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Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday night’s playoff game was compelling, but a matchup of Baltimore and Nashville simply won’t generate the same eyeballs as an L.A. team versus America’s Team. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, the average audience for Titans-Ravens on Saturday night dropped by nearly […]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the […]

Only one team made the final eight in 2018 and 2019

Only one team made the final eight in 2018 and 2019

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field typically undergoes significant turnover. The final eight teams feature an almost complete overhaul from last year’s quarterfinalists. Seven of the eight teams that played in last year’s divisional round won’t be back: the Colts, Chargers, Patriots, Cowboys, Rams, […]

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon […]

Zach Thomas, Sam Mills, LeRoy Butler are Hall of Fame finalists for first time

Zach Thomas, Sam Mills, LeRoy Butler are Hall of Fame finalists for first time

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the modern-era finalists for the Class of 2020 on Thursday night. Seven of the 15 finalists made the list for the first time. The inclusion of first-year eligible players Troy Polamalu and Reggie […]

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

As the 2019 regular season ends, an irregular 2020 offseason could be looming. Free agency currently promises to consist of a laundry list of quarterbacks with recognizable names. And while contracts done (and/or tags applied) between now and the middle of March could remove some of […]

Vikings punch their ticket, guaranteeing four new playoff teams from last year

Vikings punch their ticket, guaranteeing four new playoff teams from last year

The Vikings clinched a playoff berth Saturday night without even taking the field. The Rams’ loss to the 49ers sewed up a trip to the postseason for Minnesota, which missed the playoffs a year ago after making the NFC Championship Game in […]

Vikings have a path, narrow as it may be, to the No. 1 seed

Vikings have a path, narrow as it may be, to the No. 1 seed

The Vikings will secure the No. 6 seed, at worst, if the Rams lose to the 49ers on Saturday night. A Rams win over the 49ers, however, would be the first step in a convoluted and complicated chain of the […]

Finalists for Centennial Hall of Fame Class includes Paul Tagliabue but not Robert Kraft

Finalists for Centennial Hall of Fame Class includes Paul Tagliabue but not Robert Kraft

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the Centennial Class of 2020 on Thursday afternoon. The list includes some familiar names like Roger Craig, Drew Pearson, Donnie Shell, Jimbo Covert and Cliff Branch. The list of 10 […]

Ravens send 12 players to the Pro Bowl

Ravens send 12 players to the Pro Bowl

The Ravens tied the Pro Bowl record with 12 players selected to the original list. Tight end Mark Andrews, long snapper Morgan Cox, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, running back Mark Ingram, quarterback Lamar Jackson, outside linebacker Matt Judon, cornerback Marcus Peters, fullback Patrick Ricard, offensive tackle Ronnie […]