NFL Playoffs

File-This Dec. 23, 2018, file photo shows Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrating a game-winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis. Advantage Luck in this rivalry: he is 10-0 in his career starts vs. the Titans. He could become the only player since 1970 with an 11-0 mark against one team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 27, 2018 - 7:34 pm
In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a...
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during an NFL football game in New Orleans on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. New Orleans won, 31-28. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn't see the point in it...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 25, 2018 - 12:10 pm
Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it. Already in are NFC division winners Dallas (East), New Orleans (South...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 24, 2018 - 4:46 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin is one of the few still on the Seattle Seahawks roster who has hung around long enough to give an accurate and comprehensive read on coach Pete Carroll — who received a three-year contract extension Monday. After being with Carroll for eight of his nine seasons in...
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Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs as quarterback Russell Wilson, right, pushes during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 24, 2018 - 12:38 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Doubted before the season began, questioned even more after a 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks are back where they've spent most seasons since Pete Carroll arrived. The Seahawks are in the playoffs and perhaps as the type of opponent no one would like to see in the postseason. "You...
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New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Banjo (31) celebrates a defensive stop in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
December 23, 2018 - 9:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees found a receiver who hadn't played most of the season to sustain a late touchdown drive. The Saints' defense found a way to force two fumbles in the fourth quarter. And New Orleans' punt-return unit stopped a fake punt less than a yard short of a conversion that might...
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers (80) scores a winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
December 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck took one peek at the New York Giants' defense and changed the call. Instead of trying to force the late run coach Frank Reich wanted, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback asked T.Y. Hilton to go up the field with the defenders and Chester Rogers to slide underneath...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with official Jeff Bergman during the first half of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 6:22 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 16 (All times Eastern). 7:15 p.m. The Chicago Bears have wrapped up a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears improved to 11-4 and handed 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan his first loss in December as head coach. Coming into today, Shanahan was 7-0 in December games...
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Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton (80) falls forward in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback D.J. Reed Jr. during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 6:20 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw one touchdown pass, Jordan Howard ran for another score and the Chicago Bears survived a fight and a late fumble to earn their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Danny Trevathan made a key interception in the...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speak at midfield after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the locker room as Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's 35-yard...
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