- OBJ, Browns both benefit from going separate ways in 2021 offseason (Bleacher Report) - The Cleveland Browns have been a better team this season without Odell Beckham Jr. in the lineup. General manager Andrew Berry should seriously entertain the possibility of moving the superstar wide receiver this offseason in an attempt to build upon the squad’s current success while simultaneously helping the franchise’s long-term prospects.
- Jarvis Landry catching NFL legends who inspired him (Beacon Journal) - As the milestones fall, Jarvis Landry may find it hard to comprehend being mentioned in the same breath with receivers he calls legends, men who inspired him coming up. But the consistency Landry continues to show at age 28, coming off February hip surgery and playing with a broken rib suffered Oct. 11, isn’t told just in numbers. It’s also reflected in the effect he has on his Browns teammates.
- Browns GM: Baker Mayfield ‘deserves a lot of credit’ for approach to 2020 season (NFL.com) - On the heels of torching the Titans in a Week 13 win, Baker Mayfield and the Browns look more dangerous than ever before. But, if you’ve been playing close attention, the young QB’s monster game speaks not only to the way he’s gradually elevated his play in Year 3, but also to his role as a steadying force for the franchise in the midst of an unparalleled season.
- Baker Mayfield: ‘We’re a completely different team’ than the one that lost to the Ravens in the opener (cleveland.com) - Baker Mayfield is confident the Ravens will see much better Browns team Monday night than the one that lost to them 38-6 in the opener in Baltimore. The second-place Browns have gone 9-2 since then, and the defending AFC North champion Ravens have lost four of their last six to fall to 7-5 and third place in the division.
- 2021 NFL offseason head coaching carousel primer (si.com) - Which jobs will be open and who will be chosen for them? Looking at hot coordinators, former head coaches, young up-and-comers and others who could be hired.
- Bills need signature win vs. Steelers to join AFC’s elite (ESPN) - While life is good for the Buffalo Bills, they haven’t stamped themselves as a Super Bowl contender. Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers represents a chance to square themselves with the conference’s best after faltering in their previous two games against AFC division leaders — the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.
- Jason Peters elects to have season-ending surgery (philadelphiaeagles.com) - Future Hall of Famer Jason Peters’ 2020 campaign has come to an end. Head Coach Doug Pederson announced on Friday that Peters has elected to have season-ending surgery on his toe. Nate Herbig will start Sunday at right guard. It will be the 12th different offensive line combination in 13 games for the Eagles.
- It’s officially crunch time in the playoff race (The Ringer) - Steelers-Bills, Vikings-Bucs, Colts-Raiders, and more all have massive postseason implications. Which teams will advance their causes, and which will fall out of the race all together?