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Patrick Mahomes inherited clutch gene from his major league dad

Can the Chiefs quarterback remain composed as the postseason stages get bigger? His family history might give him a distinct advantage.

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FA talk

Biggest looming free-agent decisions for all 32 NFL teams

Could Clay Matthews move on from Green Bay? Will the Texans bring back Tyrann Mathieu? Here are the questions facing every team.

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Ranking the top 50 potential NFL free agents in 2019

An elite pass-rusher? A 26-year-old viable starting QB? Or how about a top-end running back? Here are the best players with expiring contracts. Illustration

Best of NFL Nation

'Damn, that's a nice jump': How Matt LaFleur went from Ashland to NFL

The story of LaFleur's rise isn't merely about how he got one of the most coveted jobs in sports, but rather how he ended up in the NFL in the first place.

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Offseason talk


Offseason re-grades: Four teams get A's

With the benefit of hindsight, we reassess which teams aced the draft, free agency, trades and coaching moves last spring and summer.

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The best and worst free-agent signings of 2018

Where would the Saints be if Drew Brees had tested the free-agent market instead of re-signing? Here are the deals that exceeded or fell short of expectations.

Kyler Murray headed to NFL

Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft: Everything you need to know

Murray has declared for the NFL draft. Can he still play baseball? What are the key dates to pay attention to? Here's what you need to know.

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Ranking best NFL fits for Kyler Murray: Where the QB could thrive

Murray might choose baseball over football, but he could be a star in the NFL.

AFC Championship Game

Patriots at Chiefs

Chiefs' pass rush will get ultimate test from Tom Brady

One thing the Chiefs could rely on from their defense is rushing the passer. Facing Brady and the Patriots, they'll need it more than ever.

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Bill Belichick not interested in making road struggles a hot topic

As the Patriots prepare to play in one of the toughest road venues in the NFL for the AFC title, Bill Belichick says road woes aren't a concern.

Eagles, Colts hit offseason

Sunday felt like Nick Foles' goodbye to Philly

The Eagles quarterback didn't want to elaborate on the likelihood he's headed elsewhere, preferring instead to savor his Philadelphia moment.

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NFL execs forecast Foles' future: Will Nick test the market?

The Eagles QB could get out of his contract and test the market this offseason. The situation has layers, though.

Andrew Luck in good spirits after 'fulfilling' comeback season

With shoulder woes behind him and a talented roster surrounding him, Indy's QB enters what should be a relaxing offseason excited about the future.

2018 Rookie Report

Our picks for rookies of the year and the league's all-rookie team

Baker Mayfield revitalized the Browns. Another first-year player led the league in tackles. They're among our best rookies for the season.

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NFL rookie report: Judging the 2018 draftees

With one season under their belts, it's time to take a look at the rookies. Which draftees excelled and which faltered?

Chain crew

  • Tom Quinn
  • The life of the NFL chain gang

    Football is a game of inches, and there's a team of men and women at each NFL game that measures every last inch.

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