Mark MaskeMark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post. He has covered the NFL and the Washington Football Team since 1998. He previously covered baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, the effort to bring a major league team to Washington, and colleges.https://www.washingtonpost.comMon, 22 Jan 2024 10:09:45 +00001hourly1Patrick Mahomes’s Chiefs outlast Bills to earn a spot in AFC championship game Kilgore, Nicki Jhabvala, Mark Maske, Des Bieler, Sam FortierMon, 22 Jan 2024 03:31:37 +0000The Chiefs and Lions secured their spots in the conference championship games.The Chiefs return to the AFC championship game after handing the Bills another crushing postseason defeat....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:44:35 +0000Bills kicker Tyler Bass missed a 44-yard field goal attempt with 1:43 remaining that would have...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:40:13 +0000The Bills have possession at the Kansas City 26-yard line, trailing by three points, at the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:37:37 +0000The Chiefs punted for the first time in the game. Patrick Mahomes managed only one yard...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:22:47 +0000The Bills punted for the second time on the night. They also had a fake punt...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:15:33 +0000The NFL and members of the rulemaking competition committee have said they plan to review the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:12:54 +0000Chiefs wideout Mecole Hardman lost a fumble at the Buffalo 1-yard line. The ball went through...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:10:52 +0000The Bills failed on a fake punt on fourth and five from their 30-yard line. Damar...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:05:24 +0000The Chiefs are back in front in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, 27-24. Tailback...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:58:03 +0000The Chiefs enter the fourth quarter having scored on every offensive possession they’ve had on the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:54:25 +0000The Bills reclaimed the lead, 24-20, on a remarkable 13-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:48:21 +0000The Chiefs have the lead back on the second touchdown pass of the night from Patrick...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:29:17 +0000Bills Coach Sean McDermott was asked in an interview on the CBS broadcast just before the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:23:47 +0000The Bills lead, 17-13, after a crisply played first half in Orchard Park. Josh Allen had...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:07:44 +0000Josh Allen had his second rushing touchdown of the night, this one covering two yards 26...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:02:53 +0000The Chiefs lead, 13-10, in Orchard Park. Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:46:46 +0000The Chiefs got the game’s first defensive stop. The Bills, after getting a field goal and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:40:03 +0000Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker provided a 29-yard field goal. Patrick Mahomes had a 29-yard completion to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:34:41 +0000The Bills have scored on each of their first two offensive possessions of the game and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:18:14 +0000The Chiefs answered the Bills’ field goal with one of their own. Kicker Harrison Butker connected...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:04:11 +0000The Bills have the lead with a 27-yard field goal by kicker Tyler Bass. The Bills...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:56:51 +0000The game began in odd fashion. Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid was penalized for illegal batting...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:46:37 +0000The latest postseason installment of Chiefs-Bills is underway in Orchard Park, N.Y. It’s Patrick Mahomes vs....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:42:09 +0000Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is in Orchard Park, N.Y., to watch his brother, Chiefs tight...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:39:36 +0000The Lions are in the NFC championship game for the first time since January 1992. They...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:13:45 +0000The Buccaneers’ would-be game-tying drive did not really get moving. Baker Mayfield threw an interception to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:11:56 +0000The Buccaneers have the ball back with a chance to tie the game. They trail by...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:08:18 +0000The Buccaneers aren’t done yet. Baker Mayfield threw his third touchdown pass of the game, a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:59:34 +0000The Lions are on the verge of advancing. They increased their lead to 31-17 with 6:22...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:49:48 +0000The Lions have the ball back, with a chance to add to their lead, after forcing...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:39:51 +0000The two offenses are getting revved up now, and the Lions are back in front. Rookie...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:34:04 +0000Lions Coach Dan Campbell missed an opportunity to help his defense with what probably would have...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:29:06 +0000The Buccaneers tied the game at 17 on Baker Mayfield’s 12-yard touchdown pass to tailback Rachaad...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:25:06 +0000The Lions are back in the lead late in the third quarter. They moved ahead, 17-10,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 22:13:12 +0000The Bucs could not take advantage of very good field position. They got the ball at...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:59:06 +0000The Buccaneers could not double up on the Lions with scores just before and just after...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:49:48 +0000Lions Coach Dan Campbell said to NBC before the start of the second half: “It’s playoff...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:43:26 +0000The Lions and Buccaneers are tied at 10 at halftime in Detroit, with a trip to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:30:30 +0000The Buccaneers rushed down the field for a touchdown 15 seconds before halftime on Baker Mayfield’s...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:25:47 +0000The Lions remained unable to add to their lead as Jared Goff was sacked on a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:16:25 +0000The Buccaneers crafted a decent drive but came up empty. Kicker Chase McLaughlin missed a 50-yard...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 21:08:40 +0000The Lions could not add to their lead. The ball deflected off of wide receiver Amon-Ra...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:57:26 +0000The Buccaneers, trailing, 10-3, in the second quarter, opted against a fourth-and-one attempt from their own...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:50:38 +0000The Lions have the game’s first touchdown. They lead, 10-3, in the second quarter. Jared Goff...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:42:36 +0000The Buccaneers matched the Lions’ field goal with one of their own. Kicker Chase McLaughlin connected...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:27:35 +0000The Lions managed only a field goal after the game’s first turnover. Kicker Michael Badgley connected...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:19:18 +0000Baker Mayfield and Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans combined to make the game’s first mistake. Mayfield...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:12:47 +0000All that energy at Ford Field did no good for the Lions on the game’s opening...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:06:57 +0000The game is under way in Detroit as the third-seeded Lions, attempting to reach the NFC...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 20:05:05 +0000The Ravens’ defense held its own while Lamar Jackson worked his magichttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 18:43:41 +0000Baltimore’s D may lack the star power of years past, but it held the Texans without an offensive touchdown in helping secure a home date in the AFC title game.The Ravens’ defense held its own as Lamar Jackson worked his magic MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 12:53:10 +0000Baltimore’s defense may lack the star power of years past, but it held the Texans without an offensive touchdown to help the Ravens to the AFC title game.Lamar Jackson leads Ravens past Texans into AFC championship gamehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:52:37 +0000The Ravens spent much of the regular season not only beating good teams, but dominating them....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:45:08 +0000Lamar Jackson has 49 rushing yards and the Texans are not even making it difficult for...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:20:52 +0000Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh is expected to attend Saturday’s game in Baltimore to support his brother,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:15:05 +0000Tight end Mark Andrews won’t play Saturday. The Ravens didn’t activate him from the injured reserve...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:10:35 +0000Bill Belichick completes second interview with Falconshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:08:10 +000049ers survive scare from Packers to reach NFC championship game Fortier, Adam Kilgore, Mark Maske, Glynn A. Hill, Nicki Jhabvala, Jerry BrewerSun, 21 Jan 2024 04:23:42 +0000Baltimore used a dominant second half to roll past Houston, while San Francisco went down to the wire against Green Bay but escaped.Raiders hire Antonio Pierce as their coach, removing the interim tag MaskeSat, 20 Jan 2024 00:41:40 +0000Pierce led the Raiders to a 5-4 record as their interim head coach this season following the firing of Josh McDaniels in November.Raiders set to hire Antonio Pierce as head coach, removing interim taghttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeFri, 19 Jan 2024 21:47:14 +0000Pierce led the Raiders to a 5-4 record as their interim head coach this season following the firing of Josh McDaniels in November.Bill Belichick will have second interview with Atlanta Falcons MaskeFri, 19 Jan 2024 01:19:57 +0000The Falcons have moved aggressively and are regarded as the early favorite to hire Belichick, who left the Patriots last week.Bill Belichick will have second interview with Atlanta Falconshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeThu, 18 Jan 2024 19:27:13 +0000The Atlanta Falcons have moved aggressively and are regarded as the early favorites to hire Belichick, who left the Patriots last week.Jerry Jones says the Cowboys will retain Mike McCarthy as head coach MaskeThu, 18 Jan 2024 02:11:14 +0000Owner Jerry Jones will keep McCarthy for next season, even after the team’s latest playoff disappointment and with Bill Belichick and Mike Vrabel available.Mike Tomlin tells Steelers players he plans to remain their coach MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 22:55:26 +0000The Steelers’ Mike Tomlin is under contract through next season, but there has been speculation about trade interest from other teams.Eagles’ collapse concludes with listless playoff loss to Buccaneers Maske, Barry Svrluga, Sally JenkinsTue, 16 Jan 2024 04:49:02 +0000The Buccaneers rolled to a 32-9 win over the Eagles to wrap wild-card weekend. The Bills topped the Steelers, 31-17, in the first half of Monday’s doubleheader.The Buccaneers overwhelmed the Eagles, 32-9, in a first-round NFC playoff game Monday night in Tampa...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 04:18:50 +0000Baker Mayfield threw his third touchdown pass of the night. This one was a 23-yard connection...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 04:08:05 +0000Bill Belichick interviews with Atlanta Falcons for coaching jobhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 04:00:03 +0000It is the first known interview for Belichick with another NFL team since he parted ways last week with the Patriots after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl titles.Bill Belichick interviews with Atlanta Falcons for coaching job MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:54:53 +0000It is the first known interview for Belichick with another NFL team since he parted ways last week with the Patriots after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl titles.The Eagles failed on a fourth-and-five attempt from the Tampa 17-yard line. Jalen Hurts threw incomplete...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:49:35 +0000The Eagles continue to miss tackles on defense. The Buccaneers followed their safety with a 56-yard...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:35:19 +0000The Buccaneers increased their lead to 18-9 with a safety. Jalen Hurts was called for intentional...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:30:38 +0000The Buccaneers might have been in position for another field goal. But Baker Mayfield was sacked...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:24:41 +0000The teams have traded punts to begin the second half. The Eagles sacked Baker Mayfield on...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 03:08:50 +0000The Buccaneers lead the Eagles 16-9 at halftime. They jumped to leads of 13-0 and 16-3....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 02:55:36 +0000The Eagles finally reached the end zone. Jalen Hurts threw a five-yard touchdown pass to tight...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 02:31:01 +0000The Buccaneers are dropping passes. They’re getting field goals instead of touchdowns. But they are building...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 02:20:17 +0000The Eagles are on the board: Jake Elliott provided a 47-yard field goal to cut their...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 02:09:03 +0000The Buccaneers increased their lead to 13-0 in the opening minute of the second quarter. Chase...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 02:00:59 +0000The Eagles are in early trouble as the Buccaneers have raced to a 10-0 lead. Bucs...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 01:43:45 +0000This is not a great start for the Eagles as they attempt to reverse their downward...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 01:35:12 +0000So much for Jalen Hurts playing with a glove on his throwing hand. Hurts took the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 01:30:53 +0000The Buccaneers have the early lead, as Chase McLaughlin connected on a 28-yard field goal. The...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 01:30:27 +0000Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts, playing with a dislocated finger, will wear a glove on his throwing...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 01:18:52 +0000A day later, Bills beat Steelers to advance in AFC playoffshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 00:54:28 +0000The Bills beat the Steelers, 31-17, in the first-round AFC playoff game in Orchard Park, N.Y.,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 00:44:48 +0000It hasn’t been a good night for Bills kicker Tyler Bass. He missed a field goal...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 00:38:46 +0000The Bills needed a big play, and they got one from wide receiver Khalil Shakir. He...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 00:23:32 +0000The Steelers are right back in this game. Mason Rudolph threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeTue, 16 Jan 2024 00:10:15 +0000The Bills turned their fourth-and-one conversion in their own territory into a field goal. Tyler Bass...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:55:48 +0000The Bills converted on fourth and 1 from their own 45-yard line, as Coach Sean McDermott...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:48:46 +0000The Steelers pulled closer on a 40-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. They’ve scored 10 straight...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:38:20 +0000The Bills failed to get moving on offense and had to punt on their opening possession...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:24:36 +0000The Bills lead the Steelers, 21-7, at halftime in Orchard Park, N.Y., in the opening-round AFC...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:07:58 +0000The Steelers finally have broken through. Mason Rudolph threw a 10-yard touchdown to wide receiver Diontae...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 23:02:04 +0000The Bills failed to add to their lead, as Tyler Bass had a 49-yard field goal...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 22:55:44 +0000The Bills are in total command and Josh Allen is playing the starring role. Allen’s touchdown...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 22:41:42 +0000The Steelers continue to make mistakes and the Bills remain in control. Mason Rudolph threw an...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 22:35:28 +0000The Steelers caught a break, as they retained possession on a fumble by tight end Pat...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comMark MaskeMon, 15 Jan 2024 22:24:08 +0000