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Baltimore Ravens offensive guard Patrick Mekari (65) leaves the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. The Titans won 28-12. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Ravens' memorable 2019 season spoiled by early playoff exit

Jan. 13, 2020 3:58 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As top-seeded Baltimore approached its playoff opener last week, linebacker Josh Bynes was asked to compare the current edition of the Ravens to the Super Bowl champions of 2012. Bynes, who played 10 games for the 2012 champs, replied, “That team is special, and this team is...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones runs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Seattle defense struggles in season-ending loss to Packers

Jan. 13, 2020 12:04 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks were routinely Super Bowl contenders just a few years ago thanks in large part to their dominant defense. That's no longer the case. Seattle's defense bent and then broke Sunday, surrendering 344 total yards and committing costly penalties in a season-ending...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Baltimore Ravens strong safety Chuck Clark (36) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win

Jan. 12, 2020 12:51 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — With his bright red shoes and relentless running, Derrick Henry grabbed the spotlight and wouldn't let go. When he was done leading Tennessee into the AFC championship game Saturday night, he did a lengthy victory lap around the Baltimore Ravens' home, slapping hands and taking selfies...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs with the ball as New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) chases him during the first half of an NFL football game, in Baltimore. The Ravens bring a 12-game winning streak into their playoff matchup with the Tennessee Titans in Saturday night.(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Ravens, Jackson launch playoff run against underdog Titans

Jan. 9, 2020 7:30 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Containing Lamar Jackson has been virtually impossible for opposing defenses this season, and now the task falls on the Tennessee Titans to find a way to slow down a versatile quarterback who is equally adept at running the ball and throwing downfield. “Other than try to tie his...

Baltimore Raven quarterback Lamar Jackson hands off to running back Mark Ingram during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Brown at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Warren Dillaway/The Star-Beacon via AP)

Top seeds back in action as NFL's divisional round kicks off

Jan. 9, 2020 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bye-week breaks are over for the top two seeds in the AFC and NFC after a, well, wild wild-card weekend to open the NFL playoffs. That means it's back to work for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Same for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San...

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,...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with quarterback Russell Wilson, second from right, during warmups before NFL football practice, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Carroll savors another playoff trip after decade in Seattle

Jan. 3, 2020 2:20 AM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Pete Carroll was informed that nearly 10 years to the day had past since he was announced as the Seattle Seahawks head coach, the normally effusive coach was momentarily stunned. Partly because it hasn’t felt like a decade. Partly because he’s never been anywhere...

File-This Feb. 27, 2019, file photo shows New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaking during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Giants fired head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, just two years into a five-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed. But the Giants aren’t making sweeping changes as Gettleman is being retained by co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch. Gettleman is expected to meet with the media on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Giants start coaching interviews, Cowboys Kris Richard

Jan. 2, 2020 4:42 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have started their third search for a head coach since 2015, talking to Dallas defensive assistant coach Kris Richard. The team said Thursday the 40-year-old Richard met with co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman, vice president of football...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Tomlin: Rudolph is Steelers' top backup QB heading into 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 season was defined by chaos at quarterback. Coach Mike Tomlin is eyeing a return to normalcy in 2020. Tomlin said Tuesday the team expects veteran Ben Roethlisberger to return next season after missing all but six quarters of Pittsburgh's uneven 8-8 ride in...

File-This July 12, 2019, photo shows Greg Roman of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. The mastermind behind the Baltimore Ravens' prolific offense may be headed elsewhere after the team has completed its playoff run. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, that the Cleveland Browns have asked permission to talk to Roman about their vacant head coaching job, and the Ravens will allow that interview to take place. Harbaugh suspects the interview could occur this week, because top-seeded Baltimore has a bye before opening the playoffs on Jan. 11. (AP Photo/File)

Ravens prepare for playoffs and potential exit by Roman

Dec. 30, 2019 6:56 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The mastermind behind the Baltimore Ravens' prolific offense may be headed elsewhere after the team has completed its playoff run. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that the Cleveland Browns have asked permission to talk to offensive coordinator Greg Roman about their vacant...