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Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

NFC Divisional Round: Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

The Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys are meeting under the Hollywood spotlight on Saturday night for a trip to the NFC championship game.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

AFC Divisional Round: Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history against nemesis Colts

The Chiefs have never beaten Indianapolis in four tries in the playoffs.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Eagles upset Bears in wild NFL wild-card game

Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Chargers build big lead, hold off Ravens

The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Lament, regret after Seahawks ousted early from playoffs

Now that it’s over, Russell Wilson’s belief in the comparison of where the Seattle Seahawks were during his rookie season in 2012 and this season has only grown stronger. Seattle …


Ravens win AFC North; Eagles, Colts get wild cards

The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help …


Larry Stone: Don’t worry, Seahawks will be ready – and better – for Dallas

It was a fret-fest practically from the start, a sloppy affair in which the Seahawks managed to puncture the giddy air of optimism that had prevailed since the Kansas City …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Saints clinch NFC top spot; Patriots, Cowboys win divisions

The Patriots clinched their 10th straight division title Sunday when they beat Buffalo 24-12. They got an added bonus when Houston fell at Philadelphia 32-30 to drop out of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Seahawks 3-game streak is fueling a push to playoff berth

Seattle is in command of one of the wild-card spots in the NFC and its hopes were strengthened by Carolina and Minnesota suffering losses.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota …


Government shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference …


Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

Two of the league’s elite defenses go at it Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the conference title game. “They have a great defense, …


Jaguars don’t fear Patriots’ history in AFC title matchup

The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog. The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback’s injured throwing hand. Plenty of intrigue …


Stefon Diggs erased decades of Minnesota Vikings heartache

An exceptional medley of great awareness, terrific balance and deft reflexes allowed Stefon Diggs to ad lib and seize both the ball and the moment in the Vikings’ demon-exorcising “Minneapolis …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars ride offense, swagger to AFC title game

The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t faced the New England Patriots in a game that matters in more than two years. That’s OK. They know a pretty good place to go to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans Saints on final play

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory …


Patriots beat Titans 35-14, head back to AFC title game

Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Eagles use goalline stand, Jake Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

Philadelphia’s defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 Saturday to …


Drew Brees vs. Case Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings?

Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans offense onto the field at Minnesota and commence the 13th postseason game of his stellar career, already armed with seven such victories and …


Jaguars surging, Steelers wary in high-stakes rematch

Ben Roethlisberger insists he’s not out for revenge in the rematch on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in the divisional round with a …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Drew Brees, defensive stand help Saints survive Panthers, 31-26

Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina’s late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game …


Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly, sometimes unwatchable game

Blake Bortles put together one decent drive all day, doing as much with his legs as his arm, and the defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars eked out an ugly and sometimes unwatchable …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Matt Ryan leads Falcons’ 26-13 playoff win over upstart L.A. Rams

Matt Ryan passed for 218 yards and hit Julio Jones for an 8-yard touchdown with 5:48 to play, and the defending NFC champion Falcons advanced from the wild-card round with …


Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs

Marcus Mariota did everything to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing two touchdown passes, running for crucial first downs and providing the spark needed to rally from a …


Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers

Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him from playing in Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones says he felt a “snag” in last week’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Packers’ Davante Adams may be game-time decision on Sunday

The Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams says he may not know until warmups on Sunday whether he’ll be able to play in the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. …


Leaky pass defenses to be tested when Packers meet Falcons

Leaky pass defenses will surely be tested when the Green Bay Packers meet the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game. The Packers face another worrisome injury in their secondary …


Ben Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Tom Brady’s “gold standard”

Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the “gold standard” of NFL quarterbacks. It’s a club Roethlisberger doesn’t include himself in, though he’ll get a chance to taking perhaps the last step …


Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount’s friendship transcends abrupt exit

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount’s abrupt exit with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut …