Colts, Broncos believe plenty at stake other than playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS — Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures and players from both teams are fighting to keep jobs. No, it’s not how the Broncos or Colts envisioned this season playing out. But neither […]

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Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles is stepping into a pressure situation with a team that has enormous expectations in a city desperate for its first Super Bowl title. He’s no ordinary backup quarterback. Foles had tremendous success as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and he experienced failure as the No. 1 quarterback for […]

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Steelers offense at full strength — finally — vs. Pats

PITTSBURGH — Two snaps in, Le’Veon Bell knew he was done, that the groin injury that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back tried to ignore during his team’s run to the AFC championship game last January could be ignored no longer. Bell tried to grind it out. Emphasis on tried. By the middle of the second […]

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Aaron Rodgers, Packers preparing for ‘playoff-type’ game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday he would not allow his Green Bay Packers team to feel overconfident even with quarterback Aaron Rodgers returning from a broken collarbone. McCarthy said the big focus this week is getting the entire team to play better and not assume that the game Sunday against the […]

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Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

IRVING, Texas — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried to scuttle his contract extension. “Jerry, do I look like I take it personally?” Goodell asked after the second question as Jones, the recent Hall of Fame inductee, winked at […]

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Steelers put Ryan Shazier on IR, hopeful Joe Haden returns vs. Pats

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots. The fact the Pittsburgh Steelers coach can include cornerback Joe Haden in the discussion is a bonus. Haden will attempt to practice for the AFC North champions this week, barely a month removed from a fractured left leg that appeared to put […]

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NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. The NFL on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. They have been “suspended […]

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Eagles turn to Nick Foles after test confirms torn ACL for Carson Wentz

AP Sports Writer Eds: Updates with new lead, additional details and quotes. With AP Photos. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it’s up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title. Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs, […]

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Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the Steelers’ 39-38 victory Sunday night. The Steelers […]

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Sources: Doctors believe Carson Wentz tore ACL in Eagles’ division-clinching win

LOS ANGELES — Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a win over the Rams Sunday and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz, a favorite in the NFL MVP race, will have an […]

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