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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 - 12:29 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 16, 2018 - 11:33 pm
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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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 16, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to use the word "crossroads." He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday — a sight that typically signals doom for Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh...
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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 16, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota on Sunday. Gore, the NFL's active rushing leader, had five carries for 14 yards in Miami's 41-17 loss. Backup defensive tackle Ziggy Hood (hamstring) limped...
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Indianapolis Colts' Eric Ebron (85) runs out of a tackle by Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
December 16, 2018 - 7:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack kept his eyes down the field and his legs churning Sunday. His teammates took the cue. The offensive line created enough space for Mack to run for a career-high 139 yards and two scores, an improving defense smothered the league's...
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011. The Steelers' 17-10 win at Heinz Field kept the Steelers (8-5-1) ahead of the Ravens (8-6) in the NFC North. A loss would have put them on the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel waves his arms during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Memphis, in Orlando, Fla. Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 16, 2018 - 5:44 pm
UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday at noon EST. Heupel guided No. 7 Central Florida (12...
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Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson (8) looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 16, 2018 - 3:16 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Johnson's first NFL start in more than seven years ended with a 16-13 victory for Washington against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, snapping the Redskins' four-game losing streak and keeping them on the fringe of the NFC playoff picture. Johnson and Adrian...
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December 16, 2018 - 11:47 am
Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital following multiple surgeries to his broken right leg. His wife, Elizabeth Smith, posted an update on Instagram on Sunday morning and said she was grateful to have her husband home. She wrote, "HOME...This last month has been a...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway (11) celebrates his touchdown with teammate David Njoku (85) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 16, 2018 - 12:12 am
DENVER (AP) — Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo. With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver...
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