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This week
29th January 2023 - 1st February 2023
# marching on
Mahomes battles through ankle injury to lead Chiefs to Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs overcame the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to clinch the AFC Championship.
# NFC Championship
The Philadelphia Eagles are going back to the Super Bowl
The Eagles steamrolled the injury-hit San Francisco 49ers 31-7 to win the NFC Championship.
# damar hamlin
'Mentally, physically, even spiritually, it's been a lot to process'
Recovering Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who went into cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier this month, has posted a message of thanks.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
Chiefs QB Mahomes 'feels good' ahead of AFC Championship game despite injury
Meanwhile, the 49ers say defensive end Charles Omenihu will play in their NFC decider despite being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Philadelphia Eagles crush New York Giants to move within one game of Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 in Saturday’s other clash.
Last month
January 2023
# home from home
NFL London host sides announced for 2023
There will also be two other international games held in Germany.
# Gone baby gone
Tom Brady's Buccaneers crash out of NFL playoffs as Cowboys progress
Dallas will now go on to meet the San Francisco 49ers in a divisional-round playoff clash.
Bills, Giants and Bengals advance from thrilling wildcard round
Quarterback Josh Allen threw two interceptions and gave up a fumble touchdown to effectively gift underdogs Miami 24 points.
Jaguars win after rallying from 27 points down as 49ers crush Seahawks
A late field goal from Riley Patterson completed an astonishing turnaround from the Jaguars.
# good news
NFL's Hamlin discharged from hospital after cardiac arrest
Hamlin, 24, was left in critical condition on 2 January when he collapsed during the Bills’ clash with the Bengals.
# Recovery
NFL's Hamlin released from hospital one week after suffering cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin’s heart stopped nine minutes into Buffalo Bills’ clash with Cincinnati Bengals.
# Wrap
Buffalo Bills take second seed after emotional win, Packers out as Eagles clinch NFC top berth
It was a busy Sunday as the playoff picture became clearer.
# Round-Up
Mahomes sets NFL record as Chiefs secure top seed and first-round bye
Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 20-16 to clinch the AFC South title.
# damar hamlin
'I love you boys' - NFL player speaks to team after surviving cardiac arrest
The 24-year-old Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest in the Bills’ Monday night NFL game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.
# Update
NFL's Hamlin has 'signs of improvement' but still critical
The 24-year-old defensive back collapsed Monday night after receiving a hard hit in the chest during a tackle.
# latest
NFL's Hamlin remains critical, game won't be finished this week
The 24-year-old defensive back collapsed on Monday night.
# Wrap
Tom Brady sparks Bucs into NFL playoffs and New York Giants join them
The Giants reached this stage for the first time since the 2016 season after defeating Indianapolis.
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.
Chargers beat Colts to clinch NFL playoff berth
It will be LA’s first post-season appearance under head coach Brandon Staley and quarterback Justin Herbert.
Brady's Bucs boost playoff hopes while Packers and Rams win
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for 281 yards.
# Christmas football
Cowboys beat NFL-best Eagles while Ravens book playoff spot
The Giants are also on the brink of a playoff spot despite a last-play defeat at the Minnesota Vikings.
Wilson booed by own fans as Jaguars inflict fourth straight loss on Jets
The Jaguars made it three wins in a row and kept their playoff hopes alive.
Broncos' Super Bowl-winning running back Ronnie Hillman dies of cancer aged 31
Hillman played in two Super Bowls for the Broncos and led the franchise in running yards during their 2015 championship-winning campaign.
Aaron Rodgers throws for 229 yards to keep Packers' playoff hopes alive
Victory over the Los Angeles Rams keeps Green Bay in touch with the Detroit Lions in the NFC North.
# sunday night football
Chiefs reach NFL playoffs with win, Cowboys advance despite defeat
And Joe Burrow steered the Cincinnati Bengals past Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Vikings clinch division with historic comeback win
Minnesota erased a 33-0 halftime deficit to record the biggest comeback in NFL history.
# brock nation
Niners clinch NFL playoff berth with victory at Seattle
Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns to spark San Francisco to the divisional title.
Patriots in NFL playoff picture as Murray injured in Cardinals' loss
Murray was to have an MRI exam on Tuesday to confirm the extent of the injury.
# Happy Days
Philadelphia Eagles clinch play-off place with big win while Lions upset Vikings
The NFC East leaders took their season record to 12-1.
# Claim
NFL Saints deny faking injury in loss to Bucs
Cameron Jordan is at the centre of the controversy.
# pressure player
Tom Brady leads Tampa Bay to victory over New Orleans with late touchdown pass
Quarter-back hit his stride in the fourth quarter, connecting with 15 of 21 passes.
# Review
Watson unimpressive as Browns down Texans, Packers and Eagles win
With playoff races heating up elsewhere, there was little riding on the contest in Houston.
Allen throws for 233 yards and two touchdowns as Bills overcome Patriots
Buffalo bagged a third straight win to go 9-3 at the top of the AFC East division.
Steelers hold off Colts with late defensive stand
The Pittsburgh Steelers thwarted Indianapolis’ last-gasp scoring bid to squeeze out a 24-17 victory.
# Wrap
Eagles beat Packers as Rodgers exits, Bengals topple Titans
The Eagles improved their NFL-best record to 10-1 while the Packers fell to 4-8.
# Drama
Bills snatch late win at Detroit, Cowboys beat Giants, Vikings down Pats
The win moved the Bills to an 8-3 record and snapped a three-game winning streak for the much improved Lions (4-7).
Minnesota Vikings suffer crushing defeat at home to Dallas Cowboys
The Vikings went into the day tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for best record in the league.
# resilience
Eagles fight back to beat Colts and return to winning ways
Jalen Hurts ended with 190 passing yards, 86 rushing yards and two total touchdowns.
# Remember the Titans
Packers' nightmare slump continues as Titans turn the screw
The Packers have now lost six of their last seven to fall to 4-7 overall.
Washington Commanders end Philadelphia Eagles’ perfect run with 32-21 defeat
‘We had a marvelous time ruining everything’, the visitors said after their victory.