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Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, left, talks with Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 22-17. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Reid, Bills' McDermott to match wits for AFC title

Jan. 23, 2021 1:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protégé trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat. Funny thing: Even after firing him,...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game

Jan. 23, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Two teams so absent from championship history for so long until recently face off for the AFC championship. The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. When they host Buffalo, the Chiefs will take on a franchise that went from the 2000-2016...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Column: Mahomes 'cleared' for big game. What could go wrong?

Jan. 23, 2021 3:45 AM EST

Never mind that Patrick Mahomes got knocked silly and out of a game barely a week ago. He was always going to play Sunday against Buffalo, and because it’s the AFC Championship — instead of, say, Week 3 of the regular season — the only way the Chiefs' star wouldn’t have cleared the...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) returns an interception 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' Mathieu making most of opportunity in Kansas City

Jan. 23, 2021 3:33 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off an AFC championship heartbreak against the New England Patriots that rested largely on the shoulders of their defense, which couldn't stop Tom Brady and Co. in overtime. Not enough talent? Maybe. Not enough playmakers?...

Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier walks the field before an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. All four defensive coordinators who will be trying to shut down high-powered offenses in the NFL playoffs this weekend have been head coaches before, providing valuable experience in the conference championships.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

D-coordinators bring head coaching chops to NFL title games

Jan. 22, 2021 4:52 PM EST

All four NFL teams playing in the conference championships have a defensive coordinator who flopped as a head coach but who has the chops as a lieutenant to help his team and his head coach get to the Super Bowl. The NFC championship pits high-powered offenses led by Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady, who is making...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes enters the injury tent during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Chiefs' Mahomes cleared to play in AFC championship

Jan. 22, 2021 3:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was cleared Friday from the league's concussion protocol after his third consecutive day of practice and will be under center when Kansas City plays the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game. Mahomes was hurt in the third quarter of the...

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

After 4-0 weekend, can Pro Picks get Super Bowl teams right?

Jan. 22, 2021 1:10 PM EST

Not to brag — well, yes, to BRAG — Pro Picks was perfect straight up last weekend, selecting all four winners in the NFL's divisional round. The problem with conference championship weekend is simple: We are torn. Any of the four not only can get to the Super Bowl, but win it. Some might want to...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills' Diggs among NFL elite receiving company this weekend

Jan. 22, 2021 2:36 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With his name plastered on election campaign-style lawns signs — “Allen-Diggs 2020” — popping up across Buffalo, receiver Stefon Diggs requires no further introduction. And yet, cornerback Tre’Davious White playfully decided one was necessary...

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

AP sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni

Jan. 21, 2021 10:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Sirianni's success working with various quarterbacks with different styles comes in handy in his new job. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated...

FILE - IN this Jan. 30, 1994 file photo, Buffalo Bills' Bruce Smith holds up his injured hand during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys in Atlanta.   Smith is happy seeing the Buffalo Bills finally back in the AFC championship game for the first time in 27 years. What excites him more is a belief the team seems poised for long-term success in drawing comparisons of Buffalo's team in 1988, which would eventually go on to make, and lose, four straight Super Bowl appearances starting in '91. (AP Photo /John J. Gaps III, File)

Shades of '88? Bruce Smith sees same potential in 2020 Bills

Jan. 21, 2021 4:38 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Win or lose, and make no mistake Bruce Smith is rooting for the Bills to beat the Chiefs on Sunday, the NFL’s career leader in sacks is confident Buffalo’s future is bright. “This is just the beginning,” Smith told The Associated Press by phone this...