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Flowers overcomes illness, continues to grow for Seahawks

Dec. 6, 2019 7:17 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tre Flowers was throwing up into trashcans and practicing with a surgical mask on at times last week as the flu had hit him and several teammates ahead of the Seahawks' Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings. Flowers was determined to practice despite his illness and used the mask...

Jones misses third straight practice, Manning likely starter

Dec. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones missed his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained right ankle, making it likely Eli Manning will return as the New York Giants starting quarterback on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones was hurt Sunday in a loss to the Green Bay...

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can't get it right

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second. The team's owner and general manager just looked mad at the world on an embarrassing night in Chicago and didn't seem to care that Dallas was...

Inconsistent Eagles have real chance to win weak division

Dec. 6, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's several reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles have been inconsistent on offense this season. Now isn't the time for excuses. Despite an up-and-down offense that showed up last week only to see the defense collapse, the Eagles (5-7) still control their playoff hopes. They would win...

Jumping right in: Rookies make big impact on NFL season

Dec. 6, 2019 5:07 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Hey rook, get in there. The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the NFL. The days of sitting on the bench or having limited roles while learning from trusted...

WR Jones, TE Hooper, G Lindstrom return to Falcons' offense

Dec. 6, 2019 4:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice. Jones missed the Thanksgiving night...

More mobile QB Trubisky makes Bears offense stronger threat

Dec. 6, 2019 4:17 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hadn't run well or passed effectively much of the season against better defenses before quarterback Mitchell Trubisky did both with surprising effectiveness Thursday night in a 31-24 win over the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys. The Bears hope a mobile Trubisky is...

Prescott outplayed by Trubisky as Cowboys lose again

Dec. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dak Prescott was outplayed by Mitchell Trubisky. Jason Witten was very quiet, and Brett Maher made two big mistakes in the kicking game. Right now, the biggest reason for optimism for Dallas just might be the rest of the NFC East. Prescott's late rally ran out of time, and the Cowboys...

Mitchell Trubisky helps Bears beat Cowboys 31-24

Dec. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. In a...