There were some tense moments for most of the favorites in the Divisional Round. The current NFL darling Detroit Lions almost let the game slip away on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The San Francisco 49ers are fortunate that Jordan Love forgot how to throw a football in the fourth quarter, or they would have lost on Saturday night to the Green Bay Packers. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills was the obvious pick ‘em game of the evening. However, the Baltimore Ravens kicked off the weekend in dominating fashion. – Stephen Knox Read More
Don’t get mad, get even. Or in the case of Ohio State, get everybody you can.
As the sports world shifts its focus to the end of the NFL season, college basketball, and the NBA, this is the time of the year when college football becomes an afterthought — unless you’re the folks in Columbus, Ohio. – Carron J. Phillips Read More
When you’re truly remorseful, your apology tends to be louder than your initial disrespect. It’s why Lamar Jackson’s and Patrick Mahomes’ haters have been so silent lately. – Carron J. Phillips Read More
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ surprising season is finally over, but now they’ve got some huge decisions to make. Primarily about the futures of Baker Mayfield and Mike Evans in Tampa. Both would like to stay, and with Evans being homegrown, he’ll likely have some influence on the team when it comes to Mayfield receiving a new deal. But like any other contract situation, they’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of tying up big money to both players. – Criss Partee Read More
We’re down to the final four in the NFL. Despite Kansas City and San Francisco having been in this mix multiple times over the past few years, simple logic points to Baltimore and Lamar Jackson finally breaking through. We also know the NFL tends to go “off script” sometimes in the postseason. The Ravens look like the best of who’s left, but that doesn’t mean it’s a foregone conclusion they’ll be the last team standing. – Criss Partee Read More
At least the Buffalo Bills put up a fight this season. Their Divisional-Round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2022 season was weak. The Bengals pushed the Bills all over the field in a three-score victory. That did not happen on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills made sure to initiate the physicality in that matchup. – Stephen Knox Read More
Now in his sixth consecutive AFC Title game, Andy Reid is making up for lost time after struggling to get over the hump during his decade and change in Philadelphia. The venerable Chiefs coach is a virtuoso playcaller who has shepherded Kansas City to three Super Bowls, two Lombardi Trophies and has them on the verge of a fourth Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes is chasing his own Brady ghosts, but Reid is the brains behind the operation. It took a while, but as Bill Belichick lobbies for a new job where he’ll have to develop a quarterback, Reid has finally constructed his football utopia. – DJ Dunson Read More
Buffalo had Kansas City right where they wanted them with two minutes left at home in the main event of the Divisional Round. It looked like Josh Allen and the Bills might finally vanquish their nemesis from the Midwest, and send them home with a loss in Patrick Mahomes’ first road playoff game. However, it just wasn’t meant to be as the Bills squandered a grand opportunity, losing in an all-too-familiar way by missing a field goal with the game on the line. – Criss Partee Read More
The Chiefs-Ravens matchup will be the real Super Bowl
The Lions and the Niners are having magical seasons, but let’s be real, Goff & Purdy are not on the level of Mahomes and Jackson
The San Francisco 49ers are set to appear in their NFL-record 19th Conference Championship game.
See where the rest of the league stacks up in this top 10 ranking of the most Conference Championship appearances in NFL history. – Cale Clinton Read More