The Chiefs were making their second consecutive AFC championship appearance, one week after erasing a 24-0 margin to the Texans. (Interestingly, they also fell behind in last year's conference title game by 14 points before rallying but losing in overtime to New England.) The Titans, fresh off shocking the football world with wins against the defending champion Patriots and top-seeded Ravens, were playing on Championship Sunday for the first time since 2002.
Tennessee man convicted in murder of C.J. Beathard's brother
A Tennessee man was convicted Thursday in the stabbing deaths of two college students, including Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard's brother, outside a Nashville bar in 2019.
Cardinals star CB Patrick Peterson set to play out contract
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is set to play out the final year of his contract, but things could get interesting for the eight-time Pro Bowler after this season.
Bears, Saints loomed under the radar in pursuit of Tom Brady
It seems the Bucs and Chargers weren't the only teams interested in acquiring Tom Brady this offseason. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport sheds additional light on the courting of the star QB, who also drew interest from the Bears and Saints.
49ers to split $1 million among 9 groups in fight for equality
Jim Trotter reveals the details of the 49ers' decision to split $1 million in grants among nine organizations to further the movement for social justice.
Howard Mudd, former All-Pro OL and longtime NFL assistant coach, passes away at 78
Howard Mudd, a former NFL lineman who coached in the league for 38 seasons, passed away Wednesday, his family announced. Mudd was surrounded by family after suffering multiple injuries from a motorcycle accident in late July. He was 78.
Maryland's Michael Locksley forms group for minority football coaches
Frustrated by the slow pace of minority hiring in college and professional football, Maryland's Michael Locksley has created the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The nonprofit will seek to groom coaches of color for upward mobility.
Phil Krueger, first GM of the Buccaneers, passes away
Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history, has died. He was 90.
Panthers HC Matt Rhule considers kneeling during national anthem
Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice.
Miss State RB: I won't represent 'this State' until flag is changed
Mississippi State's Kylin Hill announced via social media on Monday that he will not be "representing this State" until the Mississippi state flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem, is changed.
Mike Gundy meets with OK State players, commits to changes
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard expressed unity with head coach Mike Gundy in a video on Monday after threatening a boycott earlier in the day when he took exception to an OAN T-shirt worn by the coach.
Attorneys for Baker, Dunbar claim clients' innocence
The attorneys for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have issued statements claiming the innocence of their clients following an arrest warrant issued on Thursday.
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