NFL Playoffs

New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Banjo (31) celebrates a defensive stop in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
December 23, 2018 - 10:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees found a receiver who hadn't played most of the season to sustain a late touchdown drive. The Saints' defense found a way to force two fumbles in the fourth quarter. And New Orleans' punt-return unit stopped a fake punt less than a yard short of a conversion that might...
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers (80) scores a winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
December 23, 2018 - 8:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck took one peek at the New York Giants' defense and changed the call. Instead of trying to force the late run coach Frank Reich wanted, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback asked T.Y. Hilton to go up the field with the defenders and Chester Rogers to slide underneath...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with official Jeff Bergman during the first half of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 16 (All times Eastern). 7:15 p.m. The Chicago Bears have wrapped up a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears improved to 11-4 and handed 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan his first loss in December as head coach. Coming into today, Shanahan was 7-0 in December games...
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Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton (80) falls forward in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback D.J. Reed Jr. during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw one touchdown pass, Jordan Howard ran for another score and the Chicago Bears survived a fight and a late fumble to earn their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Danny Trevathan made a key interception in the...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speak at midfield after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the locker room as Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's 35-yard...
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December 23, 2018 - 11:44 am
It's Week 16 of the NFL schedule, which always means several teams can secure playoff berths. New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago and the Los Angeles Chargers already have qualified. New England wins its 10th successive AFC East title with a victory or tie at home against Buffalo, or Miami losing or...
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Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews runs for a touchdown past Los Angeles Chargers strong safety Jahleel Addae during the second half in an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 23, 2018 - 2:12 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years. The resurgent Ravens continued their late push with a 22-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday behind Lamar Jackson's first 200-yard...
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Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates with teammates after Byard intercepted a pass against the Washington Redskins late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 25-16. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 22, 2018 - 9:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally have a victory in a game where quarterback Marcus Mariota left injured, and Blaine Gabbert did much more than just win. Gabbert kept the Titans' playoff hopes alive. The veteran threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) flips the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. Mahomes is one of 29 first-time Pro Bowlers expected to play the game on Jan. 27 in Orlando. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)
December 21, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Patrick Mahomes has dazzled NFL audiences with no-look passes, left-handed throws and stellar performances in just his first full season as a starter. The dynamic Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) leading the AFC and he's already earning top honors. Mahomes barely squeaked past Drew Brees...
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New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
December 17, 2018 - 11:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton, and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. The Saints' defense, which has been among the best in the league the last six weeks, held...
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