What Brady, Rodgers and Wilson’s Choices Could Mean for the NFL 2022 Season

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson all made decisions that shifted plans around the league and reinforced the value of having a franchise quarterback.

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Aaron Rodgers Says He Has a Deal to Stay With the Packers

The quarterback, a four-time N.F.L. most valuable player, had been locked in a conflict with the team over his influence in personnel decisions.

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NFL Announces Aaron Rodgers as MVP and a New Hall of Fame Class

He became the fifth player to win consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards and now trails only Peyton Manning on the career list. The Pro Football Hall of Fame also welcomed eight new members.

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The Uncertain Future for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay

Rodgers, though likely to win his second straight M.V.P. award, now must contemplate his future with the Green Bay Packers much sooner than he had hoped.

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NFL Playoffs: How to Watch Bengals vs. Titans, 49ers vs. Packers

The divisional round games feature a style clash in the early meeting between the Bengals and Titans. Then, the 49ers will try to extend their postseason streak against the Packers.

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N.F.L. Divisional Round: Our Picks Against the Spread

Green Bay and Tennessee will have the benefit of a week’s rest against San Francisco and Cincinnati. Buffalo and Kansas City will provide tougher tests for each other after coasting last week. The Bucs and the Rams’ veteran quarterbacks will take center stage.

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Novak Djokovic and Fellow Star Vaccine Skeptics Are Increasingly Scorned

The tennis star is the latest target of a public outcry against vaccine skeptics and stars wanting special treatment. Denied entry to Australia, he awaits a hearing Monday on his deportation.

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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. 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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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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The Packers’ Defense Is Their M.V.P.

Green Bay’s defense has become one of the N.F.L.’s toughest despite missing two of its biggest stars. Curiously, the unit’s role in the team’s success has been overshadowed.

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What Aaron Rodgers Should See: Covid Pain in a Wisconsin E.R.

An emergency room doctor laments the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s missed opportunity to promote vaccines instead of dispute them.

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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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Aaron Rodgers’ and Mehmet Oz’s Irresponsible Choices

Being famous and being qualified are not the same thing.

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The Jaguars Beat the Bills. So, Are Upsets a Trend?

As tempting as it is to blame parity, there are other causes for the underdog wins that have shaped the 2021 regular season.

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Should the Democrats Be Less Progressive?

Readers respond to an editorial that urged the party to be more realistic and moderate. Also: Aaron Rodgers; the anguish of war.

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Scientists Fight a New Source of Vaccine Misinformation: Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers quarterback, one of the most visible athletes in the country, last week used anti-vaccination rhetoric as his reasoning for not getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Aaron Rodgers Lashes Out About N.F.L.’s Vaccine Requirements

In a bizarre interview conducted by the quarterback as he isolated because of a positive coronavirus test, he said that he was a victim of a “woke mob” and that he had unsuccessfully petitioned the N.F.L. to accept his alternative to being vaccinated.

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N.F.L. Week 8 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Aaron Rodgers’s top two receivers may be out against the 7-0 Cardinals, and the Saints must rely on Alvin Kamara to move past the Buccaneers while the Dolphins stare down the Bills and the 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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What We Learned From Week 5 in the N.F.L.

Aaron Rodgers found the personnel he’d hoped for in a wild win over the Bengals, the Cardinals’ defense helped them get to 5-0 and the Buccaneers showed the Dolphins what a Florida rebuild should look like.

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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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N.F.L. Week 3 Picks Against The Spread

The Panthers look to keep the sack crown against the Texans, the Bucs and Rams preview a potential N.F.C. championship matchup, and Aaron Rodgers will try to keep the good vibes going against the 49ers.

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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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NFL Quarterbacks Want Their Voices Heard

From Aaron Rodgers to Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes, quarterbacks are trying to push football’s status quo. The results have lagged behind stars’ achievements in other sports.

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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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What Should the New ‘Jeopardy!’ Be? Guest Hosts Provide the Clues.

Following Alex Trebek’s death, a parade of replacements seem to be battling for the soul of the game — and the state of knowledge itself.

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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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Tom Brady Charted a New Path. Aaron Rodgers Struggles to Do the Same.

When Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks like Brady, Rodgers and Russell Wilson grow frustrated with their teams, the nature of N.F.L. contracts makes it hard to scramble away. Brady ultimately succeeded by running out the clock.

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What We Learned from Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft

Quarterbacks still come first, Alabama still produces talent and Aaron Rodgers is still unhappy.

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Conference Championship

The Chiefs will try to defend their Super Bowl title against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers — who are playing at home.

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Ted Thompson, Who Helped Revive the Packers, Is Dead at 68

As Green Bay’s general manager, he made the decision — contentious at the time but later consequential — to draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round.

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Packers at Buccaneers, Bills at Chiefs

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, Tom Brady leads Tampa Bay into Green Bay while Josh Allen and the Bills take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

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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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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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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 17 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Ten teams will be fighting for seven playoff spots on a final regular-season Sunday when numerous playoff seedings can change.

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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 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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NFL Week 7 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

A matchup of 5-0 teams in Tennessee is the week’s main event. But keep your eyes on a potential upset in Arizona as Kyler Murray leads his upstart Cardinals against the 5-0 Seahawks.

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Russell Wilson Leads the N.F.L. M.V.P. Race, but Josh Allen Is …

Smart money is on the Seattle quarterback receiving at least a vote or two this year. But the better bet, counter-intuitively, might be the Bills’ Josh Allen.

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Aaron Rodgers Flips the Script on the Green Bay Packers

The quarterback wasn’t happy when Green Bay drafted Jordan Love, his potential replacement, in April. Instead of going full diva, he has posted magnificent performances.

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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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2020 N.F.L. Draft: What We Learned

Green Bay delivered the shock of the night drafting Jordan Love as a potential successor to Aaron Rodgers, Miami’s rebuild is coming to fruition and New England is still New England.

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