Season-Defining Sunday Awaits NFL

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Days like last Sunday happen occasionally in the N.F.L. — usually at least once a season — and when they do, it feels as if a shift has taken place. Next Sunday’s schedule is loaded with critical matchups and will be perhaps the best viewing day of the season, with at least eight games freighted with postseason implications.

But the league’s dream day was set up by a series of sometimes stunning results that exposed some teams that had seemed assured of playoff runs — and one that led to the shocking firing of the Read Full Article »

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