The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks are staying home — in a good way. While the Ravens made it on San Diego’s loss to Kansas City, the Seahawks rounded into form in the last few games of the regular season to grab homefield advantage.
After four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh is expected to accept a six-year, $48 million offer to become the next head coach at the University of Michigan. Other expected moves: The Jets will probably fire Rex Ryan, and Mike Smith is probably out in Atlanta.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, told Oprah Winfrey that he still dreams of playing in a regular season game and that he is not the only homosexual in pro football.
Instead of a dominant defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into the playoffs by relying on an explosive offense, and running back Le’Veon Bell has been a big reason for the success.
Gordon, who led the NFL in yards receiving last season, served a 10-game suspension for repeated drug violations earlier this year.
Believe it or not, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent the past 3½ months trying to win football games. According to coach Lovie Smith, his team will be playing to win on the regular season’s final Sunday, too. And that could be a costly mistake, if the Buccaneers actually do win.
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Almost everything about this Chicago Bears’ season has been bad news, especially for the optimists who banked on their regular-season win total going over 8½. It’s a bet that has no shot.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday.