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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.


Jets' Adams appeals roughing fine

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams is appealing his fine from the NFL for roughing the passer against Cleveland and says officials apologized after the game for calling the penalty. (Sept. 19)  
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks: Do Chiefs or Ravens win battle of 2-0 teams?

The Ravens and Chiefs are among the league's nine teams to win their first two games of 2019, but the only ones that will meet this weekend.
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Videos for National Football League

Fire burns on sideline before start of NFL game [Video]Fire burns on sideline before start of NFL game

Pyrotechnic equipment burns on sideline before start of Tennessee Titans NFL game

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Antonio Brown Scores First Touchdown With Patriots [Video]Antonio Brown Scores First Touchdown With Patriots

Antonio Brown scored his first touchdown with the New England Patriots on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Brown's score comes after a tumultuous offseason that included a bizarre stint in Oakland..

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Antonio Brown Breaks Speaks Out About Rape Allegations [Video]Antonio Brown Breaks Speaks Out About Rape Allegations

NFL star Antonio Brown was accused of rape by former trainer Brtiney Taylor. According to Extra, Brown said their interaction was consensual and has not been charged with a crime. The football player..

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NFL Launches $3m Helmet Design Competition [Video]NFL Launches $3m Helmet Design Competition

The NFL is prioritizing helmet safety amid growing concerns over the long-term impacts of concussions. CNN reports the league documented 214 reported concussions last season, down from 281 in 2017...

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Antonio Brown Can't Play For New England In Week 1 [Video]Antonio Brown Can't Play For New England In Week 1

Antonio Brown officially split from the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, and joined the New England Patriots just hours after his release. The Patriots face off against the Steelers in Week 1 of the NFL..

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NFL Free Agent Ryan Russell Comes Out As Bisexual [Video]NFL Free Agent Ryan Russell Comes Out As Bisexual

NFL free agent defensive end Ryan Russell came out as bisexual on Thursday in an essay for ESPN. Russell wrote that he had two goals: "Returning to the NFL, and living my life openly." Russell was..

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Carli Lloyd Thinks Playing For The NFL Would Be A 'Pioneering Moment For Women' [Video]Carli Lloyd Thinks Playing For The NFL Would Be A 'Pioneering Moment For Women'

Carli Lloyd recently accomplished a 55-yard kick with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. According to Business Insider, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team captain then received offers..

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How Rob Gronkowski Saved 100% Of His NFL Earnings [Video]How Rob Gronkowski Saved 100% Of His NFL Earnings

Rob Gronkowski retired from the NFL in March with his entire career earnings of $54 million intact. According to Business Insider, he was able to save this nest egg by following a simple money rule...

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Rob Gronkowski Wants To Pitch Tom Brady On CBD [Video]Rob Gronkowski Wants To Pitch Tom Brady On CBD

Rob Gronkowski is working with CBDMedic, a CBD-based topical used for recovery, and is an advocate for CBD. Gronkowski said he would like to pitch Tom Brady on adding CBD to Brady's famous "TB12"..

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Colts quarterback Luck drops retirement bombshell [Video]Colts quarterback Luck drops retirement bombshell

Emotional Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the NFL on Saturday by announcing his retirement at the age of 29, citing the toll of a relentless cycle of injuries, rehab and "pain."..

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Soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks long NFL field goal [Video]Soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks long NFL field goal

U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal with NFL's Philadelphia Eagles

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Three dead after a soccer riot in Honduras [Video]Three dead after a soccer riot in Honduras

A riot erupted before a soccer match in Honduras between fans of the two opposing teams, sparked by an attack on a bus carrying members of one team by suspected fans wearing shirts of the other team,..

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Honduras soccer riot kills three after old grudges boil over [Video]Honduras soccer riot kills three after old grudges boil over

Fans killed after a riot broke out ahead of a match between Olimpia and Motagua in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa on Saturday

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Bayer proposes $8B payout for Roundup cancer lawsuits [Video]Bayer proposes $8B payout for Roundup cancer lawsuits

Bayer shares soared as much as 11% on Friday on a report that the German company has proposed to pay up to $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits related to its weedkiller Roundup. Havovi..

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Colin Kaepernick Is Ready To Play Football [Video]Colin Kaepernick Is Ready To Play Football

Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of work for more than 800 days. But he says he's never stopped being ready to play football, CNN reports. Kaepernick has not played..

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Must-see TV: Titans CB Adoree' Jackson has designs that go beyond the NFL

Tennessee Titans defensive back Adoree' Jackson is entering his third NFL season and aims to make his mark both on and off the field.
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Ranking NFL's 2-0 teams from contenders to fool's gold

NFL fans shouldn't need a long memory to know not to get carried away by a 2-0 start.
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Lorenzo's Locks: How to bet on NFL Week 3

SportsPulse: Like the Patriots and Cowboys, Lorenzo has been perfect through two weeks with his picks. Follow along and win some money in Week 3.
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Domestic violence red flags are easy to find in coaches’ pasts, but did NFL teams spot them?

The NFL says addressing domestic violence is a priority, but a USA TODAY investigation found issues in backgrounds of coaches that teams hired.
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Derrick Henry tired of seeing 99-yard run

Titans running back Derrick Henry is tired of seeing his NFL record-tying 99-yard rum and says he’s pretty sure the Jaguars are, too. Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s record against Jacksonville last..
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Cowboys waive former first-round pick Taco Charlton after 2-plus years

Taco Charlton struggled to find his way with the Cowboys after the team used a first-round pick on him in the 2017 NFL draft.
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Reed leads Georgia's secondary

Fifth-year senior J.R. Reed has developed into the leader of the secondary at No. 3 Georgia, following in the footsteps of his famous father, former NFL receiver Jake Reed. (Sept. 17)
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Utah man named Lucas Falk once received part of Titans playbook because they thought he was Luke Falk

Luke Falk is a quarterback for the New York Jets who made his NFL debut Monday night. Lucas Falk is a 28-year-old with a similar email address.
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NFL power rankings: Cowboys, Packers join Patriots in top five after Week 2

Off to 2-0 starts, both Dak Prescott's Cowboys and Aaron Rodgers' Packers have impressed early.
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Antonio Brown accuser to meet with NFL officials

Britney Taylor, the woman who sued Antonio Brown and accused him of sexual assault, is reportedly meeting with NFL officials as the league investigates the allegations against Brown. This comes as..
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NFL Week 2 winners, losers: Dak Prescott's value rises, Kirk Cousins makes costly mistake

As Dak Prescott's value continues to rise for the unbeaten Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins isn't living up to his contract.
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Antonio Brown's accuser meets with NFL, UAW goes on strike: 5 things you need to know Monday

The NFL investigates the sexual assault allegations against Antonio Brown, UAW union calls for a strike against GM and more news to know Monday.
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NFL Week 2 overreactions: Time to start panicking in New Orleans, Pittsburgh

SportsPulse: Injuries to key quarterbacks in Week 2 could reshape the entire league. As Trysta Krick puts it, you are only as good as your current QB situation.
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32 things we learned from Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season

Some of the league's biggest stars are missing in action through two weeks, though others are stepping up in the early going.
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Former NFL player accused of staging racially motivated burglary

A man trashed his pizza restaurant and ice cream shop near Atlanta to fake a racially motivated burglary so he could file an insurance claim, police said
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Antonio Brown won't be placed on commissioner's list and will be eligible to play for Patriots

Antonio Brown will be eligible to make his New England Patriots debut Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The NFL won't place Brown on the exempt list.
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Torrey Smith announces retirement from NFL after eight seasons

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played eight seasons in the NFL with the Ravens, 49ers, Eagles and Panthers, announced his retirement Friday.
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'Just a problem kid, man': Antonio Brown's troubled past shines light on current situation

Those who knew New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown before his time in the NFL say it's no surprise what Brown's current situation.
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NFL Week 2 in photos

Check out all the best photos from Week 2 games throughout the NFL.
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Rob Gronkowski on player safety and possible return to NFL

The three-time Super Bowl champ sat down with CBSN to talk about his future and the safety of football
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 2 NFL picks: Will Browns rebound against Jets on Monday night?

Cleveland hype was ubiquitous in the offseason, but the team fell flat on opening weekend. Now they and the Jets are hoping to avoid an 0-2 start.
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NFL star Antonio Brown practices with the Patriots amid rape accusations

NFL star Antonio Brown is practicing with his new team, the Patriots, while NFL officials say they'll meet next week with the former trainer who says he raped her. Britney Taylor is suing Brown,..
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NFL investigating sexual assault allegations against Antonio Brown

The NFL is investigating sexual assault accusations against one of the league's biggest stars. Antonio Brown, who recently joined the New England Patriots, is accused of assaulting his former personal..
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Former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski discusses life after football

Former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski joined CBSN to discuss his life after retiring from football. He spoke with Reena Ninan about the state of the NFL, his push for the league to embrace the..
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Rapsody on Lauryn Hill influence, Jay-Z ‘air-dunking’ on her

Rapsody reveals the impact Lauryn Hill had on her as a young woman, and shares advice she's received from Jay-Z. She also weighs in on his controversial involvement with the NFL.  (Sept. 11)  
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NFL star Antonio Brown accused of rape in lawsuit by former trainer

Newly signed New England Patriots player Antonio Brown has been accused of rape and sexual assault by his former personal trainer in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida, a claim the athlete denied in a..
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Eye Opener: NFL superstar Antonio Brown accused of rape

The star receiver denies the claims in a new lawsuit filed by his former personal trainer. Also, a patient in Kansas is the latest victim in the growing health crisis possibly linked to e-cigarettes...
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NFL power rankings

Here are how the teams stand following Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season.
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NFL power rankings: Patriots open 2019 season at No. 1, but Chiefs and Ravens in hot pursuit

Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs and Hollywood Browns' Ravens loom as challengers to New England's throne after Week 1.
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Defending champion Patriots blow out Steelers in NFL week one win

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-3 as the NFL season got underway. Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is expected to join the Patriots in week two. Bill..
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Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints: Game time, live stream, TV channel, how to watch

Week 1 in the NFL concludes with a Monday night doubleheader. Here's everything you need to know for the Houston Texans vs. the New Orleans Saints.
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Your Monday Briefing

Taliban, Google, N.F.L.: Here’s what you need to know.
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Brady starts his 20th season by beating Steelers 33-3

Forty-two year-old Tom Brady began his 20th NFL season by leading the defending Super Bowl champions to a 33-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 9/8

This week "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Serena Altschul's cover story on the rising popularity of plant-based milk (if it really IS milk). Plus: Martha Teichner talks with "The..
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Tony Dungy on Antonio Brown: 'He’ll be the big loser in the end'

Hall of Fame NFL coach Tony Dungy had some stern words for Raiders-turned-Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown: 'He’ll be the big loser in the end'
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Russell Wilson: Beyond the gridiron

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has led his team to six playoffs, two Super Bowls and one championship victory, is the highest-paid player in the National Football League. But the..
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Russell Wilson asks the important question: Why not you?

The Seattle Seahawks QB is the highest-paid player in the NFL, but the impact he wants to have on youth goes far beyond money and football
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2019 NFL season: 100 names to know as Week 1 kicks off

You probably already know the biggest stars of the NFL. These names, however, could be the next wave of key players and figures.
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NFL fans react to Antonio Brown's release from the Raiders with Bill Belichick jokes

What’s next for Antonio Brown? Fans on social media are dreading the day when Bill Belichick adds Brown to a loaded Patriots roster.
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Five years later, setting the record straight on the Ray Rice video

In the five years since TMZ published the infamous Ray Rice video, the subject of domestic violence in the NFL has been front and center.
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Weakening Dorian moves north, Iran defies nuclear deal, NFL resumes action: 5 things to know this weekend

The NFL is in full swing, a weakening Dorian moves north and more news to know this weekend.
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A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

The founder of a Chicago youth group, who shared a photo of herself cutting off a boy’s dreadlocks in 2016, says she meant no disrespect.
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Bill Cowher previews the NFL's 100th season

The NFL kicked off its 100th season with a classic rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. CBS NFL analyst Bill Cowher joined CBSN to break down the game, preview the 2019-2020..
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Antonio Brown agent Drew Rosenhaus: '(Brown) wants to have a good relationship' with Raiders

NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown, says his client desires a solid relationship with the organization.
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Non-profit group backed by NFL, Roc Nation questioned over dreadlock cutting

Founder of Chicago charity that received $200,000 as part of NFL kickoff event was seen in photos cutting dreadlocks of African-American youths.
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NFL Week 1 kickoff: Packers vs. Bears

The NFL is kicking off its regular season with a classic matchup. Take a look at all of the best photos of the week's game action.
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The most valuable NFL teams in 2019, ranked

Thanks to some pricey TV deals, a relocation, and brand-new stadiums, the NFL has never been more valuable.
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 1 NFL picks: Will Steelers upset Patriots in opener?

The 2019 NFL season is here and USA TODAY Sports' fearless experts are back to pick the games.
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