It was a big night for linemen, receivers, and the state of Georgia, but a very quiet one for quarterbacks. In surprising moves, A.J. Brown was traded to the Eagles and the Jets and Giants drafted prudently.
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.
The 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo managed their game plan just well enough to upset the Cowboys, but blowouts in the rest of the wild-card matchups showed the folly of playoff expansion.
Quarterback Tom Brady’s record in the playoffs improved to 35-11 as Tampa Bay clamped down on the league’s top rushing team.
The Eagles ran up against the Buccaneers’ fearsome defense. Now the 49ers and Cowboys will square off ahead of the Steelers and Kansas City in prime time.
The postseason’s first weekend will see the third matchup between the Patriots and the Bills, and for the Cardinals and the Rams.
Only one of these teams will prove us wrong.
Both teams assured of playoff berths, the Philadelphia Eagles rested their starters while the Dallas Cowboys set records with theirs.
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.
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.
Two days after fans at the team’s stadium fell when a railing collapsed, the team announced a Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — launch date for its long-awaited rebranding.
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.
With a new coach and a second-year quarterback, the formerly pass-happy Philadelphia Eagles have morphed into a gritty option-running team. They have a good chance to make the playoffs.
The Jets beat the even more hapless Jaguars as Zach Wilson flashed his talent on the ground. The Giants, still shuffling their backup quarterbacks, lost to the Eagles.
Extra rest can be a bonus, but in a league in which every second is charted and planned, too much time can create its own problems.
The league has very little wiggle room with four weeks left in the regular season and only one open weekend leading into the Super Bowl scheduled for Feb. 13.
The Steelers won a reminder game over the Bills, Russell Wilson roasted the Colts, and Jalen Hurts looked unstoppable against the Falcons.
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.
Several people corroborated parts of the account of Tom Garvey, a Vietnam veteran and former stadium employee who described his “secret apartment” in a recent book.
Analytics-minded observers have long argued against punting, but what may finally persuade N.F.L. coaches to go for it on fourth down is another postseason with high-profile successes.
Championships can be won and lost when players’ competitive fire kicks in and they exhibit faster-than-normal speed to make a crucial catch or chase down a tackle.
Less than three years after leading Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl win, Pederson was let go by the franchise ahead of an overhaul.
“I want to preach myself into a Super Bowl ring.”
Jalen Hurts, a rookie, was named the Week 14 starter over Carson Wentz, a franchise quarterback, but Philadelphia is in no way suited for a rebuild.
N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.
Dak Prescott’s season appears to be over, Alex Smith came back after nearly two years away, the Ravens demolished Joe Burrow and the Bengals, and the Raiders shocked the Chiefs.
“I’m literally bear-hugging another creature on the other side of the ball every single play,” Leo Koloamatangi, a Jets offensive lineman, said. “If that guy has any symptoms, I’m going to get them.”
The Philadelphia Eagles condemned social media posts by Jackson, the team’s star wide receiver, saying they were “absolutely appalling.”