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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rodgers, Allen lead Packers and Bills into title games

Jan. 16, 2021 11:40 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers is thankful for the chance to play a conference title game at home for the first time in his career. Josh Allen is just happy to get into one wherever it happens to be. Rodgers threw two TD passes and ran for another score to lead the top-seeded Green Bay Packers into the NFC championship game with...

FILE - Cleveland Browns offensive guard Joel Bitonio (75) blocks in the third quarter an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Browns Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio will be activated from the COVID-19 list Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after missing last week’s playoff win over Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Bitonio 'pumped' for playoff debut after COVID-19

Jan. 15, 2021 7:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Bitonio's neighbors set off fireworks late Sunday night after the Browns stunned the Steelers in the wild-card game. The loud bangs signified something more for the Pro Bowl guard — a second chance. Cleveland's longest-tenured player, Bitonio was activated from the COVID-19...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) runs off of the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. Garrett has nothing but respect for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a generational talent on another level from other players in the NFL. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin, File)

Browns' Garrett 'due,' wants to leave impression on Mahomes

Jan. 15, 2021 6:34 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett has only respect for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a generational talent on another level from other players in the NFL. Reverence aside, Garrett hopes to make Mahomes remember meeting him in the playoffs. Forever. “I want him to be able to go home when he has...

Injured Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller uses a scooter to maneuver around as his teammates warm up before taking part in drills during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver

Jan. 15, 2021 5:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by police in a Denver suburb. Parker Police Department spokesman Josh Hans confirmed the investigation Friday, but couldn’t provide additional details. Hans wrote in an email that, “if the investigation determines a crime has...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) defends a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) during the second half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Top cornerbacks standing out on NFL's Super Bowl hopefuls

Jan. 15, 2021 4:36 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Brandon Staley looks at the defenses on the remaining eight teams in the NFL playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams' defensive coordinator sees several top-notch groups with several qualities in common. Yet one element stands apart — quite literally at times. Nearly every...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson dives for extra yardage during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs aim for quicker starts as they begin title defense

Jan. 15, 2021 3:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have proven that they can overcome just about any deficit in the postseason. That doesn't mean they want to keep doing it. Of all the points of emphasis this weekend, when the Chiefs play the Cleveland Browns for a spot in their third straight AFC championship...

Browns aim to keep late-season surge going in Kansas City

Jan. 15, 2021 11:32 AM EST

CLEVELAND (12-5) at KANSAS CITY (14-2) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Browns 7-10; Chiefs 7-9 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 13-11-2 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Browns 37-21 on Nov. 4, 2018, in Cleveland LAST WEEK — Browns beat Steelers...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Latest: South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

Jan. 14, 2021 8:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU. The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in...

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates on the sideline during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Browns' Hunt set for emotional, playoff reunion with Chiefs

Jan. 14, 2021 5:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt's about to face the team that drafted and developed him before deciding to push the running back away. The Kansas City Chiefs won a Super Bowl without Hunt. He wants to stop them from getting another one. Hunt, whose career briefly derailed in Kansas City before being renewed...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Positive COVID-19 tests have knocked Stefanski out of Cleveland's wild-card game at Pittsburgh on Sunday night — the Browns' first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Justin Berl, File)

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

Jan. 14, 2021 4:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Kevin Stefanski doesn't plan a trip downstairs to his basement any time soon. “Those walls were closing in on me,” he said. Stefanski returned to the team's facility Thursday, 10 days after the first-year coach tested positive for COVID-19 and he was forced to...