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Everything you need to know about this weekend’s games. Plus, listener mail including some second-guessing of the Cowboys’ draft, Raiders’ offseason plans, special teamers in the Hall of Fame, and why everyone freaks out about these Aaron Rodgers Hail Marys

By Gary Gramling
January 12, 2017

Our new Thursday show, The 10 Things: NFL Look Ahead Podcast, previewing the weekend’s games and much more. We’ll be back in your feed with our regular episodes on Monday. Subscribe to The MMQB: 10 Things Podcast and it will be waiting in your feed first thing Monday morning. (For non-subscribers, there is sometimes a lag.)

If you missed Monday’s show, breaking down wild-card weekend, it’s right here! As for this week’s Look Ahead...

As always, Andy and I are very available through social media channels. Send us a question, and we might answer it in a future mailbag:

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Thanks for listening, you are the best, and please leave a review on iTunes if you like the show! 

And one more thing:

This week’s Look Ahead show:

• Packers at Cowboys: What’s the impact of the Jordy Nelson injury? Packers’ unique run D vs. Cowboys run game — 1:45

• Steelers at Chiefs: Big Ben’s Jekyll and Hyde home/road performances, Derrick Johnson-less Chiefs D vs. Le’Veon Bell, how Steelers will approach Kelce — 9:54

• Seahawks at Falcons: Cover 3 or man for Seahawks D? Can Seattle take advantage of shorthanded Falcons secondary? Vic Beasley’s role vs. Seattle’s hit-or-miss O-line — 18:37

• Texans at Patriots: Does Houston D have what it takes to slow down Brady? How can Osweiler and Co. stay in this game on offense? — 29:57

• The Mailbag: With success of rookie RBs elsewhere, can you second guess the Cowboys’ decision to draft Elliott over Ramsey? Should Raiders focus on D this summer or try to build a Cowboys-style offense? On Steve Tasker and special teamers in the Hall of Fame. Why does everyone give Aaron Rodgers so much credit for these Hail Marys? — 39:26

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