1/14 Arizona Cardinals news: McCoy and Horton, playoff results

Dustin Bradford

The links to start off your week after a weekend of playoff football

The playoffs were great this weekend and we are a week closer to the Super Bowl. For the Arizona Cardinals, this means a week closer to next season. They still have a lot left to do, as they have a head coaching position to fill still. reports are that Ray Horton and Mike McCoy are the favorites to get the job.

Here are the links of the day. They are light on the Cardinals, but there is NFL news to read as well.

Cardinals:

Arizona Cardinals' coaching search remains quiet
There was no news of more interviews, although one of their candidates, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, is drawing interest from an additional team.

Cardinals could be trying to land McCoy, keep Horton | ProFootballTalk
As the Cardinals were wrapping up a horrendous regular season, there was a sense that the Cardinals would fire coach Ken Whisenhunt in part to ensure that defensive coordinator Ray Horton would be retained, via a promotion.

Horton hopes to hear more about his status by Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
Amid reports that the Cardinals hope to hire Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to be Arizona's latest head coach and to keep Ray Horton as the team's defensive coordinator, that plan is news to Horton.

NFL:

Eagles coaching rumors: Brian Billick a leading candidate - Bleeding Green Nation
This current Eagles coaching search may be the most exhaustive in league history. When the Eagles said they would "leave no stone unturned" they were not kidding. Ruben Frank is reporting that the...

Seahawks vs. Falcons 2013, NFL Playoffs: Last-second kick sends Atlanta to the NFC Championship - SBNation.com
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Texans vs. Patriots 2013, NFL Playoffs: New England rides offense back to AFC Championship - SBNation.com
In a virtual repeat of a regular season meeting, the Patriots used a heaping helping of offense to cruise past the Houston Texans. This time, it punched New England's ticket for a return trip to the AFC Championship game.

2013 NFL playoffs schedule: Conference championship matchups set - SBNation.com
Only four teams are left standing, and next week's games will determine who will be playing in Super Bowl XVII. See who will be playing in the conference championship games next Sunday.

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