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'Joey Franchise' is toast of Cincinnati as Bengals advance

Jan. 19, 2022 01:43 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals won a playoff game for the first time in three decades in the wild-card round, however it was difficult to tell by looking at Joe Burrow sitting at the podium afterward behind rose-colored Cartier shades. “I mean it's exciting, but this was...

Allen, Mahomes, Stafford star on wild-card weeknd

Jan. 19, 2022 01:33 AM EST

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills pitched a near perfect game in their playoff victory against the New England Patriots. The Bills became the first team in NFL history to score touchdowns on their first seven drives of a playoff game before kneeling down on the final possession of a...

49ers, Packers set for record-tying 9th playoff meeting

Jan. 19, 2022 01:30 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers memorably vowed after his 2005 draft day snub that the San Francisco 49ers would be more disappointed for passing him up at No. 1 than he would be at sliding to No. 24. While that proclamation has been true for most of the past decade-plus,...

AP source: Vikings seek interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Jan. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris to their candidate list for head coach. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

AP source: Panthers interview Jay Gruden, 3 others for OC

Jan. 18, 2022 22:05 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have expanded their offensive coordinator search to include former Washington coach Jay Gruden and three others, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

49ers' Garoppolo dealing with right shoulder, thumb injuries

Jan. 18, 2022 21:17 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with injuries to his right thumb and right shoulder as he prepares for Saturday's divisional round playoff game at Green Bay. Garoppolo was limited at practice Tuesday for the 49ers (11-7). He...

Cowboys QB apologizes for condoning fans throwing at refs

Jan. 18, 2022 20:55 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott apologized Tuesday night for his comments that condoned Dallas Cowboys fans throwing objects at NFL officials after the team's playoff loss, with the quarterback saying in a series of tweets that he deeply regretted what he said after the game. ...

Titans lean on Tannehill's experience vs young Joe Burrow

Jan. 18, 2022 19:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill disputes the idea he ever lost his mojo as the Tennessee Titans quarterback. In a season where Tannehill was one of only three Titans on the offense to start every game during the regular season, the 10-year veteran led Tennessee to a 12-5...

Improving defense propels LA Rams onward to Tampa Bay

Jan. 18, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Stafford was nearly flawless in his first career playoff victory. Odell Beckham Jr. made huge plays as a receiverand as a passer in his own first postseason win. Yet the Los Angeles Rams (13-5) are headed to Tampa Bay on Sunday to play for a spot in the...

Seahawks fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Jan. 18, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, the team said Tuesday. Norton's firing brought an end to what had been several seasons of continuity on the defensive side. The news was first...