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Silly Denver fans. You thought you were rid of Tebow when your franchise icon John Elway traded him away? Ha ha HA. Tebow is done with you when HE decides he's done with you. In 2010, the Broncos drafted Tebow, and last year, Tebow led the Broncos to a …Upvote Share Tweet
A great day to be an NFL fanThese are the days that remind us how great the NFL is. Two playoff classics - the Ravens beating the Broncos in double overtime and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick emerging as a superstar in a win over the Packers - made Saturday a wonderful day tUpvote Share TweetThe Green Bay Packers’ season has ended. Colin Kaepernick’s time as an NFL superstar is just beginning. Kaepernick had a brilliant performance as the 49ers defeated the Packers 45-31 on Saturday night, earning a berth in the NFC Championship Game andUpvote Share TweetDENVER — It must have been a sick, sick feeling for Rahim Moore, drifting back further and further, realizing that somehow Joe Flacco had thrown a pass far enough to get over his head. Moore was in deep zone coverage, and the worst thing the Broncos safUpvote Share Tweet
Pure Genius: Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says…Jim Harbaugh is looking smarter by the game, says Jim Trotter. His move of Colin Kaepernick to quarterback at midseason paid off well in the Niners' 45-31 rout of the Packers.Upvote Share TweetDENVER — This wasn't Peyton Manning's fault. John Fox got a little conservative. Safety Rahim Moore somehow let Jacoby Jones behind him for a miraculous touchdown with less than a minute left. The Ravens put up 479 yards. When a 10-point underdog pullsUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Denver Broncos to win 38-35 in double overtime. The game was the best of the 2013 playoffs, and will be remembered as one of the best playoff games of all-time. But that doesn't mean there weren't some hilariously terr…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Ray Lewis Yell About Weapons After The Ravens Beat The BroncosHere's Ray Lewis's response to Solomon Wilcots's first post-game question after the Ravens beat the Broncos in double overtime. He's quoting Isaiah 54:17, which in the New King James Version reads: More »Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles undeterred by failed effort to lure college coachAs the Eagles press “reset” again on their coaching search, they’re not surprised by where they currently are - and they’re undeterred by their failure to persuade one of three college coaches to seriously consider the job. Per a source with knoUpvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have hired longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey to replace the fired Scott Pioli as their general manager.Upvote Share Tweet
Mile-High Letdown: Baltimore is in the AFC Championship Game after b…Baltimore is in the AFC Championship Game after beating Denver 38-35 in double overtime. The Broncos' secondary played its worst when it mattered most, says Chris Burke.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore 38, Baltimore 35: Deep exhale. What the fuck just happened? Two weeks into the playoffs, a Super Bowl front-runner is knocked out, sent home by a team that many thought had backed into the playoffs, and which has a roster that's light on talen…Upvote Share Tweet
Time for Jim Caldwell to get consideration for another coaching jobAs Jacksonville G.M. Dave Caldwell compiles the list of candidates for the Jaguars’ head-coaching job, he should look no farther than his own name. Last name, not first name. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, thrust into the position last monthUpvote Share Tweet
Joe Flacco connects with Jacoby Jones to send Broncos-Ravens game into overtimeJust when you thought the Baltimore Ravens were out of the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos, Joe Flacco pulled them back in. With 41 seconds left in regulation, the Broncos up, 35-28, and the ball at the Baltimore 30-yard line, Flacco we…Upvote Share Tweet
Simply Stunning: The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tuck…The Ravens are in the AFC title game. Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal in the second overtime in Baltimore's 38-35 victory over Denver in an AFC divisional playoff.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 12, 2013Commentary and live analysis of Saturday night's N.F.C. divisional-round playoff game between the Green Bay Packers (12-5) and the San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1).Upvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday in Atlanta, USA Today Sports reported, citing a source informed of the meeting.Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning’s third-quarter fumble brings the Tuck Rule back into the spotlightDepending on where you stand on the NFL's "Tuck Rule," the Baltimore Ravens either got a fumble recovery they deserved with 2:37 left in the third quarter, or the Denver Broncos were completely jobbed by a rule that should not even be in the r…Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Not Your Everyday HologramThank you for continued support of Deadspin. Jesus, this is a good football game. We'll be wrapping it up after (if) it ends, doing the same with Niners-Packers, and back at it tomorrow. Enjoy the Saturday night, football-watching or otherwise. More »Upvote Share TweetAfter benefitting from what initially appeared to be a “tuck rule” special which wasn’t called that way, the Ravens have tied their game at Denver entering the fourth quarter. After taking over on a short field after a Peyton Manning fumble - whicUpvote Share TweetWhen the Associated Press released their 2012 All-Pro team on Saturday, Denver Broncos wide receiver/return specialist Trindon Holliday did not receive a single vote for the squad's return specialist position. In response to that snub, Holliday has rewr…Upvote Share Tweet
Knowshon Moreno questionable to return with kneeIf the Broncos are going to hang onto their lead, they’re going to have to do it without their best remaining rusher. Knowshon Moreno was just announced as having suffered a knee injury, and is questionable to return. He has 10 carries for 32 yards on tUpvote Share TweetThe inactives for tonight’s Packers-49ers game are out, and they’re about what we expected. San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, who missed the last two games of the regular season with a triceps injury, is active and will give it a go. But kickeUpvote Share TweetPlenty Raiders fans have been asked for an update regarding the team’s search for a new offensive coordinator. The good news? We have one. The bad news? We have one. Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that the Raiders quietly have inteUpvote Share Tweet
The Philadelphia Eagles Can't Buy A CoachWe've had our laughs about the various coaching firings and hirings in the NFL in the wake of the NFL's Black Monday: Getting rid of Lovie Smith made no sense, Rex Ryan went to the Bahamas and everyone thought maybe he'd been fired, Doug Marrone got hir…Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may be erratic at times, but when he's on, there may be no better player in the league when it comes to pure arm talent. Flacco has certainly proven that in the first half of the divisional game between the Ravens…Upvote Share TweetBrian Kelly has turned down a chance to jump to the NFL and, according to a source, is working toward an extension and raise with Notre Dame.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles focus on making chicken saladThe Eagles are getting rattled. Though transparent at times regarding their coaching search, the Eagles also are using the guise of transparency as a way to spin public opinion - in the hopes of creating the impression that the team that hasn’t hiredUpvote Share TweetToday is not the day to be an older defensive legend. Despite multiple reports (in case you missed them) that it could be Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ last game, it’s hard to tell he’s even in Denver. And Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, who isn’tUpvote Share Tweet
Pace slows, but Broncos reclaim leadWhile it no longer appears the first one to 60 will win this Divisional Round playoff game, the back-and-forth continues. The Broncos just reclaimed the lead, now up 21-14, on Peyton Manning’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Knowshon Moreno. Broncos offensiveUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons may have a hard time getting a publicly-funded stadiumThe Falcons had been making progress toward striking a deal for a venue that would replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome with a building that would be partially funded by public money. That could be changing. Greg Bluestein and Leon Stafford of the Atlan…Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning throws perfect pass to Brandon Stokely to bring Broncos-Ravens to 14-14 at end of first quarterThere have been just two times in NFL playoff history that a first quarter ended with a 14-14 tie until today's game between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos started the scoring with a 90-yard punt return from Trindon Holliday, and B…Upvote Share TweetBill Cowher insists he's staying in the studio and not returning to the sideline.Upvote Share Tweet
Manning bounces back with long drive, ties gameYes, this is now officially better than Wild Card weekend. It’s not even the second quarter, and both sides have taken turns making big plays, with the Ravens and Broncos tied 14-14. Peyton Manning just tied it back up with a 15-yard touchdown pass to BUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens get a pick six, may have gotten away with pass interferenceIt would be a stretch to blame Peyton Manning for his first interception against the Ravens. But the Broncos sure might have a case to blame the officials. On a short pass to Eric Decker, Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown tipped the ball in the air. The re…Upvote Share Tweet
Glove not making a difference as Ravens reclaim leadMuch has been made this week of Peyton Manning’s record in cold weather games, and the fact he’s wearing a glove on his throwing hand. CBS’ Solomon Wilcots even reported that Manning was sticking his hand into a bucket of ice water in practice, to sUpvote Share TweetThe Denver Broncos would very much like to thank the Houston Texans for waiving return man Trindon Holliday after Week 5 of the 2012 NFL season. The Broncos picked up the third-year man from LSU, and they haven't lost a game since. In fact, Holliday was…Upvote Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn't have a problem with the way the Washington Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury.Upvote Share TweetWith a head coach in place, it’s now time for the Browns to bring in their next General Manager. And while owner Jimmy Haslam suggested Friday that the process could, in theory, take up to a month, look for something to happen sooner than that - possiUpvote Share Tweet
Welcome to Denver — it’s cold (almost the coldest game of Peyton Manning’s career, in fact)DENVER - The pregame chatter about it being very cold here for the AFC playoff game between the Ravens and Broncos is very true. Trust me. This is very close to being the coldest game of Peyton Manning's NFL career, in fact. The coldest game Manning has…Upvote Share TweetBaltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS): It'll be cold and probably lopsided, but the first thing might negate the second thing, so who knows. It'll also either be the last game of Ray Lewis's career or the last game of Peyton Manning's much-ballyhooed com…Upvote Share Tweet
Bill Parcells' resume can't be disputed, and it's time he's elected into the Pro Football Hall of Famenydailynews.com Jan 12, 2013There has been pushback from voters because Parcells had four NFL head coaching jobs, left all four and not all his partings were so smooth. Does that overshadow his accomplishments? Hardly.Upvote Share Tweet
Cold Weather Football Is The Best: Answering All Your Questions About Today's 20° Below Freezing AFC Divisional GameSo, what's the weather going to be like in Denver today? More »Upvote Share TweetThe good news about the Jets having clown cars around this season is that they enable more people to pile in. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets have now lost a ninth assistant coach in 12 days, with assistant defensive line …Upvote Share TweetDallas's Jones wants Garrett to stop calling playsUpvote Share Tweet
No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In Annual Guilty PleasureIt's not the Yankees losing in the divisionals, nor a conference rival pantsing Alabama midseason. Nor is it quite the Lakers fizzling in May, or the Cowboys losing year after year after year after delicious year. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos and Ravens enter game with all their regularsAs unusual as it seems, both teams enter today’s first Divisional Round playoff game with either mostly or completely healthy rosters. The Ravens don’t have anyone inactive because of injuries. They’ve deactivated wide receivers David Reed and DeontUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos have released their inactive lists for Saturday's divisional playoffs game and, as expected, there were no surprises. For the Broncos, cornerback Tracy Porter had been ruled out with a concussion. The Broncos had …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens, Broncos to deal with frigid tempsThat glove Peyton Manning has been wearing on his throwing hand will come in quite handy Saturday for what could be the coldest home postseason game in Denver Broncos' history.Upvote Share TweetThe Jets don’t have a G.M. but they have a head coach. They also don’t have an offensive coordinator but they soon could have a quarterbacks coach. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets hope to hire former Bills and DolphinsUpvote Share TweetA resurgent Peyton Manning has the Broncos in search of their 12th consecutive victory. But can Ray Lewis and Baltimore spoil Denver's path to the Super Bowl? Follow the action.Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin’s knee creates more concern than advertisedAnd now we know why Dr. James Andrews is pumping the brakes regarding the presumption that Robert Griffin III will become Adrian Peterson II. Per a league source, there is much greater concern regarding Griffin’s knee than anyone connected to the RedskiUpvote Share TweetAs the Jets keep searching for a General Manager who can and will work with coach Rex Ryan, they’ve finally decided to consider plucking a candidate from one of the league’s model franchises. Per a league source, Packers V.P. of football administratioUpvote Share TweetNot that long ago, Jon Gruden widely was believed to be a perennial A-list coaching candidate. His brother, Jay, was a career Arena League coach who spent some time with Jon’s Buccaneers thanks to a football tradition that dates back even farther thanUpvote Share TweetI’ve mentioned a time or two in recent weeks that former Jags G.M. Gene Smith picked punter Bryan Anger five spots before the Seahawks selected quarterback Russell Wilson. Smith has now gotten a little vindication. Sort of. Kind of. OK, not reallyUpvote Share TweetWhen the Associated Press announced its All-Pro Team on Saturday morning, just two players received 50 of a possible 50 votes: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. No surprise in either case, as…Upvote Share TweetWhen it was time for players and coaches to cast their votes for the NFC Pro Bowl squad, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was facing a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances. CoincidentallyUpvote Share TweetIndianapolis Colts special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf will not be back on coach Chuck Pagano's staff next season.Upvote Share TweetTitans coach Mike Munchak is parting ways with special teams coach Alan Lowry, the designer of the Music City Miracle play that spurred Tennessee's lone Super Bowl run in 2000, said eople familiar with the decision.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets consider dipping into college ranks for offensive coordinatorThe Jets have identified three former NFL offensive coordinators as candidates to replace Tony Sparano. And while, as ESPN reported this morning, former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is the favorite, the list is growing. Bruce Feldman of CBS…Upvote Share Tweet
Jauron not likely to return as Browns defensive coordinatorWith a new coach in Cleveland who has an offensive background, some believe that defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will be back. It’s not likely to happen. A source with knowledge of the situation says there’s only a small chance Jauron will return.Upvote Share TweetSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a sprained foot but is probable and expected to play Sunday against Atlanta.Upvote Share Tweet[Editor's note: Well, I forgot to do it on Friday. But the beauty of a daily update is that with the setting and rising of the sun, there's another opportunity to forget to do it again.] Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have interviewed defensive coUpvote Share Tweet
Seahawks coordinators have a minor Saturday distractionThe Seahawks have arrived in Atlanta for Sunday’s divisional-round showdown against the Falcons. And with one day to go to finalize preparations for the game, Pete Carroll’s primary two coordinators have other plans. Today’s the day on which offenUpvote Share TweetThe Jets have fallen far in the two years since beating the Patriots in the playoffs. Pats rookie DE Chandler Jones says he has noticed a “sense of urgency” now that the playoffs have arrived. The realities of the running back market will limit ReggieUpvote Share TweetCharles Woodson always had Hall of Fame talent, which is why the Raiders took him with the fourth overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. But some of his Raiders teammates say that he wouldn’t have become the future Hall of Fame player he is if he had stayeUpvote Share TweetThe Friday night report that the Rams hired Rob Ryan to be their next defensive coordinator has been denied by Ryan. “I’m on a beach and have talked to nobody and have no comment,” Ryan said when reached by Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. When RyaUpvote Share Tweet
Frank Gore highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore gashes up the Green Bay Packers defense by rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
Michael Crabtree highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a huge game against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, catching nine passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Colin Kaepernick highlightsJan 12San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a record-breaking performance against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns while running for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers highlightsJan 12Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers racks up 257 yards, 2 touchdowns, and one interception in the Packers 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
Jim Trotter: Kaepernick answers another question with dazzling playoff deb…Jan 12SAN FRANCISCO -- Perhaps 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a football savant, because his decision to change starting quarterbacks midway through the season is, for the time being, proving to be as cunning as it was calculated.
NFL playoffs -- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos choked in historic fashion …Jan 12Peyton Manning and the Broncos victimized themselves with a choke job for the ages against the Baltimore Ravens.