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How Woody Johnson’s Ambassadorship Might Affect the Jets

Somebody else will have to run the team’s day-to-day operations and serve on N.F.L. committees while the Jets owner is ambassador to Britain.

N.F.L. Playoffs: Who We Think Will Reach the Super Bowl

Three of the quarterbacks in Sunday’s conference championship games have Super Bowl rings and the fourth is a leading candidate for Most Valuable Player.

Oakland Raiders Apply to Move to Las Vegas

After decades of shunning Las Vegas, the American city most closely associated with gambling, the N.F.L. has moved a lot closer to having a team there.

New England Patriots’ Owner, Still Sore at N.F.L., Has Payback in Sight

The strained relations between Robert Kraft and the league will be inescapable if New England returns to the Super Bowl, two years after the “Deflategate” scandal.

Tony Romo’s Future Is Still Uncharted

Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, said, “There’s only one that can make that decision, and there’s been no decision made.”

In N.F.L. Betting, Patriots Came Closest to Being a Sure Thing

Despite being favored in 15 of 16 games, New England was 13-3 against the spread this season, the best record in the N.F.L.

In N.F.L. Playoffs, 4 Elite Quarterbacks Are Left Standing

It is not always the case that the N.F.L. conference championships include only top quarterbacks, but this year’s games feature some of the best of their era.

Steelers Hold On Against Chiefs to Reach A.F.C. Championship

Chris Boswell kicked six field goals, an N.F.L. postseason record, and Pittsburgh denied Kansas City a late 2-point conversion to preserve its victory and advance a step toward the Super Bowl.

N.F.L. Playoffs: Green Bay Packers Take Lead Over Cowboys

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on a roll, but the Cowboys’ rookie duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott will be tough to beat. Stay here for live updates.

DirecTV’s Local N.F.L. Blackout Brings Out Angry Rob Lowe

The actor lashed out at the company for which he does ads, as well as a Fox affiliate, for a dispute that kept him from watching the Seahawks-Falcons playoff game.

On Pro Football: Patriots (Ho-Hum) Win Again. Dion Lewis (Who?) Shows the Way.

Lewis had a receiving touchdown, a rushing touchdown and a kick-return touchdown, a hat trick never before achieved in the N.F.L. postseason.

Aaron Rodgers Connects With His Hometown, but the Family Huddle Is Broken

The Packers quarterback’s celebrity is a source of unmitigated joy everywhere in Chico, Calif., except in what used to be his innermost circle.

Patriots 34, Texans 16: Patriots Beat Texans to Reach Sixth Straight A.F.C. Title Game

New England’s dominance was exemplified by Dion Lewis, who caught a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score.

Falcons 36, Seahawks 20: Falcons Take Advantage of Seattle’s Stumble and Race to N.F.C. Title Game

The Seahawks had a long punt return called back and surrendered a safety. Then Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan went to work on their secondary.

Leader of Chiefs’ Special Teams Gives the Humble Punt Its Due

In his fourth season with the Chiefs, the special-teams coordinator Dave Toub has become a powerful engine in Kansas City’s rise.

A Year After a Title, the Denver Broncos’ Staff Gets an Overhaul

John Elway has hired a new head coach, Vance Joseph, and new coordinators after Gary Kubiak resigned and the team missed the playoffs.

Start of Chiefs-Steelers Game Moved to Sunday Night

Anticipating an ice storm in the Kansas City area, the N.F.L. made the game later so roads could be cleared.

N.F.L. Playoffs: Who We Think Will Win the Next Round

Most of the games are shaping up as winter rematches of autumn mismatches. These are our picks, and our reasons for them.

On This the N.F.L. Agrees: The Cowboys’ Offensive Line Is No. 1

The team invested three first-round picks in the line from 2011 to 2014, and insiders will tell you that’s the real secret to the team’s success.

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