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NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: AFC, NFC Championships TV Info, Bracket Predictions

The NFL playoff bracket didn't leave any wiggle room for a Cinderella story here. There isn't a Houston Texans team shocking the world or a Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders team hoisting a Lombardi Trophy. But there is one of the best final fours fans have seen in a long time. Show More Summary

Report: Andrew Luck expected to start throwing in three months

Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on Thursday morning that quarterback Andrew Luck had surgery on his right shoulder and that the team expects he will be ready to play in Week One next season. There’s a lot of time between now and then and Irsay wasn’t specific about when Luck might be expected to resume…

Dick LeBeau will return for his 59th NFL season, at age 80

Dick LeBeau will be 80 at the start of the 2017 season, his 59th as an NFL player or coach. And if you think he’s ready to retire, you don’t know Dick LeBeau. LeBeau, a Hall of Fame defensive back for the Lions and one of the best defensive coordinators in NFL season, confirmed that…

Colts owner says Luck has successful right shoulder surgery

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that's bothered him the past two seasons        

Adrian Peterson contract question will be resolved sooner than later

Adrian Peterson has said he’d like to stay with the Vikings. Teammate Chad Greenway thinks there’s a good chance Peterson won’t be back. Much more will be known soon. Peterson’s contract pays him a $6 million roster bonus on March 11. Once the Vikings make that payment, they’ll be as a practical matter locked in…

Browns fire Robert Nunn, finalize five other assistant hires

The Browns continue to tweak their coaching staff, and have fired another one. The team announced a number of hires, many of which have already been reported. They also added defensive line coach Robert Nunn to the group of fired defensive coaches, though he wasn’t in the initial wave of guys let go. Nunn has…

Packers-Falcons preview: Can Aaron Rodgers outgun Atlanta’s high-flying offense?

Green Bay Packers (12-6) at Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET on Fox PACKERS AT A GLANCE Key Player: RB Ty Montgomery. Sure, Aaron Rodgers is the key player in any game in which he plays — maybe for either team. But the Packers...Show More Summary

New York Giants' Offseason To-Do List

Jerry Reese should be applauded for importing enough defensive talent to mount a playoff run. But his work isn't done yet. Another side of the football needs a Giant offseason facelift, and Reese, the Giants general manager, can't stand...Show More Summary

Cowboys’ Byron Jones reaction to final pass: “Really, Rodgers?”

When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit tight end Jared Cook on a seemingly impossible pass to set up the game-winning field goal on Sunday, all Cowboys safety Byron Jones could do was shake his head in disbelief. Jones, who was the closest Cowboys defender to Cook but couldn’t quite get there to break up the…

SEC Q&A: Whose Seats Can Go from Warm to Hot with Bad 2017 Seasons?

The coaching hot seat in the SEC simmered in 2016, with only Les Miles being let go in the middle of the season and nobody being dismissed at season's end. Because of that, 2017's should be boiling. As Dieter Kurtenbach of Fox Sports...Show More Summary

USA TODAY Sports' NFL championship game picks

Who do we think will be moving on to Super Bowl LI        

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck undergoes shoulder surgery

Luck’s name popped up on the injury report every single week this past season.        

AFC Championship Game 2017: Winner, Score Predictions for Steelers vs. Patriots

Strangely, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have not faced each other in the postseason since 2004, which was Ben Roethlisberger's rookie year. Between 2005 and 2015, the Patriots went to the postseason every year but one, while the Steelers have been to the playoffs seven times. Show More Summary

NFC Championship Game 2017: Winner, Score Predictions for Packers vs. Falcons

A pair of MVP candidates will square off in the 2017 NFC Championship Game, with Matt Ryan leading the Atlanta Falcons against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in what is sure to be a high-flying shootout. The Falcons boast arguably the most complete, dynamic offense in the NFL, and this unit should thrive against a depleted Green Bay defense. Show More Summary

Chad Greenway not sure if he or Adrian Peterson will be back next year

Chad Greenway has gone to work every day the last 10 years with Adrian Peterson. And he’s not sure if either one of them will be back with the Vikings next year. The veteran linebacker told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he wasn’t sure about his own status (after playing out a one-year contract he…

Super Bowl 2017: Schedule, Latest Vegas Odds and Updated Predictions

The end of the journey is in sight. Four teams will battle this weekend in the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games for the right to play in Super Bowl LI at Houston's NRG Stadium. That game will be played February 5 and will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

NFL Conference Championship Picks: B/R Expert Preview and Predictions

The Final Four is here! OK, so not that Final Four. That happens in March, silly. The NFL's final four, on the other hand, has arrived. Four fortunate and successful NFL franchises find themselves one win away from Super Bowl LI in Houston. It's a quartet of mainly the usual suspects. Show More Summary

NFL1000: Can Ben Roethlisberger Right the Ship in Time for Patriots Challenge?

There's no question that Ben Roethlisberger is one of the greatest quarterbacks of his era, and he'll most likely find himself enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot. He's been on two Super Bowl-winning teams,...Show More Summary

Dennis Thurman joins list of defensive coordinator candidates in D.C.

Being a Rex Ryan assistant is proving to be a helpful line on the resume when it comes to getting an interview for the Redskins’ defensive coordinator job. Josh Reed of WIVB reported on Thursday morning that Dennis Thurman is expected to interview for the opening and Adam Caplan of ESPN followed that up with…

Aaron Rodgers climbing up the all-time postseason rankings

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has rewritten the NFL’s postseason record book, but he’s not the only quarterback playing on Sunday who has a particularly impressive postseason record. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also staking a claim for being one of the best postseason passers in NFL history. In his big game on Sunday against the…

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