Latest NFL Playoffs News

New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up

Feb. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs online or over their phones during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey. It was the highest monthly total yet for the state whose U.S. Supreme Court victory cleared the way for...

Column: Alliance provides entertainment, intrigue in Week 1

Feb. 11, 2019 9:43 PM EST

There clearly is an appetite in America for more football. Why else would the NFL combine, draft and minicamps get almost as much attention as regular-season or even playoff games in other sports? There also is quite the gridiron void once the Super Bowl is over and the next NFL contests to pay attention to...

Chiefs GM: Planning already happening for Mahomes contract

Feb. 7, 2019 3:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are already planning their future around signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract, even though the NFL MVP won't be eligible to sign an extension until after next season. Chiefs general manager Bret Veach said during a wide-ranging interview...

Tom Brady gets his playoff beard shaved for charity

Feb. 7, 2019 3:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity. The six-time Super Bowl champion got his playoff stubble shaved off Thursday at Gillette headquarters in Boston. Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and...

McVay, Goff begin shaking off Rams' loss, focusing on future

Feb. 5, 2019 6:04 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do. Thanks to their run to the Super Bowl, they have a relatively short amount of time to do it. Sean McVay professes to love few things more than his next challenge, and the coach is already hitting the Rams' offseason...

Reliable as ever, Patriots' Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

Feb. 4, 2019 12:15 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady's favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again. "It's pretty surreal," Edelman...

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Feb. 4, 2019 12:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — That super shootout everyone expected turned into a defensive standoff. The New England Patriots showed they can win that type of championship game, too. So after Tom Brady led one classic drive to win the Patriots their record-tying sixth Super Bowl, he perfectly summed up the 13-3 victory...

The Latest: Rams' Zuerlein, Pats' Hightower active for game

Feb. 3, 2019 5:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST): 5:25 p.m. The Super Bowl teams had no surprises on their lists of inactive players. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton and defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. both returned to the Patriots' active roster after missing the AFC championship game. Also...

The Latest: Chiefs QB Mahomes wins NFL MVP award

Feb. 2, 2019 7:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the AP NFL individual awards Saturday (all times local): 7 p.m. It was a Patrick Mahomes runaway for NFL MVP. In his second pro season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player award. He received 41 votes from a...

Ex-NFL QB, assistant coach Wade Wilson dies on 60th birthday

Feb. 1, 2019 8:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Wade Wilson, the quarterback who led the Minnesota Vikings to an NFC championship game and coached the position with the Dallas Cowboys for more than a decade, died on his 60th birthday Friday. Wilson died at his home in the Dallas suburb of Coppell. Police said a 911 call was made from...