Friday January 15th, 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. 

• The Steelers announced that wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with a concussion he sustained in the team’s win over the Bengals last weekend.​

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have hired Dirk Koetter to be their next head coach. Koetter was Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator last season.

• Chip Kelly has been hired as the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach, the team announced.

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• The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to be their next head coach, reports the Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen. Pederson will remain with the Chiefs until their season is over.

• New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was promoted to head coach, replacing Tom Coughlin, the team announced.

• The Detroit Lions announced they will retain head coach Jim Caldwell. He was rumored to be on the hot seat after Detroit’s 1–7 start in 2015.

• Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone interviewed for the Tennessee Titans’ head coaching job Thursday, the team confirmed.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch told ESPN’s Kenny Mayne that he’s “ready to play” against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Lynch has been out since Week 10 with an abdominal injury.

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• Former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs told ESPN San Antonio that he is working to bring the Oakland Raiders to San Antonio after their bid to relocate to Los Angeles fell through.

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