NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/25/16
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 25, 2016
We’ve got just one meaningful game left in the NFL season, which of course is the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7. There’s always plenty to talk about when it comes to the NFL, however, and today is no different. Let’s check out the headlines and see what’s going on out there.
Patriots-Broncos Wrap-Up: In what was likely Peyton Manning and Tom Brady’s last meeting together, the Broncos eked out a 20-18 win and a trip to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots had to go for two with 12 seconds left, since kicker Stephen Gostkowski improbably missed an extra point earlier in the game. Bradley Roby picked off Brady on that attempt to end the game.
Manning posted a pair of passing touchdowns.
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Cardinals-Panthers Wrap-Up: This game was less of a thriller and more of a blowout. The Panthers defense dominated the Cardinals in Charlotte, leading to a 49-15 victory.
Cam Newton tossed two touchdowns and ran for two more.
This will be Newton’s first Super Bowl and the second in franchise history for the Panthers. Manning will certainly have his hands full here.
Tony Romo will be undergoing surgery on his left collarbone this off-season in an effort to strengthen the bone.
Romo has broken his clavicle three times since 2010. This procedure will take 6-8 weeks to recover from, but he should be back in time for the Cowboys’ off-season program with a little luck. Regardless, he’ll be 100 percent for training camp.
Even Marshawn Lynch’s mom is weighing in on his potential playing status for 2016. Delisa Lynch initially said her son wasn’t going to retire, but now she’s backtracked a little and is saying that she’s not sure either way.
Assuming Lynch does come back, he probably won’t play for Seattle unless he takes a big pay cut. We’ll likely hear lots of speculation from all sorts of sources until he officially makes his announcement.
If Lynch does indeed retire or is cut from the roster, Thomas Rawls will be the new starter in Seattle.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL playoffs schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Sunday, January 31, 2016:
Team Rice vs. Team Irvin (ESPN)
Sunday, February 7, 2016:
6:30 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos (CBS)
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