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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo,Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Not knowing where Rivers might be headed if anywhere in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Analysis: Offseason Fix: Where are the free QBs headed?

Feb. 12, 2020 2:37 AM EST

Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Indeed, not knowing where Rivers might be headed, if anywhere, in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. Nearly every one of the NFL's...

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...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford watches from the sidelines during warmups before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lions' Stafford says he's confident back injury won't linger

Dec. 30, 2019 6:36 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford stood in front of his locker, surrounded by a slew of reporters inquiring about the back injury that cost him half a season and spoiled any shot the Detroit Lions had of having a successful season. Stafford insisted fans of the franchise should not be worried about...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Packers barely beat Lions 23-20 to earn first-round bye

Dec. 29, 2019 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was on the money when Green Bay needed him most, overcoming one of his worst games this season. Rodgers threw a short and accurate pass to Aaron Jones, whose 31-yard reception set up Mason Crosby's 33-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Packers to a 23-20 win over the...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs off the field after the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Packers won 23-10. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

A lot has changed for Packers, Lions since first meeting

Dec. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EST

There was actually a point this season when the Detroit Lions looked like real threats in the NFC North. On Oct. 14, the Lions led 22-13 in the fourth quarter at Green Bay. A victory would have improved Detroit's record to 3-1-1, but some questionable calls and a last-second field goal lifted the Packers to a...

Packers-Lions Preview Capsule

Dec. 26, 2019 10:20 AM EST

GREEN BAY (12-3) AT DETROIT (3-11-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE -- Packers by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Packers 10-5, Lions 5-10 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 101-72-7 LAST MEETING — Packers beat Lions 23-22, Oct. 14 LAST WEEK -- Packers beat Vikings 23-10; Lions lost to Broncos 27-17 AP...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs off the field after the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Packers won 23-10. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Division champion Packers proud of another not-so-pretty win

Dec. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first time the Green Bay Packers formally gathered in the spring, new coach Matt LaFleur presented the goal of reclaiming the NFC North. Division titles are standard preseason talking points around the NFL, and for the past quarter-century they've been the minimum expectation for the...