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Matt Ryan affirms himself as playoff victor (3 TDs), leader (meeting)

They can get back to the NFC Playoffs next season. The Falcons' defense pressured Russell Wilson and forced two fourth quarter interceptions, helping Atlanta secure a 36-20 victory. Bennett had arthroscopic knee surgery weeks later and missed five games, but returned for the stretch run and had a sack in each of his last four games.

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National Football League makes Steelers-Chiefs a night game due to ice storm warning

Sunday will likely continue both the Chiefs' playoff misfortune and the Steelers' winning streak. "We're a team that's really balanced", Bell said. Sure, there are weapons in all-world tight end Travis Kelce , along with Hill, who also caught 61 passes for 593 yards as a multi-faceted Slash-like threat, but Kansas City's offense doesn't possess enough fire power to blow the Steelers out.

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Patriots Not Allowing Football Game Against Texans To Become Distraction

The Patriots coach was shown in a photo posted on social media napping with his girlfriend on the Nantucket ferry in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during New England's bye week. "There's nothing easy about it". It shouldn't come as much surprise that Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork labeled the Patriots' stable of running backs as "very, very, very explosive" and "very dynamic" earlier this week.

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CJ Prosise (shoulder) will be game-time call for Seahawks

He plays hard every snap". Last season, Atlanta collapsed after a 6-1 start to finish 8-8 and miss the postseason for the third consecutive year. "You take those lessons and now you apply them and you are better for it". 11. The closest margin of victory in the four games played in the opening round was 13 points. Seattle did not give up 30 points in a game once in the 11 games he was healthy.

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Chiefs-Steelers has been rescheduled to Sunday night

I wanted to show them what I could do. The season resumed in Oakland after a bye week, and the Chiefs played perhaps their most complete game of the season, cooling off the hot Raiders 26-10. Sutton has the same problem as Andy Reid: they're so in-tune to their team and football philosophy that they just overthink it. Kansas City's defense is built to play ball-hawking cover 1 defense.

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Why the Texans can upset the Patriots — FTW

When my time is called, I'll be there to make a play. He's hoping that he and his teammates can do enough to slow down Brady on Saturday and help their offense - like they did against Oakland. Like you said, he's Tom Brady . While this game provides proof that National Football League playoff matchups are rarely viewed as utterly lopsided, at the exact same time it shows upsets do happen despite the public perception going in.

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Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Preview

Yesterday's came at the end of the first half, a half in which, until the last couple of minutes, Rodgers and the Packers couldn't get anything going. This time, Eli had to watch Rodgers do it to the Giants. Overall the Cowboys were over a yard better per play - 6.8 to 5.6. Eli Manning will have a chance to achieve a three-peat on Sunday, Jan.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association votes to expand World Cup to 48 teams

Starting in 2026, the competition will be made up of 16 groups of 3 countries. There were also options for the 37-member FIFA Council to vote for a 40-team tournament, with 10 groups of four or eight groups of five, but the only other 48-team proposal saw a 32-team one-game knockout round with the winners joining 16 already-qualified teams.

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5 reasons Alabama will win

It is the second straight year Powell will end his season on a championship stage. Meanwhile, Hurts and the Alabama offense have been mired in a slump, including an uninspired performance against Washington in which Hurts went 7-for-14 for only 57 yards.

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Inactive players for Steelers vs. Dolphins AFC wild-card game

Also, the Giants haven't put up 28 points in a single game in I don't know how long and they may have to do that to keep up with the Pack. The biggest play of the drive was a short wide receiver screen from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown that Brown turned into a 50-yard touchdown .

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Minnesota expected to hire PJ Fleck as coach

Before this season, Western Michigan had never been so much as ranked in the Top 25, and it ended the year No. 15 in the final College Football Playoff poll. One of the criticisms Cubit heard from WMU followers is that he didn't recruit well in MI and the surrounding area, however he did get several good football players from Florida.

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Locals share their predictions on Monday's National Championship Game

It's nearly a given that Alabama will shut down the run against Clemson , because they do against everybody. Alabama has managed to get this far with Jalen Hurts by simplifying portions of its offense in an effort to limit the decisions he has to make on the field.

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249 goals: Rooney proud to equal Charlton record

Though Manchester United are favourites to win the game, Reading would have a say as they have won eight out of ten games since losing at Arsenal in the EFL Cup fourth round back in October. Personal gongs eluded him, but to be fair, they've eluded nearly everyone thanks to Messrs Messi and Ronaldo who've made the World Player of the Year and Ballon D'or awards their personal fiefdom.

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James Cook: Lions have a lot to overcome vs. Seahawks

Of course, they did most of that damage at home, but they've managed to keep things close when every indication is that they shouldn't. It was Rawls who was the star of the game for the Seahawks, giving them a much-needed boost in the running back and setting a Seattle postseason record with 161 yards on 27 carries, eclipsing Marhawn Lynch's 156 in 2014.

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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill ruled out vs. Steelers

Multiple media reports yesterday indicated Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill would not be available for the team's Wildcard playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Jones had 36 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 14 games this season, including five starts. "It's important to play your best football late in the season when it matters the most".

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National Championship Game Betting Preview: #1 Alabama vs. #2 Clemson

ESPN's daily COLLEGE FOOTBALL news and information show - will air Wednesday and Thursday in a special one-hour show beginning at 1 p.m. on ESPN from the campuses of Alabama and Clemson. Bryant won all six of his in Tuscaloosa. The freshman from Channelview, Texas (on the east side of Houston), has netted 891 yards on 181 attempts with 12 TDs, the only player to cross the goal line in Bama's 10-0 November win at LSU.

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Cavs Strike Trade For Kyle Korver

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add a 3-point shooter to their roster. Korver, 35, joined the Atlanta Hawks in 2012 after a successful tenure with the Chicago Bulls . "The Hawks are going to do what is best for them". "Obviously, it's a great opportunity for me to go to Cleveland", Korver said after not playing for Atlanta on Thursday night in New Orleans .

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Rookie quarterback to start in Raiders-Texans playoff game

Savage supplanted the ineffective Osweiler against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 18. Cook will be the third starting quarterback in three weeks, after MVP candidate Carr broke his leg against the Colts on December 24. The challenge ahead for both teams is to make the best of the given roster components. Pretty much anybody can get yards against the Raiders' defense, of course, which Osweiler & Co.

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Pochettino reveals key to title bid after win over Chelsea

That is always the challenge". "We must continue to work and to improve". But the defense is now leaking goals , conceding four in the last two matches after only letting in two in the previous 12 fixtures. Identical goals were the underdoing of Chelsea , which couldn't contain the aerial threat posed by Dele Alli either side of halftime. "He is showing his potential, but not only him", he explained.

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Giroud, Sanchez Inspire Arsenal Fightback Vs 10-Man Bournemouth

We should not have made these kinds of mistakes. Not many managers have spoken up about "fixture congestion", but to the ones that did- we say kudos to you good sir. Bournemouth were left to hang on when skipper Simon Francis was sent off for a lunge on Ramsey. Wenger has freshened up the central midfield with Ramsey and Coquelin joining Xhaka but it is no surprise to see Olivier Giroud keep his place after that wonder goal.

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Why the Seahawks Should Defeat the 49ers

SEATTLE KEY TRENDS: The Seahawks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games coming off an ATS loss and are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game. "You're not going to get a guy that's going to be like him". Fights. Ejections. A general manager and a coach fired around the game. "I said, 'hey little guy, can't you get in the end zone there?' In my opinion I think he's the comeback player of the year to ...

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Seahawks wrap up regular season with 25-23 win over 49ers

But that was about all the Legion of Boom seemed interested in allowing on Sunday, as the Seahawks out gained the Niners 366 yards to just 99 yards over the final three quarters. 15 in yards allowed, 13th in points allowed, and the defense logged only 25 sacks, which was tied for fewest in the league entering the final week of the regular season.

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Pittsburgh Steelers beat Cleveland Browns in OT: Score, stats, recap

This provides Cleveland with an opportunity finish the season with two straight wins and earn a victory in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2003. They were able to do that successfully and now have the best player in the draft-ostensibly, at least-coming to them in April. A field goal in the extra period gave Cleveland a brief lead, but a 4th-and-2 conversion in Browns territory was followed by a touchdown pass from Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones to Cobi Hamilton to seal ...

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New York Giants Playoff Chances: Seeding & Potential Matchups Week 17

Live streaming is available via NBC Sports Live Extra . BUCS 17, PANTHERS 16: Jameis Winston threw for 202 yards and one touchdown in the win, but the 9-7 Buccanneers were eliminated from playoff contention. The team announced the moves after the game. Two quarters to go before the NFC North title is crowned. We understand what we need to do to get to this point.

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When does the Sugar Bowl start?

Monday night's Sugar Bowl in New Orleans will mark the continuation of a family legacy for one University of Oklahoma player. The Sooners (10-2) have one of the nation's best offenses, scoring at least 34 points in all nine conference victories.

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Tom Brady and New England Patriots Enter Postseason With Momentum

They have the most wins in all of the AFC. It all seems so inevitable, and why shouldn't it? If we can just get a turnover late in that drive, it changes. The question they must answer in Pittsburgh: Can they find that other level? Miami's quarterback threw two touchdown passes and was picked off once as part of a 205-yard day.

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Anfield will be a 'scary' place, says Wijnaldum

Jurgen Klopp's newly invigorated squad is one point ahead of City , and the two are six and seven points behind league leaders Chelsea, respectively. Guardiola will renew a rivalry with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp that they began in Germany and he admires the former Borussia Dortmund coach for his use of a high-paced pressing game.

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Quote: Ronda Rousey Will Retire After UFC 207

The loss was Rousey's second consecutive defeat, and even though she did not get knocked out cold as she did in her last fight against Holly Holm, she was still dominated from start to finish in a fight that was over before it began. Nunes has successfully defended 73 percent of her opponents' takedown attempts. The fight everyone is talking about it Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey.

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Alabama and Washington set to face off in College Football Playoff

While Alabama was subjected to regional elitism and snobbery, many from the South chose to view the game as a re-enactment of the Civil War, with the team from Seattle representing the Yankees and Northern aggression - historical and geographical accuracy be damned.

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Jabrill Peppers Will Not Play In Orange Bowl Due To Injury

The last one up is the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Seminoles have faced some criticism for their decision to unwind on some Jet Skis Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Orange Bowl tonight. Paterno's Nittany Lions were heavy favorites, but FSU gave the last great bowl performance of Bowden's tenure and almost pulled off the upset. Why and how these two particular teams are playing in this bowl? However, since then, he has been on fire, averaging 154.7 rushing yards per game.