ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15:  during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NFL quarterback power rankings: Conference championship edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’ve been ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. For the conference title games, let’s focus on the four starters still alive. 1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers has a ridiculous 36-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio dating back to Week 7, and he’s putting up the best numbers of his career in […]

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30:  Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shake hands following the NFL game at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ranking the four potential Super Bowl LI matchups

Which would be the best Super Bowl LI matchups among the remaining teams in the NFL Playoffs? Which would be the worst? Four teams remain in the NFL Playoffs as we move from the divisional round to the conference title games this weekend. That presents four possible matchups for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Here’s how we rank […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on January 1, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns Expected to Release QB Robert Griffin III?

Robert Griffin III was hoping to turn his NFL career around with the Cleveland Browns this season, but that has not been the case. He suffered yet another injury that kept him out for the majority of the season and that could very well signal the end of his tenure with the Browns. According to […]

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 06:  Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers reacts as he is called for a penalty during the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on October 6, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers Likely to Release CB Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers are heading to the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. They have had an impressive season to say the least, although there have been some disappointments along the way. One of those disappointments is starting cornerback Sam Shields. Shields went down with yet another concussion earlier this season […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 3: Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shakes hands with Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers after their game at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The NFL’s final four, by the numbers

This weekend’s Conference Championship games will feature four of the best quarterbacks in the game — the league’s top three MVP candidates in Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, as well as three surefire Hall of Famers in Rodgers, Brady and Ben Roethlisberger — and three of the most celebrated and successful franchises in […]

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2016 NFL Playoffs: Final Thoughts on the Divisional Weekend

After the Wild Card Weekend opened the playoffs with little drama, the Divisional Weekend appeared to be headed to a similar fate after Saturday’s games followed a similar path with the Patriots and Falcons cruising to double-digit victories. Thankfully, Sunday provided fireworks at long last with two close games that provided plenty of drama. Aaron […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots following the game at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

AFC Championship Preview: (3) Pittsburgh Steelers at (1) New England Patriots

It just feels like the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have met more often than they actually have in the NFL Playoffs, probably because they’re both almost always in contention. This will mark the ninth time in 14 years in which either Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl, […]

in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Top 5 NFL players from the Divisional Round Playoffs

This weekly segment highlights the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers For the second consecutive […]

at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

NFC Championship Preview: (4) Green Bay Packers at (2) Atlanta Falcons

The NFL’s top two MVP candidates will go head to head Sunday in Atlanta, with a trip to Super Bowl LI on the line. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had one of the best statistical seasons in NFL history, finishing with the NFL’s highest qualified yards-per-attempt average (9.3) this century and the fifth-highest qualified passer […]

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This Weekend in NFL Stupid, feat. Andy Reid and Alex Smith

You’d think that teams playing in the NFL Divisional Playoffs would be less likely to do stupid things. That’s not entirely true. Playoff teams provided plenty of material for This Weekend in NFL Stupid, starting with déjà vu in Kansas City. The Chiefs thought there was a fifth quarter… again Andy Reid and the Kansas […]

at Lambeau Field on December 8, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

First look at the NFC championship game

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, FOX) Arguably the two best offenses in the NFL, and the top two candidates for MVP with Aaron Rodgers going up against Matt Ryan. As a result, the early over/under in Vegas 61 points, which is the highest total in the NFL this season and the […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots following the game at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

First look at the AFC championship game

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET, CBS) For the ninth time in 14 years, the Patriots or Steelers will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The Patriots have won eight straight games but are coming off a less-than-stellar divisional playoff performance. The Steelers have won nine straight games but are […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 19: A Charger fan in a luche libre mask yells during the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers during preseason at Qualcomm Stadium on August 19, 2016 in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 19-3.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A statistical look at the 56 years the Chargers spent in San Diego

The San Diego Chargers are no more, as owner Dean Spanos is moving his NFL team 120 miles north to Los Angeles. That ends a nearly six-decade residency in San Diego. Here’s what you need to know about the 56-year run the Chargers had in “America’s Finest City.” 416-427-11: That was the Chargers’ record during their 56 years […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers shakes hands with Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys at the conclusion of the Dallas Cowboys 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ranking the 16 potential Super Bowl LI matchups

Which would be the best Super Bowl LI matchups among the remaining teams in the NFL Playoffs? Which would be the worst? Eight teams remain in the NFL Playoffs, as we move from the Wild Card Round to the Divisional Round this weekend. That presents 16 possible matchups for Super Bowl LI in Houston, some […]

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 8:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after beating the New York Giants 38-13 in the NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL quarterback power rankings: Divisional Playoff Edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’ve been ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. For the Divisional Round, let’s focus on the eight starters still alive. 1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers: In the last three weeks, the Packers have averaged 35.7 points per game, Rodgers has 12 TD, 0 INT and a 129.2 passer rating. Green Bay 3-0. […]

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