A Generational Shift at N.F.L. Quarterback

The evolution at the N.F.L.’s most important position has been clear even with familiar names frequently making deep playoff runs. Today’s emerging stars are taking on more of their team’s offensive load.

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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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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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What We Learned From Week 8 in the N.F.L.

The Saints’ defense stepped up when Jameis Winston went down, Josh Allen shook off an uncharacteristically sloppy start, and wide receivers around the league auditioned for Tuesday’s trade deadline.

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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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Lamar Jackson’s Bold Play: A Contract Without an Agent

Jackson is leading his own negotiation for a contract extension with the Ravens, challenging the norms of executives’ relationships to N.F.L. players and raising questions about the efficacy of agents.

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Raiders Go the Extra Mile to Beat the Ravens

A wild Monday night victory gives Las Vegas a victory, and leaves Baltimore wondering about one that got away.

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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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When Two Stars Being Removed From N.F.L. Playoff Games Counts as Progress

Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes did not return to games over the weekend after concussions, which at least pleased critics who have long accused the league of turning a blind eye to brain injuries.

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Divisional Round

Buffalo rode its defense, Green Bay thrived on offense and Tampa Bay let Drew Brees beat himself. Kansas City, which lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion, simply survived.

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Divisional Round

The A.F.C.’s young quarterbacks fight for a trip to the conference championship, while veterans, and defense, lead the way in the N.F.C.

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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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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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Asking the N.F.L. Playoff Questions That Need Answers

Can Tom Brady keep the momentum going? Is Seattle’s defense good again? Can anyone beat the Chiefs?

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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 15 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Saturday games return, but this week is dominated by a potential Super Bowl preview between the Saints and the Chiefs.

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What Was the Jets’ Gregg Williams Thinking on His Final Play Call?

The Jets looked to have their first win of the season sewn up. But a decision to send an all-out blitz against the Raiders on the final play handed Las Vegas the game-winning touchdown.

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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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Do We Need Football in America This Badly?

The N.F.L.’s efforts to keep the season going are reaching heights of absurdity as the pandemic worsens. It’s time to pause.

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Lamar Jackson, Ravens Quarterback, Is Said to Test Positive for Coronavirus

The N.F.L.’s 2019 M.V.P. is among more than a dozen Baltimore players who have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

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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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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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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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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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The N.F.L.’s High Scores This Season Might Be Related to the Pand

Some look to the effects of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, while others find other explanations. But it’s irrefutable teams are scoring more points than in last season.

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Monday Night Football: Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes

They’re under 26, have won M.V.P.s and they can seemingly do anything. On Monday night, the N.F.L. gets a boost from the latest installment of its best current rivalry.

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Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson Face Off on Monday Night Football

They’re under 26, have won M.V.P.s and they can seemingly do anything. On Monday night, the N.F.L. gets a boost from the latest installment of its best current rivalry.

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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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Week 2 NFL Recap: The Chargers Nearly Shocked Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs

Kansas City needed fourth-quarter heroics and a 58-yard field goal in overtime to push past rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Live NFL Scores Tracker and Updates

After last week’s upsets, some contenders are licking their wounds while last week’s Cinderellas are looking to dance again.

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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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N.F.L. Week 1: Recap and Highlights From Sunday’s Games

Cam Newton looked terrific, Tom Brady looked fairly terrible, and there were upsets all over the place in a wild slate of games.

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What to Know About N.F.L. Week 1

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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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens Are Breaking More Than NFL Records

Baltimore’s run-heavy offense broke long-held records and delivered Jackson the league’s M.V.P. Award in 2019. The team is doubling down to challenge the football orthodoxy.

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N.F.L. Week 1 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Texans and the Chiefs will get things started on Thursday in a season that should look different from previous years, but will feature plenty of intriguing story lines.

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2020 N.F.L. Season Preview: A Look at All 32 Teams

Mahomes and Lamar Jackson headline an exciting new era of the N.F.L., which is on track for an on-time return to the field, just as planned.

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N.F.L. Releases 2020 Schedule Even as Start Remains in Doubt

The league is moving forward with plans to open its season on Sept. 10.

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