Mike Florio talks about the biggest NFL topics with the people who are most passionate about the game: League execs, players, coaches and the journalists who cover pro football.
Denver Broncos: Nathaniel Hackett, offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, is now the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Can this increase the chance of Aaron Rodgers going to Denver? Rams vs 49ers: McVay is 0-6 against Shanahan over the past 3 years. Does Shanahan have McVay's number? Does he own real-estate in McVay's head? Chiefs vs Bengals: A coupe weeks ago, these two team faced off and the Bengals came out on top. Will the story be different this time around in the AFC Championship?
NYG: Joe Schoen and John Mara in their press conference yesterday, made statements saying that they stand behind Daniel Jones. Ja'Marr Chase was told by Les Miles that he couldn't play receiver coming out of high school..... LA Rams: Is this game a redemption game for Matthew Stafford? With it being his first time in any conference championship, will we see some nerves coming from Stafford? Kyle Shanahn gushes over Deebo saying, "...one of the best players in the NFL". PFT Prop Bets Most important non-QB drafts.
Sean Payton: Yesterday, the 16 year Saints head coach announced that he is "stepping away" from the Saints. He stressed that he is not retiring as a coach, just leaving that role for now. Chicago Bears: Ryan Poles is the new GM of the Bears. Minnesota Vikings: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has been named the new GM. He is coming off of 2 years as the Browns VP of Operations.
After Further Review: Take a look at some controversial calls and no calls from the divisional round. Aaron Rodgers: In his weekly appearance on Pat McAfee show, Rodgers attempts to explain what he's thinking about for the 2022 season. Florio and Simms takes a moment and looks at some moments that we may have missed from this past weekend. Who needs a super bowl win the most?
Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur told the press that he wants Rodgers to stay, but Rodgers needs some time to think about his future. Tom Brady: After years of saying he'll play until he's no longer good, Tom Brady shocked the football world by no committing to the 2022 season. Rob Gronkowski: If Tom Brady retires, will Gronk still stay?
Best of Divisional Weekend: Best QBs, Best non-QB offensive players, Best defensive players, and more. Head Coach News: Packers, Giants, Bears, and Jaguars all go into 2nd round interviews with potential candidates. Sean Payton: Saints owner Gayle Benson says she doesn't even know whether or not Sean Payton will come back. Arizona Cardinals: Kliff Kingsbury has a track record of not being able to win the big game, will this affect his future at Arizona? Worst of Divisional Round: Most disappointing team, Worst QB performance, Worst non-QBs, Worst coaching decision.
Bills @ Chiefs: In the much anticipated match of the weekend, the game needed to go into overtime to settle the score. Mahomes takes his team to the AFC Championship for the 4th year in a row. Rams @ Buccaneers: Matthew Stafford will go to his first ever NFC Championship and he does so by defeating the living legend, Tom Brady. What is next for Tom Brady? There's uncertainty between him and the upcoming 2022 season.
Tom Brady: After being asked if he'll come back for 2022, Brady gave a very brief response that neither confirms or denies his return. 49ers @ Packers: Aaron Rodgers will not be in the NFC Championship, even after a second MVP season. Will we see Rodgers in a new uniform next season? Bengals @ Titans: With the world thinking they're the "underdogs", Joe Burrow and the Bengals made a statement by beating the #1 seed. Joe Burrow stated that they are no longer the underdogs in his post game interview.
49ers @ Packers: Nick Bosa is questionable and Randall Cobb got activated off of IR. What will the 49ers need to do to pull off this upset? Rams @ Bucs: Leonard Fournette participated at practice this past Thursday, but is he healthy enough to play? And will the Rams be able to continue their success against the Buccaneers? Reports from inside the Bucs organization said that this could be Brady's last year... Bengals @ Titans: Joe Burrow succeeded in his first playoff game, how well will his second play out? Will the recover of Derek Henry prove fatal for the Bengals defense? Bills @ Chiefs: In an AFC championship rematch, will Buffalo get revenge for their loss last year? Or will the Chiefs leave the Bills with yet another taste of defeat?
Dak Prescott: Due to his words in his postgame conference this past week, the league has slapped Dak Prescott with a $25,000 fine. Arizona Cardinals: Are late season games too much for Kliff Kingsbury? His track record going all the way back to college may give us some insight. Houston Texans: Josh McCown gets interviewed for the head coaching position. Divisional Round Fill In the Blank Show Me Something Draft
Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy talked to the press this past week feeling pretty confident about his job with Dallas. Is this just a front? Will Jerry Jones look for another head coach? Jim Harbaugh's name has bene tossed around the NFL this year in a potential return to head coaching position. Tennessee Titans: Since he broke his foot in week 8, Derek Henry has been out. He was seen participating at practice this past week and is expected to make an appearance against the Bengals this week.
Divisional Round Coaching Matchups: Which of these coaches has an edge over the other? Which one does Florio and Simms trust the most? Baker Mayfield: Baker Mayfield underwent shoulder surgery and now he is on his way to recovery. Will we see Baker get resigned in 2022? Philadelphia Eagles: Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni back up Jalen Hurts as the starter in 2022. Didn't they say the same thing about Carson Wentz right before they drafted Jalen Hurts? Divisional Round Prop Bets Most important non-QBs in Divisional Round: Florio and Simms draft the most important non-QB aspect for each of these teams.
Pittsburg Steelers: With Ben Roethlisberger expected to announce his retirement, who will be the next starting QB for the Steelers? Will is be Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins? Or will they look outside of the organization? Houston Texans: Nick Caserio talks about the potential of Deshaun Watson's return. Divisional Weekend: Along with planning for their upcoming matchups, some assistant coaches have to deal with job interviews for their potential next career move. Should the NFL ban the interview request for coaches that are still coaching?
Divisional Round preview: Bengals @ Titans 49ers @ Packers Rams @ Bucs Bills @ Chiefs Dak Prescott went to Twitter to convey his apology to the NFL officials for supporting the throwing of trash. After Further Review: Florio and Simms take a look at some of the worst calls made during Super Wild Card weekend. Wild Card In Case You Missed It Divisional QB Confidence: Which QB are Florio nd Simms most confident in, going into the next round of playoffs.
LA Rams vs Arizona Cardinals: In what seems to be a blowout game, the LA Rams advance onto the divisional round of the playoffs and Kyler Murray and his Cardinals head back home. Las Vegas Raiders: GM Mike Mayock gets fired. Requests have been sent for potential future GMs.
Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy's job is still uncertain for 2022. Dak Prescott gives credit to the fans who started to throw trash onto the field in protest of the officials. Wild Card Losers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bruce Arians hits Andrew Adams to prevent a penalty.... Wild Card GOATS (in a bad way)
Cowboys vs 49ers: In a dramatic fashion, the Cowboys tried to do too much and ended up running out of time. The game ended with San Francisco on top in a 23-17 win. Chiefs vs Steelers: Even with a slow start, Patrick Mahomes and Co. was able to get it done against the retiring Big Ben.
Bills vs Patriots: Josh Allen took his revenge on the Patriots by scoring on every single drive he came out to the field for. Bengals vs Raiders: Bengals win first playoff game in 31 years. Buccaneers vs Eagles: Bucs begin their title defense in the playoffs by eliminating the Eagles. Unsung Hero Draft: Who were some superstars in this Super Wild Card Weekend?
Houston Texans: Only after 1 year as head coach, David Cully gets fired with a head coaching record of 4 wins, 13 losses. New York Giants: The Giants are without a GM and without a head coach once again. This is not the first time that a head coach gets fired after only 2 seasons with the organization. Where do the Giants go from here?
Wild Card Rip Through: Florio and Peter King take a look at some of the Wild Card games. Will Joe Burrow and the Bengals be as explosive as they are known for? Does Josh Allen know the Patriots defense well enough going into round 3 against Belichick? Are the Chiefs going to play the football they've bene known for, or will it be a potential upset game? Speed Round: Which road QB should we trust the most? Who can we see throw 4 interceptions? Which one of the coaches need a win the most? Can we see a dominating defensive performance from anyone? Wild Card Show Me Something: Florio and Simms tell us who they want to see have a standout performance this weekend amidst all of the playoff games.
Steelers vs Chiefs: When asked about the Chiefs this weekend, Big Ben was more than comfortable praising his opponents. "We don't have a chance. Let's go out and play and have fun." Eagles vs Buccaneers: Can Jalen Hurts beat Tom Brady and the Bucs in his first ever playoff appearance? Or will Tom Brady come out on top in another playoff win to mark down in his career. John Mara explicitly says that his family has no influence on final decisions. This is contradictory in the face of having several executives with the Mara last name.
Patriots vs. Bills: Having faced each other twice in the regular season, these two conference rivals will meet again in the first round of the playoffs. Cardinals vs. Rams: The Cardinals had a hot start, but now, not so sure. The Rams are all in this year, but is McVay all in on Stafford still? The Bengals have had 8 straight post season losses since 1990, will this be their year to win? With a playoff win, does this guarantee Rich Bisaccia a full time offer? Mahomes talks about his life at home and raising his daughter.
New York Giants: After a record of 10-23 through 2 seasons, Joe Judge gets fired. Who should the Giants look at for their next head coach? Denver Broncos: After a court appeal to sell the organization, a new owner should be set in place before the 2022 season. Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield will enter the 2022 season without a new contract in place.
After Further Review: Simms and Florio look at some controversial calls from the Week 18 games. Week 18 was full of OT wins, what can we expect from these teams coming into the playoffs? Only 3 teams from the NFC are returning to the playoffs; Packers, Rams, and the Buccaneers. Week 18's Oh What a Catch Most Enticing Head Coach Openings: Florio and Simms will go deeper into the head coach openings throughout the league.
Miami Dolphins: Stephen Ross fires yet another coach from the Dolphins organization. Where can we see Brian Flores next? Will he be a head coach at another organization, or does he go back to being a coordinator under someone else?
Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman gets fired. Chicago Bears: Head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace gets fired. Now That It's Sunk In: How did the Steelers make the playoffs? Did Brandon Staley mess up by calling a timeout with :38 left in the game? Should B. Staley have gone for a 2pt conversion before end of regulation? College Football Championships: Georgia beat Alabama, denying Nick Saban his 7th National Championship. New York Giants: Joe Judge continues to find ways to anger the NYG fanbase. Week 18 GOATS in a bad way Hall of Fame WR Don Maynard dies at 86.
In an overtime win against the Chargers, the Las Vegas Raiders have knocked out the Chargers and got themselves in as the 5th seed. Could Rich Bisaccia be the Coach of the Year? Another overtime game was between the Ravens and the Steelers. With Lamar Jackson still out, Tyler Huntley had to step up for the Ravens. The Steelers took the win in the end of overtime and got themselves in the playoffs as the 7th seed.
49ers vs LA Rams: The 49ers won in overtime, which secured them their 6th seed. Even though the Rams lost, they still clinch the NFC West title due to the Cardinals losing. Broncos fired Vic Fangio as head coach. Mike Zimmer on his job: "It's not my choice. It's not my decision." Titans were able to come back and defeat the Titans which helped them clinch the #1 seed in the AFC. The Bills defeat the Jets at home solidifying their 2nd AFC East title. Week 18 Sunday Statements
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antonio Brown has officially been released from the Buccaneers. He will be able to get claimed by other teams at 5:00 PM today. Hub Arkush: The associate press will not be taking away Hub Arkush vote for MVP.
Russell Wilson: Will we see Russell in a Seattle jersey next year? Baker Mayfield: Does Cleveland give Baker one more chance next year? Ben Roethlisberger: With his retirement around the corner, how will the Steelers find a replacement...2022 draft or seek out a veteran looking to move? Chargers vs Raiders: Whoever wins gets themselves and their teams into the playoffs, who's taking it? Week 18 Speed Round Rip Through Week 18 Show Me Something: Florio wants to see Brandon Staley and the Chargers prove why they deserve to be in the playoffs. On the other hand, Peter King wants to see Derek Carr show up the Chargers after a rollercoaster of a season, and even make the playoffs.
Antonio Brown: After a couple days of silence, Antonio Brown released a statement claiming several things against the Buccaneers. All of them could be summed up to him claiming a "cover-up" is occurring within the organization. Hub Arkush: With his comments on why Aaron Rodgers will not be getting his vote this year for MVP candidate going viral, Hub has released an apology statement for his comments. Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur also commented on this matter. Do you think MVP should solely be based on one's actions on the field? Or should voters consider actions off the field?
Week 18 Previews: Take a look at some of the matchups for week 18 and what some possible outcomes for these games mean in the bigger picture. Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry has rejoined the team at practice. The Titans organization has designated his return form the Injured Reserved list. Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins missed Sunday's game due to COVID. The Vikings resulted in a loss to the Packers, which knocked out the Vikings for a playoff berth. Kirk Cousins claimed that his vaccination status did not have any affect to his status of participation in the game... Aaron Rodgers on Adam Schein Podcast.
Jalen Hurts: After almost getting injured from a collapsed bleachers, Jalen Hurts wants to make sure this doesn't happen again. He sends a note to the league and to the Washington Football Team to make sure actions are being made from this negligence. Antonio Brown: After leaving the field mid game, Antonio Brown was seen attending a Nets game in New York. What exactly is his status with the Buccaneers?
AP Voter, Hub Arkush: After appearing on a talk show, this particular voter said he will not be voting for Aaron Rodgers with his MVP vote due to the actions of Rodgers off the field this season. Should an MVP just be about numbers and on-field play? Or should we consider all facets of the year? After Further Review: Simms and Florio take a look at Week 17's controversial calls and gives us their take. Week 18 Motivations: Which of these teams should be most motivated to win in week 18? Oh What a Catch: The best catches from week 17. PFT LIVE Draft: Some end of year awards that Simms and Florio are most confident in.
Browns vs Steelers: In Ben Roethlisberger's much anticipated last game, he was able to keep his playoff season alive by getting a win. TJ Watt got a career high of 4 sacks during the game. Baker Mayfield: "I'm pretty damn beat up to be honest with you" Antonio Brown storms off the field shirtless, what's next for him?
FedEx Field: After the Eagles win this past Sunday, fans tried to celebrate Jalen Hurts as he walks back into the tunnel. During this interaction, the stands collapsed, along with those that were along the railing. During all of this, the Eagles denied any onsite medical check for those fans. Coaching Hot Seat: What teams are on the market for a new coach, and what coaches need to look for a new job? Week 17 GOATS in a bad way
Bengals vs Chiefs: By beating the Chiefs, the Bengals have now clinched the AFC North for the first time since 2015. Titans vs Dolphins: Titans clinched the AFC South and moves to the #1 seed in the AFC. Raiders vs Colts: With their win over the Colts, the Raiders stay alive by moving up o the 8th seed. Cardinals vs Cowboys: Cardinals snap losing streak by beating the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Rams vs Ravens: By beating the Ravens, the Rams have now won 5 straight games.
Antonio Brown: During a live play in the game, Antonio Brown ran across the endzone while stripping away his uniform. He then proceeded to leave into the locker room. Bruce Arians and Tom Brady makes comments after the game. Week 17 Superlatives: Mike Golic gives credit to the Tennessee offensive line. Mike Florio gives the league of boom award to the NFL honors for John Madden. NFC Wildcard Race: Eagles clinch playoffs, 49ers currently 7th seed, Saints keep playoff hopes alive. Sunday Statement Draft: Florio gives the Seahawks his first pick. Golic chooses Kyle Pitts who has broken some rookie records this year.
Joe Burrow: Patrick Mahomes and Steve Spagnuolo give praise to Joe Burrow. Baltimore Ravens: Tyler Huntley may get another start this week with no appearance of Lamar at practice on Thursday. Big Ben: With so much talking throughout the season, this weekend could be Big Ben's last game not only at home as a Steelers, but in the NFL. Russel Wilson: "I hope this isn't my last game in Seattle.....but know it won't be my last NFL game"
More John Madden moments that changed the NFL. COVID-19 List: Along with Carson Wentz, there are still plenty of others that have been placed on the COVID list this late in the season. Week 17 Rip Through Speed Round: Dolphins or Titans, Eagles or Washington, who does Florio and Peter think will take these matches? Week 17 Show Me Something: Florio wants to witness Justin Herbert go off again. Peter King wants to see the Kyler Murray we saw earlier in the season.
John Madden: What we didn't know about John Madden, and all the things he helped develop. Kyler Murray: "There's nothing crazy that needs to be done". Aaron Rodgers: "Playing next year will definitely be in the thought process". Ryan Tannehill: "No ill feelings" towards his old team, the Miami Dolphins.
What's More Likely: Simms and Florio discuss which of these scenarios are more likely. Will Joe Burrow break through the Chiefs defense, or will the Chiefs hold their top position in the AFC? Can Matthew Stafford keep the Rams going, or will the big bad Ravens take it to LA? PFT Props: Florio and Simms pick some prop bets for Week 17. Coach of the Year: Matt LaFleur is currently in the lead for COTY according to points bet, who's close behind him?
The great John Madden passed away last night. Join Florio and Simms as they go over some of the best parts of not only his career, but his personal achievements as well. Week 17 COVID-19 List: Here are some updates on who is on the list going into week 17.
After Further Review: Join Florio and Simms as they discuss some controversial calls and non-calls in the week 16 games. Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars requested to start being able to interview assistant coaches for the head coaching position for Jacksonville next season. Oh What a Catch: Week 16's best catches. Join Simms and Florio as they remember some of John Madden's best moments.
Dolphins vs Saints: Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins have won their 7th straight game. If they win out their remainder of the season, they will be able to clinch the playoffs. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo injured his hand this past week. Later on, tests revealed that he has a chipped bone, and a torn ligament in his thumb. Trey Lance will be the starter for Week 17 against the Texans.
Mike and Chris discuss some coaches who may be looking for a new hob next season. John Harbaugh vs Zac Taylor: Remember back in week 4 when the Ravens did a running play with :03 seconds left in the game instead of victory formation? Well, it seems like karma sure does like to keep a balance. Zac Taylor called for a garbage time deep ball play so that Joe Burrow would break that 500 passing yard mark. COVID 19 updates for Week 17. Week 16 GOATS in a bad way.
Bills vs Patriots: Last time these two divisional rivals met, the Patriots won by only throwing 3 passes all game. This time, Josh Allen came into Foxboro and came out with a win. Bengals vs Ravens: Joe burrow threw for 525 yards, which puts him down as the 4th most yards thrown in a reg season game. He threw for 4TD and walked away with a win against the Baltimore Ravens. Chiefs vs Steelers: The Chiefs defense seemed like it was going to shutout Big Ben and the Steelers. In a late game attempt, the Steelers got 10 points on the board, but at that point, the Chiefs had already won. With a win against the Steelers, the Chiefs clinched the first spot in the AFC West.
Cowboys vs Washington: Dak Prescott showed off to all the nay-sayers and put on a show against the Washington Football Team. Throwing for 330 yards and 4 TDs, Dak got the win for the Cowboys. If losing wasn't bad enough, the Washington Football Team had a little internal fighting amongst two of their defensive players. Rams vs Vikings: Even though Matthew Stafford threw 3 interceptions, the Rams still won. Buccaneers vs Panthers: Trying to bounce back from a disappointing week 15, Tom Brady wanted this win. With Antonio Brown back in the lineup, Brady used him as much as he could. In the end, the Brady and Brown combination linked up for 10 completions to win it for the Buccaneers. Aaron Rodgers passes Brett Favre for most TDs thrown in Packers history.
49ers vs Titans: What can we expect to see tonight, will Jimmy G lead his team to a victory proving that he is undoubtedly the starter in San Francisco? Or will Ryan Tannehill prove that he doesn't need Derrick Henry to take home a win?Lamar Jackson: Head coach John Harbaugh said to the media that Lamar did not participate in Wednesday's practice, he's a "wait and see".Teddy Bridgewater: After being released from the hospital on Monday, Teddy B will not be the starter this weekend. Drew Lock is set to step in for week 16.
COVID Latest: Joe Burrow says the reason why the Bengals aren't COVID heavy is because of the lack of nightlife in Cincinnati. Multiple head coaches tests positive for COVID. Trevor Lawrence: When asked about the next head coach, Trevor keeps on dodging any real responses. Could we see an offer being thrown at Josh McDaniels? Speed Round Fill in the Blank: Florio and Simms gives us their grievances and some matchups their looking forward to. Week 16 Show Me Something: Josh Allen needs to show up in this rematch against the Patriots. Florio thinks its time for Kyler Murray to prove that he is one of the best.
L.A. Rams vs Seattle Seahawks: Cooper Kupp breaks an NFL record, 10th straight game with 90+ rec yards, to help get their win against Seattle. The Rams defense proved too much for Russell, and shutting him down to a QBR of 55.3.Washington Football Team vs Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts was struggling in the first half of the game, but after an intense "conversation" between him and head coach Nick Sirianni, Hurts turned it around. In the end Hurts racked up 296 passing yards and 3 total touchdowns.