NFL football

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speak at midfield after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the locker room as Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's 35-yard...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) acknowledges cheers from fans as he walks off the field after their 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 23, 2018 - 5:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott shared a brief hug with star running back Ezekiel Elliott after the Dallas quarterback kneeled twice to wrap up their second NFC East title in three seasons together. The postgame celebration was equally muted after Prescott accounted for two touchdowns and...
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December 23, 2018 - 10:44 am
It's Week 16 of the NFL schedule, which always means several teams can secure playoff berths. New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago and the Los Angeles Chargers already have qualified. New England wins its 10th successive AFC East title with a victory or tie at home against Buffalo, or Miami losing or...
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Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews runs for a touchdown past Los Angeles Chargers strong safety Jahleel Addae during the second half in an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 23, 2018 - 1:02 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years. The resurgent Ravens continued their late push with a 22-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday behind Lamar Jackson's first 200-yard...
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Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates with teammates after Byard intercepted a pass against the Washington Redskins late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 25-16. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 22, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally have a victory in a game where quarterback Marcus Mariota left injured, and Blaine Gabbert did much more than just win. Gabbert kept the Titans' playoff hopes alive. The veteran threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is attended to after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 22, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has hurt his right, throwing arm and has been replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert against the Washington Redskins. The Titans said Mariota had a "stinger" and was questionable to return to the game. Mariota was hurt when sacked by defensive...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh stands on the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Baltimore. Harbaugh will return to coach the Ravens next season, and the team says it’s working on an extension beyond 2019. Harbaugh took over as Baltimore’s coach in 2008 and has taken the team to the playoffs six times, winning the Super Bowl in 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 21, 2018 - 6:23 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — John Harbaugh will return to coach the Baltimore Ravens next season, and the team says it's working on an extension beyond 2019. Harbaugh took over as Baltimore's coach in 2008 and has taken the team to the playoffs six times, winning the Super Bowl in 2012. The Ravens didn't reach...
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December 21, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 8 Michigan will be short-handed against No. 10 Florida in the Peach Bowl. Just not at quarterback. Shea Patterson is returning for his senior season at Michigan instead of entering the NFL draft. "There is absolutely nothing like playing in the Big House in front of the...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to throw the ball during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has a 29-3 record against the Buffalo Bills, the most victories by a quarterback against one opponent. A 30th will give the Patriots their 10th straight AFC East crown. But he won't have suspended receiver Josh Gordon, who was starting to carve out a vital role in...
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New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara (41) tries to jump over Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 20, 2018 - 3:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Eric Reid is "not surprised" he's been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league's "random" drug testing policy. Coach Ron Rivera quipped Thursday at his news...
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