LaDainian Tomlinson got way too much grief for being injured and not being able to play for much the 2007 AFC championship game. The same goes for Jay Cutler coming out of the 2010 NFC championship game with an injury. Let’s not let the same thing happen to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon
Let’s be honest: This has been the worst NFL postseason in recent memory. A classic Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons would send us into the offseason on a good note, but the playoffs haven’t been fun so far. There have been 10 playoff games.
Las Vegas is expecting a lot of points in Super Bowl LI. The betting line for the Super Bowl was released Sunday night before the New England Patriots’ destruction of the Pittsburgh Steelers was even finished, and it opened with the Patriots as a 3-point favorite over the Atlanta Falcons. The opening
In the first conference championship game Sunday, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan put on a 392-yard show that legitimized his likely MVP season, as if there were any doubt. Then in the second game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had to remind everyone that he’s just as good as ever
There was one play that summed up the New England Patriots’ effort through the first three quarters of Sunday’s AFC championship game, as they built a 33-9 lead. On a red-zone run in the third quarter, LeGarrette Blount was hit at about the 10-yard line. Some Steelers defenders converged to stop him
The New England Patriots always seem to have the right play call for the right moment. A couple years ago, Julian Edelman’s receiver pass to Danny Amendola was a huge turning point in a comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens in a divisional round game. The Patriots got tricky again in Sunday’s 36-17
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tremendous edge. The theme of the past couple seasons in Pittsburgh has been that Le’Veon Bell is the focal point of the offense, and DeAngelo Williams has played tremendously whenever he has been called upon. In the first quarter against the New England Patriots, Le’
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford might have a career in soccer waiting for him if the whole football thing doesn’t work out. On a fourth-quarter run by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Rodgers grabbed Alford by the face mask and ripped off his helmet. It was an easy 15-yard penalty
The problem for the Green Bay Packers is that he needs to be about perfect. The Packers had a great ride to the NFC championship game, then face-planted in Atlanta. The Falcons won 44-21, and that was after they took a 31-0 lead.
Although the Atlanta Falcons’ star receiver has toe and foot injuries he’s playing through, you wouldn’t have known it on an unbelievably explosive play early in the third quarter, which put the Falcons up 31-0 in the NFC championship game. On a simple crossing pattern, Jones was too strong for Green
The Green Bay Packers were trailing 10-0 but had some momentum early in the second quarter when the Atlanta Falcons made an enormous play. Falcons defensive back Jalen Collins made a tremendous play to strip running back Aaron Ripkowski at the end of a run. Then Collins hustled to recover the ball.
It appears one New England Patriots fan was willing to help his team on Sunday, even if it got him arrested. The Pittsburgh Steelers were staying at a Hilton hotel near Logan Airport, resting for Sunday’s AFC championship game when the fire alarm went off. State Police and Massport Fire responded to
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