Football

They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17…

Brady heads to seventh Super Bowl after leading Patriots to another big AFC championship-game performance in 36-17 rout of Pittsburgh

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record…

Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl

Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for…

Super Falcons: Matt Ryan and Julio Jones lead Atlanta rout of Packers 44-21 for NFC title

The Latest: Ryan puts Falcons ahead with shovel…

Matt Ryan's 3-yard shovel pass to Mohamed Sanu has put the Falcons up 7-0 on Green Bay in the NFC championship game, giving Atlanta an opening-drive TD in eight straight games

Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson after 5 seasons

Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Monday he has fired general manager Ryan Grigson after five seasons

Keegan-Michael Key hosts NFL Honors; Bryan to do anthem

Keegan-Michael Key to host NFL Honors; Luke Bryan will perform national anthem

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Kickers for final 4 NFL playoff teams each have…

Touchdowns are always nice, but clutch kickers are welcome security blankets for NFL offenses, especially in the playoffs

Steelers hoping pressure blueprint can slow down…

The constant variable in each of Tom Brady's AFC championship game losses has been when he's faced a defense that's managed to apply pressure up front and forced him into quick decisions in the pocket

Column: Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in NFL

Column: Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in the NFL, where the Falcons and Packers have reached the cusp of the Super Bowl with two of the league's worst-ranked defenses

Matchups for the NFC championship game

Matchups for the NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons

Matchups for the AFC championship game

Matchups for the AFC championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots

Durability of NFL's final 4 QBs vital to Super Bowl run

The ages of the quarterbacks in the NFL's version of the Final Four are 39, 34, 33 and 31

Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft

Ravens linebacker Orr retires at 24 with spinal…

Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr has announced his retirement after learning he has a herniated disc and a congenital spinal condition

Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again.

If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone

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The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's…

The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback

Packers OL aim to block "to infinity" when Rodgers on move

The Green Bay Packers offensive line must stay on their toes when Aaron Rodgers extends a play

Column: If Raiders' move approved, fans should boycott team

Column: #BoycottTheRaiders: In the height of arrogance, even for the NFL, the Raiders want to move to Las Vegas but play in Oakland for up to three more years.

Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players

An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent