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Bulluck reliving fairytale run as Titans make Super Bowl bid

Friday, January 17th, 2020

If anyone has an idea of what is going on right now inside the Tennessee Titans dressing room as they prepare for Sunday's showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs for a spot in the Super Bowl it would be Keith Bulluck. It has been over a decade since the three-time All-Pro linebacker suited up for the Titans but Bulluck clearly recalls what it was like in 2002 when Tennessee, after a horrific 1-4 start, made an unlikely run to the AFC championship game before losing to the Oakland Raiders. The Titans have followed a similar fairytale script this season, but with a lot more suspense after stumbling out of the gate with a 2-4 record.

INTERVIEW-NFL-Bulluck reliving fairytale run as Titans make Super Bowl bid

Friday, January 17th, 2020

If anyone has an idea of what is going on right now inside the Tennessee Titans dressing room as they prepare for Sunday's showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs for a spot in the Super Bowl it would be Keith Bulluck. It has been over a decade since the three-time All-Pro linebacker suited up for the Titans but Bulluck clearly recalls what it was like in 2002 when Tennessee, after a horrific 1-4 start, made an unlikely run to the AFC championship game before losing to the Oakland Raiders. This year they needed a win over the Houston Texans in their final regular season contest just to make the playoffs and have made the most of their opportunity, knocking off Super Bowl champions Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the wildcard game then seeing off the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens.

Electric clashes in final stop on road to Super Bowl

Friday, January 17th, 2020

The NFL postseason rolls onward on Sunday, with young talent facing off against veteran experience in the NFC conference championship, and an AFC underdog looking to cement a spot in the Super Bowl. The AFC championship will see one of the league's most consistently high-performing teams, the Kansas City Chiefs, take on the post-season's surprise story, the Tennessee Titans. With a less-than-exceptional nine-win and seven-loss regular-season record, the Titans still seized on their Wild Card berth, humiliating the New England Patriots' top-ranked defense and the AFC's top-seeded Baltimore Ravens on their respective turf.

It’s code red for Patrick Mahomes as he faces a salty Titans defense

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The Chiefs' 51-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday will go down in Kansas City lore for Patrick Mahomes. After the Chiefs fell behind 24-0 early in the second quarter, Mahomes finished the game with 321 yards and five touchdowns with all of those scoring throws coming in the red zone. If Kansas City doesn't generate a bunch of quick-strike touchdowns — which is a possibility — the game could be tight.

Broncos’ Courtland Sutton in for DeAndre Hopkins ín Pro Bowl

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton was dejected a month ago over his Pro Bowl snub and resolved to make it into the NFL's annual all-star game in 2020. "It is what it is," he said several times at the podium when asked about not making the Pro Bowl after his breakout second season in the NFL. After thinking it over, he later told The Associated Press and The Athletic in an interview, "In God's timing, it'll happen the way it's supposed to."

Top draft choices Murray, Bosa make All-Rookie Team

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray and San Francisco edge rusher Nick Bosa, the top two selections in last year's NFL draft, have made the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team. Also on the PFWA squad announced Tuesday are first-round selections Oakland running back Josh Jacobs; Denver tight end Noah Fant; Houston tackle Tytus Howard; defensive linemen Josh Allen of Jacksonville, Dexter Lawrence of the New York Giants, and Ed Oliver of Buffalo; linebackers Devin Bush of Pittsburgh and Devin White of Tampa Bay; and safety Darnell Savage of Green Bay.

Is perception of Eric Bieniemy’s role with Chiefs keeping him from being next head coach from Andy Reid’s tree?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

This is all relevant because the Chiefs' offensive coordinator job has become a head coach factory, of sorts, and the next man up, current OC Eric Bieniemy, has had seven head coaching interviews over the past two years and has failed to land a job, despite the fact he helped groom the league's reigning MVP, Patrick Mahomes. Despite the fact he's helped the Chiefs build the league's top-ranked offense in 2018, and the sixth-ranked offense in 2019. Despite the fact he's gotten little TV time along the way, as he stands next to Reid on the sideline and carries a play call sheet.

Bye week hazardous for Chiefs and Ravens, but KC survives

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers used their bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Now they'll meet in the NFC championship for the first time since 1997, when Reggie White, Brett Favre and that Pack bested Steve Young and Ken Norton Jr. The R&R from the first-round bye proved more like rust, ruin and rubbish in the AFC, where the Ravens and Chiefs, the top two seeds, fell into 22-point and 24-point holes, respectively, in their return to action over the weekend.

Texans face long offseason after collapse against Chiefs

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The Houston Texans were up 24-0 in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and looked to be headed for their first AFC championship game, which they would have hosted. ''We feel like we have a really good culture here, we've got a good group of core players here,'' coach Bill O'Brien said. O'Brien faced plenty of criticism for decisions he made in Sunday's collapse and some local columnists called for him to quit or be fired.

No Patriots, better ratings? Chiefs-Texans draws huge numbers for CBS

Monday, January 13th, 2020

This weekend was the first time in a decade that the New England Patriots were not playing on the NFL's Divisional weekend. While that was not what Patriots fans wanted, it was likely a welcome reprieve for NFL fans outside of that team's base — at least that seems to be the case, if CBS' ratings are any indication. According to CBS, the AFC game had 35.396 million viewers, up 21 percent from last year's Los Angeles Chargers-Patriots game, which New England won, 41-28.