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Titans hope third time is charm as top seed in AFC playoffs

Jan. 13, 2022 23:39 PM EST

No team ever needed a first-round bye in the playoffs more than the Tennessee Titans, who used a record 91 players this season, most ever in a non-strike season. The Titans (12-5) edged perennial power Kansas City (12-5) for the top seed and the lone bye in the AFC playoffs. ...

Patriots fully behind rookie QB Jones heading into playoffs

Jan. 12, 2022 18:08 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Throughout his first NFL season, Mac Jones has been a walking billboard for “The Patriot Way” — keeping his head down, working hard and trying only to do what’s asked of him to avoid self-inflicted mistakes. It has brought successes, such as him...

Panthers fire 3 coaches, including special teams coordinator

Jan. 11, 2022 12:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday fired three assistant coaches, including special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn, offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive line coach Frank Okam. Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said on Monday the team’s...

Rhule's status among many decisions Panthers must make

Jan. 09, 2022 21:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — Carolina coach Matt Rhule and team owner David Tepper met before the Panthers' dismal season ended with a 41-17 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Rhule said the future — not his job status — was the topic. ...

Analysis: Fun, flops, frustrations of offbeat NFL season

Jan. 07, 2022 10:57 AM EST

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on Feb. 10 at NFL Honors in Los Angeles. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: Week 8, Packers 24, Cardinals 21. Overcoming injuries, COVID-19 issues and the absence...

Brady, Bucs look to close strong against struggling Panthers

Jan. 06, 2022 19:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While it would be nice to get Tom Brady and Tampa Bay’s other healthy starters some rest, coach Bruce Arians isn’t counting on it when the defending Super Bowl champions close the regular season against the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs (12-4) have already won...

SB Bowl champs won't rest healthy starters vs. Panthers

Jan. 06, 2022 12:44 PM EST

CAROLINA (5-11) at TAMPA BAY (12-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 8, according to FanDuel SportsBoo k. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Panthers 5-11; Buccaneers 8-8. SERIES RECORD: Panthers lead 24-18. LAST...

Tepper, Panthers a long way off from sustained success

Jan. 03, 2022 16:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has repeatedly said that “long-term mediocrity” is not acceptable for his NFL franchise. But right now mediocrity doesn’t sound all that bad for the Panthers. Since Tepper purchased the franchise from...

Panthers' QB change provides only a brief spark, not a win

Jan. 02, 2022 22:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Starting Sam Darnold in place of Cam Newton at quarterback provided only a brief spark for Carolina before the flailing Panthers reverted to form. Darnold completed his first nine passes for the first time in his career while leading scoring drives on his first...

Journey of Jets' Neasman filled with adversity, inspiration

Dec. 31, 2021 17:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharrod Neasman refused to give in to the doubts that crept into his head, the flashes of negativity that tried to threaten the dreams and goals he knew he would achieve. Not when he was told he wasn't good enough to play Division I football. Not when he was working...