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.
The Packers need him to play like that if Jordy Nelson is out or limited with a rib injury. Aaron Rodgers might be great, but he still needs guys who can get open. Aaron Rodgers has three straight four-touchdown, no-interception games.
Not much about the San Diego Chargers’ move to Los Angeles makes sense, and that’s before you get to the Chargers’ home stadium plans for the next two seasons. Chargers owner Dean Spanos officially announced the move Thursday morning. According to USA Today and Pro Football Talk, the Chargers plan
The good news is that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was not injured in a minor car accident as he headed to work on Wednesday. Elliott, whose 1,631 rushing yards as a rookie were 318 more than anyone else in the NFL this season, was at the Cowboys facility 20 minutes after his minor accident
The Dallas Cowboys know. Here’s a refresher on the controversial play, which lives on in “You caught it, fam” messages to Bryant on Twitter. On fourth-and-2 with 4:42 left and the Cowboys trailing 26-21, Tony Romo threw it deep to Bryant.
It’s hard to get to the elite eight of the NFL playoffs without good quarterback play. There are some incredible quarterbacks in this season’s final eight. Four of them have started and won a Super Bowl.
Now we get why Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have a lot of true optimism about receiver Jordy Nelson’s chances of playing Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys. Nelson fractured at least two ribs in a wild-card playoff win against the New York Giants on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport
When Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was blasted by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree in Sunday’s playoff game, it seemed possible he was done for the day. The NFL and NFL Players Association are reviewing if the proper concussion protocol was followed after Moore got hit.
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter had an unusual way of celebrating his team’s playoff win on Sunday. Porter was arrested Sunday night after an altercation with a police officer, according to Beaver County Times reporter Chris Mueller. Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson Sonya
There weren’t any exciting, close games in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs, but the second week might make up for it. There are some great matchups for the NFL’s divisional round, as we’re down to eight teams on the road to Super Bowl LI. The Seahawks took a 17-3 lead into halftime.
When Aaron Rodgers said the Green Bay Packers were going to run the table, everyone assumed he was talking about the regular season. The Packers didn’t start Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants that well, but they finished it looking like one of the most dangerous teams left
Rodgers, who threw a Hail Mary to beat the Detroit Lions last season and threw another to send a playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals to overtime, did it again. At the end of the first half in a wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants, Rodgers hit another Hail Mary. This one went to
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has the footwork of a boxer. Rodgers looked right, looked left, looked back right, worked around one defender and then another as he danced around. Rodgers has the confidence to throw it in a small window, and he hit Adams for a 5-yard touchdown to give the