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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.


DraftKings strips former 'Bachelor' contestant Jade Roper of $1 million daily fantasy prize

Jade Roper, a former "Bachelor" contestant, allegedly colluded to win $1 million in a daily fantasy DraftKings contest during NFL Wild Card weekend. - Published

Antonio Brown: Free agent wide receiver released on bail

NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has been granted bail after turning himself in to police over allegations he and his trainer attacked a truck driver.
BBC News - Published

Videos for National Football League

Chiefs, 49ers to meet in Super Bowl LIV [Video]Chiefs, 49ers to meet in Super Bowl LIV

The Kansas City Chiefs down the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Green Bay Packers to advance to Super Bowl LIV

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:51Published

5 takeaways from Netflix's Aaron Hernandez docuseries [Video]5 takeaways from Netflix's Aaron Hernandez docuseries

'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' revealed intimate details about the former NFL star's life leading up to his 2017 s*icide.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

What Would You Give Up For A Super Bowl Ticket? [Video]What Would You Give Up For A Super Bowl Ticket?

What would you give up to watch your favorite team play live in a Super Bowl? Would you give up a kidney? or your favorite food? or break up with your significant other? Some fans say they would give..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Turns Out, Millennials Never 'Killed' Anything At All [Video]Turns Out, Millennials Never 'Killed' Anything At All

Business journalists have blamed millennials for killing everything from beer to napkins over the last decade. But Business Insider reports it has gradually become clear that the generation wasn't..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins [Video]Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins

Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Hope Solo is pregnant with twins. The news comes months after Solo revealed that she previously had a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. The former U.S. soccer..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Trump hits the locker room at Army-Navy game [Video]Trump hits the locker room at Army-Navy game

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper received a warm welcome from the football players in the Army locker room ahead of the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Ten former NFL players charged in alleged health benefits scam worth over $3 million [Video]Ten former NFL players charged in alleged health benefits scam worth over $3 million

Ten former NFL players charged by U.S. Justice Department in alleged health benefits scam worth more than $3.4 million

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published

10 former NFL players facing U.S. fraud charges [Video]10 former NFL players facing U.S. fraud charges

Federal authorities on Thursday charged 10 former National Football League players for allegedly defrauding a healthcare program of more than $3.4 million by filing false claims for hyperbaric oxygen..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:45Published

Miami Dolphins Bamboozle Philadelphia Eagles [Video]Miami Dolphins Bamboozle Philadelphia Eagles

The Miami Dolphins executed the best trick play of the NFL season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Facing fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, the Dolphins trotted out their field goal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published


NFL player Antonio Brown granted bail in Florida

NFL free agent Antonio Brown has been granted bail by a Florida judge. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Jan. 24) - Published

Arrest warrant issued for Antonio Brown on burglary with battery charge

Antonio Brown faces a felony charge of burglary and battery after a moving truck driver alleged he was assaulted by the NFL free agent receiver. - Published

Eli Manning retires from NFL after 16 seasons with Giants

Eli Manning walks away from the NFL as a two-time Super Bowl winner after spending his entire 16-year career with the Giants. - Published

'He's still Superman in our eyes': How ex-Penn State football player fights on despite ALS

Former Penn State team captain and NFL fullback Steve Smith continues in the fight for his life in the quiet and stillness of ALS. - Published

Where could Philip Rivers land next? Six NFL teams stand out for longtime Chargers QB

If Philip Rivers' move out of Southern California is any indication, his days with the Chargers might be over. But where would the QB head next? - Published

NFL set to experiment with alternative to onside kick at Pro Bowl

The NFL will allow teams in this year's Pro Bowl to try a fourth-and-15 attempt as an alternative to trying an onside kick. - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Prince Harry, Tebow, Graham

UK's Prince Harry arrives in Canada; Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow marries 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters; Ashley Graham welcomes baby boy. (Jan. 21) - Published

Get the party started: Chiefs and 49ers headed to Miami for 54th Super Bowl

The NFL will cap its centennial season with a compelling Super Bowl featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers that will highlight a clash of styles and two dynamic young quarterbacks..
Reuters - Published

NFL conference championship winners and losers: Raheem Mostert goes from undrafted to 49ers hero

While Raheem Mostert was a star for the San Francisco 49ers, the Titans' backfield duo of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry faces an uncertain future. - Published

32 things we learned heading into Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs

The Super Bowl matchup for the NFL's centennial season should be a delight for history buffs, as the Chiefs and 49ers both bring plenty to the table. - Published

49ers and Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl after conference wins

Raheem Mostert rushed for four touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay 37-20 to book a spot in the Super Bowl where they will face Kansas City, who advanced to the NFL championship game..
Reuters - Published

Schedule for the 2020 NFL playoffs

The National Football League (NFL) playoff results and schedule after the first conference championship game on Sunday (seeds precede teams):
Reuters - Published

Titans' 321-pound OT Dennis Kelly becomes heaviest player to catch TD in NFL playoff history

Dennis Kelly, who is listed at 6-foot-8 and 321 pounds, caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in the AFC championship game against the Chiefs. - Published

Which NFL stars will carry their teams to Super Bowl?

From Patrick Mahomes and Derrick Henry to Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo, there will be plenty of star power on the field Sunday. - Published

Clemson running back Travis Etienne to return to Tigers for senior season

Travis Etienne had a decision to make: leave for the NFL or return for his senior season at Clemson. He decided his college career is not over. - Published

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray discusses NFL draft and maybe playing baseball again

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is the only athlete to be first-round draft pick in the NFL and MLB. He thinks someday he might be able to do both. - Published

NFL mock draft: Title game stars move in first round

From LSU's Joe Burrow to Clemson's Isaiah Simmons and more, the national championship game was quite the showcase of talent for the 2020 NFL draft. - Published

Former Cowboys WR Drew Pearson upset by Hall of Fame snub: 'They broke my heart'

A member of the NFL's All-Decade team for the 1970s, Pearson was visibly frustrated when the Centennial Slate of the Hall of Fame class was announced. - Published

Steve Sabol, the legend who changed how we watch NFL, makes Pro Football Hall of Fame

Steve Sabol, a 35-time Emmy award winner who helped found NFL films and guided the brand for decades, will be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame. - Published

Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly, a five-time all-pro linebacker, retires from NFL at 28

Luke Kuechly, the former NFL defensive player of the year, is walking away from the league at 28, saying he's not sure he could play as he wants. - Published

Antonio Gates retires from NFL after 16-year career with Chargers

Antonio Gates closes out his 16-year career, spent entirely with the Chargers, as the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown catches among tight ends. - Published

NFL divisional playoff winners and losers: 49ers send message to remaining playoff teams

While the NFC's top playoff seed, the 49ers, were impressive in the divisional round, the AFC's top seed, the Ravens, were an utter disappointment. - Published

For Aaron Rodgers and Packers, playoff run is return of something 'special'

Aaron Rodgers is a veteran of the NFL playoffs, but Sunday night's win over the Seahawks meant something special to him and the Packers. - Published

32 things we learned from the divisional round of NFL playoffs

The NFL is down to its final four teams, and there were plenty of surprises along the way to the two conference title games. - Published

Fan dies after collapsing in Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium during playoff game Saturday

A fan died Saturday after he collapsed in Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium during the NFL playoff game, according to a statement from the team. - Published

Browns to hire Vikings' Kevin Stefanski as head coach

The final head-coaching vacancy in the NFL has been filled, as the Browns plan to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski. - Published

For Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, season to remember ends with another playoff loss to forget

Lamar Jackson will almost assuredly be the NFL's MVP this season. But the Ravens QB won't be making a deep playoff run after Saturday's loss. - Published

Titans shock Ravens in NFL play-offs after 49ers beat Vikings

The Tennessee Titans shock the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers also advance from the NFL play-offs to the conference championships.
BBC News - Published

Best of NFL divisional-round playoffs

Take a look at all of the best photos from the NFL's divisonal-round playoff games from Saturday and Sunday. - Published

Which NFL playoff favorite is most at risk of crashing out in divisional round?

All of the teams that had a first-round bye seem to have a sizable edge in the divisional round, but there are no guarantees about advancing. - Published

Iran admission, NFL playoffs, storms, Critics' Choice awards: 5 things you need to know this weekend

Nasty weather sweeps the US, it's an awesome NFL playoff weekend and awards season continues Sunday with Critics' Choice. Here's your weekend news. - Published

Rushing leader Derrick Henry gives Rolex watches to Tennessee Titans offensive linemen

The Titans offensive line helped Derrick Henry become the NFL's leading rusher this season. This week, Henry rewarded them with Rolex watches. - Published

'One of worst number two seed teams I've ever seen' - can Packers hold off Seahawks?

Test yourself against NFL experts Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell to see if you can predict the divisional round results.
BBC News - Published

NFL's chief medical officer says Carson Wentz 'heroic' for reporting concussion during playoffs

NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills called Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz "heroic" for reporting his concussion during a playoff game. - Published

USA TODAY Sports' NFL divisional-round playoff picks: Will any teams with bye get upset at home?

No team to play on wild-card weekend has made it to the Super Bowl since the 2012 season. Will the drought continue this year? - Published

'Making space for women during the Big Game.' P&G's Olay ad to target women during Super Bowl

While most of the ads during the Super Bowl don't target women, P&G believes pitching to female NFL fans is smart business. - Published

Six-time Super Bowl winner Brady says he 'still has more to prove'

Tom Brady says he "still has more to prove" after the New England Patriots were knocked out of the NFL play-offs.
BBC News - Published

Tom Brady's next stop? Six NFL teams stand out as landing spots if QB splits with Patriots

Tom Brady might hit free agency for the first time in his career this March. If he does, the Patriots quarterback has some intriguing options. - Published

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa declares for NFL draft

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has declared for the NFL draft. Tagovailoa was once regarded as a potential No. 1 overall pick before a devastating hip injury. (Jan. 6) - Published

NFL wild-card weekend winners and losers: Derrick Henry and DK Metcalf have breakout performances

While new NFL playoff stars were born (Derrick Henry and DK Metcalf), two vets (Tom Brady and Drew Brees) suffered humbling wild-card weekend losses. - Published

NFL play-offs: Vikings upset Saints in overtime in NFC wildcard game

The Minnesota Vikings remain in the NFL play-offs after claiming a 26-20 overtime win at the New Orleans Saints.
BBC News - Published

Patriots' Brady 'unlikely' to retire despite play-off defeat

Tom Brady says it is "unlikely" he will retire after his New England Patriots are knocked out of the NFL play-offs by the Tennessee Titans.
BBC News - Published

NFL referees overturn Buffalo Bills TD on kickoff amid controversy on Houston Texans' touchback

It would have been an all-time call and been the talk on the airwaves for some time. But common sense prevailed on the field. - Published

Cowboys interview Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis as declaration on Jason Garrett awaits, per reports

The beginning of the Dallas Cowboys' search, according to multiple reports, began with a pair of ex-NFL head coaches: Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis. - Published

Fox Sports' Troy Aikman reveals he almost signed with three teams following Cowboys release

On three separate occasions, ex-Cowboys QB Troy Aikman told the LA Times, he nearly returned to the NFL to play under former coach Norv Turner. - Published

NFL wild-card weekend: Is Tom Brady playing in his final game with the Patriots?

The NFL wild-card weekend features four big matchups. Here is a glance at the key issues of each game. - Published

U.S.-Iran tensions, NFL playoffs, Golden Globes: 5 things to know this weekend

Hollywood's brightest stars unite at the 2020 Golden Globes, it's win-or-go-home time in the NFL and more things to start your weekend right. - Published

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor leaving school early to enter NFL draft

Jonathan Taylor, who set a number of records in winning back-to-back Doak Walker Awards, will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft. - Published

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