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2016 NFL Draft first round order

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Now that the season is over, the order for the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is final. The draft starts April 28.

The order…

1. Tennessee Titans
2. Cleveland Browns
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Baltimore Ravens
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New York Giants
11. Chicago Bears
12. New Orleans Saints
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Oakland Raiders
15. Los Angeles Rams
16. Detroit Lions
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets
21. Washington Redskins
22. Houston Texans
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Green Bay Packers
28. Kansas City Chiefs
29. Arizona Cardinals
30. Carolina Panthers
31. Denver Broncos

The Patriots don’t have a first round pick thanks to Deflategate. The Browns have pick No. 32, the first pick of the second round on Friday night of the draft.

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Full list of awards announced at NFL Honors

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The following awards were announced at NFL Honors on the eve of the Super Bowl:

Most Valuable Player: Cam Newton

Coach of the Year: Ron Rivera

Comeback Player of the Year: Eric Berry

Offensive Player of the Year: Cam Newton

Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Todd Gurley

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Marcus Peters

Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Charles Woodson

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Anquan Boldin

Deacon Jones Award: J.J. Watt

FedEx Air Player of the Year: Carson Palmer

FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Adrian Peterson

Salute To Service Award: Vincent Jackson

Play of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Antonio Brown

Greatness on the Road Award: Antonio Brown

Clutch Performer of the Year: Drew Brees

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PFT’s Super Bowl picks

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The mind can do crazy things in a two-week window, with first impressions yielding to outside-the-box ideas that can veer dangerously toward #hottaek territory. And while MDS may have made his own Super Bowl pick not long after the participants were locked in, I’ve spent much of the last two weeks going back and forth, knowing that whatever I predict the opposite surely will happen. Again.

Regardless, the job requires the picks to be made. Fortunately, the job doesn’t require the picks to be accurate.

Our conflicting Super Bowl picks appear below.

MDS’s take: The talk about this game will center around the quarterbacks, and that’s where the Panthers have an enormous advantage. Cam Newton is the MVP of the NFL. Peyton Manning, a five-time MVP, is a shell of his former self. When we talk about why the Panthers are favored, it starts with how much better Newton, at age 26, is than Manning, at age 39.

Where the Broncos have an advantage is the possibility that their pass rush can be the one to consistently both bring pressure to Newton to keep him from throwing downfield, and contain him to prevent him from making plays with his legs. If there’s any defense in the NFL that can keep Newton in check, it’s the Broncos’ defense.

And yet even if the Broncos’ defense plays well against the Panthers’ offense, the Broncos’ offense may struggle to move the ball, which will put the Panthers in good field position and make it almost impossible for Denver to keep Carolina off the scoreboard. That’s how I see this game playing out: A battle of field position that the Panthers ultimately win.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 27, Broncos 20.

Florio’s take: I’m getting sick of saying, “We should have seen it coming.” Whether in recent Super Bowls or Denver’s playoff run, we fall in love with the favorite and the underdog finds a way to win and we say, “We should have seen it coming.” For a change, I want to see it coming before it happens.

I want to envision before it happens that the Broncos have developed and executed a ball-control game plan, with running back C.J. Anderson adding significantly to the 72 yards gained in each of his team’s two postseason victories. I want to envision before it happens quarterback Peyton Manning milking the clock on every snap, chewing up large chunks of the 40-second play clock and shortening the game. I want to envision before it happens the Panthers offense stuck on the sideline and frustrated as the Broncos dink and dunk their way down the field. I want to envision before it happens no turnovers from the Broncos, specifically no snaps whizzing by Manning’s head on the opening drive of the game. I want to envision before it happens Manning playing better than he has all year, combining full health with the abandon that comes from playing each game as if it’s his last because this one, with a win, undoubtedly will be.

I want to envision before it happens a defensive effort orchestrated by coordinator Wade Phillips, who has coached in the NFL for decades and never has been crowned a champion. I want to envision before it happens Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Malik Jackson, and Derek Wolfe chasing and harassing Cam Newton more than he has been chased and harassed all year. I want to envision before it happens Denver not giving tight end Greg Olsen a free release from the line of scrimmage, either by roughing him up with linebackers or putting cornerback Aqib Talib on him, one on one. I want to envision before it happens Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby blanketing Ted Ginn and Corey Brown like they did Green Bay’s receivers, the night Aaron Rodgers inexplicably generated fewer than 80 passing yards. I want to envision before it happens one of the team’s starting safeties not pulling a Rahim Moore and badly misplaying a critical deep throw.

I want to envision before it happens the Sheriff standing under falling confetti, soaking up one last time the sights and sounds of a football stadium immediately after a big game. I want to envision before it happens said Sheriff ambling off the field with a silver trophy tucked in his back pocket, and the Panthers vowing to be back again soon to get one of their own, because they will be.

Ultimately, I want to envision before it happens everyone else saying, “We should have seen it coming” and me, for once, saying, “I did.”

Florio’s pick: Broncos 26, Panthers 23.

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PFT’s 2015 awards

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The regular season ended 20 days ago, and all key coaching and G.M. jobs are now filled. So before the Final Four whittles to the teams that will end up on all of the Super Bowl 50 merchandise, it’s a good time to recognize the best of the best from the 2015 regular season.

It also makes sense to do it before my roof caves in under 20-plus inches of snow and knocks out my Internet, along with my existence.

In past years, we’ve milked the cow gradually, posting one award per day until they were all done. This year, I’m going with the quick Band-Aid removal technique, pulling the sheet from all the awards at once. If you agree or disagree with any of them, make your thoughts known in the comments below.

The awards were determined by input from the PFT staff, but ultimately I put the names in a hat spent hours of careful deliberation determining the winner and one runner-up in each category.

Offensive rookie of the year: Rams running back Todd Gurley. (Runner-up: Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.)

Defensive rookie of the year: Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters. (Runner-up: Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams.)

Offensive player of the year: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. (Runner-up: Falcons receiver Julio Jones.)

Defensive player of the year: Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. (Runner-up: Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.)

Comeback player of the year: Chiefs safety Eric Berry. (Runner-up: Saints running back Tim Hightower.)

Coach of the year: Panthers coach Ron Rivera. (Runner-up: Broncos coach Gary Kubiak.)

Executive of the year: Seahawks G.M. John Schneider. (Runner-up: Panthers G.M. Dave Gettleman.)

MVP: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. (Runner-up: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.)

And that’s that. No dinner, no prize, no press release, no plaque. Just the satisfaction from knowing that a group of dude’s in their mom’s basements know greatness when they see it.

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PFT’s conference championship game picks

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I’m waving the white flag. As if I had a choice.

Through eight games of the postseason, MDS is a perfect 8-0. With three games to go and yours truly three games behind him, the fact that we agree on both conference championship games means there’s no way I can catch him.

Sure, I could have changed both picks once I saw he had selected the same ones I had. But then I would have had to suspend myself for the first four weeks of the 2016 season. And then I would have had to sue myself to get reinstated.

Patriots at Broncos

MDS’s take: The Broncos have been winning all year with their defense, but the Patriots’ offense looks well-suited to beating the Broncos, with Tom Brady throwing short, quick passes to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Brady throws the ball so quickly that the Broncos’ pass rush won’t have a lot of time to get to him, and that gives the Patriots an edge. New England will surely score a lot more than the 16 points the Steelers managed in Denver on Sunday. So the question is, Can the Broncos’ offense keep up? I have my doubts. Bill Belichick will dare Peyton Manning to try to go deep against the Patriots’ defense, and Manning just doesn’t have the zip and accuracy on his deep balls that he once did. The Patriots’ defense will frustrate Manning into a rough game, and the Patriots will win.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 27, Broncos 17.

Florio’s take: Tom Brady has won only 25 percent of his career starts in Denver, beating Danny Kanell and Tim Tebow and losing to the likes of Brian Griese and Kyle Orton. Last time, the Pats fell in overtime after losing Rob Gronkowski late and not having Julian Edelman at all. This time, Brady has both — and star Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has a shoulder injury that left him playing with one arm against the Steelers. The one arm that matters most will be the right arm of Brady, who continues his post-#DeflateGate quest to spoil the NFL’s golden Super Bowl party by grabbing something silver from Roger Goodell — and perhaps then telling him to stick this in his trophy case.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 27, Broncos 23.

Cardinals at Panthers

MDS’s take: Two Cardinals injuries are going to make this game tough on Arizona: Without Tyrann Mathieu, I see the Cardinals having a tough time covering Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. And without Chris Johnson, I see the Cardinals having a tough time getting big plays on the ground. Because of those injuries, I’m picking the Panthers to win a close, low-scoring game. Look for Olsen to be Carolina’s leading receiver, and for the Panthers’ defense to hold the Cardinals’ offense mostly in check. The Cardinals are the best team the Panthers have faced, but the Panthers will manage a hard-fought win.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 17, Cardinals 14.

Florio’s take: The Panthers have the best nucleus of talent of any team in the NFL, by far. From Cam Newton to Greg Olsen to Luke Kuechly to Kawann Short to Josh Norman, no one else has four players who are that good at what they do. It’s the rest of the team that could be a problem against the Cardinals, especially since Norman can only cover one of Arizona’s excellent receivers, consisting of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown, and speedster J.J. Nelson. Maybe Kuechly could cover Fitzgerald in the slot (not for many snaps, but for a few). Even then, Norman can’t handle the rest by himself, which means that Cortland Finnegan (who got a right place/right time interception against the Seahawks) will have to contribute, in some way. Or maybe Finnegan won’t matter. Maybe the Panthers are good enough (and their home field will be bad enough) to allow them to beat a team that lost by 30 in Week 17 to the team the Panthers were beating by 31 at halftime. Fitzgerald played against the Packers like a man who won’t be denied a championship, but he’ll have no control over what Cam Newton and company do when they are on the field.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 30, Cardinals 27.

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NFL Network drops the ball with Super Bowl I re-broadcast

Football: Super Bowl I: Kansas City Chiefs Mike Garrett (21) in action, rushing as Green Bay Packers Willie Davis (87) looks on during game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 
Los Angeles, CA 1/15/1967
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When the NFL Films announced that it had cobbled together every play of Super Bowl I, and that NFL Network would show the game in its entirety, it sounded like a landmark achievement in sports broadcasting: The full recording of Super Bowl I was previously thought lost to history, and Friday night’s re-airing would be a historic moment.

Instead, it was a major disappointment.

Although NFL Network did, in fact, show every play of Super Bowl I, its presentation fell far short of a full re-broadcast of the game. NFL Media had said the game would feature the original radio call of Jim Simpson, who passed away this week at the age of 88, but what NFL Network mostly showed was its own analysts, in their familiar Los Angeles studio, talking over the game. The commentary wasn’t particularly interesting, didn’t offer much historical insight or actual analysis of the game, and served only to detract from what should have been a big event for NFL Network.

Perhaps NFL Media thought it needed that kind of filler content because the NFL Films footage didn’t include all the moments between plays. Maybe it would have seemed jarring to viewers if the broadcast had been full of stops and starts. But even if thats the case, the filler content could have been so much better. The good stuff — like an interview with Len Dawson, the Chiefs’ quarterback in Super Bowl I — was far too brief. And the bad stuff — like the Los Angeles studio commentators informing us that The Beatles and The Monkees were the top musical acts in January of 1967, when Super Bowl I was played — went on way too long. I could listen to Len Dawson talk about Super Bowl I for three hours, but I don’t want to listen to NFL Network analysts who had no connection to Super Bowl I talk for three hours.

The best thing I can say for the NFL Network broadcast is that it could be fixed, if NFL Media is willing. The network could air Super Bowl I again and include only sound from the participants — actually letting us hear Simpson’s original radio broadcast, and filling in holes with better features, like NFL Films audio of coaches Vince Lombardi and Hank Stram. A re-airing of Super Bowl I could be a great broadcasting achievement, but NFL Network needs to do it right.

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PFT’s divisional round picks

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MDS notched a perfect 4-0 in the wild-card round, after picking all four road teams to win. I foolishly trusted the Texans to play better than they did against the Chiefs in Week One, and I gave in to the guilt that arose from not believing in Washington late in the year. (Memo to self: Next year, don’t believe in Washington. Ever.)

So he leads by two games with eight postseason games left, and we disagree on a single game this weekend so I’ll either have a chance to catch him as of next weekend or I’ll be cooked.

For this week’s picks, scroll.

Chiefs at Patriots

MDS’s take: The Chiefs are as hot as any team in the NFL right now, riding an 11-game winning streak after an absolute destruction of the Texans. But here’s the thing about that Chiefs winning streak: They’ve beaten a bunch of bad quarterbacks along the way. The Chiefs’ streak started with Landry Jones and the Steelers, featured the day when Peyton Manning looked like he was about to die of old age on the field, and included wins over quarterbacking luminaries like Jimmy Clausen and Johnny Manziel. We haven’t seen the Chiefs tested against a good quarterback like they will be on Saturday against Tom Brady, and I think the result will be that Brady picks apart the Kansas City secondary, and the Patriots move on to the AFC Championship Game.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 28, Chiefs 20.

Florio’s take: The Chiefs sparked last year’s run of excellence by the Patriots with a 41-14 prime-time blowout. This year, the Chiefs get the first postseason crack at ending New England’s quest for a fifth championship, while riding a Pats-style double-digit winning streak. This one could go either way, especially if Tom Brady can’t get rid of the ball quickly. Which makes receiver Julian Edelman critical; he needs to be able to play, and he needs to be able to get open quickly. If he does, the Patriots should be able to earn another berth in the AFC title game.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 27, Chiefs 23.

Packers at Cardinals

MDS’s take: The good news for Green Bay is that this game won’t be as ugly as their December trip to Arizona, when they lost 38-8. The bad news is that it’s really, really hard to see a scenario in which the Packers manage to win this game. The Cardinals do just about everything better than the Packers, and the Cardinals will be well rested and playing at home. Maybe Aaron Rodgers has some magic up his sleeve, but even if he does, that probably means the Cardinals will win a high-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 35, Packers 31.

Florio’s take: At one point, it looked like the Packers were just good enough to lose in the divisional round. Then, after a 30-point loss at Arizona, it appeared they were just good enough to get blown out there. This one should be closer, but let’s not get carried away by a Green Bay win over the none-of-the-above champions of the NFC East. The Cardinals battered Aaron Rodgers the last time around; this time, Rodgers will likely get rid of the ball more quickly, which will give the Arizona defensive backs more opportunities to make interceptions.

Florio’s pick: Cardinals 27, Packers 13.

Seahawks at Panthers

MDS’s take: This is, to me, the hardest game of the weekend to pick. The Seahawks, when they’re at their best, are probably the best team in the league. But it’s hard to have a lot of confidence that they’ll play their best on Sunday at Carolina after a shaky win over the Vikings on Sunday. The Panthers had the best record in the league during the regular season, but they did it against an easy schedule. I’m a little more confident in Russell Wilson having a big game than I am in Cam Newton, but I’m more confident in the Panthers’ defense playing at home than I am in the Seahawks’ defense with their second straight road game. This almost comes down to a coin flip, but I’ll take the Panthers.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 21, Seahawks 20.

Florio’s take: Sometimes (most of the time), you get what you pay for when visiting this site. For weeks, I’ve had a strong gut feeling that the Panthers will earn the No. 1 seed, host the Seahawks in the divisional round, and lose. I’m going with my gut on this one, because there’s otherwise no clear way to discern a winner between a pair of teams that have been squaring off every year — and usually playing close games.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 24, Panthers 23.

Steelers at Broncos

MDS’s take: If the Steelers were at full strength, I’d like their chances of going to Denver and winning. But with Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown both dealing with injuries suffered Saturday in Cincinnati, and DeAngelo Williams still dealing with a foot injury that kept him out last week, the Steelers’ offense will be at less than full strength against a very good Denver defense. I’m not expecting a big game passing from Peyton Manning, but I am expecting Manning to run the offense efficiently and make a few big plays when the Broncos’ offense needs it, and Denver will win a low-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 17, Steelers 13.

Florio’s take: It’s still too early to know whether receiver Antonio Brown will play. And no one will know until the game starts whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be able to make all the throws. Meanwhile, no one knows how Peyton Manning will hold up during his first start since November 15. So picking this one is even more of a crapshoot than the crap I usually shoot. The Steelers’ injuries at this point concern me more than Denver’s.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 24, Steelers 20.

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2015 Associated Press All-Pro team

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The Associated Press announced the All-Pro first team on Friday afternoon.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson were both unanimous choices while Khalil Mack of the Raiders became the first player voted to the first team at two different positions. The entire roster appears below.

Offense

QB: Cam Newton, Panthers

RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Doug Martin, Buccaneers

FB: Mike Tolbert, Panthers

WR: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Julio Jones, Falcons

TE: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

T: Andrew Whitworth, Bengals; Joe Thomas, Browns

G: David DeCastro, Steelers; Marshal Yanda, Ravens

C: Ryan Kalil, Panthers

Defense:

DE: J.J. Watt, Texans; Khalil Mack, Raiders

DT: Aaron Donald, Rams; Geno Atkins, Bengals

LB: Thomas Davis, Panthers; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Khalil Mack, Raiders; Von Miller, Broncos; Navorro Bowman, 49ers

CB: Josh Norman, Panthers; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

S: Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals; Eric Berry, Chiefs

Special Teams

K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

P: Johnny Hekker, Rams

KR: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

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PFT’s wild-card picks

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The regular season is over. MDS won the picks contest. He gets the prize that goes along with it.

The prize package consists of satisfaction and continued employment. (The consolation prize was simply continued employment.)

But the slate is now clean, with the 256-game marathon replaced by an 11-game sprint. For the first four playoff games, we disagree on two of them. All picks and analysis for the wild-card round appear below.

Chiefs at Texans

MDS’s take: The Texans’ season started with a loss to the Chiefs in which coach Bill O’Brien botched the quarterback situation by pulling Brian Hoyer for Ryan Mallett. That set the team back, but O’Brien deserves a lot of credit for the way his team held it together late in the year after Hoyer was hurt and they had to play T.J. Yates and Brandon Weeden. But I think Andy Reid deserves even more credit for the way he kept his team going after the injury to Jamaal Charles. In fact, the Chiefs have arguably the NFL’s best running attack, which is incredible given how important Charles was thought to be to the offense. I think it’s going to be that running game, led by Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, that controls the game and gives the Chiefs a hard-fought win.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 23, Texans 20.

Florio’s take: The Chiefs have won 10 in a row. The only win not in that streak came in Week One, when Kansas City plastered the Texans in Houston. And so the reasonable conclusion is that it will happen again. But that was 17 weeks ago, and long regular-season winning streaks only add pressure at this point. The Texans have the home-field advantage and a chip on their shoulder. The Chiefs vividly recall the collapse in Indy from two years ago, and they carry the burden of being expected to win. It all adds up to the supposedly inferior team, sparking by a pregame frenzy that looks like a KISS concert, advancing to the next round. They may not get any farther, but that’s a matter to be addressed next week.

Florio’s pick: Texans 23, Chiefs 20.

Steelers at Bengals

MDS’s take: If Andy Dalton were healthy for this game, I’d pick the Bengals and I wouldn’t think twice about it: Yes, Dalton has struggled in the postseason, but he was off to an excellent start this season before suffering a thumb injury. Unfortunately for the Bengals, it looks like Dalton will sit and AJ McCarron will start. That’s a rough break, as McCarron did not play well in the Bengals’ loss to the Steelers in December. I expect McCarron to struggle and Ben Roethlisberger to play well, as the Bengals lose yet another wild card game.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 28, Bengals 20.

Florio’s take: It’s Round Three between the Steelers and the Bengals, just like 10 years ago. That time, the Steelers knocked out quarterback Carson Palmer on the home team’s first play from scrimmage, paving the way for a win. This time, the Steelers already have dispensed with Andy Dalton, who broke a thumb while making a tackle after an interception. While the “nothing to lose” mentality could help the Bengals and backup A.J. McCarron, the Steelers already have spent a week staring into the abyss of having their season end after not going all out in Baltimore. On Saturday night, Pittsburgh throws Cincinnati into the pit.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 27, Bengals 20.

Seahawks at Vikings

MDS’s take: With the way the Seahawks are playing lately, the Vikings may come to regret beating the Packers to win the NFC North. Russell Wilson has been the best quarterback in football over the second half of the season, and Seattle’s defense was ferocious in shutting down the Cardinals’ offense in Week 17. The Vikings, meanwhile, aren’t getting much out of their passing game, as Teddy Bridgewater threw just 14 touchdowns, by far the fewest of any quarterback who started all 16 games this season. Adrian Peterson is the league’s leading rusher, but I think the Seahawks’ front can hold him in check and the Seahawks’ secondary can shut down the Vikings’ receivers. This game won’t be close.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 30, Vikings 17.

Florio’s take: The Seahawks destroyed the Vikings when the two teams last got together, with a 38-7 trouncing. But for a late-game kickoff return (featuring 50 yards of high stepping from Cordarrelle Patterson), it would have been a shutout. So why would it be any different now? Intensely cold weather could flatten out the talent gap. So maybe the Seahawks only win by 16 this time.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 30, Vikings 14.

Packers at Washington

MDS’s take: Washington is on a roll heading into the playoffs, with Kirk Cousins playing his best football, while Green Bay is stumbling with Aaron Rodgers struggling as much as he has in years. And yet I’m going to pick the Packers. I think Rodgers is ready for a big game against a suspect Washington secondary, and I’m betting on the Packers’ strong pass defense to give Cousins a rough outing.

MDS’s pick: Packers 24, Washington 20.

Florio’s take: Washington is much better than anyone expected them to be. The Packers are worse. Much, much worse. Despite winning 10 games, the Packers have gone 4-6 since starting 6-0. So should it be a surprise if Washington finds a way to beat Green Bay? And would it be a surprise if up-and-coming quarterback Kirk Cousins outplays Aaron Rodgers, who for whatever reason isn’t the guy he has been for most of his career? Not for me.

Florio’s pick: Washington 26, Packers 24.

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2016 NFL coach and G.M. changes tracker

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Cleveland Browns

Fired head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer.

Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Sashi Brown has been promoted from general counsel to executive vice president of football operations. With this move, Haslam said the team will prioritize hiring a head coach before a general manager; the new GM will answer to Brown.

Scheduled an interview with Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase for Wednesday.

Set up an interview with Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

Reportedly set up an interview with Doug Marrone.

Requested permission to interview Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

Scheduled a Thursday interview with Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

Will interview Bengals coordinators Hue Jackson and Paul Guenther Sunday.

Hired former Major League Baseball general manager Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer, a role that reportedly puts him behind only Haslam and team president Alec Scheiner on the team’s organizational chart.

Set up an interview with Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, a former Browns assistant.

Interviewed Gase Wednesday, then moved on to an interview with Austin.

Interviewed Marrone.

Interviewed Henderson.

Interviewed Matt Patricia.

Interviewed Sean McDermott before moving on to Hue Jackson.

Confirmed a second interview with Hue Jackson but said no offer has been made.

Hired Hue Jackson.

Set up an interview with former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew.

Detroit Lions

Lions Owner Martha Ford said Sunday that no decision has been made on head coach Jim Caldwell’s future.

Set up interviews for the team’s vacant general manager position with Bob Quinn of the Patriots and Trent Kirchner of the Seahawks.

Cowboys exec Will McClay turned down an interview request and will remain in Dallas.

Bengals exec Duke Tobin turned down an interview request and will remain in Cincinnati.

Set up an interview with Giants assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.

Hired Bob Quinn as general manager.

Announced that Jim Caldwell will remain head coach.

Miami Dolphins

Fired general manager Dennis Hickey.

Hired Chris Grier as general manager.

Interviewed former Falcons coach Mike Smith.

Scheduled an interview with Mike Shanahan for Tuesday.

Scheduled an interview with Adam Gase for Thursday.

Set up an interview with Teryl Austin.

Requested head coaching interviews with Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia.

Scheduled a Sunday interview with Hue Jackson.

Interviewed interim coach Dan Campbell before moving on to an interview with Doug Marrone.

Hired Adam Gase.

New York Giants

Ton Coughlin stepped down as head coach.

Set up an interview with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Requested an interview with Adam Gase.

Interviewed offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Confirmed interviews with Spagnuolo, McAdoo and Teryl Austin.

Confirmed an Friday interview with Gase and scheduled a Saturday interview with Doug Marrone.

Scheduled an interview with Mike Smith.

Reached out to Hue Jackson and scheduled an interview for Thursday, but Jackson accepted the Browns’ job on Wednesday.

Hired Ben McAdoo.

Philadelphia Eagles

Fired Chip Kelly on Dec. 29.

Announced that Howie Roseman and Tom Donahoe will lead the personnel department and coaching search.

Interviewed Duce Staley.

Interviewed Pat Shurmur.

Scheduled an interview with Adam Gase for Tuesday.

Set up interviews with Doug Marrone and Teryl Austin.

Scheduled an interview with Ben McAdoo.

Reached out to former Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

Interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.

Reportedly decided to hire Doug Pederson when the Chiefs’ season is over.

San Francisco 49ers

Fired head coach Jim Tomsula.

Announced general manager Trent Baalke will remain in his job and will hire the new head coach.

Requested permission to interview Hue Jackson, and will do so in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Set up an interview with Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn, which happened Wednesday.

Reportedly met with Chip Kelly.

Interviewed Mike Shanahan.

Set up an interview with Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Interviewed Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Interviewed Hue Jackson for five hours on Sunday.

Interviewed Tom Coughlin.

Hired Chip Kelly.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fired coach Lovie Smith.

Set up an interview with Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin.

Interviewed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Reportedly set up an interview with Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

Hired Dirk Koetter.

Tennessee Titans

Fired general manager Ruston Webster.

Confirmed that interim coach Mike Mularkey will interview for the job.

Reached out to Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta.

Reached out to Bengals exec Duke Tobin but were told he’s staying in Cincinnati.

Expressed interest in Chris Polian of the Jaguars and Jon Robinson of the Buccaneers.

Interviewed former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew.

Interviewed Giants exec Marc Ross and former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist.

Scheduled an interview with Chiefs exec Chris Ballard.

Scheduled coaching interviews with Doug Marrone and Teryl Austin.

Interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

Hired Jon Robinson as general manager.

Hired interim coach Mike Mularkey as head coach.

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2016 NFL teams’ home and away opponents

Here is the complete list of NFL teams’ home and away opponents for the 2016 season.

AFC EAST
1. New England Patriots
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

2. New York Jets
Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

3. Buffalo Bills
Home: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks

4. Miami Dolphins
Home: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers
Away: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks

AFC NORTH
1. Cincinnati Bengals
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

2. Pittsburgh Steelers
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

3. Baltimore Ravens
Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

4. Cleveland Browns
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

AFC SOUTH
1. Houston Texans
Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

2. Indianapolis Colts
Home: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
Away: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

4. Tennessee Titans
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

AFC WEST
1. Denver Broncos
Home: Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers
Away: Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Kansas City Chiefs
Home: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers

3. Oakland Raiders
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4. San Diego Chargers
Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers

NFC EAST
1. Washington Redskins
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals

2. Philadelphia Eagles
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals

3. New York Giants
Home: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals
Away: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers

4. Dallas Cowboys
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC NORTH
1. Minnesota Vikings
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

2. Green Bay Packers
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

3. Detroit Lions
Home: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
Away: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

4. Chicago Bears
Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
Away: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

NFC SOUTH
1. Carolina Panthers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers
Away: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders

2. Atlanta Falcons
Home: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers
Away: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders

3. New Orleans Saints
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Home: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers

NFC WEST
1. Arizona Cardinals Home: St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, New York Jets
Away: St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

2. Seattle Seahawks
Home: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Jets

3. St. Louis Rams
Home: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, New York Jets

4. San Francisco 49ers
Home: Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, New York Jets
Away: Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

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Black Monday: Who’s safe, who isn’t, who’s already out?

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Like Black Friday, Black Monday seems to get started earlier and earlier every year. So with the process of passing out pink slips about to launch, let’s look at who’s safe, who isn’t, and who’s already out.

Buffalo: Owner Terry Pegula recently issued a statement making it clear that G.M. Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan will be back next year, without specifically saying so.

Miami: Coach Joe Philbin was fired during the season. G.M. Dennis Hickey and the Dolphins “parted ways” on Saturday.

Browns: Owner Jimmy Haslam has fired coach Mike Pettine and G.M. Ray Farmer. New executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown has control over the 53-man roster.

Colts: Coach Chuck Pagano, whose contract is expiring, reportedly is out. The fate of G.M. Ryan Grigson remains undetermined.

Jaguars: Owner Shad Khan has announced that coach Gus Bradley will return in 2016.

Titans: Coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired during the season. G.M. Ruston Webster won’t be retained. Interim coach Mike Mularkey is expected to become the permanent head coach.

Chargers: Coach Mike McCoy will be back, even if the team moves to L.A.. G.M. Tom Telesco received a new contract before the season started.

Cowboys: The Cowboys repeatedly have said coach Jason Garrett is safe.

Eagles: The Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday.

Giants: Coach Tom Coughlin has “stepped down.” G.M. Jerry Reese will be back.

Lions: G.M. Martin Mayhew was fired during the season. Coach Jim Caldwell’s fate is expected to be decided by the next General Manager.

Falcons: Some believe G.M. Thomas Dimitroff could be in trouble, but coach Dan Quinn has publicly declared that he wants Dimitroff to return.

Saints: Speculation has been swirling for weeks regarding the future of coach Sean Payton. He has said he wants to stay; the team has said nothing. Some think he will be essentially traded to a new team.

Rams: Coach Jeff Fisher reportedly is safe. It’s unclear whether G.M. Les Snead is at risk.

49ers: G.M. Trent Baalke is staying. Coach Jim Tomsula has been fired.

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NFL morning after: Rex Ryan’s revenge headlines a wild Week 17

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My favorite part of Week 17 of the NFL season, every year, is when a team with nothing to play for beats a team with everything to play for. And it was particularly special yesterday in Buffalo.

Bills coach Rex Ryan led his team to a surprising win over his former team, eliminating the Jets from playoff contention. It was the first time in NFL history that a coach had knocked the team he coached the previous year out of the playoffs.

“There’s a lot of teams that would have mailed it in. This team fought through a lot of outside negativity,” Ryan said after the game.

He’s right about that: There are a lot of teams that would have mailed it in. We saw some of those teams yesterday. I thought the Cowboys, in particular, looked like they simply didn’t care yesterday, as they fell behind Washington 24-0. Some teams, when they’re out of the playoff race, give up.

But Ryan didn’t let his team give up, and that made for a compelling Week 17 matchup. Another team that didn’t give up was Miami, which upset the Patriots and upended the AFC playoff picture in the process. Even teams that came up short, like the Chargers and Raiders, played tough, competitive games against playoff teams. It was a fun Week 17 because several teams played better than we had any reason to think they would.

Ryan did not have a good first season coaching the Bills. He has to fix his defense, and if he doesn’t he’s going to be on the hot seat a year from now. But he did have a very good Week 17.

Here are my other thoughts from the final day of the regular season:

Passing numbers have become silly. I mentioned that the Cowboys fell behind 24-0 to start the game against Washington. That meant that most of the game was garbage time, and in today’s NFL, a mediocre quarterback can put up huge numbers in garbage time. So Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore ended the game with 435 yards. That’s an incredible total — Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach never had more than 339 yards in a game in his entire career. But these days, a 435-yard game isn’t really anything special. It’s just something a mediocre backup quarterback can do in garbage time.

Chuck Pagano had a pretty good run. Although Pagano won’t be back as the Colts’ head coach, he had a good four years in Indianapolis: During his tenure, the Colts never had a losing record and won three playoff games. Not many coaches can say they had three playoff wins and no losing seasons in four years, but Pagano can. And he’s gone anyway.

Cam Newton plays like no quarterback ever. Yesterday Newton scored the 43rd rushing touchdown of his NFL career, tying Steve Young’s NFL record for a quarterback. Newton has now had two different seasons with 3,500 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns, something no other player has ever done, even once. And Newton has had at least 500 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns and 4.8 yards a carry in all five of his NFL seasons. Not only is he the only quarterback in NFL history who has done that, but only four running backs in NFL history have five such seasons. Newton is already a unique figure in NFL history, and he’s only 26 years old.

Peyton Manning is back. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak made the right call when he benched Brock Osweiler for Manning yesterday. The Broncos were trailing the Chargers 13-7 when Manning took the field, but they won 27-20 with Manning leading the way. I don’t believe Manning will ever deliver one of his vintage 400-yard games of old, but I do believe Manning can beat opposing defenses with his mind even if he can no longer do it with his arm. With the regular season over and the playoffs beginning, there’s nothing more exciting heading into January than one more chance to see what Peyton Manning can do.

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Week 17 early inactives

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back often to see the full list as it becomes available.

Saints at Falcons

Saints: WR Marques Colston, OL Andrus Peat, LB Dannell Ellerbe, QB Garrett Grayson, T Terron Armstead, TE RaShaun Allen, DT Kaleb Eulls

Falcons: RB Tevin Coleman, S Robenson Therezie, LB Tyler Starr, G Ben Garland, T Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, DE Malliciah Goodman

Jets at Bills

Jets: RB Bilal Powell, QB Bryce Petty, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones, OL Dakota Dozier, DL Josh Martin

Bills: LB Nigel Bradham, RB LeSean McCoy, WR Dezmin Lewis, QB Josh Johnson, LB Max Valles, DT T.J. Barnes, DE LaVar Edwards

Eagles at Giants

Eagles: WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Byron Maxwell, QB Thad Lewis, WR Jonathan Krause, CB Jaylen Watkins, LB Steven Means, T Tanner Hawkinson

Giants: S Craig Dahl, T Marshall Newhouse, S Cooper Taylor, WR Dwayne Harris, WR Geremy Davis, OL Emmett Cleary, DE Kerry Wynn

Lions at Bears

Lions: DE Jason Jones, WR Corey Fuller, RB George Winn, T Corey Robinson, DL Khyri Thornton, DT Jermelle Cudjo, DT Gabe Wright, OL Braxton Cave

Bears: C Hroniss Grasu, DE Jarvis Jenkins, WR Eddie Royal, CB Jacoby Glenn, OL Tayo Fabuluje, DL Terry Williams, TE Zach Miller

Ravens at Bengals

Ravens: QB Jimmy Clausen, CB Tray Walker, CB Sheldon Price, CB Jumal Rolle, S Jermaine Whitehead, LB Albert McClellan, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore

Bengals: QB Andy Dalton, TE Ryan Hewitt, WR Mario Alford, OL Eric Winston, DT Marcus Hardison, DT Pat Sims, DE Will Clarke

Steelers at Browns

Steelers: QB Mike Vick, WR Sammie Coates, CB Doran Grant, RB Jordan Todman, LB L.J. Fort, T Byron Stingily, DE Leterrius Walton

Browns: QB Johnny Manziel, CB Tramon Williams, RB Glenn Winston, WR Marlon Moore, DB Charles Gaines, WR Dwayne Bowe, LB Armonty Bryant

Redskins at Cowboys

Redskins: S Dashon Goldson, CB Quinton Dunbar, T Trent Williams, RB Matt Jones, QB Robert Griffin III, LB Perry Riley, DE Jason Hatcher

Cowboys:  QB Jameill Showers, WR Rodney Smith, DB Morris Claiborne, LB Sean Lee, G La’el Collins, T Chaz Green, WR Vince Mayle

 

Jaguars at Texans

Jaguars: RB T.J. Yeldon, LB Telvin Smith, CB Demetrius McCray, T Jermey Parnell, WR Bryan Walters, TE Nic Jacobs, DE Chris Smith

Texans: LB Jadeveon Clowney, WR Cecil Shorts, DE Jeoffrey Pagan, TE Garrett Graham, S Rahim Moore, G Oday Aboushi, LB Justin Tuggle

Titans at Colts

Titans: T Taylor Lewan, QB Marcus Mariota, WR Kendall Wright, WR Damaris Johnson, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Josh Aubrey, DE Ropati Pitoitua

Colts: QB Andrew Luck, QB Matt Hasselbeck, LB Trent Cole, QB Stephen Morris, S Winston Guy, LB Sio Moore, DT Kelcy Quarles

Patriots at Dolphins

Patriots: WR Julian Edelman, LB Dont’a Hightower, DE Chandler Jones, CB Justin Coleman, T Sebastian Vollmer, LB Jonathan Freeny, DT Sealver Siliga

Dolphins: QB Logan Thomas, CB Jamar Taylor, C Mike Pouncey, T Ja’Wuan James, LB Jelani Jenkins, OL Shelley Smith, DT Earl Mitchell

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Week 17 injury report roundup

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Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there’s one stop for all the news from every team playing on Sunday. In Week 17, that’s all 32 teams so, without further delay, the final injury report roundup of the regular season.

Saints at Falcons

Wide receiver Marques Colston (chest), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hip) and offensive lineman Andrus Peat (concussion) will not play for the Saints. Tackle Terron Armstead (knee) is questionable. Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) remains out after his ill-fated shower tumble and the Falcons’ 53-man roster is otherwise in good shape for the final game of the year.

Jets at Bills

Tackle Breno Giacomini (ankle) and running back Bilal Powell (ankle) are both questionable and Powell missed practice all week. The Bills will try to spoil the Jets’ playoff hopes without the help of linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) and running back LeSean McCoy (knee).

Lions at Bears

Lions center Travis Swanson (shoulder) won’t play and defensive end Jason Jones (neck, doubtful) is expected to miss the game as well. Running back Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) and wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) are listed as questionable and expected to play. Center Hroniss Grasu (knee) and wide receiver Eddie Royal (illness) are doubtful for the Bears. Running back Matt Forte (back) is questionable, but expressed no doubt about what could be his final game for the franchise.

Ravens at Bengals

Linebacker Albert McClellan (ankle) is questionable for the Ravens and the rest of the current roster is healthy for Week 17. Quarterback Andy Dalton (right thumb) and tight end Ryan Hewitt (knee, illness) won’t play for the Bengals, but tight end Tyler Eifert (concussion) is expected back in the lineup and quarterback AJ McCarron (left wrist) is probable.

Steelers at Browns

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness) and cornerback Doran Grant (groin) are questionable to play in a must-win game for the Steelers. Quarterback Johnny Manziel (concussion), wide receiver Marlon Moore (concussion), cornerback Tramon Williams (concussion) and running back Glenn Winston (concussion) are all out for the Browns. Tackle Joe Thomas (knee) is questionable, but his consecutive games and snaps streaks are expected to continue.

Redskins at Cowboys

The Redskins ruled out cornerback Quinton Dunbar (quadricep) and safety Dashon Goldson (shoulder, rib). Running back Matt Jones (hip) and linebacker Perry Riley (foot) are doubtful to play and five regulars — cornerback DeAngelo Hall (calf), defensive end Jason Hatcher (neck, knee), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (knee), running back Pierre Thomas (knee) and tackle Trent Williams (knee, foot) — are questionable. Dallas rookie guard La’El Collins (ankle) is doubtful while cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) are questionable.

Jaguars at Texans

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (knee) will miss the final game of his rookie season. Defensive tackle Abry Jones (knee) and linebacker Telvin Smith (shoulder) are going to miss the game as well. Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer (concussion) is set to return to the lineup, but linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (foot) and wide receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) won’t play.

Titans at Colts

The season is already over for Titans tackle Taylor Lewan (concussion), quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee) and wide receiver Kendall Wright (knee). The same is true for Colts linebacker Trent Cole (concussion), quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder, rib) and quarterback Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) unless a perfect storm of results lifts Indy into the playoffs.

Patriots at Dolphins

Cornerback Justin Coleman (concussion), wide receiver Julian Edelman (foot), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hand), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee), defensive end Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (ankle) will all sit out for the Patriots. Nine others are questionable, including wide receiver Danny Amendola (knee) and safety Devin McCourty (ankle). The Dolphins listed linebacker Jelani Jenkins (ankle) and center Mike Pouncey (foot, ankle) as doubtful while guard Jamil Douglas (ankle), tackle Ja’Wuan James (toe), wide receiver Rishard Matthews (ribs), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf) and wide receiver Kenny Stills (thigh) are all questionable.

Eagles at Giants

Eagles interim coach Pat Shurmur won’t have wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (ankle), defensive tackle Bennie Logan (calf) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (shoulder) in the lineup for a finale between disappointing clubs. The Giants will go without safety Craig Dahl (concussion), tackle Marshall Newhouse (concussion) and safety Cooper Taylor (concussion). Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (ankle) is questionable.

Seahawks at Cardinals

It’s another game without running back Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) for the Seahawks. Guard J.R. Sweezy (concussion) and tight end Luke Willson (concussion) are also out while tackle Russell Okung (calf) is doubtful. Safety Kam Chancellor (pelvis) is questionable. Wide receiver Michael Floyd (knee), linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee), safety Rashad Johnson (ankle, illness) and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker (ankle) are questionable for the Cardinals after getting in limited practices on Friday. Linebacker Markus Golden (knee) and defensive tackle Josh Mauro (calf) are out.

Buccaneers at Panthers

The Buccaneers placed safety Chris Conte (knee) on injured reserve Friday, leaving them with no one listed as anything other than probable. Running backs Jonathan Stewart (foot) and Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) are out for Carolina. Wide receiver Ted Ginn (knee) and safety Kurt Coleman (foot) are likely out after being listed as doubtful.

Chargers at Broncos

Offensive line injuries have been a constant for the Chargers this season and Week 17 brings more of the same. Guard Orlando Franklin (concussion) is out, tackle King Dunlap (ankle) is doubtful and tackle Chris Hairston (abdomen) and center Trevor Robinson (concussion, shoulder) are questionable. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (foot) is probable and expected to back up Brock Osweiler on Sunday. Linebacker Brandon Marshall (ankle) and safety T.J. Ward (ankle) are questionable.

Raiders at Chiefs

Cornerbacks D.J. Hayden (ankle) and Neiko Thorpe (neck) are questionable for the Raiders. Safety Charles Woodson (shoulder) is probable for his final NFL contest. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (knee) practiced Friday for the first time in more than a month. He’s listed as questionable, as are safety Husain Abdullah (concussion), linebacker Tamba Hali (thumb, knee) and tackle Jah Reid (knee).

Rams at 49ers

Rams running back Todd Gurley (foot) is doubtful for the final game of a strong rookie season and tackle Andrew Donnal (knee) is questionable. 49ers defensive tackle Quinton Dial (back) and linebacker Michael Wilhoite (ankle) won’t play and center Marcus Martin (concussion) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (knee) are expected to join them on the inactive list after drawing doubtful tags.

Vikings at Packers

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot) is expected to miss the game after being listed as doubtful, but the Vikings are otherwise in good shape healthwise for Sunday night. Tackle David Bakhtiari (ankle), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (groin), linebacker Mike Neal (hip), defensive tackle B.J. Raji (concussion) and cornerback Sam Shields (concussion) are questionable for the Packers, who didn’t practice Friday and often update the status of players after a Saturday workout.

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