Des BielerDes Bieler is a staff writer in Sports who covers a wide variety of topics, usually with an eye toward items of national interest. He first settled in at The Post in 1995 and has proved difficult to dislodge.https://www.washingtonpost.comMon, 22 Jan 2024 10:10:54 +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.Patrick Mahomes has been an NFL starter for six seasons, and he’s led the Chiefs to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:51:13 +0000The Chiefs won this game in part by flipping the script in terms of rushing. Badly...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:45:54 +0000A Buffalo kicker is wide right late in a high-profile playoff game. Haven’t fans there suffered...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:39:45 +0000If the Bills prevail in this game, Buffalo fans will long remember a Josh Allen fumble...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:37:08 +0000With the Bills getting the ball back down three midway through the fourth quarter, they may...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:24:21 +0000What a remarkable turn of events, one that gives Buffalo new life after a gutsy fake...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:09:23 +0000If Marquez Valdes-Scantling is going to hold on to passes, then the Bills may really be...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:54:50 +0000The tortoise-and-hare dynamic in this game continued with a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive for Bills, right...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:49:39 +0000With their second scoring hookup of the game, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce set an NFL...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:33:36 +0000In the first half, the Chiefs were notably more efficient than the Bills on a per-play...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:30:24 +0000In some ways, the Bills have dominated this game. Buffalo has almost doubled up Kansas City...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:05:21 +0000With Latavius Murray making a couple of big plays against the Chiefs, it’s worth noting that...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:56:05 +0000With Patrick Mahomes dropping back to pass from within striking distance of Buffalo’s end zone, Bills...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:49:02 +0000As part of their overall offensive decline this season, the Chiefs were not very good at...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:35:14 +0000Having just been thoroughly trampled during a Buffalo touchdown drive, the Chiefs started strong with a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:24:57 +0000The first quarter ended with the Bills gashing the Chiefs on the ground while driving for...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:15:21 +0000Did anyone expect Patrick Mahomes, in his first road playoff game, to actually come out looking...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:06:12 +0000The Bills’ opening drive reflected a recent trend in which rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid appears...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:58:35 +0000Wow, the Chiefs opted not to challenge a long Bills gain on which replays showed Josh...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:49:43 +0000The Chiefs won the coin toss and elected to defer, as most teams do in that...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:44:48 +0000Miami’s Cam McCormick is back for a ninth college season. Yes, nine.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerFri, 19 Jan 2024 16:18:13 +0000Cam McCormick, a 25-year-old tight end, is happy to be “making history” by extending his injury-marred college football career.Miami’s Cam McCormick is back for a ninth college season. Yes, nine. BielerFri, 19 Jan 2024 13:00:19 +0000Cam McCormick, a 25-year-old tight end, is happy to be “making history” by extending his injury-marred college football career.Josh Giddey avoids charges in probe of alleged improper relationshiphttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerThu, 18 Jan 2024 19:05:39 +0000Newport Beach, Calif., police said they were “unable to corroborate any criminal activity” related to the OKC guard, who was accused of being involved with a minor.Josh Giddey avoids charges in probe of alleged improper relationship BielerThu, 18 Jan 2024 04:17:56 +0000Police in Newport Beach, Calif. announced they were “unable to corroborate any criminal activity” related to the 21-year-old Thunder guard, who was accused of being involved with a minor.TCU women, rocked by injuries and two forfeits, to hold open tryouts BielerThu, 18 Jan 2024 01:34:43 +0000The Horned Frogs, who got off to a 14-0 start, were forced to forfeit matchups with No. 7 Kansas State and No. 24 Iowa State.With the Lions having ended the NFL’s longest active stretch without a playoff win, that unhappy...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:10:56 +0000Detroit has defeated Los Angeles, 24-23, for the Lions’ first playoff victory since the 1991 season.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:02:13 +0000Detroit got a first down with under two minutes to play on an 11-yard pass from...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:00:39 +0000Down one with just over four minutes to play, the Rams opted to punt the ball...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:54:00 +0000After a Lions punt to start the fourth quarter, Los Angeles kicked a 29-yard field goal...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:35:24 +0000Los Angeles kicker Brett Maher made a 27-yard field goal to cut Detroit’s deficit to 24-20...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:11:16 +0000Detroit’s Michael Badgley kicked a 54-yard field goal to increase the Lions’ lead to 24-17 over...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:01:09 +0000Getting the ball to start the second half, the Rams got just one first down before...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:51:30 +0000Lions lead Rams, 21-17, at halftimehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:43:42 +0000With just over a minute to go in the first half, we got our first drive...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:30:18 +0000The Rams have again done their part to turn this contest into a high-scoring barnburner, this...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:17:30 +0000The Lions continued their red-hot start to the game with an 11-play touchdown drive featuring several...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:08:06 +0000The Rams scored a touchdown to cut their deficit to 14-10 early in the second quarter....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:55:39 +0000Los Angeles ended the first quarter with a 19-yard completion from Matthew Stafford to wide receiver...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:53:55 +0000The Lions went up by 14-3 after a 10-yard run by Jahmyr Gibbs, capping a 75-yard...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:46:02 +0000The Rams got a 24-yard field goal from Brett Maher to end their first drive and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:38:31 +0000Los Angeles’ Matthew Stafford wasted little time showing the kind of throwing prowess he displayed for...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:35:08 +0000With the game’s first possession, Detroit moved right downfield and scored on a one-yard plunge by...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:24:27 +0000It appeared that there were some initial issues with the officiating crew hearing the Rams’ preference...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:18:44 +0000After suffering a scary-looking injury in Detroit’s regular season finale, Sam LaPorta not only avoided a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:09:19 +0000Lions hold off Rams for first playoff win since 1991 season Jhabvala, Sam Fortier, Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Adam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:18:57 +0000Detroit won its first playoff game in more than three decades, while Green Bay upset Dallas, snapping the Cowboys’ home winning streak. A last-gasp drive for the Cowboys, who were out of timeouts, ended when Dak Prescott threw...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:51:04 +0000Jordan Love had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 when he first left the field, but...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:47:26 +0000The Packers put starting quarterback Jordan Love and running back Aaron Jones back on the field...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:42:38 +0000Dallas’s Jake Ferguson has a third touchdown to cap a speedy drive that brought his team...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:38:44 +0000Backup quarterback Sean Clifford, a fifth-round rookie out of Penn State, replaced Green Bay’s Jordan Love...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:33:15 +0000With the outcome decided early in the fourth quarter and several Packers defenders already benched for...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:26:24 +0000On a fourth-and-two play from Dallas’s 3-yard line, Green Bay’s Jordan Love found wide receiver Romeo...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:17:54 +0000The third quarter ended with a desperate Dallas squad going for it on fourth and five...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:07:11 +0000Green Bay continues to embarrass the Cowboys’ defense, this time with a three-play, 75-yard drive capped...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerMon, 15 Jan 2024 00:00:36 +0000Dallas cut its deficit to 34-16 after going 88 yards in 11 plays, but the team...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 23:54:09 +0000Jordan Love, Aaron Jones and the Packers offense picked up right where they left off in...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 23:34:38 +0000The Cowboys started the second half with a 34-yard FG, cutting their deficit to 27-10. Earlier...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 23:27:38 +0000At the Packers’ 1-yard line but with just two seconds left in the first half, the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 23:04:58 +0000Dallas is now down, 27-0, late in the first half, after Green Bay’s Darnell Savage returned...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:52:30 +0000Starting at their 7-yard line, the Packers moved 93 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:43:39 +0000The Cowboys finally got some passing yards and had a drive going, but a Keisean Nixon...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:31:36 +0000Two plays into the second quarter, Aaron Jones got his second rushing touchdown, and Green Bay...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:21:56 +0000The Packers’ Jaire Alexander intercepted Dallas’s Dak Prescott and appeared to return it for a touchdown,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:16:56 +0000The Cowboys will start their second possession at their eight-yard line after forcing the Packers to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:11:16 +0000The Cowboys picked up one first down on their opening possession, courtesy of an 18-yard Dak...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 22:03:05 +0000Veteran running back Aaron Jones got his Packers into the end zone first on a three-yard...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:58:51 +0000Electing to possess the ball first in hopes of a fast start that could dim the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:53:35 +0000The Packers-Cowboys playoff game has kicked off. Green Bay won the coin toss and elected to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:42:04 +0000Cowboys offensive lineman Tyler Smith was listed as active for today’s game, an expected development after...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:18:57 +0000The Packers are getting some big-name reinforcements today in cornerback Jaire Alexander and wide receiver Christian...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:15:45 +0000Transfer portal tracker: The biggest names to watch A. Hill, Des Bieler, Matt BonesteelTue, 09 Jan 2024 16:35:45 +0000Several high-profile quarterbacks headline the biggest movers in the transfer portal.Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is out for the season with a shoulder injuryhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 13:56:08 +0000Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, who served a 25-game suspension to begin the season, will miss the rest of the campaign after injuring his shoulder.Jim Harbaugh nimbly evaded the Wolverines’ first attempt to douse him in Gatorade, but he should...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:39:31 +0000As noted on ESPN’s telecast, the Harbaugh family could truly rule the football world by February,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:34:27 +0000Michigan’s Blake Corum won offensive player of the game honors after rushing for 134 yards and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:29:53 +0000With a 34-13 victory over second-ranked Washington, No. 1 Michigan won its first national championship since...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:13:24 +0000College Football Playoff highlights: Michigan beats Washington to claim national title Bieler, Adam Kilgore, Jerry Brewer, Sally Jenkins, Candace Buckner, Barry SvrlugaTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:39:31 +0000The top-ranked Wolverines claimed their first national title since 1997 with Monday night’s win over the No. 2 Huskies in Houston.Facing fourth and 10 from its own 31 with under two minutes to play, Washington made...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:10:33 +0000Two plays after a massive interception return, Michigan ran into the end zone for a 34-13...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:00:07 +0000Washington got a much-needed 44-yard completion from Michael Penix Jr. to Rome Odunze, but after a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:58:06 +0000Michigan extended its lead to 27-13 on a 12-yard Blake Corum run into the end zone...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:47:39 +0000Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is out for the season with a shoulder injury BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:44:28 +0000Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, who served a 25-game suspension to begin the season, will miss the rest of the campaign after injuring his shoulder.Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. had a 32-yard completion to star receiver Rome Odunze negated by a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:42:05 +0000The Huskies are back within seven points, at 20-13, after a 45-yard field goal by Grady...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:58:49 +0000In terrific field position after an interception, Michigan began to have success on the ground, but...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:49:22 +0000Getting the ball first in the second half, Washington immediately committed the game’s first turnover when...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:45:37 +0000Michigan holds 17-10 lead over Washington at halftimehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:23:40 +0000At multiple points, it has looked like Michigan could run away with the contest, but Washington...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:14:00 +0000Facing fourth and three from Washington’s 38, Michigan took a timeout, then opted to go for...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:02:00 +0000With under six minutes to go in the second quarter, Washington cornerback Jabbar Muhammad was injured...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:01:19 +0000Washington followed a Michigan three-and-out with one of its own. On the first play of the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:55:42 +0000Washington finally forced Michigan into a zero-point drive, getting the Wolverines to punt from their 47...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:49:34 +0000Facing a fourth-and-seven situation at Michigan’s 47, Washington went for it and came agonizingly close to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:44:10 +0000Early in the second quarter, Michigan has grabbed a 17-3 lead on a 31-yard field goal...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:36:49 +0000Down 11 in the first quarter, Washington was forced into a three-and-out after a nice tackle...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:27:28 +0000Michigan’s Donovan Edwards took another long run into the end zone, this time from 46 yards...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:22:17 +0000Washington responded to Michigan’s run-heavy touchdown drive by doing what it does best: throwing the ball....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:15:19 +0000Washington running back Dillon Johnson got a carry on his team’s first offensive play of the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comDes BielerTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:05:18 +0000