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Detroit Lions quarterback's Jeff Driskel (2) and Matthew Stafford watch during warmups before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 10, 2019 - 11:49 am
The Kansas City Chiefs get reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes back after a shorter-than-expected absence. The Detroit Lions are without their quarterback, Matthew Stafford, for the first time in nearly a decade. Mahomes was to start Sunday for the Chiefs at the Tennessee Titans, just over two weeks...
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) greets San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) after an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The 49ers won 28-25. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 09, 2019 - 11:15 am
The last time the San Francisco 49ers had a winning record for a home game in November, Colin Kaepernick was their quarterback and Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman ate turkey legs at midfield to celebrate a victory for Seattle. That won't happen Monday night when the unbeaten 49ers (8-0) host the...
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Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs runs on the way to a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 08, 2019 - 4:47 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out another dramatic victory that has put them squarely in the AFC playoff race. Josh Jacobs scored on an 18-...
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Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden gestures before the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
November 08, 2019 - 1:29 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call. His newfound right to seek a replay, however, went unexercised. The email Zimmer received earlier in the day...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Hunt’s self-inflicted punishment is over. The Browns running back, who quickly went from being one of the NFL’s rising stars to a violent offender, has returned from his eight-game NFL suspension and will play this week against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 07, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and becoming violent, the Browns running back gained a...
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A cat runs on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 07, 2019 - 4:02 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The elusive black cat from "Monday Night Football" is still on the run. MetLife Stadium officials said Thursday the search for the fleet feline that briefly delayed the nationally televised game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Monday night has been...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson scores on a run against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 07, 2019 - 12:59 am
Lamar Jackson is going to juke his way into the record books if he keeps running like this. The second-year quarterback has 637 yards rushing through eight games and is on pace to break Michael Vick's single-season record of 1,039 yards set in 2006. No other quarterback has run for 1,000 yards in a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) kneels after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final scheduled game there Thursday night, Nov. 7, 2019, when the Chargers (4-5) take on the Raiders (4-4) in a game crucial for both teams' playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 05, 2019 - 2:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve. Newton has missed the last six games while trying to battle back from a mid-foot sprain. Panthers general manager said in a statement Tuesday that after seeing two foot specialists that the team was told "it...
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Jaguars QB Nick Foles during a NFL training session of the Jacksonville Jaguars at the at Allianz Park in London, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.The Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Houston Texans in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 05, 2019 - 12:26 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are going with quarterback Nick Foles over rookie sensation Gardner Minshew. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Tuesday, saying Foles is ready to return from a broken left collarbone and will start next week at Indianapolis. The Jaguars (4-5...
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