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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How Derrick Henry Left a Lasting Mark on High School Opponents

Henry, who will rejoin the Tennessee Titans’ lineup for a playoff game on Saturday, left a lasting impression — and some other indelible marks — on his high school opponents. Here’s what they remember.

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

Only one of these teams will prove us wrong.

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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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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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Derrick Henry May Return, but Not His Shot at These Records

After falling just shy of Eric Dickerson’s record in 2020, Henry’s pace and an added regular season game gave him another shot. An injured foot will thwart his chase of that total and others.

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N.F.L. Week 6 Picks Against the Spread

Kansas City travels to Tennessee in a rematch of a recent A.F.C. championship game; the Bengals meet the Ravens in a key A.F.C. North game; and the Raiders move on with their interim coach.

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What to Watch for in Sunday’s N.F.L. Wild-Card Games

Lamar Jackson will try to get over the playoff hump against the Titans, the Saints will try to avoid any surprises, and the Steelers and the Browns circle each other for the third time this season.

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Enjoy Derrick Henry’s High-Mileage Fun. History Shows It’s Unsustainable.

The Titans running back rushed for 2,027 yards, the fifth-highest total in N.F.L. history, and is hauling the team back to the postseason. It will be a fleeting joy ride, if past seasons are any indicator.

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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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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 16 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Colts are favored on the road in Pittsburgh, the Rams will try to stay alive in Seattle and a frozen matchup between Tennessee and Green Bay should still have plenty of offense.

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NFL Week 15: What We Learned

The Titans and the Colts won, the Buccaneers came back to beat the Falcons, and the Dolphins eliminated the Patriots from playoff contention.

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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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NFL Week 12: What We Learned

The Titans demolished the Colts, the Chiefs won again and the Broncos, with no quarterback, were crushed in a week defined as much by the coronavirus as the action on the field.

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The Ravens Looked to Bounce Back. Then Derrick Henry Showed Up.

Titans running back Derrick Henry’s 29-yard touchdown run sealed a contentious overtime win over the Ravens, who have now lost three of their last four games.

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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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Titans’ Missed Kick Keeps Steelers Unbeaten

Pittsburgh (6-0) was brilliant for one half, then needed a defensive stand and a missed field-goal attempt to hold off Tennessee (5-1) in a battle of two of the A.F.C.’s most formidable teams.

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Derrick Henry and the Art of the Stiff Arm

The stiff arm is a move as old as football, but Henry, the supersize Titans running back, has made it his own. Defenders beware.

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NFL Week 7 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

A matchup of 5-0 teams in Tennessee is the week’s main event. But keep your eyes on a potential upset in Arizona as Kyler Murray leads his upstart Cardinals against the 5-0 Seahawks.

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NFL Week 6: Results and Highlights from Sunday’s Games

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

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What We Learned From Week 6 of the NFL Season

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

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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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