Tuesday January 12th, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The NFL Playoffs advance to the divisional round this weekend after all four road teams won their respective wild card games. The action picks back up on Saturday with the New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by the Arizona Cardinals facing off against the Green Bay Packers. On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will visit the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors.

• Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the first three games of next season for repeated violations of the NFL’s player safety rules, the league announced.

• Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan that he has a sprained AC joint and torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder, but still expects to play Sunday.

• Roethlisberger’s teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, is not expected to play after suffering a concussion against the Bengals, reports Bob Holtzman of ESPN. Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones told the Dan Patrick Show that he thinks Brown is faking the injury.

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• Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is expected to play on Sunday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Stewart has missed Carolina’s last three games with a foot injury.

• The Chargers have “zero interest” in potentially splitting a Los Angeles stadium with either the Raiders or Rams in Inglewood, Calif., reports USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer.

• The San Francisco 49ers will interview former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin for their vacant head coaching position, reports Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo.

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• Mike Mularkey is the front runner to get the Tennessee Titans head coaching job, reports TitansInsider.com’s Terry McCormick. Mularkey went 2–7 as the Titans’ interim head coach this season.

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