AP -- It took playing games on all seven days of the week, a wide receiver starting at quarterback, numerous schedule changes and constant revisions to health and safety protocols for the NFL to reach Week 17 on time. That's a remarkable accomplishment during a global pandemic.

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COVID-19 wiped out offseason practices, canceled the preseason and took 2020 into uncharted territory but it didn't stop the NFL from conducting business under the most unusual circumstances. The league presses forward with its goal of playing the Super Bowl as scheduled in Tampa on Feb. 7. What often seemed improbable has become quite achievable.

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