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Biggest questions headed into NFL conference title games

What's the latest on Jordy Nelson? Can the Steelers pressure Tom Brady? Here are the top questions facing each team heading into the NFC and AFC Championship Games.

1 Big Thing: Brown's post an act of football treason (3:05)
Stephen A. declares the Cowboys' season a 'catastrophic failure' (1:48)
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Should Dallas consider firing Garrett? (1:47)
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The NFL's most-improved units of 2016

Offense has powered the Falcons to the NFC Championship after falling flat last year. Just how much better are they now? Here are the top NFL units who saw the biggest transformations in 2016.

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The catch, the kick and the Packers move on

It was a schoolyard play. That's what Aaron Rodgers likes to call it when he's buying time and keeping a play alive before delivering a strike. Jared Cook and Mason Crosby would do the rest. Listen to how it all went down.

Travis Kelce's ref rant worthy of a fine (1:00)
Does Brady have the edge over Roethlisberger? (1:46)
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Latest Super Bowl 51 odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for all four NFL playoff teams to win Super Bowl 51, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The New England Patriots are the favorites at 5-4.


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones wasn't ready to get into what will happen with Tony Romo when speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "We've got a lot to think about here, but that's in the future," Jones said, adding that he believes Romo will play in a Super Bowl if he can remain healthy.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman when asked on WEEI's Ordway Merloni and Fauria show about Mike Tomlin's postgame comments documented on Antonio Brown's Facebook Live feed: "That's how that team is run. I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but, hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses. Whatever."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets locked up their No. 1 free agent priority, signing RG Brian Winters to a four-year contract extension. Winters, 25, finished the season on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff. He has started 41 games in four seasons and would've been a coveted free agent.

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Butler was closer to going to Minnesota than Boston this off-season. But it makes no sense to move him. He's too good. Wade has helped him.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have hired Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach. He was the running backs coach in Buffalo in 2013-14 under Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone. Wheatley also coached under Marrone at Syracuse. Wheatley spent the 2015 and 2017 seasons at Michigan.

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Remaining QBs have combined to win 7 SBs (Brady - 4, Roethlisberger - 2, Rodgers - 1), most on any Championship weekend since 1970 Merger.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are expected to hire Jeremiah Washburn as their new offensive line coach. Washburn spent last year as the Miami Dolphins assistant offensive line coach. He'll replace Dave Magazu, whom head coach John Fox let go after the season. Fox never announced the move.