NFL football

New Orleans Saints' P.J. Williams (26) celebrates as Carolina Panthers' D.J. Moore (12) walks off the field after an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
December 18, 2018 - 3:46 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense. That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super Bowl. For...
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Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph reacts to a call during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 18, 2018 - 2:14 am
DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6,...
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New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
December 18, 2018 - 1:01 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team. On a night when Brees and the offense couldn't get much going and made some uncharacteristic mistakes, New...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:49 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, left, on the field following an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 17, 2018 - 7:12 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were able to downplay the significance of their defeat at Miami in Week 14 mostly because of the crazy final play it took for the Dolphins to grab the victory in the closing seconds. But after showing multiple shortcomings in its 17-10 loss at Pittsburgh on...
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Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, left, and middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
December 17, 2018 - 3:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — With another season stumbling toward the finish line, the Miami Dolphins can begin thinking about 2019, and that includes Frank Gore. The NFL's leading active rusher is expected to miss the rest of the year with a sprained foot, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) rushes the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 17, 2018 - 2:54 am
Football purists are smiling. For one week, the video game nature of the NFL hit pause. Only one quarterback on Saturday or Sunday threw for 300 yards, let alone 400. No pinball shootouts. Ten players rushed for at least 100 yards, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went for 95. There were two...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. The Steelers won 17-10. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 17, 2018 - 2:50 am
Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do. The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive defeat. More importantly — and more...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, left, passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams nose tackle Ndamukong Suh during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 17, 2018 - 1:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles already knew Nick Foles could do it. After all, it was only last December when the veteran quarterback replaced an injured Carson Wentz and upset the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum. Less than two months after that breakthrough game, he was an improbable...
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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy celebrates after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. The Bears won 24-17. (AP Photo/David Banks)
December 17, 2018 - 12:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention. They could not have asked for a sweeter scenario. Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an...
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