ProFootballTalk: Cardinals’ Bruce Arians is under the most pressure this week

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Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison agree that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is under the most pressure this championship weekend against the Panthers stellar defense. Will Carson Palmer be more aggressive this week?

PFT Live: Malik Jackson, Patriots talk with Tom Curran

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We’ll be looking ahead to the AFC championship game on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live.

Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson will join Mike Florio for a discussion about Sunday’s game against the Patriots. They’ll talk about what the Broncos can take away from their regular season win over the Patriots and the challenges that the Patriots will present for the Broncos defense.

Those topics will also be part of conversations with Broncos insider Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports Network and Patriots insider Tom Curran of CSN New England.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

ProFootballTalk: Patriots’ pass-catchers vs. Broncos’ DBs will be the key

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For all the talk about Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, Rodney Harrison insists the most important part of the Pats-Broncos matchup will be New England’s pass-catchers ability to separate against Denver’s secondary.

 

ProFootballTalk: McCarthy should have gone for 2 and the win after Hail Mary

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Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio agree that Mike McCarthy and the Packers should have gone for the 2-point conversion and the win vs. Arizona after Aaron Rodgers completed the Hail Mary TD with no time left. Do you agree?

ProFootballTalk: Carson Palmer has to win game for Cardinals vs. Panthers

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Despite how well rookie RB David Johnson played at the end of the season for the Cardinals, he’s likely going to struggle against the Panthers defense. That means it’s up to Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald this week.

PFT Live: Michael Floyd, Divisional round recap

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And then there were four.

The divisional round of the playoffs whittled down the remaining contenders for this year’s Super Bowl and we’ll be talking about all of the biggest developments from the weekend’s action on Monday’s PFT Live. Mike Florio will break down why the Patriots, Broncos, Panthers and Cardinals were able to win and take a look ahead to see if they can repeat their success in the conference title game.

Florio will be chatting with Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd as well to get some first-hand thoughts on their 26-20 overtime win over the Packers. Floyd had one of the biggest catches of the game when he reeled in a deflected pass in the end zone to give the Cards a lead in the fourth quarter. It was Floyd’s second touchdown catch of the game and we’ll hear about it and more during his visit.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

PFT Live: Divisional round preview, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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We move another big step closer to the Super Bowl this weekend as the final eight teams left playing square off to set up next week’s conference title games.

The Chiefs and Patriots kick off the fun on Saturday afternoon and Mike Florio will be covering everything you need to know about that game and the other three contests during Friday’s edition of PFT Live. He’ll break down the matchups, provide the latest on injuries and much more during the show.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will join the show to preview the Steelers’ matchup with the Broncos while Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times will do the same for the Seahawks and Panthers.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

PFT Live: Mike Holmgren, Bob Glauber, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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The NFL coaching carousel continues to spin this week and we’ll have a former NFL head coach with us on Thursday’s PFT Live to talk about the movement around the league.

Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren will join Mike Florio for a conversation about the current coaching landscape. Holmgren expressed some interest in returning to that landscape with the 49ers in the past, although nothing has come of that interest in this hiring cycle.

Bob Glauber of Newsday will be on the show as well to discuss the Giants’ decision to promote offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to Tom Coughlin’s old job and the possibility that McAdoo will face Coughlin as the coach of the Eagles twice next season. Darin Gantt of PFT rounds out the guest list with a look ahead at this weekend’s Panthers-Seahawks game.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

ProFootballTalk: Where does the Rams’ move to L.A. leave Chargers, Raiders?

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A decision on where the Chargers will end up is going to have to be made quickly and the thinking is that owner Dean Spanos will take the deal and move to Los Angeles. However, the Raiders are likely to stay in Oakland.

ProFootballTalk: Chiefs will have tough time slowing down Gronk

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The Chiefs’ defense has been one of the best units in the NFL over the last two months, but Rodney Harrison expects Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski to give Kansas City fits in their divisional round matchup.

ProFootballTalk: Peyton Manning needs to be ready for extra pressure from Steelers

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Peyton Manning had an extra week to get ready for the Steelers, so expect him to have a plan ready to dissect Pittsburgh’s defense. Rodney Harrison expects Manning to get the ball out quickly on Sunday.

Will San Diego Chargers’ owner decide to keep team in San Diego?

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Chargers majority owner Alex Spanos didn’t want to go into Inglewood with Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke, but that’s the situation he’s now faced with. Mike Florio believes Spanos will ultimately decide to move the team.

Stan Kroenke’s presentation put Inglewood project over the top

When St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke gave his proposal for the Rams new stadium in Inglewood, the L.A. Committee viewed it as a no-brainer compared to the presentation for the stadium in Carson.

Is Ben Roethlisberger purposefully exaggerating about his injury?

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger has had a history of opening up too much about his injuries. It’s a trend that continued after the win over the Bengals, but maybe he’s trying to make it sound worse than it is.

PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, Browns talk with Tony Grossi

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The NFL announced its return to Los Angeles on Tuesday night with the Rams being the chosen team for the City of Angels.

The Chargers were also trying to make a move, but the league passed on their plan for a joint stadium with the Raiders. Instead, they’ll head back to San Diego and have a year to work out a deal to join the Rams at their forthcoming stadium in Inglewood.

On Wednesday’s PFT Live, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune will join Mike Florio to sift through the decision. They’ll discuss how the Chargers will proceed and the chances of getting the stadium deal that’s failed to come together in San Diego to this point.

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland will join the show as well to provide an update on where things stand with the Browns’ search for a new head coach. Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune will do the same for the Buccaneers.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.