Latest Football News

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators

Nov. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EST

The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league's updated COVID-19 protocols. The league told teams in a memo on Monday that players who are not substituting or preparing to enter the field of play and are not wearing their helmets...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lions stumble into Thanksgiving game after abysmal defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — As poorly as the Detroit Lions have played this season, this might have been a new low. That meant some predictable questions for coach Matt Patricia. The Lions were shut out 20-0 Sunday by a Carolina team that was missing its quarterback and star running back. It was the first time Detroit...

NFL officials, from left, umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, down judge Julian Mapp, referee Jerome Boger, back judge Greg Steed, field judge Dale Shaw (104), line judge Carl Johnson (101) pose for a photo before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The game is the first in NFL history to feature an all African-American officiating crew. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF

Nov. 23, 2020 7:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson,...

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Harvey Langi during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Chargers still learning how to put teams away in second half

Nov. 23, 2020 7:45 PM EST

The Los Angeles Chargers proved on Sunday that they can finally hang on to a lead. The next step is making sure opponents don't make it too close at the end. Los Angeles had a 31-13 lead midway through the third quarter against the Jets before New York was able to rally a bit. They were within one score at 34-26...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Eagles' troubles can't be pinned on just the coach or QB

Nov. 23, 2020 7:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have too many problems to pin the blame on one person. While coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz get most of the criticism for the team's 3-6-1 record, which is good enough for first place in the pitiful NFC East, there's plenty of blame to be spread...

New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) intercepts a pass by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints exhibiting depth, chemistry, execution in all phases

Nov. 23, 2020 7:20 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Taysom Hill produced amply in his triumphant first start, his job was made considerably easier by a defense that has allowed just one touchdown in three games. The levels of depth and performance on both sides of the ball have given the Saints, winners of seven straight, the...

A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

Bucs' OL Marpet misses 3rd straight game due to concussion

Nov. 23, 2020 7:08 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without offensive lineman Ali Marpet against the Los Angeles Rams due to a concussion that’s sidelined the left guard for three games. Marpet was a full participant in practice last Thursday, sat out Friday and then worked on a limited basis Saturday...

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman, center, gestures on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

SEC shuffles games, pushing back Arkansas-Missouri, UT-Vandy

Nov. 23, 2020 7:02 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has shuffled its schedule, including pushing back the Arkansas-Missouri and Tennessee-Vanderbilt games which had been set for Saturday. The league announced Monday that it has postponed the Arkansas-Missouri game because of combination of positive tests,...

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz (5) looks down at the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Northwestern won 17-7. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Minnesota matchup helps No. 18 Badgers turn page after loss

Nov. 23, 2020 6:57 PM EST

No. 18 Wisconsin believes it still has plenty of incentive even though it no longer controls its destiny in the Big Ten title race. It helps that the Badgers (4-1) are following up their loss to Northwestern with a rivalry matchup against Minnesota (2-3). This will mark the 130th meeting between the teams, making...