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The Cleveland Browns get back their head coach Kevin Stefanski — who missed the wild-card game due to COVID-19 — for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Quarterbacks continue to deal with injuries, most notably in Los Angeles where Jared Goff is still recovering from surgery on his throwing hand thumb and John Wolford from a stinger. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is also dealing with a rib injury suffered in the wild-card round, but is expected to play.

Our NFL Nation reporters update the top injury question for every team heading into divisional weekend:

Saturday

No. 6 Los Angeles Rams vs. No. 1 Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

Rams: The Rams have no shortage of injury big concerns ahead of Saturday’s divisional-round playoff against the Packers. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald is dealing with a rib injury, but is expected to play, according to Rams coach Sean McVay. “Unless something unforeseen happens,” McVay said, “the terminator will be ready.” Receiver Cooper Kupp has bursitis in his knee and is day-to-day, and then there’s the quarterback situation. Jared Goff is another week removed from Dec. 28 surgery on his throwing hand thumb and John Wolford is recovering from a stinger, but McVay isn’t saying which QB is on track to start against the Packers. — Lindsey Thiry

Packers: The Packers don’t have any major injury issues – at least none they can solve before Saturday’s game against the Rams. They’re obviously not getting left tackle David Bakhtiari (ACL) off injured reserve. But otherwise the playoff bye week did them wonders. Wide receiver Davante Adams, who didn’t practice last week in the two workouts, isn’t even listed on the injury report. Said Adams: “I just wanted to make sure I gave myself the right rest, treatment and just relaxation while still getting my cardio and everything I needed. I feel as good as I’ve felt all season right now.” — Rob Demovsky


No. 5 Baltimore Ravens vs. No. 2 Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC

Ravens: Three-time Pro Bowl corner Marcus Peters looked healthy when he made the game-clinching interception in the final two minutes of Sunday’s wild-card victory in Tennessee and hopped on the Titans logo. But Peters, who has been among the most durable cornerbacks in the league, missed Tuesday’s walk-through and Wednesday’s practice because of a back injury. Peters’ availability looms large in this matchup against the Bills. Josh Allen has completed an NFL-high 302 passes to wide receivers — 22 more than any other quarterback. If the Ravens are without their No. 2 cornerback, they would rely on Jimmy Smith and Anthony Averett to fill the void. — Jamison Hensley

Bills: Can wide receiver Cole Beasley‘s knee hold up at least one more week? The Bills’ slot receiver made it through the wild-card round without any setbacks after missing Week 17 with a knee injury and Buffalo says he should be available for Saturday’s game against the Ravens. The Bills will need their second-leading receiver as a a safety valve against Baltimore’s aggressive blitzing scheme. — Marcel Louis-Jacques


Sunday

No. 6 Cleveland Browns vs. No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, CBS

Browns: All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin sat out Wednesday’s practice because of a hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s playoff win over Pittsburgh. Coach Kevin Stefanski has termed Conklin “day-to-day,” but the Browns are hopeful he’ll be ready in time for Cleveland’s divisional road trip to Kansas City. — Jake Trotter

Chiefs: Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has a chance to play on Sunday against the Browns. He practiced for the first time since injuring his ankle and hip in a Week 15 game against the Saints. Edwards-Helaire was a limited participant on Wednesday. The Chiefs could use a healthy Edwards-Helaire, who has more big play ability than either of their other top backs, Darrel Williams and Le’Veon Bell.— Adam Teicher


No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. No. 2 New Orleans Saints, 6:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, Fox

Buccaneers: Inside linebacker Devin White and defensive lineman Steve McLendon both returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list after missing the last two games, but running back Ronald Jones did not practice Wednesday due to a quad injury that forced him to miss last week’s wild-card game. “I anticipate and hope he can go tomorrow,” coach Bruce Arians said of Jones. Right guard Alex Cappa, who suffered a fractured ankle against Washington, will be replaced by Aaron Stinnie this week. — Jenna Laine

Saints: Defensive end Trey Hendrickson practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a lingering stinger. Not only did Hendrickson lead the Saints in sacks this year with 13.5, but he was especially huge in the two wins over Tampa Bay with a combined three sacks (plus a sack-fumble that was negated by penalty). Versatile offensive chess piece Taysom Hill did not practice Wednesday because a knee injury that temporarily sidelined him last Sunday, but it’s too early in the week to predict his status. — Mike Triplett

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Houston Texans expected to seek second interviews with Bills’ Leslie Frazier, Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy, sources say

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The Houston Texans are expected to request second interviews with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy after Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, sources told ESPN.

Both candidates believe they have a legitimate chance to land the Texans’ head-coaching job and have begun assembling a coaching staff in the event that they are hired, sources said.

Frazier is said to have had a strong interview with the Texans and has previous head-coaching experience from his time with the Minnesota Vikings. Bieniemy is viewed in many circles as a head coach in waiting, though he has recently been passed over by several teams.

As Houston’s head-coaching search ramps up, the winning coordinator from Sunday’s game could be the loser in the Texans’ search, as they would have to wait to hire him. The Texans could act quicker with the coordinator from the losing team.

This scenario played a key role in the Los Angeles Chargers‘ hiring of Brandon Staley last weekend over Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Once Staley’s Rams were eliminated from the playoffs, the Chargers were unwilling to wait for Daboll and hired Staley.

Other candidates the Texans have interviewed include quarterback Josh McCown, former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Ravens assistant head coach David Culley.

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Source — Tom Brady to make $1M in incentives if Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl

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Tom Brady would continue to build on his legacy — and his fortune — if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl.

Brady will cash in on a $500,000 contract incentive if the Bucs beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and win the NFC Championship Game, a source told ESPN. The star quarterback will make another $500,000 if the Bucs win Super Bowl LV, according to the source.

Brady already has collected $1.25 million in incentives during Tampa Bay’s postseason run — $500,000 for making it to the playoffs, $250,000 for the Bucs wild-card win at Washington, and another $500,000 for last Sunday’s divisional playoff win against the New Orleans Saints, according to the source.

With a victory Sunday in Green Bay, the 43-year-old Brady will reach the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his storied career. He is trying to join Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning and Craig Morton as the only quarterbacks to lead two separate franchises to a Super Bowl.

Brady, who won six Super Bowls and played in nine total with the New England Patriots, passed for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns this season — his first with the Buccaneers. The three-time league MVP is trying to lead the Bucs to their first Super Bowl berth since their 2002 championship season.

“It’s been fun just being here, and I had a great time in New England, as well,” Brady said Friday. “I’ve had a great 21 years. I’m a very blessed and lucky guy. The fact that I’m still playing football, for me, is a blessing.”

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Source — Tom Brady to make $1M in incentives if Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl

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Tom Brady would continue to build on his legacy — and his fortune — if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl.

Brady will cash in on a $500,000 contract incentive if the Bucs beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and win the NFC Championship Game, a source told ESPN. The star quarterback will make another $500,000 if the Bucs win Super Bowl LV, according to the source.

Brady already has collected $1.25 million in incentives during Tampa Bay’s postseason run — $500,000 for making it to the playoffs, $250,000 for the Bucs wild-card win at Washington, and another $500,000 for last Sunday’s divisional playoff win against the New Orleans Saints, according to the source.

With a victory Sunday in Green Bay, the 43-year-old Brady will reach the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his storied career. He is trying to join Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning and Craig Morton as the only quarterbacks to lead two separate franchises to a Super Bowl.

Brady, who won six Super Bowls and played in nine total with the New England Patriots, passed for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns this season — his first with the Buccaneers. The three-time league MVP is trying to lead the Bucs to their first Super Bowl berth since their 2002 championship season.

“It’s been fun just being here, and I had a great time in New England, as well,” Brady said Friday. “I’ve had a great 21 years. I’m a very blessed and lucky guy. The fact that I’m still playing football, for me, is a blessing.”

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