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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...

Tannehill focused on Titans' future, not his Miami past

Dec. 29, 2021 19:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill has such a bright future that the Tennessee quarterback is in no mood to look back, not when the Titans need one more victory to clinch a second straight AFC South title. Tannehill finally gets his first chance Sunday to face off against the...

LB Al-Shaair active for 49ers against banged-up Titans

Dec. 23, 2021 19:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will have linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair available Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. The 49ers already had ruled out running back Elijah Mitchell with a knee injury along with safety Talanoa Hufanga, who sprained his knee in...

LA Rams on track for playoffs with tough, short week ahead

Dec. 22, 2021 19:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beating the Seattle Seahawks at home with a depleted roster was probably the easier part of this nightmarish week for the Los Angeles Rams. Facing the Vikings on the road and on four days' rest with several key contributors possibly still missing will test the...