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Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson, right, points something out to head coach Marvin Lewis during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson are back on the sideline as head coaches this week for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Lewis led the Cincinnati Bengals for 16 years...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese, right, talks with quarterback Baker Mayfield at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. The Washington Redskins have hired Ken Zampese as their quarterbacks coach on Ron Rivera's new-look staff. The team revealed Rivera's full staff on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Zampese joins Redskins as QBs coach on Rivera's staff

Jan. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ken Zampese was hired as the Washington Redskins' quarterbacks coach on Wednesday with Ron Rivera filling out his new-look staff. Zampese and new offensive coordinator Scott Turner are now tasked with figuring out what to do with 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. Rivera said Haskins...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lions hire special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs

Jan. 11, 2020 5:30 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs. The team made the announcement Saturday, a week after firing special teams coordinator John Bonamego and five other members of Matt Patricia's staff. Coombs was the assistant special teams coach for the...

Petition suggests medical marijuana for Browns, Bengals fans

Jan. 8, 2020 1:15 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Petitioners are again asking the State Medical Board of Ohio to consider adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorders to the list of conditions that qualify for a doctor to recommend medical marijuana for patients. The conditions suggested in the second round of petitions the board...

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley hires coordinators

Jan. 6, 2020 5:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley has hired Tem Lukabu as defensive coordinator and Frank Cignetti Jr. as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. BC announced the moves Monday. Lukabu was most recently the Cincinnati Bengals' linebackers coach. The previous season, he was the...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1989 file photo, Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam Wyche clenches his fist as he is carried from the field on the shoulders of his players after their 21-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills for the AFC Championship game in Cincinnati , Ohio. Sam Wyche, who pushed the boundaries as an offensive innovator with the Cincinnati Bengals and challenged the NFL’s protocols along the way, has died, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. He was 74.  (AP Photo/Rob Burns, File)

Sam Wyche, boundary-pushing coach of Bengals, dead at 74

Jan. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EST

Sam Wyche, who pushed the boundaries as an offensive innovator with the Cincinnati Bengals and challenged the NFL’s protocols along the way, has died. He was 74. Wyche, who had a history of blood clots in his lungs and had a heart transplant in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, died Thursday of melanoma,...

Houston Texans J.J. Watt speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, in Houston. Watt will return to practice with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, clearing the way for the star defensive end to play in the team's playoff game in two weeks. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Watt to return for Texans in playoffs against Buffalo

Jan. 2, 2020 4:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt was a rookie in the 2011 playoffs when his spectacular performance against the Cincinnati Bengals led the Houston Texans to the first postseason win in franchise history. The spotlight will be on Watt again on Saturday, when he'll return to the field a little more than two months...

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. The Bengals won 33-23. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Bengals, Lions staffs to coach in Senior Bowl

Jan. 2, 2020 4:23 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The staffs of the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions will coach the Senior Bowl teams. The Senior Bowl announced the coaches, who are assigned by the NFL, on Thursday. Coach Zac Taylor and the Bengals hold the No. 1 pick in the draft and Matt Patricia's Lions pick third. The Senior...

Miami Dolphins defensive end Trent Harris, right, sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Column: Think you know 2020? Some sports predictions for you

Dec. 31, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Predictions aren't for the faint of heart, as anyone who has ever given money to a bookmaker can attest. Strange things can happen, which is a big reason why they still play games. Still, with every new year comes the hope that this might be the year some of them come true. With that in mind, let’s begin....