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Discussion: The NFL playoffs

Discussion: The NFL playoffs

This week's special Thursday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 12:30 p.m. today on this blog post and will cover a host of topics.

One topic will include the NFL playoffs. As Farmer