N.F.L. Officially Adds 17th Regular Season Game

The measure passed by team owners Tuesday is the first expansion of the N.F.L.’s regular season schedule since 1978 and will force the league to push the Super Bowl back one week.

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Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

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Ravens-Steelers, After Delays, Ends with Pittsburgh Still Undefeated

The division rivalry was rescheduled three times as Baltimore recorded more than 20 positive coronavirus tests.

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The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

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N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

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N.F.L. Adds New Covid-19 Protocols to Keep Season on Track

The league introduced new measures, including video surveillance to monitor the wearing of masks while in team facilities or traveling, after postponing games because of an outbreak.

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N.F.L.’s New Two-Minute Drill: Juggling a Coronavirus Outbreak

A spate of infections in the Titans’ clubhouse forced the league to indefinitely postpone their game against the Steelers and gird for more consequences.

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Titans, Vikings Experience NFL’s First Coronavirus Outbreak

The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are the N.F.L.’s first teams to halt operations after eight members of the Titans received positive tests.

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Washington N.F.L. Harassment Report Shocked Many, but Not Women

Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”

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Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?

The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.

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An Anti-Trump Slam Dunk

On the issue of race, America’s Coach boxes out America’s Cretin.

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The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick

With newfound momentum on social justice causes, players around the league have many opinions on what comes next. But most agree that the N.F.L. must recognize Colin Kaepernick.

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Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

“Every other industry, you know, they have to prove their commitment by hiring thousands of new black people,” said Trevor Noah. “The N.F.L.’s just got to hire one.”

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Will There Be an N.F.L. Season in 2020?

Before the N.F.L. can begin the season as planned in September, it must first figure out how to safely open team facilities for training camps in mid-July.

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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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N.F.L. Drafting Players, But Will They Play This Season?

“We’ll go anywhere the science takes us and nowhere the science doesn’t,” said the medical director of the players’ union.

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N.F.L. Draft Goes Inside Fancy Homes, Jerry Jones’ Yacht

Cut off from its usual pomp, the draft gave viewers some memorable snapshots: a general manager’s children, a coach’s sublime landscape and some curious decorations, like a team-branded surfboard.

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N.F.L. Draft 2020: No Goodell Hugs? No Boos? No Problem

Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce picks from his basement, and players will miss out on the bear hugs that have become a tradition.

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