The NFL Divisional Round playoffs are in the books and we’re one step away from Santa Clara, California.
The New York Daily News, that bastion of journalistic integrity, revealed its cover for Monday’s newspaper that will feature Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in anticipation of next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Broncos.
Next Sunday, the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos for the right to play in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Of course, much of this week’s narrative will revolve around Tom Brady and Peyton Manning’s 17th meeting.
Following all four home losing a week ago, the divisional round brought plenty of home cooking with the reverse taking place. All four home teams winning gives us 1 vs. 2 battles in the conference championship games for the first time since 2004.
All four road teams were victorious on wild card weekend for the first time in NFL history. The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, and Packers all advanced to the second round.
The NFL playoffs will begin on Saturday, January 9 and conclude on February 7 in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50.
Ryan Mallet and the Baltimore Ravens upset the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Paired with a Jets win over the Patriots on Sunday and we may be set the stage for one of the most unusual AFC playoff fields in recent memory.
An investigative probe in a documentary by Al Jazeera revealed that numerous athletes including Peyton Manning received human growth hormone.
Arizona Cardinals rookie running back David Johnson torched the Philadelphia Eagles defense for over 200 yards from scrimmage. Johnson will certainly be the apple of many fantasy football owners’ eyes in Week 16. However, the bigger issue is what Johnson can give the Cardinals.
There is a good news and bad news scenario for the potentially season-ending injury suffered by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.