New Orleans, in Need of a Party, Is Hosting a Big One at the Final Four

After Hurricane Ida, a tornado and a difficult time in the pandemic, the city is primed to let loose.

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What to Watch in the Super Bowl on Sunday

The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals meet at SoFi Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Eastern time (3:30 p.m. Pacific). The game will be televised on NBC.

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How Quarterback Joe Burrow’s Style Sets Him Apart

In short order, the Bengals quarterback has achieved a crossover appeal that has inspired Joe Namath comparisons.

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Joe Burrow’s Last Playoff Loss Was in High School. He Still Thinks About It.

“It was the first time I had a firsthand experience of something that was bigger than the collective team,” said Tyler Bailey, one of Burrow’s teammates at Athens High School.

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Joe Burrow’s Last Playoff Loss Came in High School

“It was the first time I had a firsthand experience of something that was bigger than the collective team,” said Tyler Bailey, one of Burrow’s teammates at Athens High School.

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What We Learned From the N.F.L.’s Conference Championships

The Bengals’ defense had the antidote for Patrick Mahomes’s late-game magic, and the Rams did just enough to keep San Francisco’s offense in check.

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Bengals Beat Chiefs to Advance to the Super Bowl

With a calm that belied their underdog status, the Bengals intercepted Patrick Mahomes and completed a field-goal drive in overtime to end Kansas City’s streak of Super Bowl appearances.

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What to Watch as Kansas City Hosts the Bengals in the AFC Championship

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are all that stand in the way of Kansas City’s return to a third consecutive Super Bowl.

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A Generational Shift at N.F.L. Quarterback

The evolution at the N.F.L.’s most important position has been clear even with familiar names frequently making deep playoff runs. Today’s emerging stars are taking on more of their team’s offensive load.

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Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow Took Different Paths to the AFC Championship

Despite just a year’s difference in age, Joe Burrow, 25, and Patrick Mahomes, 26, have a vast gap in N.F.L. experience that will be on display in the A.F.C. conference championship.

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NFL Conference Championship Picks Against the Spread

The upstart Bengals head to daunting Arrowhead Stadium to face Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, and the Rams’ all-in plan to make the Super Bowl runs into a 49ers team that has won six straight meetings.

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What We Learned in the Divisional Round of the N.F.L. Playoffs

Jimmy Garoppolo screened his way back to a conference championship, the Bengals’ defensive front outshone its stars, and only Kansas City benefited from home-field advantage.

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NFL Playoffs: How to Watch Bengals vs. Titans, 49ers vs. Packers

The divisional round games feature a style clash in the early meeting between the Bengals and Titans. Then, the 49ers will try to extend their postseason streak against the Packers.

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N.F.L. Divisional Round: Our Picks Against the Spread

Green Bay and Tennessee will have the benefit of a week’s rest against San Francisco and Cincinnati. Buffalo and Kansas City will provide tougher tests for each other after coasting last week. The Bucs and the Rams’ veteran quarterbacks will take center stage.

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What We Learned in the N.F.L.’s Wild-Card Round

The 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo managed their game plan just well enough to upset the Cowboys, but blowouts in the rest of the wild-card matchups showed the folly of playoff expansion.

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N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Wild-Card Round

The postseason’s first weekend will see the third matchup between the Patriots and the Bills, and for the Cardinals and the Rams.

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The Reason Every N.F.L. Playoff Team Will Lose

Only one of these teams will prove us wrong.

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What We Learned From Week 17 in the N.F.L.

Burrow-to-Chase can do damage in the playoffs, and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers aren’t exactly where they want to be at this point in the season.

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What We Learned From Week 16 in the N.F.L.

The Bills’ offense and defense worked in tandem to take first place in the A.F.C. East from the Patriots, and an ailing Baltimore team saw its playoff chances dwindle.

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What We Learned From Week 12 in the N.F.L.

Tom Brady has help in Tampa Bay, the Bengals are forcing the issue in the A.F.C. North race, and the Rams have some soul-searching to do.

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The Bengals Are Good. Ja’Marr Chase Makes Them Interesting.

With Chase on a pace to set a rookie receiving record, Cincinnati has the lead in the A.F.C. North and an offense that can score from anywhere. What?

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What We Learned From Week 3 of the N.F.L. Season

Justin Herbert and the Chargers want a Chiefs rivalry, Josh Allen is still Josh Allen and the Steelers aren’t winning their bet on Ben Roethlisberger.

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NFL Week 1 Picks Against the Spread and Predictions

Dak Prescott vs. the Bucs’ pass rush, dueling Alabama quarterbacks and a rematch of January’s Browns-Chiefs playoff game make for a compelling start to the regular season.

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Which A.F.C. Teams Could Challenge Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs fortified their offensive line in pursuit of another championship, but the Bills, Browns and a bevy of first-year starters should shake up the order.

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NFL Week 11: Joe Burrow’s Season Is Over and More

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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NFL Week 11 Results: What We Learned

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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NFL Week 10 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Buffalo visits Arizona, Herbert faces Tagovailoa and the Rams try to take over the N.F.C. West in a week which surging teams hope to prove they belong.

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What We Learned from Week 8 of the NFL Season

Dalvin Cook shredded the Packers, the Steelers stayed undefeated and Joe Burrow and the Bengals shocked Tennessee.

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NFL Week 8 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Lamar Jackson will look for room to run against unbeaten Pittsburgh, San Francisco will try to hand Seattle a losing streak and Tua Time begins in Miami.

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What We Learned From Week 7 of the NFL Season

Arizona shocked Seattle in overtime, Baker Mayfield caught fire after a rough start and the Steelers held on to beat the Titans.

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NFL Week 5 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Seahawks and Vikings may rack up points and the Colts and Browns will square off in a battle of second-tier contenders. That is, if the N.F.L. plays through coronavirus setbacks.

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NFL Week 4: Results and Highlights from Sunday’s Games

Odell Beckham Jr. ran right past the Cowboys, Joe Burrow got his first career win and Tom Brady turned back the clock.

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Tom Brady and Philip Rivers Led the N.F.L.’s Week 1 Flops

Some great football was played Sunday. This article is about the rest of it.

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The N.F.L. Draft Pics You Haven’t Seen

In its remote broadcast format, the N.F.L. gave sports fans something to talk about until games begin this fall. Here are some of the most interesting moments, through the eyes of an illustrator.

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2020 N.F.L. Draft: What We Learned

Green Bay delivered the shock of the night drafting Jordan Love as a potential successor to Aaron Rodgers, Miami’s rebuild is coming to fruition and New England is still New England.

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What Time is the 2020 NFL Draft? Channel, Live Stream and More

The L.S.U. quarterback seems a lock to be the Cincinnati Bengals’ pick. But in a year in which teams haven’t vetted prospects as usual, the rest of the draft should be anything but predictable.

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For Joe Burrow, the N.F.L. Draft Offers a Path Home

L.S.U.’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback grew up near Athens, Ohio, which gives fans of the Cincinnati Bengals more reason to take heart that their team has the No. 1 pick.

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NFL Mock Draft Expert Picks

Though professional and armchair analysts probably won’t get many picks correct, mock drafts sometimes consolidate around a few safe bets.

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