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The NFL's most underrated coach just wants a shot to run a team
Kevin Seifert NFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Follow on Twitter KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Chiefs take the field Sunday for the AFC Championship Game, they'll boast an MVP candidate at quarterback
Brady: Mahomes has had 'spectacular season'
Patrick Mahomes could succeed Tom Brady as the NFL's MVP and the latter has been impressed by the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's campaign.
Super Bowl 2019: Latest Odds and Predictions for Biggest Stars
Super Bowl LIII is rife with opportunity for rematches. While many are clamoring for the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams to reenact Week 11's Monday Night Football game, NFL historians would probably like to see the Rams play the New England Patriots to try to avenge losing Super Bowl XXXVI
NFC Championship preview - Can Saints take advantage of Rams secondary?
New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams earned the two-best regular-season records in the NFL, each recording 13-3 marks. They meet in the NFC Championship on Sunday and we have the analysis and odds.
Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII
Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NFL conference championship games on Sunday, and how concussions are limiting insurance options in the league. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email
Golden Nuggets: We got some good football this weekend
Good Morning! I'm rather excited for Championship weekend, mostly because the games that are coming on are rather intriguing. I would love more of Saints/Rams and Chiefs/Patriots won't disappoint (especially since New England is in KC this year). It should be a fun Sunday of good football games
As a Ravens rookie, Lamar Jackson had the NFL's worst fumbling habit. He should improve in 2019.
Seven years before he lost his starting job under center, Joe Flacco couldn't hold on to the ball. In the second game of the Ravens' 2011 season, Flacco fumbled. In their next game, two more fumbles. And another fumble the game after that, and after that, over and over, again and again. When
Rabalais: Can the old world Saints hold off the trendy young Rams one more time?
The NFC and AFC championship games. The Saints versus the Rams. The Patriots versus the Chiefs. The old world versus the new. If you take a step back a moment from New Orleans-Los Angeles and Kansas City-New England, you see two familiar threads emerging from the tapestry of matchups and hype — and,
As a Ravens rookie, Lamar Jackson had the NFL's worst fumbling habit. He should improve in 2019.
Seven years before he lost his starting job under center, Joe Flacco couldn't hold on to the ball. In the second game of the Ravens' 2011 season, Flacco fumbled. In their next game, two more fumbles. And another fumble the game after that, and after that, over and over, again and again. When
Rams vs. Saints Cheerleaders -- Who'd You Rather?!
Rams vs. Saints Cheerleaders Who'd You Rather?! 1 1/19/2019 12:05 AM PST The New Orleans Saints take on the L.A. Rams on the field in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday ... but the REAL battle is actually going down on the sidelines ... Yeah, we're talking cheerleaders, baby!!! The 2 cheer squads
Friday Sports in Brief
The deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has been extended.
Super Bowl menu could include team-inspired chili creations
Kenneth Temple is a devout New Orleans Saints fan. ''The beautiful thing about it is chili and football go hand in hand,'' Temple says, noting Hormel was a partner with the NFL as far back as the 1950s.
Brady, Patriots underdogs at Chiefs on AFC Championship Game odds
The Chiefs are three-point favorites on the NFL betting lines against the Patriots with a 56-point total in the AFC Championship Game at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Highlight Video: The first touchdown of every current Minnesota Viking
Since the last highlight video we did was pretty well-received. . .and since it's the part of the offseason that's too early to go whole hog into the draft. . .we've got another one that you'll probably enjoy. The artist known as “funkydunkleman” has put together a video featuring the
LA Rams at New Orleans Saints: Matchups to watch
The magical season continues with the biggest game of the year coming on Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams travel to face the New Orleans Saints for the third time this year. The two prior meetings were a preseason thrashing 28-0 favoring the Saints, and a week nine 45-35 victory for the Saints. The Rams
The NFL sure does love when a plan comes together for Conference Championship weekend
The 2018 season has proven to be a success story for the NFL, a result that probably came as a complete surprise to many prognosticators. The NFL's marketing department was faced with a dilemma. After decades of utilizing highlight reels of knockout collisions to advertise their product, they were
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah's first 2019 NFL Mock Draft
While the Los Angeles Rams are prepping for the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship, most of the NFL has already turned its sights to the offseason and the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. So with an eye toward our shifting priorities in about three weeks regardless of what happens, we have a new mock
Highlight Video: The first touchdown of every current Minnesota Viking
Since the last highlight video we did was pretty well-received. . .and since it's the part of the offseason that's too early to go whole hog into the draft. . .we've got another one that you'll probably enjoy. The artist known as “funkydunkleman” has put together a video featuring the
Highlight Video: The first touchdown of every current Minnesota Viking
Since the last highlight video we did was pretty well-received. . .and since it's the part of the offseason that's too early to go whole hog into the draft. . .we've got another one that you'll probably enjoy. The artist known as “funkydunkleman” has put together a video featuring the
Rams Mark Barron feels super about playing in NFC championship game in New Orleans
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is not a place where Mark Barron feels uncomfortable. While playing in college for Alabama, the Rams linebacker won the second of two Bowl Championship Series titles at the stadium as the Crimson Tide defeated Louisiana State in the final to end the 2011 season. The Rams return
Championship Player Props
Rich Hribar highlights his favorite player props for each team playing in the postseason's Conference Championship Round.
Cam Newton, Von Miller among 5 finalists for Alan Page Award
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Alan Page Community Award.
Rams head into NFC championship with spotless injury report
If the Los Angeles Rams can't pull off a win on Sunday, it won't be because they weren't healthy heading into the game. Incredibly, the Rams didn't have a single injury to report all week, putting together a spotless report from Wednesday to Friday. No one was even limited in practice
Could Saints vs Rams be as simple as Brees vs Goff?
Sometimes life isn't so complicated. The handsome boys get to dance with the prom queen. Eating healthy and exercising is the easiest way to lose weight, not the fad diets you've seen promoted in the countless barrage of ads since the new year. Giving Drake a verse on your latest track is a
Saints Demario Davis: “We have best fan base in NFL; point blank, period”
Before this season, Demario Davis had never experienced what it was like to play in the NFL's postseason. Now, he is just a game away from going to the Super Bowl. The 29 year arrived as a free agent and quickly established himself as a leader on and off the field for the Black & Gold. Davis led
NFL playoffs 2019: Saints LB A.J. Klein had idea he'd see the Rams again
The previous matchup between the Saints and Rams felt like a playoff game. The Rams entered the Week 9 contest undefeated and the Saints, who will again host Los Angeles on Sunday, used star wide receiver Michael Thomas and veteran quarterback Drew Brees to hand the visitors their first loss of the season
Underdog Patriots face top seed KC. Yes, you read that right
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It may have been hard to hear him over the noise of the New England fans celebrating an eighth straight trip to the AFC title game, but Tom Brady is feeling disrespected.
Shannon Sharpe Lays Out Chiefs' Keys To Victory Against Patriots
The New England Patriots have represented the AFC in each of the last two Super Bowls, but Shannon Sharpe doesn't believe that streak will swell to three. The Patriots will battle the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. While New England seems
Always learning, Rams' Goff seeks results in NFC title game
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year. The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects
Always learning, Rams' Goff seeks results in NFC title game
Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year. The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects of his mental approach and
Always learning, Rams' Goff seeks results in NFC title game
Caption Close THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year. The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem
Sixty Shekonds: NFL Network's Dave Dameshek makes his AFC title game pick
NFL Network's Dave Dameshek picks his AFC Championship game winner.
Report: Cardinals interview former Browns HC Hue Jackson for OC job
The Arizona Cardinals have interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. After winning three of a potential 39 games as Browns head coach from 2016 to midway through this past season, Jackson
Picking winner of Patriots-Chiefs in AFC Championship Game
The "NFL GameDay Pick'Em" crew discuss who they think will win between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer hired as head HS football coach
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Trent Dilfer, the former NFL quarterback who won the 2000 Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, has been hired as head football coach at a Tennessee high school.
In the NFL conference championship games, the best offenses have risen to the top
Super Bowl XLVIII was supposed to settle the score. With the most productive offense in NFL history that put up an eye-popping 37.9 points per game facing a defense that held opponents to 14.4 during the 2013 regular season, the football world was ready to finally find the answer to the age-old adage
Picking winner of Rams-Saints in NFC Championship Game
The "NFL GameDay Pick'Em" crew discuss who they think will win between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.
James White the Patriots' RB to play in DFS
Here are some key picks you should consider for this week's DFS contests: Jared Goff, QB, Rams (FanDuel $8,000/DraftKings $5,400) The Saints will try to stuff the run and force Goff to throw, which is exactly what you want. He threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns against them back in Week 9 and
Rams vs. New Orleans Saints: Who has the edge in NFC championship?
RAMS (14-3) vs. SAINTS (14-3) When: Sunday, 12:05 p.m. Where: the Superdome Line: Saints by 3 1/2 TV/radio: Fox/11; 710-AM, 93.1-FM, 1330-AM (Spanish) RAMS OFFENSE vs. SAINTS DEFENSE Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson gave the Saints something to think about last week when they combined for 238 rushing yards
Chiefs' Berry confident he'll play AFC title game vs Pats
Chiefs safety Eric Berry sounded confident Friday that he'll be on the field when Kansas City plays the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The three-time All-Pro has been a full participant in practice this week after dealing with a heel injury, but needs the
Payton's message to Saints fans: Hurry up and make noise
Saints fans are known for making noise in the Superdome, but Sean Payton fears the Rams' offensive pace can negate that advantage.
Chiefs' Berry confident he'll play AFC title game vs Pats
Chiefs safety Eric Berry sounded confident Friday that he'll be on the field when Kansas City plays the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The three-time All-Pro has been a full participant in practice this week after dealing with a heel injury, but needs the
Signing with Seahawks gives QB Paxton Lynch chance to 're-start' career
The Seahawks bolstered their thinning backup quarterback role by signing former Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch to a futures/reserve contract Thursday. But for Lynch, coming to Seattle also presents a chance to start over. Leigh Steinberg, Lynch's agent, joined 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny, Dave
Offense, Not Defense, Wins Championships in Modern NFL
There has been one constant, immutable truism throughout NFL History--Defense Wins Championships. This maxim has emphasized that the right defense can blunt any offense and the way to win is overwhelming defensive prowess. There is a high priority put on having a fierce pass rush and shutdown defensive
Colin Cowherd Points Out Huge Difference Between Patriots, Chiefs
Out with the old and in with the new? This Sunday's AFC Championship Game featuring the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs is fascinating for so many reasons, but the most intriguing storyline centers on whether Patrick Mahomes can usurp Tom Brady in a battle between the likely NFL MVP and
103 underclassmen declare for 2019 NFL draft
We take a look at which teams benefitted and lost the most from players deciding to stay or go to the NFL.
Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft
NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Super Bowl 2019: What time is it, which teams are playing and who is the half-time performer?
What is is? It's the Super Bowl, the cherry on the top of the cake that has been the 2018/19 NFL season. This is the biggest game in American sport, one of the most-watched matches in the TV sporting calendar, and the night when it really pays to know your zone-read offense from your muffed punts
Super Bowl 2019: What time is it, which teams are playing and who is the half-time performer?
It's the Super Bowl, the cherry on the top of the cake that has been the 2018/19 NFL season.
Paxton Lynch gets another NFL chance as Russell Wilson's potential backup
After signing free agent quarterback Case Keenum before the 2018 season, the Broncos decided to cut ties with Lynch despite owing him a guaranteed base salary of nearly $2 million. He appeared in five games, including four starts, during his time with the Broncos and completed 61.7% of his passes for
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