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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 10, 2021 - 6:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees will get to celebrate his 42nd birthday by preparing for a playoff game that will also feature the one active NFL quarterback older than him. Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New...
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) carries in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 10, 2021 - 4:43 pm
The Latest on wild-card Sunday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST___ 7:42 p.m. Drew Brees thought he scored his first touchdown run in the playoffs but TV replays showed he didn't get the nose of the football across the plane of the goal line before pulling it back on fourth-and-goal. The play was...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates after the Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
January 10, 2021 - 4:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory — and on the road, no less. Combine that with Baltimore smothering 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, and the Ravens look playoff tough. Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more as the...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Washington Football Team, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 09, 2021 - 9:29 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — New team, same swashbuckling playoff success for Tom Brady. Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Washington 31-23 in their NFC wild-card game Saturday night for their first playoff victory since the 2002 season. Brady was critical...
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Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reacts after scoring on a 5-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
January 09, 2021 - 6:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Quietly, Aaron Donald, Jared Goff and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams seethed. They watched less than two weeks ago as the Seattle Seahawks loudly celebrated a division title the Rams felt they gave away. Los Angeles desperately wanted another shot. Behind a lot of Cam Akers...
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Buffalo Bills' Matt Milano (58) and Josh Norman (29) and teammates celebrate after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 27-24. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
January 09, 2021 - 6:09 pm
A quarter-century ago, the Buffalo Bills won a playoff game. Now, they have another victory. They even figured out how to stop a Hail Mary. Buffalo (14-3) snapped an 0-6 postseason skid with a 27-24 victory Saturday against Indianapolis (11-6). The previous playoff win was over Miami on Dec. 30,...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
January 09, 2021 - 4:54 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Colts coach Frank Reich couldn’t manufacture another comeback in Buffalo. Back in Bills Stadium for the playoffs some 28 years after the former backup quarterback rallied Buffalo to overcome the largest deficit in NFL history, Reich could only watch as Indianapolis fell...
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FILE - Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, file photo. Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce are unanimous choices Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 09, 2021 - 4:51 pm
The Latest on wild-card Saturday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): 7:50 p.m. The Los Angeles Rams have taken a commanding 30-13 lead with less than five minutes remaining in their wild card game at Seattle on a Jared Goff-to-Robert Woods 15-yard touchdown pass. The Rams are on the verge of...
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Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs (14) reacts after catching a pass in front of Indianapolis Colts' T.J. Carrie (38) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
January 09, 2021 - 4:16 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Allen and safety Micah Hyde teamed up to make the Buffalo Bills' losing past history. Now do you Bill-ieve? In a season in which the Bills busted numerous slumps, Allen became Buffalo's first starter in a quarter century to win a playoff game. And Hyde...
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January 09, 2021 - 2:07 pm
ESPN's MegaCast treatment during the College Football Playoff is among their most ambitious productions during the year. The network is doubling down though by expanding it to the NFL playoffs. Sunday's NFL wild-card game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans begins the first of two...
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