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N.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Eagles or Vikings?

Neither team has the quarterback they expected leading them, but the Eagles and Vikings have reached the conference championship just the same.

A.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Patriots or Jaguars?

Jacksonville was not expected to be here. New England always seems to be here. But the Jaguars’ defense gives them a chance in any game they play.

Giants Focus Coaching Search on Pat Shurmur

Shurmur, the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, cannot be offered a job until Minnesota’s season ends, but he is the leading candidate to take over the Giants.

On Pro Football: Patriots Stick Together the Way They Know Best, Ruthlessly

By routing the Tennessee Titans and securing a seventh straight trip to the A.F.C. title game, the Patriots ended a week of turmoil that followed a report of rifts among their leaders.

On Pro Football: Vikings’ Case Keenum Isn’t a Star, but He Is Playing Like One

Pressed into duty all season because of Sam Bradford’s injury, the undrafted and unheralded quarterback has led his team to the divisional playoffs.

Vital Figure Excludes Family From N.F.L. Settlement: Date of Death

Mike Webster was the first N.F.L. player to receive a diagnosis of C.T.E., but his family has been left out of the $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement so far.

Tom Coughlin’s Return Coincides With Jacksonville’s Revival

Let go by the Giants as he neared his 70th birthday, he got a chance to help build another championship team with the Jaguars this season. He took it.

Eagles Are a Rare Top-Seeded Underdog Without Carson Wentz

Philadelphia was once a Super Bowl favorite, but Nick Foles’ poor play at quarterback has them expected to lose at home in the divisional round.

On Pro Football: Tom Brady’s Midlife Crisis

With a book, a website and a new documentary series, an all-business All-Pro seems to be pivoting toward a post-football life.

Tom Brady Gave a Filmmaker Unusual Access to His Private Life

It is unclear how much Bill Belichick and the Patriots know about the project.

Richie Incognito Accused of Using Racial Slurs in Game

The Buffalo Bills guard is accused by an opponent of “some weak racist slurs.”

On Pro Football: After a Slogging Win, Jaguars Cling to Lone Bright Spot: Defense

After an ugly game that seemed more suited for the N.F.L. of the 1960s, Jacksonville took heart from a stifling performance by its defensive unit.

Falcons 26, Rams 13: Falcons Hang On Against the Rams for a Tough Playoff Win

Trying to shake memories of their Super Bowl collapse, the Falcons protected an early lead as the Rams’ potent offense came to life.

Titans 22, Chiefs 21: Marcus Mariota, With a Play for the Ages, Leads the Titans Past the Chiefs

The Tennessee quarterback ignited a rally from an 18-point deficit to give his team a playoff victory. With the help of a deflection, Mariota completed a pass to himself and sprinted to the end zone.

ESPN Fires Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis After Lawsuit

The two former N.F.L. players have been accused of sexual misconduct in a suit against the NFL Network, their previous employer. ESPN had said it was investigating the allegations.

Jon Gruden to Be Introduced as the Raiders’ Coach on Tuesday, Reports Say

Gruden, 54, has been out of coaching for nine years, serving as the lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast.

The Rams Bank on Playoff Football to Win Over Los Angeles

Los Angeles has greeted the N.F.L.’s return with ambivalence. Will the playoffs make a difference?

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