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NFL executive recognizes "angst" with interference rules

Dec. 11, 2019 5:47 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Amid the concern and controversy over coaches challenges and video reviews of pass interference, the NFL plans a hard look at the rules adjustment instituted this season. The change was for the 2019 season only and the 32 team owners would have to ratify it again — on a...

Bengals' Mixon enjoying resurgence as Patriots await

Dec. 11, 2019 3:29 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon had trouble getting back to the line of scrimmage on many of his carries in the season's first half, a result of the Bengals' inability to block. With three games left, he's on a resurgence. Mixon is performing at an elite level again as the Bengals (1-12) get ready to host the...

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes earning tough-guy reputation

Dec. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is quickly earning a reputation as one of the toughest quarterbacks in the NFL. That's not necessarily a good thing for the Kansas City Chiefs. From the sprained ankle in the season opener against Jacksonville, to the dislocated kneecap against Denver that caused him...

Brady, Pats hope 3rd time is charm on clinching playoff spot

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are hoping the third time's a charm on clinching a playoff berth. The Patriots (10-3) have lost two straight games with a chance to secure their 17th postseason appearance in coach Bill Belichick's 20 seasons. This time all they have to do to join Baltimore, Kansas City and...

Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the...

Column: Patriots bring us a new scandal: Spygate 2.0

Dec. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Anyone who's watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick's hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England's won-loss ledger, it was clear the...

Belichick says he was unaware of filming at Bengals' game

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game. ...

Patriots go from very bad luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website,...

Patriots still searching for answers after latest loss to KC

Dec. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No team is immune from hearing the frustrations of its fan base. Not even the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots. Philadelphia Eagles fans infamously pelted Santa Claus with snowballs while watching their two-win team trudge to the end of a dismal season. Frustrations have...