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Will the Patriots' weak QB schedule derail them?

The Patriots have yet to face a top-tier QB not named Russell Wilson. Football Outsiders examine the easiest QB schedules among championship-caliber teams since 1990 to find out if it'll matter.

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The offensive MVP in every NFL division

Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are obvious choices, but who stands out in the other six divisions? What about the AFC South? NFL Nation reporters pick the offensive MVP in all eight divisions.

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3hBryan Ives, ESPN Stats & Information

Farewell to the Georgia Dome

The NFC championship game will be the final football game at the Georgia Dome, the site of plenty of memories in its relatively short lifespan.


Trotter, Rovell, & Rep. Hunter talks Chargers' LA move

Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell and Congressman Duncan Hunter from San Diego about the many facets of the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills announce WR Sammy Watkins had a second surgery on his foot last week. He is expected to be ready for training camp. The Bills also say DE Shaq Lawson underwent knee surgery that is not expected to keep him out of offseason activities.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots play it straight down the middle with their injury report, listing seven players as questionable: WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Morgan Burnett and Quinten Rollins all questionable.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Kyle Williams has been named to the Pro Bowl, replacing Ndamukong Suh. It's Williams' 5th Pro Bowl in 11 seasons.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers repping his high school with the Pleasant Valley hat and his junior college with the Butte football sweatshirt at the final NFC Championship Game press conference.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said he's "very comfortable" with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison if they played without practicing. "We've played 18 games so far," Rodgers said. "So we've got a lot of continuity there. I have no reservations about them even if they don't practice."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said he's got a little bit of the flu/cold going around the team. "I've got it," Rodgers said. "[Just need] rest, fluids, all that stuff. We'll be OK. It's kind going around, Jordy [Nelson] had it, Mason [Crosby] had it. I've got it. But we're going to be OK."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones (toe) actually listed as limited during Friday's practice and not full. Jones still set to play.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed center James Stone to a futures contract. He spent two seasons with the Falcons. Undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2014 and has started 10 career games.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Demetri Goodson said he's seven weeks removed from ACL surgery after his ugly-looking injury in Washington on Nov. 20. Said he also tore his MCL but remarkably there was no other damage even though his leg bent the wrong way. He hopes to ready for the start of next season but training camp is unlikely.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers S Morgan Burnett walked through the locker room with an electric stim machine on his left thigh. "I'm feeling better everyday," Burnett said. But he still doesn't know if he'll be able to play Sunday.