The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs, 18-16, as Alex Smith’s second two-point pass was knocked away in the final minutes. Smith’s first attempt appeared to tie the game, as he connected with tight end Demetrius Harris following Spencer Ware’s
The closest the Pittsburgh Steelers got to scoring a touchdown was 5 yards away from the end zone, and the one time they got there they didn’t give it to Le’Veon Bell. The Steelers would learn from their mistake and ride their horse the rest of the way. Bell set a postseason record for the most rushing
On the Green Bay Packers’ penultimate play of their 34-31 thriller of a victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers did what he does: delivers unbelievable plays when his team has to have them. Rodgers rolled out to his left and delivered a strike — on third-and-20, no less — to Jared Cook, who brilliantly
At first glance, it appeared to be just a fine play by Rodgers as he caught the Cowboys’ David Irving offsides and hit Richard Rodgers (no relation) for a 34-yard score. How did Aaron Rodgers’ first TD pass not hit Sean Lee’s arm or helmet? Not so much insane in that it was the most gorgeous thing
Tom Brady wasn’t the only one who was fed up Saturday night. Brady and the New England Patriots were slugging through their divisional-round playoff game against the Houston Texans in the third quarter when he threw an incomplete pass and was dragged down from behind by Jadeveon Clowney, who spent a
In what could be the final NFL game at the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons fans went from screaming with anticipation to eerily quieted when it appeared the Seattle Seahawks might have their number. The Falcons could host the game next Sunday if the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys, but if
Jon Gruden now has entered the Bill Cowher zone: fully immersed in his broadcasting career, no looking back. Well, Gruden reportedly met with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who made a run at him. Rumors true: Colts owner Jim Irsay did pursue Jon Gruden, but Gruden resisted overtures, league sources
The Los Angeles Rams followed up hiring the NFL’s youngest-ever head coach on Thursday with the new head coach luring one of the most respected, experienced assistant coaches in the game today. Sean McVay, the Rams’ new 30-year-old head coach, is hiring one of the great defensive minds of the past few
Vaccaro admitted to ESPN’s Mike Triplett that he did not know taking Adderall was against the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Then Vaccaro told Triplett why he took it: to get a boost of energy for the Texas State Fair and before watching his brother play in the Texas-Oklahoma game after that. “To be
The man whose patient run style makes him, Bell says, the NFL’s version of Stephen Curry will be the workhorse in this game. Bell could get 30 touches easily — he’s averaging 27 carries since mid-November — and doesn’t look tired.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday night, and later confirmed by the team Thursday morning, the San Diego Chargers are planning to moving back to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season. The Chargers had been in San Diego since the AFL days starting in 1961, moving from L.A. following
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to hire Sean McDermott as their next head coach to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired before the team’s Week 16 game. Interim head coach Anthony Lynn was a favorite to replace Ryan before Lynn moved on to other head-coaching interviews. The #Bills have officially offered
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway was expected to bring in a head-coaching candidate with Colorado ties, but it’s not the one many expected when the process began. The Broncos hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as their next head coach, to replace retiring Gary Kubiak.
Bell said, via Ty Dunne of Bleacher Report, that his ability to hesitate before exploding through the hole as a runner is as good in football as one NBA superstar’s transformative skills are in hoops. Le'Veon Bell on his patience as a back… "I think I'm changing the game. Bell might be
Football fans, be it hardcore college watchers or casual observers, likely woke up Tuesday morning after Monday night’s classic title game wondering about the NFL future of Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. The 2017 NFL draft is three-plus months away, and NFL teams still have work to do on the 6-foot-2, 211
The Jacksonville Jaguars became the first of the six teams with head-coaching vacancies to be filled, and they pulled a surprise, hiring Doug Marrone to replace the recently fired Gus Bradley. #Jaguars officially name Doug Marrone as HC, Tom Coughlin as executive vice president of football operations
The Indianapolis Colts are looking far and wide to improve their defense, and they might be going north of the border to help do so. According to reports, the Colts might be close to signing BC Lions pass rusher Alex Bazzie to a contract now that he’s been let out of his CFL deal early. #BCLions announce
The Hot Take of the Week, in case you missed it, for the NFL week that was came in the form of a Miami boat trip involving Trey Songz, some New York Giants receivers and how seven days later the passes they dropped against the Green Bay Packers were a direct result of that ill-spent free time. “Well
The news that North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky was leaving school early to enter the 2017 NFL draft was not stunning, even amid reports that he was strongly considering a return. This is a player who started sporadically prior to this season but could not beat out Marquise Williams in 2015. In his
Everything appeared to be going to plan for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their wild-card blowout over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger says he hurt ankle on second to last play. Roethlisberger was still in the game with the Steelers up 30-12 with just under five minutes remaining.
It might have been tied for only the sixth-coldest playoff game in Pittsburgh Steelers history, but let’s not pretend it was South Beach at Heinz Field. After all, there’s wind chill and all those other meteorological phenomena that make cold feel colder, or something like that. Yes, that seriously
What a difference a year makes, health-wise, for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Almost a year ago to the day, the Steelers limped into Paul Brown Stadium and gutted out a playoff victory that was as much handed to them by the Cincinnati Bengals’ own ineptitude as it was earned by the Steelers’ toughness.
The Miami Dolphins put themselves behind 23-6 to the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the third quarter because of a lack of discipline. Watch as the Dolphins’ Tony Lippett tried the all-the-rage leap over the line to try to block the Steelers’ short kick. Credit to Lippett in that he did not make contact
What would Odell Beckham Jr.’s mother say about this? Despite temperatures hovering in the low teens — and a wind chill below zero — the New York Giants receiver came out for warmups for Sunday’s Giants-Green Bay Packers game in shorts and without a shirt. There’s a reason it’s called “warming up,”
The Miami Dolphins’ defensive game plan was clear coming into their wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers: They had to stop the big play. Antonio Brown took a short catch and turned it into a 50-yard touchdown less than three minutes into the game for a 7-0 Steelers lead. Don’t overlook the