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NFL's wild-card round TV ratings increase 21% over last year

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

TV ratings for the NFL's wild-card round increased 21% over last year despite most of the games not being in doubt going into the fourth quarter. The six games averaged 30.5 million viewers, making it the second-highest average for the postseason's opening weekend over the past six...

Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job

Jan. 19, 2022 20:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Moore just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys and third in the...

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

Jan. 19, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.5 million people watched the NFL's wild card games on television and digitally over the weekend, which...

Georgia QB Bennett announces he will return for 1 more year

Jan. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is returning for another season after leading the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years. Bennett, who carried a flip phone and avoided social media during the 2021 season, made an exception to his policy by...

Bucs WR Mike Evans focused on team, not individual success

Jan. 19, 2022 19:54 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Evans has no interest in debating where he ranks among the NFL’s best pass catchers. The only receiver in league history to begin a career with eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons is comfortable with who he is, as well as his value to Tom Brady and the...

Bisaccia interviews for Raiders coaching job

Jan. 19, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia interviewed for the full-time job on Wednesday as owner Mark Davis searches for a coach and general manager to lead the franchise into the future. Bisaccia took over in October when Jon Gruden was forced to resign following the release of...

Chiefs' Poles has 2nd interview for Giants GM, Peters next

Jan. 19, 2022 19:17 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Poles of the Kansas City Chiefs was interviewed for the second time by the New York Giants for their vacancy at general manager. Poles met with Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara at...

Packers release defensive lineman Kingsley Keke

Jan. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, who made eight starts this season but hadn’t played at all in their past three games. This move comes as the Packers (13-4) prepare to host the San Francisco 49ers (11-7) in an NFC...

49ers, Packers hope to avoid more special teams mishaps

Jan. 19, 2022 19:01 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan has a simple request for the San Francisco 49ers special teams units each week. With a dynamic offense and fearsome pass rush leading a stout defense, he just wants to avoid catastrophes in the kicking game. “My number...

Arians to appeal $50,000 fine for slapping player's helmet

Jan. 19, 2022 18:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says he'll appeal a $50,000 fine imposed by the NFL for slapping the helmet of one of his players during last Sunday's 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Arians said he was trying to prevent...