"He's a hell of a player," Arians said. "Obviously, making him a captain as a rookie speaks volumes. Both those kids from Ohio State -- him and [Terry] McLaurin -- are great kids. He's a handful, but so is [Montez] Sweat, [Daron] Payne, the rest of those guys. Ryan Kerrigan -- I've had a ton of respect for [him] for a long time. We'll have our hands full, but it's one of those games where you better watch what you wish for."
How the season finished: It's hard to say something went wrong when you finish with double-digit victories for just the second time since 2014. But the Colts didn't give quarterback Philip Rivers a one-year, $25 million contract to simply lead them to the first weekend of the playoffs. Owner Jim Irsay wants to win "multiple Lombardis," but they haven't won any since the 2006 season. They had the talent to make the postseason, but the 2020 season proved there was little room for error. And Indianapolis nearly had one error too many. The Colts didn't qualify for the playoffs until the final week of the regular season when they beat Jacksonville and then got help from Buffalo beating Miami.Indianapolis Colts Face Masks
It was Wolford's first NFL playoff appearance and his second career start after he led the Rams to an 18-7 victory over Arizona in Week 17 to clinch a playoff berth. He passed for 231 yards with an interception and also rushed for 56 yards on six carries against the Cardinals.San Francisco 49ers Face Masks
Joe Noteboom has started in place of Whitworth for the last seven games. But McVay said Whitworth would return to the lineup if he has no setbacks this week.Cleveland Browns Face Masks
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Throughout his remarkable career, Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald has missed just two games — both in 2017, and one due to a contract dispute. Other than that, he’s played just about every snap possible since his rookie year of 2014, which says a lot about his toughness.
The Browns had several questionable players for Sunday’s game after only one practice this week, but most of their offensive line will be available for the team’s first playoff game in nearly two decades.Washington Football Team Face Masks
Unless a Black person has clear superior value to a white job applicant -- which traditionally has been relegated to being fast enough to play wideout or just fast enough to cover one -- they are a hiring long shot. The NFL is a hostile place, disbelieving of Black competence. It should not be forgotten that just several months ago, the NFL essentially admitted it is so racist in its hiring that it actually suggested awarding draft picks to teams that develop minority coaches and then lose them to other teams. They need to be incentivized to do their jobs, and yet, the earnest Rooney Rule discussions continue, the panelists appear vexed, or outraged, as predictable as a broken clock. The thinkers are not thinking.
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