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Pats Pulpit

NFL playoffs: Championship round is set, and Tom Brady is participating for the 14th time

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Related: Patriots fans, choose your 2021 playoff team! The divisional round of the NFL’s 2020-21 playoffs is in the books, and it was an entertaining one even though the New England Patriots did not participate after finishing the regular season with a 7-9 record and out of the postseason tournament. Under the new format agreed upon in the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed last March, only the two first-round seeds entered the playoffs this week — and both came away victoriously. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, however, and instead...

Pride Of Detroit

Dan Campbell available for Lions to hire as Saints eliminated from playoffs

It’s time. The New Orleans Saints were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday night after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Normally, that would mean very little for the Detroit Lions, but this year, it’s big news. With the Saints’ season now over, assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell is now free to pursue any other job opportunities. And every single sign points to Campbell being the Detroit Lions’ next head coach. On Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport said Detroit was expected to hire him as soon as the team is...

Pats Pulpit

Ridiculous ‘Is Tom Brady a system quarterback?’ debate keeps going down in flames

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Related: NFL playoffs: Championship round is set, and Tom Brady is participating for the 14th time Tom Brady has been here before. Participating in the playoffs, with a ticket to the conference championship on the line, the future Hall of Famer again did what he does best: make the plays when it mattered the most, and ultimately lead his team to victory. That team may look different this season, but the result remains the same. Even in Tampa Bay, Brady keeps adding to his status as the greatest quarterback to ever grace the gridiron. Now, he is...


Baker Mayfield reacts to Chiefs eliminating Browns in the playoffs

Quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns almost pulled off the unthinkable on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. With the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs ultimately coming away with the victory en route to advancing to this year’s AFC Championship Game, the Browns put up more than just a fight before officially being […] The post Baker Mayfield reacts to Chiefs eliminating Browns in the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bleeding Green Nation

The 2021 AFC and NFC Championship games are set

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports One more round to go before Super Bowl LV. And then there were four. Now that the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs is over, the schedule is officially set for championship weekend. AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BUFFALO BILLS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS The Bills are back in the AFCCG for the first time since January 1994 after beating the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night. Not unlike the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles, they seem to have great chemistry and give off really good vibes. Buffalo’s been a well-coached team under former Eagles...


NFL Twitter clowns Michael Thomas for 0-catch game vs. Buccaneers

Michael Thomas chose the worst possible time to tally zero catches for the first time ever in his NFL career. The reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year had a rather forgetful evening on Sunday, as the New Orleans Saints bowed out of the 2021 playoffs with a 30-20 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. […] The post NFL Twitter clowns Michael Thomas for 0-catch game vs. Buccaneers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, January 18, 2021

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The second weekend of playoffs are in the books, not that it matters to Bears fans on the outside looking in THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Chicago 2021 sports teams being left in the dust already - Chicago Sun-Times - Wasn’t this year supposed to be a respite from the cruel and unusual? And we’re just talking sports here. Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy again? Bears fans aren’t happy - Chicago Sun-Times - The bad news is the Bears went down in a spectacular heap to end the 2020 season, torturing fans with their special blend of ineptitude...


Tom Brady reaches historic NFL milestone that will be tough to beat

As a 43-year old quarterback in his 21st season in the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has already set all kinds of records in both the regular season and playoffs. But after leading the Buccaneers to the NFC Championship Game in his first year with the team, Brady reached a milestone that may […] The post Tom Brady reaches historic NFL milestone that will be tough to beat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bucs Nation

Highlights from Tampa Bay’s Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints

Tom Brady has led the Bucs to their third NFC Championship game. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ A game that will certainly go down in Tampa Bay history. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to overcome a slow start and beat the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Let’s relive some of the game’s biggest moments. Deonte Harris gives the Saints great field position to start their first drive of the game It was an extremely risky decision to field this punt, but it paid off. Harris’ excellent punt return immediately put the Saints in...

Blogging Dirty

Saints home playoff loss brings sense of normalcy

New Orleans Saints implode at home in the playoffs once again. Atlanta Falcons fans heard it all year long from New Orleans Saints fans – they were going to win another Super Bowl, while the Falcons were going to replace their entire front office. You got to give it to the Saints, they looked good […] Saints home playoff loss brings sense of normalcy - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Pats Pulpit

NFL divisional playoffs Sunday: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Related: The list of past Patriots on 2021 NFL divisional round rosters The NFL’s 2020-21 playoffs continue today, with the second half of the divisional round games on the schedule. While the New England Patriots do not participate this year — the team went just 7-9 during the regular season and failed to qualify for the first time since 2008 — the postseason tournament has still shaped up to be an interesting one yet again. So, without further ado here’s how you can watch Sunday’s games and who Patriots fans should root for. #6...

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Buccaneers vs. Saints

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Watch the Sunday night game here! The final game of the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs will feature two of the greatest — and oldest — quarterbacks still in the game, when Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (13-4) on Sunday evening. These teams have never met in the postseason before, but they did recently face off in early-November when the Saints handedly won on the road, 38-3. They also played each other to open the 2020 season, when New Orleans got a home win...

Daily Norseman

NFC Divisional Playoffs Discussion: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports An all-NFC South battle looms Our final game of the Divisional Playoffs is for the right to go to the NFC Championship Game, and it will be an all-NFC South battle as the New Orleans Saints play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As division rivals, these two teams have met twice already this year. They opened the season in New Orleans, with the Saints coming out on top by a score of 34-23. The Saints also blew out the Buccaneers back in early November by a score of 38-3, so Tampa Bay will be hoping to avoid the three-game sweep. The winner of...

Blogging The Boys

Sunday NFL Divisional Round live discussion: Buccaneers at Saints

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The next round of the NFL playoffs. More NFL playoff action with the Buccaneers and Saints. This is an open thread for game chat.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Divisional Round Sunday Open Thread: Keep tabs on all the playoff action

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The Steelers are done, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t be watching football. Why not spend it with fellow Steelers fans? It is hard to believe, and some might still struggle with it, but NFL football is in the postseason! It wasn’t always certain there would be a return of America’s favorite game, but here we are, preparing for an awesome slate of games in the NFL’s Divisional Round weekend. Yes, it’s the playoffs so the NFL season is now in the home stretch. Here is the schedule for the day: Browns at Chiefs — 3:05 p.m....

Gang Green Nation

Chiefs vs Browns Game Thread

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The divisional round of the NFL playoffs continues today with a Sunday doubleheader. In the first game the Kansas City Chiefs host the Cleveland Browns. The 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs come into this game as the top seed in the AFC. The Chiefs were winners of 10 straight games before dropping a meaningless game to the Los Angeles Chargers in the season finale. Despite the sparkling record this year, the Chiefs have been playing with fire. They have not won a game by more than one score since they destroyed the New York Jets on November 1, 2020. Keep...

Gang Green Nation

Saints vs Buccaneers Game Thread

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs winds up with the second game of a Sunday doubleheader. The New Orleans Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Big Easy. The 13-4 New Orleans Saints come into this game winners of 12 of their last 14 games. The Saints have faced the Buccaneers twice already this year and won both games, including a 38-3 thrashing in Tampa Bay. The Saints have also won their last 5 games against the Buccaneers. The Saints are a deep, talented team that should be a favorite, along with the Green...

Pride Of Detroit

Sunday Divisional Playoff open thread

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The divisional round concludes with some exciting games. Saturday’s round of the NFL divisional playoffs was a bit of a let down. The Packers took control of their game quite early, and the Rams never really threated them. The Ravens, meanwhile, were spinning their tires against the Bills defense, and once Lamar Jackson exited the game, it was practically over. Here’s hoping today’s slate of games fares better. First up will be the Browns and Chiefs. Cleveland is coming off a win over their division rival Steelers, thanks...

Daily Norseman

AFC Divisional Playoffs Discussion: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The games are back! With one half of this year’s AFC Championship Game already set, the other half will be determined in Sunday’s first playoff contest as the Cleveland Browns travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the reigning World Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs earned the lone bye in the AFC this season as the top seed, so they have a week of rest coming into this one. . .two weeks when you consider that they didn’t play anyone important in their season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Browns had to...

Bucs Nation

NFL Divisional Round Open Thread for Browns at Chiefs

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Second round of the NFL Playoffs get underway Sunday afternoon. Saturday’s NFL Divisional Round action saw some good football from both the AFC and NFC. In the early game, the Buffalo Bills defeated the visiting Baltimore Ravens 17-3. Later on Saturday, the Green Bay Packers handled the Los Angeles Rams as they cruised to 32-18 victory. Both the Bills and Packers advance to their conference championship games But await the winners of the Browns-Chiefs and Buccaneers-Saints games. But for those following along and watching the Browns...


NFC Divisional Round: Buccaneers at Saints - Live updates

Photo by Chris Graythen/ It’s the Tom Brady versus Drew Brees show in what is likely the last time these two will face off in their Hall of Fame careers. Two of the greatest quarterbacks of their generation will square off for the first time in the playoffs. Drew Brees will finish his career with one playoff game against Peyton Manning and one against Tom Brady. He beat Peyton in the Super Bowl once and looks to take down Brady here in the NFC Divisional Round. Game preview The storyline is obviously the two quarterbacks, but what might separate these two teams from...


AFC Divisional Round: Browns at Chiefs - Live updates

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The surprisingly competitive Cleveland Browns have advanced to the Divisional Round to take on the number one seeded Kansas City Chiefs. The Cleveland Browns (12-5) are the only team to make the 2020 playoffs with a negative net point margin (-11). Yes, even the Washington Football Team finished with a positive net point margin. What that means is the Browns win a lot of close games. Game preview In the Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) they will find the NFL’s strongest foe and best record in the NFL. They are defending Super Bowl champions to boot....

Revenge of the Birds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints: Playoff game, time, TV, streaming, how to watch and odds

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The landscape of the AFC is in the balance because of an injury to Patrick Mahomes. Let's hope there is nothing like that in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. Let’s take a look at the final game of the Sunday the 2021 Divisional Playoffs in the NFL. Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) at New Orleans Saints (13-4) Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana When: Sunday, January 17, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Arizona Time TV: Fox (Local Channel 10) - Joe Buck (Play-by-Play) Troy Aikman (Color Analyst) Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi...


Chad Henne sends Chiefs to third consecutive championship game with gutsy play

The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the AFC Championship Game next weekend, but the hero of the game is not who you expected. It wasn’t Patrick Mahomes, it wasn’t Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, or even one of their defensive stars. Chad Henne sends the Chiefs to the next round of the playoffs with an […] The post Chad Henne sends Chiefs to third consecutive championship game with gutsy play appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Titan Sized

3 free agents to watch in Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs

Which free agents should be on your watchlist. Since the Baltimore Ravens just got embarrassed in the playoffs, Tennessee Titans fans can shift their focus from revenge and pettiness, to free agency. With the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns playing soon, I thought that it would be a good time to highlight some free […] 3 free agents to watch in Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Dawg Pound Daily

Cleveland Browns instant reactions: Divisional Round comeback falls short

The Cleveland Browns fell behind early but almost made a spectacular comeback at the end of the game. Cleveland came into the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday afternoon that nobody thought they could win. Early on, it looked like there was good reason for people to doubt the Browns. Kansas City got […] Cleveland Browns instant reactions: Divisional Round comeback falls short - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign