What are the odds that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ record-setting offense take possession of the football first in the Super Bowl if they win the opening coin toss? If recent history is a guide, not good.
The National Football League said officials made a mistake by not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation in the final seconds of its playoff-clinching win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers rounded out the National Football League’s 12-team playoff field by pulling out wins in the closing minutes on the final day of the regular season.
The Green Bay Packers’ chances of making the National Football League playoffs improved by 32 percent with quarterback Aaron Rodgers cleared by doctors to return after recovering from a broken collarbone.
By Mark Maske Dec. 9 (Washington Post) -- Mike Shanahan's coaching tenure with the Washington Redskins appears closer than ever to ending. Members of the Redskins' front office believe fractures in the relationship between Shanahan and team owner Daniel Snyder are now so deep that they are skeptical Shanahan can remain with the franchise beyond this season, several people familiar with the situation said Sunday. Shanahan's future was cast into doubt as the Redskins suffered a demoralizing, 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on a cold and sloppy day before the smallest announced crowd since Fed Ex Field opened in 1997. Some fans threw snowballs toward the Redskins' bench, and one was removed by stadium security personnel for screaming at Shanahan late in the game. Most of the fans who did show up were long gone before the game ended, with the Redskins' record dropping to 3-10 one year after they won the NFC East title.