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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are “close” to reaching a deal to hire McDaniels as their new coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because they were still working on the contract. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 15, 2018 - 8:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal that would make McDaniels their next head coach. The person...
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs in for a game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 15, 2018 - 6:54 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Their minds still racing with childlike exuberance over the stunning last-snap victory that sent them to the NFC championship game, many of the Minnesota Vikings remained awake several hours past midnight. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes replayed the video clip of the winning...
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Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson listens to a question during an NFL football news conference Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans split with head coach Mike Mularkey on Monday after he revived a team with the NFL's worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years. The Titans announced the move two days after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 15, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Mike Mularkey couldn't agree on how to build off the team's first playoff berth since 2008 and become a true NFL contender. That job will now fall to a new coach. The Titans split with Mularkey on Monday after he revived a team with the NFL's worst...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO DIGGS NOT RIGGS Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in the end zone after a game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 15, 2018 - 1:03 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, after watching their late-third-quarter 17-point lead vanish at the hands of the indefatigable Drew Brees, went back in front of the New Orleans Saints on a field goal with 1:29 left. Trailing by two with that much time? That was no trouble for Brees, who...
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Minnesota Vikings strong safety Andrew Sendejo (34) celebrates his interception with cornerback Trae Waynes (26) and outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 14, 2018 - 9:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Case Keenum convened the Minnesota huddle with 10 seconds left, the situation staring down the Vikings was as simple as it was daunting. With the go-ahead field goal by the New Orleans Saints that silenced this deafening stadium still fresh in the air, the Vikings were well...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by Brandon Bolden during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 14, 2018 - 9:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin gestures during an NCAA college football game against UCLA, in Pasadena, Calif. A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Sumlin. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, on condition of anonymity because details of a five-year contract to replace Rich Rodriguez as coach of the Wildcats were still being finalized. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
January 14, 2018 - 8:42 pm
Arizona has tabbed former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its football coach. Sumlin is expected to sign a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents. An introductory news conference is scheduled for Tuesday. He replaces Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Jan. 2 amid sexual...
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Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) is hit by New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead (72) after making an interception during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 14, 2018 - 6:04 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 7 p.m. The New Orleans Saints are climbing back into their divisional round game at Minnesota. Drew Brees found Michael Thomas for a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to finally get on the scoreboard and cut the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Tommy Bohanon (40) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 14, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused. Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn't they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super Bowl...
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Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins reacts to stopping Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman short of a first down on a fourth-down play during the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 15-10. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 3:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. The defense rose to the challenge in the first playoff game. They harassed Matt Ryan, contained Julio Jones and made a goal-line stand at the end in a 15...
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