Let’s talk about the NFL’s bottom tier. The teams with four wins or fewer in 15 weeks. The franchises that have been mostly unwatchable in 2018. That descriptor fits five teams this season: the Cardinals, Jets, Jaguars, 49ers, and Raiders. The Raiders, Jets, and Cardinals, for better or worse, are trending toward a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by design. This season’s prolonged series of defeats was just the next step in rebuilds meant to replenish talent-starved rosters with premium young talent. For the Jaguars and 49ers, this season’s long line of losses have killed off the momentum of promising finishes the year before. But no matter how the season began, it’s ending the same way for these five clubs — with the 2018 season scuttled and offering nothing but a salvage mission. Which foundering ship is the easiest to save? Jacksonville offers a top-six defense that proved it could push Blake Bortles within 15 minutes of a Super Bowl just a … [Read more...] about Which bottom-tier NFL team do you believe in most?
Bob Hille Omnisport @bobhille Updated at 8:43 a.m. ET Updated at 8:43 a.m. ET Watch NFLNFL with fuboTV Despite Jim Harbaugh's insistence that he's staying at Michigan, at least one unidentified NFL team "plans to make a run at" him, according to Pro Football Talk, which cited an unidentified league source. The report — which notes a previous PFT assertion that a team is waiting for the chance to interview Harbaugh after the NFL season — says it's unclear whether Harbaugh would be interested, "but the team in question is prepared to put the kind of money on the table that will get Harbaugh’s attention." He has the Peach Bowl remaining after his fourth season at his alma mater during which time he is 38-13 (.745), including 10-2 this season. A sticking point with some fellow alums: Harbaugh is winless against rival Ohio State in his four seasons as … [Read more...] about At least one NFL team plots pursuing Jim Harbaugh, report says
Dec 17, 6:34 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Joseph Patrick 12/17/18 AT 5:58 AM Last month, several NFL teams were hot on the trail of Kliff Kingsbury after he was fired by Texas Tech in the college ranks. And while getting dismissed seems to render a negative light, that was not the case for the 39-year-old native of San Antonio, Texas. As mentioned in a previous report, Kingsbury got offers from two NFL teams. Though it was mentioned that he would be the offensive coordinator of the said teams, details of what was actually offered were never revealed.Apparently, nothing came out of those talks, with Kingsbury ending up with USC. He was signed last Dec. 5. Kingsbury's case is a curious one. Before Texas Tech, he was the offensive coordinator for Texas A&M the season prior. Kingsbury went 35-40 in six years as the team’s head coach, recording just two winning seasons. NFL teams remain … [Read more...] about NFL Teams Have Not Given Up On Signing Kliff Kingsbury
By Paul Newberry The Associated Press Sat., Dec. 15, 2018 You’ve gotta hand it to Washington’s alleged NFL team. There’s the offensive nickname. Not to mention claiming a player off waivers not long after he allegedly beat up a woman — again. And let’s not forget the organization’s unwillingness to pursue a legitimate quarterback — yes, there’s at least one out there — with the playoffs on the line. Oh, and while we’re at it, quietly trying to push through a plan for a new stadium that would undoubtedly serve as another raid on the public coffers. Let’s go ahead and give this bunch a new moniker: the worst franchise in sports. Read more: Opinion | Bruce Arthur: There’s no quit in Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers, no matter what Article Continued Below What was Bill Belichick thinking on the final play of the ‘Miami Miracle’? Even his ex-players don’t know Flacco … [Read more...] about Washington’s NFL team does its best to Be Worst
The 2018 NFL regular season is entering its home stretch, and the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers have all clinched playoff spots, which leaves eight postseason berths up for grabs entering this weekend’s games.Given that only three regular-season games remain for NFL teams not named the Chiefs or Chargers, who squared off in Thursday night’s thrilling divisional showdown, a number of squads have little room for error going forward. Six of these teams must win this weekend to keep their playoff hopes alive, so read on to see what their outlook looks like. … [Read more...] about Six NFL teams facing must-win games in Week 15