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Rookie QB Lock leads Broncos after win in NFL debut

Dec. 5, 2019 8:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — It wasn't that long ago that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was in the position Denver's Drew Lock is in now. Watson was thrust into the starting role after the season was underway as a rookie in 2017, just as Lock was last week for the Broncos. Watson made his debut in the middle...

Patriots, Chiefs set to meet in AFC championship rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 6:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid's expectations are simple heading into Kansas City's latest matchup with the Patriots. “I think they know us, and we know them. You get in and you battle,” Reid said. That was exactly what the teams did in their two meetings last season. New...

Judge: Sports betting suit can move on due to Patriots bet

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge is allowing a lawsuit about the state legalizing and launching sports betting to move forward because the plaintiff lost a bet on the New England Patriots. A Superior Court judge sided with the state in September, ruling that Republican activist Daniel Harrop...

Broncos-Texans Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 3:55 PM EST

DENVER (4-8) at HOUSTON (8-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Texans by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Broncos 7-5, Texans 6-6 SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 4-3 LAST MEETING — Texans beat Broncos 19-17, Nov. 4, 2018 LAST WEEK — Broncos beat Chargers 23-20; Texans beat Patriots...

Chiefs-Patriots Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 3:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY (8-4) at NEW ENGLAND (10-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chiefs 7-5, Patriots 7-5 SERIES RECORD – Chiefs lead 18-16-3 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Chiefs 37-31, in AFC championship game, Jan. 20 LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat...

Chiefs and Patriots plenty familiar ahead of Sunday showdown

Dec. 5, 2019 2:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just...

Seahawks head back on the road with a chance at perfection

Dec. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — At first, Duane Brown and his teammates weren’t aware of the streak the Seattle Seahawks were on. Now, they want to see if they can make a little franchise history. “It’s definitely something we’re very proud of,” Seattle’s veteran left...

Second down a focal point as Patriots prepare for Chiefs

Dec. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick had much to lament about his team’s loss to the Texans last week. But one thing that stuck out was how his defense struggled to defend the pass on second down. It will again be a focal point this week as New England (10-2) crafts a game plan it...

Cowboys at Bears: Two .500 teams mired in disappointment

Dec. 4, 2019 5:46 PM EST

It's difficult to determine which 6-6 team has flopped more this season, the Cowboys or Bears. Maybe Thursday night's matchup at Soldier Field will give us a clue. Dallas, at least, is in position to make the playoffs, albeit as the winner of the weak NFC East. With Philadelphia ravaged by injuries and also...

Surging Ravens are unanimous top team in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 3, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the surging Baltimore Ravens passed their latest test. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 Sunday on Justin Tucker’s field goal as time expired for their eighth consecutive victory. The Ravens, one of five teams with a 10-2 record, are the unanimous choice...