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Friday 5 – January 19, 2024

NFL Divisional Round Schedule

And then there were eight. The NFL’s divisional round kicks off on Saturday!


Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens – 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+
Green Back Packers at San Francisco 49ers – 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT on FOX


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions – 3 pm ET/Noon PT on NBC
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills – 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT on CBS

AFC Divisional Round Injury Updates

  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) was not activated off IR but is hopeful that he would be available for the AFC Championship, should the Ravens advance. Baltimore will also be without CB Marlon Humphrey (calf) and WR Tylan Wallace (knee).
  • The Texans will be without defensive end Jerry Hughes (ankle).
  • The Bills will be without WR Gabe Davis (knee), S Taylor Rapp (calf), LB Baylon Spector (back) and CB Christian Benford (knee).
  • The Chiefs will be without OL Wanya Morris (concussion) and DT Derrick Nnadi (tricep).

NFC Divisional Round Injury Updates

  • The 49ers will be without DL Clelin Ferrell (knee), while LB Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) is questionable.
  • The Packers will be without DT Kingsley Enagbare (knee), while CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder, ankle), RB A.J. Dillon (thumb, neck), LB Isaiah McDuffie (neck) and P Daniel Whelan (illness) are all questionable.
  • For the Lions, WR Kalif Raymod (knee) is out, while edge rusher James Houston (ankle) and TE Sam LaPorta (knee) are both questionable.
  • And for the Bucs, Shaquil Barrett, Chase Edmonds and John Wolford are all questionable.

Antonio Pierce

It seems that the Las Vegas Raiders have found their man, as Adam Schefter is reporting that they are finalizing a deal to make Antonio Pierce their head coach.

Pierce stepped in as interim coach at the end of October after Josh McDaniels was fired. The Raiders locker room became a visibly happier place to be, with the team finishing 5-4 under Pierce.

Josh Hader and the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have their closer. ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting that Josh Hader has agreed to a five-year, $95 million deal.

Hader has made the All-Star team five times and has 153 saves, 437 strikeouts and 2.60 ERA since 2019. In other words, he’s very good and joins an Astros bullpen that is already very good.