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Eagles WR Jeffery, OT Johnson injured against Giants

Dec. 9, 2019 10:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery left Monday's game against the Giants with injuries. Both players were ruled out to start the second half. Johnson went down when Carson Wentz was knocked into him in the second quarter. Johnson, an...

Lions coach Matt Patricia is not worried about next year

Dec. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia appears to look and seems to sound as if he expects to lead the Detroit Lions again next season. Patricia has lost six straight games and nine of 10, giving him a 9-19-1 mark overall as a first-time head coach with a franchise that hired him away from New England to...

49ers' dramatic win over Saints comes at heavy cost

Dec. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's most impressive win of the season came with a big cost. The NFC-leading 49ers lost center Weston Richburg to a season-ending knee injury and key defensive players Richard Sherman and Dee Ford for multiple games with injured hamstrings in Sunday's 48-46 victory at...

Buffalo Bills gain respect despite loss to Ravens

Dec. 9, 2019 7:37 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Earning the Baltimore Ravens' respect is one thing. Beating them, proved to be another for the Buffalo Bills. It wasn't long after a 24-17 loss Sunday when veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was already looking forward to a rematch. Not next season or whenever the two are next...

QB Manning returns to starting lineup for Giants

Dec. 9, 2019 7:32 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eli Manning is back in the starting lineup for the New York Giants with Daniel Jones out with a sprained right ankle. He'll get the start in Monday night's game at Philadelphia. Jones was hurt a week ago Sunday in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. The sixth pick overall in the draft...

Super Bowl-or-bust Saints have plenty to improve on

Dec. 9, 2019 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton had no interest in emphasizing the positives in a thrilling 48-46 loss that came down to the final seconds against the team with the best record in the NFC. “We can’t kid ourselves,” Payton said Monday after analyzing video of New Orleans'...

Quinn finds plenty to like in win, but job status unchanged

Dec. 9, 2019 7:26 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — With his job status in limbo, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has no choice but to move ahead as if he will be back next year. That's an unlikely scenario, though. Atlanta's 40-20 victory over Carolina on Sunday means only that the players haven't quit playing for him, but Quinn's team...

Ravens have far loftier goal than merely making playoffs

Dec. 9, 2019 7:25 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A year ago, the Baltimore Ravens earned a trip to the playoffs by squeezing past Cleveland on the final day of the regular season. The Ravens have already qualified for a return trip, and it's quite possible they can clinch the top seed in the AFC before the season finale against...

Colts kicking struggles continue as Vinatieri heads to IR

Dec. 9, 2019 7:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri kept trying to kick through the pain. Now, he's about to face perhaps the most agonizing decision of his 24-year career. The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that the 46-year-old record-holding kicker will finish this season on injured reserve with an injured left knee...

Falcons' Ridley, Trufant suffer season-ending injuries

Dec. 9, 2019 7:08 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley and cornerback Desmond Trufant will miss the rest of the season after getting hurt in a win over Carolina. Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Monday that both players are done for the year and are expected to make full recoveries. Ridley caught a team-high...