As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, while the college and pro football schedules continuously expand, so too does the risk of compromising the sport. Players can play more, or they can play better, or they can play longer, but doing all three is nearly impossible.
Tom Brady threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Joe Burrow led an efficient offence that scored on six drives, including two of his touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals as the Cincinnati Bengals finally advanced in the playoffs with a 26-19 win over Las Vegas in Saturday's wild-card game.
A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the Texans fired Culley on Thursday. His firing comes days after Houston closed out a 4-13 season with a 28-25 loss to Tennessee.