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Packers are the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl

Eight teams remain in the hunt for a Super Bowl trophy. Who’s the favorite to win it?According to the Points Bet sports book, the Packers are the current favorites, at +375. (Bet $100 to win $375.) The Chiefs are next, at +400.The Bills come in third at +500, following by the Bucs at +550, the [more]

Kyler Murray makes weak closing argument for second contract

The primary goal for Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray on Monday night was, obviously, to win his first ever NFL playoff game. An important secondary objective lingered just below the surface.With Murray eligible for a second contract, he needed a strong performance to position himself for a major deal in the 2022 offseason.Last night’s showing will [more]

Report: Vikings request interview with Raheem Morris

The Vikings are set to interview Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for their head coaching vacancy this week and they would reportedly also like to speak with the guy running the defense for Tampa’s divisional round opponents.According to multiple reports, the Vikings have requested an interview with Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. It’s the first [more]

Aaron Donald: I think Kyler Murray wasn’t comfortable at all

Quarterback Kyler Murray lamented the fact that the Cardinals weren’t “competitive” in Monday night’s loss to the Rams.But a significant part of why that happened was Los Angeles’ relentless defensive performance.Murray was sacked twice and hit five times. But he was rarely able to get his feet set and deliver accurate passes — especially early.“I [more]

Manningcast caps first year with accidental “S” bomb from Peyton

The first year of the Manningcast on ESPN featured plenty of social-media buzz, not-great ratings, and a handful of moments that were largely unprecedented from the broadcasters of an NFL game.The 10-episode run ended with Peyton Manning uttering in the midst of an issue with his audio, “Can’t hear shit.” Everyone who was watching did.“Nevermind,” [more]

Kliff Kingsbury has a bad habit of late-season slides

As the Cardinals pick up the pieces of a season that was, in the opinion of J.J. Watt, a “massive failure,” the latter stages of the campaign featured a similar outcome for coach Kliff Kingsbury.For the ninth straight year, first at Texas Tech and now at Arizona, Kingsbury has had a solid start followed by [more]

“Super” wild card round wasn’t

Last year, with the playoff field expanding to 14 teams and the first weekend growing to six games, the NFL coined a new term: Super wild card round.There’s wasn’t much super about this year’s six-pack of games.Of the half-dozen contests, four were blowouts, with margins of 16 points (Bucs over Eagles), 21 points (Chiefs over [more]

Eric Weddle had an “amazing, crazy week” ending two-year retirement by playing Monday night

Rams safety Eric Weddle got on the field for 19 plays in Monday night’s win over the Cardinals, a shocking return to play for a player who announced his retirement two years ago. Afterward Weddle was thrilled to be a part of it.Calling it an “amazing, crazy week” getting ready for the game, Weddle said [more]

Sean McVay: Cam Akers “unbelievable” and getting more confident

Getting running back Cam Akers on the field at all was a remarkable development for a Rams team that assumed they’d lost him for the season when he tore his Achilles in July, but Akers showed on Monday night that he’s not just along for the ride.Akers ran 17 times for 55 yards and caught [more]

Kyler Murray: “Disappointing” we couldn’t make it competitive

Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt called the team’s season a “massive failure” after Monday night’s 34-11 loss to the Rams was in the books and quarterback Kyler Murray agreed with that assessment when it was his turn to meet with the media.Murray said that the goal of the team is to win the Super Bowl [more]

Bucs favored by 3 over Rams, all four home teams favored in divisional round

After the Rams beat the Cardinals on Monday night, they opened as underdogs for Sunday’s divisional round game at Tampa Bay.The Buccaneers initially opened as 2.5-point favorites and quickly moved to 3-point favorites over the Rams at most sports books. Bettors are showing faith in the Bucs even though the Rams won 34-24 when the [more]

Budda Baker says “I am doing good” after collision with Cam Akers

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker left Monday night’s Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Rams secured to a stretcher after a violent collision with running back Cam Akers.The left side of Baker’s head to the brunt of Akers’ impact as he slammed off the turf and remained down on the field for several minutes. [more]

Matthew Stafford on first playoff victory: I’m just excited for our team

In his 13th season as a pro but first with the Rams, Matthew Stafford has cleared an elusive hurdle — his first postseason win.Stafford got it with Los Angeles’ 34-11 drubbing of division-rival Arizona. And he did it by playing clean football, recording his first turnover-free game since the Rams defeated the Cardinals back in [more]

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

The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Eight teams remain in the Divisional round entering next weekend. Teams left in the NFL playoffs include: Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.READ [more]

Matthew Stafford’s historically efficient night comes with far fewer passes than runs

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford finally has won a playoff game. Along the way, he generated the highest single-game postseason passer rating for any quarterback in franchise history.Via NFL Research, Stafford’s 154.5 passer rating eclipsed single-game numbers from Norm Van Brocklin (149.3) and Kurt Warner (143.0).Stafford threw only 17 times, completing 13 of his throws for [more]

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