NFL Playoffs

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards...
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) catches a pass over Minnesota Vikings defensive back Holton Hill (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 30, 2018 - 9:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While taking the NFC North champion Chicago Bears to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, coach Matt Nagy has displayed an energetic personality and aggressive mindset throughout his debut. Even with their postseason position all but set, the Bears refused to let up...
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Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, center, celebrates his interception with teammates Kenny Young, left, and Patrick Onwuasor in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. Baltimore Ravens won 26-24. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 30, 2018 - 8:19 pm
The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. Kansas City grabbed the AFC's top seed, followed by...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 30, 2018 - 7:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers recovered from a slow start to beat the Broncos 23-9 Sunday for their first win in Denver since 2013. The Chargers (12-4) are headed to the playoffs for the first time in five years, but they'll go in as a wild-card thanks to a last-second...
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December 30, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is out against the Indianapolis Colts in the final game of the NFL regular season with the final spot in the AFC playoffs going to the winner. Mariota was limited in the two days he practiced after a stinger in his neck knocked him out of...
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File-This Nov. 24, 2018, file photo shows Clemson's Christian Wilkins doing the Heisman pose after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, in Clemson, S.C. Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not. For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers’ 2016 national championship with a split and flashed a Heisman pose after a touchdown run this season. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 27, 2018 - 8:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Christian Wilkins is here to put a smile on your face, whether you like it or not. For four seasons, Wilkins has been bringing the jokes, zingers and sneaky pinches on the bottom at Clemson. The 300-pound All-America defensive tackle famously celebrated the Tigers' 2016 national...
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File-This Dec. 23, 2018, file photo shows Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrating a game-winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis. Advantage Luck in this rivalry: he is 10-0 in his career starts vs. the Titans. He could become the only player since 1970 with an 11-0 mark against one team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown by running back Alvin Kamara, not pictured, in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The Saints won 31-28, clinching the top seed for the NFC and home field advantage for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 26, 2018 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through the Big Easy. Though the Saints' path to get to Atlanta could be challenging: The top three teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll are all from the NFC. The Saints received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting...
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during an NFL football game in New Orleans on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. New Orleans won, 31-28. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn't see the point in it...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 25, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it. Already in are NFC division winners Dallas (East), New Orleans (South...
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