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49ers squander 21-point second-half lead, lose to Chargers 38-35 in overtime

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night....

Chargers stay alive in playoff race on Nick Novak's field goal in OT, beat 49ers 38-35
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge....

Gruden says RG3 'managed' game well; Redskins beat Eagles 27-24 to end 6-game losing streak

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- After all the negative things Jay Gruden has said about Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins' coach found some positives to discuss after the quarterback earned his first complete-game win in more than a year....

Eagles sputter to 27-24 loss to Redskins, on brink of elimination in playoff race

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday....

PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: Mayor did his part, bringing NFL draft back to Chicago.

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things....

Newly released video shows Rice and fiancee kissing in handcuffs after assault

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator....

ON FOOTBALL: Front-runners for new AP assistant coach of year award
Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, familiar names likely to get support for the AP's Coach of the Year honor....

Rams 'Hands Up' players back up symbolic gesture, donate to holiday event near Ferguson

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JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday....

Browns lineman Thomas accused of environmental violations on Wisconsin property

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison....

Jaguars' Sen'Derrick Marks notches $600K sack on final play of 21-13 victory over Titans

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sen'Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground....

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