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Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job

Jan. 19, 2022 20:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Moore just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys and third in the...

Shanahan, Quinn bring painful past to 49ers-Cowboys meeting

Jan. 13, 2022 02:26 AM EST

Kyle Shanahan and Dan Quinn will always share the painful memory of coaching in the Super Bowl together with Atlanta five years ago when the Falcons couldn't hold a 25-point lead in the second half of a loss to New England. At least now the San Francisco coach and the Dallas...

Bills' running game giving offense late-season new dimension

Jan. 12, 2022 19:37 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having played with both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, Mitch Morse knows a thing or two about a pass-happy offense. He also knows the value in running the ball. “Every team that you see makes the Super Bowl or makes a run for it has to...

Falcons GM Fontenot not ready to give up on Ridley for 2022

Jan. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot said Tuesday he's not ready to make 2022 plans to be without Calvin Ridley, the team's top wide receiver who missed the final 11 games of the season while addressing mental health issues. Fontenot and his staff have...

Smith predicts 'better days' for Falcons after 7-10 finish

Jan. 10, 2022 15:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have made dramatic progress in close games. The next challenge is to create more tight finishes. And wins. The Falcons (7-10) capped their fourth consecutive losing season with Sunday's 30-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints....

The Latest: Raiders beat Chargers with playoff spot on line

Jan. 10, 2022 00:27 AM EST

The Latest from Week 18 of the NFL (all times EST): ___ 12:20 a.m. The Las Vegas Raiders have beaten the Los Angeles Chargers on a field goal on the final play of overtime in a playoffs-or-bust finale that would have put both teams in the postseason if...

Saints miss wild-card spot despite 30-20 win over Falcons

Jan. 09, 2022 21:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Siemian and his New Orleans teammates saw their playoff hopes end not on the field, but in their locker room. For that cold reality to hit the team only minutes after their 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, it left the Saints with what Siemian...

Bills seek to clinch AFC East in season finale against Jets

Jan. 07, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NEW YORK JETS (4-12) at BUFFALO (10-6) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Buffalo by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: New York 6-10; Buffalo 9-7. SERIES RECORD: Bills lead 66-56. LAST...

Playoff hopes on line for Hill, Saints against Ryan, Falcons

Jan. 06, 2022 14:19 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (8-8) at ATLANTA (7-9) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox BETTING LINE: Saints by 4½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Saints 8-8; Falcons 7-9. SERIES RECORD: Falcons lead 54-51. LAST MEETING: Falcons...

Saints expect to be 'peeking' at scoreboard against Falcons

Jan. 06, 2022 12:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints will be watching the scoreboard when they close their regular season at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Saints must beat the Falcons to preserve their playoff hopes. The Saints also need the Los Angeles Rams to beat the San...