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Improving defense propels LA Rams onward to Tampa Bay

Jan. 18, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Stafford was nearly flawless in his first career playoff victory. Odell Beckham Jr. made huge plays as a receiverand as a passer in his own first postseason win. Yet the Los Angeles Rams (13-5) are headed to Tampa Bay on Sunday to play for a spot in the...

Murray's first playoff start a nightmare for Cardinals

Jan. 18, 2022 02:06 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kyler Murray's first NFL playoff start quickly turned into a nightmare. The dynamic quarterback and his Arizona Cardinals teammates had about the worst start imaginable in Monday night's 34-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild-card round. By the...

Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals 34-11 in playoff rout

Jan. 18, 2022 00:07 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his first playoff victory, and the Los Angeles Rams roared out of the wild-card round with a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. Odell Beckham Jr. and...

Packers hoping homefield is to their advantage this year

Jan. 13, 2022 19:04 PM EST

The Green Bay Packers are the only NFL team that didn't lose a game at home in the 2021 season. They're counting on their frenzied fanbase and frigid climes to help them get to the Super Bowl for the first time in 11 years. “I’m really looking forward to having a full crowd, that...

Veteran safety Eric Weddle rejoining LA Rams for playoffs

Jan. 12, 2022 16:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safety Eric Weddle is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Los Angeles Rams for the playoffs. Weddle turned 37 last week, and he hasn't played in the NFL since the 2019 season, but the Rams signed him to their practice squad Wednesday to address their glaring...

Rams trip into playoffs with clear flaws, chance to rebound

Jan. 10, 2022 19:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the Rams shook hands with the San Francisco 49ers down on the field Sunday, a celebratory graphic blared from the massive Oculus videoboard above them. Virtual confetti flew while SoFi Stadium heralded Los Angeles as the “NFC West Division Champs.” A...

Titans can clinch AFC's No. 1 seed with Henry's return near

Jan. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The resilient Tennessee Titans now are two-time AFC South champs and just one victory away from making the AFC playoffs come through Nashville. So much for a season during which they've been without the league’s two-time rushing champ since Halloween and...

Titans clinch 2nd straight AFC South, beating Miami 34-3

Jan. 02, 2022 19:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are dancing as back-to-back AFC South champs in a season when they lost the NFL's leading rusher at Halloween and have used 88 players — most ever in a non-strike season for the NFL. Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes as the...

Healing Titans declare nobody out before game vs. Dolphins

Dec. 31, 2021 16:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are showing serious signs of healing up after using an NFL-high 88 players this season. For the first time in weeks, the Titans did not declare any player out Friday ahead of Sunday's game against Miami (8-7). They also activated wide...

Titans try to clinch AFC South against streaking Dolphins

Dec. 30, 2021 16:33 PM EST

MIAMI (8-7) at TENNESSEE (10-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS BETTING LINE: Titans by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Dolphins 8-7; Titans 9-6. SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 21-17. LAST MEETING: Dolphins...