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Recent articles by Mark:

NFL will consider making pass interference calls reviewable, after Rams-Saints gaffe

NFL leaders and the league’s rulemaking competition committee plan to give consideration this offseason to making pass interference calls subject to instant replay review. “It will be discussed at length along with additional fouls that coaches feel should be subject to review,” said one person familiar with the league’s inner workings. Any change would have to be approved by at least… → Read More

For all of their greatness, the Patriots haven’t won a road playoff game since 2007

The Patriots' glaring vulnerability during the dominant run of Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady is their 3-4 record in road postseason games entering Sunday’s AFC title game at Kansas City. → Read More

Onside kicks have become almost impossible to convert. Will the NFL make a change?

Kicking teams have recovered only four onside kicks this season, following rule changes made to improve player safety. → Read More

Coach Sean Payton stays aggressive as Saints seek Super Bowl bid: ‘Expect nothing less’

Payton and quarterback Drew Brees are in their third NFC championship game since arriving in New Orleans together in 2006. → Read More

With Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs, the NFL’s scoring machines are left standing

The league’s four highest-scoring offenses during the regular season will match up in Sunday’s conference championship games with Super Bowl spots at stake. → Read More

Carson Wentz over Nick Foles shouldn’t be an automatic choice for the Eagles

Philadelphia's former Super Bowl MVP is in line to become a free agent, but the team could still try to keep him. → Read More

Eagles and Nick Foles take their magic act to New Orleans

The sixth-seeded Eagles face the top-seeded Saints in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the Superdome. → Read More

NFL and players to unveil new social justice initiative leading into playoff weekend

"Inspire Change" will launch Friday, with plans to air PSAs during this weekend’s games. → Read More

The Saints and Rams try to find their once-unstoppable offenses

The NFC’s top two seeds begin postseason play this weekend attempting to rev things back up. → Read More

NFL and NFLPA say Eric Reid was not targeted for drug tests

The league and union had ordered a report by the independent administrator of their drug program after Reid had said he was being tested too often. → Read More

Jets’ hiring of Adam Gase follows trend toward offensive-minded coaches

In a year of teams choosing offensive-minded head coaches to work with their quarterbacks, that’s precisely what the Jets do by picking the former Dolphins coach to tutor Sam Darnold. → Read More

With the hiring of Vic Fangio, Broncos opt for defense

The selection of the Bears' defensive coordinator breaks the trend of the NFL's offense-heavy hiring cycle. → Read More

Freddie Kitchens is the new Browns’ head coach, which is suddenly a really good job

Cleveland promotes its offensive coordinator after late-season success with rookie franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield → Read More

Bucs hire Bruce Arians hoping he can fix Jameis Winston

The former Colts and Cardinals head coach is returning to the NFL after one season off. → Read More

Philip Rivers is running out of time, making this week’s opportunity that much bigger

The veteran quarterback won't get many better chances to finally reach a Super Bowl than the one his Chargers have now, starting Sunday against the Patriots. → Read More

In choosing Matt LaFleur, the Packers are seeking their version of Sean McVay

LaFleur, who was the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans in 2018, is a coaching protege of Kyle Shanahan and McVay. → Read More

The Chargers solved Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, and they won’t go quietly in the AFC

Los Angeles often used seven defensive backs in a 23-17 win, and it is riding high into the divisional round against New England. → Read More

Andrew Luck and the Colts matter again, and they present a real threat to the Chiefs

The Colts smother the Texans in an opening-round AFC playoff game and advance to play at Kansas City in a conference semifinal. → Read More

With Nick Foles in a familiar spot, Eagles saddle up for another postseason run

Philadelphia enters the NFC playoffs as a six-seed as opposed to last season's No. 1. But it does have Foles back playing the role of season-saving QB. → Read More

Twenty NFL teams missed the playoffs. Here are the biggest offseason tasks for each of them.

The offseason already is under way for 20 of the league’s 32 teams, and obviously there’s plenty of room for improvement. → Read More