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Most people (at least those paying attention) expect quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be the first player selected in this year’s NFL Draft. Frankly, his draft stock has been a foregone conclusion since his heralded arrival at Clemson in 2018, and it was only strengthened after he led the Tigers to the National Championship as only a freshman. He’s a team leader who can read a defense and flat out throw the ball.

In fact, the only doubts that exist about Lawrence’s po

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The NFL Expands Its Regular Season to 17 Games
 

The league’s owners voted Tuesday to expand the regular season to 17 games. It’s the first schedule expansion since 1978, when the league moved to 16 games and stayed that way for decades. The decision, which also results in one fewer preseason games, was widely expected on the heels of a series of agreements that paved the way for more action starting in the 2021 season.

A year ago, the NFL and NFL Players Association struck a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement that gave the

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Super Bowl MVP quarterback Tom Brady had motivation in leaving the New England Patriots to try to win another championship with a different franchise.

 

The Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to claim Super Bowl LV 31-9 for Brady’s seventh ring overall but his first not under the leadership of coach Bil

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke for the first time publicly about his son’s auto accident that left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition, saying Sunday, “My heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”

“My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who’s fighting for her life,” Reid said Sunday night after the Chiefs lost Super Bowl LV to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9. “I can’t comment on it a

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A quick read on items of interest for the NFL’s divisional playoffs…

 

Lamar Jackson vs. Josh Allen. While the “History Channel Showdown” featuring Tom Brady and Drew Brees assures that at least one legendary quarterback will advance to the NFC Championship Game, the “Saturday Night Special” in Buffalo dictates that at least one of the young guns from the 2018 NFL draft class is headed to their first AFC title game, having broken through last weekend to win their first playoff games

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DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52

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ESPN 300 quarterback Shedeur Sanders flipped his commitment from FAU to Jackson State University, where his dad, Deion Sanders, is the head coach.

Shedeur originally committed to FAU in July and was the highest-ranked commit for the program from the Class of 2021. Once his father was hired by Jackson State in September, it seemed as though it was only a matter of time before Shedeur made the switch.

He made that decision official on Friday and is now the highest-ranked prospect J

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s season is officially over.

 

The Cleveland Browns announced the star wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Beckham underwent an MRI on Monday morning, which confirmed the tear.

He was injured on the Browns’ second snap Sunday while attempting to chase down a Cincinnati Bengals defender following a Baker Mayfield interception.

“Obviously it’s a big loss,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday. “He’s a huge part of what we do. So now we’ll just ha

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There are not many NFL records Tom Brady hasn’t set, but on Sunday the 43-year-old managed to find another one to break and again etch his name into the history books.

 

When Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the field in Las Vegas, he trailed Drew Brees by three career touchdowns. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns earlier in the day to stretch his career tally to 558, increasing his lead over Brady’s 555.

But if Brady’s 20-year career has told u

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When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. 4 Fighting Irish unbeaten.

“I’m definitely hard on myself, but my job at the end of the day is to get the ‘W’,” said Book, whose 13-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter together with Kyren Williams’ 127 rushing yards helped Notre Dame hold off the Cardinals 12-7 Saturday.

Williams ran 25 times and had his third 100-yard game of the season as the Irish (4-0, 3-0 Atl

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Marshon Lattimore sealed the New Orleans Saints’
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Tom Brady makes rare mental error losing track of downs during final drive, Bruce Arians claims otherwise
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Brady apparently had to be told that Tampa Bay did indeed turn the ball over on downs
 
 

Tom Brady had a chance for a statement win in primetime with his new team on Thursday night, but it was not to be. Even more noteworthy, he appeared to forget what down it was during what would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' final play in the 20-19 loss they suffered to the Chicago Bears. Brady's f

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Chiefs Beat Patriots 26-10

 
 
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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs started slowly on Monday, which should have been expected. Their opponent was the New England Patriots.

 

The Chiefs came alive in the second half, as they usually do against the Patriots. Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, and the Chiefs ran their record to 4-0 by winning 26-10.

The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to start four straight seasons 4-0 or better. They’ve had a winning streak

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey doesn’t have to worry about free agency any time soon after signing a five-year, $98.75 million extension with the team. The deal will kick in at the end of Humphrey’s rookie contract, keeping him with the Ravens through the 2026 season.

The 2017 first-round draft pick gave thanks to God during a press conference announcing the extension, and he said he rededicated his life to Christ at the beginning of hi

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