List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2018

Adam Butler on Jalen Ramsey: Be humble or be humbled

Adam Butler on Jalen Ramsey: Be humble or be humbled

Some Patriots players brushed off Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey telling fans at a pep rally that the Jaguars are going to win the Super Bowl as the musings of a… Read more »

What’s next for Todd Haley?

What’s next for Todd Haley?

On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said a whole lot of nothing regarding the future of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. (Apparently, reporters didn’t ask for non-coachspeak.) On Wednesday, the Steelers… Read more »

Jaguars have options for covering Rob Gronkowski

Jaguars have options for covering Rob Gronkowski

For every opponent who plays against Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, there’s a weekly debate as to how to cover him. The Jaguars have a few options, but there’s one… Read more »

Jamie Samuelsen: If Lions hire Matt Patricia, right staff key to wins

Jamie Samuelsen: If Lions hire Matt Patricia, right staff key to wins

A look at how first-year Detroit Lions head coaches have fared since 1978. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP It seems all but official that the Lions will hire Matt Patricia as… Read more »

Tom Brady Injury Latest: Patriots Play Down Hand Problem But Who Is New England’s Backup Quarterback Against Jaguars?

Tom Brady Injury Latest: Patriots Play Down Hand Problem But Who Is New England’s Backup Quarterback Against Jaguars?

Tom Brady will start the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite a hand injury that limited his practice time for the Patriots on Wednesday. How much that injury… Read more »

Bill Belichick rewriting the record books for head coaches in playoffs

Bill Belichick rewriting the record books for head coaches in playoffs

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick is rewriting the NFL record books for head… Read more »

Tackling Tech: Resolving Replays: Pylon Cams, Chips & More

Tackling Tech: Resolving Replays: Pylon Cams, Chips & More

Their contribution to resolving play reviews is limited. But pylon cameras – used by CBS in its coverage of AFC playoffs game last weekend –  provided fans an engaging, up-close-and-personal… Read more »

Watch AFC, NFC championship games on Yahoo Sports app

Watch AFC, NFC championship games on Yahoo Sports app

Yahoo Sports will livestream the NFL’s two conference championship games Sunday. Powered by WPeMatico

Eli Manning off season eating habits

Eli Manning off season eating habits

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is apparently consoling himself with comfort food after ending a less than stellar season just before the new year. Manning, 37, was spotted at… Read more »

Chris Berman making ‘NFL Primetime’ return after NFL conference championships

Chris Berman making ‘NFL Primetime’ return after NFL conference championships

Bengals fans were so happy the Jaguars beat the Steelers in the playoffs that a group of fans made a donation to quarterback Blake Bortles’ charity. Chris Berman, known for… Read more »

Will the real Jaguars defense please stand up?

Will the real Jaguars defense please stand up?

The numbers, on the surface, paint Jacksonville’s one of the best defenses the NFL has seen in years. But are we giving them too much credit? Powered by WPeMatico

Steelers to hire Randy Fichtner as OC after Ben Roethlisberger lobbies for him

Steelers to hire Randy Fichtner as OC after Ben Roethlisberger lobbies for him

Earlier on Wednesday, three days after the Jaguars ended their season in stunning fashion, the Steelers parted ways with long-time offensive coordinator Todd Haley. By Wednesday night, they zeroed in on… Read more »

2018 NFC championship game: 10 fast facts for Vikings-Eagles

2018 NFC championship game: 10 fast facts for Vikings-Eagles

The Vikings are one win away from becoming the first team to host a Super Bowl.  Standing in their way are the pesky Eagles, who will be home underdogs for… Read more »

Bruce Irvin jokes (?) NFL to ‘sabotage the Super Bowl’ by assigning infamous ref Gene Steratore crew to officiate

Bruce Irvin jokes (?) NFL to ‘sabotage the Super Bowl’ by assigning infamous ref Gene Steratore crew to officiate

Right about now NFL official Gene Steratore is about as infamous in the minds of the Raiders and their fans as Walt Coleman (Tuck Rule). And it was revealed today… Read more »

A blueprint for the Giants? How the Vikings overhauled their O-line last offseason

A blueprint for the Giants? How the Vikings overhauled their O-line last offseason

The Vikings went into the offseason with about $25 million in cap space, but they were able to create $18 million more by not picking up running back Adrian Peterson’s… Read more »

Mark Craig: In league built on QB star power, Vikings’ Keenum and Eagles’ Foles defy tradition

Mark Craig: In league built on QB star power, Vikings’ Keenum and Eagles’ Foles defy tradition

Can’t win without a franchise quarterback, right? Tell that to Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees. They should have time to talk since they just got bounced from the… Read more »

[BN] Blitz newsletter: With a new OC, will Bills replace their QB coach, too?

[BN] Blitz newsletter: With a new OC, will Bills replace their QB coach, too?

The Bills hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator to replace Rick Dennison, whose stint in Buffalo saw the Bills’ passing attack rank near the bottom of the league. What impact… Read more »

Jets fire offensive coordinator John Morton, reportedly considering QB coach Bates

Jets fire offensive coordinator John Morton, reportedly considering QB coach Bates

Jets coach Todd Bowles survived the 2017 season, but his offensive coordinator wasn’t so lucky. On Wednesday, the Jets fired John Morton. “We appreciate John’s contributions and wish him the… Read more »

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright “relieved” by Ken Norton Jr.’s return to coaching staff

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright “relieved” by Ken Norton Jr.’s return to coaching staff

The Seahawks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. After a disappointing 9-7 campaign that had Seattle outside the postseason for just the second time in Pete Carroll’s… Read more »

Wojo: Lions’ Bob Quinn on cusp of a game changer

Wojo: Lions’ Bob Quinn on cusp of a game changer

Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo and Justin Rogers take a look at Matt Patricia, the leading candidate for the Lions’ coaching job, and they preview this weekend’s conference finals. The Lions… Read more »

Eagle Eye: Can Doug Pederson Call Another Masterful Game?

Eagle Eye: Can Doug Pederson Call Another Masterful Game?

In Saturday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, the defense played at a very high level, but we can’t forget to give love to Doug Pederson, his staff, and the entire… Read more »

NFL Playoffs 2018: Jaguars at Patriots picks; how to watch, stream AFC Championship

NFL Playoffs 2018: Jaguars at Patriots picks; how to watch, stream AFC Championship

The Jaguars have been playing with a chip on their shoulder all season, but either way, who could have predicted that they would be playing in the AFC Championship Game?… Read more »

NFL playoffs 2018: How to watch, live stream the AFC Championship on CBS All Access

NFL playoffs 2018: How to watch, live stream the AFC Championship on CBS All Access

Want to watch the NFL on CBS but don’t have cable? CBS All Access has partnered with the NFL so you can stream local market games to your computer, tablet… Read more »

Dungy: Steelers defense needs to be able to take away No. 1 offensive threat

Dungy: Steelers defense needs to be able to take away No. 1 offensive threat

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won’t be making any changes to his defensive coaching staff. That doesn’t mean the defense doesn’t need to make changes. Hall of Fame head coach Tony… Read more »

Bickley: Minnesota Vikings’ miracle stokes fire of football fandom

Bickley: Minnesota Vikings’ miracle stokes fire of football fandom

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports NFL insider Jarrett Bell attempts to put into words the unbelievable finish in Minnesota, and how important situational football meant in a weekend of classic games…. Read more »

Jarvis Landry calls contract discussions with Dolphins ‘disrespectful’

Jarvis Landry calls contract discussions with Dolphins ‘disrespectful’

Jarvis Landry enters the 2018 offseason without a contract, which means his time in Miami might be coming to an abrupt and potentially ugly ending. This week, Landry told the… Read more »

NFC Championship: Aggressive Eagles face top-ranked Vikings defense

NFC Championship: Aggressive Eagles face top-ranked Vikings defense

Philadelphia — Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons, LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and… Read more »

DDFP: Willie McGinest on why the Steelers ‘crumbled’

DDFP: Willie McGinest on why the Steelers ‘crumbled’

USC Trojans and Cleveland Browns legend Willie McGinest tries to console Shek by telling him why the Pittsburgh Steelers “crumbled.” Powered by WPeMatico

Biggest injury questions for NFL playoff teams

Biggest injury questions for NFL playoff teams

ESPN.com NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for this weekend’s conference championship games. Go to: Schedule | Resetting the bracket Tom Brady was limited in practice Wednesday because of… Read more »

NFL’s Landon Collins to Racist Alabama Sorority Girl: I Can Help You

NFL’s Landon Collins to Racist Alabama Sorority Girl: I Can Help You

NFL’s Landon Collins To Racist Sorority Girl: I Can Help You 1 1/17/2018 5:56 PM PST NY Giants safety Landon Collins wants to help the Alabama sorority girl at the… Read more »

Why Gronk is Jaguars’ biggest problem

Why Gronk is Jaguars’ biggest problem

Jacksonville’s defense is one of the most feared in the NFL, but there’s one player dangerous enough to scare it — New England TE Rob Gronkowski. Powered by WPeMatico

Decision coming on Malcolm Mitchell today

Decision coming on Malcolm Mitchell today

Today’s the day the uncertainty ends for Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell. Via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, today is the deadline for the team to either activate him… Read more »

Wednesday morning one-liners

Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills WR Zay Jones had successful shoulder surgery. Here’s an early look at the Dolphins’ free agent options. The Patriots have no problem with Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey‘s confidence. The… Read more »

Daily Dose: Making His Case

Daily Dose: Making His Case

Daniel E. Dobish takes a look at the National Football League news and notes from Tuesday, including a look ahead to championship week. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL playoffs Vegas expert picks and predictions: Vikings vs. Eagles

NFL playoffs Vegas expert picks and predictions: Vikings vs. Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings face off Sunday for the NFC Championship and trip to Super Bowl LII. The Vikings are favored by 3.5 points on the road. The… Read more »

What makes Doug Pederson’s play-calling ‘unorthodox’?

What makes Doug Pederson’s play-calling ‘unorthodox’?

Doug Pederson has a 10:30 a.m. news conference, and players will meet with reporters at 2:30 p.m., including quarterback Nick Foles. Doug Pederson’s play-calling acumen has been on display this… Read more »

Steelers Shouldn’t Fire Mike Tomlin, But Changes Need to Happen Now in Pittsburgh

Steelers Shouldn’t Fire Mike Tomlin, But Changes Need to Happen Now in Pittsburgh

There are quite a few reasons why Mike Tomlin should not be fired—and will not be—as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Let me give you 10:1. The Rooney family is… Read more »

LOOK: This Vikings player might have had the best reaction to team’s miracle win

LOOK: This Vikings player might have had the best reaction to team’s miracle win

In the 48 hours since the Vikings pulled off one of the most shocking wins in NFL history, we’ve seen dozens of reaction videos that have featured happy fans in… Read more »

Reports: Bears interested in Todd Downing, Pat O’Hara for quarterbacks coach

Reports: Bears interested in Todd Downing, Pat O’Hara for quarterbacks coach

The Chicago Bears are interested in former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing and Houston Texans offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach Pat O’Hara for their quarterbacks coach position under new head coach… Read more »

Why the Jaguars Are a Giant Threat to the Patriots

Why the Jaguars Are a Giant Threat to the Patriots

Jacksonville can beat New England because it’s built just like the team that stymied Tom Brady twice in the Super Bowl: The New York Giants. Powered by WPeMatico

Titans Coaching Shuffle Leaves a Legend in Limbo

Titans Coaching Shuffle Leaves a Legend in Limbo

Dick LeBeau has either coached or played in the NFL for 59 straight years. He was drafted by the Browns when Jim Brown still roamed the backfield and made a… Read more »

#HeyTony: What positions will the Browns seek to add in free agency?

#HeyTony: What positions will the Browns seek to add in free agency?

Tony Grossi has covered the Cleveland Browns since 1984, currently for ESPN Cleveland, and is one of 46 voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hey Tony: Outside of… Read more »

NFL Playoffs 2018: Jaguars at Patriots picks; how to watch, stream AFC title game

NFL Playoffs 2018: Jaguars at Patriots picks; how to watch, stream AFC title game

The Jaguars have been playing with a chip on their shoulder all season, but either way, who could have predicted that they would be playing in the AFC Championship Game?… Read more »

NFL Picks Championship Sunday: Can we even watch the Vikes advance, New Orleans?

NFL Picks Championship Sunday: Can we even watch the Vikes advance, New Orleans?

At times, Fate can be a team’s and a city’s best friend, while at others it can be an evil mother lover. On Sunday in Minneapolis, it most certainly was… Read more »

Who is Kyle Shurmur? Son of future Giants coach is a top SEC QB with NFL future

Who is Kyle Shurmur? Son of future Giants coach is a top SEC QB with NFL future

New York Giants NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Tennessee Western Kentucky v Vanderbilt Powered by WPeMatico

How 2018 Jets can mimic Jaguars with surprising Super Bowl push

How 2018 Jets can mimic Jaguars with surprising Super Bowl push

This year has proven that you don’t need the next Tom Brady to push for a Super Bowl. Just look at what the Jaguars have done with Blake Bortles. Kirk… Read more »

Wednesday Open Thread: January 17, 2018

Wednesday Open Thread: January 17, 2018

Merry Wednesday, everyone! Hey, we’re inching ever closer to Sunday, and I don’t want to think any further than that right now. I will say that just yesterday Mrs. Fishin’… Read more »

Eagles face critical battle vs. Vikings’ Mike Zimmer’s exotic blitzes

Eagles face critical battle vs. Vikings’ Mike Zimmer’s exotic blitzes

PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the most critical matchup within Sunday’s NFC Championship Game will be between the Eagles’ offensive line, and the Minnesota Vikings’ front-seven.  Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is renowned for his… Read more »

Detroit Lions 2017 review: Matthew Stafford makes lemonade

Detroit Lions 2017 review: Matthew Stafford makes lemonade

Quarterback Starters: Matthew Stafford Backups: Jake Rudock Key stats: Stafford was 371 of 565 passing (65.7 percent) for 4,446 yards, 29 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, QB rating of 99.3  Kyle’s grade: A-… Read more »

NFL Playoffs 2018: The wild, intertwining story of Nick Foles and Case Keenum

NFL Playoffs 2018: The wild, intertwining story of Nick Foles and Case Keenum

It is entirely possible Case Keenum is a real-life Simba. Having nearly slipped through Rafiki’s hands (falling in the draft despite a great pedigree), the Vikings quarterback took a circuitous… Read more »

Report: Dolphins looking to hire Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek

Report: Dolphins looking to hire Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek

The Miami Dolphins are trying to hire Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB. Kocurek was given permission to interview with Miami. He’s… Read more »

Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett was named to the Pro Football Writers’ Association All-Rookie Team, the PFWA announced Tuesday. Despite being limited to 11 games because… Read more »

Big Ben reportedly gave Steelers timeline for how long he’ll play, says he can’t audible

Big Ben reportedly gave Steelers timeline for how long he’ll play, says he can’t audible

The freedom to audible into certain plays is a luxury only afforded to quarterbacks who have earned it. You would think Ben Roethlisberger has earned such a right, but the… Read more »

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Best games

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Best games

With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl just 18 days away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and dimmest, from the past 51 games. Today, he… Read more »

Cleveland Browns LB Joe Schobert named to the 2018 AFC Pro Bowl roster

Cleveland Browns LB Joe Schobert named to the 2018 AFC Pro Bowl roster

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns linebacker Joe Schobert has been added to the 2018 AFC Pro Bowl roster, the team announced Tuesday. Schobert is the first Browns defensive player to earn… Read more »

Former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing in consideration for Bears’ QB coach job

Former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing in consideration for Bears’ QB coach job

New Bears coach Matt Nagy has most of his offensive staff set and he’s continuing to work to add a quarterbacks coach. The Bears will have what amounts to three… Read more »

Seahawks hire new offensive, defensive coordinators

Seahawks hire new offensive, defensive coordinators

The coaching staff shakeup in Seattle continued Tuesday as the Seahawks announced the hiring of three new assistants, including both offensive and defensive coordinators. Ken Norton Jr., the team’s linebackers… Read more »

FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS make bids for TNF

FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS make bids for TNF

The NFL will soon be selling the rights to Thursday Night Football, at least for 2018 and possibly longer. And all four of the major broadcast networks have placed bids… Read more »

Greg Knapp will interview to become Falcons quarterbacks coach

Greg Knapp will interview to become Falcons quarterbacks coach

The Falcons are interviewing Greg Knapp for their vacant quarterbacks coach position, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Knapp previously has coached for the Falcons, spending 2004-06 as the… Read more »

NFL notebook: Brees hopeful he can remain with Saints

NFL notebook: Brees hopeful he can remain with Saints

Drew Brees is ready to being his 13th year with the New Orleans Saints. All that stands between the 39-year-old quarterback and the 2018 season with the Saints is a… Read more »

Who has the edge: Minnesota Vikings’ Wide Receivers or Philadelphia Eagles’ Defensive Backs?

Who has the edge: Minnesota Vikings’ Wide Receivers or Philadelphia Eagles’ Defensive Backs?

NFL Network’s Reggie Wayne and Tre Boston discuss which position group has the edge in the NFC Championship Game. Powered by WPeMatico

Top 10 plays | Divisional Round

Top 10 plays | Divisional Round

Here are the Top 10 plays from the 2017 Divisional Round. Powered by WPeMatico

Amar’e Stoudemire recalls the time he saw a player get choked out

Amar’e Stoudemire recalls the time he saw a player get choked out

Amar’e Stoudemire shared his craziest locker room story while on Desus & Mero. He says he once saw a player get put in a headlock and choked out, but then… Read more »

Patriots aren’t buying into Jaguars’ trash talk

Patriots aren’t buying into Jaguars’ trash talk

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — As they normally do when the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the New England Patriots reacted diplomatically Monday to Jacksonville’s Jalen… Read more »

NFL-N-Motion: How Philadelphia Eagles quarterback  Nick Foles found his rhythm against the Atlanta Falcons

NFL-N-Motion: How Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles found his rhythm against the Atlanta Falcons

NFL Network’s Shaun O’Hara dives into the tape to show where Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles found his rhythm against the Atlanta Falcons. Powered by WPeMatico

What a Vikings win would mean for Super Bowl ticket prices

What a Vikings win would mean for Super Bowl ticket prices

The face value of tickets to Super Bowl 52 ranges from $950 to $5,000, an increase from last season, Yahoo Sports is reporting, citing a source with “intimate knowledge of… Read more »

AFC Championship: Marrone’s changes riled Jaguars

AFC Championship: Marrone’s changes riled Jaguars

Jacksonville, Fla. — Jacksonville’s locker room was abuzz late last season. Four guys played table tennis while others crowded around a small table for dominoes. Two 80-inch televisions were tuned… Read more »

Ian Rapoport: Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley have ‘strained’ relationship

Ian Rapoport: Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley have ‘strained’ relationship

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport gives an update on the status of Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley’s relationship. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL-N-Motion: How can the Jacksonville Jaguars slow down Rob Gronkowski?

NFL-N-Motion: How can the Jacksonville Jaguars slow down Rob Gronkowski?

NFL Network’s Reggie Wayne and Tre Boston break down how the Jacksonville Jaguars can slow down New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Powered by WPeMatico

Deion Sanders explains why Chris Hogan will be the hero for the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game

Deion Sanders explains why Chris Hogan will be the hero for the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game

NFL Network’s Deion Sanders and Maurice Jones-Drew discuss who they believe will shine in the AFC Championship Game. Powered by WPeMatico

Game-winning stand just another play for Eagles’ defense

Game-winning stand just another play for Eagles’ defense

Two yards separated the Eagles from an end to their season. But the defense stuck to its principles and clinched an NFC title game trip. By Reuben Frank Powered by… Read more »

Raiders star tweets out his phone number

Raiders star tweets out his phone number

Marshawn Lynch’s phone is about to blow up. In a quote tweet from the Skittles Twitter account referencing an upcoming commercial that will be aired during the upcoming Super Bowl,… Read more »

Lions Lowdown: Getting to know Matt Patricia

Lions Lowdown: Getting to know Matt Patricia

Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo and Justin Rogers take a look at Matt Patricia, the leading candidate for the Lions’ coaching job, and they preview this weekend’s conference finals. It’s beginning… Read more »

Jaguars have Ramsey’s back

Jaguars have Ramsey’s back

Jalen Ramsey put a target on the Jaguars with his bold prediction of a Super Bowl victory, but he has the support of his teammates. Powered by WPeMatico

Vikings’ 99-year-old fan gets two Super Bowl tickets from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Vikings’ 99-year-old fan gets two Super Bowl tickets from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

SportsPulse: NFL insiders Lindsay H. Jones and Lorenzo Reyes discuss the matchups that will determine whether it will be the Vikings or Eagles to represent the NFC in Super Bowl… Read more »

Eagles-Vikings: Critical question is who has the edge on third down

Eagles-Vikings: Critical question is who has the edge on third down

The two biggest plays in the Eagles divisional round win over the Falcons had something in common, and that common something has more than a little relevance for Sunday’s NFC… Read more »

Titans’ Delanie Walker replaces Travis Kelce at Pro Bowl

Titans’ Delanie Walker replaces Travis Kelce at Pro Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker has replaced Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce on the AFC roster for the Pro Bowl. Powered by WPeMatico

Pro Football Focus: Who’s the X-factor in the NFC Championship Game?

Pro Football Focus: Who’s the X-factor in the NFC Championship Game?

NFL Network’s Elliot Harrison and Maurice Jones-Drew debate who the X-factors are in the NFC Championship Game base on PFF ratings. Powered by WPeMatico

How many of the nine ex-Cowboys still in NFL playoffs can you name?

How many of the nine ex-Cowboys still in NFL playoffs can you name?

The Cowboys didn’t make the playoffs this year. But some of their ex-teammates did. As the Vikings face the Eagles in the NFC title game this weekend and the Jaguars… Read more »

You don’t want to see this report about Eagles’ QB coach

You don’t want to see this report about Eagles’ QB coach

Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo is expected to get a second interview for the Cardinals’ head coaching job, per a report from ESPN. By Reuben Frank Powered by WPeMatico

The 10 best AFC championship games

The 10 best AFC championship games

There have been some remarkable games through the years to send teams to the Super Bowl, so whittling the contenders down to 10 isn’t easy. Powered by WPeMatico

Bucs G.M. defends decision to retain staff

Bucs G.M. defends decision to retain staff

Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht used the word “brutal” to describe a season that began with high expectations and ended with a 5-11 thud. But despite that, Licht think it’s… Read more »

Tuesday morning one-liners

Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll got good reviews from his former players. What can the Dolphins learn from the four NFL teams still playing? Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was happy… Read more »

Eagle Eye: How The Defense Grounded The Falcons

Eagle Eye: How The Defense Grounded The Falcons

The Falcons presented the Eagles’ defense with a number of challenges going into this Divisional Round showdown on Saturday. Between a dangerous run game, a truly dynamic receiver in Julio… Read more »

Todd Haley’s contract up, and his time in Pittsburgh might be

Todd Haley’s contract up, and his time in Pittsburgh might be

It seems like all the Steelers key players have said they want to or intend to return next year. Now the only questions remaining is who will call plays for… Read more »

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing

The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb. Ronald Gasser,… Read more »

How players leaving early will impact Tennessee and rest of SEC East

How players leaving early will impact Tennessee and rest of SEC East

Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt discusses Nick Saban’s approach to pickup basketball. A downside to college football success is always apparent this time of year. A good season usually means… Read more »

View from Above: Look ahead at your own peril

View from Above: Look ahead at your own peril

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to fully comprehend what we have here – since it hasn’t been done before. Seven straight AFC Championship game appearances.  No one… Read more »

Dose: Mularkey Out

Dose: Mularkey Out

Mike Mularkey’s tenure with the Tennessee Titans has come to an end. Jesse Pantuosco gives his thoughts in Tuesday’s Daily Dose. Powered by WPeMatico

Eagles begin preparing for the Vikings’ top-ranked defense in NFC championship game

Eagles begin preparing for the Vikings’ top-ranked defense in NFC championship game

Good morning, Eagles fans. The Eagles aren’t practicing on Tuesday, but they’ll have a work day as they being preparing for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The players… Read more »

Over 40 years after Hail Mary in Minnesota, Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson pulling for Vikings

Over 40 years after Hail Mary in Minnesota, Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson pulling for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings appear to have a pair of unexpected supporters following their miracle victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson. The former Dallas… Read more »

Vikings Shock the World, Especially Minnesota

Vikings Shock the World, Especially Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings feel like a team of destiny but they’re not the only wild story left in the NFL playoffs. Powered by WPeMatico

Seahawks reportedly poach 49ers coaching staff to hire new defensive coordinator

Seahawks reportedly poach 49ers coaching staff to hire new defensive coordinator

After just one week as a 49ers assistant coach, it looks like Ken Norton Jr. is already on his way out of San Francisco.   According to KING-TV in Seattle,… Read more »

What’s Next for the Divisional Round Losers

What’s Next for the Divisional Round Losers

Four teams are still standing in the NFL playoffs. Meanwhile, four others saw their season end last weekend and are now cleaning out their locker rooms and looking toward the… Read more »

Michigan football’s tight end situation looks as promising as ever

Michigan football’s tight end situation looks as promising as ever

Michigan tight end Zach Gentry answered questions from the media on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by George Sipple/DFP (Note: This is part five of a series reviewing… Read more »

Ex-Michigan LB Pierre Woods: Matt Patricia will make Lions ‘champions’

Ex-Michigan LB Pierre Woods: Matt Patricia will make Lions ‘champions’

A look at how first-year Detroit Lions head coaches have fared since 1978. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP On the day that Pierre Woods was fired from his job as a… Read more »

NFL free agency 2018: Which non-QB position is most important for Jets to target? (POLL)

NFL free agency 2018: Which non-QB position is most important for Jets to target? (POLL)

The Jets could have about $100 million in salary cap space entering NFL free agency.  It’ll be fascinating to see how general manager Mike Maccagnan spends that money. We all know quarterback is a… Read more »

How An NFL Underdog’s Tale Gained Bite As A Fast-Selling Eagles T-Shirt

How An NFL Underdog’s Tale Gained Bite As A Fast-Selling Eagles T-Shirt

A full day before the Philadelphia Eagles were established Sunday by Las Vegas bookmakers as home underdogs in the playoffs for the second straight week, a company called BreakingT had… Read more »

NFL Playoffs: History Is On The Side of Tom Brady And The New England Patriots

NFL Playoffs: History Is On The Side of Tom Brady And The New England Patriots

Following their blowout win over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Playoffs Saturday, the New England Patriots will head to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game. This time, it… Read more »

Saints’ defensive play call may be more to blame than Marcus Williams for Minnesota Moment

Saints’ defensive play call may be more to blame than Marcus Williams for Minnesota Moment

The Minnesota Moment needed more than a solid route, a great throw, a better catch, and an acrobatic spin and sprint. It hinged also on the blind luck that came… Read more »

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