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  • Digest: Redskins to promote Manusky; considering ex-Ravens aide Cavanaugh as OC

    Digest: Redskins to promote Manusky; considering ex-Ravens aide Cavanaugh as OC

    It took 17 days from the moment the Washington Redskins fired Joe Barry until the time they decided on his successor, a rigorous search to find Redskins coach Jay Gruden's third defensive coordinator in four seasons. It turned out Barry's replacement was already a member of Gruden's coaching staff....

  • Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson after 5 seasons

    Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson after 5 seasons

    Ryan Grigson spent tens of millions in free agency, trying to turn the Indianapolis Colts into a Super Bowl contender. When most of those big investments went belly up, the first-time general manager paid the price. On Saturday, Colts owner Jim Irsay fired Grigson after five up-and-down years that...

  • Suspect secondaries will try to avoid being shredded in NFC championship game

    Every surgeon needs a patient, and the same goes for surgically precise quarterbacks. The operating room Sunday will be the Georgia Dome, and — with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan scrubbed up and ready to go — two suspect secondaries will be under the knife. Green Bay had the...

  • Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again

    Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again

    If you're wondering what the Atlanta Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, you aren't alone. While recent history has belonged pretty much to New England and Pittsburgh in the AFC, and Green Bay is a usual...

  • You don't have to 'get' Aaron Rodgers, but doubt him at your own risk

    You don't have to 'get' Aaron Rodgers, but doubt him at your own risk

    The last time the Green Bay Packers lost a game, Aaron Rodgers left FedEx Field with 351 passing yards, three touchdowns and a smug walk-off line. "I'm very optimistic," the superstar quarterback said, ending a short and tense postgame news conference. The Packers were on a four-game losing streak,...

  • Baltimore Sun staff make NFL conference championship predictions

    Baltimore Sun staff make NFL conference championship predictions

    Jen Badie (7-1) Packers 35, Falcons 31: This game will likely be all offense: Both teams ranked in the top 10 in the league for total offense and passing yards during the regular season and similarly ranked in the 20s for defensive yards allowed. Though they are evenly matched, Aaron Rodgers has...

  • Oakland Raiders file application with NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

    Oakland Raiders file application with NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

    The Oakland Raiders have pushed their chips to the middle of the table, intending to relocate to Las Vegas. The club formally alerted the NFL on Thursday, submitting a relocation application and officially taking the first step toward a market the league has long avoided, the city being synonymous...

  • Referee who threw controversial flag in Steelers-Chiefs game reportedly gets the Super Bowl

    Referee who threw controversial flag in Steelers-Chiefs game reportedly gets the Super Bowl

    Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said referee Carl Cheffers wasn't worthy of employment at Foot Locker after the holding flag he threw negated Kansas City's game-tying two-point conversion attempt late in Sunday night's playoff loss to the Steelers. The NFL apparently disagrees. Ben Austro of Football...

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