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Tight games this weekend, with one upset projected

Aaron, meet Aaron. And Aaron. Aaron Donald, the unanimous All-Pro defensive tackle who owns a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards, certainly hopes to meet fellow All-Pro Aa...

On Football: Defenses rise to task in NFL postseason

The lasting memory of the offenses for Seattle, Tennessee and Chicago this weekend is how offensive they were. Not in a good way. Even in a league where scoring was...

Lamar Jackson gets playoff win, Ravens beat Titans 20-13

Some first steps are far longer than others. Such as what Lamar Jackson achieved Sunday. After two postseason flops, Jackson was his usual dynamic and decisive self...

Bills beat Colts 27-24 for 1st playoff win since 1995

A quarter-century ago, the Buffalo Bills won a playoff game. Now, they have another victory. They even figured out how to stop a Hail Mary. Buffalo (14-3) snapped ...

Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce unanimous AP All-Pro Team choices

Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce are unanimous choices Friday for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. Donald and Kelce swept the votes fr...

Bucs and Browns reach territory Tom Brady visits annually

Let's see: Tom Brady and his six Super Bowl rings versus a 7-9 division winner. Need we say more? Well, yes. Washington's NFC East triumph is nothing to scoff at de...

NFL awards 13 new grants under Inspire Change initiative

The NFL expanded its social Justice initiative Inspire Change on Friday by awarding 13 new grants to nonprofit organizations across the country. The league and teams, who now have co...

No surprise: Peyton Manning a Hall of Fame finalist

Peyton Manning, no surprise, is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2021. The star quarterback, owner of a record five NFL Most Valuable Player awards and...

NFL playoff field: powerhouses, pretenders and a 7-9 team

From the rested in Kansas City and Pittsburgh to the relieved in Cleveland, Chicago and Los Angeles, the field for the Super Bowl chase is set. There are some powerhouses and some pretenders — and a t...

Welcome to the postseason, Cleveland. Cleveland? Yep

Welcome to the postseason, Cleveland. Cleveland? The Browns ended their string of non-playoff seasons on Sunday with a tighter-than-expected 24-22 victory over arch...

A season often in doubt to end on time, no cancellations

During the summer, with baseball just returning from its hiatus and the NHL and NBA scrambling to build “bubbles” to complete their interrupted seasons, many scoffed at the prospect of the NFL going t...

NFL races go down to the wire in AFC South and NFC East

As the calendar turns to 2021, the NFL is experiencing pretty much what it covets. Try two division races, and five wild-card berths out of six still undecided. Not to go unnoticed,...

NFL cites outside influences for recent positive tests

The NFL cites outside influences for the most recent set of positive coronavirus tests, including exposures during the holiday season. There were 21 new confirmed positive tests amon...

Week 17 is a tough chore for picking wins and covers

One of the worst chores in Week 17 in the NFL is figuring out who will go full-out for victory. A few teams have little incentive to play their stars as they prepare for the postsea...

AP source: NFL fines Ravens $250,000 for COVID violations

The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday. The team w...