CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 3: Quarterback AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Which NFL wild-card team has the best chance of pulling off an upset?

Based on the predictions, the 2015 NFL playoffs could begin with a Wild-Card Road Show this weekend. Three of the four road teams are favorites. According to Five Thirty Eight Sports, this is the first time since 1990 that three home teams have been underdogs on wild-card weekend. Which underdog has the best chance of […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans rushes Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter in a NFL game on September 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

What each wild-card team must do to advance in 2015 NFL playoffs

Eight teams will participate in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 NFL playoffs. Only four will advance. Here is how each of the eight teams can score a first-round win and advance to the Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: Win turnover margin The Chiefs won 10 straight games to finish the 2015 season, largely […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eight rookie stars who will emerge during 2015 NFL playoffs

There’s no greater stage in the NFL than the postseason, where the lights shine bright and every play can be the difference between advancing and going home. Here are eight rookies with an opportunity to solidify themselves as emerging stars in the playoffs: WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Lockett finished third in the NFL in […]

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Who has the edge at QB in NFL’s first-round playoff games?

The winners of playoff games in the NFL are often times determined by the team with the best quarterback, or the team with the quarterback playing the best down the stretch. No position impacts the game more, especially when talent level is mostly even among the league’s 12 playoff participants. Here is a look at the […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a 4th quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Award predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and More

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]

during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.

10 X-factors to watch in 2015 NFL Playoffs

The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

How NFL’s playoff teams fared against postseason competition in 2015

With the NFL’s postseason field set, here’s a look at how all 12 teams fared against playoff competition this season: AFC  1. Denver Broncos (5-2) The Broncos beat three of the five other AFC playoff teams, while also notching wins against the Packers and Vikings from the NFC field. Among postseason participants, only the Chiefs […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterbacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks and Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talk on the field following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Which NFL team has the easiest path to the Super Bowl?

The Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots secured the coveted first-round byes in the 2015 NFL playoffs. Those teams have to win two games to get to the Super Bowl, the other eight playoff teams have to win three. Theoretically, the top two seeds in each conference will have the easiest path to Super Bowl 50. […]

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 13:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Ranking the best NFL Wild Card round matchups

For 20 NFL teams, the 2015 season is over. But for the lucky 12 postseason participants, the beat marches on for at least one more game. Eight of the 12 clubs will start preparing to play during the NFL’s Wild Card round next weekend. Here is a brief rundown that ranks the best matchups in the […]

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Blaine Gabbert threw the worst pass of Week 17

We still have a few hours of play remaining in Week 17, but we’re going to stick by our claim that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw the worst pass of the day. Not even sure what to call this, but Gabbert stepped up in the pocket to avoid the pressure. He then kind […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 27: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter of the game on December 27, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 17

There still is one playoff spot up for grabs and a few seeding positions to sort out in Week 17 of the NFL season. There’s a good chance that an upset in one of those games will affect the playoff brackets. These are the Sports Book Review consensus point spreads as of Wednesday night. Steelers […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Kelly pranked by Patriots fans after firing

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is having a bad week. Not only was he fired by team owner Jeffrey Lurie, but just hours later, was pranked by Patriots fans who had nothing better to do with their time. The group of Patriots fans say they called Kelly on the phone shortly after he […]

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Percy Harvin #18 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Which NFL teams are poised to spoil playoff hopes in Week 17?

The NFL is on spoiler alert in Week 17. This doesn’t mean that the ending of TV shows will be revealed. This type of spoiler is an NFL team that’s not going to the playoffs, but can prevent another team from making the playoffs or affect that team’s playoff seeding with a win. Depending on […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:    Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with  Allen Hurns #88 following a touchdown against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on October 18, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns make receiving history for Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns became the first pair of receivers aged 24 or younger to each produce at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in the same season in NFL history. With one game remaining in 2015, Robinson, 22, has 1,292 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Hurns, 24, has 1,013 and 10. […]

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