Jan 1 (Reuters) – With Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson set to make playoff debuts, the year of the rookie continues in the National Football League (NFL). But defense and experience win championships and few know the road to the Super Bowl better than longtime quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. The wild-card weekend kicks off on Saturday with the Cincinnati Bengals visiting the Houston Texans, followed by NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings renewing hostilities on Lambeau Field’s famous frozen tundra. …
PREVIEW-NFL-Playoffs offer clash of generations (Reuters)
Lovie Smith’s defense was a perennial strength during nine seasons with the Chicago Bears. His offense, almost always a weakness and a 28th-ranked unit in 2012, never came around and that is what led to his dismissal after a 10-win season.
GM: Lagging offense cost Lovie Smith job (The SportsXchange)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had too many playoff misses and too many problems on offense. That’s why general manager Phil Emery fired coach Lovie Smith.
Bears GM: Playoff misses did in Smith (The Associated Press)
There will no Denver-to San Diego front office shuffle. CBS Sports reports that Denver personnel man Matt Russell has declined a chance to interview …
Matt Russell won’t be going to Chargers
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, who tied for the league’s best record at 13-3, are well aware of one of the NFL’s biggest truisms: more often than not, the regular season is for suckers.
Regular season winners don’t always make champions (The Associated Press)
The Buffalo Bills are seeking permission to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for their head coaching job, ESPN reported Tuesday.
Bills seek permission to interview McCoy (The SportsXchange)
The Buffalo Bills have asked for permission to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. McCoy will be…
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Bills seeking to interview Mike McCoy
Russ Lande takes another stab with Mock Draft Version 3.0 to start the new year.
NFP Mock Draft 3.0 (National Football Post)
The ESPN.com end-of-season NFL Power Rankings are out and the Atlanta Falcons were a unanimous choice at No. 2. The Denver Broncos were the unanimous…
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NFL Power Rankings: Falcons No. 2
What team do you want to see the Denver Broncos play in the divisional round of the playoffs? Denver will play the lowest seed of these teams: Baltim…
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Poll: Denver’s next opponent