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Week 13 AFC playoff picture: Ravens move to No. 1 after Sunday night win

The Ravens survived four Lamar Jackson interceptions in a 16-10 win over the Browns on Sunday night and the win has moved them up to the top spot in the AFC playoff picture heading into Week 13. Baltimore got the boost thanks to their win and the Patriots’ victory over the Titans, who have lost [more]

Clyde Edwards-Helaire fined $10,300 for taunting

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran afoul of the NFL’s emphasis on taunting penalties last weekend and he heard from the league about his penalty this week. Edwards-Helaire was flagged for pointing at Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford as he made his way into the end zone for a touchdown. The foul didn’t take the touchdown [more]

Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies at 75

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp died Saturday. He was 75. Culp announced two weeks ago he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Curley Culp,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “He was a wonderful man of [more]

The Week 11 “After Further Review” focuses on a necessary rule change, and more

Our new Wednesday segment, dubbed After Further Review, is a platform for pointing out officiating errors that otherwise go unacknowledged by the NFL. But it’s also an opportunity to do something else the NFL currently fails to do — to have a semi-intelligent conversation about good calls or close calls. It’s also a chance to [more]

Eric Bieniemy still confident he’ll get a head-coaching job, eventually

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been one of the NFL’s hottest head coaching candidates for years, but so far he hasn’t received an offer. Nonetheless, Bieniemy thinks he’s going to be a head coach some day. Bieniemy is interviewed in John Feinstein’s book Raise a Fist, Take a Knee, and he expresses confidence that [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Chris Jones named AFC defensive player of the week

The Chiefs look like they’ve got their swagger back and defensive lineman Chris Jones is a significant reason why. After starting out the season playing along the edge and dealing with an injury, Jones is healthy and playing more on the inside. He made a clear impact in Kansas City’s Week 11 win over Dallas [more]

NFL flexes Chiefs-Broncos to Sunday Night Football in Week 13

The NFL has elected to swap two underachieving NFC West teams for a matchup between two AFC West teams in Week 13. Instead of the Seahawks and 49ers, the Chiefs and Broncos will be playing on Sunday Night Football on Dec. 5. It isn’t much of a surprise that the 5-5 49ers and 3-7 Seahawks [more]

Chiefs sign long snapper James Winchester to contract extension

The Chiefs are keeping one of their core special teams players around for another couple of seasons. Kansas City signed long snapper James Winchester to a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player at his position, agent Ken Sarnoff told EPSN. Winchester has been with the Chiefs since 2015 and has not missed a [more]

Michael Irvin is “hot about” Amari Cooper’s unvaccinated status

Before training camp, Hall of Fame Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin made a very simple, apolitical case about the COVID vaccine. With availability tied to getting vaccinated, players need to get vaccinated. With Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper missing two games after testing positive as an unvaccinated player, Irvin is not pleased. “I’m absolutely hot about it,” [more]

Week 12 AFC playoff picture: Here come the Patriots

Eleven weeks of the 2021 NFL season are in the books and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus with Thanksgiving a few days away The Titans remain on top of the conference, but a Week 11 loss to the Texans has dropped them closer to the competition and they could be off [more]

Edwards-Helaire taunting call was the right application of a bad rule

The response has become damn near Pavlovian. It goes like this. An NFL player draws a foul for taunting, and then Twitter explodes with shouts of “NO FUN LEAGUE!” Setting aside for now the question of why witnessing taunting makes football more “fun” for anyone, resisting the rule at this point is futile. The league [more]

Patrick Mahomes calls Micah Parsons a “special player” after Sunday’s win

The Cowboys offense fell flat in Kansas City on Sunday, but their defense kept them within striking distance all afternoon. Rookie Micah Parsons was a big reason for that. Parsons sacked Patrick Mahomes twice and forced a fumble to continue an outstanding rookie season and earn high praise from the player he spent the day [more]

Dak Prescott confirms he’s vaccinated but remains supportive of Amari Cooper

The Cowboys could have used Amari Cooper on Sunday, especially after CeeDee Lamb left with a concussion on the final snap of the first half. Cooper was back home, presumably watching on TV, as he isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. Without him, the Cowboys failed to score a touchdown, managed only 194 passing yards [more]

Tyrann Mathieu woke up with a swollen knee but still played

The Chiefs added safety Tyrann Mathieu to the injury report Sunday, listing him as questionable. He played, but the Chiefs revealed more details about what happened after the 19-9 win over the Cowboys. “He had surgery on that knee at one time, and his knee swelled up overnight, which is a little unusual,” Chiefs coach [more]

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