10:51 AM EST, Fri December 15, 2017
Grand Rapids Press

Not all power rankings were impressed with the Detroit Lions on Sunday

The Lions beat the Buccaneers to end a two-game losing skid, but they'll likely need to play better in order to have a chance to win out and potentially return to the playoffs.

Seattle Times

Updating the NFC playoff picture — Seahawks again on the outside looking in

The events of the weekend in the NFL have Seattle on the outside looking in to the NFC playoffs.

Houston Chronicle

Report: Doctors believe Eagles' Carson Wentz tore ACL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has torn his left anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz needs an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information. Wentz was hurt late in the third quarter of Philadelphia's 43-35 comeback win at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Backup Nick Foles rallied the Eagles to a win that secured the NFC...

Houston Chronicle

Eagles turn to QB Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it's up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title. Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs, forcing the NFC East champions to turn to a familiar backup who once had one of the greatest statistical seasons in NFL history. "The reason we got Nick Foles is for situations like this. I'm excited for Nick," coach Doug Pederson said Monday. "I hate it for Carson Wentz. I hate it for the season that he's been having. But at the same time, it's been the next-man-up mentality and...

Seattle Times

Where would Seahawks be in the playoffs if the season ended today?

The Seahawks helped their playoff chances as much as any team in the NFL last weekend.

Grand Rapids Press

Lions coach Jim Caldwell: 'I've been 6-6 before and pulled it out'

The Lions coach likes to split the season into four quarters, and his team will have to be flawless in the final quarter if it wants to return to the playoffs.

Grand Rapids Press

Lions fans fed up with Jim Caldwell as they blast him on Twitter

Many Detroit Lions fans have had enough with Jim Caldwell. At 6-6, the Lions still have a chance at making the playoffs if they win out, but many fans are calling on the head coach to be fired, especially if the team misses the postseason. Here's what fed up fans are saying on social media.

Houston Chronicle

ICYMI in NFL Week 13: Gronk's hit, Brady's spat for Patriots

Even as the New England Patriots won a 10th game for the 15th consecutive season to move closer to yet another AFC East title and a No. 1 seed for the playoffs, a late hit to an opponent's head by Rob Gronkowski and a sideline spat involving Tom Brady made things interesting for the defending Super Bowl champs. Not that anyone on the Patriots was willing to say anything revelatory about either episode. Nothing new there, either. Still, as much as coach Bill Belichick will want to ignore it all and move on to the next game, there are some key talking points about the Patriots for the coming...

Grand Rapids Press

Lions preview show: Will Detroit make the playoffs?

Will the Detroit Lions make the playoffs? MLive.com beat writers Kyle Meinke and Nate Atkins ponder that question and others heading into Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Grand Rapids Press

Inside the Lions podcast: Does Detroit need to win out to make the playoffs?

In this week's episode, MLive's Nate Atkins and WJR Radio's Michael Stets break down the Lions' playoff outlook and preview the matchups that will decide the Ravens game.

Grand Rapids Press

5 thoughts on Lions vs. Ravens after Baltimore's Monday night win

The Ravens handled the Texans 23-16 to improve to 6-5 on Monday night. Here are some impressions of how they'll match up with the Lions this week with both teams pushing for the playoffs.

Miami Herald

Miami Dolphins 2017 offseason didn’t make team better as hoped

Remember the offseason? The Miami Dolphins organization was flying high in the offseason. The afterglow of a 10-6 run to the playoffs in the winter of 2016 was still fresh …

Grand Rapids Press

Here are the Detroit Lions' odds of making the playoffs, winning division

The Detroit Lions haven't won a division title since they took the old NFC Central in 1993. And it's probably not going to happen this year, either.

Seattle Times

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks fall back out of the top-10

As of today, only Atlanta of that trio would be in the playoffs and that as a wild card team. Instead, it’s the trio of Philadelphia, Minnesota and New Orleans that continues to dominate the NFC. Here's a look at the latest NFL power rankings.

Miami Herald

Pouncey says Patriots game a ‘must-win,’ but Las Vegas says no chance

Mike Pouncey knows how to read the standings and a football schedule. Teams that lose five in a row just do not make the playoffs, no matter how bad the …

NFL Nation | ESPN

Steelers one step closer to goal of home-field advantage in playoffs

Steelers one step closer to goal of home-field advantage in playoffs

Vikings vs. Rams: Randy Moss & Cris Carter Battle The Greatest Show on Turf | NFL Highlights

In the 1999 NFL Playoffs Randy Moss, Cris Carter and the Minnesota Vikings went into St. Louis to battle Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and the Rams "Greatest Show on Turf." Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd

NFL

O-Zone: So fine

JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get to it … Mark from Archer, FL: John: I do not know why fans and other people keep saying we cannot go deep into the playoffs or even win the Super Bowl with this team. Blake...

Grand Rapids Press

The Detroit Lions' path to the playoffs isn't getting any easier

Last year's Lions finished 9-7 and won a wildcard spot, but that kind of season isn't going to cut it in this year's NFC race.

Jaguars building momentum towards playoffs

The Jacksonville Jaguars almost gave away a win several times against the Los Angeles Chargers, but managed to secure a surprising third victory in a row.

Giants WR Victor Cruz on Miami trip: "It definitely wasn’t worth it"

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz opens up about the notorious Miami trip before the NFL playoffs with SNY’s Taylor Rooks.