NFL announces schedule for Divisional Round of Playoffs

After Sunday’s action, the NFL finalized the schedule for the Divisional Playoffs on January 21-22 and the Championship Games on January 29.

Saturday, January 21

AFC:    4:30 PM (ET)              Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

NFC:    8:15 PM (ET)              New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX, FOX Deportes)

Sunday, January 22

AFC:    3:00 PM (ET)              Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (CBS, Paramount+)

NFC:    6:30 PM (ET)              Dallas/Tampa Bay at San Francisco 49ers (FOX, FOX Deportes)

The AFC and NFC Championship Games will take place on Sunday, January 29

Sunday, January 29

NFC:    3:00 PM (ET)              NFC Championship (FOX, FOX Deportes)

AFC:    6:30 PM (ET)              AFC Championship (CBS, Paramount+)

NFL announces 2023 opponents for each team

The 2022 NFL regular season came to a close on Sunday. Some teams will look to the playoffs, while most teams head to the offseason and look to next season.

The league announced the opponents for all 32 teams for the 2023 season on Monday.

Below are the 2023 scheduling rotation and team-by-team opponents:

2023 SCHEDULING ROTATION BY DIVISION

AFC

EAST

Intraconference

AFC WEST

Interconference

NFC EAST

17th game

NFC SOUTH

   

AFC

NORTH

Intraconference

AFC SOUTH

Interconference

NFC WEST

17th game

NFC NORTH

   

AFC

SOUTH

Intraconference

AFC NORTH

Interconference

NFC SOUTH

17th game

NFC WEST

   

AFC

WEST

Intraconference

AFC EAST

Interconference

NFC NORTH

17th game

NFC EAST

   

NFC

EAST

Intraconference

NFC WEST

Interconference

AFC EAST

17th game

AFC WEST

   

NFC

NORTH

Intraconference

NFC SOUTH

Interconference

AFC WEST

17th game

AFC NORTH

   

NFC

SOUTH

Intraconference

NFC NORTH

Interconference

AFC SOUTH

17th game

AFC EAST

   

NFC

WEST

Intraconference

NFC EAST

Interconference

AFC NORTH

17th game

AFC SOUTH

2023 OPPONENTS

AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills 

Home: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders

Miami Dolphins

Home:    Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans

Away:    Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commander

New England Patriots

Home:    Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders

Away:    Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets

Home:  Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders

Away:    Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants

2023 OPPONENTS

AFC NORTH

Cincinnati Bengals 

Home:  Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks

Away:  Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

Baltimore Ravens

Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks

Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers

Home:  Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

Away:  Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks

Cleveland Browns

Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks

2023 OPPONENTS

AFC SOUTH

Jacksonville Jaguars 

Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers

Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks

Away:  Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Indianapolis Colts

Home:    Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 Away:    Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots

Houston Texans

Home:    Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away:    Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets

 

2023 OPPONENTS

AFC WEST

Kansas City Chiefs 

Home:    Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles

Away:    Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Jets

Los Angeles Chargers

Home:    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins

Away:    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

Las Vegas Raiders

Home:    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers

Away:    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins

Denver Broncos

Home:    Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Washington Commanders

Away:    Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

NFC EAST

Philadelphia Eagles

Home:    Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers

Away:    Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dallas Cowboys

Home:    New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks

Away:    New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

New York Giants

Home:    Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks

Away:    Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers

Washington Commanders

Home:    Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

Away:    Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks

NFC North

Home:    Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away:    Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions

Home:    Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

 Away:    Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Green Bay Packers

Home:    Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away:    Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers

Chicago Bears

Home:    Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders

Away:    Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Commanders

NFC SOUTH

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Home:    Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans

Away:    Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers

Carolina Panthers

Home:    Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

Away:    Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

New Orleans Saints

Home:    Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans

Away:    Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriot

Atlanta Falcons

Home:    Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Commanders

Away:    Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

NFC WEST

San Francisco 49ers

Home:    Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away:    Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Commanders

Seattle Seahawks

Home:    Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Commanders

 Away:    Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans

Los Angeles Rams

Home:    Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Commanders

Away:    Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals

Home:    Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants

Away:    Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Commanders

NFL announces schedule for Super Card Weekend

The regular season is over, and it’s time for the playoffs.

On Sunday night, the NFL announced the schedule of sites, dates, and times for Super Wild Card Weekend, January 14-16.

Schedule below:

Saturday, January 14

NFC:    4:30 PM (ET)                 7 Seattle at 2 San Francisco (FOX, FOX Deportes)

AFC:    8:15 PM (ET)                 5 Los Angeles Chargers at 4 Jacksonville (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

Sunday, January 15

AFC:    1:00 PM (ET)                 7 Miami at 2 Buffalo (CBS, Paramount+)

NFC:    4:30 PM (ET)                 6 New York Giants at 3 Minnesota (FOX, FOX Deportes)

AFC:    8:15 PM (ET)                 6 Baltimore at 3 Cincinnati (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

Monday, January 16

NFC:    8:15 PM (ET)  5 Dallas at 4 Tampa Bay (ESPN/ABC, ESPN2-Manningcast, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

The Divisional Playoffs schedule will be announced next weekend.

The 2022 NFL Playoff field:

American Football Conference                                 National Football Conference

1.  Kansas City Chiefs (14-3), AFC West                    1. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3), NFC East

2.Buffalo Bills (13-3), AFC East                                  2. San Francisco 49ers (13-4), NFC West

3. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4), AFC North                  3. Minnesota Vikings (13-4), NFC North

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8),AFC South                  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9), NFC South

5.           Los Angeles Chargers (10-7)                                     5.           Dallas Cowboys (12-5)

6.           Baltimore Ravens (10-7)                                           6.           New York Giants   (9-7-1)

7.           Miami Dolphins (9-8)                                                 7.           Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

NFL announces Week 18 schedule

The NFL announced today the Week 18 schedule for Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8.

The regular season will conclude with Detroit at Green Bay on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The Week 18 Baltimore-Cincinnati game will be played on Sunday at either 1 pm ET or 4:25 pm ET, depending on the result of tonight’s Buffalo-Cincinnati game.

If Buffalo wins, the game will be played at 4:25 p.m. ET. If Cincinnati wins, it will be played at 1 p.m. ET.

Here’s the schedule below:

    Saturday, January 7, 2023

Kansas City at Las Vegas

ESPN/ABC

4:30

Tennessee at Jacksonville

ESPN/ABC

8:15

 


Sunday, January 8, 2023

Tampa Bay at Atlanta

FOX

1:00

New England at Buffalo

CBS

1:00

Minnesota at Chicago

FOX

1:00

Houston at Indianapolis

CBS

1:00

New York Jets at Miami

FOX

1:00

Carolina at New Orleans

FOX

1:00

Cleveland at Pittsburgh

CBS

1:00

Baltimore at Cincinnati

CBS

1:00 or 4:25

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver

CBS

4:25

New York Giants at Philadelphia

CBS

4:25

Arizona at San Francisco

FOX

4:25

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle

FOX

4:25

Dallas at Washington

FOX

4:25

Detroit at Green Bay

NBC

8:20

Eagles’ Steichen: ‘I thought Gardner [Minshew] was really efficient throwing the football’

In his first start of the season for the injured Jalen Hurts, Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew completed 24-of-40 passing attempts for 355 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, and added a one-yard rushing TD.

In addition, he became the first Eagles QB since 1991 to record a fourth-down passing TD and fourth-down rushing TD in the same game.

Unfortunately, the Eagles would fall to the Cowboys 40-34 on Saturday.

As a whole, Minshew was solid and gave his team an opportunity to win late.

On Tuesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen gave his thoughts on Minshew’s performance.

“I thought [QB] Gardner [Minshew] was really efficient throwing the football,” Steichen said. “He got the ball out of his hands quickly, really efficient on 3rd down, made some really good plays. That 4th-and-2 hit to [WR] DeVonta [Smith], he was coming out, and we had [TE] Dallas [Goedert] in the flat, and [Cowboys CB Trevon] Diggs passed it off and tried to take Dallas, and he snapped around, flipped his hips and hit the big one.

“Then the 3rd down to DeVonta in the red zone versus blitz zero was really good, too. He had off coverage right there and liked what he saw, and DeVonta ran a great route, and he laid it just out in front for him to catch it. Overall, really strong performance by him, I thought.”

Minshew did throw two picks, both involving wide receiver Quez Watkins. Steichen discussed both interceptions.

“The one on the slant, that was a really good play by the DB,” Steichen said. “It was a bang-bang play—credit to them in that situation.

“The other one was just like a little pivot over the ball. It was just off by a little bit. Sometimes those things happen, and we know that we have to get those things cleaned up. When you turn it over four times and put our defense in bad situations like we did with short fields, we know that we can’t do that. That’s one of our formulas is taking care of the football, and we didn’t do a good enough job doing that.”

If Hurts can’t go on Sunday against the Saints, Minshew would get another shot, and if Hurts is not completely healthy, it’s probably best that he continues to play.

The Eagles have to win one of their final two games, and they can’t beat the Saints this week and the Giants next week, both at Lincoln Financial Field; they don’t deserve to be the number one seed and may not be Super Bowl contenders after all.

Eagles’ Sirianni: ‘Gardner(Minshew) will be our guy, and Gardner will be ready’

It’s official; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts(shoulder) will miss Saturday’s game against the Cowboys. In his place, Gardner Minshew will get the start.

Last season, in his only start, Minshew was very effective as he threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 33-18 win over the Jets.

On Friday, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said Hurts did everything he could to get on the field, but he was just not healthy enough to play.

“Yeah, it’s looking like it’s going to be [QB] Gardner [Minshew],” Sirianni said. “[QB] Jalen [Hurts] did everything he possibly could to get his body ready to go, and just at the end of the day, he’s not going to be able to do it.

“Man, he tried like crazy, and I know he still wants to go. That’s just the toughness [he has]. Jalen Hurts is the toughest player I’ve ever been around. My brother and I talked last night. I talk to my brothers at the end the week all the time. He’s in recruiting now. He’s not out here, but he needs to get some of the good Eastern Pennsylvania players over there in Western Pennsylvania.

“He’s like, ‘Man, how did he play through that? Like he did that to his shoulder?’ [I said] ‘Yep, yep, that’s what he did.’ [He said] ‘How did he throw any passes after that?’ I go, ‘Because he’s the toughest son of a gun that I’ve ever been around.’

“For him to go out there and do what he did after he had that sprained shoulder was really truly remarkable that he was able to go and not just play, but play really well.

“He’s so tough. But we just felt like it’s the best thing that he doesn’t play this week. His body is not there yet. Gardner will be our guy, and Gardner will be ready. Gardner worked his butt off for this opportunity against a really good football team and had a great practice yesterday.

“I think you guys have all heard that, how good a practice he had yesterday. A lot of energy out there. He’s ready to go.”

When asked if Hurts would be ready next week against the Saints, Sirianni did not want to say.

“You know I’m not going to go there yet,” he said. “We’ll take it one day at a time, one game at a time, obviously. Again, like I said, he’s worked his butt off to try to get himself back. We’ll see day by day of where he is.”

There’s no reason to rush Hurts back, especially with Saturday’s game not being a must-win situation. Hopefully, for the Eagles, Minshew can get the job done. If not, they can still clinch the number one seed in the NFC if they defeat the Saints at the Linc.

Eagles led the way with eight Pro Bowl selections

The Philadelphia Eagles, who have the best record in the NFL at 13-1, led all teams with eight Pro Bowl selections as the NFL announced on Wednesday night the AFC and NFC rosters for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games.

Thirty teams had at least one player selected to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster.

The players from each conference will compete in a series of exciting Pro Bowl Skills competitions throughout the week and the first-ever AFC vs. NFC Flag football games on Sunday, February 5, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games will begin with both new and fan-favorite Skills and continue on Sunday with Skills and Flag games

There will be a lot of youth in the quarterback rooms in this Pro Bowl. Four of the six quarterbacks selected to the initial roster – Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow, Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts(first time), and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes – are age 27 or younger.

Seattle quarterback Geno Smith, who is having the best season of his career, was chosen for his first Pro Bowl in his 10th career season

The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs each had seven players chosen. Three additional teams – the Baltimore Ravens(six), Minnesota Vikings(five) and San Francisco 49ers (six) – each placed at least five players on the Pro Bowl roster.

Twenty-five of the players selected to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars.

Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players.

Below are the complete Pro Bowl rosters for the NFC & AFC:

2023 PRO BOWL GAMES PLAYERS BY POSITION

 (*First-time Pro Bowl selection; Bold/Italic: Starter)

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

 

QUARTERBACKS (3)

TIGHT ENDS (2)

Josh Allen, Buffalo

Mark Andrews, Baltimore

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

TACKLES (3)

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

Terron Armstead, Miami

Davante Adams, Las Vegas

Orlando Brown, Kansas City

Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati

Laremy Tunsil, Houston

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo

Tyreek Hill, Miami

GUARDS (3)

Joel Bitonio, Cleveland

RUNNING BACKS (3)

Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis

Nick Chubb, Cleveland

*

Joe Thuney, Kansas City

Derrick Henry, Tennessee

Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas

CENTERS (2)

*

Creed Humphrey, Kansas City

FULLBACK (1)

*

Mitch Morse, Buffalo

Patrick Ricard, Baltimore


DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

C.J. Mosley, N.Y. Jets

Myles Garrett, Cleveland

*

Roquan Smith, Baltimore

Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati

CORNERBACKS (4)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

*

Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets

Chris Jones, Kansas City

Xavien Howard, Miami

Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee

Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore

*

Quinnen Williams, N.Y. Jets

*

Pat Surtain II, Denver

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)

FREE SAFETY (1)

Matthew Judon, New England

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh

Khalil Mack, L.A. Chargers

T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

 

STRONG SAFETIES (2)

 

Derwin James, L.A. Chargers

 

*

Jordan Poyer, Buffalo


SPECIALISTS (5)

 

PUNTER (1)

  RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
* Tommy Townsend, Kansas City Devin Duvernay, Baltimore
   
  PLACEKICKER (1)   SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
Justin Tucker, Baltimore * Justin Hardee, N.Y. Jets
 
LONG SNAPPER (1)
Morgan Cox, Tennessee

 

2023 PRO BOWL GAMES PLAYERS BY POSITION

(*First-time Pro Bowl selection; Bold/Italic: Starter)

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

  QUARTERBACKS (3)   TIGHT ENDS (2)

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota

T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota

*

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

 

George Kittle, San Francisco

*

Geno Smith, Seattle

 

 

TACKLES (3)

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia

A.J. Brown, Philadelphia

 

Trent Williams, San Francisco

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

 

Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas

 

*

Terry McLaurin, Washington

 

GUARDS (3)

*

Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia

RUNNING BACKS (3)

*

Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta

Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants

 

Zack Martin, Dallas

*

Tony Pollard, Dallas

 

*

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia

 

CENTERS (2)

 

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

 

FULLBACK (1)

 

Frank Ragnow, Detroit

 

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

 


DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

Nick Bosa, San Francisco

*

Demario Davis, New Orleans

Brian Burns, Carolina

Fred Warner, San Francisco

Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas

CORNERBACKS (4)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

Jaire Alexander, Green Bay

Jonathan Allen, Washington

Trevon Diggs, Dallas

Aaron Donald, L.A. Rams

Darius Slay, Philadelphia

*

Dexter Lawrence, N.Y. Giants

*

Tariq Woolen, Seattle

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)

FREE SAFETY (1)

Micah Parsons, Dallas

Quandre Diggs, Seattle

*

Haason Reddick, Philadelphia

Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota

STRONG SAFETIES (2)

Budda Baker, Arizona

*

Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco


SPECIALISTS (5)
 

 

PUNTER (1)

 

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

Tress Way, Washington

*

KaVontae Turpin, Dallas

 

PLACEKICKER (1)

 

SPECIAL TEAMER (1)

Jason Myers, Seattle

*

Jeremy Reaves, Washington

LONG SNAPPER (1)

*

Andrew DePaola, Minnesota

NFL Playoff scenarios for Week 15

Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season.

This week, a few other teams hope to join them.

Below are the playoff scenarios for Week 15:

AFC

BUFFALO BILLS (10-3) (vs. Miami (8-5), Saturday night, 8:15 PM ET, NFLN)

Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:

1) BUF win OR
2) BUF tie + LAC loss OR
3) BUF tie + NYJ loss + NE loss OR
4) BUF tie + NYJ loss + NE tie + LAC tie

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (at Houston (1-11-1), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:

1) KC win OR

2) LAC loss OR
3) KC tie + LAC tie

Kansas City clinches playoff berth with:

1) KC tie + NYJ loss + NE loss OR

2) KC tie + MIA loss + NE loss + NYJ tie OR

3) KC tie + MIA loss + NYJ loss + NE tie

NFC

CLINCHED:

Philadelphia Eagles – playoff berth

DALLAS COWBOYS (10-3) (at Jacksonville (5-8), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Dallas clinches playoff berth with:

1) DAL win OR
2) DAL tie + NYG/WAS does not end in a tie OR
3) DAL tie + SEA loss or tie OR
4) SEA loss + DET loss or tie OR
5) SEA loss + WAS loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3) (vs. Indianapolis (4-8-1), Saturday, 1:00 PM ET, NFLN)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:

1) MIN win or tie OR
2) DET loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) (at Seattle (7-6), Thursday night, 8:15 PM ET, Prime Video)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division title with:

1) SF win

Eagles’ Sirianni responds to DeMarcus Lawrence

When the Cowboys and Eagles play, it’s always a big game, and on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the 5-0 Eagles will battle the 4-1 Cowboys.

Philadelphia is the only undefeated team in football, and after losing their season-opener and their quarterback Dak Prescott to injury, the Cowboys have won four straight. 

After five games, the Eagles have one of the best offenses in football and are a top-5 team in points per game. One reason the offense has been so good is quarterback Jalen Hurts. The third-year quarterback has thrown for 1359 yards and 10(six on the ground) combined touchdowns.

However, Dallas has a top-10 defense and is second in the NFL in sacks. According to Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence, we don’t know how good Hurts is until they play Dallas.

“Has he played us?” Lawrence asked this week. “All right. “All you need to write is he hasn’t played the Cowboys yet, so we don’t know how good he is.”

On Friday, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni responded to Lawrence’s comments.

“I’m not really into bulletin board material, to be quite honest with you, because our greatest motivation is to play for each other,” Sirianni said. “This team loves each other. This is what is making this team a special team, is that they’re in it for each other, and they’re in it to not let each other down, to play for each other.

“That’s why we’re in it as coaches, to put our guys in positions to help them play great. That’s the motivation we need, is just, hey, for each other. I don’t want to let [QB] Jalen [Hurts] down. I don’t want to let [DT Fletcher] Fletch [Cox] down. That’s a contagious thing.

“When all the guys want to play for each other, that’s when it’s a special thing. And, hey, [Dallas Cowboys DE] DeMarcus Lawrence is a great football player, and we’re going to have to be ready for where he is no matter where he is on the field, so we know how good of a football player he is, and how good of a defense this is for that matter.

“But we’re playing for each other, and that’s our greatest motivation.”

It’s a division game; it’s a big game, and we will learn a lot about both teams after Sunday. In addition, it should be interesting to see if Lawrence’s comments bring out the best in Hurts.

Wentz responds to Rivera’s comments

On Monday, Washington Commander head coach Ron Rivera made some interesting comments about the quarterback position in the NFC East. 

When asked why the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants are ahead of the Commanders, Washington coach Ron Rivera said: “Quarterback.”

On Tuesday, Rivera said he apologized to the team for his comments and, according to him, had a great conversation with Wentz.

“I do, but you know, at the end of the day, I spoke to my team this morning,” Rivera said. “I basically told them that I said some things that were misconstrued. I didn’t present it properly, and that’s on me. So I took accountability, told the guys that I should know better. Sh**, I had a bad day. I figured, you know, I’m feeling better today; let’s move forward. So, to me, as far as I’m concerned, it’s really now about the most important thing that’s getting ready for football…

“The players have been really positive about it, and Carson [Wentz] and I had a nice conversation. So I think we’re ready to roll.”

Wentz, who said he had no idea about Rivera’s comments until today, gave his thoughts on the issue.

“So, honestly, I had no idea any of that happened until Sean(DeBarbieri) over here gave me a heads up,” he said. “But yeah, Coach addressed it, handled it, nothing for me that I’m overly concerned about. Coach is a very straightforward, upfront guy, and he addressed it in the team meeting, which I thought was really cool and what he meant by it all. So, I feel very confident in that.” 

When asked what is the difference between the teams in the NFC East, Wentz said the following: 

“I wish I had all the answers on that,” he said. “You know, I think there’s a lot of football left. I think there’s a lot of varying factors across our division, which is obviously a very good division at this point in the season, but at the same time, I know there’s a lot of ball left. We talked about it after the game, unfortunately, we kind of dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, but we know where we’re at. We know what we’re capable of, and we can’t try and fix it all right away. Our job is to try and go on to know this week, and we got a short week to do that, so we’re focused on that.”

Winning cures everything, and after losing four straight, Washington has to get a win against the Bears in Chicago on Thursday night.