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The Latest: Browns out to stop several streaks at Pittsburgh
The Latest on wild-card Sunday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST) 6:25 p.m. The Cleveland Browns ended a long drought by making the playoffs. They can stop a few more with a win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card game Sunday night. Making their first post-season appearance since the 2002 season, the Browns have lost 17 straight games at Heinz Field, getting their last win there in 2003 with Tim Couch at quarterback and Butch Davis as their coach. Cleveland is seeking the first post-season win in its expansion era, which started in 1999, and first playoff win since the 1994 season. The Browns are also trying to end an eight-game road playoff losing streak.
The league 's third- and fourth-ranked scoring offenses square off in a game that ought to be a lot of fun. Robert Griffin III continues to exceed even the Redskins' wildest Perhaps this is just old assumptions talking, but I just can't imagine New England dropping a second game at home so early in the year.
The German professional footballer Jakob Johnson looks back on the NFL main round with a "laughing and crying eye".
The German football professional Jakob Johnson looks back on the NFL main round with a "laughing and crying eye". "I had a stable season, but of course you're disappointed when you're home so early," said the fullback of the New England Patriots at ProSieben.
After leaving star quarterback Tom Brady with seven wins and nine losses, the Patriots missed the play-off for the first time in twelve years. Brady's successor Cam Newton could not convince, but Johnson (26) felt it was a "huge honor" to play with the newcomer. The man from Stuttgart did not want to make predictions about who will be the playmaker for the Patriots in the new season.
The look is ahead. "I'm already preparing again. The season is over," said Johnson, who was the first German offensive player to score a touchdown in the NFL this season in the Seattle Seahawks game (30:35).
Three women playing major roles in Super Bowl 55 share same message: Get used to it .
Three women with major roles in the NFL who will be part of Super Bowl 55, two Bucs assistants and a referee, share the same message: Get used to it.But this year? Women are running through that opening – not that any of them are seeking attention or want the spotlight focused on the NFL gender barrier that they continue to incrementally dismantle. But there's no denying the significance of Super Bowl 55, which will feature two female assistant coaches, Maral "M.J." Javadifar and Lori "Lo" Locust of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and down judge Sarah Thomas, who will be the first woman to officiate on Super Sunday.
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The league 's third- and fourth-ranked scoring offenses square off in a game that ought to be a lot of fun. Robert Griffin III continues to exceed even the Redskins' wildest Perhaps this is just old assumptions talking, but I just can't imagine New England dropping a second game at home so early in the year. www.theguardian.com