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Aaron Rodgers: Relationship with Brian Gutekunst has grown “a lot”

At one point in April 2021, a report emerged that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wanted the team to fire G.M. Brian Gutekunst. Rodgers, who knows how to send a message when he wants to, allowed that one to marinate.Now that the 2021 season has ended for the Packers, Rodgers has a glowing assessment of Gutekunst, [more]

Giants interviewing Lou Anarumo

Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has come up with winning game plans the last two weeks and he’s moved himself into consideration for at least one head coaching job.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Giants are interviewing Anarumo for their head coaching vacancy on Sunday morning. It’s the first time Anarumo’s name has [more]

NFL playoff schedule 2022: Bracket, dates, times, TV channel, scores for AFC, NFC Divisional round games

The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Six teams remain in the Divisional round entering today. Teams left in the NFL playoffs include: Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.READ MORE: PFT’s NFL 2022 divisional round [more]

Sean Payton’s future with the Saints becomes an issue

The man who coined the phrase Sunday Splash! report is the topic of one all over again.Saints coach Sean Payton, who went through a stretch of multiple seasons in which NFL pregame newshounds sniffed around (and reported about) the possibility of Payton leaving New Orleans, has not yet committed to remaining with the team in [more]

Report: Tom Brady “remains noncommittal” to playing in 2022

Consider Bruce Arians potentially shocked.The smoke regarding a potential Tom Brady retirement after the 2021 season is building, even though he previously had said — on multiple occasions — that he’ll play through 2022, the year in which he turns 45, and then decide what to do after that.Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: It’s never going to be pretty, but we find a way

The 49ers offense didn’t score a touchdown on Saturday night, but the team is still going to the NFC Championship Game.A blocked punt late in the fourth quarter was returned for a game-tying touchdown by Talanoa Hufanga and the 49ers were able to come up with a 44-yard drive in the final minutes to set [more]

Deebo Samuel says he’s fine despite limping off the field after picking up big first down

San Francisco receiver/running back Deebo Samuel made one of the biggest plays of the game on Saturday night when he ran for nine yards on third-and-7 with a minute left, setting up the game-winning field goal. But after that play, he appeared to be injured.The good news is, Samuel indicated just moments after limping off [more]

Robbie Gould is 20-for-20 on field goals in his playoff career after game-winner in Green Bay

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is taking his place as one of the great playoff kickers in NFL history.After hitting a 45-yard field goal in the snow at Lambeau Field as time expired on Saturday night, Gould is now 20-for-20 in his career in the postseason.No kicker in NFL history has as many playoff [more]

Aaron Rodgers: I’ll “take some time” but then make a decision before free agency

The clock is ticking on Aaron Rodgers‘s next move, sooner than he expected.Following Saturday night’s upset loss at home to the 49ers, Rodgers said he’s going to figure things out, and that he’ll make a decision before free agency begins.“I’m gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here,” Rodgers told reporters [more]

Matt LaFleur: “We’d be crazy” not to want Aaron Rodgers back

Does Aaron Rodgers want to keep playing for the Packers? That remains to be seen. Packers coach Matt LaFleur wants Rodgers to stay.“Certainly we want him back here,” LaFleur told reporters after Saturday’s stunning home loss in the playoffs to the 49ers. “I think we’d be crazy to not want him back here.”Frankly, they’re crazy [more]

Packers had 10 players on the field for game-deciding field goal

It’s never easy to block a field goal. It’s even harder without 11 players on the field.The Packers had only 10 players on the field for the field goal attempt that resulted in the 49ers upsetting Green Bay and advancing to the NFC Championship.“That’s unacceptable,” coach Matt LaFleur told reporters after the game. “That’s on [more]

Trent Williams on crutches, headed for X-rays after Saturday’s win

49ers left tackle Trent Williams battled through an ankle injury on Saturday night, but went for further medical evaluation after the 13-10 win.Reporters in Green Bay noted that Williams was on crutches after the game and headed for the X-ray room to have tests done on his injury. There’s unlikely to be a definitive update [more]

Packers continue to struggle at home in postseason

For the second straight year, the Packers have lost at Lambeau Field in the playoffs after earning the No. 1 seed. It continues a troubling 20-year trend of home playoff losses for a team that was once unbeatable in the playoffs on the frozen tundra.From 1939 through 2001, the Packers went 14-0 at home in [more]

Both No. 1 seeds lose in divisional round for first time since 2010

Saturday was a bad day for the top seeds in both conferences.The Titans and Packers both lost at home on last-second field goals by their opponents. Tennessee sacked Joe Burrow nine times, but their offense couldn’t convert a key fourth down and Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions in a 19-16 loss. The Packers failed to [more]

Is that it for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay?

When the 2021 season began, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that quarterback Aaron Rodgers wouldn’t return to the Packers in 2022. As the campaign progressed, a vibe emerged that maybe he’ll be back.Now, with the No. 1 seed once again squandered by the Packers and Rodgers, what come next?Rodgers will meet with reporters soon. [more]

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