Latest NFL Playoffs News

Patriots throw fewest passes in a game since 1974

Dec. 08, 2021 02:23 AM EST

Mac Jones and the New England Patriots played a style of game more reminiscent of a triple-option service academy than the modern NFL. Jones threw just three passes on a windy Monday night in Buffalo for the fewest pass attempts in an NFL game in nearly a half-century as the Patriots...

Vikings leaning hard on Jefferson in quest to save season

Dec. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EST

After Adam Thielen was injured on Minnesota’s sixth offensive play Sunday, Kirk Cousins naturally focused on his other standout receiver, Justin Jefferson. Jefferson responded with career highs of 11 catches and 182 yards, but the Vikings wasted that performance in a gut-wrenching...

Bills appear in denial as playoff hopes begin to sink

Dec. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills appear to be in denial identifying their shortcomings and the challenges ahead in staying afloat in the AFC playoff picture. Though the signs have been apparent for much of the season, the lack of self-awareness became evident following a...

49ers miss opportunity to open cushion in playoff race

Dec. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The margin for error for the San Francisco 49ers is extremely thin — especially when they play the Seattle Seahawks. So after a mistake-filled 30-23 loss on Sunday ended with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing back-to-back incomplete passes to Trent Sherfield...

Eagles ahead of schedule under rookie coach Nick Sirianni

Dec. 06, 2021 18:39 PM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles have already won two more games than last season and are in the middle of the playoff race under rookie coach Nick Sirianni. They’re not satisfied. “I think, obviously, I would like to be in better shape,” Sirianni said Monday, a day after...

Brady, SB champ Bucs aiming for playoff home-field advantage

Dec. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers know how difficult the road to the Super Bowl can be. That’s why the defending champions are determined to give themselves a better shot at repeating by earning home-field advantage for the playoffs. At 9-3, the Bucs have a commanding...

Banged-up Bengals dealing with Burrow's finger injury

Dec. 06, 2021 16:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals came into Sunday's home game riding a wave of momentum and confidence after a pair of dominating wins. By the end of the afternoon, the mistake-prone Bengals were left to contemplate a strange 41-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers....

Colts looking for ways to maintain momentum through bye week

Dec. 06, 2021 16:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts created the perfect bye week script Sunday. They again topped the 200-yard mark on the ground and and scored 30 points for the seventh time in eight games. Defensively, Indy forced forced two more turnovers, allowed 141 total yards and...

Browns designate LB Phillips for return after biceps injury

Dec. 06, 2021 16:04 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could have some extra help at linebacker for their playoff push. Jacob Phillips, who suffered a biceps injury during training camp, was designated to return from injured reserve on Monday as Cleveland returned from a bye week devoted to getting...

Home, not sweet home: Falcons keep losing in A-T-L

Dec. 06, 2021 14:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Home is not-so sweet for the Atlanta Falcons. If they can't figure out a way to win their final two games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they are headed for a fourth straight losing season. The Falcons (5-7) dropped to 0-5 in Atlanta this season with a...