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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Recently fired Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has been hired as the New York Giants tight end coach on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Kitchens among additions to Judge's staff with N.Y. Giants

Feb. 5, 2020 1:09 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Recently fired Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has been hired as the New York Giants tight end coach. New coach Joe Judge announced his 20-member staff on Wednesday, retaining six men from Pat Shurmur's staff and filling out other spots with veteran NFL coaches and five...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl betting brings big business to sports books

Feb. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. The Kansas City...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

$154.7 million bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

Feb. 5, 2020 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in Nevada wagered $154.7 million on this year's Super Bowl, an increase from last year but still below the high set in 2018. The Nevada Gaming Control Board released its Super Bowl betting figures on Tuesday, a day later than expected, because of technical difficulties...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) audibles at the line of scrimmage during an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. The Titans defeated the Patriots 20-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL 101: What's ahead as next century of pro football begins

Feb. 4, 2020 9:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's centennial season concluded with a championship a half-century in the making. Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have ended that 50-year drought and own their second NFL championship, the focus will turn mostly elsewhere in what could be a very busy offseason. The NFL really never goes...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...

Kansas City Chiefs' Frank Clark celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chiefs defense comes through in Super Bowl triumph

Feb. 3, 2020 12:09 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were staring at a double-digit deficit for the third time in three postseason games. This time with less than 15 minutes left against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, when defensive end Frank Clark sauntered onto the field in Hard Rock Stadium and...

This still image taken from video provided by WLWT News 5 Cincinnati shows Fiona the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Cincinnati.   Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of her, marked with the logos of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. While the plan called for Fiona to nudge one of the items with her snout to indicate her pick, she instead thew up her choice for Sunday's Super Bowl on the Chiefs' item, WLWT-TV reports. (WLWT News 5 Cincinnati via AP)

Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

Feb. 1, 2020 12:08 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bettors looking for an edge in picking Sunday's Super Bowl winner may (or may not) want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus heartthrob at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) talks with head coach Andy Reid during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Davie, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Why do Chiefs believe they will win Super Bowl? Easy: fate

Jan. 31, 2020 1:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have perhaps the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, the fastest wide receiver in Tyreek Hill, one of the premier tight ends in Travis Kelce and one of the elite coaches in Andy Reid. They have plenty of other playmakers, too. Damien Williams has had starring...

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, right, talks with others on the football field during practice on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Davie, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Andy Reid won't silence critics until he wins a Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2020 11:14 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Andy Reid has won more games than any coach without a Super Bowl title, so people question whether he can win the big one. The knock against Reid throughout his 21-year coaching career has been his inability to win a championship. He was 1-4 in conference title games during 14 seasons in...