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 - 5:34 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 quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown by running back Alvin Kamara, not pictured, in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The Saints won 31-28, clinching the top seed for the NFC and home field advantage for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 26, 2018 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through the Big Easy. Though the Saints' path to get to Atlanta could be challenging: The top three teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll are all from the NFC. The Saints received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting...
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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 - 10:40 am
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 - 10:10 am
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 - 1:23 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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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 38-31. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
December 24, 2018 - 11:40 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had a chance to wrap up a third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with two weeks to go, only to watch Philip Rivers lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in a comeback. The Chiefs got a do-over Sunday...
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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 23, 2018 - 10:38 pm
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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Philadelphia Eagles' Dallas Goedert (88) pulls in a pass against Houston Texans' Justin Reid (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 23, 2018 - 8:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles ran back onto the field after a hard shot knocked him out for a play and the crowd roared, seemingly knowing he was about to do it again. Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired after Foles led the offense into position and the Philadelphia Eagles...
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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 - 7:26 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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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) gestures to fans after an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 6:08 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominant defense behind him, Mitchell Trubisky knows the Chicago Bears' offense doesn't have to do too much to keep winning. That formula has the Bears heading into the season finale with a chance to earn a first-round playoff bye. Trubisky threw one TD pass and...
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