49ers QB Purdy suffers elbow injury in NFC championship game
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was forced to return to the NFC championship game on Sunday with an injured right elbow after backup QB Josh Johnson was also hurt in the third quarter. Purdy was drilled in the arm in the first quarter by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick on a play that was ruled a fumble. The Eagles recovered and Purdy was examined on the sideline.news.yahoo.com
How to get tickets for the NFC and AFC Championship Games on Sunday: Bengals vs. Chiefs, 49ers vs. Eagles
The NFL conference championship games are set for this coming Sunday, featuring four teams all deserving of playing in the upcoming Super Bowl. The Eagles are one win away from heading to the Super Bowl for just the fourth time in franchise history. Cincinnati, on the road, was able to take down the Super Bowl 54 champs in overtime, en route to the franchise’s third Super Bowl appearance. “Joe Cool” Burrow’s confidence must be at an all-time high in the Bengals’ return to the AFC Championship Game. Along with the rest of the Bengals, he has his eyes set on sending the franchise to its fourth Super Bowl appearance.mlive.com
49ers beat Cowboys 19-12 to advance to NFC title game
Christian McCaffrey scored on a go-ahead 2-yard run in the fourth quarter and San Francisco's defense did the rest, sending the 49ers to their second straight NFC title game with a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The 49ers (15-4) used back-to-back long scoring drives in the second half to wear down the Cowboys (13-6) and win their 12th straight game. San Francisco advanced to play the Eagles in the NFC title game next Sunday in Philadelphia after losing in that round to the Rams a year ago.news.yahoo.com
Where to buy tickets for the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles playoff game
The Philadelphia Eagles will host the New York Giants Saturday, Jan. 21 in an NFC playoff game. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 14-3 record while the Giants were 9-7-1. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m.Fox will televise the game and it’s available to stream on NFL+ with a subscription. * StubHub starting at $260* Vivid Seats had the cheapest tickets starting at $226. The Eagles won both regular-season matchups with the Giants, 48-22 Dec. 11 and 22-16 Jan. 8.mlive.com
Tom Brady faces uncertain future after wild-card loss to Cowboys: Retirement or free agency?
These are the questions facing quarterback Tom Brady following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-14 loss Monday to the Dallas Cowboys in their NFC Wild Card Game. Brady uncharacteristically struggled in the game, completing 35 of 66 passes for 351 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Truly.”The seven-time Super Bowl champion is a five-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time NFL MVP. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports there will be plenty of suitors for the NFL legend in free agency should he decide to once again delay retirement. The Tennessee Titans still have some quarterback questions.mlive.com
Vikings defense falters again to force quick postseason exit
The Minnesota Vikings faced plenty of questions about their legitimacy as a contender in the NFC, the rare 13-win team with a negative point differential during the regular season. The source of the doubt could be clearly traced back to a defense that finished second-to-last in the league in yards allowed, and their 31-24 wild card round loss to the New York Giants on Sunday was the final and most painful piece of evidence why. Playoff newbie Daniel Jones passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 78 yards to lead an unflappable performance by a Giants team that was nowhere near the NFL's most productive offenses in 2022.news.yahoo.com
NFL playoffs: Ex-Michigan Wolverines on postseason rosters
A dozen former Michigan Wolverines will compete for a Super Bowl title during this year’s playoffs. Brady’s numbers dipped in 2022 but he still finished third in the NFL with 4,694 passing yards. Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank ClarkThe 29-year-old is back in the playoffs with the Chiefs for a fourth straight year. In 36 career games, he has six receptions for 38 yards and a score. The 2021 third-round pick played in a reserve role this season, totaling 13 tackles in 15 games.mlive.com
NFL playoff picture & schedule for 2023: NFC playoff predictions and odds
Following Week 18 in the 2022 NFL season, the playoff picture is set in both the AFC and the NFC. Our experts have broken down the NFC odds and are delivering their best bets with odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook. NFL playoff picture and schedule for 2023The 2023 NFL playoffs get underway on Saturday, and the wild-card festivities will extend through Monday. NFL NFC teams’ odds to make the Super BowlThe 49ers may not be the #1 seed, but they are favored to win the NFC title. That means you can make your first bet on the NFL playoffs without even worrying if it wins or loses.mlive.com
How to Watch the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles - NFL Week 18 | Channel, Stream, Preview, Prediction
Many storylines surround the final Sunday in the NFL Regular Season, including who will be the No. That will be determined in the City of Brotherly Love, as the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to host the New York Giants. New York Giants (9-6-1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)With their star quarterback on the shelf in recent weeks, the Eagles have been on a slight downward trajectory. However, if they lose, they would need the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers to not win their regular season finales. MY PICK: Eagles win, 28-14Check out the NFL standings and results on NFL.commlive.com
What channel is the Lions vs. Packers game on Sunday? Free live stream
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions (8-8) and Green Bay Packers (8-8) will have all eyes on them as they close the NFL’s regular season, in what could potentially decide the NFC’s final wild-card spot. Here is everything you need to know about how to watch or listen to that game:We’ve got a Detroit Lions newsletter! It’s totally free. We’ll email you your Detroit Lions news five days a week. Enter your email here:GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Lions at Green Bay PackersWhen: 8:20 p.m. SundayWhere: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WisconsinHOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOWHOW TO LISTENIN CASE YOU MISSED ITmlive.com
Lions embracing must-win finale in Green Bay: ‘This is where you want to be’
The Detroit Lions (8-8) and Green Bay Packers (8-8) meet in a must-win season finale, with each vying for the NFC’s final wild-card spot. “The fans are going to love this,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said on Monday. It’s going to be great.”Related: Playoff outlook: The Lions still need 1 more win, miracle from Rams to qualifyRelated: Lions irked by Aaron Rodgers smack talk heading into titanic finale vs. PackersWe’ve got a Detroit Lions newsletter! Enter your email here:The Lions won the first meeting between these two, 15-9, back in Week 9 at Ford Field. “It’s -- it really, really gives you a lot of motivation.mlive.com
Playoff outlook: The Lions still need 1 more win, miracle from Rams to qualify
DETROIT -- The New York Giants are in and the Washington Commanders are out, leaving the Detroit Lions vying with just two other teams for the final playoff spot in the NFC. And they face one of them, the Green Bay Packers, in a high-stakes finale next weekend at Lambeau Field. If you’re Green Bay, win and you’re in. If you’re Detroit, win and you’re in if Baker Mayfield finds a way to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Aaron Rodgers has been cooking too, leading Green Bay to consecutive wins against the Bears, Rams and Dolphins before nuking the Vikings on Sunday evening.mlive.com
NFC playoff race: Commanders reportedly turning back to QB Carson Wentz
ALLEN PARK -- The Washington Commanders (7-7-1) are making a change at quarterback as they try and cling to the final NFC wild-card spot with two games left. And that’s worth noting with the Detroit Lions (7-8) a half-game back of the Commanders, holding the tiebreaker thanks to their Week 2 head-to-head win. NFL Network reports the Commanders will return to season-opener starting quarterback Carson Wentz against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17. Taylor Heinicke had started the previous nine games after Wentz broke his ring finger in mid-October. Wentz completed 62.07% of his passes for 1,489 yards with 10 scores and six picks through his first six starts.mlive.com
Lions draft pick via Rams climbs to No. 4 after LA’s 24-12 loss to Packers
The Detroit Lions (7-7) are one of the hottest teams in football, in the thick of the NFC playoff picture after winning six of their last seven games. And they’re also sitting pretty as things stand in the upcoming NFL draft order, with another loss for the Los Angeles Rams keeping Detroit’s first-round pick inside the top five. LA’s first-round pick heads to the Lions again this year through the Matthew Stafford trade. The Rams (4-10) lost ___ to the Green Bay Packers (6-8) on Monday Night Football in Week 15 That loss helps Detroit’s draft prospects but also keeps the long-shot Packers on the fringes of the wild-card picture, with a Week 18 date between the pair on the horizon. FiveThirtyEight has the Packers with 8% odds to make the postseason, while the Lions have soared to 40% after a 1-6 start.mlive.com
Detroit Lions’ postseason dreams boosted by Seahawks loss: ‘That was nice’
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions (6-7) could crawl within a half-game back of the final NFC wild-card spot with a win against the New York Jets in Week 15. The Lions entered the week with about 20% odds of making it, which is already on the rise after last night. The Athletic’s model lists the Lions with a whopping 53.5% to steal that final spot, pushing the Seahawks down to 42.9%. With a win over the Jets, they push the Lions to 40% from their current 25% odds. A loss drops the Lions to back to 10%, so a lot is riding on this trip to New Jersey.mlive.com
Lions draft pick via Rams remains in top 5; ESPN’s Todd McShay drops first mock
With all the Week 14 games in the books, the Lions are projected to have Pick 4 via the Los Angeles Rams and Pick 15. That Rams (4-9) pick took a hit Thursday night, with quarterback Baker Mayfield working some magic on a game-winning 98-yard drive. Los Angeles could still catch the Chicago Bears (3-10) or the Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos, who are 3-10) in the order, though. Football Outsiders has the Texans with an 82.5% chance to land the top pick, with the Rams’ selection to the Lions rocking 46.2% odds to stick in the top five. Stroud at Pick 4, and then Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. at Pick 16.mlive.com
Lions-Vikings tickets: How to buy them for Sunday’s game at Ford Field
It’s pretty fun to be a Detroit Lions fan right now, isn’t it? Detroit (5-7) is 4-1 over its last five games, with a critical game Sunday against Minnesota (10-2) when it comes to the NFC playoff picture. The Lions needs to keep winning, and start getting some help from the teams in front of them (Seattle, Washington and the NY Giants). Here’s how to get tickets to Sunday’s game:Click here for more information on how to park, ticket information and the rules at Ford Field. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota VikingsWhen: 1 p.m. SundayWhere: Ford Field, Detroit, MichiganHOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOWmlive.com
How to Watch the New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings - NFL Week 13 | Channel, Stream, Preview, Prediction
Watch the NFL on FuboTV and Paramount+New York Jets (7-4) vs. Minnesota Vikings (9-2)When: Sunday, December 4Time: 1 p.m. ETWhere: U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minn.)Channel: CBSStream: FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+The Vikings come into Sunday well-rested after their big win on Thanksgiving night. Though this is just the 12th all-time meeting between the two teams, New York has handled the Vikings, beating Minnesota nine times. Granted, they have not played since the Vikings won their last meeting in 2018. MY PICK: Vikings win 35-24Watch the NFL on FuboTV and Paramount+Check out the NFL standings and results on NFL.commlive.com
Lions-Jaguars tickets at Ford Field: How to buy them for Sunday’s game
The Detroit Lions (4-7) are trying to stick around in the NFC playoff hunt, and will be seeking a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7) on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions are coming off a 28-25 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving. It will be a matchup of the top two picks of the 2022 NFL draft. Here’s how to get tickets to Sunday’s game:VividSeats starting at $43StubHub starting at $40SeatGeek starting at $45Click here for more information on how to park, ticket information and the rules at Ford Field. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville JaguarsWhen: 1 p.m. SundayWhere: Ford Field, Detroit, MichiganHOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOWmlive.com
Prescott throws 5 TD passes in Cowboys' romp over Eagles
Dak Prescott threw a career-high five touchdown passes against Philadelphia Eagles backups, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz each had two scoring catches and the Dallas Cowboys kept their slim hopes for a No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs alive with a 51-26 victory.
Chris Christie joins Mets' board of directors under Cohen
Christie has joined the board of directors of the New York Mets. His son Andrew has worked for the team since 2018 and is the Mets' coordinator of international scouting. Chris Christie has joined the board of directors of the New York Mets. Jeanne Melino also joined the Mets board under new owner Steve Cohen, and New York said Friday she will be hired by the team as senior vice president of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation. The Mets' board also includes chairman emeritus Fred Wilpon and vice chairman Andrew Cohen, who is not related to Steve.
How Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting grew into a Super Bowl talent
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback and Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting is one win away from a Super Bowl championship because he always bet on himself. Sean Murphy-Bunting met with new head coach John Bonemego, who offered him a gray shirt on the spot. When he has his mind set on something, he works hard at it,” said Kim Murphy-Bunting. Kim Murphy-Bunting will be in the stand as always, as his biggest fan.
Young Bucs secondary braces for another dose of Tyreek Hill
(AP Photo/Mike Roemer)TAMPA, Fla. – Like most NFL cornerbacks, Carlton Davis plays with a short-term memory but never forgets a bad performance. The third-year pro and the rest of Tampa Bay’s young secondary was dominated by Tyreek Hill during the regular season and are eager to redeem themselves against the speedy Kansas City Chiefs receiver in the Super Bowl. Hill had 13 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-24 victory over the Bucs on Nov. 29. “I play defensive back in the NFL, so you’re going to have your share of losses. I’m going to continue to be a dog and go out there and give it my all,” Davis said.
Super Bowl could be farewell for several pending free agents
Kansas City and Tampa Bay have several starters, including some notable pass catchers, scheduled to become free agents next month. So the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Buccaneers will serve as a farewell for several players with their current team. Brown signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Tampa in late October and has been a model citizen since. He has 45 receptions for 623 yards and seven touchdowns after signing a one-year, $9 million deal. He turned 34 last month and might be willing to sign another one-year deal to stay in Tampa.
Aaron Rodgers' 'uncertain' future hangs over Green Bay
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers said he's not sure what his future holds in Green Bay. Green Bay allowed a total of 16 sacks in its other 16 games. The NFC championship game reflected the occasional inconsistency of Green Bay’s defense under Pettine. Green Bay’s most notable flaw during its seven-game streak was its occasional tendency to have a breakdown on special teams.
Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Scott Miller catches a 39-yard touchdown pass against Green Bay Packers' Kevin King during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field. Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. The Bucs (14-5) earned their franchise-record eighth consecutive road victory to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since their 2002 championship season. Tampa Bay then ran out the clock on the Packers (14-4).
Packers' Jones, Bucs' Whitehead leave NFC championship game
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) fumbles after being hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead (33) during the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s NFC championship game early in the third quarter with a chest injury suffered when he was tackled and fumbled going to the ground on a hit by Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead. Jones’ fumble set up Tom Brady’s third touchdown of the day, putting Tampa Bay up 28-10. The Bucs announced Whitehead is out, leaving them with a pair of backup safeties in the lineup. Packers defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster was carted to the locker room midway through the third quarter with his ankle injury.
All eyes on QBs as Packers host Bucs for NFC championship
The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. When Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers (14-3) host Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) in the NFC championship game Sunday, it will be just the fourth time they’ve squared off as starting quarterbacks, and first in the playoffs. “I’m excited about the opportunity to play against him one more time.”The Bucs trounced the Packers 38-10 in Tampa on Oct. 18. A win at Lambeau Field clinches their first Super Bowl berth since their 2002 championship season. “We play the Packers in the NFC championship game.
Rodgers, Packers beat Rams 32-18 to reach NFC title game
Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the top-seeded Green Bay Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. The Packers didn't allow any sacks despite playing without injured All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari, while Green Bay sacked Jared Goff four times. Rodgers called the Packers' offensive linemen “the stars of the game tonight.”“Definitely not happy,” Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers said. For Green Bay, Dillon injured his quadriceps when he fumbled. UP NEXTThe Rams' season is over.
Friends as playoff foes: Packers' LaFleur faces Rams' McVay
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay say their friendship and shared history shouldn't have much of an impact on their teams’ upcoming NFC divisional playoff matchup. The top-seeded Packers (13-3) host the Rams (11-6) on Saturday with an NFC championship game berth at stake. San Francisco’s head coach is Kyle Shanahan, who worked at Washington with Matt LaFleur and McVay from 2010-13. They reunited in 2017 when McVay became the Rams’ head coach and hired LaFleur. One year later, he became the Packers’ head coach.
Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 45, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6, 2011, at Arlington, Texas. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 48, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, 2014, at East Rutherford, N.J. Last year: No. The Bears’ leading tackler left in the first quarter of the Green Bay game with an elbow injury. DBs Buster Skrine, rookie Jaylon Johnson and Deon Bush missed the loss to Green Bay.
The Latest: Derrick Henry has 5th-best season in NFL history
___7:07 p.m.Derrick Henry has become the eighth man in NFL history to run for at least 2,000 yards in a single season. Henry came into Sunday’s regular season finale needing 223 yards rushing to become the second man in franchise history to reach 2,000. Henry came in with 1,777 yards rushing this season, and he now is 88 yards away from becoming the eighth man in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards. The Titans lead Houston 17-9 at halftime with NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry running for 113 yards and a touchdown in the first half. The Green Bay Packers have set an NFL season record for second-quarter points.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
Chiefs lead AP Pro32 poll; Packers at No. 2, Bills at No. 3
The Chiefs took a 30-10 lead against Miami and held on for a 33-27 victory. The Chiefs clinched their fifth straight AFC West title with the victory and are the unanimous No. “Is there anybody in the NFC that can beat them?”And the surging Buffalo Bills also moved up two places to No. The Packers, who have clinched the NFC North, will host the Carolina Panthers and the Bills will head to Denver to take on the Broncos. The Saints will try to avoid a two-game skid as they host the Chiefs on Sunday.
Seahawks keep top spot in AP Pro32; Steelers, Titans move up
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NEW YORK – As the NFC's only 5-0 team, the Seattle Seahawks had a quiet week on a bye. However, the Seahawks didn't lose any ground and maintained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Seahawks received nine of 12 first-place votes for 377 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Chiefs earned two first-place votes for 366 points, while the loss dropped the Bills one spot to No. 3 and the Tennessee Titans, the league's other 5-0 team, received the remaining first-place vote and gained two places to No.