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N.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Eagles or Vikings?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:44:56 GMT

Chris Long and other members of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their win over the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round by wearing dog masks to celebrate having overcome being labeled as underdogs.Neither team has the quarterback they expected leading them, but the Eagles and Vikings have reached the conference championship just the same.


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A.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Patriots or Jaguars?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:43:52 GMT

Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville defense can shut down even the most potent offense, but can Blake Bortles and the Jaguars’ offense live up to the same standard.Jacksonville was not expected to be here. New England always seems to be here. But the Jaguars’ defense gives them a chance in any game they play.


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Giants Focus Coaching Search on Pat Shurmur

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:15:16 GMT

Pat Shurmur is headed to the N.F.C. title game as the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, but he is the focus of the Giants’ search for a new head coach.Shurmur, the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, cannot be offered a job until Minnesota’s season ends, but he is the leading candidate to take over the Giants.


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A Pass. A Catch. A Missed Tackle. What Went Wrong for the Saints?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:58:10 GMT

Saints safety Marcus Williams missed a tackle against Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs in the closing seconds of their N.F.L. playoff game.It is a play that will haunt the Saints and their fans for a long time.


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Vikings 29, Saints 24 | Divisional Round: Vikings Shock Saints on Stefon Diggs’s Last-Second Touchdown

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:10:17 GMT

The Vikings’ Stefon Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown in the closing seconds to beat the Saints.The Vikings gave up a 17-0 lead before Case Keenum found Diggs open on the final play of the game.


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On Pro Football: Jaguars Upset Steelers, Continuing an N.F.L. Season of Surprise

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:08:50 GMT

Leonard Fournette rushing for an 18-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Fournette had three touchdowns on Sunday.Few could have predicted that once-hapless Jacksonville could stop the mighty Steelers from reaching the A.F.C. title game. Few, that is, outside of the Jaguars’ organization.


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On Pro Football: Without a Word, Bill Belichick Can Say a Lot

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:32:49 GMT

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, in keeping with a habit, roamed the sideline alone for much of Saturday’s playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.The Patriots coach is capable of finding shrewd ways to motivate his team.


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On Pro Football: Vikings’ Case Keenum Isn’t a Star, but He Is Playing Like One

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:56:32 GMT

Case Keenum led the Vikings to the N.F.C. North title and a No. 2 seeding in the playoffs. Minnesota hosts New Orleans in the divisional round on Sunday.Pressed into duty all season because of Sam Bradford’s injury, the undrafted and unheralded quarterback has led his team to the divisional playoffs.


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Patriots 35, Titans 14: Patriots Rout the Titans to Reach Their 7th Straight A.F.C. Title Game

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:36:17 GMT

Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns Saturday. It was his 10th postseason game with at least that many, which moved him past Joe Montana for the most in N.F.L. history.Tom Brady passed a milestone — Joe Montana — by throwing for three touchdowns.


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Eagles 15, Falcons 10: Eagles Hold On Against the Falcons to Reach the N.F.C. Title Game

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:21:36 GMT

The Eagles’ Brandon Graham tackling Devonta Freeman of the Falcons. The Philadelphia defense stopped Atlanta near the goal line to clinch the win.


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Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:35:33 GMT

Keith Jackson in 1999. He prided himself on being concise and was loath to steal the spotlight from the football players.Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.


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He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:54:04 GMT

Garrett Webster, 33, and his mother, Pam, the ex-wife of the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, are battling to be included in a $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement.Mike Webster, who died in 2002, was the first N.F.L. player to receive a diagnosis of C.T.E., but his family has been left out of the $1 billion concussion settlement so far.


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Tom Coughlin’s Return Coincides With Jacksonville’s Revival

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:29:37 GMT

Tom Coughlin, the first coach of the Jacksonville franchise, rejoined the team this season as head of football operations. The Jaguars will face the Steelers on Sunday in the divisional-round playoffs.Let go by the Giants as he neared his 70th birthday, he got a chance to help build another championship team with the Jaguars this season. He took it.


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N.F.L. Playoffs: Eagles Are a Rare Top-Seeded Underdog

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:25 GMT

Nick Foles, right, is filling in for Carson Wentz, left, as the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. The team is 2-1 under Foles, but their offense has deteriorated significantly.Philadelphia was once a Super Bowl favorite, but Nick Foles’ poor play at quarterback has them expected to lose at home in the divisional round.


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On Pro Football: Tom Brady’s Midlife Crisis

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:28:55 GMT

After a week of off-field distractions, Tom Brady and the Patriots will open the playoff against Tennessee on Saturday night.With a book, a website and a new documentary series, an all-business All-Pro seems to be pivoting toward a post-football life.


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