Baltimore had the No. 4 audience for both NFL playoff games Saturday, NBC reports, with a 20.2 rating for the Falcons-Cardinals and a 25.1 for the Colts-Chargers. The average for the two games, nearly 23, was the highest for any market that didn't have a team playing in either game. Finishing behind Baltimore for each game was a city without an NFL team, Portland, Ore.
Oh, and Pittsburgh? Hah! Nowhere to be seen in either top 10.
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A couple of highlights from the CBS' NFL Today Sunday (as culled from the network release):
Bill Cowher: "It’s a privilege and an honor to be a head coach in the National Football League. And I have been flattered about the attention, but the timing right now is not right. I don’t plan on coaching next year. ... Let me say this: Why would I leave a team that I know is going to a Super Bowl next year? Here’s my team right here." (CBS is carrying the Super Bowl in 2010.)