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AFC Championship Review: Bills-Chiefs

Chris Simms breaks down how the Chiefs were able to pick apart the Bills easily in the AFC Championship Game to return to the Super Bowl.

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Source: Aaron Rodgers wants a new contract
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sending a message to the team with his post-game comments after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship. The message likely had multiple tentacles...
Mike Pettine under fire after Bucs touchdown before halftime
Kevin King did not have his best game Sunday. The Packers cornerback, who played after being questionable with a back injury, gave up a 39-yard touchdown to Scotty Miller on the next-to-last play of the...
Josh Allen: I proved Bills didn’t make a mistake
Bills quarterback Josh Allen didn’t end his 2020 season on the best of notes, but he won’t be facing the kinds of questions that he faced after the 2019 season. Allen didn’t convince...
Cole Beasley: I’m selfish, so I’m happy Brian Daboll’s coming back
Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s work the last couple of seasons moved him onto the list of head coaching candidates for several teams, but Daboll won’t be leaving Buffalo. The Texans...
Andy Reid: Tyreek Hill apologized for not scoring on 71-yard play
Tyreek Hill didn’t score any of the Chiefs’ five touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game, but he did have the longest gain of the contest. Hill caught a short pass from Patrick Mahomes in the...
Tom Brady’s parents battled COVID early in the 2020 season
As Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady got started during his first season in Tampa, Brady had other important things on his minds. Both of his parents were dealing with COVID. Appearing with Mike Greenberg of...
Ravens, Earl Thomas continue grievance process
The Ravens cut safety Earl Thomas during training camp and said that his conduct had violated his contract, meaning they didn’t have to pay his $10 million guaranteed salary. Thomas filed a grievance...
Packers’ intentional penalty could have triggered an unusual rule
At the two-minute warning of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, the Buccaneers had the lead and the ball, with second-and-1. The Packers made a smart decision: They intentionally jumped offside, figuring...
Seahawks tackle Chad Wheeler arrested on domestic violence, assault charges
Seattle Seahawks tackle Chad Wheeler was in jail on Monday night following a Saturday arrest on assault and domestic violence charges, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Police responded to a...
Report: Darryl Tapp joining 49ers staff as assistant defensive line coach
Former NFL defense Darryl Tapp is returning to the league as a coach. According to Field Yates of, Tapp is joining the staff of the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant defensive line coach. Tapp...
Jamal Adams details his numerous injuries after dual surgeries last week
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was clearly playing at far less than 100 percent for their playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month. Adams couldn’t raise his left arm to its normal...
Eric DeCosta says Ravens aren’t focused on trying to acquire a No. 1 receiver
As the Baltimore Ravens try to find the right levers to pull to allow them to advance deeper into the playoffs in future seasons, General Manager Eric DeCosta says finding a top-tier wide receiver for their...
DK Metcalf on Seattle’s offensive struggles: “Teams just started to figure us out”
As the Seahawks try to figure out how to improve their offense, receiver DK Metcalf has some ideas. “Teams just started to figure us out,” Metcalf told former NFL receiver Brandon Marshall on...
Report: Lions hire Aubrey Pleasant as secondary coach/passing game coordinator
Aubrey Pleasant is leaving the Rams to become the Lions’ secondary coach and passing game coordinator, Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports. New Lions General Manager Brad Holmes, who formerly worked for...
Tom Brady visited Patrick Mahomes in locker room after 2018 AFC title game
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes previously have met four times, splitting the games. The biggest victory in their head-to-head meetings thus far obviously came two years ago when the Patriots beat the Chiefs...
Will Patrick Mahomes catch Tom Brady in Super Bowl appearances, wins?
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will make his second Super Bowl appearance in four seasons. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will make his tenth. So here’s the question: Will Mahomes catch Brady?...
Panthers making two hirings official, announce Mike Phair won’t return
The Panthers officially hired Sean Ryan as quarterbacks coach and Tony Sparano Jr. as assistant offensive line coach. Ryan replaces Jake Peetz, who left for the offensive coordinator job at LSU, and Sparano...
Super Bowl LV Prop Bets: Godwin/Evans; Kelce; MVP
Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth work through some prop bets for Super Bowl LV between the Chiefs and Buccaneers.
Will Bieniemy ever land a head coaching job?
Rodney Harrison believes if Eric Bieniemy was white, he would have landed a head coaching job. Safety Blitz examines why the Chiefs OC has yet to be hired and if he should pass up on the opportunity this...
Champ. week takeaways: Rodgers let down, KC rolls
Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth recap a wild Championship Sunday in the NFL, from Tom Brady's 10th Super Bowl to why Patrick Mahomes is football's LeBron James.
Cardinals promote Sean Kugler, Cam Turner
The Cardinals announced the promotions of Sean Kugler to offensive line coach/run game coordinator and Cam Turner to quarterbacks coach. Former passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Clements...
Report: Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones is expected to be LSU’s defensive coordinator
LSU has reportedly settled on who they will hire as their next defensive coordinator. Bruce Feldman of reports that the school is expected to hire Vikings defensive backs coach Daronte Jones...
Brett Favre downplays Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments
Current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spontaneously called his own future into question on Sunday after a season-ending loss to the Buccaneers. Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who knows a thing...
LaFleur underestimated Rodgers with FG decision
Mike Florio and Charean Williams break down Matt LaFleur's decision not to go for it late against the Bucs and why he should've had more respect for his (and Tampa's) quarterback.
Why Ravens should halt signing Jackson long-term
Mike Florio and Charean Williams dissect Ravens GM Eric DeCosta's comments on Lamar Jackson's future and discuss if Baltimore can retain the former MVP for the long-term.
How might Rodgers' decision impact QB market?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams react to Aaron Rodgers' press conference after the NFC Championship Game and wonder how a demand for a new contract or a trade could impact this offseason.
Chargers announce hirings of Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill, and Derius Swinton
The Chargers made it official with their three coordinators on Monday, announcing the hirings of Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill, and Derius Swinton. Lombardi will serve as the Chargers’ offensive...
Brady makes third Super Bowl since turning 40, which no other QB has done once
Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback ever to lead his team to the Super Bowl. And the second-oldest. And the third-oldest. The 43-year-old Brady will start for the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, making it the...
Steelers promote Matt Canada to offensive coordinator
The Steelers elected to stick with an internal candidate to fill one a significant void on the coaching staff, promoting Matt Canada to offensive coordinator. Pittsburgh announced the move on Monday. Canada...
Brady 'wants to destroy' whoever he plays against
Rodney Harrison joins the show to break down Sunday's NFC Championship Game and shed light on just what makes Tom Brady so great.
Josh Allen: It’s hard to win when you don’t play your A-game against Kansas City
Josh Allen and the Bills fell short of reaching Super Bowl LV, falling to the Chiefs 38-24 on Sunday. Allen finished the game 28-of-48 passing for 287 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was...
Black coaches can't afford to turn down any HC job
With Deshaun Watson reportedly wanting out, Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss whether Eric Bieniemy should even want the Texans job anymore and why that's a more complicated question for black...
What would Houston receive by trading Watson?
Michael Smith and Michael Holley examine the Deshaun Watson situation in Houston and explain why the Jets should make a move with their draft capital and land the QB.
Was Brady driving force behind Patriots' dynasty?
Michael Holley and Michael Smith debate how much of the Patriots' championship dynasty should be attributed to Tom Brady compared to Bill Belichick.
Woody Johnson is back with the Jets
Woody Johnson’s term as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom came to an end last week and he’s now back to his role as the principal owner of the Jets. Johnson’s brother...
How Chiefs powered past Bills to get to Super Bowl
Michael Holley and Michael Smith react to the Chiefs defeating the Buffalo Bills for the AFC title and explain how Kansas City was able to ease past Buffalo to get to their second-straight Super Bowl.
Corey Linsley: I don’t know what Aaron Rodgers meant by his postgame comments
Corey Linsley‘s future is up in the air as the Packers center approaches free agency for the first time. But it was quarterback Aaron Rodgers who started a firestorm of speculation when he brought up...
Alabama announces Doug Marrone is their offensive line coach
Doug Marrone is officially a member of Nick Saban’s staff at the University of Alabama. Word last week was that Marrone, who was fired as the Jaguars head coach early this month, was the leading...
Rodgers needs to take time to process future
Aaron Rodgers missed out on yet another championship opportunity and with his heir apparent already drafted, it seems like he could leave Green Bay.
LaFleur's decision to kick FG can't be explained
Mike Smith and Michael Holley discuss the questionable decision by Packers' Matt LaFleur to kick a field goal instead of trying to score a touchdown late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game.
What to make of Brady heading to 10th Super Bowl
Michael Holley and Michael Smith react to Buccaneers' Tom Brady making his 10th Super Bowl appearance and discuss if he is officially the greatest QB the game has ever seen.
Corey Linsley realizes he may have played his final game for the Packers
Aaron Rodgers brought up the uncertainty within the Packers’ locker room in the immediate aftermath of the loss to the Buccaneers. “A lot of guys futures that are, you know, uncertain, myself included...
Texans setting up second interviews with Leslie Frazier, David Culley
Word over the weekend was that the Texans were moving on to a second round of head coaching interviews that they wanted to include Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Chiefs offensive coordinator...
Allen Lazard: We were set on going down to Tampa and playing in that game
The Packers are in the same situation on Monday as they were the day after last year’s NFC Championship Game. Instead of getting ready to go to Florida for the Super Bowl, Green Bay players are...
Bruce Arians already is bracing to face Travis Kelce
Not long ago, Rob Gronkowski created more matchup nightmares than any tight end in football. Now, that title belongs to Travis Kelce of the Chiefs. On Monday, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians gave some early...
Report: Eagles not retaining Press Taylor
The Eagles are not retaining passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Press Taylor, Mike Kaye of reports. It is not a surprise based on the Eagles’ recent hires: They have agreed to...
Andy Reid expects “a little bit of a challenge” from Super Bowl week schedule
When the Chiefs made the Super Bowl last year, they arrived in Miami a week ahead of the game in order to take part in media night and the other availabilities in the days leading up to the game. Things...
Steelers name Alfredo Roberts tight ends coach
The Steelers have filled one of their coaching vacancies, hiring Alfredo Roberts to be the team’s tight ends coach. Roberts spent the last four years as the Chargers’ running backs coach. He...
Cole Beasley broke his fibula in Week 16, played three playoff games with it
Jack Youngblood has some company. The Hall of Famer who more than 30 years ago broke his leg in the divisional round of the playoffs and played with the injury through the Super Bowl and then the Pro Bowl...
Tre’Davious White: We have to go through the Chiefs to win a Super Bowl
The Bills fell to the Chiefs 38-24 in the AFC Championship game, but the game didn’t feel that close. After punting on the first drive, Kansas City scored on essentially all of its possessions through...
NFC Championship Game Review: Bucs vs. Packers
Chris Simms takes a deep dive into the Buccaneers' NFC Championship win over the Packers, sending Tom Brady to his 10th Super Bowl.
AFC Championship Review: Bills vs. Chiefs
Chris Simms breaks down how the Chiefs were able to pick apart the Bills easily in the AFC Championship Game to return to the Super Bowl.
Retirement seems to be the least likely option for Aaron Rodgers
As the surprising comments from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sink in, his words invite speculation regarding his future. One potential outcome seems unlikely: Retirement. Beyond owing the Packers $23...