Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.

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Randall Cunningham Is Back in the N.F.L. … as Raiders Chaplain

“I want to preach myself into a Super Bowl ring.”

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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 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 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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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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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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The Bills Won the Stefon Diggs Trade. Right?

Diggs has powered Buffalo’s high-powered offense. But Justin Jefferson, selected with a pick acquired in the Diggs trade, has been nearly as good for Minnesota.

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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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N.F.L. Postpones Steelers-Titans Game After New Covid-19 Positive

The league announced it would move the game, scheduled for Sunday, to Monday or Tuesday to allow for more daily testing of team personnel.

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Titans, Vikings Experience NFL’s First Coronavirus Outbreak

The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are the N.F.L.’s first teams to halt operations after eight members of the Titans received positive tests.

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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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The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick

With newfound momentum on social justice causes, players around the league have many opinions on what comes next. But most agree that the N.F.L. must recognize Colin Kaepernick.

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How N.F.L. Draft Day Began the End of My 22-Year Football Career

Toby Gerhart, a former N.F.L. running back, reflects on how he went from one in a million to one of a million.

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NFL Mock Draft Expert Picks

Though professional and armchair analysts probably won’t get many picks correct, mock drafts sometimes consolidate around a few safe bets.

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