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Atlanta Falcons' LaRoy Reynolds, right, and Damontae Kazee (27) react after recovering a fumbled punt during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
January 13, 2018 - 5:46 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 5:45 p.m. Matt Ryan tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman to give the Atlanta Falcons a 10-6 lead over the Eagles with 5:41 left in the second quarter. The Falcons took over at the Eagles 18 after a short punt hit a...
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Philadelphia Eagles' LeGarrette Blount celebrates after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
January 13, 2018 - 5:33 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 5:25 p.m. LeGarrette Blount ran in from the 1 on fourth down to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on an inside counter on third-and-3 to the Falcons 3. Nick Foles...
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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan passes during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 4:47 p.m. Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession. Nick Foles underthrew Torrey Smith on the first play from scrimmage but Brian...
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January 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
The NFL divisional playoffs kick off Saturday with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Eagles (13-3) are the first No. 1 seed to enter their first postseason game as an underdog against the Atlanta Falcons. The sixth-seeded Falcons (11-6) beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 in a wild-card...
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FILE- In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien speaks during a news conference following an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The Texans have hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of coach Bill O'Brien through 2022, the team announced Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
January 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of coach Bill O'Brien through 2022. The team announced the deals Saturday. Gaine signed a five-year contract and O'Brien was extended for four years. Gaine brings 19 years of NFL personnel...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:51 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter this season on the roster before their first playoff game. The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 12, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The "Showdown" variant offered by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan watches during warm ups before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. After missing practice on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, for undisclosed personal reasons, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is expected back on Wednesday. It's an important practice day as Atlanta prepares for Saturday's divisional round playoff game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 12, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming. A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) in a divisional playoff Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio talks to media after the team's NFL rookie minicamp football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. Fangio is returning to the Bears as their defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job. Fangio re-signed Friday, Jan.12, 2018, and will continue to lead a defense he helped transform the past three seasons. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job. Fangio re-signed Friday and will continue to lead a defense he helped transform the past three seasons. He was the first candidate to interview for the...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The "Showdown" variant offered by...
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