Adam KilgoreAdam Kilgore covers national sports for The Washington Post. Previously, he served as The Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.https://www.washingtonpost.comMon, 22 Jan 2024 10:07:00 +00001hourly1Patrick Mahomes’s Chiefs outlast Bills to earn a spot in AFC championship game Kilgore, Nicki Jhabvala, Mark Maske, Des Bieler, Sam FortierMon, 22 Jan 2024 03:31:37 +0000The Chiefs and Lions secured their spots in the conference championship games.That’s an unforgivable play by Mecole Hardman to stretch the ball in traffic. The worst outcome...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 02:11:13 +0000Other than the Chiefs’ kneeling at the end of the first half, the Bills and Chiefs...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 01:56:40 +0000Travis Kelce hasn’t surpassed 100 receiving yards in a game since Oct. 22, but he could...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:47:11 +0000The Bills have controlled the game with short passes and running at the edges of the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:40:46 +0000Chiefs safety Mike Edwards has been ruled out with a concussion.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:22:23 +0000The Bills’ offensive line is controlling the game. Buffalo has recorded 10 first downs and rushed...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:19:29 +0000Chiefs safety Mike Edwards is being evaluated for a possible concussion and is questionable to return....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 22 Jan 2024 00:08:59 +0000That was both a powerful opening statement and a major disappointment for the Bills. Buffalo whooshed...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:58:10 +0000Patrick Mahomes just led the Chiefs out of the tunnel and heard something he never has...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:33:00 +0000The Bills ruled linebacker Terrel Bernard inactive with a knee injury he sustained last week. It’s...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 23:21:56 +0000With the notion that Lamar Jackson doesn’t win in the playoffs quieted, if not extinguished, the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:28:56 +0000The Texans’ season is ending with a splat, but Houston had a remarkable year. Its 11...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:25:57 +0000That’s the MVP. Lamar Jackson took a defense playing at its best, led by one of...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:16:48 +0000Yes, that’s right, Dalvin Cook is a Raven. He arrived two weeks ago after the Jets...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:10:25 +0000The Ravens’ offensive line and beefy fullback Patrick Ricard are grinding the Texans into paste. It...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 21 Jan 2024 00:06:29 +0000Lamar Jackson’s efficiency on two second-half possessions has been outrageous: four rushes for 32 yards and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:53:54 +0000The Ravens possessed the ball for the final 6:26 of the third quarter, and they still...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:47:54 +0000Not at all a surprise that John Harbaugh went for it on fourth and one near...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:40:50 +0000Roquan Smith, the heart of the Ravens’ defense, is starting to make his imprint on this...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:34:34 +0000The Ravens sure needed that. Lamar Jackson led the Ravens down the field with his arms...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:22:56 +0000DeMeco Ryans completely out-schemed Todd Monken at the end of the half, costing the Ravens a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 23:02:10 +0000At this point, the Ravens’ recent postseason history must be weighing heavily. There’s been a lot...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:43:52 +0000Before Steven Sims’s game-shaking punt return, Christian Harris sacked Lamar Jackson on third down. That was...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:39:01 +0000The Ravens’ defense excels at taking away explosive plays. The Texans’ best chance at one may...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:28:57 +0000The Texans are playing a lot of man coverage and not accounting for Lamar Jackson as...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:21:14 +0000Justin Tucker has the highest career field goal percentage in NFL history, but don’t overlook Ka’imi...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 22:13:00 +0000Houston looked like a young team in its first road playoff game on its second drive:...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:55:47 +0000Two plays in a row — the first one a spectacular toss on the run to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:52:28 +0000The goal posts could have been the width of a broomstick and Justin Tucker’s 53-yarder would’ve...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:46:46 +0000Marlon Humphrey’s absence is massive for Baltimore. Good sign for the Ravens that third corner Ronald...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:37:56 +0000Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik runs a version of the offense promulgated by Mike and Kyle...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:30:13 +0000The cold case of Patrick Mahomes’s cracked helmethttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:18:38 +0000Few can outrun Lamar Jackson. Even fewer can out-think him.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 20 Jan 2024 21:03:07 +000049ers survive scare from Packers to reach NFC championship game Fortier, Adam Kilgore, Mark Maske, Glynn A. Hill, Nicki Jhabvala, Jerry BrewerSun, 21 Jan 2024 04:23:42 +0000Baltimore used a dominant second half to roll past Houston, while San Francisco went down to the wire against Green Bay but escaped.The cold case of Patrick Mahomes’s cracked helmethttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreThu, 18 Jan 2024 19:13:03 +0000What happened to Mahomes’s helmet during the Chiefs-Dolphins game was unusual. Experts say players shouldn’t worry about how theirs will perform in the cold. The cold case of Patrick Mahomes’s cracked helmet KilgoreThu, 18 Jan 2024 18:43:46 +0000What happened to Mahomes’s helmet during the Chiefs-Dolphins game was unusual. Experts say players shouldn’t worry about how theirs will perform in the cold. Few can outrun Lamar Jackson. Even fewer can out-think him. KilgoreThu, 18 Jan 2024 12:30:29 +0000It is impossible to ignore the physical miracles Lamar Jackson performs. But they are only possible, his coach said, because he sees the game like “a savant.” The NFL announced the schedule for next weekend:https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:18:57 +0000Not to belabor the point, but Sean McVay’s squandering of two timeouts is costing the Rams...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:00:57 +0000Dan Campbell made a big bet on his defense, and it paid off. He could’ve declined...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:53:01 +0000Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson needs to find some answers. Detroit’s offense has shut down in...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:43:28 +0000Puka Nacua is made of granite. He’s up to eight catches, 146 yards and about 206...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:28:44 +0000The difference between third and eight and third and 13 is NOTHING compared to not having...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 03:24:49 +0000The Lions are really wearing out Rams cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. Every time they need a big...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:56:34 +0000Nobody squanders second-half timeouts like Sean McVay. Put a star next to that one in case...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:50:32 +0000Lions fans have bad history with controversial calls in playoff games. In their most recent playoff...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:31:11 +0000Great night for rookie skill players. Jahmyr Gibbs has been electric in gaining more than 60...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:23:53 +0000Before Jonah Williams stuffed David Montgomery on first and goal, the Lions were pitching a perfect...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 02:05:57 +0000There’s another former Ram playing for the Lions tonight. Wideout Josh Reynolds, who went from the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:46:59 +0000Big call by Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn to all-out blitz Matthew Stafford on third and...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:37:36 +0000On the opening drive, the Lions’ offensive line is absolutely whipping the Rams’ defensive front. Knocking...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:21:46 +0000The Lions have not hosted a playoff game in 30 years. They now know that if...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 01:06:35 +0000Lions hold off Rams for first playoff win since 1991 season Jhabvala, Sam Fortier, Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Adam KilgoreMon, 15 Jan 2024 04:18:57 +0000Detroit won its first playoff game in more than three decades, while Green Bay upset Dallas, snapping the Cowboys’ home winning streak. More than a ‘big meathead,’ Dan Campbell has resurrected the Lionshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 14 Jan 2024 21:25:10 +0000With C.J. Stroud and DeMeco Ryans, the Texans aren’t waiting for the future KilgoreSun, 14 Jan 2024 12:30:14 +0000The future is already here: Houston’s standout quarterback and first-year coach are off to the divisional round of the playoffs after dominating the Browns.Chiefs ease past Dolphins in historically frigid playoff encounter Fortier, Adam KilgoreSun, 14 Jan 2024 04:33:42 +0000The Kansas City Chiefs rolled against the Miami Dolphins at a freezing Arrowhead Stadium. Earlier, the Houston Texans blew out the Cleveland Browns to open the playoffs.C.J. Stroud outclasses Joe Flacco as Texans roll to win over Brownshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSun, 14 Jan 2024 00:43:21 +0000DeMeco Ryans began the game trying to take away Joe Flacco’s strength: deep balls off play-action....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 23:35:51 +0000The Texans have downgraded wide receiver Noah Brown to out with his shoulder injury.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 23:16:26 +0000Rather than showing up for head coaching interviews, Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik should just send...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 22:52:27 +0000Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil is questionable to return with a knee injury, officially. That’s a...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 22:31:11 +0000Laremy Tunsil’s left knee got rolled up on as he blocked for the Texans’ extra point....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 22:16:57 +0000DeMeco Ryans is less aggressive on fourth down than many in his young cohort, and it...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:58:47 +0000As the Texans are on the doorstep of the game’s first score after a spectacular adjustment...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:55:19 +0000Joe Flacco has stunned the NFL over the past month — including the Texans — with...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:40:19 +0000Sheldon Rankins was questionable with a shoulder injury this week, and he had to leave the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:37:20 +0000The Texans and Browns been introduced. There are a few more specs of orange in the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:29:42 +0000As you’d expect for a playoff game, key Browns and Texans who were questionable to play...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:24:30 +0000C.J. Stroud is the NFL’s best rookie and a lesson for other franchises https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 21:01:36 +0000More than a ‘big meathead,’ Dan Campbell has resurrected the Lionshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 19:13:35 +0000Dan Campbell inherited a lost franchise three years ago. On Sunday, a team built in his image will host a playoff game for the first time in more than 30 years.More than a ‘big meathead,’ Dan Campbell has resurrected the Lions KilgoreSat, 13 Jan 2024 13:00:10 +0000Dan Campbell inherited a lost franchise three years ago. On Sunday, a team built in his image will host a playoff game for the first time in more than 30 years.Six pressing questions heading into the NFL playoffs KilgoreThu, 11 Jan 2024 11:00:26 +0000Where’s Taylor Swift? Will Lamar Jackson break through? Are the Eagles toast? Will Joe Flacco turn into a pumpkin?It’s striking how consistently, and seemingly genuinely, Michigan players deflect credit to teammates and coaches. (Will...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:30:48 +0000Jim Harbaugh took over a 5-7 program at his alma mater in 2014. The Wolverines had...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:14:59 +0000College Football Playoff highlights: Michigan beats Washington to claim national title Bieler, Adam Kilgore, Jerry Brewer, Sally Jenkins, Candace Buckner, Barry SvrlugaTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:39:31 +0000The top-ranked Wolverines claimed their first national title since 1997 with Monday night’s win over the No. 2 Huskies in Houston.Michael Penix Jr. has taken a beating tonight. Not his best performance, but he clearly proved...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:07:01 +0000Here’s a tough question: Who is the MVP? Blake Corum has 133 yards and two touchdowns,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:03:11 +0000Play “Hail to the Victors” and let the Jim Harbaugh NFL rumors swirl.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 04:00:51 +0000The math is not in Washington’s favor right now. Michigan has forced the Huskies into methodical...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:50:00 +0000Washington got its first explosive play of the night, and a holding penalty wiped it out....https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:38:41 +0000After Michigan wideout Cornelius Johnson dropped a perfect pass from J.J. McCarthy on the first play...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:36:06 +0000Washington’s drive stalled after Will Nixon came out of the backfield and dropped a pass that...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:30:23 +0000At the end of the third quarter, Michigan holds a 20-13 lead. The Wolverines are one...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:25:44 +0000You’ll hear basketball players say that even open shots against a team playing tough defense are...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:23:54 +0000Michigan flipped field position after J.J. McCarthy picked up a massive third-and-nine conversion — the Wolverines’...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:20:58 +0000After an 11-yard screen pass to Ja’Lynn Polk provided a promising start to Washington’s possession, three...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:14:21 +0000Michigan’s pass rush and its dedication to playing deep safeties, even after Washington’s success throwing screens...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 03:01:56 +0000Poof. There goes Washington’s chance at a double-up touchdown. Michigan’s interior defensive line, namely Mason Graham,...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:44:46 +0000Michigan had a real chance at a field goal before Cornelius Johnson failed to get out...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:19:54 +0000Did Michael Penix Jr. point out a holding call against one receiver before throwing a touchdown...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:15:55 +0000Huge opportunity coming for Washington. Great field position, and the Huskies will get the ball to...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 02:04:23 +0000That’s a good call to go for it. Washington isn’t stopping the Wolverines if they get...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:44:24 +0000The Pac-12 might have been the best conference in college football, but Washington’s lack of experience...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:24:09 +0000Michigan’s experience in the postseason suggests its returners should mix in a fair catch or two.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:18:42 +0000It’s not every snap, but on most plays on Washington’s opening drive, Michigan cornerback Will Johnson...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 01:04:55 +0000In the very early going, Michigan’s offensive line and fullback Max Bredeson are pushing the Huskies’...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 00:52:49 +0000This is the rare game when it might make sense for the team that wins the...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comAdam KilgoreTue, 09 Jan 2024 00:38:51 +0000What to know from NFL Week 18: The Eagles are limping into the playoffs KilgoreMon, 08 Jan 2024 11:20:07 +0000Philadelphia won just one of its last six games in a confounding stretch to close the season. Meanwhile, Dallas surged to the NFC East title.Entering Paris Games, the top U.S. male Olympian isn’t a swimmer KilgoreThu, 04 Jan 2024 22:25:11 +0000Having won three golds at the world championships, American sprinter Noah Lyles wants to be more than ‘track famous.’