This marked the third consecutive year the teams were facing off in the conference final, and the pressure was clearly on San Francisco, which had dropped the previous two meetings. The 49ers sought to overtake the two-time defending Super Bowl champs by signing a number of free agents, notable among them cornerback Deion Sanders, whose playmaking and swagger were sorely needed. The 49ers capitalized on three first-quarter takeaways, turning each one into a touchdown while building a 31-14 halftime lead.
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard: 'I'm not happy, and have requested a trade'
Searching for a new contract, Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard is now searching for a new team. The disgruntled defensive back released a statement on social media Tuesday saying he has requested to be traded from the Miami Dolphins.
Lamar Jackson eyes No. 1 jersey -- if the Ravens win the Super Bowl
A year ago, Lamar Jackson was the league's reigning MVP, an award voted on by media, and headed The Top 100 Players of 2020 list, an honor determined by his peers. In that same vein, he'd like his jersey number to reflect that position. But first, the Ravens QB feels he must earn it.
NFL investigation into Deshaun Watson 'ongoing and active'; QB eligible to participate in team activities
Deshaun Watson reported to Houston Texans training camp on Sunday and, while currently under investigation by the NFL into multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment, faces no restrictions to his participation with the club at this time, the league announced Tuesday.