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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...

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...

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...

Giants start 2nd round of GM interviews with Bills' Schoen

Jan. 18, 2022 18:17 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen kicked off the New York Giants' search for a GM last week and he got the opening second-round interview on Tuesday. The Giants said the 42-year-old met with president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and...

Jags' McCray arrested, charged with eluding police in chase

Jan. 18, 2022 16:46 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Lerentee McCray made an obscene hand gesture at a police officer, fled a would-be traffic stop and then reached speeds of 100 mph and crossed three lanes of traffic during an ensuing chase, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Steelers' Tomlin: 'all options' on the table at QB in 2022

Jan. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in Mike Tomlin's long tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he enters the offseason unsure of who his starting quarterback will be in the fall. The only certainty is that it won't be Ben Roethlisberger, who has given every...

Browns DT McDowell arrested in Fla. in attack on officer

Jan. 18, 2022 14:04 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of beating a police officer and public exposure. Police in Deerfield Beach, Florida, said they were...

Raiders fire GM in 1st move of significant offseason

Jan. 17, 2022 19:37 PM EST

Owner Mark Davis made the first big decision of what figures to be an eventful offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders. There will be plenty more to come as there figures to be significant change for an organization coming off just its second playoff berth in the past 19 seasons. ...

Allen vs. Mahomes revisited as Bills face Chiefs once more

Jan. 17, 2022 19:18 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A second consecutive postseason matchup pitting Buffalo’s Josh Allen against Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes seemed almost inevitable after two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks met in last year’s AFC championship game. The same could not have been...