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Conference championship predictions and what you need to know

Winners and projections for every playoff game, plus key matchups, betting nuggets and more. Catch up on the conference championship matchups here.

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NFL evaluators make picks on conference championship games

Who wins Rams-Saints and Patriots-Chiefs? A panel of insiders makes its picks.

    Top Headlines

    The NFL's most underrated coach just wants a shot to run a team

    Despite being one of the best special-teams coordinators ever, Kansas City's Dave Toub continues to get overlooked in head coach searches.

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    How Andy Reid grew the NFL's most prolific coaching tree

    No one develops NFL head coaches like Andy Reid does. The secret? His former assistants offer testimonials, but the man himself says it's quite simple.

    Playing pro football might be least of Eric Berry’s accomplishments in life

    The Kansas City Chiefs safety has spent time in hospital wards, chemo rooms and school classrooms, sharing his own story and doing what he can to pay it forward.

    The Sean McVay era is here, but good luck replicating what the Rams' coach has done

    The Rams might not win the NFC title, but McVay has left his mark this season. Just look at coaching searches where team hunt for the next McVay.

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    Drew Brees bonds with Jared Goff, but not ready to pass torch

    The Saints star cherished advice from other QBs and is happy to pay it forward, but plans to make his Rams counterpart wait for a Super Bowl trip.

    C.J. Anderson is more than the Fat Back

    C.J. Anderson made waves for more reasons than one after a dominating game against the Cowboys. But his path to the NFC Championship Game proves he's much more than a punchline.

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    Patriots see Rodgers, Vick and a QB who 'does it all' in Mahomes

    The Patriots see a QB in the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes who can throw on the run, scramble to extend a play and do things others just can't.

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    Patrick Mahomes can blaze new trail at quarterback position

    Against the GOAT, the Chiefs superstar has opportunity to take next step.

    Eagles

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    Eagles' options with Nick Foles: Tag and trade could be in play

    Foles is unlikely to return to Philly, leaving the only questions being where will he end up and by which method.

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    Robert Kraft reflects on 25th anniversary of becoming Patriots owner

    As the Pats prepare for their 14th AFC championship game Sunday under Kraft, he discusses his motivation to buy the team and the legacy he's created.

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    Barnwell's dynasty fact-checker: Patriots' truth vs. reality

    Tom Brady can't be touched. Gronk has lost a step. Let's fact-check all the theories about New England and figure out what's nonsense.

    The myth of the Patriots' underdog status

    Tom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him.

    Outside the lines

    They spent $25,000 to attend the Super Bowl and watched it on TV

    In the wild, secretive world of Super Bowl ticket sales, brokers often sell tickets to fans before they actually acquire them. But if the market overheats, fans can get burned.

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    Football’s biggest threat is something you’ve never thought about

    From the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark new threat: An evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the sport's economics, squeezing and even killing off programs faced with higher costs and a scarcity of available coverage.

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