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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What to Watch for in Sunday’s N.F.L. Wild-Card Games

Lamar Jackson will try to get over the playoff hump against the Titans, the Saints will try to avoid any surprises, and the Steelers and the Browns circle each other for the third time this season.

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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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Enjoy Derrick Henry’s High-Mileage Fun. History Shows It’s Unsustainable.

The Titans running back rushed for 2,027 yards, the fifth-highest total in N.F.L. history, and is hauling the team back to the postseason. It will be a fleeting joy ride, if past seasons are any indicator.

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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 15: What We Learned

The Titans and the Colts won, the Buccaneers came back to beat the Falcons, and the Dolphins eliminated the Patriots from playoff contention.

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Can Any A.F.C. Team Catch the Chiefs?

Sure, Kansas City (12-1) is flawed, but its closest challengers have a long way to go to usurp a Super Bowl berth.

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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 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 11: Joe Burrow’s Season Is Over and More

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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NFL Week 11 Results: What We Learned

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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The Ravens Looked to Bounce Back. Then Derrick Henry Showed Up.

Titans running back Derrick Henry’s 29-yard touchdown run sealed a contentious overtime win over the Ravens, who have now lost three of their last four games.

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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.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

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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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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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What We Learned From Week 7 of the NFL Season

Arizona shocked Seattle in overtime, Baker Mayfield caught fire after a rough start and the Steelers held on to beat the Titans.

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Titans’ Missed Kick Keeps Steelers Unbeaten

Pittsburgh (6-0) was brilliant for one half, then needed a defensive stand and a missed field-goal attempt to hold off Tennessee (5-1) in a battle of two of the A.F.C.’s most formidable teams.

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N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

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Derrick Henry and the Art of the Stiff Arm

The stiff arm is a move as old as football, but Henry, the supersize Titans running back, has made it his own. Defenders beware.

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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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NFL Week 6: Results and Highlights from Sunday’s Games

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

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What We Learned From Week 6 of the NFL Season

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

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N.F.L.’s Next Man Up Ethos Persists Through Injury and Pandemic

Football encourages fans to distance themselves from players’ humanity, rendering gruesome injuries like Dak Prescott’s and Covid-19 shutdowns like the Titans’ mere occupational hazards.

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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. Again Moves Patriots and Titans Games Over Coronavirus

For the second consecutive week, the league had to move games, including another postponement for the Tennessee Titans, who have the league’s biggest outbreak. The Patriots also had a second rescheduling.

#buffalo-bills, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #new-england-patriots, #tennessee-titans

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N.F.L. Adds New Covid-19 Protocols to Keep Season on Track

The league introduced new measures, including video surveillance to monitor the wearing of masks while in team facilities or traveling, after postponing games because of an outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football, #goodell-roger, #kansas-city-chiefs, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #newton-cameron-j, #tennessee-titans

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With Coronavirus Cases Increasing, N.F.L. Will Test During Bye Weeks

Players will be required to stay in their team’s home city during bye weeks as the league works to contain an outbreak among the Titans that has infected 13 players and staff.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #pittsburgh-steelers, #tennessee-titans

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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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N.F.L.’s New Two-Minute Drill: Juggling a Coronavirus Outbreak

A spate of infections in the Titans’ clubhouse forced the league to indefinitely postpone their game against the Steelers and gird for more consequences.

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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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