Bills' Josh Allen, other resilient QBs continue to prove doubters wrong
Josh Allen and so many other quarterbacks in this season's playoffs have proven once again that mental toughness remains the most important trait for an NFL signal-caller. A chip on the shoulder doesn't hurt, either, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Ron Rivera: Wish I'd have given more QBs opportunities in 2020 training camp
Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera wishes he would've took a better look at all their quarterbacks during training camp and gave them more opportunities.
Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Super Wild Card Weekend games
Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Super Wild Card Weekend Sunday.
Buccaneers advance, but tenacious Washington provides wake-up call in Wild Card Round
The Buccaneers can take great pride in claiming the franchise's first playoff win since their Super Bowl season in 2002. What they can't do is deny that they have ample work ahead of them if they want another victory this year, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke steals hearts of viewers with 'courageous' performance in loss to Bucs
Taylor Heinicke gave a valiant effort on Saturday night in a 31-23 wild-card loss to Tampa Bay, completing 26-of-44 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and engineering a surprisingly efficient Washington offense in the second half of what finished as a one-score game.
Washington to start QB Taylor Heinicke vs. Bucs; Alex Smith inactive
Washington has made a decision on who will start in Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Buccaneers. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke is getting the nod as Alex Smith (calf) is inactive, the team announced.
Buccaneers-Washington: NFC Super Wild Card Weekend preview
The Super Wild Card Weekend's Saturday tripleheader concludes with an NFC showdown between quarterback Tom Brady and the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DE Chase Young and the host No. 4 seed Washington Football Team.
Washington QB Alex Smith officially questionable for Saturday vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alex Smith is officially questionable for Saturday's night's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Washington will 'look at' rotating quarterbacks if Smith's calf causes issues
Washington coach Ron Rivera said that they will look at rotating quarterbacks if Alex Smith's calf injury becomes significant to his ability to play.
Scouting report on Rams' John Wolford; plus, four other players who could be set for bigger roles in Week 17
Rams quarterback John Wolford will play in his first regular-season NFL game on Sunday, with a playoff berth on the line. Charley Casserly scouts him and four other notable players who could be set for bigger roles in Week 17.
Dwayne Haskins' rapid downfall in Washington not just QB's doing
In the wake of his release, Dwayne Haskins is undoubtedly responsible for much of his demise, but Judy Battista says the Washington culture that drafted him 15th overall shares in the big-picture blame.
NFL Week 16 winners and losers: Steelers bounce back, Raiders complete collapse
Who deserves Coach of the Year? Is the MVP race over? What on earth has happened to the No. 15 overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft? Adam Schein spotlights the winners and losers from Week 16.
Ron Rivera 'optimistic' about Alex Smith's chances of playing in Week 17
The Washington Football Team can clinch a playoff spot with a win in Week 17 and coach Ron Rivera is optimistic that Alex Smith will be back.
Taylor Heinicke replaces Haskins in loss after postponing college exams at ODU to join Washington
Not seeing many prospects for his NFL future in 2020, Taylor Heinicke went back to school to finish his engineering degree at ODU. Then, with injuries piling up in Washington, he got a call to be the team's quarantine QB in case of emergency.
Unpredictable NFC East still undecided heading into Week 17
After Washington fell to the Panthers and the Cowboys eliminated the Eagles, the race for the NFC East crown will be decided in Week 17 -- with three teams still alive and the eventual winner guaranteed to finish with a losing record. Jim Trotter assesses the chaos in the division.
Cuts tracker: NFL teams finalize 53-player rosters
The NFL preseason has ended. The regular season is less than a week away from kicking off and that means it's time for teams to cut their rosters down to 53 players before Saturday's deadline.
Panthers 'cautiously optimistic' Newton plays Week 1
Cam Newton was officially diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, Ian Rapoport reports. Panthers GM Marty Hurney said the team is "cautiously optimistic" Newton will be ready for Week 1 against the Rams.
NFL Preseason Power Rankings: Patriots, Rams, Saints lead way
Are the defending champion Patriots Super Bowl favorites once again? Can the Rams take the final step to the Lombardi Trophy? Where does Green Bay stand with new leadership? Will the Browns live up to the hype? Dan Hanzus provides his Preseason Power Rankings.
What we learned from Friday's preseason games
The second gameday of Week 2 of the 2019 preseason saw a solid second start from Daniel Jones, Josh Rosen's first start in Miami and Clifton Duck's origin story. Here's what else we learned.
Cam Newton not playing Panthers' preseason opener
Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Tuesday that quarterback Cam Newton will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday against the Bears.
NFL training camp: Notable players who could be traded/released
Could six-time Pro Bowler LeSean McCoy be the odd man out in Buffalo's crowded backfield? As we head into training camp, Gregg Rosenthal spotlights 18 notable players who could be traded or released.
Fantasy Football Roster Resets: NFC
Can Aaron Rodgers shake off a "down" year? Is Christian McCaffrey worthy of being the first overall pick in your fantasy league? Marcas Grant runs down the NFC rosters to reset them in time for the opening of training camps.
Injuries: Panthers place QB Taylor Heinicke on IR
Just one game into his starting role with the Panthers, Taylor Heinicke was injured and has been placed on IR; Eagles tackle Jason Peters (quad) is expected to rejoin Philly in action Sunday.
Injuries: Marcus Mariota (stinger) feeling better
Marcus Mariota's status is uncertain, but there's good news: He feels better. Mariota's stinger is improving, according to Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who might have to gameplan without another Titan.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Super Wild Card Weekend
Every player with a Pro Football Focus grade of at least 90 during Super Wild Card Weekend of the 2020 NFL Playoffs
Taylor Heinicke's best plays in first playoff start | Super Wild Card Weekend
Watch some of Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's best plays in his first playoff start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Super Wild Card Weekend.
Buccaneers vs. Washington highlights | Super Wild Card Weekend
Watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team highlights during Super Wild Card Weekend of the 2020 season.
Can't-Miss Play: Heinicke drops clutch TD dime to toe-tapping Steven Sims
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke drops clutch TD dime to toe-tapping wide receiver Steven Sims.
Taylor Heinicke rips seam throw to Cam Sims for strong 23-yard grab
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke rips seam throw to wide receiver Cam Sims for strong 23-yard grab.
Can't-Miss Play: Heinicke puts it all on the line on unreal TD dive
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's unreal touchdown dive draws rookie defensive end Chase Young off the sideline to come celebrate.
Taylor Heinicke takes off on nimble 13-yard scramble
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke takes off on nimble 13-yard scramble.
Taylor Heinicke finds Logan Thomas off play action for 29 yards
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke finds tight end Logan Thomas off play action for 29 yards.
Heinicke shows great poise, timing on third-down dime to Steven Sims
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke shows great poise, timing on third-down dime to wide receiver Steven Sims.
Taylor Heinicke's scrambling strike to Logan Thomas nets 24 yards
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's scrambling strike to tight end Logan Thomas nets 24 yards.
Taylor Heinicke finds Cam Sims downfield for 36 yards on third down
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke finds wide receiver Cam Sims downfield for 36 yards on third down.
Rapoport: Alex Smith officially listed as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington Football Team has officially listed quarterback Alex Smith as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend.
Bram Weinstein talks Washington's quarterback status in Week 17
Washington Football Team play-by-play announcer Bram Weinstein joins NFL NOW to discuss Washington's quarterback status going into Week 17.
Garafolo: Heinicke getting first-team reps, Alex Smith on sideline at practice
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Washington Foootball team quarterback Taylor Heinicke getting first-team reps, quarterback Alex Smith on sideline at practice.
DeAngelo Hall, Shaun O'Hara pick their NFC East winner
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall and Shaun O'Hara pick their NFC East winner.
Top 5 connections by air-distance yards | Week 16
Check out the Top 5 longest throws (by air distance) from Week 16, according to Next Gen Stats.
Panthers vs. Washington highlights | Week 16
Watch the highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Football Team.
Can't-Miss Play: J.D. McKissic beats Jeremy Chinn for stellar 29-yard TD grab
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke completes 29-yard touchdown pass to running back J.D. McKissic.
Logan Thomas SOARS through air on epic hurdle
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke completes 13-yard pass to tight end Logan Thomas.
Steven Sims turns the jets on comeback route for 23 yards
Washington Football Team Taylor Heinicke completes 23-yard pass to wide receiver Steven Sims.
Taylor Heinicke finds Logan Thomas on the 19-yard seam route
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke completes 19-yard pass to tight end Logan Thomas.
Steelers vs. Panthers highlights | Preseason Week 4
Watch the highlights from the preseason Week 4 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.
Can't-Miss Play: Heinicke evades defenders, finds Elijah Holyfield for two-point conversion
Carolina Panthers quarterback Taylor Heinicke passes to running back Elijah Holyfield for a two-point conversion.
Temarrick Hemingway stretches over goal line for 21-yard TD
Carolina Panthers tight end Temarrick Hemingway catches a 21-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Taylor Heinicke.