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Cold weather will play factor

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Josh Boyd isn’t into making a fashion statement, and he doesn’t think he needs to go sleeveless to show off his toughness. All the Packers defensive …


Colts stage historic comeback

INDIANAPOLIS – Chuck Pagano couldn’t believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn’t believe his ears. Colts fans couldn’t believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t believe their incredibly bad …


Brees, Saints ground Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn’t be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints. Graham’s 32-yard …


49ers at Packers

Line: 49ers by 3; Over/under: 45 1/2


Chargers at Bengals

Line: Bengals by 7; Over/under: 46 1/2 Weather: Temperature in the mid-30s then falling, 90 percent chance of rain, sleet and/or snow, moderate wind.


Bengals, Chargers learning the ropes

CINCINNATI – The crowd, the intensity, the feeling that everything was riding on every play. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was overwhelmed by all of it at the start of …


NFL playoffs: Saints at Eagles

Line: Eagles by 2. Over/under: 54 1/2 Weather: Clear, temperature in the mid-20s, light wind.


NFL playoffs: Chiefs at Colts

Line: Colts by 1. Over/under: 46 1/2 Weather: Dome.


Colts try to tamp down pressure for Chiefs game

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts coach Chuck Pagano has kept it loose all week. He’s been cracking jokes, encouraging laughter and trying to put football in perspective. He does not want today’s …


Brees, Foles share history

PHILADELPHIA – Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to the Texas state championship, Nick Foles came along and broke many of his passing records but couldn’t deliver …


NFL playoff schedule

Playoff glance Wild-card round


Playoffs set after final outcomes

The Eagles and Packers went on the road Sunday and headed home with playoff berths. Philadelphia completed a big turnaround under new coach Chip Kelly by beating Dallas 24-22 to …


NFL notes: More records for Manning

Peyton Manning set the NFL record for most yards passing in a season and helped make the Denver Broncos the highest-scoring team in league history. Manning threw for 266 yards …


NFL playoff field complete

LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles took the last NFL playoff position in the final game of the regular season.


Harbaughs lead Ravens, 49ers into Super Bowl matchup

ATLANTA – The clutch quarterback. The genius coach. The big-play defense. The San Francisco 49ers are ready to start a new dynasty with a familiar formula.


Baltimore shuts down Brady, Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Oh, brother! John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the …


Pats, 49ers conference-title favorites

One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one – at least to one of the teams. For the second straight year in the AFC, the New England …


Repeat victory for Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is so good at this playoff thing he seems to be going for a championship every year. He gets another chance to lead the Patriots …


Lynch continues to carry load for Seahawks

Seattle needed all of Marshawn Lynch’s 132 yards rushing, and especially his 27-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, to dispatch the Washington Redskins on Sunday.


Seahawks face a dose of reality

Instead of reveling in shaking 29 years of postseason road futility and completely looking ahead to another cross-country trip, Pete Carroll was left waiting Monday for the results of an …


Rookie QB calmly leads Hawks to win

LANDOVER, Md. – Down 14 points at the stomping feet of the largest playoff crowd in the football history of the nation’s capital, while attempting to do something a Seattle …


Ravens extend Lewis’ ride

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens wanted one long final ride for Ray Lewis. They also wanted Denver. They got it.


Seahawks rally past Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another …


Texans beat Bengals in NFL wild-card playoffs

HOUSTON – J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second …


AFC playoff teams settled, NFC up in air

One year after putting together the NFL’s worst record, the Indianapolis Colts are headed to the playoffs. Joining them on Sunday were the Cincinnati Bengals, finishing out the field in …


49ers’ Williams receives social media threats

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Kyle Williams is ignoring the barrage of hateful, hurtful, even threatening comments he has received via social media in the aftermath of his ill-timed fumble that …


Tynes’ OT field goal sends Giants to Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO – The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road. And with Lawrence Tynes’ foot.


Giants, Patriots meet again

A Super Sequel. Four years after New York stunned previously undefeated New England in the Arizona desert, the Patriots and Giants are going at it again at the Super Bowl …


NFL playoff-surviving franchises part of great conference title games

From the Ice Bowl to The Grab, NFL lore is filled with nicknames for its classic playoff games. In between the Packers’ frigid 21-17 NFL championship win over the Cowboys …


Past playoff rivals 49ers, Giants meet again today

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants boasted a physical, intimidating defense with athletic linebackers and stout linemen capable of stifling the NFL’s most productive offenses. San Francisco featured a high-powered passing …