NFL Playoffs

Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson scores against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 13, 2019 - 12:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With 1 yard between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas end zone on fourth down midway through in the fourth quarter, Sean McVay decided to go straight ahead. No clever plays for this high-flying offense. No elaborate schemes from their inventive coach. C.J. Anderson ran directly...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates a touchdown with running back Damien Williams (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 12, 2019 - 8:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had heard the chorus of critics all season long, the ones that claimed their sieve-like line and shaky backfield would spoil young superstar Patrick Mahomes and cost them a chance to chase their first Super Bowl appearance in decades. Well,...
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Kyle Haraugh, of NFL Films, clears snow from a camera location at Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 12, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL divisional playoff game. The storm moved into Kansas...
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Kyle Haraugh, of NFL Films, clears snow from a camera location at Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 12, 2019 - 5:07 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid was summoned to the corner of Arrowhead Stadium during Saturday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts to get fans to stop throwing snowballs on the field. Reid wasn't happy about it, either. The officials called him over from the Kansas City...
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FILE - At left, in a Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. At right , also in a Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Colts play the Chiefs in a divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
January 12, 2019 - 1:33 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs have every reason to believe they're due. Four times the teams have met in...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins associate head coach/special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi gestures as he speaks after an NFL football practice, in Davie, Fla. Rizzi is the fifth candidate to interview for their head coaching job. Rizzi joined the Miami staff in 2009 and has won the endorsement of such current and former Dolphins as Jason Taylor, Brian Hartline, Kiko Alonso and Kenyan Drake. He has been special teams coordinator since 2011 and has also been associate head coach since 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 11, 2019 - 5:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are turning to their AFC East nemesis for help. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist in the Dolphins' coaching search, a person familiar with the decision said Friday, and they're expected to offer him the job when his team's postseason...
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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians smiles as he is introduced during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 10, 2019 - 6:11 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's bid to lure Bruce Arians out of retirement and back to the NFL included a pitch from baseball manager Joe Maddon. The 66-year-old coach grew up in York, Pennsylvania, not far from Maddon's hometown of Hazelton. He and the Chicago Cubs skipper have grown close since...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley, left, and Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott, right, swap jerseys after an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. Gurley is a big football fan, and Elliott is one of his favorite players. The good feelings are mutual heading into the Cowboys' playoff visit to the Rams and a showdown between the NFL's two premiere running backs. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:58 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan. Gurley won't be watching the Los Angeles Rams' playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys from his...
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Philadelphia Eagles players celebrate after Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey misses a field goal in the final minute during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. The Eagles won 16-15. (AP Photo/David Banks)
January 07, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Parkey got an excuse he probably won't use. Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal in the final seconds that gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 16-15 upset win over the Chicago Bears in Sunday's wild-card playoff game was officially ruled a block by the NFL. Video showed...
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Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) watches as he misses a field goal in the final minute during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. The Eagles won 16-15. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
The NFL's strong regular season of TV ratings continued into its opening weekend of the postseason. The league said on Monday that there was an average of 28.4 million viewers for the four wild-card round games, which is a 12 percent increase over last year. The Philadelphia Eagles game against the...
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