NFLAnalysis

The QB match game: Who’s going where in the NFL?

Where will the NFL's top available QBs land? Here's one prediction for how the drama and intrigue will shake out.

By Jason La CanforaJanuary 27, 2023

Carolina Panthers hire Frank Reich as coach, passing over Steve Wilks

Wilks went 6-6 as the team's interim head coach after taking over for Matt Rhule in October. The Indianapolis Colts fired Reich in November.

By Mark MaskeJanuary 27, 2023

How the Eagles scrapped a pass-first approach and built around Jalen Hurts

Hurts, who was never a surefire NFL starter, has blossomed into an MVP candidate, the most important cog in one of the league’s most complete teams.

By Sam FortierJanuary 27, 2023

The Bengals’ big-game vibes were forged by the College Football Playoff

The Bengals have drafted many players who played in the College Football Playoff, a move designed to prepare them for games such as the AFC championship.

By Adam KilgoreJanuary 27, 2023

Jessie Lemonier, former NFL player and Liberty standout, dies at 25

A cause of death is not yet publicly known for Lemonier, who played with the Chargers and Lions after a standout career at Liberty University.

By Des BielerJanuary 26, 2023

Youth, 15, admits killing teen, trying to rob Commanders running back

The teen pleaded guilty in the October killing of Andre Robertson, 15, and the August shooting and wounding of Commanders running back Brian Robinson, Jr.

By Keith L. AlexanderJanuary 23, 2023

Commanders DBs coach Chris Harris to join Titans as passing game coordinator

The move will leave Washington’s defense without one of its top assistants going into an offseason already filled with uncertainty.

By Nicki JhabvalaJanuary 21, 2023

Ownership concerns, an unproven QB could hamper Commanders’ OC search

As Washington continues its interview process, uncertainty in a few vital areas could be a deterrent for potential candidates.

By Nicki JhabvalaJanuary 21, 2023

NFL to consider ‘mechanics’ of tackle that injured Cowboys’ Tony Pollard

A precedent might be found in Australia, where the National Rugby League has banned “hip drop” tackles since 2020.

By Des Bieler and Mark MaskeJanuary 26, 2023
NFLAnalysis

Nathaniel Hackett is headed to the Jets. Could Aaron Rodgers follow?

The former Broncos coach becomes the Jets' offensive coordinator, increasing speculation about a prospective trade for Rodgers.

By Mark MaskeJanuary 26, 2023

A new Bengals tradition is setting the bar for postgame celebrations

Bengals Coach Zac Taylor began last year what has quickly become a cherished tradition, as well as a way to show his team’s appreciation for its fans.

By Des BielerJanuary 26, 2023

NFL championship game picks: Fly, Eagles, fly (into the Super Bowl)

For now, it’s probably best to steer clear of any bet that could be affected by the health of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

By Matt BonesteelJanuary 25, 2023
NFLAnalysis

Watch out for the Bengals’ QB-sacking, ball-hawking, cigar-smoking defense

The defense's improvement from a liability to formidable threat has turned the Bengals into a complete team at the right time.

By Nicki JhabvalaJanuary 25, 2023
NFLPerspective

Defense never disappeared — and it could determine the Super Bowl winner

The lesson of the NFL’s four remaining teams: Sizzle isn’t everything.

By Jerry BrewerJanuary 25, 2023

J. Richard Steadman, orthopedic guru for elite athletes, dies at 85

Dr. Steadman introduced surgical innovations including harnessing the body's stem cells to stimulate growth of new cartilage in injured knees.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 24, 2023

The Chiefs and Bengals meet again. These title game rematches are rarer than you think.

A look at the previous instances of a championship game rematch before Kansas City faces Cincinnati with a Super Bowl berth at stake for the second year in a row.

By Matt BonesteelJanuary 24, 2023
NFLAnalysis

The NFL has a familiar final four, and it may be here to stay

The NFL loves parity, but four teams are hovering over the rest of the league in a way that feels as though it could last a while.

By Adam KilgoreJanuary 24, 2023
NFLAnalysis

NFL franchises in need of a QB might face a difficult offseason

From an iffy draft to limited free agent choices, it might be a tricky offseason to land a new starting quarterback.

By Jason La CanforaJanuary 24, 2023
NFLPerspective

Tony Dungy shows the regressive and intolerant worst in sports

Tony Dungy's galling words show again that sports is often an agent of regression, not progress.

By Kevin B. BlackistoneJanuary 23, 2023
NFLPerspective

By catching lightning in a ‘Bobble,’ the 49ers send the Cowboys home

One oh-my-God catch and an unbending defense let the 49ers dispatch the Cowboys and return to the NFC championship game.

By Sally JenkinsJanuary 22, 2023

The NFL playoffs move on to the conference championships. Here’s what you need to know.

The NFL playoffs have moved on to the conference championship games. Here's what you need to know.

By Washington Post StaffJanuary 22, 2023

NFL playoffs highlights: 49ers top mistake-prone Cowboys; Bengals upset Bills in the snow

Dallas fell to San Francisco in the NFC divisional round after Cincinnati topped Buffalo to advance to the AFC title game.

By Mark Maske and Des BielerJanuary 22, 2023

To beat the Bills, the Bengals played with the ‘opposite’ of fear

The Bills couldn't overcome an early deficit or a litany of mistakes. The Bengals, with savvy quarterback play and an efficient run game, overpowered them.

By Nicki JhabvalaJanuary 22, 2023