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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin March-Lillard (53) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) after Cowboys' cornerback Byron Jones, right, and Donovan Wilson (37) broke up the pass on a two-point conversion in the second half an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 16, 2019 - 3:46 am
The folks at NFL headquarters can relax: The NFC East winner will have at least a .500 record. That's barring a tie next week when Dallas visits Philadelphia, of course. And in this season of unpredictability — isn't December supposed to be dominated by the better teams? — anything from 55-55 to 3-...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 16, 2019 - 3:34 am
It was the debate about da boot. Like almost everything else in Sunday's game, it worked out just fine for the Cowboys. A boneheaded beginning ended as a funny footnote after Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott said “kick” before he said “defer” when the Cowboys won the opening coin toss before their...
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Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (81) celebrates with running back Devin Singletary (26) and others after scoring on a pass from quarterback Josh Allen during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 16, 2019 - 2:08 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buffalo Bills didn’t have many playoff experiences during a recent two-decade stretch. Bills coach Sean McDermott and his quarterback Josh Allen are helping to change the culture in Buffalo. Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Bills...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) talks with referee Walt Anderson (66) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 16, 2019 - 12:36 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced themselves to kick...
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Navy midshipmen salute ahead of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 15, 2019 - 10:54 pm
The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy have appointed officers to conduct separate internal investigations into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by a few students during a broadcast at the Army-Navy football game, academy public affairs officers said Sunday. “Based on findings of...
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith holds on to the pass for a touchdown as Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
December 15, 2019 - 10:02 pm
CARSON, Calif, (AP) — Mike Zimmer has accomplished many things as a defensive coordinator and head coach. He added one more Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings forced seven Chargers' turnovers and converted them into 20 points. It is the most...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) sits next to the goal line after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
December 15, 2019 - 9:55 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Ryan outshined his former offensive coordinator in an MVP-type fashion Kyle Shanahan knows oh so well. Yet even this rally might have been more improbable than either could have imagined — two Falcons touchdowns in the final 5 seconds. A pair of replay reversals in...
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December 15, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Tampa Bay wide receiver Chris Godwin left the game on Sunday with a hamstring injury in the third quarter at Detroit. Godwin had five catches for 121 yards before being hurt in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win. For the season, Godwin has 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buccaneers (7-7...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 15, 2019 - 8:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gardner Minshew threw two TD passes to Chris Conley in the final 5:15 of the game and the Jacksonville Jaguars spoiled the final scheduled game at the Oakland Coliseum by beating the Raiders 20-16 on Sunday. The Raiders (6-8) broke out to a 16-3 lead and appeared comfortably...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run with quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
December 15, 2019 - 8:08 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' wait to see if a long-time foe would help them clinch a playoff spot was a whole lot easier than the lateral-filled final play they had to survive to beat the Chicago Bears in the rivals' 200th game. Leading by eight points with just 1...
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