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Chiefs are betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, and next year’s too

With four teams remaining in contention to win Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs are the favorites. And with 32 teams in contention to win Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs are the favorites to win next year, too. The current odds at Caesars Sportsbook have the Chiefs as 11-10 favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl. [more]

Brady, Peyton, Ben absent from AFC Championship for first time in 17 years

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be welcomed into an exclusive club on Sunday, a club that Patrick Mahomes became a member of last year, and a club that has had surprisingly few members in recent years. That club is quarterbacks who have started the AFC Championship Game. When Tannehill’s Titans take on Mahomes’ Chiefs on [more]

NFL divisional round viewership up 2 percent

The NFL saw a slight uptick in TV viewership for the divisional round of the playoffs. The league says that average viewership for the four divisional round games was 33.2 million viewers, a 2 percent increase over the 32.6 million viewers that last year’s divisional round averaged. On Saturday the afternoon game was up and [more]

Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday night’s playoff game was compelling, but a matchup of Baltimore and Nashville simply won’t generate the same eyeballs as an L.A. team versus America’s Team. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, the average audience for Titans-Ravens on Saturday night dropped by nearly four million viewers in comparison to last year’s Saturday night divisional-round [more]

Playoff exit takes nothing away from Lamar Jackson’s special season

In this age of hot takery and random gasbaggery, it’s no surprise that some are using Baltimore’s loss to the Titans as a vehicle for knocking quarterback Lamar Jackson. But regardless of what the Ravens did (didn’t do) in the postseason, nothing diminishes his spectacular regular season. The hottest of the gasbaggish asshat takes goes [more]

Ravens center Matt Skura’s knee injury was severe

The Ravens haven’t had center Matt Skura since his Week 12 knee injury, but we now know how serious that injury was. After Saturday’s loss to the Titans, Skura told Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun that he tore the anterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament, and the posterior cruciate ligament in his left [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Marshal Yanda accuses Jeffery Simmons of spitting in his face

Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda has thought about retirement in the past, but didn’t want to answer any questions about his 2020 plans after Saturday night’s loss to the Titans. He did want to talk about Titans rookie defensive Jeffery Simmons, however. Yanda told reporters after the game that Simmons spit in his face during [more]

Titans earn 16-point win as 10-point underdog

The combination of the Titans being such big underdogs, and winning so easily, made Saturday night’s victory in Baltimore a rare achievement in NFL history. The Titans were 10-point underdogs and won 28-12. To win by 16 as a 10-point underdog is so rare that it was only the third time an underdog that big [more]

Marlon Humphrey believes Ravens identity is playoff chokers

The Ravens were heavy favorites at home on Saturday night, but Derrick Henry and the Titans steamrolled them for a 28-12 win that leaves the NFL’s top regular season time out of the running for a Super Bowl. It’s the second straight year that the Ravens have lost at home in their first playoff game [more]

Derrick Henry: Stats are good, win is better

Titans running back Derrick Henry is breaking records while helping the team keep its season alive. Henry ran 30 times for 195 yards in Saturday night’s 28-12 thumping of the Ravens and that makes three straight games that Henry has gone for at least 180 yards on the ground. He’s also run for more yards [more]

Ravens’ loss dusts off Week 17 rest-or-rust debate

The question of whether a team with nothing for which to play should play to win in Week 17 has received another data point for when it inevitably arises again. The Ravens, who secured the No. 1 seed with a Week 16 win over the Browns, rested key starters for the regular-season finale. As a [more]

John Harbaugh: Titans beat us in the trenches

The Ravens set the record for the most rushing yards in NFL history this regular season, but in their playoff loss, the Titans ran them over. Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that the Titans’ offensive and defensive lines took over the game on Saturday. “The trenches on both sides, they played extremely well,” Harbaugh said, [more]

Lamar Jackson: We just beat ourselves

Lamar Jackson will win the MVP award. He won’t win the Lombardi Trophy. No quarterback has won the MVP award and the Super Bowl in the same season since Kurt Warner in 1999. Jackson’s performance Saturday, and the resulting upset loss by the Ravens, doesn’t diminish anything the quarterback did during the regular season. He [more]

Titans stun Ravens 28-12 behind Derrick Henry to reach AFC title game

Who saw this coming? For the first time since the 2010 postseason, a No. 6 seed has upset a No. 1 seed. Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards and threw a touchdown pass, leading the Titans to a stunning 28-12 victory over the heavily favored Ravens. The winner of the Houston-Kansas City game Sunday will [more]

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