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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
November 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — There are times when Lamar Jackson displays the style and exuberance of a youngster playing football on the street with friends. Seemingly unaffected by the responsibility of being an NFL starting quarterback, Jackson relishes the opportunity to run, pass and match wits...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77), center Travis Frederick (72) and guard Zack Martin (70) take the field for afternoon practice during an NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The Cowboys invested heavily in their offensive line and have become consistent winners behind the unit with the NFL’s highest salary-cap figure. While Dallas isn’t the only example of a club benefiting from a heavy investment up front, the New England Patriots are several notches higher than Dallas as an elite team with a more frugal approach. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)
November 12, 2019 - 5:37 pm
Travis Frederick didn't fully understand the business of football when the Dallas Cowboys drafted their center six years ago and made him an instant starter. Eventually, the four-time Pro Bowler saw what Dallas was trying to build by using first-round picks on offensive linemen three times in four...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson, center, after the Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
November 12, 2019 - 2:42 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Russell Wilson high-stepped his way down the sideline before hugging coach Pete Carroll after Jason Myers' kick split the uprights. After a wild overtime that featured a rare Wilson interception, a missed field goal by San Francisco and a questionable decision from 49ers...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis, left, blocks a shot from Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 11, 2019 - 12:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion. In the opening weeks of life after Kawhi, the defending...
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a first-quarter touchdown past next to Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
November 11, 2019 - 12:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dalvin Cook did plenty in the running game. The NFL rushing leader from Minnesota might have had his biggest plays in the passing game while easily outshining two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott. Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down on...
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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) heads for the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 10, 2019 - 9:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Pittsburgh's decision to send a 2020 first-...
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Dolphins defensive back Steven Parker (26) rolls away with the ball after stripping it in the end zone from Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (85) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The play was rule an interception by Parker. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 10, 2019 - 7:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Dolphins suddenly put together a winning combination. Their defense is forcing turnovers. Their offense is capitalizing on the miscues. And when they need a big stop they're getting those, too. Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run Sunday, the...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a touchdown pass to running back Brian Hill, not pictured, in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
November 10, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grady Jarrett and an unusually menacing Falcons defensive front repeatedly pulled Drew Brees to the Superdome turf and proved Saints coach Sean Payton right. The records really didn't matter in this matchup of NFC South Division rivals — as Payton had insisted days earlier...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) takes a snap during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 10, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay's attempt at a little trickery backfired but ultimately didn't cost his team. McVay allowed punter Johnny Hekker to throw a pass with the Rams facing fourth-and-1 at their 29 while trailing the...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)
November 10, 2019 - 3:50 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell scored a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter after a 33-yard pass interference penalty on DeAndre Baker, and the New York Jets rallied and then held on to beat the Giants 34-27 on Sunday for Big Apple bragging rights. Sam Darnold threw a...
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