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Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the “gold standard” of NFL quarterbacks. It’s a club Roethlisberger doesn’t include himself in, though he’ll get a chance to taking perhaps the last step toward joining if he can lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to an upset of Brady and the Patriots in the AFC championship game on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount’s abrupt exit with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut Blount after he walked off the field with the clock running in a victory over Tennessee in November 2014. Bell said he understood Blount’s frustration at a lack of playing time but admits the move took him aback. They’ll face each other Sunday in the AFC championship game.
Midway through the season, there would have been no way to predict Taylor Gabriel would be the top scorer among Atlanta Falcons wide receivers. Especially considering that group includes All-Pro Julio Jones.
There’s a lot of talk heading into Sunday’s conference title games about the accomplishments, talents and legacies of the four starting QBs, which makes sense. New England’s Tom Brady, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan are as good as it gets today at the NFL’s most important position.
Another road divisional round playoff loss didn’t shake Russell Wilson’s confidence the Seahawks can win away from Seattle at this stage of the postseason.
In summary, the Seahawks said the pieces were still there for continued playoff contention. It may be true, but what Rees Odhiambo said made it a little hard to accept right then.
The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.
The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved from an early afternoon kickoff to primetime because of an ice storm due to hit the Kansas City area this weekend.
The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Patriots enter the game as 15
The fact that the Seahawks Saturday rushed for 177 yards in the playoff win over Detroit suggests plausibility to the theory that, in pro football, kids can grow up fast in a single year. Granted, the result was against a weak Lions defense.
Aaron Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with four touchdown passes, including a momentum-swinging 42-yard heave to Randall Cobb at the end of the second quarter, to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 38-13 win Sunday over the New York Giants in an NFC wild-card game.
It was the most obvious question in the aftermath of Thomas Rawls and the Seattle Seahawks running their way to another playoff victory.
The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned. A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. And a defense that never allowed Detroit a sniff of the end zone.
With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was seemingly forgotten as one of the pass catching options for the Seattle Seahawks. He won’t be overlooked any more.
Dan Quinn got a shot at being a head coach because of his work molding one of the league’s best defenses. Now, heading into the playoffs for the first time with a team of his own, he’ll be relying heavily on the NFL’s highest-scoring offense.
Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-card playoff win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.
When the AFC North champion Steelers (11-5) sprint out of the tunnel Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins (10-6) in the wild-card round at not exactly tropical Heinz Field, Le’Veon Bell will be at the front of the pack: healthy, hungry and totally hyped for his long overdue playoff debut.
Two weeks ago, the Oakland Raiders were heading for the playoffs with MVP candidate Derek Carr at quarterback.
The Seattle Seahawks announced this week that they will have University of Washington seismologists at the ready Saturday night to provide real-time monitoring of the ground vibrations generated by fans during their NFC wild-card playoff game against Detroit.
The Miami Dolphins dispensed with any pretense of suspense regarding their quarterback situation. Ryan Tannehill was ruled out of Sunday’s playoff game at Pittsburgh , and backup Matt Moore will start for the fourth week in a row. The Dolphins announced the decision Thursday after determining Tannehill still isn’t ready to practice because of a sprained left knee.