The Lions will begin discussing trade options for Matthew Stafford in the coming weeks, and the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts should be first in line for the star quarterback.
Allen’s 2020 should stretch our view of what’s possible, but the context behind that improvement, and how many elements need to go right at the same time, means that we also needn’t view every struggling quarterback through the same lens.
Bills coach Sean McDermott's decision-making in Sunday's AFC Championship loss to the Chiefs drew questions, particularly about a pair of field goals Buffalo attempted within Kansas City's 10-yard line.
Last year, after the Packers lost 37-20 to the 49ers in the NFC Championship, quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed surprisingly upbeat and optimistic when talking to reporters. On Sunday, after the Packers lost 31-26 to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship, Rodgers expressed a far different vibe. “I’m just pretty gutted,” Rodgers said following the home […]
Tom Brady was the last quarterback to start in back-to-back Super Bowl wins, but Patrick Mahomes will be trying to change that in Tampa on February 7. Kansas City’s 38-24 win over the Bills put them in the Super Bowl for the second straight season. The Buccaneers and Brady are standing in their way after […]
Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a splendid season, but he did not have a splendid AFC Championship Game. Allen went 28-of-48 for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the 38-24 loss that sent the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. He also took four snaps and picked up an intentional grounding penalty that illustrated […]
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady played in his 44th playoff game on Sunday. For the fourth time, Brady threw three interceptions in a single-elimination setting. He’s 3-1 in those four games. All of Sunday’s picks came after Tampa Bay had built a 28-10 lead, allowing the Packers to make it extremely interesting down the stretch. Brady’s […]
The last time that Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady matched up in a postseason game, a trip to the Super Bowl was on the line. A Super Bowl win will be on the line in their second playoff meeting. Mahomes threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns as the Chiefs took out the Bills for […]
The Chiefs are on their way to Super Bowl LV, but it looks like they’ll be without left tackle Eric Fisher once they get to Tampa. Fisher left the AFC Championship Game in the fourth quarter and the team quickly ruled him out with an Achilles injury. The team didn’t say it was a torn […]
The Chargers are expected to hire Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lombardi served as quarterbacks coach for the Saints the past five years. New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and Lombardi both have a Dayton connection. Staley played quarterback at Dayton in 2001-04 after Lombardi began his coaching […]
The Chiefs are moving closer to a second straight Super Bowl appearance. Kansas City and Buffalo traded field goals to open the second half, but the Chiefs were able to grow their lead on their second possession of the third quarter. Tyreek Hill took a short toss from Patrick Mahomes for a 71-yard gain and […]
The Chiefs made a habit of rallying from early deficits on their way to a win in Super Bowl LIV and they got to dust off those skills in the first half of the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Chiefs got on the board […]
Matt LaFleur apparently has his regrets. After the Packers fell to the Buccaneers 31-26 in the NFC Championship Game, LaFleur’s decision to kick a field goal late in the fourth quarter is under the microscope. Green Bay did have three timeouts plus the two-minute warning to stop the clock. But taking the ball out of […]
Mecole Hardman made a big mistake in the first quarter, but he’s done a good job of making up for it in the second quarter. Hardman caught a touchdown to get the Chiefs on the board and then broke free for a 50-yard run on the first play of the ensuing drive. That put the […]
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made clear that he intends to play past his 40th birthday, and that he hopes to stay with the Packers that long. His comments following Sunday’s home loss in the NFC Championship are causing some to wonder whether Rodgers will be back with the Packers next year. Via Rob Demovsky […]
Down by eight with 2:09 left, Matt LaFleur elected to kick a field goal. That’s going to be one of the Green Bay’s lasting memories from losing the NFC Championship Game to Tampa Bay, 31-26. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he was “gutted” more than once in his postgame press conference. But asked about LaFleur electing […]
Officials called only six penalties in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, but the next-to-last one was huge. It sealed the Buccaneers’ 31-26 victory over the Packers. Maybe if officials hadn’t kept their flags in their pockets all game the Packers wouldn’t have so vehemently disagreed with the pass interference call on Kevin King on third down […]
The Chiefs didn’t score any points in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game, but they found their way onto the board early in the second quarter. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes hit wide receiver Mecole Hardman for a three-yard touchdown less than a minute into the second quarter. Harrison Butker‘s extra point cut Buffalo’s lead […]
The Chiefs made the first turnover of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game and they are down nine points as a result. Mecole Hardman muffed a Corey Bojorquez punt at the Chiefs’ 10-yard-line and Bills running back Taiwan Jones fell on the bal on the 3-yard-line. Josh Allen hit tight end Dawson Knox for a three-yard touchdown […]
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur made a curious call late in the fourth quarter, opting to kick a field goal on fourth-and-goal at the eight-yard line with 2:09 left in the game. Though the Packers had three timeouts and the two-minute warning to stop the clock, they didn’t end up getting the ball back. Buccaneers […]
How many more records can Tom Brady set? He’s the first player to win six Super Bowls and has a chance for a seventh. He’s now the first player to make 10 Super Bowls. Only six baseball players have appeared in 10 or more World Series and only four basketball players have appeared in 10 […]
The Buccaneers are in Super Bowl LV, but coach Bruce Arians says there’s nothing to celebrate just yet. Arians said after the game that the Bucs have been pointing all season to the Lombardi Trophy as their goal, and that hasn’t changed. “Getting to the Super Bowl isn’t what our goal was. Our goal was […]
The Bills have struck first in the AFC Championship Game. Tyler Bass snaked a 51-yard field goal through the uprights with 11:27 left to play to give the Bills a 3-0 lead on the Chiefs. The field goal came one play after Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill nearly picked off a Josh Allen pass to Cole […]