News, notes & quotes from CBS Sports' "The NFL Today" with James Brown, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason for "Wild Card Weekend" on January 13
This NFL season marks the 40th year of "The NFL Today on CBS"
* Very special delivery to "Grandpa JB"
NFL Today Host James Brown had a very special delivery from his daughter Katrina and son-in-law John last night as he became a grandfather with the birth of Kaela DiAnn Walker, who came into the world weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 ½ inches long.
* Jax-Pats rate
"The NFL on CBS'" coverage of New England's 31-20 win over Jacksonville on Saturday night, Jan. 12 earned an average overnight household rating/share of 20.2/33, up 15% from last year's 17.6/33 for the Indianapolis-Baltimore game on CBS in the metered markets.
This year's 20.2/33 is the highest rating for a Saturday AFC Divisional game since a 20.3/36 on CBS for the overtime game, Pittsburgh-Tennessee, on January 11, 2003. The game rating peaked at 21.9/35 from 10:30-11 p.m., ET.
* Quick Hits
Dan Marino (On Jacksonville vs. New England QB Tom Brady on Saturday night):The Jacksonville defense didn't know whether to sack him or kiss him.
Shannon Sharpe (On Green Bay running back Ryan Grant's tough start):Lambeau Field, it could have been Ryan Grant's Appomattox Courthouse, he could have surrendered but he did not. They stayed with him and he was unbelievable.
* The NFL Today "General Manager" Charley Casserly
(On whether or not Seattle Coach Mike Holmgren will return next season)
Casserly: Mike Holmgren has stated, he told me, that he is going to wait until the season is over, sit down, take a little break and decide if he's going to come back. If he were to retire, then I would look for Jim Mora, Jr. to be the next head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.