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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.

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Ex-Cowboys QB Troy Aikman open to becoming NFL GM ... just not in Dallas under Jerry Jones

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, a Fox Sports color commentator since 2001, said he would entertain becoming an NFL general manager.
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NFL power rankings: Packers, Chiefs rejoin top five after Week 14 shuffle

Losses by Seattle and Houston created room for movement atop this week's poll of league's best.
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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

Colin Kaepernick gets pumped for NFL tryout [Video]Colin Kaepernick gets pumped for NFL tryout

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled in protest during the National Anthem, is trying to get back in the game with NFL tryouts held Saturday. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Colin Kaepernick gets NFL tryout [Video]Colin Kaepernick gets NFL tryout

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled in protest during the National Anthem, is trying to get back in the game with NFL tryouts held Saturday. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Kaepernick's Chance To Revive NFL Career [Video]Kaepernick's Chance To Revive NFL Career

Colin Kaepernick will take part in a private workout in front of NFL teams on Saturday, but the details surrounding the event are hazy. The timing of the workout is confusing, as it takes place on a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Shakira Will Celebrate Latino Culture At The Super Bowl [Video]Shakira Will Celebrate Latino Culture At The Super Bowl

Colombian pop superstar Shakira wants to make her performance at the 2020 Super Bowl a celebration of Latino culture. “There is a lot to celebrate about our Latin culture, and it is a great..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Railway worker pulls passenger to safety [Video]Railway worker pulls passenger to safety

A California transit employee saved a passenger who had fallen onto the tracks as a train approached a station in Oakland. John O'Connor was helping with crowd control after an NFL game when the man..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

 

Jack Black: Veganism is 'straight-up delish'

At the premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level," Jack Black says that if Tom Brady - "the greatest athlete in the history of the NFL" - can go vegan, then others can too. (Dec. 12)  
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New England Patriots acknowledge breaking NFL rules recording Bengals' sideline

The Patriots acknowledged that they broke NFL rules when a team videographer was caught taping from the press box during Sunday's Browns-Bengals game.
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NFL Week 14 winners, losers: 49ers had a big Sunday, Texans still maddeningly inconsistent

The San Francisco 49ers had a huge Sunday, after defeating the New Orleans Saints and getting some help from the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams.
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NFL playoff picture after Week 14: 49ers, Packers replace Saints, Seahawks atop NFC standings

Two more teams joined the AFC playoff field on Sunday, but the real shakeup was in the NFC, where the top seeds were reshuffled.
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32 things we learned from Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season

There were plenty of unpredictable results in Week 14, but several outcomes helped bring increased clarity to the playoff chase.
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'She'll always be there': Cardinals punter Andy Lee honors late daughter with cleats

The NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign allows players to decorate their footwear for charitable causes. Andy Lee finds extra meaning in his cleats.
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19 NFL records that could be broken by end of 2019 season

From Lamar Jackson breaking a mark set by Michael Vick to Drew Brees besting his own record, NFL history could be made in short order.
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Antonio Brown apologizes to NFL for his behavior and wants 'another chance'

Antonio Brown apologized for his "inexcusable" behavior in recent months and asks NFL teams to give him another chance.
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Meet the 'NFL Wine Guy': Retired DB Will Blackmon building concierge business off his love for wine

Former NFL DB Will Blackmon has channeled his obsession with learning the finer points of a craft into a new career as a sommelier and wine expert.
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What each NFL team should soon be shopping for in 2020 offseason

Shopping season hasn't yet arrived in the NFL, but several teams will soon be in the market for significant changes to improve their 2020 outlook.
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NFL coach hot seat rankings: Who could be next to be fired after Ron Rivera?

Ron Rivera was the second NFL coach to be let go so far this season, and several others could also be dismissed in the coming weeks.
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett 'will be coaching in the NFL next year'

As speculation on Jason Garrett's job status mounts, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear he thinks the coach will be in the NFL next year.
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NFL power rankings: Week 13

Here are how the teams stand following Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season.
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Seahawks' Russell Wilson twice helps Vikings score on fluky pick-six

The Vikings scored one of the strangest pick-sixes of the NFL season when Anthony Harris returned a pass batted by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
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Democrats, Prince Charles, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
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NFL winners, losers: Mike Tomlin is coach of the year candidate, Tom Brady is off his game

While Mike Tomlin's work this season with the Steelers has him in the coach of the conversation, there's something off about Tom Brady's play of late.
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Ravens outlast 49ers to win battle between two of NFL's elite teams

In a highly anticipated matchup between two of the NFL's top teams, the Ravens found a way to squeeze out a win over the 49ers.
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Trick play of the year? Dolphins score wild punter-to-kicker touchdown

Even though the Dolphins are just 2-9, they weren't afraid to try one of the unlikeliest of trick-play touchdowns of the NFL season.
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NFL Week 13 playoff clinching scenarios: Patriots, 49ers can join field

One spot down, 11 to go. The NFL playoff picture can get a little clearer on Sunday, as two more teams can secure spots.
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NFL suspends Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw through 2020 season for betting on games

The league announced that an investigation didn't turn up evidence that Shaw used any insider information or that any game was compromised.
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NFL roundtable: Which players, coaches are under most pressure in final month?

The final month of the NFL season brings additional pressure for several coaches and players, who are already facing mounting scrutiny.
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Jerry Rice, Tom Brady and Lawrence Taylor top our list of the 100 greatest NFL players of all time

In celebration of the NFL's 100th season, USA TODAY Sports unveils its list of the best 100 players in NFL history.
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Thanksgiving celebration, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, holiday shopping: 5 things to know Thursday

Will Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons get off the ground? Our Thursday news roundup includes NFL games to watch and where to shop deals.
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Everything you need to know for NFL's Thanksgiving games: Breaking down 3 matchups

Thanksgiving could reshape several NFL teams' fortunes, and the night could conclude with the first playoff clinching of the season.
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Lorenzo's Locks: How to bet on NFL Week 13

SportsPulse: Lorenzo's been on a tear recently going 3-0 last weekend and 25-11 overall. So it's probably a good idea to see what he has to say about Week 13.
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Kellen Winslow, father and son, both claiming brain trauma from football

Like his son, Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. is claiming brain injuries from his NFL career.
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NFL playoff picture after Week 12: 49ers' win provides pecking order in NFC

At least for now, there's a bit of clarity in the NFC playoff race. The 49ers handled the Packers and tightened their grip on the top seed.
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Cowboys say NFL acknowledged error on 2 tripping penalties against Patriots

The Cowboys were called for two controversial tripping penalties in a loss to the Patriots, and the NFL appears to have admitted fault.
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NFL QB misses final play of game because he was taking selfies with fans

Rookie Dwayne Haskins was giving high fives and taking selfies, but missed the final snap to close the game
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New York Jets are first team in Super Bowl era to score 34 points in three straight games

The New York Jets became the first NFL team in the Super Bowl era to score 34 points in three straight games.
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NFL winners, losers: 49ers step on the gas while Cowboys fume in several ways

While Jarvis Landry's big game against his former team helped the Browns win a third straight, the Raiders' loss could hamper AFC playoff hopes.
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NFL Week 12 overreactions: Niners are legit, might be time for Jason Garrett to quit

SportsPulse: There's an old adage in football that you know who you are by Thanksgiving. After Week 12 we definitely know the Niners are elite and Jason Garrett's time in Dallas may be nearing the..
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Frank Gore passes Barry Sanders for No. 3 on NFL's all-time rushing list

Frank Gore has passed another NFL legend, this time eclipsing Barry Sanders for No. 3 on the all-time rushing list.
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Buccaneers DT Vita Vea becomes heaviest player to score TD in NFL history

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea, who often slides into short-yardage formations, broke the record by one pound.
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Mason Rudolph fined $50,000 for role in Steelers-Browns brawl

Myles Garrett, who hit Rudolph over the head with his own helmet, is suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Which NFL teams will play spoiler this season in playoff hunt?

Several NFL teams will soon find themselves out of the playoff race, but that doesn't mean they can't shape the postseason by playing spoiler.
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NFL upholds indefinite suspension for Browns' Myles Garrett

The NFL upheld Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension following an onfield brawl. And in college basketball, the NCAA suspended Memphis star James Wiseman for 12 games and ordered..
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The inside story about how Colin Kaepernick and the NFL broke apart last week's workout

From game picks to fantasy advice to exclusive analysis of the upcoming action, we have your NFL Week 12 essentials covered.
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Houston Texans defeat Indianapolis Colts in game that could decide AFC South winner

The Houston Texans defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in a game that could have massive implications in the NFL playoff picture.
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Secondary ticket prices for Sunday's Lions-Redskins game in Washington listed as low as $5

Fans can attend an NFL game for less than $10 Sunday. Sure, it's the struggling Lions-Redskins, but some tickets at FedEx Field are as low as $5.
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Browns DE Myles Garrett's appeal of NFL's indefinite suspension denied

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will remain indefinitely suspended after he swung Mason Rudolph's helmet at the Pittsburgh Steelers QB.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Browns star loses appeal for brawl punishment

The NFL had suspended the Cleveland Browns star indefinitely for hitting the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback with his helmet.
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Legalese, mistrust and late negotiating: How Colin Kaepernick and the NFL broke apart on workout

Colin Kaepernick and the NFL came to a surprising pact last week. Then it all fall apart. The fracture was a story of mistrust between the two sides.
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Myles Garrett told NFL in suspension hearing that Mason Rudolph used racial slur, per report

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur to spark last week's ugly brawl.
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 12 NFL picks: Do Packers or 49ers solidify grip on first-round bye in NFC?

Green Bay and San Francisco, currently the NFC's top playoff seeds, clash Sunday night in a matchup that could have major implications down road.
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Jets' Le'Veon Bell says he's fed up with NFL drug tests: 'I'm not doing another after today'

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell tweeted Wednesday he's taken five "random" HGH blood tests in 10 weeks and said he won't be doing any more.
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Jerry Jones: Colin Kaepernick's clash with NFL over workout was 'unfortunate'

Jerry Jones said there was "a lot more that wasn't about football" involved in Colin Kaepernick clashing with the NFL over a workout.
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