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Falcons rule out RB Freeman (foot), TE Hooper (knee)

Nov. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and safety Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game at Carolina. All three were ruled out Friday. Freeman sustained a sprained foot in last weekend’s upset victory over New Orleans,...

Brees, humbled Saints look to rebound against Buccaneers

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees looks at Tampa Bay and sees an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints to reassert themselves, though not necessarily because the Buccaneers have a young, inexperienced secondary. The Bucs may rank last in the NFL in pass defense, but the veteran quarterback of the NFC South...

Falcons-Panthers Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (2-7) at CAROLINA (5-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Panthers by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 3-6; Panthers 5-4 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 30-18 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Panthers 24-10 on Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Saints 26-9; Panthers lost...

Bears-Rams Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (4-5) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-4) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Rams by 8½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 3-6-0, Los Angeles Rams 6-3-0 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 54-36-3 LAST MEETING — Bears beat Rams, 15-6, December 9, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bears beat Lions...

Atlanta Falcons owner to donate $6.8M for international aid

Nov. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is making his first major drive into international philanthropy. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is expected to announce Thursday that it’s donating $6.8 million to the aid group CARE. The money will fund efforts to avert humanitarian...

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

Texans-Ravens could be first of many Watson-Jackson duels

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft after leading Clemson to...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

NFL at 100: Eagles upset Patriots, give Philly a special win

Nov. 12, 2019 11:00 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie running back Corey Clement took the snap out of shotgun formation, rolled to his left and pitched the ball to third-string tight end Trey Burton, who caught it coming off the end, ran a few steps and floated a pass to backup quarterback Nick Foles in the end zone for a touchdown....

Run defense issues highlight total breakdown for Saints

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta's Calvin Ridley raced around left end for 19 yards on the first play Sunday against the Saints. That's how fast the game against the Falcons developed a different feel from New Orleans' six-game winning streak, which was stopped by a surprising 26-9 loss at home. Ripley's...