NFC South

New England Patriots Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Expert Picks & 5 Best Bets For AFC Championship Game

The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown they can survive their nerves in a low-scoring playoff debut and they’ve shown they can survive a shootout going into Pittsburgh to take out the No. 2 Steelers. And yet, they were still headed toward being a double-digit underdog against the New England Patriots …

New England

Love for Saints conquers disappointment in Minnesota | Editorial | NOLA.com

The Saints lost to the Vikings Sunday in the most excruciating way possible when Minnesota's Stefon Diggs hauled in a pass with 10 seconds to go, …

New Orleans

Joe Thomas Attempting To Recruit Drew Brees To Browns

All-Pro offensive tackle <b>Joe Thomas</b> is already attempting to recruit impending free agent quarterback <b>Drew Brees</b> to the <b>Cleveland Browns</b>. No, …

Drew Brees

Vikings, Eagles back in the NFC title game

The Vikings are going to get the Eagles again after all.<p>Back in early November, when the season was halfway done, I postulated that the Minnesota …

NFL

Halfway There At Running Back

<b>BY IRA KAUFMAN</b><p>The Bucs aren’t set at running back by any means, but they shouldn’t feel desperate, either.<p>The emergence of Peyton Barber late in the …

Saquon Barkley

3 Worst NFL Coaching Decisions From Divisional Playoff Round

You thought last week was bad in the coaching department? Man, the <b>NFL</b>‘s divisional playoff round was an entire weekend of “hold my beer” moments …

Chris Boswell

Falcons should consider adding Jimmy Graham

Yes, tight end Austin Hooper had a solid year for the Falcons in 2017, with 49 catches for 526 yards and three scores. But the team hasn’t had a …

NFL

AFC West awards: Coach of the year decided between Chiefs, Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was the sole unanimous pick for our postseason awards in the AFC West, so that left plenty of debate for …

AFC West

Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills WR Zay Jones had successful shoulder surgery.<p>Here’s an early look at the Dolphins’ free agent options.<p>The Patriots have no problem with Jaguars …

NFL

Saints' Drew Brees Doesn't Want to Test Free Agency This Offseason

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has no intention of testing free agency this offseason, nor does he plan on leaving the only franchise he's known for the past 12 years.<p>"I'm not in the mood to make anything secretive," Brees said, per ESPN.com's Mike Triplett. "It's the same way I felt two …

Drew Brees

Carolina Panthers: Grading Cam Newton’s 2017 season

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)<p>In his seventh professional season, Cam Newton continues to grow into his position as the franchise quarterback …

NFL

Saints QB Drew Brees says he doesn't plan on testing free agency

METAIRIE, La. - Drew Brees said he doesn't plan on testing the free agent market this year or waiting until the start of the new league year on March …

Drew Brees

Saints sweep NFC South honors, with Alvin Kamara as top offensive player: ESPN | NOLA.com

The NFC South has been ruled by top quarterbacks for several years now, with Drew Brees leading the way.<p>But might the division now make way for …

Alvin Kamara

Los Angeles Rams run away with NFC West awards

Not only did the Los Angeles Rams finish first in the NFC West with an 11-5 record in 2017, but the team also swept our postseason awards, as chosen …

Cooper Kupp

Report | Falcons To Retain Steve Sarkisian For 2018

The <b>Atlanta Falcons</b> are expected to retain offensive coordinator <b>Steve Sarkisian</b> for the 2018 season, according to a report from NFL insider Ian …

College & University

Sean Payton on “Skol” clap to Vikings fans: Good playoff fun

While the Vikings waited to take a knee after Stefon Diggs‘ game-winning touchdown against the Saints, quarterback Case Keenum led the fans at U.S. …

NFL

MVP, rookie of the year and other award winners in each NFL division

Who was the rookie of the year in the AFC South this season: Deshaun Watson or Leonard Fournette? What about the offensive MVP in the NFC West: Jared …

Deshaun Watson

NFL Shop accidentally sent ‘Conference Championship Bound’ emails to fans of the 4 teams that lost

The league’s source for official licensed merchandise really twisted the dagger here.<p>It’s bad enough to watch your favorite team’s Super Bowl hopes evaporate with a loss in the Divisional Round. Nobody needs the NFL Shop rubbing salt in those wounds with an email mistake.<p>Except that’s exactly what …

Mike Mularkey

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million. That move became one of the …

Ryan Ramczyk

AFC & NFC Conference Championship matchups set, with three fresh faces

The NFC South has been swiftly and brutally eliminated from the playoffs, which leaves only the Vikings and Eagles standing on the NFC side. On the …

Saints', Steelers' coaching staffs selected for Pro Bowl

Divisional-round losses won't provide extra rest for coaches of the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers.<p>The NFL announced Monday that the …

Sports

Thomas Davis still believes he has a shot at Super Bowl in final year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It wasn’t a surprise on Friday when Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said he would hang up his cleats after the 2018 …

Luke Kuechly

Drew Brees Says He Wants To Return To Saints

<b>Drew Brees</b> will be a free agent this offseason, but don’t worry <b>New Orleans Saints</b> fans, the veteran quarterback isn’t interested in leaving town just …

Drew Brees

Sharp bettors banking on favorites in Sunday's NFL Divisional Round matchups

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Mike Tomlin

Stefon Diggs' Miracle TD Gives Vikings Dramatic Win over Drew Brees, Saints

No NFL team has ever played a Super Bowl on its home turf, but the Minnesota Vikings moved one step closer to making history as they outlasted the New Orleans Saints, 29-24, in an instant classic at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday evening.<p>While the Vikings owned a commanding 17-0 halftime lead, Saints …

Stefon Diggs

Falcons rookie burns the Saints with a celebratory tweet after New Orleans' last-second loss

Falcons rookie defensive end Takkarist McKinley is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Atlanta. If his draft-day moment and impressive rookie season weren’t enough, his postgame reaction to the Saints’ 29-24 loss to the Vikings will certainly do the trick.<p>After Stefon Diggs’ last-second, 61-yard …

Takkarist McKinley

Marcus Williams Talks After Missed Tackle Against Vikings

<b>New Orleans Saints</b> safety <b>Marcus Williams</b> finds himself on the wrong side of history, having whiffed on a tackle of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver …

Stefon Diggs

Saints vs. Vikings: TV Schedule, Odds, Ticket Info, Game Time and More

The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings are expected to produce a playoff epic on Sunday.<p>The divisional-round contest at U.S. Bank Stadium might not reach the level of drama the 2010 NFC Championship Game between the two teams did, but we're still expecting a close affair to finish off the …

Latavius Murray

5 Bold Predictions For Falcons-Eagles

The <b>Philadelphia Eagles</b> and <b>Atlanta Falcons</b> have met in the playoffs three times. On each occasion, the home team won.<p>That doesn’t bode well for the …

Nick Foles

Oklahoma Drill | Thomas Davis

For me, I really can't see me playing past the 2018 season. This will definitely be my last year coming up. One of the reasons is I want to continue …

Marcell Dareus