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    NFL playoff picture: 3 divisions to be settled head to head

    There is only one playoff spot to be determined in the NFC, and the sixth entry comes down to a pair of six-win teams in a win-or-else finale in Atlanta next week. Multiple division championships and playoff positioning will be on the line in Week 17. Five NFC teams, all with 11-4 records, are... [Read More]

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    Steelers-Bengals game moved to prime time

    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ home game against the Cincinnati Bengals will be played in prime time next Sunday, the NFL announced. The Steelers (10-5) beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday to clinch a postseason berth, and they would wrap up the AFC North title if they beat the Bengals (9-4-1) in the regular-season finale.... [Read More]

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    Raiders-Bills: What we learned

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Buffalo Bills had their playoff hopes on the line Sunday when they faced the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum. The Raiders, who won two of their first 14 games, were playing for nothing but pride, but that fueled them to a 26-24 victory that eliminated the Bills from playoff... [Read More]

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    Harbaugh’s 49ers run like Big Ten team in loss to Chargers

    SANTA CLARA, Calif — The San Francisco 49ers ran four reverses to wide receivers and watched as their quarterback took off downfield another seven times Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers. One might have thought head coach Jim Harbaugh mistakenly brought his game plan for the University of Michigan’s 2015 season opener to... [Read More]

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    Cowboys-Colts: What we learned

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo came into his postgame proudly sporting a T-shirt reading “COWBOYS RUN THE EAST.” The emphatic performance of Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon was worthy of all caps. Romo threw four touchdowns and the Cowboys clinched the NFC East title by blasting the Indianapolis Colts 42-7 at... [Read More]

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    Giants-Rams: What we learned

    ST. LOUIS — About 30 minutes after Sunday’s game, Christmas music wafted through the Edward Jones Dome. The New York Giants and St. Louis Rams spent part of the day wishing each other everything but glad tidings and happy holidays. In a game marked by a pair of wild brawls that led to three... [Read More]

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    Chargers control playoff fate

    SAN DIEGO — Victory Sunday will turn into Victory Monday after the San Diego Chargers pulled off a miracle of their own, then got a little bit of help from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chargers needed a miracle rally at San Francisco, where they fell behind 28-7 in the third quarter. San Diego prevailed,... [Read More]

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    Texans-Ravens: What we learned

    HOUSTON — After quickly acknowledging that the Texans’ defense got the better of him and the rest of the Baltimore offense, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made a point to address the dismantling again. Houston cornerback Kareem Jackson recorded two of three interceptions of Flacco and the Texans kept alive their postseason hopes with a... [Read More]

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    Raiders 26, Bills 24

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes, running back Latavius Murray rushed for 86 yards, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Bills 26-24 Sunday at the O.co Coliseum, eliminating Buffalo from playoff contention. The Raiders (3-12) won their third consecutive home game. The Bills (8-7) lost for the second time... [Read More]

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    Patriots-Jets: What we learned

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan arrived as the head coach of the New York Jets in 2009 by declaring he was not intimidated by the New England Patriots or head coach Bill Belichick. Ryan will likely depart the Jets next week feeling the same way the rest of the AFC East head coaching... [Read More]