NFL notebook: Monday Night Football entrance to playoffs?

If a Los Angeles Chargers kick a New England Patriots and a Indianapolis Colts tip a Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, a NFL will have a preference to make.

Will a Chargers be authorised to horde a AFC Championship Game during their proxy home, a 30,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park in suburban Carson, Calif., or will a joining pierce a diversion to a track with incomparable capacity?

CBS Sports reported Friday that a NFL joining bureau will be deliberating strait skeleton should a fifth-seeded Chargers and sixth-seeded Colts advance. That would give a Chargers home-field advantage in a championship game.

CBS’ Jason La Canfora reported final month that officials had discussed a intensity of relocating a diversion to a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of a Rams. That could still be a Plan B, La Canfora said, though if a Rams horde a championship game, as well, both games could not be played on Sunday. Instead, one of a discussion championship games could be played on Monday night underneath that scenario, he said.

–The Miami Dolphins seem set to continue a AFC East’s diversion of low-pitched chairs, as a group has zeroed in on New England Patriots partner manager Brian Flores for a head-coaching vacancy, mixed outlets reported.

Flores, 37, assimilated a Patriots in 2004 as a scouting partner and has been with a authorization since. This is his third deteriorate as New England’s linebackers manager and his initial as a defensive play-caller. He insincere those duties after defensive coordinator Matt Patricia left to be a conduct manager in Detroit final offseason.

Miami dismissed conduct manager Adam Gase after 3 seasons following a finish of a unchanging season. Also on Friday, another AFC East group — a New York Jets — introduced Gase as their new conduct coach.

–Gary Kubiak apparently will not pierce from a front bureau to a margin to offer as descent coordinator for new Denver Broncos manager Vic Fangio, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“After extensive discussions, Denver and Kubiak had opposite ideas on staffing and descent philosophies,” Schefter tweeted. “Both sides going in opposite directions.”

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Denver appears to have incited a courtesy to Mike Munchak, a Pittsburgh Steelers descent line manager and former NFL conduct manager who was a finalist for a conduct coaching job.

–The male Fangio replaced, former Broncos conduct manager Vance Joseph, will offer as a Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator, a group announced.

Joseph, a initial poignant sinecure for new conduct manager Kliff Kingsbury, is approaching to transition a Cardinals to a 3-4 invulnerability from a 4-3 invulnerability a group ran final deteriorate underneath then-coach Steve Wilks.

Also on Friday, ESPN reported that former Atlanta Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian was “closing in” on a Cardinals OC position. Sarkisian, 44, was dismissed after dual years in Atlanta that reportedly did not accommodate a customary set during Kyle Shanahan’s tenure.

–Greg Roman will reinstate Marty Mornhinweg as descent coordinator of a Baltimore Ravens.

New ubiquitous manager Eric DeCosta, introduced Friday in a central changing of a ensure with timid GM Ozzie Newsome, done a announcement. Mornhinweg is approaching to be offering another purpose on a descent staff, and additional changes are expected.

Roman spent final deteriorate as a partner conduct manager and parsimonious ends manager in Baltimore though has knowledge operative with run-first quarterbacks, that a Ravens have in Lamar Jackson. He was descent coordinator of a San Francisco 49ers when a group switched in-season from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick. That group mislaid to a Ravens in a Super Bowl.

–In a technical formality, a Philadelphia Eagles strictly announced quarterback Carson Wentz “out” for their Sunday local playoff matchup with a New Orleans Saints.

Wentz postulated a highlight damage in his behind on Dec. 9 opposite a Dallas Cowboys and has not played given — sitting out a Eagles’ final 3 regular-season games and their 16-15 wild-card win over a Chicago Bears final weekend.

The group has not placed Wentz on harmed reserve, heading to a need to announce him dead any week.

–Field Level Media

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