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January 24, 2023 6:10 am

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For the most part, Star Wars is kind of a universal conversation piece if you find people who love it. So it definitely helped me kill nearly a half hour of a really bad date. Well, I didn't want to call it a date. It was more like a coffee appointment. Actually, it was a coffee charity because I paid for it.

Ten bucks, by the way. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. We're fresh off of divisional weekend. We're a few days away yet from championship weekend. We've got injury updates. We've got retirement updates. We've got disappointment oozing from some of the locker rooms where the eulogies were being delivered. Now, they wouldn't call it that, but that's exactly what it is. They call them exit interviews.

I tend to refer to them as eulogies, and they're painful. But I think you will hear as we go through the bills and then the Jaguar specifically. The tone is so different because expectations play such a key role. We're human beings. Whether or not we try, because there are times when I feel like my expectations, the fact that I have very high expectations, it means that I'm set up for a much bigger fall. And that's true. But the thing is, lofty expectations are not only belief in myself, but belief in the people around me. And when it comes to the Buffalo Bills, they had great belief and confidence in their locker room and their ability to finally capitalize on opportunities. Not to mention confidence in their fans and being at home, their success in the AFC over the past couple of years. So their lofty expectations, Super Bowl expectations set them up for a much harder fall. But you know what?

The Dallas Cowboys had those same expectations. So I ask you, take our poll on Twitter, A Law Radio, or you can respond on Facebook. Heavens, you're definitely responding on Facebook. You have found the post. Which was the greater disappointment? Which team suffered the more disappointing exit?

Buffalo, Dallas. And it's interesting how much you all are convicted about your answers. Many of you are saying, without a doubt, no doubt, it has to be. This is the only answer.

There's always more than one answer. If you're waking up on your Tuesday morning, good morning to you. Great to have you with us after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Mentioned our Twitter and our Facebook.

Our phone number is 855-212-4227. We are diving into an extended edition of QB News. We're going to get the good, the bad, and the ugly. We'll be back to throw. And it is.

Is it lost? Oh my goodness, DeAndre Hopkins caught it! Bapper from under center.

Steps back. Throws the fake. Cooper comes, got it. Touchdown L.A. Burrow back to throw. Looking, firing deep for Chase in the end zone. He's got it! Touchdown!

Joe Burrow in the bangles. The Holmes fires for the end zone. Touchdown!

Kansas City! And no, Herbert keeps it in zone. Touchdown Chargers! Herbert with his second of the day.

Here's the snap. Josh going to keep it himself and run it again inside the five. Into the end zone. Touchdown Buffalo! Josh Allen, nine yard touchdown run. The Bills respond and then some. It's time for QB News on After Hours. Oops, let's leave our microphone on.

Let's start in the Buffalo Bills locker room. Because Josh Allen, the disappointment is palpable. You can hear it in his voice. You can see it in his body language.

He knows they wasted a prime opportunity. Not only was the game in Orchard Park, it was in the snow. Their team was tough and had been playing so well on defense. They had 1-8 in a row. I guess theoretically you could say they were battle tested and playing their best ball of the season.

They had Damar Hamlin in the building. Although I don't know that they would have used that as a reason for why they should have won this game. But for some reason they came out flat.

I don't know why, but you could see it. You could see that they never really found a rhythm and groove. And the Bengals deserve a lot of credit for that, but some of these were self-imposed issues. Some of these were self-inflicted wounds, if you will.

Josh Allen is trying to find the silver lining, but his tone of voice says something different. I don't want to just discredit everything that we did this year. There's a lot of positives that we saw throughout the year. A lot of adversity that this team had been dealt. I'm still proud of our team for how we handled some of those really adverse situations. They weren't all easy.

That's the end of the film. There's going to be 31 unhappy teams and this is going to be the feeling every year unless you win the Super Bowl. Again, we want to win our last game and we didn't do that. A lot to learn from, a lot to grow from, but we're going to stick together as a team.

That part I appreciate. He is the leader and he will find a point at which he's ready to pick himself up and lead the team forward, but I would disagree with him on this point. He's certainly entitled to his opinion and that's how he feels.

Or maybe he doesn't, he's just saying it. Not all disappointment is created equal. Their disappointment is not equal to the Jaguars disappointment. Their disappointment is far greater. The Bills coming up short three years in a row, but back to back AFC divisional round games, not returning to the AFC championship, not making a Super Bowl in this window.

That's a far greater and heavier disappointment than the Jags surprisingly winning AFC South and actually picking off a team in the wild card round of the postseason at home. Now Allen had been suffering with an injury going back to his shoulder right shoulder injury going back to mid season. I'm not sure why it came up other than the fact that really their offense never found any type of a rhythm, but he says that's not what happened on Sunday. Just kind of felt like maybe I was trying to throw it a little differently mechanically had to change a few things and got away a little bit from. You know how I how I use how I'm used to throwing the ball and that's just kind of a byproduct of that.

But again, it didn't didn't affect me too much. He was saying he hasn't felt any type of residual pain going back the last few weeks that he finally felt completely normal even if he was changing an arm angle here or there. That's certainly something that's well within Josh Allen's repertoire. Again, I don't really know why that came up, except maybe reporters are searching for a reason why they came up short and why the offense was so abysmal. I will say this. They haven't had still a sustainable run game that they could really count on over this entire run.

I said it multiple times. I make the point over and over about the bills. They make me nervous because Josh Allen is their leading rusher and I do not think that's a great formula either for your quarterback or for your team, your offense as a whole. Ultimately, they became a little bit too one dimensional. Yeah, I know Devin Singletary, Naeem Hinds, you did have some guys that would carry the ball, but not enough for it to be a viable option, a viable weapon.

And once you fall behind 14-0, you tend to revert to what you do well, which is chuck and duck. As for the Stephon Diggs situation, now this has been talked about a ton since Stephon in the fourth quarter was seen on the sidelines, jawing at Josh Allen. Josh seemed to ignore him. I don't know if he said anything with his head down, something that only Stephon and the guys around them would hear. But for the most part, it seemed like a one sided outburst and Josh chose to kind of let it go. But there were also the reports that Stephon raced into the locker room once the game was done, grabbed all his stuff and left. A veteran member of the team coaxed him back into the locker room for a couple of minutes, only to have him leave again as soon as he was able. According to Sean McDermott, Diggs was there when he addressed the team, but he was really upset for obvious reasons.

And so that was also a topic on Monday for both Sean McDermott as well as Josh Allen. Guys are competitive. Again, we don't want to lose. It's not fun losing. It's not fun losing that way. So it's all understood. At the end of the day, we've got to be there for each other and continue to keep pushing forward.

There weren't that many opportunities. And again, defenses can game plan and try to take away your number one receiver. And that's just the fact of it. Those guys on the other side of the ball get paid too. But just again, continuing to find ways to get in the ball.

What makes him good is what you saw is he's very competitive, like we all are. We work extremely hard at these jobs to be the best we can possibly be. And it hurts.

And, you know, I wouldn't want a guy that doesn't hurt. Right? So he put it all on the line out there. We put it all on the line. And tonight it wasn't good enough. And that's the part that stings. So Stefan Diggs finally broke his silence.

It didn't last very long. I didn't expect that it would, but he did finally take to Twitter to respond to all of the chatter. And I will read these three tweets in order. Want me to be OK with losing? Nah.

That's only been liked one hundred seven thousand times. Want me to be OK with losing? Nah. Want me to be OK with our level of play when it's not up to the standard?

Nah. And then finally, his third tweet. It's easy to criticize my reaction more than the result. I mean, I feel like if you're if you're familiar with football and how this goes, this is more of clickbait. I mean, he's owning it. He's frustrated. He's upset. His coach and his teammates are not mad at him. They're they certainly know what a weapon he is and how passionate he is. And I feel like he's right. If you look at his tweets, the way they played is the part that's really upsetting. And so he had a different reaction. OK. At least he cares.

I don't think he hurt anyone, to the best of my knowledge. Back to the drawing board for the Buffalo Bills. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Now compare the body language if you saw it, but the tone of voice in the comments of of Josh Allen to one Trevor Lawrence, who is thrilled that they were able to make the playoffs, but also is starting to compare the jacks, the Chiefs, the team that just beat them this weekend. That's where we want to be. You know, that's that's that's the standard is Kansas City.

I think they're in their fifth straight AFC championship. And that's that's where you want to be. How did this playoff run make you feel about yourself and the Jags, Trevor?

It's kind of hunger that's left after coming up short. You know, I think everybody feels that and really excited moving forward. And that's like I guess, like we said after the game, what we said today is like we set a new standard. And that's that's kind of we're not going to settle for anything less. And obviously there's more out there for us.

A lot more. And I think they're definitely going to be a team to watch going into this next season with Doug Peterson and Trevor Lawrence as a tandem. We know the incredible impact that Doug as a former NFL QB and a Super Bowl winning coach brought instantly, not just to Trevor, but to the entire locker room. The credibility, the respectability, the knowledge of how to build a winning program. It's already working.

It's paying dividends. They needed confidence. They need some big steps. They need to listen to him to buy in.

They certainly did all of that. But man, what an effect on Trevor Lawrence to have a quarterback who speaks his language and who knows how to get the best out of him. And so it's super cool to think about these two moving forward together as a tandem.

Maybe it'll be like an Andy Reid and a Patrick Mahomes. And so Doug says, hey, Trevor understands now what it takes and we're going to build on that moving forward. Just knowing it, I mean, just having gone through it, you know, and now our job as a staff this spring is really to refine it. And, you know, we want his input in that, you know, and, you know, whatever he suggests, we've got to listen to that and really come up with a plan as we move forward, you know, with the offense.

Obviously he's a big part of it. And, you know, so that's the exciting part, I think, as a staff, as we get to go back through and watch our last year we were watching all kinds of offenses. You know, we're watching Philly stuff.

We're watching cold stuff. We're all kinds of, you know, stuff trying to put our system together. But now it's ours.

And, you know, we want his input on that. That's really exciting moving forward. I'm not going to have to learn new offense and just to have that stability. It's really exciting for myself, for all of our guys on offense. And it's really exciting. See what I mean? He used the word exciting multiple times. Josh Allen did not use the word exciting.

Nope. It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. Another of the teams that was conducting exit interviews on Monday, the New York Giants. Brian Daybal, first year head coach.

Well, they won their first playoff game in over a decade. And he was able to get the best out of Daniel Jones. Think about the relationship between Doug and Trevor.

Just talked about it. How about the impact and the effect of Daybal on Daniel Jones, who had his best year, even as he goes into free agency. So both Daybal as well as the GM, Joe Shane, talking about Daniel and whether or not they want to keep him in the fold. He's done everything that we've asked him to do as an offensive staff. And he's done a really good job with operating and executing our offense. I think he's made strides in a lot of different areas. Certainly we can all make strides and more, but he's been a good leader for us. Played the quarterback position well for us and happy we had him. We'd like Daniel to be here again.

He said it yesterday. There's a business side to it, but we feel like Daniel played well this season. He's done everything that we asked him to do. And again, there's a business side to it. We haven't went down that road yet. You know, we still got to have our meetings with our staff late in the week and we'll devise an offseason plan, but we haven't had those meetings yet. But we would like to have Daniel Jones back. That's the first contract they have to address. The challenge then becomes what do you pay Saquon Barkley because he's a running back. I mean think about the Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard situation. And I won't elaborate on it too much other than to say Zeke got paid. And yet you see a very, I would say, a very recognizable drop off in his production with the Cowboys as Tony Pollard excels up until the point at which he broke his leg on Sunday. So you're not paying Tony Pollard huge money. You're paying Zeke. Zeke's production, he's not even the number one option anymore. So if you think about the number of rookie running backs who've had great success or guys that you can get off, say the free agent scrap heap. That's not a knock, just you can find running backs in various places for cheaper money.

If you pay Saquon and Daniel Jones, you're left with less money under the cap to be able to pay the other guys that will need contracts soon or to be able to bring in some high profile free agents to complete your roster. It's after hours, CBS Sports Radio Tom Brady did co-host his Let's Go podcast with his longtime friend Jim Gray on Monday. I suspect that's why Tom had no problem using choice words when Jim asked him and kind of pressed him and poked the bear about Brady's future and his decision. Jim, if I knew what I was going to f***ing do, I'd have already f***ing done it. Okay?

I'm taking it a day at a time. I sense you're antagonized by the question. You're scratching. It's only the question that everybody wants to hear. You're scratchy. I appreciate your asking.

Thank you. How many people on the planet can actually poke the bear like that and not feel intimidated when Brady comes back with a couple of f-bombs? But that's their relationship.

They've been friends for years. Brady respects him. Gray recognizes that Brady is an acquired taste but also understands how to get the best out of him and so he keeps poking. And the nickname that Brady has for Jim Gray is scratchy.

I don't know where it came from but that's what he says. You're scratching. Scratchy. You're scratching at me.

You're attempting to push me over the edge. They did spend a little bit of time talking about the Bucks disappointment. Now, again, compare that with Josh Allen versus Trevor Lawrence. You can hear the palpable disappointment in Tom's voice. You do think about it, you know, because you wanted it to be different. And when I look at our season, we didn't earn it. You know, we just didn't earn it for a number of different reasons and everyone's got different opinions and, you know, there's different learnings for everyone. Whether you're a first-year player, a 23rd-year player, whether you're an older coach or a younger coach, you know, hopefully you always take something out of it. You know, if you didn't, you would always end up in the same place and no one wants to end up in the same place.

Everyone wants to continue to achieve to improve and get better. Still no real, legit, concrete decision from Brady, though his Bucks teammates are apparently saying on the side they don't believe he'll be back in Tampa. And his friend Julian Edelman said no way.

If he plays again, he's not going back to Tampa. By the way, am I the only one who giggled at if you're a 23rd-year player? How many of those do we have in the league exactly? I mean, pretty sure you can count them on one hand. Ever. Ever.

Exactly. In the history of the NFL, there are only a few. So Tom Brady waiting on his decision. That's he and Jim Gray on the Let's Go podcast. Would you like to hear the latest on Patrick Mahomes?

Of course you would. Andy Reid, the head coach, talking about his quarterback, who he nearly had to threaten to get off the field on Sunday. Oh, Saturday. He's worked hard in the treatment and is doing OK. He told you guys, I mean, he mentioned to you that he's going to play. So, I mean, that's that's his mindset. And then we'll just take it day by day and see how he does. It's obviously not his decision, but Mahomes and his pain tolerance has a lot to do with it, because Mahomes on one leg, to be fair, is still better than a lot of quarterbacks out there. He was delivering the football. The problem is he's not going to be mobile. And if the pocket breaks down the way that it did against the Jaguars, they got good pressure on him. He's going to he's going to feel a lot of pain.

How many times his offensive linemen were picking him up literally off the field in the second half and he was grimacing. But he's got days to go. He's tough. He may not be a hockey player, but he's got the toughness and the mentality of a guy who's skating the ice in the NHL. Mahomes magic. Isaiah Pacheco is just the latest of the Kansas City Chiefs to come out and speak about the toughness of Mahomes and the tone it set for them when the game was hanging in the balance on Saturday.

He's a team player and that shows for itself. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app, your trusted local radio stations, coverage of your favorite teams, live news from your hometown and millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all, you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about, like leagues and teams.

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We build off of each other energy and that's how it's going to play off from here on out. Jose Pacheco, the rookie running back on Sirius XM NFL radio, 95 yards in their game against the Jaguars and he had a breakout second half, right? With the injuries to Clyde Edwards-Hilaire, he had nearly 900 yards rushing and five touchdowns. And man, that 40-yard run for him on Saturday was humongous when the Chiefs needed it.

All right, a couple more here and then we will take a break. Kyle Shanahan really quickly on how Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo are feeding into Brock Purdy. Jimmy's always doing his rehab and stuff and on a different schedule, but Trey hasn't missed one meeting. He's not helping. He's really doing an awesome job helping out Brock through all this stuff.

I know that he was just answering the question, but that made me laugh. Jimmy's just kind of doing his own thing. We don't even have any idea what Jimmy's doing, actually. He's just Jimmy. We know that for real this time, he's not going to be with us next season. All right, and then one more with Shanahan, who by the way is on a conference call, which is why the audio is a little bit grainy. But could we see Jimmy Garoppolo return in time for the NFC Championship?

I don't think so. I think he gets x-ray tomorrow to see how things are going. I believe so, but I still, same as last week, I would be very surprised if he was out there this week. And really isn't today moot point because we've already heard from the Niners and multiple reports that Brock Purdy will remain their starting quarterback. If you missed my conversation with Tracy Sandler, she's a Niners insider, also the founder of Fangirl Sports Network, dedicated to women and helping them understand football more.

But it's grown, and now it's recognizable around the country with outlets really for every NFL team. She's great. She told us this awesome story about Brock Purdy and his poise in the huddle, but also this moment where he actually seemed like a rookie and what George Kittle said to him. It's good stuff. She had great intel on the Niners, so make sure you check that out on our podcast. But actually you don't even need to go to our podcast because we tweeted the link.

It's on my Twitter page, A Law Radio, or on our Facebook page. All you have to do is play. Like hit the arrow and it starts playing.

Actually on Facebook you have to agree to redirect to another website, but on Twitter you just have to hit play. So it's really good prep for the upcoming NFC Championship game in Philadelphia. Alright, we've got an update on an American who is attempting to reach her first ever major semifinal down under. Pagula, the name sound familiar?

She is on the court right now in Melbourne, Australia. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the After Hours Podcast. And just noticed on your skirt here, the number three. Can you just talk to us a little bit about what that signifies? Yeah, I know I saw a Buffalo Bills flag somewhere. The guy, I swear he doesn't stop holding it. I don't know how his arms are still okay. There it is. But yeah, one of the football players obviously had a really tragic accident. And is just trying to show some support and kind of bridge Australian Buffalo, New York. Which is very strange, but kind of bridges two worlds together.

And he's recovered amazing, so it's been awesome to see. This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. How cool is that?

Have three, we'll travel. A Buffalo Bills flag in the stands at the Australian Open in Melbourne in support of Jessica Pagula. Who is the daughter of the Bills owners. I actually wondered, and I do not know the answer to this, I didn't have a chance to research it.

It's probably somewhere in a story. I wonder if the Pagulas, Kim and Terry, were in Melbourne to support their daughter? Or were they with the team? Because their daughters rise to the quarter finals of the Australian Open. Her attempts to win a first semi coincided with the Bills being in the snow in Orchard Park.

Trying to get to the AFC Championship. And I don't think it's possible, I guess it could be possible, they could be in Melbourne now. But the idea of having to get on a plane almost immediately after your team loses. And it's about a 24 hour trip to get to Australia from the Eastern Time Zone.

I would assume they have private planes, private jets not sure, do those cross the ocean? That shows you how much I know about private anything. But I don't know the answer to that. They obviously had a lot of stress and a lot of pressure and a lot of emotion in that family. So Jessica Pagula into the quarter finals where she is the highest remaining seed among the women. Because number one and number two were both upset. So Pagula as an American going into the quarter finals at number three. Being the highest female ranked player left. That's an interesting feeling I guess. I still don't really feel like that because I look at the draw and there are still girls who won Wimbledon last year. You have Biko who does really well here. Caroline won the championship. So it doesn't really feel like I'm the highest left even though that's I guess a cool stat.

It feels like there's still a long ways to go to be honest. She is on the court right now. I wish we had it up. Producer Jay told me that it started at 3 a.m. Eastern.

Obviously 3 o'clock Buffalo time, midnight Pacific time. But unfortunately it's only on ESPN Plus. So I don't have the option. Yeah no doubt they do that so that a little bit later on they can show it on TV. And it's then supposed to be catching an audience that hasn't seen it. But she is trailing. And she is going up against an experienced opponent who's dealt with some injuries. Which is why she's not ranked currently or seated currently in the top 20. But Victoria Azarenka is a familiar name in women's tennis.

Does have a ton of experience and success. And she won the first set 6-4 over Jessica and is leading 2-0 in the second set. And for women in the majors you only need to win two sets.

It's not like the men where you have to win three to advance. Pulling for her hoping that she can turn this around. She attempts to reach her first semi.

Because she is hungry to take that next step in elite tennis and in the majors. I definitely want to obviously reach a semi. Will be my first semi. I definitely think, I mean I have a great shot here. I think I'm playing my, probably my all around throughout the whole tournament.

I've been playing the best I have than any of my other grand slam quarter finals. So that I think helps. I think I feel more experienced coming in here. It's always a new day. A new match. And new conditions. New everything.

So you never know how you're really going to feel. But I would say I definitely feel very confident. You know going into this quarter final that I'm playing the best tennis. And I have a very good chance of making a semi. And yeah I'm excited about that. I'm excited about you know trying to get through to that. To get to a semi would be amazing. I can't believe I've made quarters here three years in a row. I mean it's gone by like so fast.

It feels like I was just here last year like doing all of this. So I'm really proud of myself how I've been able to take it one match at a time. USA!

USA! Awesome that she's had the success. And that she feels confident and more comfortable down under on the hard courts. However she is trailing one set to love and then down to love in the second set.

So we'll keep you posted because that will likely be done before we're finished here in the next 90 minutes. Unless she rallies and forces a third set. Let's hope that is the case. So she is one high profile American still alive down under. It's unfortunate that two American men are facing each other in the quarterfinals for a chance to get to the semis.

And there's a couple of really cool stories here. So Tommy Paul we'll hear from him first. He is into the quarterfinals at the Aussie and is a name that you would know if you follow tennis.

He's been around a bit but trying to have a breakthrough appearance in Melbourne. I just learned that I get an extra badge when I come back here next year. So I'm pretty stoked about that.

Yeah. In all seriousness I'm really excited man. It's like you know every person's dream when they start playing tennis to play the big matches at the Slam. So I'm really excited to get out there on Wednesday. And we know that there's going to be an American in the semi.

So I'm really excited for that too. Yeah how about this. Tommy Paul is ranked 35th in the world. Okay so he's had some success. But again he's trying to break through and really capitalize on this opportunity. He is taking on the 89th ranked player in the world who is a 20 year old American. Both of these guys are unseated.

So they're not even ranked high enough to be seated among the best players down under. Ben Shelton. What an awesome story. He's 20 years old. He's a college student at Florida.

Now taking his classes and completing his coursework online while he is traveling. It's his first time out of the United States. And he's into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. It's his first time using a passport you guys. And yet he is into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. What a cool story and what an awesome start for him. I mean he's so early in his career.

This could be a phenomenal kind of springboard for him moving forward in 23. I feel great. It's been a pretty special week for me.

Definitely a lot on my plate. I'm playing my first Grand Slam outside of the United States and starting school this week. It's been a lot but I'm really enjoying it so far.

Isn't that amazing? But how exactly do you balance your schoolwork with your Grand Slam aspirations? No exams yet.

So it's going to get interesting when my exam dates might conflict with some of my matches. But it's been a few assignments here and there. Pretty easy stuff. Yeah.

That's amazing. Good for him. So remember the name. Ben Shelton.

20-year-old college student at the University of Florida. He will take on Tommy Paul in an all-American quarterfinal for a shot in the semis. But how about this? This is pretty crazy. This is the first all-American quarterfinal at a major since 2007. You guys.

2007. That's how long since the Americans have had a dominant presence. Really we've had Marty Fish. We had some Andy Roddick. Those were the two that met in the quarterfinals of a major in 2007.

But the U.S. opened 20 years ago. That's the last time an American male won a major singles title. Andy Roddick.

20 years ago. It's been a long drought. It's been too long for U.S. tennis on the men's side. We've obviously had the Williams sisters, Serena Williams. And there are some good young players in both men's and women's tennis.

We need them to have breakouts. So following this excited. I'm sorry again.

I wish that I could give you or I could tell you what it looks like, how it's going. I can't right now because it's only on ESPN Plus. But I do see the scores are updating. Pegula did win a game in the second set.

But it's still trailing one set and one game now in the second set. So we'll keep you updated as we head through this edition of After Hours. Coming up, your choice for TD of the Week and our defensive player of the week.

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So get started and download the free Odyssey app today. All around. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence. You are listening to the After Hours podcast. It's a touchdown Tuesday on After Hours. Firing for the end zone.

Come on! Touchdown! Touchdown! Takes it himself to the parline. Touchdown!

One man to beat ten. He's gone. They throw to the end zone. Touchdown!

Pay the guy a miss. He's inside the five. He's to the three, two, one.

The center's helping. Into the end zone. Touchdown! To cast your vote for the TD of the Week, head to at After HoursCBS on Twitter.

Or give us a call at 855-212-4227. The Kansas City Chiefs. Tenth play of the drive. 20-17, Chiefs.

7.22 to go in the game. The Holmes. Again, that right ankle is the one that's bothering him.

That's in front of the left. Feet staggered. McKinnon sprints in motion to the near flat.

The Holmes now steps up in the pocket. Throws wide open back to the end zone. Touchdown! Kansas City Marquez Valdes scantling on a six-yard touchdown.

The Philadelphia Eagles. First and goal at the two. High snap.

Give goes to Boston Scott. He pushes forward. He's in for the touchdown.

The giant killer has another one. He just runs under everybody. He's powerful. He's low to the ground. And he has the moves to get the ball into the end zone.

The Cincinnati Bengals. Joe waits for the shotgun snap. He catches.

Pump fakes to the right. Throws to the end zone. It is caught by Hayden Hurst. Touchdown! Bengals. Burroughs sucked the bills in with the pump fake. And Hayden Hurst was wide open at the goal line.

The San Francisco 49ers. Tenth play of the drive. Six runs. Three passes. Two holes for Dallas, as you noted. And here we go.

Looking to get in the end zone for the first time today. And take the lead back. Oscar, Oscar, Oscar McCaffrey goes left.

Evo goes in motion. Right. Purdy out of the shotgun. Kittle and Hughes check her right.

Ayuk the other side. Handoff McCaffrey. Touchdown!

San Francisco! Listen to the noise behind the Niners, of course. Also, there were plenty of Bengals fans in Orchard Park.

It was pretty incredible to hear who dayed chance in Highmark Stadium. The Eagles, clearly, their fans were roaring from the start. And the Chiefs, all about supporting their Chiefs, of course. Well, supporting their players, excuse me.

But also supporting Patrick Mahomes who was out there on one and a half legs. Those are your candidates for TD of the Week. So we're asking you to choose. We're going to give you a second poll. We're going double fisted, baby.

We've got one already about disappointment. Who was the greater disappointment with a divisional round exit? Was it the Bills or the Cowboys? Because the Jaguars and Giants, you know the phrase, playing with house money. But for the most part, they had already exceeded expectations.

Even internally, I would say. Now you expect to win every game when you step on the field. But big picture, we're not supposed to be here. So who suffered the greater disappointment? Because not all disappointment is created equal. So we have that poll up on Twitter, ALawRadio, as well as on our Facebook page.

And you are blowing it up. But we're going to add a second one for TD of the Week. And here's how we did it. We picked one from each game. We actually, and I was hoping for a defensive touchdown this weekend, but we didn't have one. So instead, we've got to choose our defensive player of the week from another part of the game. It doesn't necessarily have to be a scoring opportunity, but it can snuff out the scoring opportunity of your opponent. Allen back to throw on second and five.

Pump fakes. Now he's going to launch it deep downfield. Intercepted by Cam Taylor-Brent. And that is officially coffin nailed.

Bam, bam, bam. Three are left, two are right. Here is Prescott back as time throws out left. Intercepted. Ball got tipped up and taken by Fred Warner. Jimmy Ward tipped the ball. And Fred Warner with the INT.

Pick city, baby. First and 10 at the Philadelphia 49. Pistol formation. Barkley in motion left.

Jones fires it right. It's intercepted by the Eagles at midfield. Now they just baited him, and James Bradbury gets the pick and touchdown at the giant 49. See, that leaves out the Chiefs, and I knew it the second we started that defensive run of highlights. I love those, but we cannot forsake the huge plays that were made at the end of the Chiefs game against the Jaguars.

Okay, so really quickly, let me run through your options for TD of the week. You've got Mitch Holtus on Chiefs radio. That clearly was the return, the culmination. Patrick Mahomes able to throw a touchdown pass despite the fact that he is grimacing, and his offensive linemen are picking him up and trying to carry him from point to point on the field. But yes, he provided a huge spark in returning. So was it a hobbled Patrick Mahomes in throwing a touchdown pass in the second half for the Chiefs?

The Eagles, I mean, they just let Boston Scott, they set him free against the Giants, and he always does his thing. So Meryl Reese on Eagles radio, was that 21-0? Did that make it 21-0?

I lost count after a while, I gotta be honest. Sorry, producer Jay. Jay was probably busy drowning his sorrows. Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham on Bengals radio, man, that Hayden Hurst touchdown throw from Joe that put them up by 14 points in that first quarter, it completed an incredible 11 minutes. Both sides of the ball, overwhelming effort for the Bengals that set the tone in Buffalo. Finally Greg Papa on Niners radio, and yes, Christian McCaffrey capping what was their only touchdown drive of the game. They needed it, it gave them their margin. It also ate a ton of time off the clock, and if you're Brock Purdy, what do you do?

You rely on your veteran weapons, all the guys around you. Then our defensive plays, we had interceptions by the Eagles, by the Bengals, and obviously by the Niners. And to me, the biggest defensive play, and I'm going to give Fred Warner our Defensive Player of the Week. It's sponsored by the Navy Federal Credit Union, who proudly serves the Armed Forces, DOD, the veterans and their families. Their members are the mission.

Learn more at The reason why that Fred Warner interception was so damaging to the Cowboys is because of when and where it occurred. It occurred in the red zone, the Cowboys had worked hard to get into that red zone, and Fred Warner stifles the drive and does it right before they got into the halftime locker room. So it was devastating on multiple accounts. He also had nine tackles in a pass defense. It's after hours, CBS Sports Radio.

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