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Two wins stand between the Minnesota Vikings and a Super Bowl berth. If the Vikings advance to the championship game, they may have a substantial edge: home-field advantage. The Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis. This week on "3 Stories You Should Know": Is this something the NFL should worry about in the future?
Plus, lengthy penalty reviews by officials during NFL playoff games are bogging down what would otherwise be exciting games. How can the league address this problem?
And, Jon Gruden has officially signed to coach the Oakland Raiders (for a 10-year, $100 million contract, to boot) despite being out of the league for years. Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis received a two-year extension this week despite an 0-7 playoff record in 15 years of leading the Bengals. Should franchises rethink expectations for coaches (and the value they attach to them) in the NFL?
ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Cindy Boren of The Washington Post join Bill Littlefield.
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This segment aired on January 12, 2018.