Your St. Louis Blues have won six (and tied one) of their last ten games, and currently sit second in the Western Conference just four points shy of the dreaded Blackhawks.
The Note can thank stellar play on both sides as well as between the pipes for the surge, but a trend that could lead to much more success is the amount of shots on defense.
Bernie and executive producer Travis Green talk this over on Monday’s show, and also get into some serious college and pro football talk with ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and NFL.com’s Jeffri Chadiha.
College Football Playoff Rankings: Let’s Get Ready to Grumble
“Championships won” is one of several “guided principles” the selection committee will follow should two comparable teams be on the cusp of getting a playoff spot.
This bodes well for Wisconsin and Penn State, as the Big Ten winner should count on a spot, right? Bottom line: It’s a big ball of confusion.
Travis Green’s Three Blues Takeaways
Bernie’s executive producer lays out his takeaways following Saturday’s 4-3 win over Minnesota. Note defensemen heaved 17 shots on goal in the win, with five coming from Alex Pietrangelo. They should continue this trend.
Interview w/ NFL.com Senior Writer – Jeffri Chadiha
Chadiha joins to discuss the Lions’ comebacks, whether Colin Kaepernick will gain another starting job, and why he’s bought in with the Buccaneers.
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After Further Review: NFL Week 12
Sean Payton and the Saints successfully trolled the Rams 49-21 Sunday, and Tampa Bay roughed up Russell Wilson in a 14-5 victory over Seattle. Bernie talks these and the rest of Week 12’s action this segment.
Mizzou Ends Rough Season on a High Note
Drew Lock closed the Tiger season by completing 16 of 26 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown. Mizzou scored 21 unanswered points in the 28-24 win. The potential is there to build upon.
The defense played well in their final 2016 second half, but this will also be the largest question facing Barry Odom’s first official offseason.
Interview w/ ESPN National College Football Reporter – Adam Rittenberg
Rittenberg attempts to sort through possible College Football Playoff selections, and discusses the Big Ten and LSU’s hiring of Ed Orgeron.
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NFL Manic Monday: Week 12 Edition
After yet another comeback victory, the Detroit Lions are proving they’re more lucky than good. Bernie discusses whether this and other statements belong in the world of Monday hyperbole.
Sean Payton’s Saints Get Sweet Revenge on Gregg Williams
The New Orleans head coach wasn’t asked whether he had extra motivation to stick it to his former defensive coordinator, but his calling a fourth-quarter trick play whilst holding a three-touchdown lead is telling.
Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief and running back Mark Ingram both added to the sentiment with their postgame comments. As for the Rams…It’s not good.
College Football Winners and Losers: Week 13
We know Ohio State was a big winner. No need to elaborate there. Your host takes you through the rest of the pack following the regular season’s conclusion.
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