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NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats

Dec. 9, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on Sunday — and...

On Football: Sharks are circling around Patriots

Dec. 9, 2019 2:41 AM EST

It might be freezing in New England. That won't stop the sharks from circling around Foxborough. Criticism of the Patriots is more fair right now than usual. They have lost two in a row, not looking like a championship team in either defeat. For sure, at 42 Tom Brady has taken a step backward, which anyone who...

Seahawks must regroup after loss of Penny, 5-game win streak

Dec. 9, 2019 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rashaad Penny badly sprained a ligament in his left knee on the Seahawks' opening drive, and a miserable night at the Coliseum never got much better for Seattle. Long after their valuable running back went to the locker room, a whole bunch of Seahawks streaks ended in the Los Angeles...

Rams stay in playoff hunt, end Seahawks' 5-game streak

Dec. 9, 2019 12:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Todd Gurley flattened Tre Flowers with a brutal stiff arm on his path to Los Angeles' final touchdown, the Rams delivered a clear message right to the face of the Seahawks and the NFL. Although it's too soon to say whether the Rams solved their offensive problems in time to make the...

Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask. “Run...

Murray absorbs blame after 3 INTs in Cardinals loss

Dec. 8, 2019 11:06 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray was quick to shoulder the responsibility for Arizona's 23-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday after the rookie quarterback threw a season-high three interceptions. Two of those interceptions ended promising drives and were a big reason the Cardinals lost their...

Winston throws for 456 yards, 4 TDs as Bucs rally over Colts

Dec. 8, 2019 10:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay isn't giving up on Jameis Winston or its season. The suddenly red-hot Buccaneers (6-7) will miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year despite rallying Sunday to beat the Indianapolis Colts 38-35 for their third consecutive victory and fourth in five games. Winston continued...

3rd straight blowout loss all but ends Raiders playoff hopes

Dec. 8, 2019 10:05 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr rolled to his right and waited several seconds for a receiver to break open in the end zone. When nobody did, Carr ended up throwing the ball away out of bounds on fourth down. While the latest loss for the Oakland Raiders may have been long decided by the time of that...

Brady, Patriots offense struggle in AFC rematch vs Chiefs

Dec. 8, 2019 9:58 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending Super Bowl champions were booed off the field at halftime after yet another lackluster offensive performance. Quarterback Tom Brady showed up at his postgame news conference with his right elbow wrapped in an elastic bandage. In between, there was a second-half rally...

KC survives errors, takes AFC West with 23-13 win over Pats

Dec. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes got some help from the Chiefs defense to hold off the New England Patriots and wrap up the division title. Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady's fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone and the Chiefs...