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Rivers’ future with Chargers beginning to receive scrutiny

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ final five regular-season games after their bye this week could go a long way toward determining whether Philip Rivers will return next year. The franchise quarterback is in the final year of his contract with neither side indicating it’s...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80

Nov. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice...

Bears look to salvage lost season, starting with Giants

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are searching for answers in a season that began with such promise coming off an NFC North championship. New York Giants right tackle Mike Remmers isn’t quite ready to write them off. “They could flip a switch at any moment and turn it...

Amid new grief, schools finish playoff game on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 PM EST

A 10-year-old New Jersey boy who was shot at a high school football game last week died Wednesday, shortly before the game was resumed at the home field of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, where an announcer proclaimed that “acts of violence do not win.” Micah Tennant was shot in the neck...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Raiders sweep 3-game homestand to get into playoff race

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Surviving a five-game worldwide odyssey made sure the Raiders’ final season in Oakland wouldn't get derailed early. Sweeping a three-game homestand in Oakland for the first time in 39 years has put the Raiders in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The Raiders handled business...

Struggling Bears left with little hope after losing to Rams

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whatever chance the Chicago Bears had to make something of their season is just about gone. A 17-7 loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday all but assured the defending NFC North champions will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. And it was as ugly and as painful...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...

Perfection with a title makes 1972 Dolphins NFL’s top team

Nov. 15, 2019 10:09 PM EST

Break out the champagne. The perfection of the 1972 Miami Dolphins has earned them the nod as the NFL’s greatest team. The remaining Dolphins allegedly toast themselves and their achievement each year when the final undefeated club loses. That might be apocryphal, but if not, now they can toast each other...