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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a pass for a touchdown with Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) defending during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 14, 2018 - 4:12 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 4:10 p.m. The Steelers aren't going down easily. Le'Veon Bell took Ben Roethlisberger's lateral and ran 8 yards for a TD as Pittsburgh cut Jacksonville's lead to 42-35 with 2:18 left. Big Ben scrambled from the pocket and ran for...
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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 - 4:08 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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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson, lower right, and strong safety Barry Church, left, during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 14, 2018 - 3:07 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 3 p.m. Ben Roethlisberger is heating up and the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in it against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Roethlisberger hit a diving Le'Veon Bell for a 19-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to pull the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) recovers and returns a fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not shown) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 14, 2018 - 2:42 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 2:35 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 30 minutes from a trip to New England for the AFC championship game. Leonard Fournette ran for a pair of touchdowns and the upstart Jaguars have a 28-14 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers at...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) makes it into the end zone for a touchdown with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (21) defending during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 14, 2018 - 2:03 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 2 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking it to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jacksonville running back T.J. Yeldon bulled in from 4 yards to give the Jaguars a stunning 21-0 lead over Pittsburgh early in the second quarter. The...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Sean Davis (28) during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 14, 2018 - 1:39 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 1:35 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars are rolling in Pittsburgh. Leonard Fournette sprinted 18 yards to the end zone for his second touchdown of the first quarter as the Jaguars took a quick 14-0 lead over the Steelers. Fournette's...
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Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson warms up before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 14, 2018 - 12:14 pm
The NFL divisional playoffs wrap up with a doubleheader Sunday starting in Pittsburgh where the AFC North champion Steelers (13-3) host the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars. The winner earns a trip to New England to face the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots in next week's AFC title game. The...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Mills (31) and Brandon Graham (55) celebrate after Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) cannot catch a fourth down pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 15-10. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 14, 2018 - 2:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the NFC championship game following a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. They'll host the Saints-Vikings winner next Sunday...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota speak at midfield after an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 14, 2018 - 1:57 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have handled every bit of adversity that has been thrown at them this season — from a string of injuries to the recent off-field firestorm created by reports of purported discord within the core of the franchise. Now, they'll have a chance to play...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his touchdown pass to Chris Hogan during the first 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 - 12:40 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — First, the Patriots tuned out a week full of off-field drama. Then, they silenced the Titans to earn yet another trip to the AFC championship game. Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and New England cruised past Tennessee 35-14 on Saturday night to advance...
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