NFL Draft Order and Picks: First Round Results and Tracker

The Jacksonville Jaguars took Travon Walker, a defensive end from Georgia, at No. 1 overall. Here’s a full list of the results as they happen.

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Rayfield Wright, Cowboys’ Hall of Fame Lineman, Dies at 76

He was an All-Pro right tackle in the 1970s. But in retirement he was diagnosed with dementia, which he linked to repeated hits to the head.

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N.F.L. Culture Never Reformed After the Rice Scandal, Women Say

In the years after the Ray Rice scandal, the N.F.L. redoubled efforts to hire and promote women. But over 30 former staff members say the league’s culture remains demoralizing.

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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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Cowboys Come Up Short Against 49ers Long Before Clunky Finish

The No. 6-seeded 49ers upset the No. 3-seeded Cowboys after a chaotic final drive that will prolong Dallas’s disappointment.

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How Sunday’s Games Affect the NFL Playoff Picture

The Eagles ran up against the Buccaneers’ fearsome defense. Now the 49ers and Cowboys will square off ahead of the Steelers and Kansas City in prime time.

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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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Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ Starters Launch Into Playoffs

Both teams assured of playoff berths, the Philadelphia Eagles rested their starters while the Dallas Cowboys set records with theirs.

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N.F.L. Week 18 Picks Against the Spread

Division rivalries should decide playoff seeding as the Eagles host the Cowboys, the 49ers try to extend their win streak to six against the Rams, and the Chargers and Raiders play the weekend’s only true elimination game.

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This Is the N.F.L. Season That Ran Too Long

The N.F.L.’s final-week schedule usually builds to a Sunday night crescendo. But with only one true elimination game, Week 18’s bloat should feel anticlimactic.

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How Week 18 Could Shape the N.F.L. Playoff Picture

In the N.F.C., Green Bay has clinched the bye, but a divisional race and a wild-card spot are still up for grabs. In the A.F.C., things are messier.

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Dan Reeves, Coach Who Reached (but Lost) Four Super Bowls, Dies at 77

After playing and coaching with the Dallas Cowboys, he went on to great success — if no championships — with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons.

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N.F.L. Week 17 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Teams get two tools to deal with the coronavirus surge: shorter quarantines for players who test positive and no Thursday night games.

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What We Learned From Week 14 in the N.F.L.

Kansas City’s defense could give Patrick Mahomes the breathing room to grab home-field advantage, and Micah Parsons made good on the Cowboys’ promise to beat Washington.

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N.F.L. Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Buccaneers will presumably throw the ball against the Bills, and Dallas and Washington will jangle the N.F.C. East order.

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NFL Week 13 Predictions: Odds and Picks Against the Spread

Kansas City looks to gain separation in the tight A.F.C. West, and the Bills will try to retake the A.F.C. East from the Patriots.

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N.F.L. Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Playoff jockeying will get intense as the Cowboys try to fend off the Raiders, the Colts make their postseason case against the Bucs, and the Rams and Packers fight for a first-round bye.

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N.F.L. Thanksgiving Schedule: What to Watch for Today’s Games

Thursday’s three games feature six teams coming off losses, with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints playing in prime time.

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NFL Week 11 Picks Against The Spread

Cam Newton and the Panthers can muck up the N.F.C. South, and Patrick Mahomes will try to prove Kansas City’s troubles are over.

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NFL Week 10 Picks Against the Spread

The gulf between the two conferences will show when Kansas City and the Las Vegas Raiders vie in the jammed A.F.C. West, and the Cleveland Browns try to derail the Patriots, while the Rams roll.

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The Jaguars Beat the Bills. So, Are Upsets a Trend?

As tempting as it is to blame parity, there are other causes for the underdog wins that have shaped the 2021 regular season.

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In N.F.L. Awards Race, M.V.P. Won’t Be the Only Close Call

Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Rams receiver Cooper Kupp could prevent the Cowboys from sweeping the N.F.L. season awards.

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Versatile Derwin James Is a Prototypical N.F.L. Defender

As offenses have grown increasingly complex, teams have looked for defensive players who can do a little bit of everything.

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NFL Week 6 Picks Against the Spread

Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson play for A.F.C. supremacy, the Cardinals travel to Cleveland looking to go 6-0, and the Packers meet the rival Bears.

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Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs Is Among the N.F.L.’s Breakout Stars

Diggs, with his league-leading six interceptions, and emergent talents like Atlanta’s Cordarrelle Patterson and Arizona’s Rondale Moore have surprised opponents.

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The Team Heard Round the World

The nationalization of sports tells a tale of American politics too.

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N.F.L. Week 5 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks try to keep the Rams on their heels, Josh Allen looks for success against Kansas City, and the Jets and Giants aim to start winning streaks.

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What We Learned From Week 4 of the N.F.L. Season

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is sitting on top of Jerry’s World, the Giants got an instructive win, and Kirk Cousins reverted to form in the Vikings’ loss.

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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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Rah, Rah, Room for Improvement

The Jets and Giants have dismal recent histories pocked by playoff misses and last-place finishes. With new hires and draft picks, and healthy contributors, the only way to go in 2021 is up.

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Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Carl Nassib Wants to Make a Difference in the World

Carl Nassib, the N.F.L. player who made history this week when he came out as gay, has long yearned to make a difference in the world.

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What We Learned From Week 17 of the NFL Season

Green Bay secured home-field advantage, Buffalo ended Miami’s season and Cleveland ended its 17-season playoff drought.

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NFL Week 17: What We Learned

Green Bay secured home-field advantage, Buffalo ended Miami’s season and Cleveland ended its 17-season playoff drought.

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Giants Bumble Their Way Into a Win to Retain Playoff Hopes

The Giants’ topsy-turvy season had a fittingly odd ending. Now the team awaits the outcome of the Sunday night game between Philadelphia and Washington to learn its playoff fate.

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NFL Week 17 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Ten teams will be fighting for seven playoff spots on a final regular-season Sunday when numerous playoff seedings can change.

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NFL Week 14: What We Learned

The Chiefs did not need perfection to win, the Steelers are on a losing streak and the N.F.C. East remained wide open.

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Ravens and Steelers Face Off in Rare Wednesday NFL Game

After multiple delays, the Ravens and the Steelers appear set for the N.F.L.’s second Wednesday game since 1949. It is an unusual day for football, but games on that day have been fairly notable.

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N.F.L. Teams Are Restricting Crowds. The Dallas Cowboys Want More.

The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, is pursuing “a continued aggressive approach to having fans” at home games, even as coronavirus cases rise in the area around the stadium.

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NFL Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Washington’s game against Dallas will be the highlight of Thanksgiving now that Baltimore’s matchup with Pittsburgh has been delayed until Sunday.

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Herb Adderley, a Packers Hall of Fame Cornerback, Dies at 81

A defensive star in Green Bay — he ran back seven interceptions for touchdowns — he played on five championship teams under Vince Lombardi and one in Dallas.

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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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N.F.L.’s Next Man Up Ethos Persists Through Injury and Pandemic

Football encourages fans to distance themselves from players’ humanity, rendering gruesome injuries like Dak Prescott’s and Covid-19 shutdowns like the Titans’ mere occupational hazards.

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Russell Wilson Leads the N.F.L. M.V.P. Race, but Josh Allen Is …

Smart money is on the Seattle quarterback receiving at least a vote or two this year. But the better bet, counter-intuitively, might be the Bills’ Josh Allen.

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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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NFL Week 3 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

With a matchup between the Ravens and the Chiefs looming on Monday, the rest of the week feels like an appetizer.

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NFL Week 2: Recap, Top Performers and Highlights From Sunday’s Games

The Falcons collapsed as only the Falcons can, the Chargers nearly shocked the Chiefs, injuries were everywhere and the Ravens simply never lose (in the regular season).

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N.F.L.’s Big Running Back Deals Will Lead to Sour Grapes

The Saints and the Vikings became the latest teams to invest in the run, signing Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook to five-year deals. They are likely to experience buyer’s remorse sooner rather than later.

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N.F.L. Week 1: Live Scores, Tracker and Updates

Some familiar faces joined new teams — looking at you, Tom Brady and Cam Newton — and young stars like Lamar Jackson are ready to pick up where they left off in a season unlike any other.

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