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Democrat and Chronicle

Brandon Beane is as sick about the loss to the Chiefs as anyone

Although the Bills lost four more games, and exited the playoffs a round earlier than 2020, Brandon Beane said 2021 was not a step back.      

Detroit Free Press

Matthew Stafford: 'Haven't thought too much about' why Detroit Lions never won in playoffs

The Los Angeles Rams have gone all-in in their efforts to win a championship, something the Detroit Lions never did in Stafford's 12 seasons       

ClutchPoints

3 Reasons why the NFL Divisional Round was the greatest weekend in NFL history

The NFL is coming off an astounding, exciting, thrilling weekend that had everything a fan could ever ask for. During the divisional round of the playoffs last weekend, football fans were treated to must-see television that had people glued to their tv screens. Here are the 3 reasons why I believe this was the greatest […] The post 3 Reasons why the NFL Divisional Round was the greatest weekend in NFL history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

Patriots offseason preview: New England’s offensive tackle group faces some uncertainty

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots offseason preview: Tight end position appears set but questions still linger Four teams are left standing in the NFL postseason tournament, but the New England Patriots are not among them. They are already in the process of turning their attention towards what lies ahead: the offseason has arrived at Gillette Stadium after their wild card playoff loss in Buffalo. It projects to be an interesting one for the Patriots. The team did go 10-7 in the regular season and returned to the playoffs, but it does face...

Horseshoe Heroes

Indianapolis Colts 2022 free agent tracker: Who’s leaving and who’s joining?

An updating list of all the Indianapolis Colts free agency moves during the 2022 offseason. The Indianapolis Colts season ended on a terrible note when they were upset by the Jacksonville Jaguars and failed to secure a spot in the playoffs. The finish was a shock because, in the middle of the season, Indy looked […] Indianapolis Colts 2022 free agent tracker: Who’s leaving and who’s joining? - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Niner Nation

The Shanaplan: Why the 49ers offense will get back on track against the Rams

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ In the playoffs, the Niners have two offensive touchdowns in two games. That’s not going to cut it A pair of dominant defensive performances by the 49ers has masked what have been two lackluster performances from the offense in the playoffs. Against the Cowboys, the Niners came out hot, set the tone, and scored on the opening drive. The Niners never found their groove from there and into the Packers game last Saturday. The talent on the team is too much to keep tied down, so there will inevitably be splash plays. The...

Behind the Steel Curtain

It’s hard not to root for the Bengals in the 2021-2022 playoffs

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports I can’t believe it, either, I’m actually rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2021/22 NFL playoffs. “Why is literally everyone **** riding the Bengals” The above was a Tweet from a Steelers fan over the weekend regarding the sudden fondness so many fellow black-and-gold faithful had developed for these long-time AFC North rivals. Obviously, it wasn’t literally everyone, as evidenced by that Steeler fan’s rather disgusting and crude Tweet (seriously, why are so many sports fans just gross? This is why it’s hard to put...

Arrowhead Addict

The Patrick Mahomes factor means more than ever in NFL playoffs

Patrick Mahomes was never going down without a fight when the Kansas City Chiefs were down in the fourth quarter (multiple times) to the Buffalo Bills. I had been preaching all week that Patrick Mahomes doesn’t really lose games like these and if the Chiefs were to lose it would not be because of him. […] The Patrick Mahomes factor means more than ever in NFL playoffs - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

ClutchPoints

4 best players the Buccaneers must re-sign in 2022 NFL free agency

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially out of the playoffs and will not defend their championship title this season. The Los Angeles Rams knocked them out of contention in the NFC Divisional Round with a final score of 30-27. That being said, it’s time for the Buccaneers to focus on next season, and who will […] The post 4 best players the Buccaneers must re-sign in 2022 NFL free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals rookie stock report: Ja’Marr Chase, Evan McPherson keep rising to the occasion

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ These younglings just don’t blink. Someone needs to get these Cincinnati Bengals more ink for all the checkboxes they’re filling. In their first Divisional Round playoff game since the Curse of Bo Jackson began, the Bengals won on the road in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history against the Tennessee Titans. As the weeks go by, this team continues to prove that no stage is too big for them. The stage will only get larger this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs as they look to move past them and onto Super Bowl 56. Let’s...

Niner Nation

Shanahan: You should never be comfortable until that game ends

William Glasheen / USA TODAY NETWORK Trust us, we know. The 49ers have shown that they are one of the toughest teams left in the NFL playoffs. San Francisco has slain the dragons of the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers and is on to face the Los Angeles Rams for the third time this season. Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans should be credited for turning this 3-5 team around. For weeks it felt like it was disappointment after disappointment, and it was mainly due to the 49ers being unable to finish games. San Francisco’s last...

ClutchPoints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 early free agent targets for the 2022 NFL offseason

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be defending their Super Bowl title this year after being knocked out of the playoffs last weekend. They recently entered the offseason after their NFC Divisional loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It’s time Bruce Arians and company to look ahead to the next season, which means looking at […] The post Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 early free agent targets for the 2022 NFL offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Dallas Cowboys: 3 early free agent targets for the 2022 NFL offseason

The Dallas Cowboys once again bowed out of the playoffs far earlier than many observers predicted. Jerry Jones looks to improve his roster and get back to a Super Bowl. Let’s look at some potential free-agent acquisitions that could help push Dallas towards this goal. Before we get into these options, we must remember one […] The post Dallas Cowboys: 3 early free agent targets for the 2022 NFL offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Still Curtain

3 Senior Bowl quarterbacks Steelers fans should watch

With the Ben Roethlisberger era coming to an end, the Pittsburgh Steelers search for e new quarterback will begin shortly, starting at the Senior Bowl. With the Steelers now out of the playoffs after their 42-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, their season isn’t the only thing that is over. Along with their hopes […] 3 Senior Bowl quarterbacks Steelers fans should watch - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

ClutchPoints

New England Patriots: 3 early free agent targets for 2022 NFL offseason

The 2021 NFL season saw the reemergence of the New England Patriots with their return to the playoffs after a one-year absence. Their postseason campaign might have ended early, but there’s no denying the Patriots improved by leaps and bounds as compared to the 2020 season. Given their huge development, Bill Belichick must ensure he […] The post New England Patriots: 3 early free agent targets for 2022 NFL offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Big Blue View

Can Joe Schoen really be George Young 2.0? That’s what the Giants are hoping

Joe Schoen John Mara admits the Giants “need to make some changes,” and Schoen believes he will be given the resources to make them A new era started for the New York Giants on Wednesday when they officially introduced Joe Schoen, who was hired last Friday, as their general manager. Schoen is the first general manager hired from outside the Giants family since the desperate franchise turned to George Young in 1979 after not making the playoffs since 1963. That worked out fairly well as the Giants won two Super Bowls and Young is now in the Pro Football Hall of...

Pats Pulpit

Christian Barmore named the Patriots’ breakout candidate for the 2022 season

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Related: Christian Barmore has ‘a real good future,’ according to Bill Belichick The New England Patriots’ 2021 draft class was a major reason for the team returning to the playoffs after its one-year absence. While first-round quarterback Mac Jones was the most prominent player of the bunch, the contributions from second-round defensive tackle Christian Barmore also cannot be underestimated. Appearing in all 18 games, Barmore proved himself a disruptive presence in the middle of New England’s defensive line. Given the promise he showed...

ClutchPoints

Packers news: David Bakhtiari drops truth bomb on knee injury recovery

Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari barely played in the 2021 NFL season. He only appeared in one game and for just 27 snaps in Week 18, but was not able to see any action in the playoffs as he was still clearly not yet 100 percent recovered from a torn ACL he sustained […] The post Packers news: David Bakhtiari drops truth bomb on knee injury recovery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Eagles honor Brandon Brooks with heartfelt statement upon retirement

Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks announced his retirement Wednesday morning. Brooks had a highly successful career with the Eagles. He was selected for the Pro Bowl three times, went to the playoffs three times, and even earned the title of Super Bowl Champion. Following his announcement, Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie released a statement […] The post Eagles honor Brandon Brooks with heartfelt statement upon retirement appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions could be forced to be on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year

Based on the league’s criteria, the Detroit Lions are one of few teams who can be forced to be on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ this year. For the first time this season, as interesting as it became with a Week 18 loss costing them the playoffs, we got an in-season version of “Hard Knocks” following the […] Detroit Lions could be forced to be on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community

Pats Pulpit

New England Patriots links 1/26/22 - Saving Jonnu Smith

Jonnu Smith | Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Daily news and links for Wednesday TEAM TALK Patriots 2022 Mock Draft Tracker. Patriots sign DL Daniel Ekuale to a future contract. Mike Dussault spotlights Mac Jones and Christian Barmore, the two Patriots who made the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team. Photos: Best Patriots action shots of 2021. Patriots Unfiltered 1/25: Divisional playoffs recap, time to change OT rules? Tom Brady retirement rumors. (2 hours) LOCAL LINKS David Mansfield (LastWordOnSports) Roster moves the New England Patriots need to...

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