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Immaculate: Franco Harris' TD catch voted greatest NFL play

Sep. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media...

Browns brace for prime-time test against Donald, champ Rams

Sep. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns passed their first prime-time test. The second one won't be nearly as easy. Here come Aaron Donald and those big, bad Los Angeles Rams. The defending NFC champions, with an offense teeming with talent and defense led by incomparable star tackle Donald, will visit Cleveland in...

Prescott, sizzling Cowboys huge favorites vs dismal Dolphins

Sep. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are off to a hot start that has them looking like the playoff contenders they figured to be as long as Ezekiel Elliott's preseason-long holdout ended in time, which it did. The Miami Dolphins are dealing with the latest "elephant in the room"...

Some teams are already fighting uphill battles

Sep. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Last week, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. mentioned how critical it was for the Broncos to beat the Bears because "there's not a lot of 0-2 teams that make the playoffs." Denver lost to Chicago, leaving the Broncos winless through two games for the first time since 1999. Harris was right about...

Brees, Roethlisberger, Foles, Darnold. Who's next to go?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

The way NFL quarterbacks having been going down or losing their jobs just two weeks into the season, it's no stretch to wonder who's next. The list already is way too long and includes some surprises. Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger hardly ever miss a game, yet Brees is out until sometime in November with thumb...

Saints sign Payton to extension through 2024

Sep. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Saints have signed coach Sean Payton to an extension running through the 2024 season. The club, which announced the extension before Sunday's game against the Rams in Los Angeles, did not disclose financial details. Payton had been earning about $9 million per year in a contract that...

NFL At 100: Jets-Browns squared off in MNF's debut in 1970

Sep. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

It was the prime-time football game that kicked off decades of must-see TV. Broadway Joe and the New York Jets traveled to Cleveland to take on Leroy Kelly and the Browns in the 1970 season opener, with excited viewers around the United States glued to their sets — along with a club-record 85,763 at...

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

Dismissed NFL suit cited in sexual abuse suit against church

Sep. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana court's recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they fight civil lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by clergy. A Tuesday filing by church attorneys quotes from the Supreme...

Nothing guaranteed, but avoiding 0-2 start big for Bucs

Sep. 13, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been very good at defying long odds, so avoiding an 0-2 start to the season was very important for a young team that hasn't made the playoffs in more than a decade. While the Bucs know first-hand that starting fast doesn't guarantee anything, however...