| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:20 PM
The New England Patriots had the benefit of a week off after their regular-season finale.
So what else is new?
This is the fifth consecutive season the Patriots have earned one of the AFC's top two seedings, allowing them to sit out the wild-card...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Five years into his career as an NFL head coach, Mike Tomlin had steered the Pittsburgh Steelers to four playoff berths, three division titles, two Super Bowls and one world championship. No one considered him another Lombardi, Walsh or Belichick, but the...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:08 AM
On Saturday night, for the first time ever, the Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game.
Before fans, pundits, coaches and players turn their attention to the team's divisional-round matchup (against the favored-by-more-than-a-...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs beat visiting San Diego, 19-7, on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere.
The Chiefs needed Cleveland to beat Baltimore and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
This is it. Championship week. Congratulations if you've made it this far in your fantasy football playoffs.
My condolences if you fell short. A lot of fantasy coachces who looked like sure bets heading into Week 15 found themselves on the outside...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:25 PM
When the Ravens last traveled to Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-touchdown performance set off an overhaul of the defensive backfield that only recently ended.
The secondary that carried the Ravens into the playoffs...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Unfortunately, the Bears didn’t lose as badly to the Saints as I wanted, but at least they lost at home to a team as miserable as they have been and they lost in front of a lot of empty seats.
All the better to drive home the need for change.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:17 PM
This should come as a surprise to no one, but if the Ravens are still standing after Saturday night's playoff matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, it will be because Joe Flacco is still one of the best clutch quarterbacks in the NFL....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:21 PM
This time, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler owed everyone an apology.
Nothing says "I'm sorry" for an NFL starting quarterback quite like throwing three interceptions.
In a season full of regression, Cutler bottomed out Monday night at Soldier Field...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:09 AM
Every week, reporter Jon Meoli will serve up five stats you should know heading into that week's Ravens game. This week's stats, prepared ahead of Saturday’s AFC divisional round showdown with the New England Patriots, focus on quarterback Joe...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:27 AM
When Ravens strong safety Darian Stewart intercepted Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum on Sunday, it marked more than his just his first interception of the season.
It was also Stewart's first interception since 2011, when he returned New Orleans...