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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after throwing an interception to Los Angeles Rams strong safety Jordan Fuller during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Bucs' playoff prospects take a hit with 27-24 loss to Rams

Nov. 24, 2020 1:46 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and remain a good bet to make the playoffs as a wild card. They've struggled to play their best football against the NFL’s top teams, though. The Bucs came up short again in a 27-24 loss to the Los...

NFL officials, from left, umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, down judge Julian Mapp, referee Jerome Boger, back judge Greg Steed, field judge Dale Shaw (104), line judge Carl Johnson (101) pose for a photo before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The game is the first in NFL history to feature an all African-American officiating crew. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF

Nov. 23, 2020 7:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson,...

Bucs' OL Marpet misses 3rd straight game due to concussion

Nov. 23, 2020 7:08 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without offensive lineman Ali Marpet against the Los Angeles Rams due to a concussion that’s sidelined the left guard for three games. Marpet was a full participant in practice last Thursday, sat out Friday and then worked on a limited basis Saturday...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after failing to complete a pass on fourth down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

It's looking like a different kind of December for Patriots

Nov. 23, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Well, at least the New England Patriots have plenty of experience playing in meaningless December games. The 11-time defending AFC East champions may still have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs this season. But for all practical purposes, they are playing out the string after losing on Sunday to the...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders fall short at end in prime-time showdown vs. Chiefs

Nov. 23, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders went toe to toe in splitting two games with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. If the Raiders want to get another chance at Kansas City in the postseason, the offense will need to maintain its high level of efficiency while getting...

New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) walks off the field after a loss to to the Los Angeles Chargers during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Winless Jets trying to stay positive after loss to Chargers

Nov. 22, 2020 11:48 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — At least the New York Jets keep fighting. That might be the best thing they can take away from their latest loss, 34-28 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. “We can obviously play with teams,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “If confidence is lacking —...

Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson recovers a fumble by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Early mistakes by uneven Vikings too costly to overcome

Nov. 22, 2020 10:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too. As well as they played against the Dallas Cowboys after that, those early mistakes made their margin for error too small to overcome. The same might ultimately...

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz, left, celebrates with teammates after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Streak stop: Dalton's 3 TDs lift Cowboys past Vikings 31-28

Nov. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The refreshed Dallas Cowboys had a steady hand back at quarterback, eager to initiate the same post-bye bounce the Minnesota Vikings had been enjoying this month. For as badly as the first half of the schedule went for the Cowboys, they're still alive and well this season in the...

Detroit Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant celebrates with strong safety Duron Harmon, right, after an interception in the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Latest loss puts Lions coach Patricia back on hot seat

Nov. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the Carolina Panthers. “It’s one game,” Stafford said. “It doesn’t define us as an offense, or us as a team.” Or maybe it does. Coming off a...

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) is taken off the field by cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Patriots complicate playoff path with 27-20 loss to Texans

Nov. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EST

There can be no more detours for the New England Patriots if they hope to remain on a path to the playoffs. The 11-time defending AFC East champions fell to 4-6 with a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, leaving them on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time since 2008. That was the last...