How could Jets bring in Doug Pederson after Week 17? – New York Daily News

Coordinator Don Martindale’s Ravens defense held Titans star running back Derrick Henry to 2.2 yards per carry (18 rushes, 40 yards) in Baltimore’s 20-13 Wild Card weekend playoff win. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s 136 yards rushing, including a 48-yard TD run in the second quarter, paced the offense in Jackson’s first career playoff win. But Baltimore’s defense was the story of this game. The Titans hadn’t lost all season to any opponent that had scored fewer than 27 points. Until Sunday. … That Ravens-Titans game was the matchup of the two NFL teams with the biggest COVID-19 crises this season, by the way. The Titans were the league’s first major coronavirus crackdown early in the season. The Ravens experienced the NFL’s biggest 2020 outbreak that pushed a Thanksgiving night game against the Steelers back to the following Wednesday. Due to the circumstances and the pressure and the stakes, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of the win: “This may be the best win I’ve ever been associated with.” He said that despite having a Super Bowl to his name from 2012. … Cam Akers’ 142 yards from scrimmage in the first half of Saturday’s Rams win over the Seahawks were the most in the first half of a player making his NFL playoff debut in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). Akers was a second-round pick (52nd overall) out of Florida State. … One of the plays of the season: Rams corner Darious Williams jumping a Seahawks wide receiver screen intended for DK Metcalf, to intercept Russell Wilson and take it 42 yards to the house. … The NFL’s Nickelodeon telecast of the Saints’ 21-9 win over the Chicago Bears was terrific, complete with Spongebob Squarepants’ face in between the field goal uprights and a cartoon sliming in the end zone after each touchdown. Nate Burleson is a natural, superstar broadcaster who made the country’s biggest sport relatable and fun for the young viewers, and Saints coach Sean Payton following through on his promise to get slimed if New Orleans won, capped an entertaining and well-executed idea. Plus, it gave Bears QB Mitch Trubisky a way to win an award despite not scoring a touchdown until the game’s final play. Trubisky was named the game’s “NVP” due to fan voting. A nice consolation prize and Nickelodeon balloon trophy to place on the mantel this offseason to soften the blow when the Bears tell Trubisky they’re moving on … Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett interviewed for the Chargers’ head coaching vacancy on Friday … The Cowboys reportedly are zeroing in on former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn as their possible next defensive coordinator, who was headed to Texas on Monday to interview.