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2hBill Barnwell

Cancel out the QBs and who has edge among NFL's final four?

Tom Brady. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers. Matt Ryan. All four remaining teams have a great QB, but they've also now lost their advantage at the position. So who has the best help?

Stephen A. declares the Cowboys' season a 'catastrophic failure' (1:48)
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The catch, the kick and the Packers move on

It was a schoolyard play. That's what Aaron Rodgers likes to call it when he's buying time and keeping a play alive before delivering a strike. Jared Cook and Mason Crosby would do the rest. Listen to how it all went down.

Rodgers leads Pack to incredible win over Cowboys (1:13)
Does Brady have the edge over Roethlisberger? (1:46)
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2hTim Fiorvanti

Latest Super Bowl 51 odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for all four NFL playoff teams to win Super Bowl 51, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The New England Patriots are the favorites at 5-4.

Should Dallas consider firing Garrett? (1:47)
6hAaron Schatz

The NFL's most-improved units of 2016

Offense has powered the Falcons to the NFC Championship after falling flat last year. Just how much better are they now? Here are the top NFL units who saw the biggest transformations in 2016.

Was Kelce's tirade against the refs warranted? (1:33)
Big Ben: We did enough to win (0:46)
Herm: Steelers are ready to go to New England (1:21)
Cowboys land on wrong side of playoff thriller (0:59)
Garrett calls Rodgers a top-3 player of all time (0:41)
What went wrong for Cowboys in playoff loss? (1:34)


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This is the first time since the 1970 Merger that all four teams in the Conference Championship Games had an active winning streak of at least 5 games coming into the game (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal was setup by a 36-yard pass (all in the air) from Aaron Rodgers to Jared Cook. Add that to the list of key deep balls from Rodgers late in games over the last two seasons.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals DT Geno Atkins was named to the 2016 All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America. He was the only Bengals player to make the list. Atkins and WR A.J. Green also made the Pro Bowl this season.

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There have been no missed field goals this postseason, as kickers are a combined 33-of-33. That includes 16 makes from 40-plus yards and seven from 50-plus yards. There have been two missed extra points though (32-of-34).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders had four players named to the Pro Football Writers of America all-AFC team in left tackle Donald Penn, left guard Kelechi Osemele, center Rodney Hudson and defensive end Khalil Mack. Osemele and Mack, who were both named All Pro, were also selected all-NFL by the PFWA. Following is the all-AFC team.

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

With Kennedy Polamalu expected to join #Vikings as RBs coach, Kevin Stefanski is expected to coach another position with team for 2017.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"There's a finalization to it that hits you right between the eyes." -- coach Andy Reid on the end of the Chiefs' season.

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Tom Brady has at least two TD passes and no interceptions in each of his last six regular-season games against the Steelers. That is the longest streak of its kind against any team in NFL history (via Elias Sports Bureau).

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle when asked about CB DeShawn Shead's knee injury: "He got a really significant injury. It's going to take him a long time."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on Richard Sherman: "I had a big meeting with Richard going out, and he has some regrets about this season. It didn't go the way we wanted it to go. You don't know that he dealt with a significant knee the whole second half of this season, and it was stressful to him to try to get out there. He had an MCL problem that he could play with, like Russell [Wilson] did. He had the same problem that Russell did, and he made it through it. …That weighs on you, particularly when you're out there on the edge, and you know you're not quite 100 percent, and it fed into some of the stuff that he had to deal with." Carroll's comments came on the "Brock and Salk" show on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans name Frisman Jackson wide receivers coach and Craig Aukerman as assistant special teams coach. Jackson played in the NFL and has nine years of coaching experience in college, most recently at Temple.