Brock Purdy managed up, managed down and saved the 49ers

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most important run of the night may not have been by Christian McCaffrey. Or Deebo Samuel. Or even by George Kittle on one of his epic catch-and-runs. Nope. It was probably by the game manager. The most momentum-seizing, back-breaking, Lions-taming runs, a case could be made, were by Brock … Read more

Mike Macdonald lets the Ravens defense do his talking

[ad_1] The Athletic has live coverage of Ravens vs. Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. If Mike Macdonald’s ascent to one of the NFL’s hottest coordinators and a legitimate head-coaching candidate feels meteoric, that’s probably because he has never embraced the art of self-promotion. The 36-year-old second-year Baltimore Ravens defensive boss has consented to side … Read more