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Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

Jan. 17, 2022 00:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a trick play. Their exchange hit the ground, T.J. Watt...

AP source: Vikings invite Hackett, 6 others for interviews

Jan. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking...

He's back: Steelers WR Smith-Schuster returns, will face KC

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers received an unexpected boost on Saturday when they activated JuJu Smith-Schuster off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's visit to Kansas City. Smith-Schuster hasn't played since injuring his right shoulder during a victory over Denver on Oct....

NFL executives want, expect more Black coaches to be hired

Jan. 15, 2022 00:14 AM EST

The NFL has taken several steps to improve diversity among leadership positions, yet Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach after Brian Flores and David Culley were fired this week. League officials say they want to see immediate improvement. “We’ve been working...

Texans GM says differences in opinion led to Culley's firing

Jan. 14, 2022 19:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio on Friday defended his decision to fire head coach David Culley after just one season, citing differences in opinion about the organization’s path forward. The Texans announced the firings of Culley and offensive...

Steelers visit Chiefs with nothing-to-lose playoff attitude

Jan. 14, 2022 17:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger are brutally honest about the Steelers' chances of advancing past the wild-card round of the playoffs, especially given the Chiefs humiliated them just a few weeks ago in Arrowhead Stadium. First, the Pittsburgh coach: “I...

Column: And then there was one: Black coaches in the NFL

Jan. 14, 2022 02:17 AM EST

And then there was one. David Culley didn’t even last a calendar year with the Houston Texans, as dysfunctional an NFL team as there is. Culley spent 43 years as an assistant in college and pros, but his tenure as a head coach ended after just 17 games. With his...

Titans hope third time is charm as top seed in AFC playoffs

Jan. 13, 2022 23:39 PM EST

No team ever needed a first-round bye in the playoffs more than the Tennessee Titans, who used a record 91 players this season, most ever in a non-strike season. The Titans (12-5) edged perennial power Kansas City (12-5) for the top seed and the lone bye in the AFC playoffs. ...

Texans fire David Culley; NFL left with 1 Black head coach

Jan. 13, 2022 20:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley spent 43 years as a college and NFL assistant before finally getting his first head coaching job with the Houston Texans. He lasted just one season before being fired Thursday, a move that leaves the NFL with one Black head coach: Pittsburgh's Mike...

Say it ain't so, Joe: Haden eyes last stand in Pittsburgh

Jan. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden felt terrible in the middle of last week as symptoms of COVID-19 took their toll. A day later, the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back left better. Physically, anyway. Mentally, Haden feared his second time in the league's protocols would end the...