NFL Playoffs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass as he is pressured by Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
October 07, 2020 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Tom Brady in the offseason hoping the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback could help them end a 12-year playoff drought and capture the biggest prize of all. They're off to a good start. The Buccaneers come into their matchup against the Chicago...
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Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, center, gives signals from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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October 05, 2020 - 9:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had faith that coach Bill O'Brien was the man to lead them to their first championship. So much faith in fact that they made the unusual move of making him the team's general manager this off-season, too. But O'Brien didn't perform well in either role, leading to...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson directs the practice during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)
September 29, 2020 - 2:43 am
Doug Pederson is having second thoughts about playing for the tie, but he might end up thankful he didn’t risk falling to 0-3 by going for it on fourth-and-long or trying the long field goal. The Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime...
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Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 21, 2020 - 2:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the consciousness. It was an unstoppable wave of misery, disgust and gagging at the most inopportune times, all wrapped up in...
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This rendering provided by MKSK shows the design planned for the NFL dedicated Centennial Plaza in downtown Canton, Ohio. Centennial Plaza, developed with the help of $12 million in funding from the citizens and businesses of Canton, will occupy a two-acre city block formerly known as Market Square. (Courtesy of MKSK/Pro Football Hall of Fame via AP)
September 18, 2020 - 2:59 pm
It was going to be the “greatest gathering in football ever.” And then the coronavirus pandemic swept across America. David Baker, president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, makes that assessment of the planned 100th birthday celebration for the NFL. The league was born on Sept. 17, 1920,...
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Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
September 14, 2020 - 9:31 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got first-time...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice in Tampa, Fla. In the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL annals, during one of the most anticipated openers the league has seen _ though it won't be seen by fans at Raymond James Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic _ Brady makes his Buccaneers debut against that youngster Drew Brees and the Saints. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 12, 2020 - 12:56 pm
Life at 40. Well, 41 and 43. How sweet it can be. In the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL annals, during one of the most anticipated openers the league has seen — though it won't be seen by fans at the Superdome because of the coronavirus pandemic — Tom Brady makes his Buccaneers debut...
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Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs opened the stadium to 5,000 season ticket holders to watch practice as the team plans to open the regular season with a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent of normal attendance. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 09, 2020 - 2:24 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with assistant coach Jon Embree during NFL football practice in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)
September 09, 2020 - 3:06 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The idea a year ago that the San Francisco 49ers would win the NFC West following a three-year stretch of winning just 12 games combined seemed far-fetched. Maybe it shouldn’t have considering how often teams go from also-rans to division champs in the span of a year in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Four years after Kaepernick spoke out against racism and eventually lost his job for peacefully protesting, the NFL supports his fight and now encourages players to stand up for racial equality and social justice.(AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
September 08, 2020 - 3:06 pm
Four years later, the NFL admitted it was wrong and said it now supports Colin Kaepernick in his fight against racial injustice, encouraging players to take a stand - or a knee - for the cause. What happens next? The league’s 101st season kicks off Thursday night, when the Super Bowl champion...
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