NFL Divisional Round Schedule
The NFL’s Elite 8 is set, with the Divisional Round of the playoffs taking place this weekend. But who is playing and when, you ask? I got you Fangirl Nation.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs – 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT on NBC
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT on FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills – 3 pm ET/Noon PT on CBS
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT on FOX
As they head to Orchard Park for a tough match-up against the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals will be without two offensive lineman. Left tackle Jonah Williams (knee) and right guard Alex Cappa (ankle) have both been ruled out of Sunday’s game, which is not helpful for an O-line that is already without RT La’el Collins.
Cappa is missing his second game since injuring his left ankle in Week 18, while Williams dislocated his kneecap during last weekend’s wild-card victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The next men up are RG Max Scharping and LT Jackson Carman.
Well, Joe Cool, you may have to be prepared to scramble a little. Good luck, gentlemen!
NFL Coaching Changes
- After a disappointing loss in the wild card, the Minnesota Vikings fired defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.
- Meanwhile after a disappointing all kinds of things, the Miami Dolphins fired defensive coordinator Josh Boyer, safeties coach Steve Gregory, outside linebackers coach Ty McKenzie and assistant linebackers coach Steve Ferentz.
- Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator Greg Roman has resigned.
Michigan has fired co-offensive coordinator Mike Weiss, as he is currently under investigation for “a report of computer access crimes” that allegedly took place at the University of Michigan’s football facility, Schembechler Hall between December 21-23, 2022. Per the university police’s crime log this past Jan. 5, there was a report of “fraudulent activity involving someone accessing university email accounts without authorization.” Weiss has been on the coaching staff for two seasons, serving as co-coordinator and sharing playcalling duties this last one.
Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins
Yes, the NFL rules supreme right now, and always, but let’s not forget that pitchers and catchers report to spring training sooner rather than later. With that in mind, I’ve got some MLB news for you.
The Miami Marlins and the Minnesota Twins made a trade on Friday, sending AL batting champion Luis Arraez to Miami for RHP Pablo Lopez and two prospects – SS Jose Salas and OF Byron Chourio.
Arraez has a career batting average of .314. He was a 2022 All-Star and finished the season with a .316 batting average, eight home runs, 49 RBIs and 88 runs scored.