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Pittsburgh gives Kansas City the boot to advance to AFC title game

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Consider it being kicked out of the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the AFC title game Sunday night, edging the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 on the foot of Chris Boswell. Boswell made all six of his field tries, accounting for all the Steelers’ points. The Chiefss came within two points with 2:43 to play and seemed to tie the score when Alex Smith passed for the conversion to Demetrius Harris. But tackle Eric Fisher was called for holding on…

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Bucs are impressed with how quickly Jameis Winston picks up things

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He is big enough to play. He is strong enough to play. He throws the ball well enough to play. Evidently, Jameis Winston is also smart enough to play. Although Winston threw another interception in Friday’s practice, Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Lovie Smith praised the mental sharpness of his quarterback. For a team that didn’t always play especially smart last year, that’s welcome news. “He gets it,” coach Lovie Smith said. “Since him coming out, we’ve talked a lot…

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