There are stories about professional athletes and drugs, and then there’s this one, which will be pretty hard to top.
The defending NFL champion Baltimore Ravens will be sitting at home for the playoffs.
Justin Tucker made six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds left that lifted Baltimore to an 18-16 win over the Lions in a Monday night matchup with major postseason implications.
The Jets (6-8) will be eliminated from playoff contention if Baltimore wins at Detroit on Monday night. “This one would be Ripley’s if we pull it off,” head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday.
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.
Kellen Winslow reportedly predicted on Twitter that he expects the Patriots and Broncos to reach the AFC Championship game.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
While the Jets are on the verge of a full-blown quarterback controversy as their playoff chances have taken a hit, Rex Ryan isn’t ready to make a change under center just yet.
Eleven games into the season, and the Jets have the kind of problems that are usually addressed in training camp — starting with the quarterback position.
Your team has surprised nearly everyone, including yourselves. So stop whining and enjoy the journey.
Rex Ryan, who helped run Baltimore’s defense from 1999-2008, fell to 0-3 against his former team.
Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has been downgraded as out for Sunday’s game with the Ravens.
The Ravens hope to exploit Geno Smith’s inexperience, but won’t overlook his strengths at quarterback.
The Jets rookie quarterback will be facing a very aggressive Baltimore Ravens defense. Will the Jets signal caller sink or swim?