Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense was stifled the whole night, with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense doing just enough to come into the Superdome and add to another disappointing playoff decade for the home team.
PFF's Nathan Jahnke breaks down the Sunday slate of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs with a look ahead to the AFC and NFC conference championships and fantasy football roles for the 2021 season.
Now that the Saints have been eliminated from the NFL postseason, the Lions are expected to hire New Orleans assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell as their next head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The worst rule in football reared its ugly heard on Sunday in Kansas City, stinging the Browns on a play that looked like it was going to be a touchdown for Cleveland but ended up being a touchback for the Chiefs. After the game, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was asked about the play. “I will […]
The Chargers announced their agreement with Brandon Staley as the 17th head coach in franchise history. Staley served as the defensive coordinator for the Rams in 2020 after three seasons as an outside linebackers coach for Chicago (2017-18) and Denver (2019). The Chargers will introduce Staley at a news conference Thursday. “It doesn’t matter if […]
Saints quarterback Drew Brees met with the media, more than an hour after Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Buccaneers. He was asked right out of the gates whether he has played his last game. Prefacing the response by saying, with a smile, that he’s only going to answer the question once, Brees said, “I’m […]
With the Saints exiting the postseason on Sunday, the question now becomes whether quarterback Drew Brees will retire. He reportedly will. Coach Sean Payton said nothing to dispute that notion in his post-game press conference. “I think that’s for another press conference,” Payton told reporters. Brees has yet to speak to reporters. We’ll post something […]
There were reports last week that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was the favorite for the Chargers head coaching job, but that was before the Chargers spoke to Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley a second time. Staley spoke with the team for the second time on Sunday and he reportedly convinced the team that their […]
The third time was the charm for the Buccaneers. The Bucs lost both of their regular season matchups to the Saints and they got blown out in the second one, but Sunday’s game in the Superdome went their way. Drew Brees threw three interceptions while Tom Brady threw two touchdowns and ran for another in […]
Word before Sunday’s game was that Saints quarterback Drew Brees is going to retire when the team’s season is over and we may not be far from finding out if that’s the case. Buccaneers linebacker Devin White picked off Brees and returned the ball to the New Orleans 20-yard-line with just over seven minutes left […]
The seesaw has rocked again and the Buccaneers and Saints are tied as a result. The Saints appeared to be grabbing the momentum in the second half with a touchdown on their first drive and a productive second possession that took them to midfield later in the third quarter. Drew Brees completed a pass to […]
The Saints got wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith back from injured reserve this week and they’re happy to have him on Sunday. Smith caught his second touchdown pass of the game to cap the first possession of the third quarter and the Saints are now up 20-13 on the Buccaneers. It was a 16-yard pass from […]
Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne isn’t a Twitter user, so he had to be told after Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Browns that #HenneThingIsPossible was trending on the service. Patrick Mahomes tweeted out that hashtag after Henne completed a short pass to Tyreek Hill to convert a fourth down that ensured the Chiefs would advance to […]
The Buccaneers and Saints traded blows throughout the first half of Sunday’s game at the Superdome and they’ve arrived at halftime with the score all tied up. Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop‘s second field goal of the game came at the end of the second quarter and tied the score at 13 before halftime. Bucs wideout […]
Taysom Hill is inactive on Sunday, but the Saints are still playing more than one quarterback. Jameis Winston checked into the game in the second quarter for a play that saw Alvin Kamara take a snap out of the Wildcat and hand the ball to Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders flipped it to Winston, who had lined […]
Sunday’s game will reportedly be the last of Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ career if the Saints lose and that possibility is a bit likelier after a miscue by Brees in the second quarter. Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting jumped a pass to Michael Thomas and returned the interception to the 3-yard-line. Tom Brady found Mike Evans […]
The Bucs have gotten on the board in New Orleans. Ryan Succop hit a 26-yard field goal to cap a 15-play, 67-yard drive that ended the first quarter and opened the second. Succop’s kick cut the Saints’ lead to 6-3. Tampa converted a fourth-and-one from their own 34-yard-line early in the drive and got contributions […]
The Saints have an early lead in New Orleans. After forcing a three-and-out to open the game, Saints punt returner Deonte Harris fielded a kick with Jaydon Mickens bearing down on him. Mickens bounced off Harris, however, and Harris wound up on the Tampa 21-yard-line after a 54-yard return. Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead got a […]
The status of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is going to be the subject of great attention this week and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid offered the first update after Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Browns. Mahomes left the game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion on a running play. Mahomes looked dazed while […]
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is reportedly playing in New Orleans for the last time tonight, and his last NFL game will either be tonight, the NFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports said during today’s pregame show that Brees will retire once the postseason is over. “Drew Brees, tonight will […]
After the Rams lost to the Packers on Saturday afternoon, Rams head coach Sean McVay said that Jared Goff was the team’s starting quarterback “right now.” McVay revisited the topic on Sunday and made it clear that he’s not writing Goff’s name into the starting lineup for 2021. McVay said that he thinks it is […]
The Ravens led the NFL in rushing yards. They ranked last in passing yards. The 2006 Falcons with Michael Vick were the last team to have that kind of unbalance. Baltimore threw 406 passes and gained 2,739 passing yards, while running it 555 times for 3,071 yards. It got the Ravens to the same place […]
The Chiefs are heading to the AFC Championship Game. With or without Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes was knocked out of the game with a concussion and replaced with Chad Henne in the fourth quarter, and when Henne threw a terrible interception into the end zone, it appeared that the Browns were in great position to come […]