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January 14, 2019 4:43 PM Chiefs vs Patriots: 5 things to know about the AFC Championship game

The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will face off in the AFC Championship game Sunday, with the Patriots looking to go back to the Super Bowl and avenge their close loss from last season. The Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, 31-13, to reach the conference championship. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday 447

January 2, 2019 9:18 AM Tom Brady misses out on $5M in performance bonuses

Tom Brady failed to cash in on performance incentives written into his contract, according to data from Spotrac.com. As part of a series of team-friendly deals the three-time MVP has taken from the Patriots, Brady had $5 million in performance bonuses built into his contract for 2018, and he will receive exactly none of that money. Brady was in line to receive 111

December 31, 2018 10:38 AM Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles misses $1 million incentive by narrow margin

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles led the defending champions back to the playoffs Sunday, defeating the Washington Redskins. Foles was set to earn a $1 million incentive for giving the Eagles a chance to play in the postseason and if he played 33 percent of the team’s plays, but the star player only ended up playing 32 percent of the team’s 100

December 31, 2018 12:49 AM Cards lose to fall to 3-13, will select No. 1 overall in draft

The Cardinals secured the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-24, on Sunday at CenturyLink Field to end their season 3-13. Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked the 33-yard. game-winning field goal as time expired. With Arizona the only three-win team heading into the weekend, the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Oakland 81

December 30, 2018 10:57 AM DaMarcus Beasley re-signs with Houston Dynamo for 20th professional season

DaMarcus Beasley will stay with the Houston Dynamo for his 20th professional season, re-signing with the Major League Soccer side for the 2019 campaign. Beasley, 36, has played with the Dynamo since joining midway through the 2014 season. The veteran left back played in 26 games -- all starts -- last season and finished with a goal and two assists for the Dynamo 76

December 28, 2018 1:10 PM What's at stake in NFL Week 17: Score predictions, playoff scenarios, more

FPI win projection: BUF, 67.3 percent. Though Josh Allen is looking to become the first player in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing yards in a season, it hasn't been reflected in his Total QBR or the Bills' offensive efficiency. Allen ranks 28th among qualified QBs in Total QBR, and the Bills rank second worst in offensive efficiency 62

December 26, 2018 11:23 PM Steelers forced to root for Baker Mayfield and fierce rival Browns

PITTSBURGH -- In the uncomfortable position of needing help to make the playoffs, the Steelers are sending good vibes the Cleveland Browns' way. The Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals coupled with a Cleveland Browns win over the Baltimore Ravens. "Pray for Cleveland. Pray for the Browns," said safety Sean Davis 72

December 26, 2018 9:33 PM Titans' Mariota misses practice, 'fighting' to play finale

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota missed Wednesday’s practice and is day-to-day ahead of a crucial Sunday night finale against the Indianapolis Colts. On his weekly radio appearance on 104.5 FM’s Wake-Up Zone, Mariota vowed he is doing “everything in my power” to be on the field. “I am doing my best, (trying) to get back,” Mariota said. “That’s 100

December 26, 2018 8:44 PM Belichick looks to Jets, Brady to the future

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is thinking long-term. His coach, Bill Belichick, is thinking short-term, as usual. Belichick responded on Wednesday to a radio interview Brady did earlier this week, when he recommitted to playing as long as possible. The five-time Super Bowl champion, who on Sunday led the Patriots to their 10th straight 104

December 24, 2018 5:35 AM NFL roundup: Saints hold off Steelers, clinch home field

Taking advantage of a special teams stop on a fake punt, Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left to lift the host New Orleans Saints to a 31-28 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Pittsburgh (8-6-1) led 28-24 with little more than four minutes 140