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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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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Seahawks Plan to Trade Russell Wilson to the Broncos

Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, winning one, but had taken issue with being left out of personnel decisions.

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N.F.L. and Other Sports Schedules in Flux Amid New Covid Surge

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.

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Facing Covid Spike, N.F.L. Mandates Boosters, but Stops Short on Testing

The league will require boosters for coaches and some team personnel after a single-day high in positive tests among players. But the players’ union has argued that daily testing should resume.

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The Seattle Seahawks’ Boom Is Busted

The bold energy that defined the Seattle Seahawks is gone. What will replace it?

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N.F.L. Punters Face a Perfect Pickle

With fewer teams opting to punt than ever, punters face more pressure to be flawless. Anything less can produce a different sort of spiral.

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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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Richard Sherman Joins the Buccaneers After a Call From Tom Brady

Sherman is facing criminal charges for five misdemeanors, including two for domestic violence, from an arrest this summer. The free agent cornerback was recruited to Tampa Bay by his former rival.

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What We Learned From Week 1 of the N.F.L. Season

The Steelers won a reminder game over the Bills, Russell Wilson roasted the Colts, and Jalen Hurts looked unstoppable against the Falcons.

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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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DK Metcalf Learns Football Speed Doesn’t Equal Track Speed

DK Metcalf, the All-Pro Seattle receiver, finished last in his heat on Sunday in his first 100-meter race against professional sprinters.

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How the Seattle Seahawks Stayed Covid-Free

The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.

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Chad Wheeler Charged With Felony Assault in Domestic Attack Case

The N.F.L. lineman was arrested Saturday after a violent assault on a woman in his home.

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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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Bills Win First N.F.L. Playoff Game in Nearly 25 Years

The Bills rewarded fans in attendance by holding on to beat the Colts. An N.F.C. West grudge match follows, along with the Washington rookie Chase Young’s date with Tom Brady.

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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 Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Wild-Card Round

An expanded first round is highlighted by a few tough matchups, including Colts-Bills and Ravens-Titans.

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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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Seahawks Defense Is an Asset Again in Division-Clinching Win

Seattle’s much-maligned defense held Los Angeles to field goals as the two N.F.C. West teams streak in opposite directions to end the regular season.

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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 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 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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The N.F.C. West Has Highlights and Stars. But Can it Contend?

DK Metcalf’s chase-down. DeAndre Hopkins’s catch. The division has produced some of the most memorable moments of the 2020 season, but there’s no distinguishing among its logjam of 6-3 teams.

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Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case

William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients’ recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.

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What We Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season

DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Injuries Lead to Hand-Wringing, Finger-Pointing and Confusion

Conventional football wisdom suggests player health would benefit from either more — or less — preparation.

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With Kids in Sports Bubbles, These Parents Are Desperate for a Way In

Many parents are used to following their pro-athlete offspring from game to game. With the pandemic keeping them out of stadiums, some are getting creative.

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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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Giants’ Deandre Baker and Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar Accused of Robbery

Baker, a first-round draft pick for the Giants last year, and Dunbar were named in arrest warrants after an armed robbery was reported at a cookout party in Florida.

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The N.F.L. Figures Out How to Team-Build From a Distance

This week, some N.F.L. teams will have their first organized football activities, even as coronavirus guidelines keep personnel away from team facilities.

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