New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first half of their AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Photograph: EPA

Divisional Weekend’s biggest takeaway: Patriots dominate Chargers, embrace underdog role After Sunday’s dominant 41-28 divisional-round victory over (...)

Quarterback Dak Prescott inspired the Dallas Cowboys to playoff victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Photograph: Mike Stone/EPA

Dak Prescott guided two fourth-quarter touchdown drives as the Dallas Cowboys rallied to defeat the visiting Seattle Seahawks 24-22 Saturday night in (...)

Kareem Hunt has been placed on the placed on the Commissioner’s Exemptions List. Photograph: David Eulitt/Getty

Week 13’s main takeaway: The Chiefs will be worse, but still prolific without Kareem Hunt News that Pro-Bowl running back Kareem Hunt would be releas(...)

The final score of 54-51 is shown on the screen after the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty

Los Angeles Rams 54 Kansas City Chiefs 51 Patrick Mahomes threw six touchdowns but had two costly interceptions as the Los Angeles Rams won a thrille(...)

Jameis Winston  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being benched during Sunday’s game  against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Tampa Bay 37-34. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

Jameis Winston hasn’t developed on the field and there’s little evidence he’s grown up off it. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Winston first o(...)

 Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots spikes the football after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs. Photograph: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Coordinators leave and the receivers are different each year, but one thing remains clear in New England after the Patriots’ 43-40 victory against the(...)

 Odell Beckham Jr thanks his New York Giants teammate Eli Manning for his touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers. Photograph: Getty Images

Week five’s biggest takeaway: Giants hopes not high The New York Giants’ 33-31 last-second loss against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday capped a tumu(...)

Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph: Getty Images

Reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes as New England Patriots opened the season with a 27-20 win over Houston Texans. Brady connect(...)

 Quarterback Alex Smith (No 11) of  Kansas City Chiefs takes the field with teammates prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills in Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is not an impulsive man. He learned at the feet of Mike Holmgren, a coach who could be maddening at times in his de(...)