- "Browns will interview Todd Bowles, Josh McDaniels" (NFL.com) - "The Cleveland Browns' coaching search is coming into focus. Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview in Cleveland on Friday for the Browns' head coaching position, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday."
- "Everyone knows Cleveland Browns need a quarterback, but running game cannot be ignored" (Plain Dealer) - "In a league beholden to the forward pass, three of the more impressive NFL rookies this season were running backs."
- "Jimmy Haslam and Johnny Manziel: A match made in the south" (WFNY) - "If any one, specific mystery became more clear as Cleveland Browns team owner Jimmy Haslam and his CEO, Joe Banner, addressed the local media in the wake of their firing of first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski, it is that Haslam, despite his talk of clouds and potential indictments, is calling all of the shots as his team moves forward into 2014."
- "The free agent QB market after Jay Cutler" (ESPN) - "When Jay Cutler agreed to a seven-year deal to stay with the Bears, it kept the best potential free agent quarterback off the market."
- "Big chill could freeze 49ers, Packers in wild card" (AP) - "Cold hands and a hard football make for tough catches on chilly winter afternoons at Lambeau Field."
- "NFL to consider reseeding playoffs purely by record" (NFL.com) - "Both NFC matchups on Wild Card Weekend feature teams with the superior record going on the road. NFL owners have taken notice of the inequity."
- "Is playoff defeat a necessary evil?" (ESPN) - "There is one NFL player who speaks for many when he talks about the notion that a player or a team can learn something by losing in the playoffs."
- "Vikings say they take Chris Kluwe’s allegations seriously" (PFT) - "Hours after former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleged that he was subjected to homophobic language and eventually cut because he vocally supported gay marriage, the team released a statement saying the former allegation is a serious matter, but the latter allegation is totally false."