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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy beside others the team previously had won during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. If Tom Brady isn't a unanimous selection to the All-Decade team, it will be a bigger upset than the Jets over the Colts in Super Bowl 3. Next Monday, April 6, 2020, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 span. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

All-Decade Team a dicey proposition, other than a few stars

Mar. 30, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

All-Decade teams are a dicey proposition. Some all-time greats never made such a team because of, basically, bad timing. Maybe they broke into the NFL in mid-decade, such as Curtis Martin in 1995 or Fred Dean 20 years earlier. Both are Hall of Famers without ever making an All-Decade squad. Others happened to...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, right, catches a pass while under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams during the second half of an NFL football game, in Carson, Calif. The Chargers announced on Friday, March 13, 2020, that they have put the non-exclusive franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry. General manager Tom Telesco said during the NFL Scouting Combine that they were considering tagging Henry but are still hoping to sign him to a long-term extension.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Column: NFL wins again with deal players didn't have to make

Mar. 15, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

More money, more jobs, and more for retirement. Those are the kind of things negotiated in most union contracts, and the union that represents NFL players got them in the new deal that ties the NFL and its players together for the next decade. But more work, too? Who would negotiate that? That’s what a lot...

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Nearly every one of the NFL's eight divisions has a team or teams with a quarterback quandary. With the exception of the NFC West it's easy to argue that there's a major hole behind center somewhere. Yep, after two decades of unmatched success, Tom Brady is without a contract. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Determining All-Decade team for 2010s no easy chore

Feb. 25, 2020 1:55 PM EST

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is embarking on a difficult assignment: determining the All-Decade team of the 2010s. Yes, there are some slam dunks on both sides of the ball and on special teams. There also are some real tough decisions to be made. All-Decade teams are of value in assessing credentials for...

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

Feb. 21, 2020 6:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players. They want more talks. Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will meet...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo walks to the sideline during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt York)

49ers' great turnaround season pulls up short in Super Bowl

Feb. 3, 2020 12:17 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers' remarkable turnaround ended up just a few minutes shy of a Super Bowl title. After becoming only the third team to go to the Super Bowl a year after winning four or fewer games, the 49ers stumbled at the end and lost 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs on...

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Time passages: Mahomes leads comeback for the ages for KC

Feb. 3, 2020 9:16 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They were celebrating the passage of time as much as football at this Super Bowl: 100-year-old war veterans at midfield for the pregame coin flip, a 50-years-young pop diva handling halftime, and, of course, a quarterback who turns 25 this year saving the best part of the show...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and MVP Patrick Mahomes celebrates with Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu (32) after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs won 31-20. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Super Rally: Mahomes, Chiefs win NFL title with late surge

Feb. 3, 2020 1:29 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes needed just the waning minutes of Super Bowl 54 to end a whole lot of frustration. A championship 50 years in the making for the Kansas City Chiefs. A two-decade wait for an NFL title for coach Andy Reid. All it took was falling behind by double digits in the...

Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill (10) catches a pass, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Big play: Hill gets behind D and triggers a KC comeback

Feb. 3, 2020 12:01 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The question the San Francisco defensive backs will spend the offseason asking themselves was probably the same one going through the mind of Patrick Mahomes in the split second that changed the Super Bowl on Sunday. How did Tyreek Hill get that open? Clogged up for more than...