Why isn't Leonard Fournette playing in Buccaneers vs. Eagles? Injury update, latest news on veteran RB

The Buccaneers are going to be without “Playoff Lenny” as the 2022 NFL playoffs begin. Leonard Fournette won’t play for the Bucs in their wild-card matchup against the Eagles. He has dealt with a hamstring injury over the last few weeks, but it seemed like the veteran running back would have a chance to return ahead of this game. However, Tampa Bay elected not to activate him from IR on Saturday. That

Eagles DE Josh Sweat out vs. Bucs after undergoing 'emergency procedure' for 'life-threatening situation'

Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat will not play Sunday against the Buccaneers after undergoing an emergency procedure this week to address a life-threatening situation, the team announced. Coach Nick Sirianni said earlier in the week that Sweat had been experiencing abdominal pain. The Eagles did not disclose the reason for Sweat’s procedure, but did note that it was not for a ruptured appendix, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

Bills vs. Patriots by the numbers: How Buffalo handed Bill Belichick historic loss in wild-card game

The Bills crushed the Patriots 47-17 in their AFC wild-card playoff game Saturday night. Not only was the win important for Josh Allen and the Bills in terms of their playoff run (they move on to the AFC divisional round), it also set a few NFL records. Their performance also made history against Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Belichick, who has won six Super Bowls with New England, had never been beaten by

Five keys to a Super Bowl repeat for Tom Brady, Buccaneers in 2022

Tom Brady has seven Super Bowl rings. He also has had enjoyed one repeat with the Patriots. Will he get to raise the Lombardi Trophy again with the Buccaneers after Super Bowl 56? The Packers and Chiefs are the favorites in the 2022 NFL playoffs, but the Buccaneers, as the NFC’s No. 2 seed, are right behind them. Tampa Bay won Super Bowl 55 as a wild card to end Brady’s first

In Josh Allen, Bills have perfect QB to keep bedeviling Bill Belichick, Patriots

Bill Belichick has long been the quarterback whisperer as his Patriots dominated the AFC East and the conference as.a whole. But taming a hoss as talented as the Bills’ Josh Allen is proving to be a difficult task. And Allen isn’t going anywhere. He’s a big, strong-armed, fast-moving obstacle to Belichick reviving New England’s dynasty without Tom Brady. After the Bills traded road victories with the Patriots in the 2021

What channel is 49ers vs. Cowboys on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game

Cowboys-49ers is one of the most storied rivalries, not just in football, but in all of sports. The Cowboys lead the all-time series 19-17-1 and provided one of the most famous games, and plays in NFL history when “The Catch” happened in 1981’s NFC title game. Then, in the 1990s, as the Cowboys went on their Super Bowl runs, they had to go through — you guessed it — the

Taylor: Playoff win a credit to Bengals' faith in me

ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals showed patience with Zac Taylor after just six wins his first two years as their head coach. Following Saturday’s wild-card win over the Las Vegas Raiders, Taylor said the opportunity to get a third season, one that produced an AFC North title and the franchise’s first playoff

2021 NFL playoffs: What we learned from Bengals' Wild Card Round victory over Raiders

FULL BOX SCORE It’s been 31 years since the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game. On Saturday, the club finally ended that lengthy drought. Thanks to a last-minute, red-zone interception by linebacker Germaine Pratt, the No. 4 seed Bengals secured a wild Wild Card Round victory over the No. 5 seed Las Vegas Raiders to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 1990 season. Pratt’s

Bengals QB Joe Burrow finds Tyler Boyd for TD just before stepping out of bounds

ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Joe Burrow to bring the team success it hasn’t had in a long, long time. The quarterback is on his way to doing that in Saturday’s wild-card game against the Las Vegas Raiders. On third-and-4 near the end of the first half, Burrow scrambled out of

Ex-Oklahoma WR Williams follows Riley to USC

ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Former Oklahoma wide receiver Mario Williams is transferring to USC, where he will reunite with coach Lincoln Riley, he announced Saturday on social media. Williams signed with Riley at Oklahoma as part of the 2021 class. He was the No. 17 prospect overall and the No. 1 receiver, according to ESPN’s rankings. In his true freshman season, Williams had