NFL football

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1977, file photo, Los Angeles Rams linebacker Isiah Robertson (58) complains about a call during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the crash happened Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
December 07, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MABANK, Texas (AP) — Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the crash happened about 10 p.m...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks a tackle by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Ronnie Harrison (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Henry scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run and the Tennessee Titans routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday night to stay in the playoff chase. And that was just part of an amazing night for Henry. Henry tied Tony Dorsett's 99...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talks to reporters following an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Seahawks won 43-16. Shanahan has started his first two seasons with the team with a 2-10 record. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
December 06, 2018 - 1:36 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco. He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign. With...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver. Sanders was helped off the practice field Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, after crumpling to the ground on a pass play and grabbing his left ankle. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
December 05, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Although the schedule gets easier for the Denver Broncos this month, the degree of difficulty in reaching the playoffs keeps going up. The Broncos (6-6) lost leading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Wednesday. He was hurt in a non-contact...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:33 pm
The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday. The league confirmed Ellison's status and the investigation Tuesday but provided no other...
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Washington Redskins' Colt McCoy (12) tries to avoid Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 03, 2018 - 11:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith. Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Golden Tate (19) is tackled by Washington Redskins' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 03, 2018 - 10:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz ran around and extended plays the way he did before his knee injury. Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with the media following an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Rivera will take over defensive play calls from coordinator Eric Washington following the team’s four-game losing streak. The Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. The moves were announced after Rivera met with new owner David Tepper and general manager Marty Hurney on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
December 03, 2018 - 11:56 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Desperate to shake things up amid a four-game losing streak, Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Monday he is taking over defensive playing calling duties In addition to demoting defenisvie coordinator Eric Washington, the Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke...
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin (12) dashes past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) on his way to a touchdown after making a catch in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 02, 2018 - 10:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Badgley initially missed a 39-yard kick but Pittsburgh was called for offsides. Badgley's ensuing 34-yard attempt was...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes under pressure from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have thrived in the final month of the season since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's arrival. They're hoping their 24-10 victory over the Vikings is the start of another memorable December. Tom Brady passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, Bill Belichick earned his...
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