AFC North

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/29/2014

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images); Ray Lewis #52 and Vonta Leach #44 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Stage Is Set As 49ers, Ravens Will Meet In Super Bowl XLVII

This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.

01/21/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

With two weeks left in the season, the NFC East, NFC West and AFC North titles are still up for grabs, not to mention the four Wild Card spots.

12/20/2012

Woody Johnson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The Jets’ Crash Opens The Door To The Process Of Rebuilding

If you look at the big picture, Monday night’s loss — which mercifully eliminated the Jets from the AFC playoff race — was a good thing for the franchise. And the comic ineptitude made it even better.

12/18/2012

Eli Manning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Manning Stresses Leadership, Seizing Opportunities As G-Men Prepare For Falcons

“When you’re in this spot, when you’re in this position, you’ve got to take advantage of it because you don’t know if you’re going to get another chance,” Manning said. “…It’s tough to make it and you’ve got to win big games.”

12/10/2012

Brandon Jackson #32 of the Green Bay Packers carries the ball against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field on December 26, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Giants Among 5 Teams Battling For NFC Wild Card Berth

While the AFC wild cards belong to the Jets and either the Ravens or Steelers — whichever doesn’t take the AFC North — five teams have shots at NFC wild cards: Atlanta, New Orleans, Green Bay, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants.

WFAN–12/28/2010

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NFL Roundup: Colts, Chargers Falter; Favre Injured

On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers saw their division title hopes take huge hits, and with wild-card aspirations farfetched, their chances of making the playoffs diminished, too.

WFAN–12/06/2010

Chad Ochocinco #85 and Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals watch from the sideline during the final minutes of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bengals Head Into Jets Game Facing Full-Scale Collapse

Terrell Owens calls his team terrible. And nobody on the Cincinnati Bengals would disagree with the sentiment.

WFAN–11/23/2010