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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:04:32 GMTThe Patriots’ Brandon King, center, celebrated a victory over the Steelers on Sunday that was never really in doubt.The average margin of victory in these playoffs has been 15.7 points, the largest in 14 years.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:50:28 GMTPatriots wide receiver Chris Hogan caught two of Tom Brady’s three touchdown passes on Sunday, including a 16-yard score in the first quarter.Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns to vanquish visiting Pittsburgh and lead New England to the Super Bowl for the seventh time.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:56:18 GMTAtlanta quarterback Matt Ryan with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson after a Falcons touchdown in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.Atlanta led by 24-0 at halftime, and quarterback Matt Ryan shredded the Green Bay defense for 392 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:29:04 GMTReceiver Mohamed Sanu catching a touchdown pass in the Falcons’ divisional-round playoff game against the Seahawks on Jan. 14. He received a fee in exchange for a share of his future earnings to allow his stock to be traded on an exchange.Sanu is among the N.F.L. players for whom stocks are traded on an exchange, and his shares could get a bump from his Super Bowl appearance.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:39:30 GMTRaymond and Myra Turner, the parents of Kevin Turner, a former N.F.L. player who was a main plaintiff in a class-action suit claiming the league hid the cognitive dangers of the game.They will tune into the N.F.L. playoffs Sunday, even though their son, an N.F.L. player for eight seasons, died after battling a disease linked to head trauma.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:09:15 GMTFalcons quarterback Matt Ryan honed his skills and style during summer pickup games with his family in North Wildwood, N.J.An unassuming figure off the field, Ryan finds his competitive fire on it, even if the setting is a New Jersey park for a pickup game against family members.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:18:18 GMTThe Jets owner Woody Johnson, above, one of President Trump’s oldest friends, was chosen on Thursday to be his ambassador to Britain.Somebody else will have to run the team’s day-to-day operations and serve on N.F.L. committees while the Jets owner is ambassador to Britain.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:34:50 GMTVic Beasley Jr. of Atlanta Falcons, the N.F.L. sacks leader, took down Drew Brees of New Orleans on Jan. 1 in Atlanta.Three of the quarterbacks in Sunday’s conference championship games have Super Bowl rings and the fourth is a leading candidate for Most Valuable Player.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:19:36 GMTWoody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets, at Trump Tower in Manhattan in November.Mr. Johnson is an old friend of President-elect Donald J. Trump, who has named just four ambassadors since his election in November.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:20:51 GMTRaiders fans protesting the team’s possible move during a game against the Broncos in December.After decades of shunning Las Vegas, the American city most closely associated with gambling, the N.F.L. has moved a lot closer to having a team there.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:40 GMTRobert K. Kraft, center, the owner of the Patriots, with Roger Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, left, and Kraft’s son Jonathan, the president of the team, at the Super Bowl, in Glendale, Ariz., in 2015.The strained relations between Robert Kraft and the league will be inescapable if New England returns to the Super Bowl, two years after the “Deflategate” scandal.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:53:38 GMTLady GagaThe football league has denied that it asked the singer not to discuss politics ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:46:14 GMTTony Romo, left, and Jerry Jones at a high school football game in Arlington, Tex., on Dec. 17.Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, said, “There’s only one that can make that decision, and there’s been no decision made.”
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:01:13 GMTTom Brady and the Patriots don’t just win, they often cover the spread.Despite being favored in 15 of 16 games, New England was 13-3 against the spread this season, the best record in the N.F.L.