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Browns continue defensive makeover, add Walker, Jackson

Mar. 19, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Takk McKinley showed up at the Browns' headquarters in a suit to sign his new, one-year contract. It's part of the defensive end's image makeover. Cleveland's defense looks spiffier, too. General manager Andrew Berry continued his...

Stefanski, Browns back at 'square one' after '20 turnaround

Mar. 04, 2021 11:51 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's first season as an NFL head coach was sublime, almost storybook. He ended Cleveland's long playoff drought, won a postseason game — watching from his basement as he recovered from COVID-19 — and guided his team around endless...

Rodgers wins 3rd MVP, Donald gets 3rd top defensive player

Feb. 07, 2021 00:05 AM EST

A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. ...

The Latest: Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd MVP Award

Feb. 06, 2021 22:42 PM EST

The Latest on the NFL individual awards presented Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All times EST): ___ 10:42 p.m. No surprise about The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers has won it for the third time....

Somehow, the NFL pulled off playing every game in a pandemic

Feb. 05, 2021 11:53 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Playing a contact sport in the middle of a pandemic seemed unthinkable to everyone except the NFL when the novel coronavirus shut down the country in March. The improbable became achievable thanks to collaboration and sacrifice. ...

Vikings OC Kubiak retires after 36-year NFL career

Jan. 21, 2021 18:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has retired after a 36-year career as a player, coach and adviser in the NFL, the team announced Thursday. The decision, though widely expected, will force head coach Mike Zimmer to hire a sixth...

EXPLAINER: A look at the data behind NFL decision making

Jan. 21, 2021 02:27 AM EST

Fourth downs in the NFL used to be reserved for kicks, except in the most dire of circumstances. But with teams scoring at a record pace and becoming more analytics friendly each year, teams are going for it on fourth down these days in scenarios that would have been...

Analysis: Backup QBs saw plenty of action in NFL playoffs

Jan. 19, 2021 02:49 AM EST

Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL’s divisional playoff round. Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. ...

Browns, Mayfield expecting to build upon 2020 successes

Jan. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They've got the right coach...

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

Jan. 17, 2021 21:10 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...