Cameron Sutton  of the Pittsburgh Steelers intercepts a pass intended for Rashard Higgins  of the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter of their NFL game at Heinz Field  in Pittsburgh. Photograph: Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans in a tense battle of unbeaten NFL sides on Sunday. Pittsburgh scored on the(...)

Alex Okafor of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a knee during the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

After an offseason of social and political turmoil, NFL players made it clear on the night of the season opener that they would continue to shine a li(...)

 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes makes a throw while being tackled during the AFC Divisional  playoff game against the Houston Texans  at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Kansas City Chiefs 51 Houston Texans 31 Quarterback Patrick Mahomes rallied Kansas City from an early 24-point deficit on Sunday, passing for 321 yar(...)

 New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady leaving the field after losing to Tennessee Titans in their playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photograph: EPA/John Cetrino

In the dark of a January Sunday morning, the light of the phone hurt the eyes a little. The healthier choice would have been to wake fully first, of c(...)

 Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson runs with the ball on a broken play during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Photograph: Peter Joneleit/EPA

Week 16’s biggest takeaway Lamar Jackson-led second-half surge has Ravens poised for a playoff run Some of the most difficult shoes to fill in the N(...)

Jacksonville Jaguars Blake Bortles endured another torrid afternoon during his side’s defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

Week eight’s biggest takeaway: Jaguars play-off chances take a hit In a weekend which began with four Jaguars players being detained outside a London(...)