The NFL's worst division will produce Week 17's most interesting matchup

With the NFL season a week from closing, the speculation about head coaching openings begins to heat up. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning that two college-level coaches could get a sniff at NFL jobs.

Their opponent this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are in no hurry to win: As you can see in the table above, we're simulating each team's chances of getting the top pick in the NFL draft. The Buccaneers are in the lead.

With the NFL season a week from closing, the speculation about head coaching openings begins to heat up. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning that two college-level coaches could get a sniff at NFL jobs.

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million — though neither party ever confirmed 

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million — though neither party ever confirmed 

Emotional Blackhawks earn win after death of team staffer Clint Reif

The Blackhawks lost one of their own Sunday as they announced the passing of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif, who was in his ninth season with the team. Joel Quenneville was visibly upset when he addressed the 

The sticker with the CR initials on the back of the helmets was worn by Patrick Sharp and the other players for the passing of equipment assistant manager Clint Reif. The sticker with the CR initials on the back of the helmets was worn by Patrick Sharp

Tuesday was Chicago Blackhawks' Assistant Equipment Manager Clint Reif's day with the Stanley Cup. I joined the fun at Harry Caray's in Lombard as Reif shared the Cup with his town. Over 5000 people passed through the 

The Chicago Blackhawks were hit with some pretty devastating news heading into their Sunday evening tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs, as word came down that assistant equipment manager Clint Reif had passed away. We saw Joel Quenneville shaken up 

On any other night, there would have been music blasting from inside the Blackhawks locker room. Players would have been out at their stalls, smiling and laughing with each other following a big shutout victory. But on Sunday night, there was none of that.

NFL scores, news and highlights: What happened Sunday in Week 16

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Bose secured an NFL sponsorship deal that allows it to elbow Beats by Dre in front of TV cameras.

Perhaps the hottest quarterback-receiver duo in the NFL is Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Manning had 391 yards passing and three touchdowns thanks in large part to Beckham. On a busy afternoon in St. Louis (more on that below), Beckham had eight 

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million — though neither party ever confirmed 

The thing about a maddening, inconsistent team is that sometimes their best days can be really good. And so it goes for the Pittsburgh Steelers lately. It's hard to remove the stink of losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and New Orleans

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 16

With just a Monday Night Football matchup between Cincinnati and Denver remaining, the playoff picture looks a little clearer after Week 16. But there's still a lot to play for, especially in the AFC and NFC North divisions. In the AFC North

The scoreboard watching will reach new levels of interest for Buffalo Bills fans starting this Saturday, as the 8-6 Buffalo Bills need two wins and some help if they're going to end their 14-year playoff drought.

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In the penultimate weekend of the NFL season, the playoff picture is slowly starting to take shape. Just one game remains for each franchise after Monday night, so the pressure is on multiple squads to win and get into the postseason. Heading into

A Widening Rift Between de Blasio and the New York City Police Is Savagely …

2 NYC cops shot 'execution style' in patrol car in Brooklyn Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, stands beside Mayor Bill de Blasio as he wipes his eye during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man 

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat in the front pew at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday, head bowed at times, with his wife on his left and the police commissioner on his right. The crowd had come, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said, to mourn the two officers

Believing City Hall has betrayed them, cops demonstrated their anger Saturday by turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he entered a Brooklyn hospital to pay his respects to two murdered officers. A startling video shows a hallway at Woodhull

Friction boiled over again on Thursday between unions representing NYPD officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Tensions between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's police — which boiled over in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two officers Saturday — have been simmering since the mayor's 2013 campaign and represent a sharp turn from

Fantasy Fast Forward: Marquee QBs disappoint during championship week

According to an article from Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck makes a point to congratulate his opponent whenever he gets sacked. It drives them nuts. Philadelphia Eagles 

Entering Sunday as fantasy football's highest scorer in standard leagues, Luck managed just two fantasy points on 109 passing yards and two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys before getting benched in favor of Matt Hasselbeck. If Luck's

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark wrote about Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's quirky habit of enthusiastically congratulating every player who hits him. “In all the years I've played football I have never heard anything like it

Nobody trash talks like Andrew Luck, nobody. The Colts quarterback has been employing a new method to get inside the heads of his opponents, and it's working. The Wall Street Journal caught up with a few players who've 

Tony Romo and Andrew Luck should have no trouble putting up points Sunday, and most football fans should be able to tune in. The top-10 offenses and middling defenses for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts 

Chargers mount masterful comeback over 49ers to keep playoff hopes alive

The San Francisco 49ers are done dealing with Ray McDonald and police reports — they've cut him from the team on the heels of him being named a suspect…

Despite the early run success, the 49ers fumbled on their next drive. Fullback Bruce Miller lost control of the ball when Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist jarred the ball loose by applying his helmet on the ball. San Diego recovered the ball at its

Giddy Philip Rivers Enjoyed Come From Behind Win Over 49ers. By: Ty Duffy 7 hours ago More Leads. Jim Harbaugh and 49ers GM Trent Baalke Are Reportedly "Barely Speaking" 

The 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after it emerged police had searched his home following allegations of sexual assault.

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers scrambles for a 90 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by 

Eagles continue their downward slide after loss to RGIII, Redskins

"That's how they play," Jackson said. "They're very naïve and they play how they play, so they [can't] care less who's out there or who's at wide receiver. They don't care. That's the Philadelphia Eagles' defense. I've been there a lot of years and

The Philadelphia Eagles travel to meet the Washington Redskins for a special edition of 2014 NFL football on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on the NFL Network. NFL Network Online will carry the primary live stream. The Eagles are 9-5

It's no secret that the defense in Philadelphia will need to improve if they are to be contenders in 2015 or beyond. How many spots does that side of the ball take in their top five draft needs?

Nick Foles hasn't been medically cleared yet, but the Eagles shouldn't rush him back when that happens. Philadelphia has virtually the same chance of making the playoffs (and winning the Lombardi) with Mark Sanchez 

The Official Site of the Philadelphia Eagles Same Mistakes Doom Eagles In Defeat. By Dave Spadaro Eagles Fall In Washington, 27-24 Eagles Falter, Trail 24-14 After Third Q First-Quarter Recap: Eagles Trail 10-7.

Weekend TV: ' Sound of Music,' 'Homeland'

The hospital wards were alive with the Sound of Music as cast members from the Curve show sang for the sick. The performers lifted the spirits of patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary, including 89-year-old Ruby Bates, of Braunstone Frith, Leicester

"Peter Pan Live" attracts 9.1 million viewers, far less than last year's "Sound of Music Live."

□ “Homeland” — We were so ready to give up on this spy thriller after a clunky Season 3 in which Brody met his maker. But Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and company have revived our interest with a turbocharged fourth season that, sadly, comes to

The Bends is short, free, pleasant, and even playable in your browser if you want. There, that covers the list of excuses you might have to not play it. It's a walkable song, I suppose – a pretty little valley filled with megaliths that 

Social media mavens had relished their tweeting frenzy over Carrie Underwood starring in Sound Of Music Live last year, and were primed to poop on Peter Pan. Even celebrities joined in the Peter Pan virtual party, reported 

No, Aaron Hernandez Wasn't Found Not Guilty

As former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's murder trial approaches, the judge in that case is banning all Pats gear from the courtroom.

Bad news for all you Patriots fans out there who were thinking, "I would like to attend the Aaron Hernandez murder trial and also let everyone know that I am a big shithead," because the judge presiding over the trial has 

FALL RIVER — A co-defendant of Aaron Hernandez wants to examine the DVR and videos taken from the former New England Patriot player's home during the investigation into the murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro. John Connors, the Fall River lawyer 

There's an article floating around—mainly on Facebook, but also on Twitter—claiming that Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of all charges, and will play for the Patriots next season. It is a hoax. A surprising amount of people have believed it

Jury selection for the Hernandez murder trial is slated to begin Jan. 9 — just as the Patriots hope to be preparing to play in the 2015 divisional playoffs. The election of Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter as mayor of Fall River does