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NFL: NFL announces divisional-round playoff schedule

With one game still play in the opening round of the NFL playoffs, the league on Sunday announced the schedule for next weekend’s divisional round. Saturday’s action kicks off with a matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The top-seeded Titans will be well-rested following a first-round bye, […]

  • NFL: NFL roundup: Defending champion Bucs take down Eagles

    Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns as the second-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened defense of their Super Bowl crown Sunday with a smooth 31-15 victory over the seventh-seeded Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC wild-card playoff game in Tampa, Fla. Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 271 yards in an efficient performance, enabling Tampa Bay […]

  • NFL: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs smash Steelers in Big Ben’s likely finale

    Patrick Mahomes passed for 404 yards and five touchdowns Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs began their bid for a third straight conference title by downing the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 in the AFC wild-card round. The loss likely will be the last NFL game for the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to announce […]

  • NFL: 49ers hold off late push to eliminate Cowboys

    Elijah Mitchell ran for 96 yards and a touchdown while the San Francisco 49ers’ defense overcame the loss of star end Nick Bosa to hold the Dallas Cowboys in check during a 23-17 win Sunday in the NFC wild-card round in Arlington, Texas. Jimmy Garoppolo hit 16 of 25 throws for 172 yards with an […]

  • NFL: 49ers star DE Nick Bosa will enter concussion protocol this week

    Star San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa came away with a concussion late in the first half of the team’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and will enter concussion protocol this week, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. Bosa was trying to get to quarterback Dak Prescott when he was held by La’el […]

  • NFL: 49ers star DE Nick Bosa (concussion) exits vs. Cowboys

    The San Francisco 49ers were dealt a blow in their bid to upset the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday when star defensive end Nick Bosa was declared out for the second half after suffering a concussion late in the first half. Bosa was trying to get to quarterback Dak Prescott when he was held by La’el […]

  • NFL: Bengals star DE Trey Hendrickson placed in concussion protocol

    Cincinnati Bengals standout defensive end Trey Hendrickson is in the concussion protocol, coach Zac Taylor said on Sunday. Hendrickson was injured during the third quarter of Saturday’s 26-19 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Taylor said Hendrickson will need to complete the team’s concussion process before he could be cleared to play in next weekend’s […]

  • NFL: Report: Bengals-Raiders officiating crew done for playoffs

    The officiating crew for Saturday’s Las Vegas Raiders-Cincinnati Bengals AFC wild-card game is not expected to work again this postseason, according to a report from ESPN that cited an unnamed league source. The crew, led by referee Jerome Boger, fell under scrutiny for a few issues, most notably a whistle that was blown during a […]

  • NFL: Buccaneers take care of business, handle Eagles 31-15

    Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns as the second-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened defense of their Super Bowl crown Sunday with a smooth 31-15 victory over the seventh-seeded Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC wild-card playoff game in Tampa, Fla. Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 271 yards in an efficient performance, enabling Tampa Bay […]

  • NFL: Steelers face long odds to keep season alive at K.C.

    The Super Bowl defeat suffered by the Kansas City Chiefs last season provides motivation entering the playoffs but remains a setback that can be compartmentalized. After all, considerable work remains for the two-time reigning AFC champion before booking a Super Bowl appearance in mid-February. The path begins to unravel Sunday when the Chiefs host the […]

  • NFL: Cowboys slight home favorite ahead of 49ers showdown

    The Dallas Cowboys have Super Bowl dreams but perhaps the toughest matchup of all the home teams in the NFL Wild Card round. That’s because the NFC’s third seed drew the sixth-seeded San Francisco 49ers in the late-afternoon window on Sunday. The Cowboys opened as 3.0-point favorites at BetMGM and FanDuel. The line has moved […]

  • NFL: Eagles’ Josh Sweat out vs. Bucs after ‘life-threatening’ situation

    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat will not play in Sunday’s NFC wild-card game against the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers after overcoming a “life-threatening” situation, the team said. Sweat was listed as questionable with an illness this week, however the Eagles released a statement on Sunday morning that shed light on the situation. “On Tuesday […]

  • NFL: Patriots’ Bill Belichick says he plans to coach in 2022

    Bill Belichick says he plans to coach the New England Patriots in 2022. “I’d say that would be accurate,” Belichick said Sunday when asked about returning for a 23rd season with New England. Belichick, who turns 70 in April, has coached the Patriots since 2000, winning six Super Bowl championships. New England’s season ended Saturday […]

  • NFL: Reports: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to explore options

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to explore his options this offseason, sources told NFL Network. Wilson has not demanded a trade, per Sunday’s report, but he intends to investigate other destinations that might give him a better shot at winning another championship. Prior to the Seahawks’ Week 18 win at Arizona, Wilson said his […]

  • NFL: Josh Allen throws for 5 TDs as Bills maul Patriots

    Josh Allen passed for 308 yards and five touchdowns as the third-seeded Buffalo Bills dominated the visiting New England Patriots 47-17 in an AFC wild-card matchup on Saturday night in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen (21-of-25 passing) guided the Bills to touchdown drives on their first seven possessions, a first for any team in a postseason […]

  • NFL: DT Christian Barmore, LB Dont’a Hightower active for Patriots

    Defensive tackle Christian Barmore and linebacker Dont’a Hightower were active for the New England Patriots on Saturday night in their AFC wild-card game against the host Buffalo Bills. Both players are dealing with knee injuries and were listed as questionable for the contest. Barmore was injured in the regular-season finale against the Miami Dolphins while […]

  • NFL: Rams S Taylor Rapp (concussion) ruled out vs. Cardinals

    Los Angeles Rams free safety Taylor Rapp was ruled out of Monday night’s NFC wild-card game with the Arizona Cardinals due to his concussion. Rapp was unable to clear the protocol and Los Angeles coach Sean McVay on Saturday termed his upcoming absence as “a big loss for us.” The 24-year-old Rapp was hurt during […]

  • NFL: Bengals defeat Raiders for first playoff win since 1991

    Joe Burrow passed for 244 yards and two first-half touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals ended a 31-year postseason losing streak with a 26-19 victory over the visiting Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday afternoon. Evan McPherson kicked four field goals for the Bengals. Cincinnati advanced out of the opening round of the playoffs for the first […]

  • NFL: Buccaneers activate LB Lavonte David, RB Giovani Bernard from IR

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated standout inside linebacker Lavonte David and running back Giovani Bernard off injured reserve on Saturday, one day before the NFC wild-card game against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. David (foot) missed the final three weeks of the regular season, while Bernard (hip, knee) missed the last four games. The Buccaneers said […]

  • NFL: Bengals DT Josh Tupou inactive vs. Raiders

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou is one of the team’s inactives for Saturday’s AFC wild-card game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders. Tupou injured his knee during last Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns. He didn’t practice all week and was listed as doubtful. Tupou started nine of 17 games played this season […]

  • NFL: Ex-NFL player Junior Siavii dies at 43

    Former NFL defensive tackle Junior Siavii died after being found unresponsive in a federal prison. He was 43. The Kansas City Star reported he was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon at a hospital, where he was taken after being found in his cell at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. He was awaiting trial on gun […]

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