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Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling team

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NFL taking over investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. More>>

UCF's Scott Frost wins Associated Press Coach of the Year

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Scott Frost of Central Florida is The Associated Press coach of the year after leading UCF to an unbeaten season and spot in the Peach Bowl. More>>

Panthers name Tina Becker COO, she now runs daily operation

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The Panthers have announced Tina Becker is the team's Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization. More>>

Dogs' Chubb, Michel happy they returned for senior seasons

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Georgia tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel happy that 1 year ago they decided to return for their senior seasons. More>>

Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East title

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The Patriots wrapped up their ninth straight AFC East title with a thrilling 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. More>>

Cowboys get narrow win before Elliott's return

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Ezekiel Elliott will return from suspension to a Dallas Cowboys team still in the playoff hunt thanks to a first down gained by the width of an index card and a fumble just shy of the end zone. More>>

Steelers' Brown leaves with calf injury, taken to hospital

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Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown left the team's highly anticipated matchup against New England in the second quarter with a left calf injury. More>>

Jimmy Time! Garoppolo leads 49ers to third straight win

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Jimmy Garoppolo led one final scoring drive in the closing seconds to cap a fantastic first home start, Robbie Gould kicked a game-winning 45-yard field goal as time expired, and the San Francisco 49ers topped the Tennessee Titans 25-23. More>>

Jaguars thump Texans 45-7 for 1st playoff berth since 2007

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston on Sunday. More>>

Foles throws 4 TDs, Eagles get first-round bye

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Nick Foles threw four touchdown passes in his first start replacing the injured Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles secured a first-round playoff bye, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to defeat the surprising New York Giants 34-29 on Sunday. More>>

Cowboys edge Raiders 20-17 by slimmest of margins

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Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive by the slimmest of margins with a 20-17 victory over the Raiders. More>>

Vikings cruise past Bengals 34-7 to clinch NFC North

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Eric Kendricks had an interception return for a touchdown and Case Keenum passed for 236 yards and two scores, as the Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North title with a 34-7 victory Cincinnati Bengals 34-7 on Sunday afternoon. More>>

The Latest: Cowboys edge Raiders by slimmest of margins

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The Latest from the NFL: Just 3 players protest during early games. More>>

Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24

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Brady and Gronk rally Patriots, and late interception seals win over Steelers and Roesthlisberger. More>>

Newton throws 4 TDs; Panthers spoil Rodgers' return 31-24

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Cam Newton threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers spoiled Aaron Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone with a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers. More>>

McCoy breaks 10,000, leads Bills to 24-16 win over Dolphins

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LeSean McCoy scored twice and surpassed 10,000 career-yards rushing, while helping the Buffalo Bills stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. More>>

Ingram, Thomas lift Saints over Jets, 31-19

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Mark Ingram gained 151 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage, and the New Orleans Saints overcame three turnovers to defeat the struggling Jets, 31-19. More>>

Joe Haden out for Pittsburgh's showdown with Patriots

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Leonard Fournette against Houston because of a right quadriceps injury. More>>

Stafford-led Lions beat Bears 20-10, stay in playoff picture

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Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and avoided mistakes, allowing the Detroit Lions to stay in the playoff picture with a 20-10 win over Chicago. More>>

Peters dazzles as Chiefs beat Chargers in AFC West showdown

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Marcus Peters returned from a one-game disciplinary suspension to help force three turnovers in the Chiefs' 30-13 victory over the Chargers. More>>

Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances

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The return of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will highlight Week 15. More>>

Packers activate Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve

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The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve on Saturday, the final step before he starts Sunday in a must-win game at Carolina. More>>

No. 25 Boise State beats Oregon 38-28 in Las Vegas Bowl

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Cedrick Wilson caught 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, Kekaula Kaniho returned an interception 53 yards for a score and No. 25 Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl. More>>

Silvers lifts Troy over UNT, 50-30, in New Orleans Bowl

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Brandon Silvers passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, Troy's defense produced five turnovers, and the Trojans defeated North Texas 50-30 in the New Orleans Bowl. More>>

Chiefs rout Chargers 30-13 to seize control of AFC West race

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Alex Smith threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, Kareem Hunt ran for 155 yards and a score, and the Chiefs routed the turnover-prone Chargers 30-13 to seize control of the AFC West. More>>

Patriots vs Steelers: Game of the Millennium? Not quite

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Patriots vs Steelers: an AFC showdown that could be huge, or possibly a dud. More>>

Oklahoma State hands No. 19 Florida State 1st loss, 71-70

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Mitchell Solomon leads Oklahoma State past No. 19 Florida State 71-70. More>>

Chargers cornerback Hayward active for game vs Chiefs

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Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward is active for Saturday night's crucial AFC West showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs after showing up on this week's injury report with a calf injury. More>>

Panthers owner under investigation for workplace misconduct

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The Carolina Panthers are investigating workplace misconduct allegations against founder and owner Jerry Richardson. More>>

Mount Union beats Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0 for D-III title

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Mount Union won its 13th Division III football national championship, beating Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0. More>>

Ifedi docked $24K, one of several Seahawks fined by NFL

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Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for verbal abuse of a game official last Sunday. More>>

Top votes split, but Rams' Cooper rolls as No. 1 AP returner

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Pharoh Cooper of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City's Tyreek Hill split 10 of the 11 first-place votes in the AP kick returner rankings, but the final tally wasn't nearly that close. More>>

No Mo: Jets bench Muhammad Wilkerson for Saints game

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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson benched for game at New Orleans. More>>

Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix

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Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies. More>>

Amazon will stream AVP beach volleyball tour next 3 summers

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Amazon has reached an agreement with the AVP tour to livestream every tournament for the next three summers. More>>

Southern Oregon QB Trosin leads AP NAIA All-America team

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Southern Oregon quarterback Tanner Trosin and Morningside running back Bubba Jenkins lead the NAIA Associated Press All-America team. More>>

In 2nd year, West Florida faces TAMU-Commerce for D-II title

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West Florida faces Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday for the Division II national title. More>>

Broncos hope win at Indy could be start of long road back

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The Denver Broncos understand where they stand. More>>

Shoulder injury forces Broncos quarterback out of game

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian left the field on a golf cart Thursday night after injuring his left shoulder. More>>

Verdict returned in death of teen Obama praised for courage

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One guilty of first-degree murder, 2 guilty of facilitating murder in 2015 shooting death of Tennessee teenager who shielded friends from gunfire. More>>

Sports unions unveil universal declaration of player rights

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Leaders from the NFL, NBA NHL and Major League Baseball players associations have contributed to unveiling a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports and protecting athletes. More>>

Pink joins list of stars performing during Super Bowl week

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Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. More>>

Osweiler's strong relief appearance leads Broncos past Colts

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Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler ran for one touchdown and threw for two more Thursday night to lead the Broncos past Indianapolis 25-13. More>>

Sooners RB Rodney Anderson won't be charged with sex assault

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An Oklahoma prosecutor has decided against charging Sooners running back Rodney Anderson in an alleged sexual assault. More>>

Division III Player of Year Kasper leads AP All-America Team

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Division III player of the year Bret Kasper of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been selected as the first-team quarterback on The Associated Press Division III All-America team. More>>

He's back: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers preps to play Panthers

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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting ready to play against the Carolina Panthers this weekend. More>>

Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

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An NFL spokesman says Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the league. More>>

Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

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Nick Foles had tremendous success as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and he experienced failure as the No. 1 quarterback for the St. Louis Rams in 2015. More>>

Thunder help George prevail in first trip back to Indiana

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Steven Adams had 23 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday night and Russell Westbrook finished with his ninth triple-double this season to help Oklahoma City hold on for a 100-95 victory at Indiana. More>>

Brunson leads No. 1 Villanova in rout of Temple

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Brunson leads No. 1 Villanova to 87-67 rout of Temple. More>>

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter

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Super agent Scott Boras says Derek Jeter and his ownership group are turning the Miami Marlins into a pawn shop. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; Republicans grapple with stunning Alabama loss; former 'Apprentice' contestant Omarosa leaving White House. More>>

Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

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Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74. More>>

Puel gets revenge on Southampton as Leicester wins 4-1

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Leicester manager Claude Puel exacted revenge on former club Southampton by guiding his new team to a 4-1 win in the Premier League. More>>

Pay for new Power Five football coaches

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Power Five football schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the Republican tax overhaul becomes law. More>>

Texas A&M-Commerce QB Perez leads AP D-II All-America team

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Texas A&M-Commerce quarterback Luis Perez and Gannon running back Marc Jones highlight The Associated Press Division II All-America team. More>>

Packers' Rodgers says he's been medically cleared to return

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he's been "medically cleared to return" after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone. More>>

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

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NFL Network suspends Marshal Faulk, 2 other analysts over sexual misconduct suit by ex-employee. More>>

Emmy Award telecast moves to Monday on NBC next year

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The next Primetime Emmy Awards will move to Monday night to avoid a huge potential tackle by "Sunday Night Football.". More>>

Steelers put Shazier on IR, hopeful Haden returns vs. Pats

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Steelers hopeful cornerback Joe Haden can return for showdown with New England. More>>

Youngsters Drake, Howard spark Dolphins surge

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Second-year pros Kenyan Drake and Xavien Howard are big reasons for the Miami Dolphins' late-season surge. More>>

NBC's 'Today' in ratings lead after Matt Lauer's firing

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NBC's 'Today' show beats ABC's 'Good Morning America' in the ratings for the second week in a row for the first time in a year. More>>

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

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Soon you can watch football free on your phone on Yahoo with new Verizon-NFL deal. More>>

James Madison leads with 3 on AP FCS All-America team

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Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school. More>>

Steelers on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll

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Pittsburgh Steelers on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll. More>>

Pats defense again looking vulnerable with Steelers up next

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Injuries mounting for Patriots defense heading into pivotal matchup against Steelers. More>>

Kick return star Devin Hester retires from NFL

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Devin Hester, the all-purpose speedster who holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns with 20, has announced his retirement from the NFL. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 4-10

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Dec. 4-10. More>>

Road leads Sonny Dykes home to Texas and SMU

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Sonny Dykes was already back in Texas, and now he's a head coach in his home state at SMU. More>>

The Latest: ESPN pulls McNabb, Davis amid misconduct suit

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ESPN takes Donovan McNabb and Ike Davis off the air after misconduct suit filed by ex-employee of NFL Network. More>>

Brady struggles again in Miami, as Pats lose to Dolphins

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It was a rough night for Tom Brady, and surprisingly that isn't uncommon when he comes to Miami. More>>

NFL, NFLPA looking into Savage's return despite concussion

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The NFL and the players association is jointly investigating Houston quarterback Tom Savage's return to action despite sustaining a concussion. More>>

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

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Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak. More>>

No. 2 Oklahoma leads with 3 1st-team AP All-Americans

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No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. More>>

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

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AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. More>>

Man who streaked at Buffalo Bills game pleads guilty, fined

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Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across field during blowout loss to Saints, earning praise from other fans for rushing better than the players, pleads guilty to exposure. More>>

O'Brien says Savage wouldn't have returned if he saw video

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Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien says he wouldn't have let Tom Savage re-enter Sunday's game after a hit that gave him a concussion and left his hands shaking if he had seen the video of the hit. More>>

Bears tight end Zach Miller counts blessings after injury

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Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller hasn't ruled out trying to make a comeback after an injury which nearly resulted in the amputation of his left leg. More>>

No suspensions for Seahawks after Jacksonville meltdown

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The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. More>>

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson commits to transfer to Michigan

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Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan. More>>

Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats

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Steelers cap emotional week by topping Ravens 39-38 to capture AFC North title for third time in four years. More>>

Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East

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Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller to clinch the NFC East title. More>>

McCoy scores to seal Bills' 13-7 OT win over Colts

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LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs. More>>

Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return

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Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return. More>>

Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

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Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 victory over Ravens, run winning streak to eight. More>>

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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Josh Gordon has his first touchdown in nearly four years for winless Cleveland Browns. More>>

Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

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Trevor Siemian, Denver's defense lead Broncos past New York Jets 23-0 to snap eight-game losing streak. More>>

Jaguars beat Seahawks 30-24, take outright lead in AFC South

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Blake Bortles threw two perfect passes for touchdowns, Jaydon Mickens set up another score with a 72-yard punt return and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Seattle Seahawks 30-24 Sunday. More>>

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

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Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak with a 31-24 victory on Sunday. More>>

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz throws TD pass after suffering sknee injury against the Los Angeles Rams. More>>

Rough day for QBs: Wentz, Savage, McCown, Peterman hurt

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Philadelphia's Carson Wentz, Houston's Tom Savage, the Jets' Josh McCown and Buffalo's Nathan Peterman each left their respective games with injuries. More>>

Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli's return

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Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup. More>>

Stafford's 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

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Matthew Stafford passed for 381 yards with an injured throwing hand and set up Matt Prater for a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds, helping the Detroit Lions remain in playoff contention with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. More>>

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

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Garoppolo leads 49ers to second-straight victory; Texans QB Savage hurt on big hit. More>>

Hunt, defense spur Chiefs to 26-15 victory over Raiders

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Kareem Hunt ran for 116 yards and a touchdown, the Chiefs shut down Derek Carr and Raiders offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland 26-15. More>>

Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime

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Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return. More>>

Philadelphia Eagles without tight end Zach Ertz against Rams

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The Oakland Raiders will have wide receiver Amari Cooper available for their AFC West showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. More>>

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

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Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. More>>

Teams can lock up as many as 5 playoff berths in Week 14

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As many as five playoff berths can be locked up, and New England can clinch before taking the field Monday night. More>>

Chill: Jackson returns to NYC as relaxed Heisman finalist

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Just like last year, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is a Heisman Trophy finalist. More>>

Heisman favorite Mayfield is unconventional NFL prospect

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and become the first senior to win the award since Ohio State's Troy Smith in 2006. More>>

This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

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This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter. More>>

Chiefs' Peters fined $24,309 for penalty flag toss

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets. More>>

Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Oregon will hire Mario Cristobal as its head coach. More>>

Browns owner says finding quarterback is top job for new GM

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Browns owner: Mission for new general manager is to find the right quarterback. More>>

Jets' Bowles fired up by short presser: 'New record. YES!'

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Todd Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. But he was excited about his shortest news conference of 1 minute, 53 seconds. More>>

Falcons' Deion Jones saves his best for the Saints

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Falcons linebacker Deion Jones looks forward to playing the New Orleans Saints again in two weeks. More>>

Pruitt leading Tennessee while helping Tide through playoff

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Early signing period adds to Jeremy Pruitt's challenge as he begins new job at Tennessee while helping Alabama through its playoff run. More>>

Playoff QB Mayfield top Big 12 offensive player for 2nd time

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Oklahoma QB Mayfield unanimous pick as Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the 2nd time. More>>

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. More>>

Bills' White calls Gronk a 'dirty player' for blindside hit

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Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head last weekend. More>>

Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

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Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up a three-way race for the title in the NFC South. More>>

Brown out: Browns fire VP, coach Jackson keeps job for '18

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A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown, the team's vice president of football operations with four weeks left in a winless season. More>>

Jeremy Pruitt believes he can restore Tennessee's reputation

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Tennessee hires Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to cap tumultuous coaching search. More>>

Browns hire former Chiefs executive Dorsey as new GM

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Browns hire former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey to run their front office. More>>

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon sued for sex harassment

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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant for his sports marketing firm, according to a lawsuit filed in California. More>>

Bennett, Jenkins, Stills among NFL Man of Year nominees

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The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award honors a man's involvement in the community and performance on the playing field. Among the nominees are Michael Bennett, Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills. More>>

Steelers turn to versatile Moats in place of injured Shazier

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to versatile linebacker Arthur Moats to help fill the void left by a spinal injury to young star Ryan Shazier. More>>

Fournette on skipping bowls: Guys have to make own decisions

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette doesn't want to be known as a trendsetter. More>>

Westbrook is ready to face Mexico City's altitude

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Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are ready for Mexico City's altitude. More>>

Bryce Love leads the way on AP All-Pac-12 team

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Bryce Love headlines The Associated Press All-Pac-12 Conference football team, taking Offensive Player of the Year Honors. More>>

Troy Vincent: NFL to look at video reviews for targeting

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The NFL will look into adding targeting as a specific category for video review. More>>

NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

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Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024. More>>

Eli Manning back as New York Giants starting quarterback

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Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants' starting quarterback. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation; LA poised to become largest US city with recreational pot; NFL's Goodell signs 5-year contract extension. More>>

Famed 'Concussion' pathologist alleges autopsy interference

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San Joaquin County's chief medical examiner resigned over what he said was interference by the sheriff that has become so invasive that it borders on the unlicensed practice of medicine. More>>

California wildfires force LA Rams to hold practice indoors

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The Los Angeles Rams decided not to practice outdoors due to poor air quality around their training complex in Ventura County. More>>

AP Player of the Year finalists: Mayfield, Love, Jackson

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson are the finalists for The Associated Press college football player of the year. More>>

'It's just weird'; Steelers rallying around injured Shazier

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to find a way forward without injured linebacker Ryan Shazier. More>>

Chiefs suspend cornerback Marcus Peters for Raiders game

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The Chiefs have suspended Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against Oakland after the volatile young cornerback's embarrassing tantrum during a last-minute loss to the Jets last weekend. More>>

Former SMU and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

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Ron Meyer, a former coach at SMU and in the NFL, has died at the age of 76. More>>

Arkansas hires SMU's Chad Morris as new football coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Arkansas has hired SMU's Chad Morris to become the school's new football coach. More>>

Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

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Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people.". More>>

Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

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Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on appeal Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown's head on Monday night. More>>

Steelers LB Shazier remains in hospital with back injury

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. More>>

State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests

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The vast majority of state lawmakers across the country have employment or income sources outside their legislative duties, raising the potential for conflicts of interest when they vote on policies. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3. More>>

Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

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Players, fans and the NFL are considering what to do in the aftermath of a Steelers-Bengals game so brutal that it made announcers and viewers cringe. Pittsburgh rallied for a 23-20 victory on Monday night. One player from each team has been suspended. More>>

Rivals Manning, Spurrier enter College Hall of Fame together

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Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier, rivals in the SEC in the mid-1990s, are inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame together. More>>

Oklahoma RB Anderson accused of sexual assault; he denies it

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A woman has filed a petition for a protective order that accuses Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of rape. More>>

Taggart leaving Oregon to be next Florida St. football coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Willie Taggart has agreed to become Florida State's next football coach. More>>

2 students shot, wounded near Washington state high school

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Authorities say two students reportedly were shot outside a high school south of Seattle in Graham. More>>

Trial opens in death of teen who shielded girls from gunfire

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Prosecutor at murder trial of 3 young men says at least 34 shots fired in shooting that killed Tennessee high school student later lauded for shielding girls from gunfire. More>>

'Today' show dominates in ratings with Lauer firing

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NBC's "Today" show won in the ratings for the first time in three months on the week of Matt Lauer's firing on sexual misconduct charges. More>>

Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned 1 game

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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have each been suspended one game by the NFL for violating league safety rules. More>>

UCF tabs Josh Heupel to be Knights' next football coach

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UCF tabs Josh Heupel to be Knights' next football coach. More>>

Brady, Patriots on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll

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New England Patriots remain No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll. More>>

Florida State's James skipping bowl game, entering draft

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Florida State safety Derwin James declares for NFL draft; will not play in bowl game. More>>

Manning: Role at Tennessee is now 'donor, supporter, fan'

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Peyton Manning says he is an ambassador for the University of Tennessee and looks forward to supporting whomever is the Volunteers next head football coach. More>>

Steelers lose Shazier on their way to another Cincy win

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Linebacker Ryan Shazier stayed overnight in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury while the rest of the Steelers headed home with yet another improbable comeback in hand, one like all the rest at Paul Brown Stadium, this one 23-20 over the Bengals. More>>

The Latest: Murder trial in death of teen who shielded girls

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Prosecutors at murder trial of 3 young men say at least 34 shots fired in shooting that killed Tennessee high school student lauded for shielding 2 girls from gunfire. More>>

Mayfield, Jackson, Love are Heisman Trophy finalists

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville are Heisman finalists for the second straight year and will be joined in New York for the presentation ceremony by Stanford running back Bryce Love. More>>

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier taken to hospital with back injury

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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier hurt his back while making a tackle early in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was taken off the field on a cart. More>>

Houston's Watt confident he'll be ready for next season

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J.J. Watt is confident he'll return to the field for the Houston Texans next season, feeling good as he recovers from a broken leg. More>>

Reeling Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese after 10th loss

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A person familiar with the situation says Ben McAdoo has been fired as coach of the New York Giants less than a year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. More>>

Brown, Boswell lead Steelers to 23-20 win over Bengals

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Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback against the Cincinnati Bengals, rallying for a 23-20 victory. More>>

NFL suspends Rob Gronkowski 1 game for late hit to head

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The NFL suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski one game for a late, gratuitous hit to the head of Buffalo defensive back Tre'Davious White. More>>

NC State DE Chubb wins Nagurski Award as top defender

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North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb has won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation's top defensive player. More>>

Antonio Brown active for Steelers vs Bengals with sore toe

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Antonio Brown cautiously moved around during pregame warmups and is active for the Steelers' game against the Bengals. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: How high court rules on Trump travel ban; lawmakers seek to reconcile dueling tax bills; Trump rolls back protections on some Utah public lands. More>>

Eagles plan to learn from rare loss while nesting out West

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Doug Pederson thinks the Philadelphia Eagles could derive some long-term benefits from the short-term pain of their humbling loss in Seattle. More>>

High court hints it could side with state on sports betting Video included

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The Supreme Court is taking up a case about betting on sports games that has the potential to make the wagering widely available nationwide. More>>

Bills QB Taylor has bruised tendon in left knee

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Bills quarterback Tyrod Tylor has a bruised patellar tendon in his left knee, leaving his status uncertain for Buffalo's game against Indianapolis on Sunday. More>>

Jimbo Fisher gets 10-year, $75 million deal at Texas A&M

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Jimbo Fisher signs 10-year, $75 million contract to coach Texas A&M. More>>

Scott Frost bringing 7 UCF assistants with him to Nebraska

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New Nebraska coach Scott Frost will bring seven of his assistant coaches from Central Florida with him to Lincoln. More>>

ICYMI in NFL Week 13: Gronk's hit, Brady's spat for Patriots

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In case you missed it in Week 13 of the NFL season: Rob Gronkowski's admittedly out-of-line hit and Tom Brady's sideline spat keep things interesting for the Patriots. More>>

Masterful Russell Wilson leads Seahawks past Eagles 24-10

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Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, the last a 15-yard strike to J.D. McKissic with 7:29 left, and the Seattle Seahawks stayed in the NFC playoff hunt with a 24-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. More>>

Hardly a journeyman: Keenum shines again in Vikes win

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Case Keenum supposedly remains on a week-to-week basis as Minnesota's starting quarterback, but he shows no sign of giving up the job after another solid performance in a 14-9 win over the Falcons. More>>

Gronk's hit on Tre'Davious White adds tension to Bills, Pats

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Rob Gronkowski's hit on Tre'Davious White and Tyrod Taylor's left knee injury overshadow Bills' 23-3 loss to New England. More>>

Rams special teams shine in win over Cardinals

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Add special teams to an explosive offense and tough defense, and there's a good reason the Los Angeles Rams are alone atop the NFC West at 9-3. More>>

Builders race to save football's Eagles from Billy Penn jinx

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Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia's founder atop the city's newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx. More>>

Goff, Rams beat Cardinals 32-16, solidify grip on NFC West

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Jared Goff passed for two touchdowns, Los Angeles took advantage of two early interceptions thrown by Blaine Gabbert, and the Rams solidified their grip on first place in the NFC West with a 32-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. More>>

Saints again ride dynamic Kamara to victory

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't ready to ask rookie running back Alvin Kamara to stop trying to hurdle defenders. More>>

Vikings shut down Falcons 14-9 for 8th straight victory

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Case Keenum throws 2 TD passes, Vikings keep Falcons out of end zone as they extend win streak to 8. More>>

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