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Who could be next year's Bears (and Jags)? Barnwell picks contenders

Who could go worst to first like the Bears? What about first to worst? Barnwell picks next season's breakout and regression candidates.

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Playoff picture: Texans jump Pats in Week 15, Eagles (barely) alive

If the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.

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Week 15 wrap-up

Week 15 overreactions: Is Jason Garrett back on the hot seat?

How far do the Cowboys need to go for Garrett to be safe? Should the Browns keep Gregg Williams? We take on Week 15's biggest questions.

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The biggest injuries of NFL Week 15

The latest on all the big injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for the rest of the season.

Eagles upset Rams to strengthen playoff chances

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After another loss, Rams appear out of sync and headed in the wrong direction

A month ago, the Rams appeared Super Bowl-bound. After two consective losses and with the playoffs coming, things in L.A. have turned for the worse.

Smallwood runs for 2 TDs in Eagles' win

Wendell Smallwood runs for a pair of red zone touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Rams in Los Angeles.

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Long says Eagles can beat anybody

Chris Long expresses his thoughts on the Eagles win over the Rams, Nick Foles stepping up and how the team can keep up this momentum.

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Foles airs it out to Jeffery for 50-yard gain

Nick Foles unloads a 50-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery, who hauls it in at the Rams' 9-yard line.

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Can Rams succeed without Cooper Kupp?

Ryan Clark explains how Cooper Kupp's absence has impacted Jared Goff and the Rams, saying that it points to their lack of depth on offense.

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Clark on Eagles: 'They rally around Nick Foles'

Ryan Clark breaks down the Eagles' playoff chances and explains how Nick Foles can spark some late-season success in Philadelphia.

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Goff has tough game as Eagles edge Rams

The Eagles run for three touchdowns while Jared Goff has a costly turnover and can't connect with Josh Reynolds on the final play.

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Goff: Rams' struggles are 'very fixable'

Jared Goff comments on his team's two-game losing streak, saying that while it's good to go through some adversity, the Rams' problems are solvable.

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McVay after loss: 'It's a tough pill to swallow'

Sean McVay expresses his frustration after the Rams' loss to the Eagles, saying that they have to figure out their mistakes in a hurry.

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Pederson proud of how the Eagles block out 'outside noise'

Doug Pederson praises how proud he is of the Eagles for their win over the Rams and how they do not let "outside noise" affect them.

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Big Ben's 2 TDs, Steelers' late stop fuel win vs. Patriots

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Steelers finally slay Patriots dragon with one Joe Haden leap

A timely interception by Haden was the centerpiece of "Redemption Sunday" for the Steelers, who snapped a five-game skid against the Patriots.

Clark: Win important for Steelers' psyche

Ryan Clark discusses the Steelers' victory over the Patriots, saying it's huge for them because of the lack of success Pittsburgh has had in previous matchups.

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Saturday: Patriots are getting sped up

Jeff Saturday breaks down Tom Brady's late interception saying things are starting to speed up for the Pats causing their mistakes.

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Roethlisberger: 'It's an honor' to play against Brady

Ben Roethlisberger says the Steelers beat a "playoff caliber team" and told Tom Brady after the game that he is "amazing" to watch.

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Tomlin on decision to give Boswell another chance after miss

Mike Tomlin says Chris Boswell is the Steelers' "kicker from start to finish" after he missed a third-quarter field goal, but made one later.

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Tomlin: 'Good team effort, it was gonna be required' vs. Pats

Mike Tomlin praises the Steelers' team win vs. the Patriots and says "sometimes you gotta cut your eyelids off ... when it gets thick."

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Belichick: 'Gonna go back to work and get ready for Buffalo'

Bill Belichick says the Patriots "came up a little short" vs. the Steelers, but is proud of the way New England battled.

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Brady: We're not playing well enough to win

Tom Brady discusses the Pats' loss, saying turnovers are killing them and they aren't taking advantage of the opportunities given to them.

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Haden: 'Feels good' to finally beat the Patriots

Steelers cornerback Joe Haden speaks to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio after the Steelers defeat the Patriots at home 17-10.

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Steelers seal win vs. Patriots with late stop

Tom Brady throws to the end zone on fourth-and-15 in the final seconds, but the Steelers bat down the pass to secure the win.

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Panthers should keep Ron Rivera, and Sean Payton is a prime example of why

The Saints showed patience and loyalty with their head coach, and it has paid off. Will Carolina, under a new owner, do the same?

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Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram even harder to stop when they line up together

The Saints' dynamic duo, who continue to defy the traditional running back roles, are another example of how Sean Payton stays creative on offense.

Bruschi, Woodson pick Saints over Panthers on MNF

Tedy Bruschi and Darren Woodson both think the Saints will roll out of Carolina with a win on Monday Night Football.

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Best of NFL Nation

Seahawks' sloppy loss means playoff berth will have to wait

Seattle was penalized 14 times for 148 yards and had defensive breakdowns in an overtime loss against the 49ers that put playoff plans on hold.

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Electric and erratic, Lamar Jackson leads Ravens' playoff push

Now 4-1 as a starter, Baltimore's rookie quarterback rushed for 95 yards, threw for a TD and fumbled in the home win against Tampa Bay.

Tipped pass gives Redskins reprieve and saves their season

The Redskins didn't look like a playoff contender for much of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, but the ball bounced their way when it mattered most.

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