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Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine (32) carries the ball between New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 24, 2017 - 2:40 am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No matter how many injuries they accumulate, no matter how slender their playoff hopes might be, the Washington Redskins at least have this on their side: Each opponent the rest of the way currently owns a losing record. Starting next week with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys...
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Los Angeles Chargers' Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdown catch with Tyrell Williams (16) and Keenan Allen (13) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 23, 2017 - 8:58 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who didn't have to wait nearly that long. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 yards in his second...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
November 23, 2017 - 6:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked apart Detroit's defense with his arm and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Ever since Von Miller led the Broncos past Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the franchise has been in a state of flux. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
November 23, 2017 - 1:34 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Twenty-one months ago, John Elway was basking in a confetti shower as he put his fingerprints on the third Super Bowl trophy he's captured for the Denver Broncos and dedicated it to team owner Pat Bowlen, who's battling Alzheimer's. Not much has gone right for Elway and the...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is hit by Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 22, 2017 - 4:05 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of the case...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 22, 2017 - 10:27 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott reversed course. Tyrod Taylor will start at Kansas City on Sunday, a week after McDermott's decision to start rookie Nathan Peterman backfired. McDermott on Wednesday called his decision to return to Taylor "the right thing for our team...
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FILE- This jan. 2, 2005, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss catching a touchdown pass over Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor in Landover, Md. First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, that all ties for the 25th spot in the semifinals also advance.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:53 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall said Tuesday that all ties for the 25th spot in the semifinals also advance. Others in their initial year of eligibility who made this cut are...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Denver. The Bengals won 20-17. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 21, 2017 - 8:41 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It's time to see conclusively if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer. The Denver Broncos' former first-round draft pick will make his first start this weekend at Oakland, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1999, file photo, then-New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn looks back at hecklers behind the end zone after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Bledsoe during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Officials say former Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn has died following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office says Glenn died at 12:52 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The ex-Ohio State standout was 43.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 21, 2017 - 2:40 am
DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady's first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt, officials said. He was 43. Glenn died shortly before 1 a.m...
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones pulls down a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks' Jeremy Lane in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 21, 2017 - 1:12 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through 3 ½ quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wilson fell short this time. A couple of yards short to be exact. Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the...
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