The Bengals' drought-ending win and Josh Allen's near-perfect night preceded some shaky Sunday outings from the No. 7 seeds. The 49ers also survived a late Cowboys charge to book yet another playoff matchup with the Packers.
While going from last place in a division to first was once infrequent, the NFL sees it happen nearly every year in the modern era. Here are the most notable worst-to-first seasons -- judged by impact and degree of improvement -- since the modern divisional setup began in 1970.
Urban Meyer is the latest college coach to attempt an NFL replication of his previous success. He would not be the first one. The Pro Football Hall of Fame features a few college leaders who made the leap, and the NFL has seen others succeed as well.
Every NFL team tries to build a dynasty and win Super Bowls, but only a select few in NFL history have found such consistency. Over the next five years, these are the teams that have the best chance at ultimate success.
With the NFL's stretch run approaching, several teams are looking to rebound after shaky starts to reach the playoffs. Here are the most notable squads to complete in-season turnarounds that ended in postseason berths.
The quarterback is the most important player on the football field, but it takes an entire team of talented players to build a champion. These are the best non-quarterbacks for all 32 NFL teams going into the 2021 season.
Urban Meyer is attempting to carry his college mastery to the NFL. Several have tried to accomplish this, only to come up short. This group of coaches, which includes a host of national championship winners, serves as a reminder how difficult this jump can be.
The NFL's trade deadline looms on November 2. Teams are already making moves to improve their rosters. This practice has transpired for decades, with several future Hall of Famers being moved during the season.
Less than two hours after reports surfaced that the Las Vegas Raiders were already requesting interviews with front office and head coach candidates, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed that Mike Mayock is out as the team's general manager.