Raiders Beat Chargers to Claim Playoff Spot

In an odd game in which a tie could have sent both teams to the playoffs, the Raiders outlasted the Chargers in overtime, eliminating their division rival.

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What We Learned From Week 13 in the N.F.L.

A rested Kyler Murray dazzled against the Bears, the Chargers went for broke to beat the Bengals, and the Lions finally won one.

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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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What We Learned From Week 6 in the N.F.L.

Lamar Jackson can lead the Ravens to any kind of win, the Jaguars made the most of the Dolphins’ gaffes and Aaron Rodgers did Aaron Rodgers things against the Bears.

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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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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 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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N.F.L. Week 3 Picks Against The Spread

The Panthers look to keep the sack crown against the Texans, the Bucs and Rams preview a potential N.F.C. championship matchup, and Aaron Rodgers will try to keep the good vibes going against the 49ers.

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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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Justin Herbert and the Chargers Veer Happily Off Course

Herbert took a strange route to the starting quarterback’s job, and his emergence as arguably the most effective rookie passer this season has been an unexpected windfall in Los Angeles.

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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 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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What Will the New England Patriots Do in the N.F.L. draft?

Whatever his plan for the Patriots’ new era, the taciturn coach is not tipping his hand. “Not sure exactly how that’s going to go,” he said about finding a quarterback to replace Tom Brady.

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Who is Justin Herbert? A Homegrown Football Hero

The Oregon quarterback has leaned on his brothers and the comforts of home to stay ready for the N.F.L. draft.

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NFL Draft 2020: Who is Justin Herbert? A Homegrown Football Hero

The Oregon quarterback has leaned on his brothers and the comforts of home to stay ready for the N.F.L. draft.

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