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Chiefs outlast Bills 42-36 in OT classic

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) In a never-say-die showdown between two of the NFL's top teams, and two of its bright young quarterbacks, the Bills and Chiefs played a classic Sunday night decided by one of them calling tails and the other making him pay for it.

Josh Allen's decision on the overtime coin toss was his only mistake for Buffalo all night.

Patrick Mahomes promptly followed it by marching Kansas City downfield against the NFL's top-ranked but exhausted defense, then finding Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone from 8 yards, giving the Chiefs a memorable 42-36 victory - and never giving his burgeoning rival an opportunity with the ball.

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Rams end Bucs' wild rally with FG at :00

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Matthew Stafford stood on the sideline helplessly watching Tom Brady be Tom Brady, leading another exhilarating comeback.

This time, though, the seven-time Super Bowl champion left too much time on the clock, giving Stafford a chance to create some playoff magic of his own.

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Brady: Haven't put much thought into '22

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) If Tom Brady played the last game of an unprecedented career, he ended with one of his toughest losses after a stunning comeback.

Bloodied and battered by the Los Angeles Rams, the 44-year-old seven-time Super Bowl champion rallied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back from a 27-3 deficit, only to see the defense surrender a big play in the final minute to set up Matt Gay's winning 30-yard field goal.

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49ers DC Ryans interviews for Vikes' job

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings interviewed San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans on Sunday for their head coach vacancy, the eighth candidate to meet virtually with the organization.

Ryans directed a remarkable performance by the 49ers defense on Saturday in a 13-10 victory at Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs. The 49ers will play at Los Angeles next weekend in the NFC championship game.

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Giants interview Bengals DC Anarumo

EAST RUTHERFORD. N.J. (AP) Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants.

Anarumo spoke with co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara and new general manager Joe Schoen on a video conference call on Sunday. He is the third candidate interviewed, following offense coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier of the Bills.

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Bills battle, come up short again in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Josh Allen walked off the field inside Arrowhead Stadium a year ago juggling the disappointment of an AFC tile game loss to the Chiefs with a profound sense of optimism about the future of his up-and-coming Buffalo Bills.

There was nothing but soul-crushing sorrow Sunday night.

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49ers upset Packers on Gould's FG at :00

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Robbie Gould lived up to his name.

On a field littered with snow flurries, Gould made a 45-yard field goal Saturday night as time expired and the San Francisco 49ers knocked off the top-seeded Packers 13-10 and possibly ended Aaron Rodgers' tenure in Green Bay.

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FG at :00 puts Bengals in AFC title game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Maybe, just maybe, these young Cincinnati Bengals really are that good.

Especially with the way they keep ending postseason droughts. And with their latest victory putting them in the franchise's first AFC championship game in 33 years - and a win away from the Super Bowl.

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Steelers def. coordinator Butler retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retired on Saturday, less than a week after his 19th season with the team ended in a blowout playoff loss to Kansas City.

The 65-year-old Butler, who spent 10 seasons as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1970s and 80s before getting into coaching, helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and reach another during his nearly two decades with the team. He served as the linebackers coach from 2003-14 and was promoted to coordinator in 2015 after Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau's contract was not renewed.

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Rodgers enters uncertain offseason

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers heads into another offseason of uncertainty after one more frustrating finish to a brilliant year.

Rodgers drove the Packers to a touchdown on the game's opening possession, then couldn't get them back in the end zone the rest of Saturday night. Their season ended with a stunning 13-10 NFC divisional playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

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