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The race for the playoffs remains predictably crowded at the dawn of the fourth quarter of this NFL season

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The race for the playoffs remains predictably crowded at the dawn of the fourth quarter of this NFL season, bringing with it a complicated bundle of scenarios for the division crowns and wild-card spots available for the taking....

Cowboys, Texans: Division leaders leave Texas and hit the road for key games

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Roaring out of Texas come the Dallas Cowboys , headed to the Big Apple ready to grab a division crown and maybe more....

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward an official on the field after the Giants' loss at Pittsburgh last week

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward an official following the Giants' 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend....

Person with knowledge of meeting to AP: Suspended Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith meets with Goodell
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of being reinstated....

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is questionable for Sunday against the San Diego Chargers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he's cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol....

The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year
LONDON (AP) -- The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year....

And down the stretch they come

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And down the stretch they come....

With everybody on the Kansas City sideline playing for something, the Chiefs banded together to take control of the AFC West on Thursday night

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader....

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson left Thursday night's game against the Raiders after going to the turf untouched and grabbing at his left Achilles, which has been bothering him for several weeks

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Derrick Johnson knew his season was over the moment he hit the frozen turf of Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs' veteran linebacker ripping off his helmet in frustration....

Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tyreek Hill didn't know what to do when he started hearing thousands of people in Arrowhead Stadium chanting his name, even as he stood all alone on the frozen turf waiting for the punt....