Kansas City Chiefs

N.F.L. Culture Never Reformed After the Rice Scandal, Women Say

Goodell sensed the gravity of the situation, she thought, when he met with about 50 women who worked at N.F.L. headquarters, primarily to rebut reports that the league had seen the video beforehand and failed to act on it. According to Locklear, Goodell reiterated his pledge to address domestic violence, but offered few specific steps […]

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What We Learned From the N.F.L.’s Conference Championships

The 2021-22 sports year is hellbent on healing wounded fan bases. The state of Georgia saw its Major League Baseball franchise and flagship college football program win titles, Milwaukee won its first N.B.A. championship since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was tossing up sky hooks, and the Cincinnati Bengals are now Super Bowl-bound for the first time in […]

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What We Learned in the Divisional Round of the N.F.L. Playoffs

This weekend’s divisional-round games provided a few surprises, beginning with the top seeds in both conferences getting tossed, Joe Burrow’s being sacked nine times overcoming Ryan Tannehill’s three interceptions and Aaron Rodgers’s earlier-than-predicted consideration of his next team. Perhaps the biggest shock, however, is this: Jimmy Garoppolo is one plane ride and 60 minutes of […]

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N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Divisional Round

On paper, the Rams have the better, and healthier, team. Odell Beckham Jr. has caught six touchdown passes in nine games with Los Angeles, Cooper Kupp leads the league in every receiving category that matters and Von Miller has become a nightmarish sidekick for Aaron Donald. But the Buccaneers have Tom Brady, whose vast playoff […]

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What We Learned From Week 17 in the N.F.L.

Chargers 34, Broncos 13: After Broncos Coach Vic Fangio inexplicably settled for a field-goal attempt to take 3 points out of a 20-3 deficit in the fourth quarter, the Chargers quickly ended the affair. Andre Roberts returned the ensuing kick 101 yards for a touchdown, and Los Angeles will now face Las Vegas in Week […]

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N.F.L. Week 17 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The Vikings (7-8) expect to return the star running back Dalvin Cook from the Covid-19 list. Completing the season sweep of Green Bay (at Lambeau Field) is probably too tall a task, but Minnesota could cover — and edge its way into a playoff berth — if it feeds Cook during a night game in […]

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What We Learned From Week 14 in the N.F.L.

A strange thing happened as quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued to struggle with the Rubik’s cube known as the two-deep shell. As he looked so unfathomably human against N.F.L. defenses that played their two safeties deep to prevent long passes, the Kansas City Chiefs methodically built a juggernaut in a less celebrated area: their defense. The […]

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