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# American Football

Last month
April 2023
# American Football
Chelsea and Newcastle to take part in Premier League's US pre-season tournament
Matches will be played across five east coast cities from 22-30 July.
Last year
# Road to the Super Bowl
Cowboys still have a shot at NFC top seed after win over banged-up Titans
Dallas beat Tennessee 27-13 in Thursday night’s NFL game.
Dolphins, Jets rally for NFL wins, Bucs solve Saints
Elsewhere, the Bucs broke a seven-game regular-season losing streak against the Saints.
# American Football
Allen shines as Bills rip Rams in NFL season opener
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked seven times.
# free booze
'Absolute pandemonium': Free food and drink at Aviva Stadium following payment processing issue
The match, which was held on Saturday, saw card payments go down from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.
# American Football
New boss Jesse Marsch confident he can win over reeling Leeds fanbase
Supporters were devastated to see Marcelo Bielsa leave the club.
# William Hill
Bengals to win out in battle of stars vs youngsters: What to look out for at Super Bowl LVI
Steve O’Rourke looks ahead to tonight’s showdown between the LA Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.
# Monday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers beat Cleveland Browns in Ben Roethlisberger’s last home game
Both teams scored two touchdowns, leaving the Steelers’ Chris Boswell to kick four field goals and secure a winning lead.
Patriots, Bengals, Titans and Bills punch play-off tickets as post-season picture takes shape
The penultimate Sunday of the regular season offered plenty of drama.
All time
American football icon John Madden dies aged 85
He was also known for lending his name to the Madden NFL series of video games.
# Kupp Ya Boya
Seattle Seahawks rue errors as Los Angeles Rams secure victory
The Seahawks let multiple late opportunities slip through their fingers.
# Playoff race
Dallas Cowboys strengthen grip on NFC East with victory over New York Giants
Trevon Diggs completed his NFL-leading 10th interception of the season.
# deflating
Tom Brady intercepted twice as Washington stun Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It was a difficult afternoon for seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady, who threw two picks in the first quarter.
# About Aaron
'I'm in the crosshairs of the woke mob': NFL star Rodgers denies lying about vaccine status
Rodgers will miss this weekend’s marquee match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for Covid.
Aaron Jones scores four touchdowns, loses father's ashes in endzone
The Green Bay Packers running back lost his father to Covid-19 in April.
Ravens' Jackson outduels Mahomes, Brady throws five TDs for Buccaneers
Baltimore rebounded from a frustrating season-opening loss to the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
# On the box
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
Here’s all the information you need to plan your weekend.
# Crossover
The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker
Tadhg Leader won two caps for the USA in rugby but is now part of the Spring League.
Legendary Saints quarterback Brees announces NFL retirement after 20-year career
‘This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life’s work begins!’
# aer lingus classic
Pandemic prevents college football fixture from taking place in Dublin for second year in a row
Illinois and Nebraska will remain Stateside for the fixture, with talks ongoing regarding future editions in Dublin.
# watt's next?
JJ Watt on the move after 10 years as Texans release franchise icon
The Houston Texans and J.J. Watt have parted ways after the defensive lineman made clear his desire to move on.
# Super Bowl LV
Tom Brady cements his legend with seventh Super Bowl as Tampa Bay rout Kansas City
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowksi led Tampa Bay to a one-sided victory on home soil.
# wildcard weekend
Brady steers Buccaneers to long-awaited playoff win, Rams beat Seahawks in bruiser
Tampa Bay, the LA Rams and Buffalo all registered wildcard wins as the NFL playoffs got underway.
Patriots kick winning field goal on final play against Cardinals
Elsewhere, Derrick Henry ran in three touchdowns as the Titans beat the Colts 45-26.
# Tompa Bay
Jones runs in 98-yard touchdown as Brady's Bucs bounce back against Panthers
There were also wins for the Packers, Giants, Lions and Browns in Sunday’s early games.
# Monday Night Football
Rams hand Bears second defeat of NFL season in defensive battle
Los Angeles ran out 24-10 winners overnight.
# tuesday night football
Tennessee Titans stroll past Buffalo Bills in Covid-rescheduled match
The hosts remain undefeated while the New York side suffered their first loss of the season.
# Cool as a Brees
Saints rally from 17 points behind to pip Chargers in overtime thriller
41-year-old quarterback Drew Brees kicked into gear with his side down 20-3 just before half-time.
# sunday night football
Newton comes up agonisingly short as Seahawks thwart Pats comeback
Cam Newton was stopped on the goalline with the final play of the game as the Pats fell to 1-1.
# Tompa Bay
Brady off the mark in Bucs win, Cowboys stun Falcons
Brady threw for 217 yards with one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers.
# Covid-19
66 NFL players opt out of 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns
The Patriots have seen the most withdrawals, including linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung.
College football organisers say they will wait until June for decision on Dublin fixture
Organisers of the Aer Lingus Classic, set for August, say the game does not need a license and so is not subject to the government’s 5,000-person limit on gatherings.
Jameis Winston signs for Saints after losing Tampa job to Tom Brady
The 2015 #1 pick will fight for a place as backup to Drew Brees.
# stay at home
Tom Brady kicked out of Tampa park for working out during lockdown
Brady moved to Tampa in the post-season.
NFL Draft to be fully virtual as team facilities remain closed
The 2020 NFL Draft will be fully virtual, commissioner Roger Goodell informed the 32 teams on Monday.
# Shock
'I don't understand how New England let him get away' - NFL icon Joe Montana on Brady exit
The legendary quarterback has signed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
# crisis
Commissioner Goodell tells NFL teams to close facilities
Roger Goodell said the shutdown of NFL facilities will carry on until April 8 due to the global health crisis.
# End of an era
Former NFL MVP Cam Newton released by Carolina Panthers
The quarter-back played only two games in 2019, losing both, with a Lisfranc fracture forcing him to watch the rest of a 5-11 season from the sideline.
# New Beginnings
Glazer family thanked as Buccaneers predict Tom Brady will 'define franchise for years'
Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht says the 42-year-old quarterback has not been signed for what he has achieved in the past.
NFL free agency winners and losers: Improvements in Indy, Bucs wrong to bet on Brady
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the splash signing of Tom Brady, but they are not among the winners from free agency.