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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates as he comes off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Bye week hazardous for Chiefs and Ravens, but KC survives

Jan. 14, 2020 3:07 AM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers used their bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Now they'll meet in the NFC championship for the first time since 1997, when Reggie White, Brett Favre and that Pack bested Steve Young and Ken Norton Jr. The R&R from the first-round bye proved more like rust,...

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) walks off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Texans face long offseason after collapse against Chiefs

Jan. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans were up 24-0 in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and looked to be headed for their first AFC championship game, which they would have hosted. Then everything fell apart. And now instead of preparing for another playoff game, the Texans are left to wonder...

Houston Texans running back Taiwan Jones (34) leaps after the ball fumbled by Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10), during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The ball was recovered by Houston Texans cornerback Keion Crossen for a turnover. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Texans' season ends with playoff meltdown against Chiefs

Jan. 12, 2020 9:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bill O'Brien figured it would take more than 24 points to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Even when they spotted his Houston Texans a 24-0 lead. So after the Chiefs had finally reached the end zone in their divisional playoff game, and the Texans were on the verge of going...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs

Jan. 12, 2020 8:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart. The Chiefs already faced a 24-0 hole,...

Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Chiefs' Jones inactive for playoff game; Texans' Fuller OK

Jan. 12, 2020 2:08 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones for their divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans on Sunday after their sacks leader hurt his calf in practice and struggled through pregame warm-ups. The Texans did have Will Fuller for the first...

Point spreads seem a bit high in divisional playoffs round

Jan. 10, 2020 5:56 PM EST

The best of college football will be on display Saturday night in Baltimore. Say what? Well, if you believe the Heisman Trophy represents the top player in the college game, then consider that five of the winners will be there when the Titans visit the Ravens. It's entirely possible that the team advancing to the...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Chiefs pass rush could be pivotal vs Texans in playoff game

Jan. 9, 2020 9:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the Kansas City Chiefs' regular-season finale, that must-win game against the Los Angeles Chargers that helped them secure a first-round playoff bye, there was a play late in the third quarter that caused Andy Reid to laugh. The Chiefs coach watched from the sideline as Terrell...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with fans after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Watson vs. Mahomes headlines Texans-Chiefs playoff tilt

Jan. 9, 2020 6:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs knew they were in the market for a quarterback a couple of years ago and, with several first-round talents available, they invited Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes for visits. Both were put through their paces. They scribbled plays on...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81), as cornerback Rashad Fenton (27) watches, during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Honey Badger has Chiefs facing former team in NFL playoffs

Jan. 8, 2020 3:53 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first things Bill O'Brien wants to make perfectly clear is that he never wanted to lose the Honey Badger. In just one season in Houston, versatile safety Tyrann Mathieu had become such a ball-hawking leader that he was voted a team captain. He piled up nearly 90 tackles,...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Oakland, Calif. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Head coaching hires ranging from experienced to newcomers

Jan. 7, 2020 5:55 PM EST

The Cowboys and Redskins went the experience route in their head coaching searches. The Giants and Panthers apparently are comfortable with newcomers to the job. Dallas replaced Jason Garrett with a Super Bowl winner, Mike McCarthy, who was as successful in Green Bay as anyone this side of Vince Lombardi....