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Future of Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff tied to head coach hire

The future of Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is tied to the organizations hiring of their next head coach. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is leading the search for a new head coach with Dimitroff’s status tied to the hire. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, both Dimitroff and assistant Scott Pioli are angling for the Falcons to hire New England Patriots...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Herron finds endzone on Colts opening drive, Bengals fighting on sidelines(GIF)

Dan Herron ran into the endzone on the Colts opening drive of their Wild Card Round game against the Bengals. The touchdown by Herron came on a two yard run and was the first the Colts had scored all season on their opening possession. Prior to Herron’s touchdown the Colts last opening drive touchdown came a year ago in the playoffs against the Chiefs. VINE – Daniel Herron...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Full list of inactives for Colts and Bengals: Green, Gresham out while Richardson in

The Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals will face off against one another on Sunday in a Wild Card Round match-up. Below are the full list of inactives for the first round match-up that will take place from Lucas Oil Stadium. Most notable in this match-up will be the absence of Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and tight end Jermaine Gresham. The Colts will have running back...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jermaine Gresham ruled out for Bengals who already are without A.J. Green

Good luck Cincinnati. After wide receiver A.J. Green was ruled out yesterday, the Bengals have ruled out tight end Jermaine Gresham as well for today’s Wild Card Round game against the Indianapolis Colts. Gresham’s back will prevent him from going today after he was unable to get loose during pregame warmups. Without Gresham on the field the Bengals will be left with Ryan Hewitt...
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Jaromir Jagr becomes oldest NHL player to record hat trick

Jaromir Jagr continues to amaze. Approaching his 43rd birthday, Jagr became the oldest player to record a hat trick as he led the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. Jagr’s three goals were joined by two others off the sticks of Patik Elias and Scott Gomez. All five of the Devils goals came from players 35 or older. “It’s not easy...
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Jim Harbaugh is on the Ravens sidelines without khakis

Now that Jim Harbaugh is no longer the head coach of the 49ers it should come as no surprise that he is around to support his brother John and the Ravens. After being announced as the head coach at the University of Michigan this week, Harbaugh showed up at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to cheer on his brother’s Ravens. Even more surprising? Someone got Harbaugh to change out of...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell Suggs picks off Ben Roethlisberger with between the legs catch (GIF)

The momentum was starting to go the way of the Steelers in Saturday’s Wild Card Round game. Down by eight the Steelers had just gotten the ball back and were looking for a repeat of their last possession in which they went 45 yards on two plays for a touchdown. Instead a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisbeger was tipped to Ravens defender Terrell Suggs who went down to the ground...
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Roethlisberger finds Brown for long pass, hits Bryant for TD (GIF)

After prying away a fumble, the Steelers took little time in making the Ravens pay. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went right on the attack finding Antonio Brown for a 45 yard pass which was initially ruled a touchdown. The play was reviewed to make sure Brown made it into the endzone without being tackled and it was revealed that his knee was down. Here's the great Roethlisberger...
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Cardinals playoff failure falls on front office, not just Ryan Lindley

The Arizona Cardinals were historic on Saturday night during their Wild Card Round loss to the Carolina Panthers. Starting third string Ryan Lindley at quarterback the Cardinals amassed just 77 yards of offense, the worst mark in the history of the NFL playoffs. Lindley was as bad as anyone could have guessed on Saturday looking clueless under center while committing self defeating...
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Cardale Jones tweets that his uncle has two weeks to live

In just over a week the Ohio State Buckeyes will play against the Oregon Ducks in the national championship game. Starting at quarterback for the Buckeyes will be third string Cardale Jones who showed on Thursday that he was more than capable of performing against the Alabama Crimson Tide. On Saturday night Jones revealed on twitter that his uncle had less than two weeks to live...
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A.J. Green ruled out for playoff game against Colts

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been ruled out for Sunday’s Wild Card Round game against the Colts. Green suffered a concussion in the Bengals regular season loss to the Steleers a week ago. While he was able to practice lightly earlier this week he was unable to get clearance for Sunday’s game. The downgrading of Green to out severely hurts the Bengals passing attack....
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Inactives for Cardinals and Panthers Wild Card matchup

The early Saturday game is a matchup between the NFC South winning Panthers and the Cardinals. Below are the inactives for the Panthers and Cardinals ahead of their early round matchup. There are no surprises. Panthers inactives: FS Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, DE Frank Alexander, OT David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu. Cardinals inactives: QB...
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Bills emerging as option for Mike Shanahan

The Bills recently had head coach Doug Marrone opt out of his contract. General manager Doug Whatley will stay around and choose the successor of Marrone. That successor could be former Broncos and Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Previously Shanahan has been linked to the open jobs with the 49ers and Bears. Bills also setting up interview with former Broncos and Redskins HC...
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Wade Phillips to interview for Redskins defensive coordinator spot

Wade Phillips will interview with the Redskins this coming week for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Phillips, 67, sat out of football this season after being fired by the Texans after he had been promoted to interim head coach. As a head coach Phillips has struggled but as a defensive coordinator he has been very successful in his career. His days of being a head coach...
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Orioles and Chris Tillman have interest in extension

The Orioles and starting pitcher Chris Tillman have mutual interest in a contract extension. Tillman, 26, is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter. He will not be able to hit free agency until 2018 but tht has not stopped the two sides from expressing interest in a contract extension after the right hander has gone over the 200 innings mark in each of the last two...
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Dan Haren still hoping for return to West Coast

Getty Images This winter the Dodgers traded starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Marlins against his wishes. Previously Haren had told the club that he would retire if he was moved out of the Los Angeles area. MLB’s Joe Frisaro reports Haren has still be weighing his options since the Dec. 10 trade and has informed the Marlins of his desire to pitch on the west coast. Haren also...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio emerging as favorite for vacant Raiders head coaching job

The Raiders are looking for a new head coach. They could find him on a divisional rival. Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is one of the names the Raiders have shown interest in. Under Del Rio the Broncos defense has become a dominant force. Mike Kils of the Denver Posts reports the Raiders are trying to interview Del Rio on Saturday. The Broncos are off this week but will...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Helu excited about free agency

After years of being the handcuff to Alfred Morris, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. is heading towards free agency. “I’m very excited,” Helu Jr. about his future. “Because it’s the first time I’ve gone into an offseason where I get to see what else is out there and I’m not restricted to a rookie pay scale.” Helu Jr. told the Redskins team website that “there’s...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Green listed as doubtful for playoff game against Colts

The Bengals chances of winning on the road in the Wild Card game against the Colts are shrinking. Wide receiver A.J. Green is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game, a result of a concussion suffered in the Bengals regular season loss to the Steelers last weekend. If Green does not play the Bengals will have to turn to Mohamed Sanu as their lead receiver. Earlier this year the Colts...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Illness may keep Trent Richardson out for playoffs

Colts running back Trent Richardson may miss Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Bengals due to illness. Cough. Cough. Here is your convenient excuse to keep him out of the game. While head coach Chuck Pagano continues to back Richardson offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has discovered what fans knew all along, he has nothing to contribute. Dan Herron will start again...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz joins Frank Reich as candidates for Bills coaching job

Frank Reich is seen as the front runner for the Bills open head coaching position but the team will consider option options. According to Tim Graham one of those other options is defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz who is coming off his first season with the Bills. Schwartz is best known for being the vocal head coach who took over the Lions following an 0-16 season. During a five...
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Alex Gordon undergoes right wrist surgery

Getty Images Royals outfielder Alex Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist according to a team release on Tuesday. Coming off four straight Gold Gloves, Gordon is expected to be ready by the start of the season but his availability early in spring training may be limited. Gordon underwent a wrist extensor retinaculum repair. The extensor retinaculum is a fibrous band on the...
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Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Sunday the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts will face off against one another in a Wild Card round match-up. The Colts (11-5) had little problem winning the AFC South while the Bengals (10-5-1) were on the losing end of a season ending match-up with the Steelers to decide the AFC North. Coverage of the game between the Bengals and Colts will air on CBS beginning at 1...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two longtime AFC North foes will face off against one another this Wild Card weekend when the Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the division winning Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens(10-6) Steelers (11-5) split their regular season match-ups this year with each winning the home contest. On the road this year the Ravens were 4-4 while the Steelers were 6-2. Coverage of the game between...
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Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Sunday’s playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions will have plenty of attention. After a strong December the Cowboys (12-4) won the NFC East and earned the right to host a Wild Card game. Problem for the Cowboys is that they were 8-0 on the road and just 4-4 at home. The Lions (11-5) lost their regular season finale to the Packers which dropped them into this...
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