NFL Draft Order and Picks: First Round Results and Tracker

The Jacksonville Jaguars took Travon Walker, a defensive end from Georgia, at No. 1 overall. Here’s a full list of the results as they happen.

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Super Bowl’s Hollywood Moment Outshines N.F.L.’s Problems

Football saw its biggest star, Tom Brady, retire, new allegations of sexual harassment against a team owner, and a lawsuit that claimed the N.F.L. discriminates in its hiring. None of it seemed to matter on Sunday.

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Youth Football Is Making a Modest Comeback in Los Angeles

Demographic changes and parents’ reservations made the game less popular among children in Los Angeles. But with help from the Rams and the Chargers, football is making a modest comeback.

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In the N.F.L., It’s Fourth-and-It-Doesn’t-Matter

This season, N.F.L. teams have opted to attempt a historic number of fourth-down conversions based on data modeling. But that risk-it-all trend may not apply in the Super Bowl.

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How Titans Receiver A.J. Brown Impacts the Running Game

The run-pass option and screen-based offenses currently in favor in the N.F.L. rely on receivers who can throw blocks for their teammates.

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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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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. 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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Austin Ekeler Knows You Need Him to Win Your Fantasy League

The Los Angeles Chargers running back and manager of three fantasy football teams talks about his breakout season and engaging with fans who criticize his play.

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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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NFL to Settle Lawsuit Over Rams’ Departure for $790 Million

Rams owner Stanley Kroenke is expected to pay the entire amount, ending the four-year court battle over the team’s move to Los Angeles in 2016.

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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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Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs Is Among the N.F.L.’s Breakout Stars

Diggs, with his league-leading six interceptions, and emergent talents like Atlanta’s Cordarrelle Patterson and Arizona’s Rondale Moore have surprised opponents.

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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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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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Patriots and 49ers Among N.F.L. Free Agency’s Biggest Spenders

The 2021 salary cap has put a crunch on some teams looking to shore up their rosters. Others have opened their wallets.

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Vincent Jackson’s Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Study

Jackson, 38, a retired N.F.L. wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday.

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Marty Schottenheimer, 77, Winning N.F.L. Coach With Four Teams, Dies

With a running attack known as Martyball, his teams won 200 regular season games and reached the playoffs 13 times but never made it to the Super Bowl.

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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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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 10 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Buffalo visits Arizona, Herbert faces Tagovailoa and the Rams try to take over the N.F.C. West in a week which surging teams hope to prove they belong.

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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 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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Hockey Needs Viewers. It Should Not Glorify Pain and Violence to Get Them.

A promotional video posted by the N.H.L. that glorified pain showed a disturbing embrace of violence by the league. The post has since been deleted.

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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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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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