The NFL’s Most Notable Suspensions

Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, imposed by a retired federal judge, was the first player conduct penalty reached by the N.F.L.’s new hearing process.

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Tony Siragusa, a Defensive Lineman Known as Goose, Dies at 55

Siragusa won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2000 season and worked as a broadcaster after his playing career.

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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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What We Learned From Week 18 in the N.F.L.

Matthew Stafford’s late-game miscues sank the Rams against the 49ers, and the Colts laid an egg against the Jaguars, leaving the door open for the Steelers to sneak into the playoffs.

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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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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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N.F.L. Christmas Schedule: What to Watch For in Today’s Games

The Cleveland Browns visit the Green Bay Packers, and the Arizona Cardinals host the Indianapolis Colts.

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Jonathan Taylor Won’t Win MVP. But His Value Is Undeniable.

The Colts star is the N.F.L.’s most outstanding player, but barring a huge shift he won’t be its M.V.P.

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N.F.L. Week 15 Picks Against the Spread

Kansas City and the Los Angeles Chargers will trade deep shots, Covid-19-depleted teams will do battle for playoff spots and the Patriots and Colts’ throwback matchup should deliver.

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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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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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What We Learned From Week 11 in the N.F.L.

The Colts’ Jonathan Taylor has entered the M.V.P. discussion, Kansas City’s defense shocked Dallas, and Cam Newton is not a cure-all for Carolina.

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What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

Bill Belichick sees a path toward making the Patriots a dynastic contender again, the Cowboys’ talent got a chance to shine, and Sam Darnold looks … happy.

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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 Playoffs: What We Learned From the Wild Card Weekend

Lamar Jackson finally won a playoff game, Tom Brady continued to break records and Nickelodeon’s broadcast of a game for children offered a welcome distraction.

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Bills Win First N.F.L. Playoff Game in Nearly 25 Years

The Bills rewarded fans in attendance by holding on to beat the Colts. An N.F.C. West grudge match follows, along with the Washington rookie Chase Young’s date with Tom Brady.

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Wild-Card Round

An expanded first round is highlighted by a few tough matchups, including Colts-Bills and Ravens-Titans.

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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 16: What We Learned

The Steelers came back to beat the Colts, Kansas City survived against Atlanta and Jacksonville secured the No. 1 pick in the draft.

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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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Can Any A.F.C. Team Catch the Chiefs?

Sure, Kansas City (12-1) is flawed, but its closest challengers have a long way to go to usurp a Super Bowl berth.

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NFL Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Dolphins face their biggest test yet in the Chiefs and the Steelers, after an 11-0 start, are trying to avoid a losing streak.

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NFL Week 13: What We Learned

The Jets found a new way to lose, the Saints continued to roll and the Browns held on for a huge win over the Titans.

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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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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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NFL Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Packers’ offense facing the Colts’ defense highlights a weekend filled with interesting matchups.

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Ravens Leave Loss in Rearview Mirror With Decisive Win Over Colts

Baltimore forced three timely turnovers and bounced back after a dismal first half to hold off one of the A.F.C.’s toughest challengers.

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What We Learned From Week 9 of the NFL Season

Buffalo’s offense exploded against Seattle, the Ravens and the Chiefs held on for wins and Dalvin Cook continued to dominate.

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Brady, Brees and Roethlisberger Just Won’t Go Quietly. Luckily for the N.F.L.

Those quarterbacks, as well as Philip Rivers, are showing signs of wear and tear but still thriving in the twilight of their careers. They have the Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers and Colts on course to make the playoffs.

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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 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 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs face New England, the Bears try to continue their improbable start and the whole league waits to see what will happen with Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

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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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