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NFL Announces 2015 Pro Bowl Coaching Staffs

The coaching staffs of the BALTIMORE RAVENS and DALLAS COWBOYS were selected to lead the 2015 Pro Bowl teams in Arizona, the NFL announced today.

JOHN HARBAUGH and the coaches from the Baltimore Ravens and JASON GARRETT and the coaches from the Dallas Cowboys will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft. The 2015 Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET).

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AFC & NFC Championship Game Capsules

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Championship Weekend Preview

The final four teams are set and this Sunday will determine the two teams to play in Super Bowl XLIX.

“It’s fun to still be alive in the playoffs,” says Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS. “It’s exciting this time of year when you’re still playing.”

Championship Sunday begins with the NFC title game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of the Kickoff opener which Seattle won 36-16. The Seahawks defeated Carolina 31-17 last week while the Packers knocked off Dallas 26-21. The AFC Championship Game will feature the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots who met in Week 11 with New England winning 42-20. The Patriots defeated Baltimore 35-31 in the Divisional round and Indianapolis won at Denver 24-13.

With each of the four remaining playoff clubs looking to capitalize on the momentum built this past weekend in hopes of advancing to Super Bowl XLIX, they’ll have their work cut out for them on Championship Weekend.

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Divisional Playoffs What To Look For – A Look Back

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Quotes From Divisional Round Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino on NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network

NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino on NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network

On the official’s overturn of Dez Bryant’s catch on 4th and 2 after review:

“This is very similar to the Calvin Johnson play where Bryant is going to the ground to make the catch and the rule is pretty clear that when you go to the ground to make the catch you have to hold on to it throughout that entire process. When Dez hits the ground with his left arm the ball hits the ground it pops loose into the air and that is all part of the catch process that makes it an incomplete pass.”

On whether or not Dez Bryant reaching for the goal line could have been considered a football act:

“Yeah, absolutely. We looked at that aspect of it and in order for it to be a football move, it’s got to be more obvious than that, reaching the ball out with both hands, extending it for the goal line. This is all part of in our view, all part of his momentum in going to the ground and he lost the ball when he hit the ground. That in our view made it incomplete and we feel like it’s a consistent application of the rule as it has been written over the last couple of years.”

On why this is a rule and why is the rule written this way:

“I think that’s a fair point. I think people look at that and they say that is a catch but I think it is about consistency and it’s about, ok if we make that a catch then we’ve got to look at all these other plays where receivers go to the ground and where do we draw the line? Currently we have a line where control, both feet and then do something with it. If we make this a catch, then where do we draw the line with a lot of other plays where it’s clearly incomplete by rule and it can become even more inconsistent. It’s something that we’ll review with the Competition Committee – we review every year. I understand that people are upset. It looks like a catch and I don’t think that’s that far-fetched, but it’s something in order to be consistent we have to draw the line somewhere and that’s where the current line is.”
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Quotes From Divisional Sunday Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

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New York Jets-Miami, Buffalo-Jacksonville to Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. ET in London

The National Football League has today confirmed the following kickoff times for 2015 International Series games at Wembley Stadium, London:

October 4: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 9:30 a.m. ET (2:30 p.m. UK)

October 25: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m. ET (1:30 p.m. UK*) 

Kickoff time for the Detroit Lions at the Kansas City Chiefs on November 1 will be confirmed in the near future

The first and only previous International Series game to be staged as an early afternoon kickoff in the UK was when the Atlanta Falcons hosted the Detroit Lions on October 26, 2014.

*Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on October 25 in the UK

Katy Perry Invites Lenny Kravitz To Join Her During Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show February 1 On NBC

Global superstar KATY PERRY has invited LENNY KRAVITZ to join her as she headlines the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW on NBC at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, it was announced today during an exclusive interview with Katy on NBC’s broadcast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots. Katy’s full interview with NBC’s Willie Geist discussing her upcoming halftime performance and her invite to Kravitz will air Monday morning on TODAY.

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Quotes From Divisional Saturday Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

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