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Chiefs, Mahomes will get major test in New England

There can be no better measuring stick for the Chiefs and young quarterback Patrick Mahomes than what they face Sunday night. Beat the Patriots in Foxborough and all that excitement in Kansas City might be validated. Remember, though, that the Chiefs, with Alex Smith, went into Gillette Stadium and won the 2017 kickoff to the … Continue reading Chiefs, Mahomes will get major test in New England

Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch

When last they met, the Eagles and Vikings were vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. Now they are searching for consistency. “Each week — and (Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz mentioned it and it’s true,” Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson says, “you’re two plays away from maybe being 0-4 and two plays away from … Continue reading Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch

Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch Sunday

When last they met, the Eagles and Vikings were vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. Now, they are searching for consistency while looking up at other division leaders. “Each week — and (Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz mentioned it and it’s true,” Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson says, “you’re two plays away from maybe … Continue reading Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch Sunday

Are Raiders that bad? Are Dolphins that good? They meet next

There have been some classic games between the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. While Sunday’s meeting doesn’t carry the weight of a playoff contest between two powers, it certainly brings plenty of intrigue. Such as: Are the Dolphins (2-0) real good, and are the Raiders (0-2) pretty bad? The answers will come over the next … Continue reading Are Raiders that bad? Are Dolphins that good? They meet next

Tom Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

If there’s ever going to be a changing of the guard in the AFC, then Sunday’s visit to Jacksonville by the Patriots would seem a perfect time. Except when you look at the numbers that say Tom Brady doesn’t lose to the Jaguars. Ever. Jacksonville had a 10-point lead at New England in the second … Continue reading Tom Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. He’s hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month. Indeed, Brady isn’t even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. … Continue reading Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season