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Bolts fishing for a miracle to get into playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to approach this game the same as an exhibition, so most starters are expected to play a series or two and then sit the rest of the game.

Seattle gets third chance at NFC West title vs. Rams

As the Seattle Seahawks close out their regular season against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they are aware of how much of a challenge the game will be.

Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each for Pro Bowl

Kansas City's eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into Sunday's game.

NFL preps its biggest game for the biggest stage

Next year's big game will be viewed by 100 million-plus people in the United States, and depending on whose numbers are crunched, it's already the most-watched annual sporting event around the world.

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

LeBron James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award that has been annually awarded since 1931.

Chiefs' Daniel, other backups ready for chance

It could be up to Chase Daniel and a slew of backups to give Kansas City some momentum headed into the postseason.

Rookie Zac Stacy needs 42 yards for 1,000

Zac Stacy is coming off consecutive 100-yard games and has four overall, including a career-best 134 yards against the Seahawks (12-3) at home in Week 5.

NFL players still hiding, playing with concussions

Millions can be made by men who can thrive and survive in what Lions receiver Nate Burleson called "a gladiator sport," by shaking off hits that are so hard brains collide with skulls. And, hundreds of millions of dollars — perhaps billions in the future — can be lost by the league.

NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

There's an entire generation of safeties, cornerbacks and linebackers accustomed to using whatever method necessary to take down a fleet-footed ball carrier, trying to retrain their brains to focus on the midsection.

Manning says touchdown record is temporary in today's NFL

Manning began the season by becoming the first quarterback since 1969 to throw for seven touchdowns in a game, one of eight games this season in which he's thrown for four or more touchdowns.

Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Back luck and bad play have wrecked a number of teams the league picked to showcase. Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Brook Lopez are all sitting out, as are Indiana and Portland, who share the NBA's best record.

Chiefs go away from Charles in crunch time

One thing Chiefs coach Andy Reid does know is that Kansas City would be better off if Jamaal Charles got the ball more than the six times he did in the second half of Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. Or if he didn't seem to stray from giving him touches at the end of close games.

Watt likely to have plastic surgery to repair nose

Now that the season is winding down, J.J. Watts, the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, says he'll look into having plastic surgery to repair the injury. He's considering the procedure mostly at the prodding of his mother.

Jerry Jones: Romo could be cleared to face Eagles

The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.

9 former Chiefs players join brain injury lawsuit

Five former players filed the initial lawsuit against the Chiefs this month, saying the team ignored decades of scientific research indicating repeated head trauma causes permanent brain damage.

Chiefs' Reid could rest starters against Chargers

Kansas City is assured of the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, which means it will head on the road for a wild-card game in two weeks. That also means the Chiefs are playing a game Sunday at San Diego that is virtually meaningless for them.

5 takeaways from Colts' win over Chiefs

If Indianapolis ends up as the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and with the Chiefs assured of the fifth seed, the two teams would meet again at Lucas Oil Stadium.

5 things to know after Rams sack Bucs 23-13

Robert Quinn has 18 sacks, 1½ more than the Colts' Robert Mathis. The last of the Rams' seven sacks of Mike Glennon snapped the franchise record of 17 by Kevin Carter in 1999, the franchise's Super Bowl championship team.

Avoiding letdown could be key for Rams

Here are five things to look for in a Bucs-Rams matchup.

Colts, Chiefs meet after model turnarounds

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