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Bills prove Patriots were bogus, can they do same to Chiefs?

Jan. 21, 2022 09:53 AM EST

So Pro Picks was correct on one count in the Patriots-Bills wild-card game. One of those teams was a bogus playoff contender. We just had the wrong team. For an Upset Special, no less. The beating Buffalo put on New England came the night before Tom Brady and the...

1st year coordinator has 49ers D at high level in playoffs

Jan. 21, 2022 02:11 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — DeMeco Ryans' meteoric rise from quality control coach to defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers hit a speed bump three games into his first season calling plays. Ryans' defense allowed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to drive for the...

Bears interview Leftwich, McKenzie for coach, GM positions

Jan. 20, 2022 22:51 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and longtime NFL executive Reggie McKenzie for their coach and general manager jobs on Thursday. Tampa Bay has set franchise records for points and touchdowns in each of...

Stars aligned: Rams confident their big names will deliver

Jan. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Von Miller remembers every detail of each time he has sacked Tom Brady, starting all the way back in his second NFL season a decade ago. He savored and catalogued their meetings over their years, highlighted by the AFC championship game in which Miller...

Cowboys' Prescott fined $25,000 for comments about officials

Jan. 20, 2022 20:34 PM EST

The NFL fined Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott $25,000 for comments condoning fans throwing objects at officials after a wild-card loss to San Francisco. The fine was issued Thursday, a day after Prescott apologized in a series of tweets. Told after the game that fans were...

Giants have second GM interview with 49ers' Adam Peters.

Jan. 20, 2022 19:49 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants seemingly have finished their interviews for a general manager, meeting with San Francisco 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters on Thursday. Peters was the third candidate to have a second interview for the job that opened when Dave...

Packers' Campbell's bet on himself pays huge dividends

Jan. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EST

Green Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell remembers every critical comment he received after fighting through nagging injuries while playing for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He used it as motivation to become the first Packers inside linebacker to earn first-team...

49ers hopeful Bosa will be cleared to play vs. Packers

Jan. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is hopeful that star edge rusher Nick Bosa will be cleared to play in a divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. Bosa left last week's wild-card win at Dallas in the first half...

Analysis: NFL moving closer to 1st female head coach

Jan. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EST

The NFL is moving closer to having its first female head coach. It may take a few more years, perhaps another decade. However, the question is no longer if it’ll happen but when it will happen. “We asked basically everybody that, including all the head coaches, and...

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...