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Divisional Playoff Preview

Which teams have the edge in the NFL’s most competitive weekend of football? Breaking down offensive and defensive matchups in Chiefs-Patriots, Packers-Cardinals, Steelers-Broncos and Seahawks-Panthers

The Steelers’ Burfict Ending

Landry Jones seemed to throw Pittsburgh’s season away with a soul-crushing interception, but the emotional roller coaster was only getting started. The final two minutes of the Steelers’ heart-pounding win over the Bengals has already entered Black-and-Gold lore

An Open Letter to Players

Take care of yourselves. Take care of the game. In the wake of the Steelers-Bengals debacle, the future of the sport depends on you

Unleash It Deep

With the league trending toward dink and dunk in recent years, three of the NFL’s best offenses are taking a different tack: big throws, big risks, big plays and big wins

We’re in for a Wild Weekend

All eight teams playing on Wild-Card weekend are able to make a legitimate claim to being Super Bowl contenders, but four of them are going home. Breaking down the matchups that will decide each game

The Battle of the Thirties

Pittsburgh’s offense has topped 30 five straight weeks. Denver’s defense has not allowed it all season. Assessing the classic irresistible force vs. immovable object battle, plus more in a playoff impactful Week 15 slate

The NFL’s Most Physically Gifted Quarterback

Cam Newton has emerged as an MVP candidate. Aaron Rodgers is the guy you’d build a franchise around. Tom Brady is still pushing to become the greatest of all time. Why isn’t anyone talking about Ben Roethlisberger?

The Fine Fifteen

There’s movement at the top, as two AFC giants re-enter the top five. Plus notes on Pete Rose, Muhammad Wilkerson and a player I admire

The Fine 15: Sanity Check

Seismic activity in the NFL pecking order this week will leave many questioning the power ranker’s mental state. Please form an orderly line

How Russell Wilson Tore Apart the Steelers

On Sunday, the Seahawks spread out and moved the ball at will in beating the Steelers. It was a look at the ideal way to attack Pittsburgh’s zone blitz. And, after losing another star to injury, it might have been a preview of how the Seahawks will operate down the playoff stretch

I Wore the Shoes, and I’ll Pay the Fine...

But after being punished by the NFL for wearing purple shoes to promote domestic violence awareness, Steelers cornerback William Gay says there has to be a way for the league to work with players on causes like this one

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

A Cruel Fate for the Steelers

Pittsburgh’s quarterback and running back have rarely played together ... plus a look at the Raiders’ front office, betting on NFL games in London, and what’s up with the exposed concrete in St. Louis?