into this game and were seeking their first playoff win in 32 years. Los Angeles (10-7) were the #6 seed. This was also Rams QB Matthew Stafford’s first return to Ford Field.

This game was a close one unlike most of the games that took place this weekend. In the first quarter Detroit would score on two rushing touchdowns from Jahmyr Gibbs & David Montgomery. The score was 14-3 after a Rams field goal from Brett Maher. The second quarter would see Rams QB Matthew Stafford fight to pull his team closer.

Rams QB Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford would throw for 367 yds and 2 touchdowns in the loss to the Lions (Photo Cred: Fox News)

Stafford would connect on two big touchdown passes in the second quarter. A 50 yard pass to Puka Nacua and a 38 yard strike to Tutu Atwell would pull the Rams closer. Going into halftime, the Lions were leading 21-17.

LIONS DEFENSE TAKES A STAND

The third quarter would prove to be a defensive one as neither team would score a touchdown. The only scores would come from special teams as the Rams & Lions would both score field goals. Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson had a remarkable game to cap off an incredible regular season. Hutchinson recorded 2 QB sacks and 4 QB hits on Stafford.

Stafford’s return wasn’t his best outing as he would be shut out in the second half. Rams QB Jared Goff on the other hand (22-22, 277yds, 1TD) was perfect simply because the Rams didn’t pressure him.

The atmosphere in Ford Field was electric as fans have been waiting for a Lions playoff win since they beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-6 back in 1991.

Lions QB Jared Goff
Lions QB Jared Goff (Photo Cred: Lions Wire-USA Today)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

With the loss yesterday, the Rams playoff chase has come to an end. The Lions will advance to the NFC Divisional round where they will face the winner of the Philadelphia Eagles/Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Monday night.

This year’s playoffs are proving to be an exciting one! What do you think of the NFL playoffs? Let us know what you think down in the comments below!

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Packers Advance to NFC Divisional Round With 48-32 Win Over Cowboys

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Packers Jordan Love & Cowboys Micah Parsons
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The Green Bay Packers would head to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs. The Cowboys (12-5) were the #2 seed and heavily favored to win at home. The Packers (9-8) were the #7 seed and have been on an uptick behind QB Jordan Love.

Green Bay would strike first on an Aaron Jones 3 yard touchdown run in the first quarter. After Jones scored again on a run in the second quarter, Love would throw his first of three touchdown passes in the game to Dontayvion Wicks to make the score 20-0. The Cowboys turn on offennse resulted in a Dak Prescott interception that was returned for a score.

While the Cowboys would score to end the half, the score was 27-7. The Packers seemed primed to end this game early.

Packers RB Aaron Jones
Packers RB Aaron Jones (Photo Cred: Green Bay Packers website)

JORDAN LOVE & AARON JONES DISMANTES DALLAS

The second half would start with Jones scoring another rushing touchdown. He would finish the game with 3 TDs and over 100 yards on 21 carries. Packers QB Jordan Love would go on to carve up the Cowboys secondary. Up 34-16, Love would connect with Luke Musgrave for a 38-yard strike to make the score 41-16.

Love would throw his 3rd touchdown pass of the game to Lou Dobbs early in the fourth quarter, making the score 48-16. The Cowboys woud try to pull close with Prescott throwing two touchdown passes to Jake Ferguson but, his two interceptions in the game would prove to be their undoing.

Packers QB Jordan Love
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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

With this huge win, the Packers will move on to the NFC Divisional round. They will face the No. 1 seeded San Francisco 49ers next weekend. For Dallas, their season comes to an end after looking like a playoff contender early in the year.

This year’s NFL playoff race is shaping up to be an exciting one! Let us know what you think of the game down in the comments below.

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Dolphins Crushed By Chiefs 26-7 In Coldest Game of the Season

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
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The Miami Dolphins & Kansas City Chiefs were one of two games that kicked off Wild Card Saturday of the NFL Playoffs today. The weather outside proved to be frightful. Because of inclement weather another playoff scheduled game (Bills vs. Steelers) was postponed until Monday afternoon.

The Chiefs and Dolphins would take the field with temperature of -4 (-27 wind chill) at kickoff. USA Today reports that Coach Andy Reid’s mustache had been covered by icicles for three quarters. Miami could not get their offense together as they only produced one passing touchdown by Tyreek Hill.

Chiefs K Harrison Butker

Kansas City would have kicker Harrison Butker to thank for another great playoff performance as his 4 field goals tonight would set a Chiefs postseason record. The rest of the game would see the Dolphins struggle to do anything with the ball offensively.

HOW BAD WAS IT FOR MIAMI?

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (Photo Cred: The Phinsider)

The Dolphins would freeze up similar to the weather they played in. Miami went 1-12 on third down conversions. Besides the touchdown from Hill in the first half, Miami would have less than 100 yards of total offense going into the fourth quarter.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW

With this loss the Dolphins’ season has come to a cold, bitter end. After being in control of their playoff destiny last month, Miami has seen their playoff hopes dashed in the wild card round for the second year in a row.

The Chiefs move on to the AFC Divisional Round, where a number of outcomes await the reigning Super Bowl Champions. Going to Buffalo next would be Mahomes’s first road playoff game. They could also end up staying at home to face a Houston Texans team that is on a tear in the playoffs right now.

Let us know what you think of today’s game in the comments down below.

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Texans Punish Browns 45-14, Advance to Divisional Round

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Browns QB Joe Flacco & Texans QB C.J. Stroud
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BROWNS vs. TEXANS | SUPER WILD CARD SATURDAY

The Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans kicked off Wild Card Saturday of the NFL Playoffs this afternoon. The Browns (11-6) came into this game as the 5th seed, while the Texans (10-7) were the 4th seed. On paper it would be a formidable match between two hungry AFC teams.

It would begin as a close matchup. Cleveland would score in the first quarter off a Kareem Hunt touchdown. Houston would answer with C.J Stround finding Nico Collins for a score late in the quarter. The second quarter saw the Texans gather steam on offense. Stroud would throw for two more big touchdowns to make the score 24-14 at halftime.

Texans QB C.J. Stroud
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HOUSTON DEFENSE TOO MUCH FOR BROWNS

In the third quarter, the Texans defense would also put points on the board. Browns QB Joe Flacco would throw not one, but two costly interceptions that were ran back for scores. The first came from Steve Nelson for 82 yards and the second pick was returned by Christian Harris for 36 yards.

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With the score 38-14 going into the fourth quarter, any hope of a comeback in this game for Cleveland was all but lost.

The last score of this contest came from the Texans as RB Devin Singletary would score on a 19 yard run early in the 4th quarter. Even with the magic that Flacco and the Browns had going into the game, it wasn’t enough to slow the momentum of a Texans team that is riding an incredible wave with their rookie QB and rookie coach Demarco Ryan.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE TEXANS

Texans QB C.J. Stroud

With this win the Houston Texans will advance to the AFC Divisional Round. Because the NFL re-seeds in the playoffs, the Texans’ opponent will not be known until all Wild Card games are completed. With a victory, the Texans would travel to Baltimore, Buffalo, Kansas City, or host Miami.

Stroud would also become the youngest NFL QB in history to win a playoff game. Houston will hit the road and face the top-seeded Ravens in Baltimore IF the Chiefs AND Bills both win their home playoff games. The Texans will go to Buffalo next week if the Bills beat the Steelers, and the Dolphins beat the Chiefs. The Texans play at Kansas City if the Chiefs win and the Bills lose to Pittsburgh.

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Jet Santiago Sets The Bar With “You Coulda Been Here” LP

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Jet Santiago
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JET SANTIAGO is set to release his anticipated album “You Coulda Been Here”this week and the bar has officially been set! The artist, producer and songwriter is creating his own wave as YCBH is unlike the standard rap album. Equipped with witty and poignant bars and a style that is unmatched, Jet intends to claim Best Rap album of the Year just 11 days into the new year.

Jet is no stranger to the digital pages of Straight Official. He’s headlined several #SaturdaySpotlight features as well as the Artist You Should Know section of the publication. If you don’t know him by now, you will!

Jet Santiago | You Could’ve Been Here

YCBH breaks down into four different acts. Act 1 includes the smash hit singles “Law Of Attraction” and “Money Mitch” featuring June10th. The second act titled The Break Up features “Melanin Mona Lisa” which features Maxie & “The Break Up” featuring Skypp & 4200Kory.

Act 3 features the bangers “Jet Li” & “Outta Mind” which highlights Jet’s lyrical prowess. Act 4 closes out the LP with selections that cater to the ladies. Songs like “Come Over” & “Maybe…It’s Me” displays his versatility and depth.

Jet has a couple of visuals on YouTube that compliment this well put together album. Check out “Money Mitch” captured by @ShotbyStillcannon down below. Also check out “You Coulda Been Here” by Jet Santiago NOW on all music streaming platforms. Let us know what you think down in the comments section.

As an added bonus, check out the dope visual for “Massacre on Mass Ave” which is another hot single from YCBH down below!

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Uncle Murda Releases Rap Up 2023

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Uncle Murda has become a holiday tradition.

The Brooklyn rapper hasn’t missed with his yearly rap up of all the accounts that took place over the year. Since 2014 he has entertained us with take on some of the biggest stories in Hip-Hop & entertainment. Ten years later, he’s still at it as he just released Rap Up 2023.

Crazy Crazy Sh*ts Crazy!

Uncle Murda not only gives us a recap of everything that took place, but also gives his honest opinion on the stories as well. From rap beefs, world events, politics and sports Murda doesn’t hold back. Claiming himself to be a part of the holidays like Mariah Carey, Unc has given one hell of a perspective on just how crazy things have become.

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While he claims that he wants to retire from doing the Rap Up, you would not be able to tell it as the MC went so hard this year that the account had to be broken into two parts! If it made headlines in 2023, you can bet that Unc had something to say about it.

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Uncle Murda Rap Up '23

Uncle Murda kicks off the track by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. From there he went IN on everyone from Jamie Foxx and Soulja Boy to Donald Trump and Young Thug. Check out Part 1 of Rap Up 2023 down below.

In the follow up Unc saved the best for last. He would speak on what’s everyone’s mind lately. That being the allegations that are surrounding Diddy. NO ONE was safe as he spoke on everything and everyone!! Check out part 2 down below.

***UPDATE***

Just when you thought he was finished, Uncle Murda gives us a three peat with a part three to his Rap Up 2023 which you can also check out down below!

What do you think of Uncle Murda’s Rap Up 2023? Let us know down in the comments below! Happy New Year!!

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Chiefs Secure AFC West Title With Win Over Bengals

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
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Patrick Mahomes & Jake Browning (Photo Cred: The Sporting News)

The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals met in a Week 17 matchup with huge playoff implications on the line. The Bengals were fighting for their chance to make the postseason coming into today’s game with an 8-7 record. The Chiefs (9-6) would need to win this game in order to secure the AFC West title.

In a very tight game it was Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker who would decide the outcome of the game. His career-best 6 for 6 on field goal attempts would push Kansas City to a 25-17 victory.

Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker
Harrison Butker (Photo Cred: Sports Illustrated)

Rough Night For The Bengals

This high stakes game was not without its moments. Midway through the game, tensions ran high as Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and the Chiefs’  L’Jarius Sneed got into a heated argument, and eventually a team-wide scrum resulted in offsetting personal fouls.

After falling behind 17-10 the Chiefs began to apply pressure. ESPN reports that they stuffed the Bengals on fourth-and-1 at the Kansas City 6, then drove 82 yards for Butker’s third field goal. And after the Bengals had to punt, Mahomes hit Rashee Rice for 67 yards to set up Butker’s chip shot and give the Chiefs the lead for good.

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Travis Kelce (Photo Cred: AtoZ Sports)

What’s Next For The Chiefs & Bengals?

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Kansas City Chiefs
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With the Bengals losing today, they have been eliminated from the playoff race. Next week they will host the Cleveland Browns as they attempt to play spoiler to the hot Browns team. For the Chiefs, this win allowed them to secure their 8th AFC West Division crown and they will take their momentum into Los Angeles as they face the Chargers.

Check out the highlights from today’s game down below and let us know what you think of today’s game in the comments down below.

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Cowboys Survive Lions 20-19 Amist Controversial Calls

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Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb
CeeDee Lamb (Photo Cred: Blogging The Boys)

The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Detroit Lions tonight as the regular season is winding down. Both teams have punched their respective tickets to the playoffs. The Lions were 11-4 coming into tonights game while the Cowboys boasted a 10-5 record.

Cowboys WR Ceedee Lamb had a remarkable game. He would secure the first touchdown for Dallas on a 92 yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott. He finished the game with 13 catches for 227 yards and broke two of Michael Irvins’s single season club records from 1995.

What Cost The Lions The Game

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Lions QB Jared Goff argues with official (Photo Cred: USA Today)

With Detroit trailing 20-13 in the fourth quarter, Lions QB Jared Goff led his team down the field with under a minute to go in the game and no timeouts. He would connect on three passes that took them down to the red zone. Goff would then connect with Amon-Ra St. Brown for an 11 yard touchdown pass, making the score 20-19.

This is where things would take a turn.

Instead of kicking a field goal that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime, Detroit went aggressive and attempted a two-point conversion. Goff threw a pass to lineman Taylor Decker, but he was ruled to be an ineligible receiver.

After the penalty the Lions went for 2 again from the 7-yard line and were stopped on an interception that didn’t even reach the end zone, but the Cowboys were called for offsides. On a last ditch effort, Goff threw a pass to James Mitchell but it would fall incomplete and that sealed the game.

What’s Next For Dallas & Detroit

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott & Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff
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With Week 18 on the horizon, The Cowboys (11-5) will head to Washington next week to play the Commanders. Detroit (11-5) will host the Minnestota Vikings. The Lions secured the NFC North and are the #3 seed behind the 49ers and Eagles.

Dallas is cuurently in a dead heat with the Eagles to secure the NFC East crown. The Cowboys need to win their game next week and hope that the Eagles lose to the Cardinals to take the division.

There are several people talking about the controversial end to this game. What do you think of the outcome? Check out this video of Troy Aikman and Joe Buck with their thoughts on the game down below.

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Beyond The Turntables | The Fleet DJs Documentary

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THE FLEET DJs are one of the largest DJ coalitions in the world. In the realm of Hip-Hop they recognized their position in the genre’s existance and held it down both nationally and internationally for years. This week the coalition released Beyond The Turntables|The Fleet DJs Documentary to the masses which chronicles their rise, demise and rebirth into the entertainment industry.

WHO ARE THEY?

Fleet DJs

A coalition of over 600 and counting, Fleet is a makeup of DJs, industry tastemakers, producers, models, bloggers and artists. This dynamic group is the top DJ coalition in the world, producing mixtapes that feature both major and independent artists. Fleet is well documented for for not only changing the industry, but the members that make up their amazing team.

Fleet also has numerous subdivisions that include athletics, health and publishing. Magazines such as Straight Official Magazine and The Fleet Mag introduce readers to engaging content and emerging artists.

With all the success that Fleet has achieved over the years, you would think there’s a story behind it all. Now there is.

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WHERE TO WATCH

Beyond The Turntables|The Fleet DJs Documentary is available to watch on Tubi across all streaming platforms. Check out the official trailer down below!

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Are Cardi B & Offset Officially Done?

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Cardi B & Offset
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Cardi B & Offset have been the talk of social media as rumors have circled the couple for weeks. While there is plenty to speculate, the “Bartier Cardi” rapper has confirmed her split from the Migos member.

ENews reports that Cardi took to her IG live to finally address the situation. She stated in her clip “I’ve been single for a minute now, but I have been afraid to like—not afraid I just don’t know how to tell the world. But I feel like today has been a sign. The last time I got on Live I kind of wanted to tell you guys, but I didn’t know how to tell you, so I changed my mind. But it has been like this for a minute now. I just took it as a sign.”

In the clip she continued, “I wanna start 2024, like, fresh, open. I don’t know. I’m curious for a new life, for a new beginning. And yeah, I’m excited.”

Cardi B & Offset
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HOW WE GOT HERE

Married in 2017, Cardi B and Offset began their journey as a married couple. Though done in secret, it was public on how much the couple loved one another. In 2018 they welcomed their first child, Kulture to the world. They seemed adamant on maintaining their marriage amongst the rumors of Offset’s infidelity.

Even after going to his IG  with an emotional plea that he later featured on his Father of 4 debut studio album, Offset was remorseful. He stated “We’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you Cardi. I embarrassed you.”

Cardi & Offset would work things out. The couple would re-emerge as the best new power couple.

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WHERE THEY STAND NOW

The union between Cardi & Offset was ended in September of last year. The female MC filed for divorce from Offset after only three years of marriage. It was during their separation that they decided to give things a try once again. In a statement from Offset’s attorney he announced “I can confirm that the divorce filed by Cardi B has been dismissed.”

The couple would also announce a new joint project. At the 2021 BET Awards Cardi dropped the news that she was pregnant with their second child.

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What’s your take on Cardi B and Offset? Let us know down in the comments below.

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