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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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President Trump sends holiday in Florida as list of issues in Washington grows; Mark Leibovich & Eric Winston on President Trump & NFL protests.
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Adam 'Pacman' Jones spent 12 NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos.
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CHICAGO (AP) โ€” Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are..
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On Day 4 of the rape trial of Kellen Winslow II, a Vietnamese neighbor took the stand to testify about indecent exposure by the former NFL player.
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he's looking forward to embracing new concepts and trying new plays as he enters his 19th NFL season
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The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals guard Alex Redmond for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's policy on..
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Two-time Super Bowl winner Chris Long admits using marijuana after the NFL creates committee to research "pain management and alternative therapies".
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Day 3 in the rape trial of former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II features homeless woman accusing him of raping and choking her.
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NFL guarantees three games every Sunday afternoon in all markets, moves start times of divisional playoffs, cuts commercial breaks for Super Bowl.
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Cleveland will stage event two years from now, while Kansas City, Mo., is scheduled to be the venue in 2023.
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Former NFL star Chris Long, who recently retired, said if not for marijuana, it would have been difficult to cope with day-to-day life in the NFL.
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Commissioner says once again league waiting for legal proceedings to play out as it pertains to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Chiefs star Tyreek Hill.
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The league adopts revision to newly implemented rules to review pass interference, forcing coaches (not the booth) to challenge at end of each half.
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An agreement between NFL and the NFLPA to further study pain management could signal the league has an open mind on allowing marijuana as pain remedy.
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What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell was on hand for an NFL owners meeting held in Florida where topics of discussion included instant replay and a..
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NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and also may announce locations..
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Julian Edelman, the second-most productive player in NFL playoff history, is now locked up through 2021.
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Eli Manning hasn't been looking over his shoulder since the New York Giants took heir apparent Daniel Jones with the sixth pick overall in the NFL draft
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A jury in Southern California has heard opening statements from the prosecution and defense in the trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. He faces charges..
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Trial starts for former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who faces allegations of raping three women and victimizing two others.
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The NFL and the players' union have two new agreements to address player health in the areas of pain management/prescription medications, and behavior..
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Former NFL players Jason Hilliard and Isaac Sowells are both embracing their communities as members of the Louisville Metro Police.
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Peyton Manning may be retired and Eli Manning's NFL career may be winding down, but there's another Manning quarterback to watch in the coming years.
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Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long has announced his retirement from football
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Chris Long is calling it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL. Long indicated in a Twitter post Saturday that his NFL playing career was complete.
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Tedd Ginn Jr. said he'd race anyone with $10,000 on the line. Record-breaking sprinter Matthew Boling took him up on his offer.
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Tom Brady is in the most exclusive club as the NFL celebrates its 100th season this year
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Former speedster and wide receiver Eric Smith played at LSU and Scottish Claymores before the Chicago Bears. In recovery, he's giving to others.
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Dayton, Ohio has called off plans to build a turf field at a local park after non-invasive archaeological testing found evidence of "potentially prehistoric"..
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Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has struggled at the plate for the Syracuse Mets of the International League, the top rung of minor league baseball ......
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Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing..
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