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On Saturday, the Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to fill their head coaching vacancy this offseason. The team officially named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as the 12th head coach in franchise history. Gase will replace Joe...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
The Saturday prime time AFC Wild Card playoff game features the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, presumably for television to take advantage of the Steelers’ national following. But you’ll excuse these teams if they’d...
Marky Billson
6 months ago
Justin Houston
How in the world did two teams that started their seasons 2-5 and 1-5 make it to the AFC Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs? I’ll tell you how in two words: coaching and defense. The coaching jobs that the Texans’ Bill O’Brien...
Jake Rose
6 months ago
Chip Kelly
In late April, the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second pick in the NFL Draft. Ken Whisenhunt got to coach Mariota for less than half of a season, as he was shown the door after the team started 1-6. Mike...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
Mike Shanahan
Now that the 2015 NFL regular season is officially over for the Miami Dolphins, the real fun begins. While interim head coach Dan Campbell will interview to be the permanent head coach according to owner Stephen Ross, he isn’t expected...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
Alex Smith
The Kansas City Chiefs' 2015 season has been a tale of two different stretches. After a 1-5 start, the Chiefs appeared to be a shoe-in for a top-five pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but things have changed drastically since then. Since Oct...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
What makes a rivalry – competition or geography? While the easy answer is “both,” the 128th meeting of the “Turnpike Rivalry” would indicate the answer is geography. Because while Browns-Steelers games haven...
Marky Billson
6 months ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
This time last season, the writing was on the wall for Rex Ryan: he wouldn't be returning as the head coach of the New York Jets in 2015. His replacement, former Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, had been working his...
Jake Rose
7 months ago
Marvin Lewis
The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a tough defeat against the Broncos in overtime on Monday night, knocking them from the coveted second seed in the AFC for the time being. The Bengals could still get the second seed back, but it will take a win...
Mike Dussault
7 months ago
The New England Patriots need one more win to secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs and they'll have to do it against a 5-10 Miami Dolphins team that could be without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Pats were hit with...
Mike Dussault
7 months ago
Brock Osweiler
The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in a game that will have major implications for the AFC playoff picture. The winner of this game will be in a commanding position for a vital bye week and also still be in position to...
Mike Dussault
7 months ago
J.J. Watt
Former Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback Brandon Weeden was being funny when he responded to a question about the possibility of filling for Tony Romo when he said, “God forbid I am forced to play.” That was in August,...
Jake Rose
7 months ago
Ben Roethlisberger
It is commonplace for sportswriters to talk about history when previewing games. But in this case, does it matter? Yes, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers play in perhaps the most bitter contemporary rivalry in the NFL, though with...
Marky Billson
7 months ago
Charles Woodson
Christmas Eve will feature a matchup of division rivals that could be both on the move to Los Angeles next season. The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders will meet for 113th time to kick off Week 16 on “Thursday Night Football....
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
Brock Osweiler
At the beginning of the season, Sunday's Denver (10-3) at Pittsburgh (8-5) game looked like a classic matchup. With the game now upon us, there's no doubt it lives up to its preseason billing. Pittsburgh's second-ranked offense...
Marky Billson
7 months ago
Philip Rivers
This Sunday could be a historic event at Qualcomm Stadium. Not because the 5-8 Miami Dolphins will visit the 3-10 San Diego Chargers, but because it could be the final game ever played in San Diego. Not only have the Chargers had to deal with...
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
Khalil Mack
Looking at the schedule at the beginning of the 2015 season, many would have said the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Oakland Raiders would be a laugher or maybe a cakewalk. Instead, this game has a much different feeling to it in...
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
J.J. Watt
Prepare yourselves, football fans. Sunday could get ugly. Not ugly in the sense that the game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will be a battle of two unstoppable forces, but ugly in the fact that it could be a repulsive brand of...
Jake Rose
7 months ago
Tom Brady
The 11-2 New England Patriots welcome the 3-10 Tennessee Titans for their final home game of the 2015 regular season. These are two teams heading in opposite directions and after the egg the Titans laid against the Jets last week, they're in...
Mike Dussault
7 months ago
The 10-2 New England Patriots travel to Houston to take on the 6-6 Texans in a game featuring a number of former Patriots players and coaches now on the opposing sideline. Aside from those connections, this is a game both teams will badly want....
Mike Dussault
7 months ago
The Oakland Raiders will visit Sports Authority Field for the first time this season as they will take on the Denver Broncos this afternoon. In their first meeting in Week 5, Chris Harris Jr. returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown...
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
For all the talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers being the team you don't want to face in the playoffs following their 45-10 rout of the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals know if they defeat the Steelers this Sunday at home, they'll...
Marky Billson
7 months ago
With every victory this season, it seems as if the Pittsburgh Steelers are primed to be a dark horse in the AFC Playoffs. With every loss, it appears the Steelers won't make the playoffs. So it stands after Pittsburgh's 39-30 loss...
Marky Billson
7 months ago
Alex Smith
On Sunday, The Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders will meet for the 110th time with a lot at stake. Both teams come into their Week 13 matchup with playoff aspirations. After beginning the season 1-5, the Chiefs have won five straight...
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
Philip Rivers
The San Diego Chargers (3-8) were finally able to end a six-game losing skid with a 31-25 victory over Jacksonville in Week 12. It was the Chargers' first win since Week 4 and should provide some much-needed momentum. San Diego will try to get...
Rob McVey
7 months ago

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