NFL BLOWOUT: AFC Championship Game Highest Rated In 18 Years, NFC Game Top Rated In 17 Years

RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC Dramas Hold Up Well Against NFC Game, ‘Idol’ Gets Sampled

UPDATE, 1 PM: CBS and Fox have released updated numbers for yesterday’s AFC and NFC championship games. The close AFC contest, won by the New England Patriots, averaged 48.7 million viewers, the largest audience for an afternoon AFC Championship Game in 30


PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO (CBS News)Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has Americans standing up and taking notice.

More than 42 million people watched Tebow’s thrilling game-winning touchdown strike last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the highest-rated NFL wild card game in 18 years, and set a record for the most sports tweets

Tebow-Mania stealing spotlight from Brady

Long before Tebow-Mania swept across North America, football fans had a fascination for another National Football League (NFL) quarterback with a no less compelling story.

With three Super Bowl titles and a supermodel wife, Tom Brady has been a player fans gravitated to for much of the past decade as the New England Patriots

Tebow Time: Will we see the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world implode and plunge the entire planet into a devastating economic depression?

As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victoryby the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that “Tebow Time” will become a household phrase all over America.  The string of last second victories that we have seen Tim Tebow pull out this season is unprecedented and we will probably never see


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton (8) reacts after a first down against the …

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton (8) celebrates with running back Dexter …

DENVER (AP) — Tim Tebow still can’t beat Kyle Orton on the football field.

And Orton still can’t top Tebow when it’s all said and done.

MYSTERY: Utility: Still in dark over Candlestick blackout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The blackouts that left Candlestick Park in the gloom during a much-anticipated Monday Night Football matchup also dimmed the spotlight that would have otherwise been shining on the 49ers after their 20-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rather than focusing on the team’s success, talk turned Tuesday to the many failings

NFL Releases 2011 Schedule:

Here’s a complete list of the 2011 primetime match-ups.

Thursday, Sept. 8: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday, Sept.


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Westwood One Presents The Exclusive National Radio Broadcasts of NFL Conference Championship Sunday

New York, NY – January 20, 2011 — Westwood One, the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL, is proud to present play-by-play coverage of Conference Championship Sunday, January 23, 2011. Westwood One will broadcast every game of NFL post-season play including Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas. In addition, Westwood One’s

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