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Bucs’ Roberto Aguayo finally living up to his draft expectations

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Don’t look now — or maybe risk one eye — but THIS is the field goal kicker the Bucs thought enough of to draft in the second round. Maybe it’s hard for you to admit it, but Roberto Aguayo is on a hot streak. Yeah, yeah, early in the season, it was fashionable to doubt Aguayo, the rookie from Florida State. But Aguayo hit four field goals Sunday in a 19-17 victory over Kansas City, and the Bucs needed them all. In fact,…

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Bucs edge Kansas City behind Chris Conte’s big interception

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For most of the season, he has been a target. If not of opposing quarterbacks, then of his team’s own fans. Chris Conte has played too much chase, critics will tell you. He needs to be replaced. But Conte made the play of the game Sunday, as the Tampa Bay Bucs upset the Kansas City Chiefs 19-17. With the Chiefs on the verge of taking a lead in the fourth quarter, Conte stepped in front of Chiefs’ receiver Chris Conley,…

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Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

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Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course. The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. “We’re glad that it’s out,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. “We knew who we were going to play and now we know when we’re…

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Patriots on way to yet another AFC Championship game

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The New England Patriots, the closest thing to a dynasty the league has seen in a long time, are within two games of another championship. The Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, in the AFC Divisional Playoffs Saturday afternoon. Kansas City’s final touchdown came with 73 seconds to play, making the final score seem closer than the game was. The Patriots led by 21-6 at one point. This will be New England’s fifth straight trip to the AFC title…

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Kansas City Chiefs shut out Houston in AFC Wild-Card game

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The Kansas City Chiefs are playing as if they’ll never lose again. The Chiefs, who started the season 1-5, won their 11th straight game Saturday when they blew out the Houston Texans, 30-0, in their AFC Wild-Card game. It was coach Andy Ried’s first playoff victory in Kansas City. Kansas City held Houston to only 226 yards of total offense and forced Texans’ quarterback Brian Hoyer into five turnovers, four of them on interceptions. Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith hit 17…

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Look for an unknown player or 2 to star wild-card weekend

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Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, J.J. Watt and the other star players got their teams to the playoffs. With the season on the line, a lesser-known player often makes the difference. Remember Malcolm Butler? The Green Bay Packers won three road games as a sixth-seed in 2010 before they beat Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. They wouldn’t have advanced if it weren’t for a surprise performance in the wild-card round, when rookie James Starks had 123 yards rushing in…

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