Eagles standing in way of Giants’ clinching playoff berth

PHILADELPHIA — All the New York Giants have to do to secure a playoff berth is beat a struggling division rival headed nowhere. That’s no simple task in front of a hostile crowd and a national audience. There’s plenty at stake when the Giants (10-4) visit Philadelphia (5-9) on Thursday night. A victory would secure […]

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Tom Brady, New England Patriots are unanimous No. 1

NEW YORK — Once again, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are AFC East champions. The Patriots won their eighth straight division title with their 16-3 win over Denver. The Patriots (12-2) have won five games in a row and are closing in on the top seed in the AFC going into the playoffs. […]

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Raiders rule the Pro Bowl with seven selections

NEW YORK — The Oakland Raiders lead the NFL with seven players selected for the Pro Bowl. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Amari Cooper, center Rodney Hudson, defensive end Khalil Mack, safety Reggie Nelson, guard Kelechi Osemele and tackle Donald Penn were picked from the Raiders, who are in first place in the AFC West […]

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Former Penn State standout Jordan Norwood losing his grip

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gary Kubiak isn’t backing down from his defense of Jordan Norwood. He does acknowledge, however, that Emmanuel Sanders could return punts as the Denver Broncos scramble to get into the playoffs over the holidays. Rookie speedster Kalif Raymond provided a much-needed spark on special teams against Jacksonville and Tennessee after being promoted […]

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Defensive end Stephon Tuitt may suit up for Steelers as soon as Sunday

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt politely shooed away reporters on Monday when they approached his locker, saying he needed to go get an MRI on his achy right knee. Tuitt then walked away without any sort of noticeable limp. He wasn’t just playing tough for the cameras. Coach Mike Tomlin indicated there’s […]

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Carolina Panthers still prowling in playoff hunt

Cam Newton and the Panthers stuck it to Josh Norman and the Redskins, helping the Buccaneers and Packers improve their playoff chances. Carolina’s 26-15 victory at Washington on Monday night knocked the Redskins out of the NFC’s second wild-card position and kept the Panthers in the race mathematically. Carolina needs to win out and have […]

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NFL COMMENTARY: Patience runs out for coaches this time of year

Patience runs out this time of year in the NFL. The demise in less than a week of Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley as coaches of their respective teams provided examples. Rams owner Stan Kroenke and Jaguars boss Shad Khan grew tired of waiting for the on-field product to match their successes away from football. […]

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Patriots, Raiders clinch playoff spots

Tom Brady and the Patriots clinched another division title and helped the Dolphins jump into a postseason position while Oakland snapped a 13-year playoff drought. New England secured its eighth straight AFC East title and 13th in 14 years and earned a first-round bye with a dominant defensive performance in a 16-3 win at Denver. […]

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Redskins lose control of playoff hopes with loss to Panthers

LANDOVER, Md. — Kirk Cousins threw an interception and fumbled near his goal line as the Washington Redskins coughed up their easiest path to the playoffs with a 26-15 loss to the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers on Monday night. Washington (7-6-1) could have clinched a playoff berth by winning its final three games but […]

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Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys bounce back, top Bucs 26-20

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott celebrated a short touchdown run by jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle and the Dallas Cowboys closed in on home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night. The Cowboys (12-2) bounced back after their franchise-record 11-game winning streak ended, […]

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