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NFL Week 14 + College Football Playoff & bowl selection open thread

While controversy is sure to erupt over the college football playoff selections today, the league that chooses its playoff teams with sensible rules of selection, which everyone knows at the start of the season, is in the home stretch of the regular season.

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Welcome to Week 14 of the NFL season.  It's playoff time for your fantasy leagues, so if you're fortunate enough to be battling it out in your league's playoffs, good Rodgers to you.  As for the real NFL games, the playoff picture is taking shape as the season has reached its last quarter.

Here is your week 14 schedule:

Dallas at Chicago Dallas 41-28 NFLN Soldier Field
Tampa Bay at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field
N.Y. Jets at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS TCF Bank Stadium
St. Louis at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field
Baltimore at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Sun Life Stadium
Carolina at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium
N.Y. Giants at Tennessee 1:00 pm FOX LP Field
Indianapolis at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium
Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field
Kansas City at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS University of Phoenix Stadium
Buffalo at Denver 4:05 pm CBS Sports Authority Field
Seattle at Philadelphia 4:25 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field
San Francisco at Oakland 4:25 pm FOX Coliseum
New England at San Diego 8:30 pm NBC Qualcomm Stadium
Atlanta at Green Bay 8:30 pm ESPN

Lambeau Field

One of the teams fighting for its playoff life is the San Francisco 49ers.  Recent speculation has centered around the future of coach Jim Harbaugh. Will he leave the 49ers to coach at the University of Michigan? Will the 49ers trade him to another NFL team, possibly the Jets or Raiders?  This morning, there was this tweet:

This is news that I find totally unsurprising.

Because we are Cal diehards, we watch our Cal football alumni as closely as the games themselves.

Here is the full list of Cal alumni in the NFL:

Lorenzo Alexander (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Keenan Allen (WR), San Diego Chargers
Tyson Alualu (DE), Jacksonville Jaguars
C.J. Anderson (RB), Denver Broncos
Bryan Anger (P), Jacksonville Jaguars
Desmond Bishop (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Chris Conte (FS), Chicago Bears
Brian De La Puente (C), Chicago Bears
Thomas DeCoud (FS), Carolina Panthers
Justin Forsett (RB), Baltimore Ravens

DeSean Jackson (WR), Washington Redskins

Marvin Jones (WR), Cincinnati Bengals (INJURED RESERVE)
Cameron Jordan (DE), New Orleans Saints
Mychal Kendricks (OLB), Philadelphia Eagles
L.P. LaDouceur (LS), Dallas Cowboys
Marshawn Lynch (RB), Seattle Seahawks
Alex Mack (C), Cleveland Browns (INJURED RESERVE)
Chris McCain (LB), Miami Dolphins
Brandon Mebane (DT), Seattle Seahawks
Mike Mohamed (LB), Houston Texans
Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers
Richard Rodgers (TE), Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Ross (WR), Detroit Lions
Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Cleveland Browns
Brian Schwenke (C), Tennessee Titans
Craig Stevens (TE), Tennessee Titans
Nick Sundberg (LS), Washington Redskins
Will Ta’ufo’ou (FB), Jacksonville Jaguars
Shane Vereen (RB), New England Patriots
Steve Williams (CB), San Diego Chargers

Also, for those who are interested, the playoff selection will happen in a half hour. Bowl selection occurs later in the day.

Here is all the info you need to know.

Playoff committee show: 9:30 am Pacific, ESPN

Bowl selection show: 11:45 am Pacific, ESPN

This is your open thread for all the action.  Talk about the games.  Updates on the exploits of Cal alumni in the games are especially welcome.