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Deja vu: Bengals' Zac Taylor tries to solve Patriots D again

Dec. 12, 2019 1:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Zac Taylor watched helplessly on the Rams' sideline as Bill Belichick's defense thwarted everything they tried to do in the Super Bowl. The first-year Bengals coach has even fewer options at hand when they go head-to-head again. The Patriots can clinch their 11th straight playoff...

Sherman, Jenkins among 32 nominees for NFL Man Of Year award

Dec. 12, 2019 9:40 AM EST

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, now in its 50th year — it was named after the late Hall of Fame running back in 1999 — will be handed out in...

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Super Bowl 44

Dec. 10, 2019 2:36 PM EST

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Colts-Saints game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story...

NFL at 100: Payton beats Peyton with risky Super Bowl gamble

Dec. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Payton risked everything to start the second half of Super Bowl 44. The New Orleans Saints made sure his big bet paid off. Instead of giving the ball back to Peyton Manning with a chance to open up a double-digit lead that Sunday, the other Payton instructed Thomas Morstead to try...

Atlantic City wants a cut of New Jersey's sports betting tax

Dec. 10, 2019 1:13 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City wants a cut of state taxes collected on New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting industry — the same deal that communities hosting two racetracks get. But like those Philadelphia Eagles-to-win-the-Super Bowl bets, this venture remains a long shot. Atlantic...

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'...

Ex-NY Giants chaplain sued over abuse allegation

Dec. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York Giants team chaplain who faced sexual abuse allegations nearly 20 years ago has been sued by one of the accusers. The suit, filed Monday, said the Rev. William Dowd abused a boy at Immaculate Conception parish in Montclair, New Jersey, for five years beginning in 1967,...

Packers' key to Super Bowl run: Get the ball to Aaron Jones

Dec. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had a four-week stretch earlier this season where Matt LaFleur's offense couldn't miss. But that now seems as if it's a distant memory. The offense has been up and down the past five weeks, including two very lackluster efforts on the West Coast in losses...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

Eli Manning facing familiar foe in return to lineup

Dec. 8, 2019 2:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eli Manning will try to resurrect his NFL career in the stadium where he made his debut 15 years ago. The two-time Super Bowl MVP makes his first start since Week 2 when the New York Giants (2-10) visit the Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) on Monday night. Manning is filling in for injured...