NFL football

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) and defensive end Frank Clark (55) tackle Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 19, 2020 - 1:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones active for the AFC championship game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after he missed their divisional-round win over the Houston Texans with a calf injury. Jones did not practice until Friday, when he...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field after the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and LSU in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department said Saturday, Jan 18, 2020, that a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Beckham has been rescinded. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 18, 2020 - 5:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday. The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs to a drill during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 18, 2020 - 2:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing that most NFL defensive coordinators prioritize is stopping the run, even in this modern pass-happy era, because that tends to make the opposing offense one-dimensional and typically leads to overall success. For the Kansas City Chiefs, stopping the run in...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates after the 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 18, 2020 - 12:37 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that's been done only once before in the Super Bowl era. With a victory in the NFC championship game at home on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the Niners will become the second team in NFL...
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El quarterback de los Chiefs de Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes, festeja la victoria sobre los Texans de Houston, en el encuentro divisional de playoffs, disputado el domingo 12 de enero de 2020 (AP Foto/Charlie Riedel)
January 18, 2020 - 12:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It's an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet when his Kansas City Chiefs faced a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
January 17, 2020 - 10:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator...
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Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 17, 2020 - 6:30 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne became Clemson's all-time...
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Tennessee Titans players gather during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 17, 2020 - 6:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have found a way to fix the NFL's worst field goal unit: Ignore the kicker and just score touchdowns. The Titans went a measly 8 of 18 on field-goal attempts during the regular season, easily the league's worst making only 44.4%. Greg Joseph, their fifth...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of the best at their jobs will meet once again in the NFC championship game when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers must decide how much to challenge San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 17, 2020 - 6:03 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week in a...
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Graphic shows AFC and NFC team matchups and predicts outcome in conference playoff action;
January 17, 2020 - 1:23 pm
Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences's top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (also 14-3) by 7 1-2 points. In the AFC, it's the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem to be more...
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