- "Browns' Pettine staying cool with his future in jeopardy" (AP) - "With the losses piling up and heat intensifying around him, Browns coach Mike Pettine is keeping cool. When a reporter pointed out Thursday that his team has gone just 2-14 in its last 16 games, Pettine interrupted."
- "Obsession with quarterbacks has distracted focus from the real issues of Mike Pettine's second season" (WKNR) - "The appointment of Austin Davis as Browns starting quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals calls for an update on the eternal problematic position of the franchise in the expansion era."
- "Pryor believes, 'I can help anywhere on the field,' as he returns" (Plain Dealer) - "Terrelle Pryor described his three months out of pro football as both humbling and incredibly rewarding. He was a player without a home and a father who grew closer to his 16-month-old son from always being around the house."
- "Austin Davis might hear from Brett Favre -- when hunting season ends" (ESPN) - "Inflammatory or controversial he is not. Austin Davis is a quarterback, pure and simple. He’ll put in his work, do some more and then prepare a little more."
- "NFL ref czar defends controversial facemask call" (CBS) - "Another prime-time game, another highly controversial ending -- by now, this is becoming the new normal in the NFL. The Packers beat the Lions on Thursday night when Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary landed in the arms of his tight end, Richard Rodgers."
- "Bills expect Mario Williams to face former team" (PFT) - "As a group, the Bills defensive line enters Sunday’s game against the Texans with fewer sacks than J.J. Watt has picked up by himself this season."
- "Jerry Jones thinks QB Tony Romo has 4–5 playing years left" (SI.com) - "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo may have spent solid portions of the last few seasons sidelined with major injuries, but owner Jerry Jones still expects his veteran play-caller to play at a high level for at least four or five more seasons..."
- "Coldplay to play halftime show at Super Bowl 50" (ESPN) - "Coldplay will take the stage for the halftime performance at Super Bowl 50, it was announced Thursday. The British rock band, which has won seven Grammy Awards and is fronted by lead vocalist Chris Martin..."