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AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, (8) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's all-star game Sunday. Smith suggested the best way...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

Jan. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade. Shutting down Patrick...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

Jan. 24, 2020 12:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact...

AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, signs autographs during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Jackson's autograph, picture

Jan. 23, 2020 5:06 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey was signing autographs following Pro Bowl practice Thursday and wrapping up an interview when his sister jumped in with a desperate request. “You have to help mom,” she said. “What’s up?” he asked....

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the Kansas City Chiefs after the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL Today, Conference Championships

Jan. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sun. Jan. 26, Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's annual all-star game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, with Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald among the...

The media surrounds Seattle Seahawks' player Jacob Hollister for an interview as players clean out their lockers at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP)

Another Seahawks playoff run falls short of expectations

Jan. 13, 2020 7:45 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It’s been six years since Russell Wilson raised the Super Bowl trophy. Five years since his fateful pass from the 1-yard line. While he’s become one of the top quarterbacks in the time since Wilson was last in the Super Bowl, the gap without a championship game...

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch sits on the bench during the second half an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

After 2 TDs in Seahawks' loss, Lynch 'not sure' on future

Jan. 13, 2020 10:30 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch muscled his way into the end zone for two more postseason touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks, capping an unexpected bonus chapter at what could have, this time, been the end of his NFL career. In Lynch's typical do-it-his-own-way fashion, after Seattle was ousted in...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers celebrates as he walks off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Packers hold off Seahawks 28-23 to reach NFC title game

Jan. 13, 2020 12:10 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have relied more on character and resilience than offense or defense this season, lagging well behind past editions in aesthetics. This divisional round win over Seattle, though, was a vintage Rodgers performance. He helped the Packers pull...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts after a touchdown by tight end Travis Kelce during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chiefs, Packers join 49ers, Titans in NFL championship round

Jan. 12, 2020 10:04 PM EST

The conference championships will be all about rematches, including a classic rivalry in the NFC. San Francisco will host Green Bay after the Packers held on to edge undermanned Seattle 28-23 at Lambeau Field on Sunday. These teams met in November, a 37-8 romp for the Niners, but their postseason history includes...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...