KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The top seed in the AFC hosts the last seed when the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs entertain the 11-6 Indianapolis Colts this afternoon. The Colts are 4-0 in the postseason against the Chiefs, 2-0 at Arrowhead Stadium. But they're facing a dynamic Kansas City offense that scored 565 points this season, third most in NFL history. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes set franchise records with 50 touchdown passes and 10 300-yard passing games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One team will end a long postseason drought when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Rams tonight in Los Angeles. The Rams haven't won a playoff game since January 2005 or made the conference title game since the 2001 season. The Cowboys haven't won a road playoff game in 26 years or made the NFC title game in 23 years.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are turning to their AFC East nemesis for help. A person familiar with Miami's coaching search says Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist to replace fired head coach Adam Gase. The person says Miami is expected to offer the job to Flores when New England ends its postseason. Gase has been hired to coach the New York Jets, replacing Todd Bowles, who was let go following a 4-12 season.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The eldest son of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Gibbs has died at age 49. Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs died of complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs played defensive back and quarterback at William & Mary from 1987-90 while his father coached the Washington Redskins.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke visits No. 13 Florida State this afternoon, headlining the Atlantic Coast Conference's weekend schedule. It's one of two games on today's Top 25 men's basketball schedule matching ranked teams. The other features No. 23 Oklahoma and No. 25 TCU.