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Sean McDermott on kicking field goals: I wanted to get points - ProFootballTalk

Sean McDermott on kicking field goals: I wanted to get points - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Bills took a 9-0 lead into the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game, but the next two-plus quarters didn’t go nearly as well for them.Kansas City scored its first touchdown early in the fourth quarter and would outscore the Bills 38-6 until the Bills scored nine late points to make the final score a more cosmetically pleasing 38-24. The six points they scored during the Chiefs’ run came on a pair of short field goals by on either side of halftime.After the game, Bills coach Sean McDermott was asked why he didn’t leave one of...

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Mecole Hardman glad coaches didn't lose confidence in him - ProFootballTalk

Mecole Hardman glad coaches didn't lose confidence in him - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesChiefs wide receiver experienced agony and ecstasy during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.Agony came in the first quarter when Hardman muffed a punt inside his own 10-yard-line. The Bills recovered and scored a touchdown that put them up 9-0 early in the game.Hardman got chances to make up for the blunder in the second quarter. He scored the team’s first touchdown when he ran in a screen pass from three yards out and then set up their go-ahead score with a 50-yard run on the first play of their next possession.“Just a dumb ,” Hardman...

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Sarah Thomas will be first woman official at Super Bowl; Carl Cheffers to ref - ProFootballTalk

Sarah Thomas will be first woman official at Super Bowl; Carl Cheffers to ref - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe NFL announced the officiating crew for Super Bowl LV on Tuesday.Carl Cheffers has been named the referee for the game. He was the referee for Super Bowl LI and has officiated 17 playoff games over the course of his career.Down judge Sarah Thomas will be part of Cheffers’ crew. Thomas will be a Super Bowl. She is also the first woman to officiate any NFL game.“Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said in a statement. “Her elite...

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Falcons hire Frank Bush as linebackers coach - ProFootballTalk

Falcons hire Frank Bush as linebackers coach - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Falcons announced four more members of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff on Friday.Frank Bush will be the team’s linebackers coach. Bush spent the last two seasons as the linebackers coach and assistant head coach of the Jets. He also served as their defensive coordinator for the final four games of the 2020 season after the Jets fired Gregg Williams.Bush has had stops with various other teams over his three decades as a coach, including a stint with the Titans from 2011-2012 when Smith was also on the Tennessee staff.The Falcons also...

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Ken Dorsey, Ike Hilliard, Anthony Lynn in mix for Lions offensive coordinator - ProFootballTalk

Ken Dorsey, Ike Hilliard, Anthony Lynn in mix for Lions offensive coordinator - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Lions have their in place, but they still need to find someone to run the offense on Dan Campbell’s staff.Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban interviewed for the offensive coordinator job this week and reports have identified three others who are in the mix for the job.Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Steelers wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard for the job. The former NFL wideout joined the Steelers last year and has also been a position coach in Washington and Buffalo.Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that former...

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Tom Brady: Let's keep road winning streak going - ProFootballTalk

Tom Brady: Let's keep road winning streak going - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty Imagesplayed a lot of playoff games over 20 years in New England, but the quarterback didn’t play too many of them on the road.Only eight of the 41 postseason games took place on the road — nine were Super Bowls played at a neutral site — but he’s getting used to life away from home with the Buccaneers. They won in Washington to open this playoff season and got another win in New Orleans last weekend.Those wins make it seven in a row outside of Tampa for the Bucs and they’ll be back on the road for the NFC Championship Game. Brady called...

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Aaron Rodgers: My future is a beautiful mystery - ProFootballTalk

Aaron Rodgers: My future is a beautiful mystery - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he doesn’t want anyone on the team thinking about the Super Bowl because “you’ll get your ass beat and you’ll be on Monday” if you do.Packers quarterback has a similar view when it comes to looking beyond this Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Rodgers was asked on Wednesday if he’s thought about the possibility that his fifth trip to the game will be his final one.Rodgers said that he’s “staying in the present” and isn’t going to think about what the future might hold.“I hope , but I...

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Bruce Arians: Too early to tell if Antonio Brown can play - ProFootballTalk

Bruce Arians: Too early to tell if Antonio Brown can play - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers wide receiver avoided a major knee injury, but the team doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play in Green Bay this Sunday.The passed on the good news from tests on Brown’s knee also said that he’d be considered day-to-day heading into the game. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians confirmed that was the case on Wednesday and said that it was too early to tell if he’ll be able to play.Brown was not spotted by reporters during the open portion of Wednesday’s practice, although they noted it was essentially a walkthrough with more...

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Brad Holmes says Lions will retool, not rebuild - ProFootballTalk

Brad Holmes says Lions will retool, not rebuild - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBrad Holmes was hired as the Lions’ new General Manager this month and organizations rarely make changes in that role when things have been going well.The Lions are no exception. They went 14-33-1 over the last three seasons and the lack of success under former G.M. would seem to leave Holmes with a lot of work to do in order to push the team in the right direction.Holmes didn’t focus on long-term plans at his introductory press conference, however. Holmes said his “approach is to make sure that we can put the most competitive team...

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Antonio Brown getting MRI on knee - ProFootballTalk

Antonio Brown getting MRI on knee - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers wide receiver only played 29 snaps in Sunday’s win over the Saints and his ability to play any snaps in the NFC Championship Game will depend on how a visit with doctors goes on Monday.Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Brown is having an MRI on his knee. Arians expects to have an update on his condition later in the day.Brown caught one pass for 10 yards in the 30-20 victory in New Orleans. and each made big catches in the second half while Brown was on the sideline for the Bucs.Brown played in two AFC title games...

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Chris Godwin "moving forward" after drop-filled playoff debut - ProFootballTalk

Chris Godwin "moving forward" after drop-filled playoff debut - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers wide receiver had five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday’s 31-23 win over the Washington Football Team, but he could have had bigger numbers.Godwin dropped four passes in the win, which equaled the number of drops that he’d had over four NFL seasons and, per ESPN, was the most in since 2007. Godwin said Wednesday that it was a “rough day” and that it “was definitely something I had to learn from.”The wideout believes that he’s done that ahead of this week’s matchup with the Saints.“I think I’m moving...

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Mike Evans, Chris Godwin limited in Bucs practice - ProFootballTalk

Mike Evans, Chris Godwin limited in Bucs practice - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers wide reciever feels he “” when he hurt his knee in Week 17 and he’s working with the team to make sure all remains well for Sunday’s game against the Saints.Evans was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. Fellow widout joined him in that category as he manages hip and groin injuries.Running back Thomas Jones did not practice due that kept him from playing last Saturday night. Right guard , defensive end (knee), and defensive lineman (calf) were also out of practice. Cappa will not play this week due to a fractured...

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Ronald Jones did not practice Wednesday - ProFootballTalk

Ronald Jones did not practice Wednesday - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers running back wasn’t on the practice field on Wednesday.Jones was active for last Saturday night’s game against the Washington Football Team, but he did not play because of a quad injury that went from a minor issue to a major one in the hours leading up to kickoff. Head coach Bruce Arians said that Jones has been getting better, but he was not well enough to get on the practice field.Arians said, via multiple reporters, that the hope is that Jones will be able to practice on Thursday.The Bucs did get running back back on the...

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Bruce Arians: Deonte Harris is a guy that scares me - ProFootballTalk

Bruce Arians: Deonte Harris is a guy that scares me - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Saints targeted with 25 passes during his nine regular season appearances, but he took on a bigger role in the offense against the Bears last Sunday.Harris had seven passes come his way and he caught them all for 83 yards in the 21-9 victory. That was the same amount of targets that wide receiver Michael Thomas and tight end received, which caught the eye of Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians.Arians was asked about the Saints getting Thomas back from injured reserve during his Monday press conference, but his response focused on...

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Mike Vrabel on Isaiah Wilson's future: I wouldn't even begin to be able to answer - ProFootballTalk

Mike Vrabel on Isaiah Wilson's future: I wouldn't even begin to be able to answer - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Titans used the 29th pick of the 2020 draft on tackle , but they reaped no rewards from the selection.Wilson was arrested for DUI just before the season opener, had two stints on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and was suspended for violating team rules. The rookie played four snaps in his lone appearance of a lost season and head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t touch a question about Wilson’s future during a Monday press conference.“I on Isaiah,” Vrabel said, via Adam Sparks of the Tennessean. “I wouldn’t even begin to be able to eloquently...

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Lions request interview with Todd Bowles - ProFootballTalk

Lions request interview with Todd Bowles - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Lions have added another name to their list of head coaching candidates.Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that they have with Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. The interview request was made before Saturday night’s Bucs win and Bowles can speak with the Lions now that it is done.Bowles is also expected to speak with the Falcons about this week.Bowles was 24-40 over four seasons as the Jets head coach. He was fired after the 2018 season and has spent the last two years on Bruce Arians’ staff in Tampa. The Bucs were eighth...

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Tom Brady: Certainly a lot to improve on - ProFootballTalk

Tom Brady: Certainly a lot to improve on - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Buccaneers won their first playoff game since Super Bowl XXXVII on Saturday night, but the postgame reaction wasn’t totally celebratory.Head coach Bruce Arians said the defense was “terrible” until the final minutes and quarterback found things were lacking on his side of the ball as well. Brady credited wide receiver for playing through an injury and running back for stepping into a bigger role when got hurt in warmups, but said the team has to do more than they did in over Washington.“They both played great, and we needed ,” Brady...

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Raheem Morris interviewing with Jaguars Thursday - ProFootballTalk

Raheem Morris interviewing with Jaguars Thursday - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesRaheem Morris closed out the 2020 season as the Falcons’ interim head coach and he’s talking to another team about their full-time position on Thursday.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Morris the Jaguars. Morris with the Falcons about remaining with the team before the end of the regular season, but they’ve had interviews with several other candidates this week.Morris was 4-7 with the Falcons this year and 17-31 in three seasons as the Buccaneers head coach. He opened the 2020 season as Atlanta’s defensive coordinator.The Jaguars...

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Byron Leftwich on Marshall head coaching job: Just focused on the game - ProFootballTalk

Byron Leftwich on Marshall head coaching job: Just focused on the game - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesMarshall University fired their head coach Doc Holliday this week and Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich’s name has come up in conversations about who will replace him in the job.Bruce Feldman of TheAthletic.com reports that Leftwich is the “” for the Thundering Herd. Leftwich was the school’s starting quarterback for three seasons before becoming the No. 7 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, which makes it easy to understand why he’d be an appealing name for the school.On Wednesday, Leftwich said that he’s not thinking...

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Ben Roethlisberger won't play Sunday, Mason Rudolph starts - ProFootballTalk

Ben Roethlisberger won't play Sunday, Mason Rudolph starts - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe last time that Steelers quarterback started against the Browns, he wound up being blasted in the head by a helmet-wielding during a post-play fracas.Rudolph will get another chance to face Garrett and the Browns in Week 17. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that quarterback will not play against Cleveland this weekend and that Rudolph will get the start in his place.“I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to him about it, but I’m sure he’s excited about the opportunity to start,” Tomlin said of Rudolph.Tomlin noted...

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Ronald Jones up to full practice for Bucs - ProFootballTalk

Ronald Jones up to full practice for Bucs - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesOnce the Buccaneers activated running back from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the only obstacle to his return to the lineup was a potential issue with his fractured pinky.Jones had a pin a couple of weeks ago and he got in on Wednesday. That return to work had no negative effects on the pinky because he got bumped up to full participation on Thursday.Assuming all remains good Friday, Jones should be on the field against the Falcons as the Buccaneers try for a win that would lock them into the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs.The injury news...

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Ronald Jones "looked good" in return to practice - ProFootballTalk

Ronald Jones "looked good" in return to practice - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Buccaneers activated running back from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week and that meant he practiced on Wednesday for the first time in over two weeks.In addition to dealing with COVID-19, Jones has also been recovering from surgery to insert a pin . Head coach Bruce Arians gave Jones a positive review after his return to the field.“I thought Ro looked good learning how to . [He] caught the ball okay,” Arians said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.Cornerback also practiced after missing last Sunday with a groin strain. Arians...

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Steelers have heard from NFL about maskless locker room celebration - ProFootballTalk

Steelers have heard from NFL about maskless locker room celebration - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesAfter the Steelers clinched the AFC North with Sunday’s win over the Colts, players from the team posted videos from the celebration in the locker room on social media.Wide receivers and of that showed many of them not wearing masks as mandated by the league’s COVID-19 protocols. The Saints and stripped of a draft pick earlier this season after similar videos went viral, although the severity of the penalty was influenced by previous COVID-19 violations.During his Tuesday , Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that he has not spoken to...

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Jim Schwartz: We've got to have a no-hat rule this week - ProFootballTalk

Jim Schwartz: We've got to have a no-hat rule this week - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesEagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was asked to sum up how the defense performed in 2020 at a Tuesday press conference, but said that he wouldn’t answer the question with a game left on the schedule.While the Eagles are out of playoff contention, Schwartz said he felt there was “too much at stake” to start reviewing the season at this point. The biggest thing at stake is a chance to make sure Washington doesn’t get to celebrate an NFC East title at Lincoln Financial Field.“It might not be at stake for us as a team with a playoff...

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Bucs hope to get Ronald Jones back this week - ProFootballTalk

Bucs hope to get Ronald Jones back this week - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Buccaneers won’t be for their Week 17 game against the Falcons, but it remains to be seen if running back will be joining them.Jones has missed the last two games while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Jones could be cleared this week, but head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that he wasn’t sure when they might happen and when Jones might be able to work with the team.“Your guess is . Hopefully he’s clearing the COVID and we get him in the building to look at him,” Jones said, via Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.Jones also had...

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