- "Farmer: ‘Our goal for the Browns is to win and sustain winning over time’" (Browns.com) - "The temptation is alluring, but it’s Ray Farmer’s job to resist it. The Browns general manager was hired not only to build the team into a championship contender, but also establish a culture of sustained success."
- "Browns set 'dangerous precedent' and look foolish in letting Kyle Shanahan walk" (WKNR) - "Shanny’s plan: The 'Where’s Kyle Shanahan going?' saga has come to an end. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday night that the fleeting Browns offensive coordinator will accept the same role with the Atlanta Falcons."
- "Who should the Browns hire to replace Kyle Shanahan?" (Red Right 88) - "The Cleveland Browns entered the 2014 season with high hopes for an offense led by coordinator Kyle Shanahan. For the first few weeks of the season that belief was rewarded as the Browns were averaging 26.8 points per game..."
- "2014 PFF All-AFC North Team" (PFF) - "Up next in our division-by-division look, the AFC North. This was one of the most competitive All-Division teams as the AFC North was filled to the brim with talented rosters. The North was the only division to send three teams to the playoffs with the Steelers taking home the title."
- "The Emerald City Miracle" (Sports on Earth) - "Unbelievable, unexpected, and unreal, but this is the undisputed reality: The Seattle Seahawks are headed to Glendale. If recent history has told us anything, we should have expected that the Seahawks would not go gentle into that good night."
- "Patriots plan to cooperate with investigation into deflated balls" (USA TODAY) - "The New England Patriots are bound for the franchise's eighth Super Bowl appearance. Amid that comes another question about whether they used a tactic against NFL rules..."
- "Sherman, Thomas expect to play SB" (ESPN) - "Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas both are expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX despite suffering injuries in the NFC Championship Game."
- "NFL sees viewership decline for conference championship games" (PFT) - "Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games drew what qualify as massive TV audiences by any standards — except by the standards that the AFC and NFC Championship Games set last year."