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El quarterback Tom Brady (12), de los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay, delante del outside linebacker Demario Davis, de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, en la segunda mitad de su duelo divisional en los playoffs de la NFL, el domingo 17 de enero de 2021, en Nueva Orleans. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Column: Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Jan. 18, 2021 9:32 AM EST

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will. Lambeau Field will be as...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Still playing: Bills, Bucs risen from Super Bowl droughts

Jan. 18, 2021 2:40 AM EST

In the 1990s, the Bills buffaloed their way to four successive — if not successful — Super Bowls. No other franchise has managed that. About a decade later, the long-downtrodden Buccaneers swashbuckled to an NFL title. Ever since, pretty much nothing for those teams. Until now. Next weekend,...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, plays with his children as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady speaks with Brittany Brees after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees exits playoffs, perhaps career, on sour note

Jan. 18, 2021 1:00 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two hours after the New Orleans Saints' season had ended, Drew Brees stood on the Superdome field in street clothes, throwing passes to his children while his wife, Brittany, captured images of those moments with her cell phone. Brees routinely throws the ball around with his kids...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley watches his players before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, the Los Angeles Chargers hired Staley to become the team's head coach. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

Chargers hire Rams DC Brandon Staley as head coach

Jan. 18, 2021 12:30 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley won't have to move that far for his first head coaching opportunity. Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers' coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams. The Chargers made the decision to hire Staley after...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as head coach

Jan. 17, 2021 10:45 PM EST
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as head coach.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs. Allen in title games

Jan. 17, 2021 10:22 PM EST

Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo's Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set up Sunday when Brady's...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chiefs' Reid: QB Mahomes 'doing good' after concussion

Jan. 17, 2021 9:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had enough wits about him after a concussion knocked the star quarterback from the Kansas City Chiefs' divisional-round playoff win over the Cleveland Browns to get a rather clever hashtag trending on Twitter. “HenneThingIsPossible,” it read. It was a...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gutsy or insane? Depends on the outcome of tough calls

Jan. 17, 2021 9:25 PM EST

Gutsy or insane? Depends on the outcome. Andy Reid's gamble on fourth-and-inches at the Kansas City 48 with 1:14 remaining in Sunday's 22-17 divisional-round win over Cleveland fits the category. That it succeeded will become legend among Chiefs fans. Had it failed, well, who knows? The fact Reid had backup...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

After losing Mahomes, Chiefs and Henne hold off Browns 22-17

Jan. 17, 2021 9:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — along with a gutsy call by Andy Reid kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off...