NFL divisional-round playoff game picks, schedule guide, bold predictions, odds, injuries, matchup keys and more

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The NFL divisional round for the 2021 season is stacked with four great matchups, and we got you covered with what you need to know heading into the second weekend of playoff football. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the biggest keys to every game, a bold prediction for each … Read more

Rams’ Odell Beckham mocks NFL after surprise drug test

Rams recipient Odell Beckham Jr. laughs after the NFL called on him to take a drug test after his big game in Sunday’s Wild Card win against the Cardinals. On Thursday, Beckham took to his Instagram story to share a screenshot of a text he received from an NFL staffer following LA’s 34-11 win. “I … Read more

Who leads Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Texas A&M?

6:55 AM ET Jordan ReidESPN With Georgia’s big win in the College Football Playoff, the 2021 college football season has come to a close. But it’s never too soon to look ahead to next season. We’re into the beginning stages of the pre-draft process for 2022, and Monday saw the deadline for underclassmen to declare … Read more

Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry passes test with contact practice

12:43 ET Turron DavenportESPN Close to Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry took another step toward being activated for their NFL division playoff matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. The team held a padded … Read more

Mel Kiper’s predictions for all 32 first-round picks, teams for Aidan Hutchinson, Malik Willis, Nakobe Dean

One round of the NFL playoffs in the books, just 10 days away from Senior Bowl practice and the day of the underclassmen statement behind us… let’s roll out my first mock up for the 2022 class. You know the routine by now: 1-32 early forecasts for the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, … Read more

Jaguars’ Lerentee McCray arrested after high-speed chase

Leertee McCray was arrested Sunday after leading police in a high-speed chase.Lake County Sheriff’s Office Leertee McCray, a linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested in Florida last weekend after a high-speed chase. According to Fruitland Park police records obtained by TMZ, McCray was driving 88 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone on … Read more

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker leaves field on stretcher after third-quarter collision

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker was taken off the field on a stretcher after a violent collision late in the third quarter of Monday night’s NFC wildcard game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was ruled out of the game with a concussion, but did have movement and feeling in his limbs … Read more

Kyler Murray’s pick-six indicative of Arizona’s inability to adapt on offense

The Cardinals didn’t lose Monday’s wildcard game to the Rams because Kyler Murray threw a pick-six while backing up into his own end zone in the second quarter, preventing Los Angeles from three touchdowns with eight minutes left until the rest. However, it’s possible that the game was symbolic of why the Cardinals were broken … Read more

From Tom Brady to The Rock

12:45 ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close to Tory Barron is a Bristol based writer and editor for After she stopped playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people who play sports. And just like that, with the Los Angeles Rams’ 34-11 wildcard win over the Arizona … Read more

QB Ben Roethlisberger reflects on Pittsburgh Steelers legacy, looks forward to next chapter after season ends in wild-card loss to Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t use the word retirement after Pittsburgh’s season-ending 42-21 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but called his 18-year career with the franchise “an honor” and said he “looks forward” to the next chapter. Roethlisberger and the Steelers didn’t get the happy ending they had hoped … Read more