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Jan 23, 2022

'Gritty' 49ers rally past Pack, into NFC title game
A blocked punt returned for a touchdown, a clock-churning drive and a buzzer-beating field goal, all in the fourth quarter, helped the San Francisco 49ers to another road playoff victory Saturday night, this time over the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 23, 2022

'It is us': Bengals decry underdog label after win
Joe Burrow said he is "tired of the underdog narrative" after the Bengals' 19-16 victory over the top-seeded Titans on Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 23, 2022

QB Rodgers to mull 'tough decision' about future
Aaron Rodgers said he will have to make a difficult decision about his future with the Packers but noted he would not want to be part of a rebuild.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

'It is us:' Bengals decry underdog label after win
Joe Burrow said he is "tired of the underdog narrative" after the Bengals' 19-16 victory over the top-seeded Titans on Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

49ers rally past Packers, snag NFC title-game bid
A blocked punt returned for a touchdown, a clock-churning drive and a buzzer-beating field goal, all in the fourth quarter, helped the San Francisco 49ers to another road playoff victory Saturday night, this time over the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

NFL playoff bracket: AFC, NFC and Super Bowl schedule, seeding, TV times, dates and locations
Find everything you need to know about the NFL playoffs here, including the TV schedule and conference brackets.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Follow live: Rodgers, Packers looking to fend off 49ers at Lambeau
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ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Incompletion or fumble in 49ers-Packers? Why the officials got it right
We explain the biggest officiating questions and controversial calls of this year's playoffs.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Rodgers, Packers dissect 49ers on opening drive for early lead
The Packers didn't do much on opening drives during the regular season, but that changed Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

NFL divisional-round guide: Picks, bold predictions and matchups to know for Sunday's games
What to watch for in every divisional-round game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. Matchups to watch. And, of course, final score picks for all four games.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Packers LT Bakhtiari won't play Sat. vs. 49ers
Packers All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari was declared inactive for Saturday's NFC divisional round playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Did Joe Burrow's interception against the Titans touch the ground? Why the call stood
We explain the biggest officiating questions and controversial calls of this year's playoffs, including a pick that cost the Bengals.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Butler retiring after 7 seasons as Steelers' DC
Keith Butler has decided to retire after seven seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

NFL shakes Chiefs' Hill with fine for pompom fun
Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was fined nearly $13,000 for his touchdown celebration vs. the Steelers in which he took pompoms from a Kansas City cheerleader and danced along the sideline.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

NFL divisional-round guide: Picks, bold predictions and matchups to know for each game
What to watch for in every divisional-round game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. Matchups to watch. And, of course, final score picks for all four games.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Follow live: Bengals looking to keep playoff run going against top-seeded Titans
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ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Bucs activate 'Playoff Lenny' in time to face Rams
Running back Leonard Fournette, who has been on injured reserve with a hamstring strain since Week 16, has been activated off IR and can play in Sunday's divisional playoff game vs. the Rams.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

After disappointing finish, Cowboys offensive line needs a reboot
Not long ago, the Cowboys' offensive line was the envy of the league. After a season of uneven performance and too many penalties, changes are needed.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Chargers, Brandon Staley feel they're heading in right direction
Staley caught some heat for his aggressiveness on fourth down, but players feel that will pay dividends next season.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Will Pete Carroll go outside comfort zone to find Seahawks' new defensive coordinator?
Carroll has always run his defense mostly his way but might be open to variations after occasional struggles the past two seasons.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

How the Bengals' rebuilt defense is preparing to stop Titans RB Derrick Henry
Cincinnati revamped its run defense after a disastrous 2019. Two years later, that overhaul's biggest test will come Saturday against Tennessee.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Jimmy G's inexperience in the cold might not mean bad things vs. Packers
Temps in Green Bay could be single digits, but the cold hasn't helped the Packers recently.

ESPN NFL
Jan 22, 2022

Ten years later, how ex-Ravens WR Lee Evans has handled the lowest point of his career
Ravens HOFer Ray Lewis said he's proud of the way Evans dealt with the setback, and Evans uses the memory as a teachable moment coaching kids.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Source: Ravens fire Martindale in surprise move
Don "Wink" Martindale, who has been with the Ravens since 2012 and the defensive coordinator for the past four seasons, has been fired, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

49ers' Bosa cleared, will play Sat. vs. Packers
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will play Saturday against the Green Bay Packers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Despite arrest, Chiefs' Gay to play Sun. vs. Bills
Despite being arrested earlier this week, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay will play in Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills, coach Andy Reid said Friday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Pair of Packers pass-rushers to return vs. 49ers
Green Bay Packers veteran pass-rushers Za'Darius Smith and Whitney Mercilus are expected to return from injury in a limited role against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Rams rule out LT Whitworth, S Rapp vs. Bucs
The Los Angeles Rams are ruling out left tackle Andrew Whitworth and safety Taylor Rapp for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Sean McVay said Friday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

How Tom Brady finds ways to connect come playoff time
Tom Brady: 'This isn't the time for trips to the movie theaters, this is the time to lock in.'

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Jerry: Must fix problems during season, not after
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who wouldn't address the future of coach Mike McCarthy on Friday, instead voiced his displeasure with how the season ended and his "pet peeve" of trying to fix problems in the offseason rather than during it.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Source: Panthers to hire McAdoo to run offense
The Panthers plan to hire former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo to be their new offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN's David Newton.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

A 28-minute phone call with Aaron Rodgers
This season, Aaron Rodgers has been brilliant on the field and unapologetically vocal off it. In an exclusive interview with ESPN, he explains why.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Why Rams star Cooper Kupp owes his NFL career to wife Anna
Kupp's triple-crown season was the result of years of hard work with his wife.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Source: Titans' Henry expected to start vs. Cincy
The Titans will activate running back Derrick Henry for their divisional playoff game against the Bengals on Saturday, and he is expected to start when the offense takes the field, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Giants hire Bills executive Schoen to be new GM
The Giants have hired Joe Schoen as the team's new general manager. Schoen served as the Bills' assistant general manager.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Sources: Cowboys' Gregory to have knee surgery
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory, who was second on the team with six sacks this season, will have surgery on his left knee Friday, sources said. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Jets' offseason plan: Help Zach Wilson, historically bad defense
The Jets are ready for the next step in their rebuilding plan: adding big pieces who can help them become contenders. Which positions will they target?

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Should Colts re-sign free agents like T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, Mo Alie-Cox?
When it comes to the offensive side of the ball, the Colts have some key free-agent decisions to make.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Titans face big challenge with explosive Bengals offense
The Titans will be tasked with trying to contain the Bengals' potent rushing and passing games on Saturday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

Manning-Brady 2.0? Why Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen could be AFC's next great QB rivalry
With the Bills and Chiefs positioned to be contenders for years to come, the Super Bowl in the AFC will go through Allen and Mahomes.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

How Bucs' Tom Brady finds ways to connect come playoff time
Tom Brady: 'This isn't the time for trips to the movie theaters, this is the time to lock in.'

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

The making of Cooper Kupp: Rams receiver credits wife's inspiration for superstar turn
Kupp's triple-crown season was the result of years of hard work with his wife.

ESPN NFL
Jan 21, 2022

We previewed all four divisional-round games and picked winners
What to watch for in every divisional-round game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. Matchups to watch. And, of course, final score picks for all four games.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Chargers GM: No playoffs but 'lot to be proud of'
Tom Telesco said he understands the frustration of Los Angeles Chargers fans, but said the team has "a lot to be proud of" and is focused on getting better in 2022.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Source: Dak's comments about officials yield fine
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been fined $25,000 by the league for his postgame comments related to the game officials following Sunday's loss to the 49ers, a source told ESPN on Thursday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Woman accused of defrauding ex-player fund
A woman who had a son with ex-NFL DL Norman Hand was arrested on allegations of defrauding the NFL's Gene Upshaw fund for ex-players.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Garoppolo, Warner good to go; Bosa on track
Neither Niners linebacker Fred Warner nor quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo appeared on Thursday's injury report, and defensive end Nick Bosa is close to being back, drawing a questionable tag as he continues to go through the concussion protocol.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

AB says 'nothing wrong with my mental health'
Antonio Brown says in an upcoming episode of "I Am Athlete" that his sideline outburst that resulted in his release by the Buccaneers and his previous incidents have been miscategorized as "mental health issues."

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Chiefs' Gay arrested, pleads not guilty to charge
Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay, who started 11 games in addition to last week's wild-card playoff win, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage of less than $1,000.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Cobb off IR, set to rejoin Packers for Niners tilt
Randall Cobb (abdomen) is expected to return Saturday vs. the Niners, but the news isn't as positive for two other Packers players. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back) is doubtful, and David Bakhtiari is questionable after practicing just once this week.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Bears' Graham among Salute to Service finalists
Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Bengals sack leader Hendrickson cleared to play
Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson has cleared the concussion protocol and will play Saturday against the Titans, coach Zac Taylor announced Thursday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Top moments from the 49ers-Packers rivalry
Here's a look at the rivalry's iconic moments as they prepare to meet again in the divisional round.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Chiefs LB Gay arrested on misdemeanor charge
Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay, who started 11 games in addition to last week's wild-card playoff win, was charged with misdemeanor criminal property damage of less than $1,000.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Eagles back Jalen Hurts as their 2022 starter, but should we believe them?
Whether it's economics, lack of realistic upgrades or a subpar QB class, signs point to the Eagles riding with Hurts again in 2022.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

What should Raiders do with the perplexing, polarizing Derek Carr?
Carr holds most of the Raiders' passing records and led them to the playoffs, but is he worth a long-term deal?

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

What return of Jaire Alexander and others would mean for Packers' playoff chances
The Packers earned the No. 1 seed even with players out with injuries, and their return bodes well for the playoffs.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

49ers' Deebo Samuel created his own position: 'Wide back'
While playing receiver, running back and, occasionally, quarterback, Samuel accounted for 15 total touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-Pro honors.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

The upside-down life of the Tennessee Titans' All-Pro long-snapper
Morgan Cox takes ESPN Daily inside the super-specialized position where success means anonymity.

ESPN NFL
Jan 20, 2022

Will the Browns stick with Baker Mayfield at QB? Biggest questions facing Cleveland this offseason
The Browns were one of the NFL's biggest disappointments in 2021. Here are the key questions they need to answer this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss Gruden lawsuit
The NFL on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league, calling the accusations that his emails were leaked "baseless" and saying the suit should be dismissed "for failure to state a single viable cause of action."

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

$150M bet with N.Y. sportsbooks in 1st weekend
Mobile betting launched in New York on Jan. 8 and the state reports over $150M in bets over the first weekend of wagering.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Stafford: Toe won't be prohibitive against Bucs
While Matthew Stafford says his toe is fine, the Rams are less certain about the statuses of Andrew Whitworth (knee) and Taylor Rapp (concussion) heading into Sunday's game.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Mayfield has surgery, eyes return to 'true self'
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield says he is on track to getting "back to my true self" after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

McCarthy at ease on status: 'I know how to win'
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is operating under business-as-usual conditions after meeting twice with owner and general manager Jerry Jones following Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Rudolph, Haskins relish chance to replace Big Ben
In-house candidates Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins say they're both prepared to compete for the Steelers' starting QB job come next season.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Source: NFL fines Bucs' Arians for striking player
The NFL has fined Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians $50,000 for striking his own player, safety Andrew Adams, in the helmet during Sunday's playoff win over the Eagles.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

NFL fines Bucs' Arians $50K for striking player
The NFL has fined Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians $50,000 for striking his own player, safety Andrew Adams, in the helmet during Sunday's playoff win over the Eagles.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Bengals OC: Focus 100% on game, not interview
Bengals OC Brian Callahan said his focus is on Saturday's playoff game against the Titans, not on an upcoming interview for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy, which is Thursday, according to Sports Illustrated.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

GM: Eagles expect Hurts to be QB starter in '22
Eagles GM Howie Roseman says the team is approaching the offseason with the mindset that Jalen Hurts will be the team's starting quarterback in 2022.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Titans' Henry passes test with contact practice
Titans running back Derrick Henry moved a step closer to returning from injury with contact in practice.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

$150 million bet with New York sportsbooks in one weekend
Mobile betting launched in New York on Jan. 8 and the state reports over $150M in bets over the first weekend of wagering.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

What Jaire Alexander, Za'Darius Smith, other returning Packers mean for their playoff chances
The Packers were good enough to secure the No. 1 seed even with players out with injuries, and their return bodes well for the postseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Josh Allen's elaborate handshakes with Bills teammates about more than just having fun
The quarterback creating handshakes with his teammates isn't just for laughs. It's about making connections, growing tighter and showing leadership.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Patrick Mahomes already preparing for his next job as team owner
Mahomes owns a piece of MLB's Kansas City Royals and MLS' Sporting Kansas City, but it's more than just a hobby.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Panthers coach Matt Rhule prioritizing NFL experience in search for new OC
Here is a look at the candidates Rhule is considering to replace Joe Brady as the Panthers' offensive coordinator.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Washington's faith in its roster could lead to aggressive pursuit of quarterbacks
With more confidence in its depth and supporting cast, the team is in a good position to make a move for a QB.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Who would be tougher for the Cowboys to replace, Dan Quinn or Kellen Moore?
Both Dallas coordinators are candidates for head-coaching vacancies. Where might Mike McCarthy turn if one or both of them left?

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Rams' defense sets tone in wild-card win, readies for rematch with Tom Brady
The Rams saved their best defensive performance of the season for the playoffs, completely overwhelming Kyler Murray and making a statement.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Why Bengals' Joe Burrow has kept a chessboard by his locker this season
The franchise-changing QB who relishes exploiting defenses likes to do the same on the chessboard as well.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Final NFL rookie rankings: Micah Parsons leads our top 10 -- and only one QB makes the list
We ranked the top rookies for the 2021 season. Which QB made the top 10? Who are the next-best defenders behind Micah Parsons? And who just missed the list?

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Will the Houston Texans still trade QB Deshaun Watson? It's complicated
Texans QB still faces legal issues as he's set to make a $35M base salary in new league year.

ESPN NFL
Jan 19, 2022

Dak: 'Deeply regret' comments about officials
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott apologized Tuesday via Twitter for his postgame comments regarding fans throwing bottles and debris at the officials after Sunday's wild-card loss.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Dak 'deeply' regrets comments about officials
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott apologized Tuesday via Twitter for his postgame comments regarding fans throwing bottles and debris at the officials after Sunday's wild-card loss.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Bears great Hampton gets probation in OVI case
Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton, who pleaded guilty last month to a drunken driving charge in Indiana, has been sentenced to one year of probation.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Shake-up in Seattle: Seahawks fire DC Norton
The Seahawks fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis on Tuesday.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Jaguars' McCray arrested after high-speed pursuit
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Lerentee McCray was arrested in Central Florida early Sunday morning following a high-speed pursuit after police attempted to pull him over, records show.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Bold Burrow, Bengals move on from 'a great win'
While coach Zac Taylor celebrated with fans over the weekend after Cincinnati's playoff win, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow downplayed it, simply telling reporters this week that "this is the standard for the bare minimum every year going forward."

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Tomlin: 'All options' on table for next Steelers QB
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that "all options are on the table" this offseason when it comes to finding Ben Roethlisberger's successor as the team's starting quarterback.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Has Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury reached his ceiling?
Kingsbury's teams have made gains since he took over, but a blowout playoff loss is the latest red flag.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Baker out of hospital, 'doing good' after collision
Cardinals safety Budda Baker left Monday's wild-card game with a concussion, but he had movement and feeling in his extremities after a violent collision. He tweeted Tuesday that he was "doing good."

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Fantasy football rankings: The 192 players who should be rostered in 2022
"The 192" is designed to rank the players who should be drafted in 12-team leagues, divided into tiers, but it can be helpful for leagues of all sizes and types.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Browns DT arrested, allegedly assaulted officer
Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested Monday in Florida on charges that include battery on a police officer and public exposure.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

In 'Super Bowl or nothing' season, Cowboys left once again with nothing
After Dallas "definitely underachieved" in the playoffs, its offseason could include significant turnover.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Which teams are in the QB market? We picked the top offseason need for all 32
Quarterback uncertainty and coaching changes. Positional holes and cap-space problems. Every team needs something this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Jerick McKinnon gives Kansas City Chiefs something to think about at running back
McKinnon, who came back from injuries the past few years, had 142 total yards in the Chiefs' blowout of the Steelers.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Bills' No. 1 defense faces stiffer test vs. much-improved Patrick Mahomes
The Bills defense slowed Mahomes in a Week 5 win, but Sunday's game isn't the same: Mahomes is cooking.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Rams roll as Stafford nabs elusive 1st playoff win
Matthew Stafford outplayed Cardinals counterpart Kyler Murray, and the Rams are moving on.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Confident San Francisco defense makes 49ers a contender for NFC title
Behind first-year coordinator DeMeco Ryans and the interior play of Arik Armstead, the Niners held Dallas -- the NFL's top offense -- in check.

ESPN NFL
Jan 18, 2022

Biggest offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams: QB questions, leadership voids and more
Quarterback uncertainty and coaching changes. Positional holes and cap-space problems. Every team needs something this offseason.

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