Latest AFC North News

Vikings interview Browns' Cook, Pats' Wolf for GM job

Jan. 20, 2022 18:07 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed their first round of general manager interviews Thursday by meeting with Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook and New England scouting consultant Eliot Wolf. Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon...

Titans defenders feeling healthy, ready to peak in playoffs

Jan. 20, 2022 17:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Bud Dupree feels as good as he's been all season and possibly is as healthy as he's been in well over a year. That could go for the rest of his Titans defensive teammates. And the timing couldn't be better with Tennessee...

Healthy Titans RB Henry will see banged-up Bengals D-line

Jan. 20, 2022 12:38 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — If Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry returns for the playoffs Saturday, he'll be running into a Cincinnati Bengals defensive line that is already banged up. The Bengals had been relatively healthy until last week in the first-round playoff win over the...

Johnson, Graham, Beck finalists for Salute to Service Award

Jan. 20, 2022 11:11 AM EST

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Denver Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. The award recognizes people who demonstrated exceptional effort to honor and support members...

Foot feels fine as Henry preps for Titans' playoff return

Jan. 19, 2022 18:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry, the man who literally ran the Tennessee Titans to the AFC championship game two years ago, is ready to play again. The 2020 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year says his surgically repaired right foot, fixed with a steel plate, feels no...

Browns' Mayfield has surgery, starts road to 'true self'

Jan. 19, 2022 17:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield has shifted into comeback mode. The Browns quarterback had successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that affected his play, led to a disappointing season and raised doubts about his future in Cleveland. ...

Chiefs keep leaning on McKinnon, other unsung players

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jerick McKinnon probably shouldn't have been surprised to spend all season buried on the Chiefs depth chart. The journeyman running back had been passed over plenty of times before. Start with those early years in Minnesota, when he backed up...

Allen, Mahomes, Stafford star on wild-card weekend

Jan. 19, 2022 17:08 PM 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...

Rudolph, Haskins eager to make bid for open Steelers' QB job

Jan. 19, 2022 14:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph understands the baggage he carries. Dwayne Haskins too. The next seven months give the two Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks a chance to shed the weight. For the first time in nearly a generation, the starting gig in the city they play for is up for...

'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...