NFL football

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 03, 2019 - 7:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper said he would have preferred to wait until after the season to make a coaching change. Tepper ultimately decided he wanted to get a jumpstart on his search for a new coach, so he fired Ron Rivera, the franchise’s winningest coach, on Tuesday with...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks downfield to pass the ball against San Francisco 49ers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 03, 2019 - 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the surging Baltimore Ravens passed their latest test. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 Sunday on Justin Tucker’s field goal as time expired for their eighth consecutive victory. The Ravens, one of five teams with a 10-2 record, are the unanimous...
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Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus looked up and saw the bright orange streamers atop the goal posts hugging the yellow uprights in the north end zone. Perfect, he thought. No wind. Thirty degrees. One second before halftime. This was the moment he'd waited for, a shot at history. As he mapped out his...
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Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) fumbles while being hit by Minnesota Vikings' Xavier Rhodes (29) and Eric Kendricks (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Seattle. The Vikings' recovered on the play. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
December 03, 2019 - 6:27 am
SEATTLE (AP) — By the time the playoffs arrive, the Seattle Seahawks are going to feel just fine in a close, tight game. Even when they’re comfortably ahead, the Seahawks have a way of making the final minutes more than a little unnerving. “Close games are cool, aren’t they? I like them,” Seattle...
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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley greets players as they return to the sideline after scoring in the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
December 02, 2019 - 5:30 pm
No. 6 Oklahoma’s biggest comeback ever didn’t have a lingering effect on No. 8 Baylor. Now they get to play again, this time for the Big 12 championship and possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff, which seems much more feasible after a couple of significant losses in other leagues. After...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Sam Acho, left, forces a fumble as he sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 02, 2019 - 4:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Mississippi Mustache is back in Jacksonville’s starting lineup. Rookie sensation Gardner Minshew will start Sunday when the reeling Jaguars host the Los Angeles Chargers. He replaces ineffective and highly paid quarterback Nick Foles following the team's fourth...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, left, and Robert Griffin III, right, take the field to begin warming up before the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 02, 2019 - 2:13 am
If this edition of 49ers-Ravens — filled with elite players, fourth-down gutsiness and top-notch defense on a rainy afternoon — was indeed a Super Bowl preview, everyone’s in for a treat in February. What Baltimore’s 20-17 victory over visiting San Francisco on Sunday showed was that Lamar Jackson...
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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon celebrates after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
December 02, 2019 - 2:11 am
And the meek shall inherit the NFL fields. At least in Week 13, that is. It’s unlikely that anyone in Las Vegas or wherever sports betting is allowed these days put money on a parlay of the Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins winning Sunday. They were a combined 4-29 heading into the weekend and...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is lifted by center Nick Martin (66) as they celebrate a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 02, 2019 - 1:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson has long admired Tom Brady for his talent and resilience. He beat him Sunday night by not only throwing touchdown passes, but by catching one, too. “I told them I'm an athlete ... the more you can do, the longer you play in this league,” he said. “So I can do it all.”...
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Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 01, 2019 - 9:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Take a chance before halftime? No way. Take a knee for overtime? Not a chance. Vic Fangio bypassed a shot at a historic field goal with 1 second left in the first half because “it wasn’t desperation time.” When the Broncos got the ball back at their 28 with 9 seconds left and the game...
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