For years, the Green Bay Packers would gladly share their suspicions that the Minnesota Vikings were pumping noise into the Metrodome. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a dry sense of humor at times, and he got off a pretty good joke on Friday. “It’s really loud in there,” Rodgers said, according
It’s not too often – especially when a No. 1 and No. 2 seed are upset in the divisional round – that any possible Super Bowl matchup among the final four teams would be a good one. The Atlanta Falcons have the best offense. The Green Bay Packers have the most exciting player.
If the New England Patriots win on Sunday, how many questions do you think quarterback Tom Brady will get about President Donald Trump during Super Bowl week? It’s pretty clear how many of those questions Brady will actually answer, and it’s a nice fat zero. Brady and Trump are friends.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr missed the team’s Week 17 game with what the team said was a neck injury. The Ravens were already eliminated from a playoff spot. The Baltimore media didn’t make a big deal out of it.
Mark Gastineau said he wants to make the game of football safer. Mark Gastineau, even with a terrible medical diagnosis that he believes comes from playing football, made it clear that he wouldn’t change anything about playing in the NFL. Gastineau, in an interview with 710 WOR Radio in New York as
The Pittsburgh Steelers, already underdogs as they go to Foxborough for the AFC championship game, didn’t need any more hurdles to cross. Four Steelers players didn’t practice Wednesday because of “illness,” and tight end Ladarius Green was added to Thursday’s report with the same designation. ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks didn’t say anything about cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury all season, but coach Pete Carroll revealed the news after the season ended. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the league is considering taking a second-round pick away from the Seahawks for not reporting Sherman
It’s really, really rare for an NFL owner to suggest he and his brethren accept less money for the good of the league. Bisciotti said that the NFL has too many commercial breaks, and that’s what has been affecting NFL ratings. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown made a mistake. The video caught coach Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech, in which he didn’t give away any state secrets. On Wednesday evening, in front of a packed Steelers media room, one of the best players in the NFL answered serious question after serious
NFL teams that don’t spend all their salary cap space in an offseason aren’t necessarily being cheap (though, some are). Cleveland is carrying over $50,123,269, according to figures released by the NFLPA. The Jacksonville Jaguars will carry over a little more than $39 million, the San Francisco 49ers
In the upcoming months, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will probably be the most debated player of the 2017 NFL draft. Some love what he did in college, playing very well as he led Clemson to two straight College Football Playoff title game appearances, and one championship. Others see flaws in
During the chatter about the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles, there were rumors of a possible rebranding if they moved. The Chargers have moved but the rebrand won’t happen, at least yet. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a Chargers official said the team will keep
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown probably meant no harm when he turned on his phone in the locker room after Sunday night’s win, and he didn’t figure on it becoming the story of conference championship week. There have been breakdowns of locker room etiquette, an angry tongue lashing from
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is the last 49ers’ head coaching candidate still in the running. Considering Kyle Shanahan is the last San Francisco 49ers head-coaching candidate who hasn’t dropped out of the running, it’s probably safe to assume he’ll be San Francisco’s next head
While it’s still absolute nonsense that we assign a record to quarterbacks and treat it like a real stat, we know that Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger will probably have more say in the outcomes of the three remaining NFL games this season than any other player. Nobody is
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis had to be penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit because the NFL has safety rules and there’s not a lot of wiggle room for interpreting intent. In the fourth quarter of a divisional round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chiefs threw deep to Chris
Instead, the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys gave everyone a classic. Rodgers made an enormous play to get the Packers a field-goal attempt on the final snap of the game. Rodgers moved to his left to keep the play alive, fired a dart and Jared Cook somehow kept both feet in bounds for a 36-yard
The Dallas Cowboys’ offense was doing just fine on their second possession of Sunday’s divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, then came a penalty flag for something that happened well before the snap. Dak Prescott hit a 22-yard pass to Terrance Williams for a first down, which
A better team might have beat the New England Patriots on Saturday night. It could also be argued that the Patriots weren’t as motivated as you’d expect for a divisional round playoff game, because they prepared all week for an overmatched Houston Texans team. No matter how often the Patriots coaches
In a different era, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree’s hit on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore would have been OK. In the NFL in 2017, it was obviously illegal. Dupree, not surprisingly, was fined for his vicious hit on Moore in last Sunday’s wild-card playoff game.
Last weekend was a massive disappointment for the NFL and its fans. Ezekiel Elliott matches up against the Packers for the second time this season. Falcons (-5) over Seahawks: I think any of the three marquee games could end up as the best game of the weekend, and maybe even the entire playoffs.
The ice storm due to hit Kansas City on Sunday must be bad, because the NFL has taken the rare step of moving the kickoff time of a playoff game. Citing “public safety concerns,” the NFL moved kickoff of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs AFC divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was arrested Sunday, put on leave by the team Monday, and back on the job Friday. The Steelers announced Friday morning that Porter has been reinstated and will coach in Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. KDKA in
You know you’ve had a heck of a crazy 24 hours as a sports franchise when hiring a new head coach is not even close to the biggest news of the day. What a day Thursday was in San Diego, er, Los Angeles Chargers history. Owner Dean Spanos announced Thursday morning that the Chargers would move to Los
The Los Angeles Rams focused on Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay in their hiring process, and they didn’t let McVay’s age stop them from naming him their next head coach. McVay, 30, becomes the youngest head coach in NFL history.