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Titans add Marcus Mariota to injury report, expect him to play

The Titans added quarterback Marcus Mariota to their injury report Friday. He was limited in practice with an abdomen injury. Not to worry, though, the team expects him to play. The Titans ruled out only three players. Running back David Fluellen (knee), linebacker Brian Orakpo (elbow) and tight end Cole Wick (shoulder) will not play [more]

Odell Beckham out again this week

The Titans secondary won’t have to tangle with Odell Beckham this Sunday. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that Beckham has been ruled out for this weekend due to a quad injury. Beckham also missed last Sunday’s win over Washington and was out of practice Thursday after a limited session on Wednesday. Beckham didn’t specify [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chargers make the AFC West a race

The Chargers’ comeback win over the Chiefs on Thursday night created a tie atop the AFC West. The bad news for the Chargers is, the Chiefs still own the tiebreaker, and only have to win out to clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. That would require the Chargers to win on the road three [more]

Nine teams have playoff scenarios in Week 15

The NFL playoff race is heating up, and nine teams have playoff berths or seeds to play for in Week 15. Here are the playoff scenarios for this week, as distributed by the NFL: NFC CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams-NFC West New Orleans Saints-NFC South NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-2) (at Carolina (6-7), Monday night, 8:15 PM [more]

Derrick Henry named AFC offensive player of the week

There are some weeks where it is more difficult than others to identify the players of the week on offense, defense and special teams. This was not one of those weeks when it came to the AFC offensive player of the week. The competition was over after the first game of Week 14 was in [more]

If favored teams win, 9 of 12 playoff teams will be set this week

So far we know three of this year’s 12 playoff teams. If everything goes as expected, that number will triple by the end of the week. The Chiefs have already clinched an AFC playoff berth, and the Rams and Saints have already clinched their divisions. If all of the favored teams win in Week 15, [more]

Derrick Henry insists he left yards on the field against Jaguars

In his last game, Derrick Henry matched the record for the longest run in NFL history. He set the Titans team record for most yards in a game. Yet, the running back insists he left meat on the bone. “There were probably a couple runs I could have read better,” Henry said, via Paul Kuharsky [more]

Titans put Jonnu Smith and Jack Conklin on IR

The Titans remain in the knot of teams tied at 7-6 for the final AFC wild card berth, but they’re not going to have two important contributors down the stretch. The team announced that tight end Jonnu Smith and right tackle Jack Conklin were placed on injured reserve. Both suffered knee injuries in Sunday’s win [more]

Odell Beckham feels better, too soon to know about this week

Wide receiver Odell Beckham was a late addition to the Giants injury report as a quad injury caused him to be a limited participant in practice on Friday and then led to him being ruled out of Sunday’s game in Washington. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said on Sunday that the injury has been lingering, [more]

Doug Marrone: Leonard Fournette said he reacted to racial slur from fan

A video posted on TMZ Monday shows Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette engaged in verbal volleying with a fan during last Thursday’s game in Nashville and Fournette can be heard telling the other person that he “will beat your ass.” Fournette also tells the fan that he is “too old for that” before being led [more]

Leonard Fournette threatened to beat up a fan on Thursday night

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, fresh off a suspension for a fight the week earlier, threatened to fight a fan during Thursday night’s loss in Tennessee. Fournette is shown in a video published by TMZ standing on the Jaguars’ sideline and yelling at a fan until others on the sideline lead him away. Although the [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs were Sunday’s big winners

What a day for the Chiefs. Kansas City won on Sunday, and the leaders of the other three divisions in the AFC all lost. That means everything is setting up beautifully for the Chiefs to earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But there’s one big game ahead: Thursday night, when the Chargers are in [more]

Thursday night’s game saw a 21-percent drop in ratings

The trend has become familiar and clear: More people watch good games, fewer people watch not good games. The latest data point that proves this reality came Thursday night, when the FOX and NFL Network combined audience for a Jaguars-Titans game produced a rating 21 percent smaller than the Week 14 Thursday night game from [more]

Former Pro Bowler Tim Rossovich dies

Former Pro Bowler Tim Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento, California, after a long illness, the University of Southern California announced Friday. He was 72. The Eagles made Rossovich the 14th pick of the 1968 draft after he earned All-America honors at USC. He played defensive end and linebacker for Philadelphia for four seasons, earning Pro [more]

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