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Wild-card matchups mix old and new in some intriguing battlesyahoo.com Dec 30, 2012Now that the wild-card round games are set, let's take a quick look at what next weekend will bring. SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 AFC: 4:30 PM ET Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans These two teams faced off in last year's playoffs, and the Bengals would probab…Share TweetHere is a link to the NFL playoff schedule as Week 17 comes to an end. Game times will be updated as they become available.Share TweetThe NFL announced the dates and times for the wild-card round of the playoffs: The Bengals will play at Houston on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Ravens will play host to the Colts on Sunday at 1 p.m. If the Bengals win, they will play at top-seeded Denver o…Share TweetThe Browns know that they will have the sixth pick in the NFL draft in April. What is unknown is who will be in the Browns' draft room. After Cleveland's 24-10 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Browns (5-11) finished tied with the Cardinals (5-11) for t…Share TweetThe biggest concern for the Bengals is the status of running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He injured his hamstring during pre-game warm-ups and didn't play in the regular-season finale against Baltimore. "I don’t know how severe he is," coach Marvin LewiShare Tweet
Singular And SpecialCNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012In an MVP race that might be remembered as the deepest field ever, Adrian Peterson stood out in Week 17, says Don Banks, who looks at the problems in Houston and more.Share Tweet
Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 30, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no oneShare Tweet
Should Ravens, Bengals have rested QBs?The Ravens pulled quarterback Joe Flacco before the end of the first quarter, and the Bengals sat quarterback Andy Dalton for the second half. Did they make the right decision not to play their quarterbacks for four quarters in a game that carried littl…Share TweetThe Ravens treated the regular-season finale like a garden-variety preseason game. Baltimore’s wild-card playoff game will be anything but. By losing to the Bengals on Sunday by the score of 23-17, the Ravens have locked in to the No. 4 seed. WhichShare TweetThere were a number of surprising elements to Sunday’s Steelers-Browns game, not the least of which is that it didn’t matter. The Steelers beat the Browns 24-10 to finish 8-8 on the season, but were eliminated from playoff contention before the game eShare Tweet
Flacco makes early exit in CincyThe Ravens have an outside shot at the No. 3 seed in the AFC. The potential reward from a one-spot climb apparently doesn’t justify the risk of exposing certain key players to injury. Quarterback Joe Flacco exited the Week 17 game at Cincinnati afterShare TweetAs NFL owners and executives revisit the success of college coaches at the pro level, Penn State's Bill O'Brien may be on more short lists than Oregon's Chip Kelly and that would include the Browns and Eagles, according to league sources.Share Tweet
Browns have focused their search on a narrow groupIn June, when former Eagles president Joe Banner appeared on PFT Live to discuss his plans for the future, he said he intends to land with a team that requires a turnaround. There’s no way to turnaround the Browns without turning the page on the currentShare TweetHere are today's inactives for the Browns-Steelers game: BROWNS: RB Trent Richardson, QB Brandon Weeden, QB Colt McCoy, CB Sheldon Brown, TE Jordan Cameron, LB Adrian Moten and OL Jarrod Shaw. STEELERS: QB Byron Leftwich, NT Alameda Ta'amu, WR Justin Ki…Share TweetOn Sunday, tackle Max Starks will play his 123rd game for the Steelers since they made him their third-round pick in the 2004 draft. Starks believes that it will be his last as a member of the team. Starks will be a free agent after the season and told …Share TweetCleveland is expected to make a major run at a college coach such as Oregon's Chip Kelly or Penn State's Bill O'Brien or search for a bright young offensive NFL mind.Share Tweet
Wake-up: Is Arians on Browns' radar?Here is what is happening around the division heading into this season's final regular-season games: RAVENS: After being selected to his third Pro Bowl, running back Ray Rice rewarded his blockers by giving them each 46-inch flat screen televisions. "I’Share Tweet
Week 17: Vontaze Burfict highlightsDec 30Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict led the team with 18 total tackles, 10 solo, as the Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-17.
Sunday Blitz: Browns-Steelers RecapDec 30Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Steelers' 24-10 win over the Browns.
Sunday Blitz: Ravens-Bengals RecapDec 30Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Bengals' 23-17 win over the Ravens.
Bengals Rally Past RavensDec 30Carlos Dunlap returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in the Bengals' 23-17 win over the Ravens.