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Column: Top 4 scoring machines power into championship games

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The big boys showed up this weekend and showed those usurpers from the wild-card round how it’s done. The top two…

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Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl. Using a dominant…

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Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday night, confirming multiple reports…

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Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — Philip Rivers has come up empty against Tom Brady every time. He gets another shot next weekend. Rivers directed the Los Angeles…

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Cowboys, Seahawks figure to focus on runs of Elliott, Carson

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott won his second NFL rushing title in three seasons for a Dallas offense that has been defined by the…

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Saints, Rams, Bears highlight top 3 in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through the Big Easy. Though the Saints’ path to get…

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Big NFL Week 16 of inter-conference matchups

For inter-conference matchups in the penultimate week of the season, the NFL couldn’t have done much better. Pittsburgh at New Orleans, Houston at Philadelphia, Kansas…

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NFL suspends Patriots’ Gordon for substance abuse violation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely Thursday by the NFL for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after…

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Pro Bowl Teams announced

The 2019 Pro Bowl takes place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.  Check out the position-by-position and team-by-team rosters…

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NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential…

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Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention. They…

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Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to use the word “crossroads.” He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with…

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Rejoice: Thursday night games end with a special matchup

For those fans who dislike Thursday night football, rejoice that this week is the final game of the season on such short rest. Also rejoice…

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Texans atop the whole AFC? It could happen

Here’s a crazy thought: The Houston Texanswith home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Yep, the team that began the season 0-3 just might sneak past…

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Jaguars-Titans should be a defensive standoff

Jacksonville won the AFC South and Tennessee earned a wild-card playoff berth out of the division last season. Now, they get the prime-time spotlight on…

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