Analysis: Backup QBs saw plenty of action in NFL playoffs

Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL’s divisional playoff round. Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76…

Chiefs’ Chad Henne missed trending hashtag after win over Browns in playoffs

Chad Henne was forced to come into Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game for the Kansas City Chiefs when Patrick Mahomes went down with a head injury and left the game. Henne,…

Browns guard Bitiono back for playoffs after COVID-19

Joel Bitonio’s long playoff wait with the Browns is over. The Pro Bowl left guard was activated from the COVID-19 list Friday after missing last week’s wild-card win over Pittsburgh.…

Giants’ Joe Judge cools off after Eagles criticism, admits 6-win shouldn’t be in the playoffs

Giants coach Joe Judge was unhappy with the Philadelphia Eagles for their performance in Week 17, losing to the Washington Football Team and erasing New York from playoff contention. While…

Stefanski returns to Browns, playoffs after COVID-19 absence

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is back with his playoff team after having COVID-19. Stefanski returned to the team’s facility Thursday, 10 days after he tested positive with the virus and…

Harbaugh, Ravens happily travel road to success in playoffs

Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting…

Rams upset Seahawks in NFC wild card playoffs

The Los Angeles Rams delivered the first upset of the playoffs on Saturday with a victory over the Seattle Seahawks on the road, 30-20. It’s their first playoff win since…

Tom Brady to go up against former Patriots teammate as Buccaneers play Washington in playoffs

Tom Brady will get to play a former backup quarterback Saturday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go up against the Washington Football Team in their NFC wild-card playoff game.…

Baker Mayfield, wife Emily take dying Browns fan to final regular season game, make the playoffs

A terminally ill Cleveland Browns fan was able to watch his team in its final game of the 2020 regular season beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to Baker Mayfield and his…

Bears’ Khalil Mack plays up underdog role as team readies to face Saints in playoffs

The Chicago Bears snuck into the playoffs with the seventh seed thanks to the NFL’s decision to expand the postseason and only have one team from each conference get a…