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Eli Apple: I’ll talk my biggest trash, and whether I back it up or don’t, it doesn’t matter

Bengals cornerback Eli Apple hasn’t tweeted since the AFC Championship Game, only retweeting, without comment, a tweet from teammate Mike Hilton. That despite the Bills and the Chiefs going at him after the 23-20 loss.The shots at Apple this week stemmed from Apple’s “Cancun on 3” tweet at Stefon Diggs after the Bengals’ 27-10 win [more]

Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox wouldn’t have practiced Wednesday

The Eagles did not hold a practice session on Wednesday, but they did have to release their first injury report ahead of the Super Bowl anyway.That report includes estimated participation levels and the team said that five members of the active roster would not have practiced. The group includes a pair of starting offensive linemen.Left [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kadarius Toney would not have practiced on Wednesday

Though Super Bowl LVII won’t be played until next Sunday, both the Chiefs and Eagles will issue injury reports throughout this week.Kansas City did not practice on Wednesday, but its first estimated report illustrates a banged-up offense.Receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring), and Mecole Hardman (pelvis) all would not have practiced. All three players [more]

When will Tom Brady join Fox?

Now that Tom Brady has retired from football, he’ll eventually embark on his next career of talking about football.Last year, Brady struck a 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox to become the network’s No. 1 analyst. Given that he’s done with football, he can start working for Fox.Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports [more]

Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills is indicted on rape and kidnapping charges

Josh Sills, an undrafted rookie in 2022 who made the 53-man roster with the Eagles, has been indicted on charges of rape and kidnapping.Via TMZ.com, the allegations arise from an incident that occurred on December 5, 2019, in his home state of Ohio. He allegedly “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held [more]

Nick Sirianni: When you start treating these games differently, that’s when mistakes happen

The Eagles will be back in the Super Bowl next week, but it’ll be their first time playing in the game under head coach Nick Sirianni.With a game of this magnitude, Sirianni knows there will be extra attention and some things will have to change. But the second-year head coach wants to make things as [more]

Chiefs’ rookie class has made a huge impact

When the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill last offseason, many wondered whether they could maintain a Super Bowl-caliber offense. As it turned out, the Hill trade was a big part of building their Super Bowl-caliber defense.The Chiefs picked up additional first-, second- and fourth-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft in the Hill trade, and those [more]

Derek Carr makes it a clean sweep of Pro Bowl replacement QBs in AFC

Derek Carr did not end the 2022 season as a starting quarterback, but he’s still a Pro Bowler.Carr announced on Tuesday that he will be taking part in this year’s Pro Bowl festivities. He’s the third replacement quarterback on the AFC side as Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley have already been [more]

Cam Heyward replaces Chris Jones for Pro Bowl games

The Steelers will have a representative at this week’s Pro Bowl games.With Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones unable to take part with Kansas City advancing to Super Bowl LVII, defensive tackle Cam Heyward will be on the roster in Jones’ stead.Heyward started all 17 games for the Steelers in 2022, recording 10.5 sacks, 22 quarterback [more]

Tom Brady: Flags should only be thrown when violations are clear, obvious, and prolonged

The bigger the game, the louder the complaints about bad calls. And there were some loud complaints about bad calls from Sunday’s conference championship games.“It’s just the way sports are, you know, it’s just another thing for us to get emotional about,” Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said in the latest episode of his Let’s Go! [more]

Bengals-Chiefs averages 53.1 million viewers

The sequel did better than the original.Bengals-Chiefs AFC Championship 2.0 drew a bigger audience than Bengals-Chiefs 1.0.Per CBS, 53.124 million on average watched the game on Sunday night. It’s an 11-percent increase over last year’s game between the same two teams.The game peaked at nearly 59.374 million viewers, presumably late in the fourth quarter.In all, [more]

Trevor Lawrence replaces Patrick Mahomes on Pro Bowl roster

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the latest replacement added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.The NFL announced that Lawrence will take the place of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes because Mahomes will be going to the Super Bowl. It’s the first time Lawrence has been named a Pro Bowler.Lawrence was 387-of-584 for 4,113 yards, 25 touchdowns, [more]

Report: Tests on Willie Gay’s shoulder were encouraging

Linebacker Willie Gay was one of a handful of Chiefs players to leave the AFC Championship Game with an injury and early word on his outlook for the Super Bowl is positive.Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that tests to determine the severity of Gay’s shoulder injury were encouraging. That’s left him feeling optimistic about being [more]

Joe Burrow on Bengals-Chiefs trash talk: Makes football fun, it’s an emotional game

There was plenty of trash talk between the Bengals and Chiefs before, during and after the AFC Championship Game, but Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says that’s not an indication that there’s any lack of respect among the players.Burrow said after the game that he thinks highly of the Chiefs and their players and accepts that [more]

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