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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/4/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More

January 4, 2015

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With the conclusion of yesterday’s pair of games, the 2015 NFL playoffs are officially underway. We’ve got two more matchups headed our way today, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the headlines from around the league before we get settled in.

Saturday Football Wrap-Up: Given the Cardinals’ struggles at the QB position, no one gave them much of a chance yesterday against the Panthers. They held out valiantly, however, before the Panthers put their feet on the gas pedal during the third quarter. The result was a 27-16 win that marked Carolina’s first postseason victory in nine years. Carolina’s defense held the Cards to just 78 yards and came up with three turnovers.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/4/15


In the nightcap, the Ravens went into Pittsburgh and took out the Le’Veon Bell-less Steelers in a 30-17 AFC Wild Card Game. QB Joe Flacco threw a pair of second-half touchdowns in the win.
The Ravens will now go into Foxboro to take on the Patriots.

There were some notable injuries happening in last night’s Ravens-Steelers matchup. Rashaan Melvin, who is a Ravens CB, was shaken up in a collision with Ben Tate and had to be examined for a concussion. He ended up being okay, though.
Also, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger hit his head against the ground in the fourth quarter and came out for a few plays. He passed the concussion tests and came back in to throw the game-sealing interception, though.

The Bengals got some bad news yesterday. A.J. Green was officially ruled out of today’s matchup against the Colts, thanks to an ongoing concussion issue. He had been considered doubtful in the days leading up to the weekend.
With Green out and some of Indianapolis’ receivers banged up, this might not be quite the high-flying spectacle that it could potentially have been. We’ll find out at 1:00 PM ET when the game gets going.

NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the next round of the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Wild Card Weekend:

Saturday, January 3:

4:35 PM ET:
Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (ESPN)

8:15 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)

Sunday, January 4:

1:05 PM ET:
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)

4:40 PM ET:
Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

Divisional Playoffs:

Saturday, January 10:

4:35 PM ET:
TBA at New England Patriots (NBC)

8:15 PM ET:
TBA at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

Sunday, January 11:

1:05 PM ET:
TBA at Green Bay Packers (FOX)

4:40 PM ET:
TBA at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Sunday January 18:

NFC Championship:
3:05 PM ET:

AFC Championship
6:40 PM ET

Sunday, January 25:

Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET

Sunday, February 1:

Super Bowl:

6:30 PM ET

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