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Playoff-bound Chiefs blow out rival Broncos

Dec 26, 2016

Playoff-bound Chiefs blow out rival Broncos

The Kansas City Chiefs knew before kickoff against Denver that they were going to the playoffs. They proceeded to play as if they have much bigger goals. Travis Kelce hauled in 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, Tyreek Hill added a 70-yard ...

Steelers edge Ravens to clinch AFC North

Dec 26, 2016

Steelers edge Ravens to clinch AFC North

With the clock ticking and a season filled with promise evaporating, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned to his left and put the AFC North title in the hands of Antonio Brown. The star wide receiver caught the ball at the Baltimore ...

Emotional Browns win to avoid 0-16 year

Dec 25, 2016

Emotional Browns win to avoid 0-16 year

For the first time, Hue Jackson stood in front of the Browns as a winner. Through the injuries, the losses, the negativity and the late-night jokes, his team had stuck together. And as the Browns huddled around him in the postgame locker room, Cleveland’s ...

Raiders beat Colts, lose Carr to injury

Dec 25, 2016

Raiders beat Colts, lose Carr to injury

As Derek Carr fell to the turf with a broken leg, a celebratory day in Oakland immediately turned somber. The Raiders had suffered their most significant loss of the season. Carr broke a bone in his right leg in the fourth quarter of the ...

Dec 24, 2016

Jets coach Bowles out with illness

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles was hospitalized Friday with what the team called an “undisclosed illness,” and he did not travel for the game against the New England Patriots on Saturday. In a statement posted on the team’s website, the Jets said Bowles ...

Dec 23, 2016

Giants' Beckham fined for unapproved cleats, sources say

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined $18,000 by the NFL for wearing unapproved cleats against Detroit, two people familiar with the fine told The Associated Press. Beckham wore cleats honoring the late broadcaster Craig Sager, who lost his lengthy battle ...

Eagles make Giants wait to clinch spot in playoffs

Dec 23, 2016

Eagles make Giants wait to clinch spot in playoffs

The New York Giants will have to wait a while to make the playoffs. Malcolm Jenkins had the second two-interception game of his eight-year career, returning one for a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles snapped a five-game slide by beating the Giants 24-19 on ...

Giants aiming to clinch spot in Philly

Dec 22, 2016

Giants aiming to clinch spot in Philly

All the New York Giants have to do to secure a playoff berth is beat a struggling division rival headed nowhere. That’s no simple task in front of a hostile crowd and a national audience. There’s plenty at stake when the Giants (10-4) visit ...

Resurgent Raiders lead Pro Bowl picks

Dec 21, 2016

Resurgent Raiders lead Pro Bowl picks

After more than a decade as the NFL’s black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl. The resurgent Raiders lead the league with seven players selected for next month’s all-star game. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver ...

Panthers get past Redskins

Dec 20, 2016

Panthers get past Redskins

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins had their easiest path to the playoffs in front of them and they gave it away with another Monday night flop. Cousins threw an interception and lost a fumble near his goal line, and the Redskins lost control ...