NFL divisional round MMQB: Bengals’ lack of respect, 49ers’ defense, coach rumors

Welcome to the divisional round of the playoffs. We are trying things a little differently The MMQB this year with Albert Breer’s Monday-morning column, publishing items as separate stories throughout the morning. Below are links to everything Albert wrote about this round, plus more from our staff. Joe Burrow and the Bengals looked quite at … Read more

The Jaguars’ comeback win over the Chargers is symbolic of Trevor Lawrence’s arrival

After the field goal went through, after the idea of ​​the third-largest comeback in postseason history became real, Trevor Lawrence wheeled around in circles with his head leaned forward, running towards his Jaguars teammates like a child who finally got clearance to join friends at recess. This moment of celebration, this expression, this aura, this … Read more

NFL coaching carousel and the latest rumors on candidates, potential openings

Imagine you’re hiring a top executive for a Fortune 500 company, and you’re competing with other top executives for candidates. Over the years, there’s been a lot of turnover in the industry, and a small number of companies have had success pulling from a particular pool of candidates. Other companies have tried to mine the … Read more

Berhalter-Reyna feud sends USMNT into uncharted territory

One of the biggest decisions in American soccer history—the hiring of the men’s national team coach ahead of the 2026 World Cup that’ll be played primarily in the US—has been thrown into chaos by that most grassroots of soccer problems: angry parents. Gregg Berhalter’s bizarre speech at a leadership conference concerning the team’s handling of … Read more

Carson Wentz may be finished in the NFL—even as a backup

Legitimately waiting all day for Monday night… • Here are the passer ratings for Carson Wentz’s last five starts: 71.0, 56.6, 102.9, 66.3, 31.4. So in my estimation, and the estimation of NFL people who’ve worked for him, this is the end of the road for him as a starter. Maybe he plays against Dallas, … Read more

Playoff predictions: Ohio State vs. Georgia, Michigan vs. TCU

The College Football Playoff is here, as the sport sends out the year 2022 with a pair of compelling semifinal clashes. In the first, undefeated No. 2 Michigan battles No. 3 TCU, a program making its first CFP appearance, at 4 pm ET on ESPN. In the second, two football bluebloods will meet as unbeaten … Read more

The Vikings’ comeback from 33-0 is the greatest in NFL history

This wasn’t Kirk Cousins’ first time piloting this kind of comeback, even this year. And even if this one was, at least statistically, unprecedented over 103 seasons of NFL games. So as the Vikings quarterback left US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon—wearing a loud purple sport coat with Vikings logos and his … Read more