Here are some end-of year numbers: .487 _ Sacks per game for Hall of Fame DT Warren Sapp .495 _ Sacks per game for Bengals DT Geno Atkins
Richard Skinner was joined by Jed DeMuesy to analyze what went wrong with the Bengals in 2016-17 and to look ahead at the offseason with changes to be made.
AFC North Bytes
The Miami Dolphins (10-6) will play their biggest game in eight years when they travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) in the wild-card round. This is Miami's first playoff game since 2008. Here are three keys to watch from the Dolphins' perspective
Longtime defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has agreed to join the Cleveland Browns and lead their defense, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Saturday. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal confirmed La Canfora's report, adding that Cleveland fired former defensive coordinator Ray Horton.
On the night before the Seattle Seahawks' playoff game against the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Doug Baldwin sent a long text message to Steve Smith. "I wanted everything to die down after his retirement," Baldwin said. "We had a good conversation." Smith is who Baldwin has always wanted to be. Smith is the reason he wears No. 89. And Smith's inspiration helped inspire Baldwin to an 11-catch, 104-yard performance during the Seahawks' 26-6 win.
An iconic Pittsburgh restaurant chain won't serve fish leading up to the NFL playoff game Sunday between the Steelers and the Miami Dolphins. Primanti Bros. is famous for its sandwiches piled high with french fries and coleslaw on top of whatever protein is being served. The chain won't be serving fish on its sandwiches or anywhere else until after the game.
This ranks high on the list of things I wasn't expecting to hear in Houston over the weekend, but a boisterous Texans teammate couldn't contain himself in the locker room after Saturday's 27-14 victory over the Raiders. Brock Osweiler saved one of his cleanest games of the season for the playoffs, and coach Bill O'Brien announced after the game that Osweiler would remain the team's starter for the Divisional round.
It all seemed routine Saturday night. It seemed like suddenly the Seattle Seahawks' well-worn January football machine whirred to life. Nothing that happened as a team in the weeks before their 26-6 Wild Card Weekend trouncing of the Detroit Lions mattered. What happened?
With the Lions trailing by 13 points midway through the fourth quarter on Saturday night in Seattle, coach Jim Caldwell decided to punt. That punt looked like surrender. But Caldwell defended the decision after the game.
The Houston Texans got exactly what they needed from quarterback Brock Osweiler and flexed their muscle on defense in a 27-14 playoff-opening win over the Oakland Raiders in Houston Saturday. Here's what we learned..