NFL Playoffs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passes under pressure in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 29, 2019 - 8:02 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t last season’s “Miami Miracle” loss. But the Patriots' latest setback could wind up affecting their prospects of repeating as Super Bowl champions. The Dolphins dropped New England into the wild-card playoff round when Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed a 5-yard touchdown...
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Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace (39) is carted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
December 29, 2019 - 7:37 pm
The Kansas City Chiefs will hope for good news about their depleted secondary during their first-round playoff bye week. Safety Juan Thornhill suffered a knee injury in Kansas City's victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers, which coupled with New England's loss to Miami gave the Chiefs the No...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 29, 2019 - 6:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Vrabel's playoff debut as a head coach will come against the team he helped to three Super Bowl titles as player. But don't expect the gruff second-year coach of the Tennessee Titans to reminisce about his time with the New England Patriots as next weekend's game approaches. “I’...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Josh Perkins (81) scores a touchdown in front of New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker (27) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 29, 2019 - 6:41 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Wearing green "The East Is Not Enough" T-shirts and division champion baseball caps, the Philadelphia Eagles showed off their dance moves in the visiting locker room. A group of backups, reserves and former practice squad players helped the team secure a playoff berth...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, left, watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
December 29, 2019 - 5:17 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Freddie Kitchens after a disheartening season that didn't come close to meeting expectations. Kitchens was let go Sunday night, just hours after the Browns were beaten by the lowly Cincinnati Bengals (2-14) to finish 6-10 and miss the...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) delivers a touchdown pass to running back Ezekiel Elliott during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 29, 2019 - 4:50 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes to help Dallas beat Washington 47-16 on Sunday, a win rendered meaningless when the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs by Philadelphia's victory over the New York Giants. The Cowboys (8-8) lost control of their playoff fate...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 29, 2019 - 4:50 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Slogging through the rain without several notable stars and with very little at stake, the Baltimore Ravens relied on a strong defensive performance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-10 Sunday and finish the regular season riding a 12-game winning streak. Baltimore's first...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Josh Perkins (81) celebrates a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 29, 2019 - 4:47 pm
The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:45 p.m. The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East and a playoff berth after a hard-fought 34-17 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. The game was tied late in the third quarter, but the Eagles pulled away with 17 straight points in the...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 29, 2019 - 12:45 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The matchup is set for a tantalizing College Football Playoff national championship game. On one side, defending champ Clemson, with its 29-game winning streak. On the other, unbeaten and No. 1 LSU, with its record-setting offense and Heisman Trophy winner. But first, we...
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) carries the ball in an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in Dallas. The Bills defeated the Cowboys 26-15. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Jason Witten returned for a club-record 16th season with Dallas after a year in retirement as a broadcaster in part because the tight end thought the Cowboys could make a Super Bowl run. Now that they’ve lost control of their playoff fate with a game remaining in a disappointing season, Witten has...
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