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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson directs the practice during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Don't be sorry: History says Pederson right to go for tie

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

Doug Pederson is having second thoughts about playing for the tie, but he might end up thankful he didn’t risk falling to 0-3 by going for it on fourth-and-long or trying the long field goal. The Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the...

San Francisco 49ers' Marcell Harris, right, punches the ball away from New York Giants' Darius Slayton during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Despite 0-3 start, Giants a game out in woeful NFC East

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Based on recent history, it would be easy to look at the New York Giants' winless start and write them off. Since the 1981 season, only six NFL teams have overcome an 0-3 start to make the playoffs. The Houston Texans were the most recent do it, turning things around two years...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) smiles while running off the field after defeating the Denver Broncos in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept.. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Justin Edmonds)

Buccaneers defense doing its part to help Brady's transition

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A stingy defense that’s getting better by the outing is doing its part to help Tom Brady transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. The six-time Super Bowl champion had his best game since joining his new team, throwing for 297 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) jumps to pass the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Mahomes outplays Jackson to lead Chiefs past Ravens 34-20

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It wasn't just that Patrick Mahomes threw for a ton of yards and four touchdowns. Most impressive was how he did it. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the pocket. Sometimes he just dropped back and fired pinpoint throws downfield. He tossed shovel passes and flung it...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Green Bay Packers defensive end Kingsley Keke (96) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Slumping Saints express urgency to clean up their act

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead describes the Saints as a good team that is playing like a bad one. This is the same player who during training camp suggested that the three-time defending NFC South champions would consider the 2020 season a failure if they fell short of the...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs from Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Titans top winless Vikes 31-30; Gostkowski has 6 FGs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans have had little reason to sweat these tight finishes. That shaky start with his new team now a distant memory, Stephen Gostkowski had this late-game part down a long time ago. Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of the game, a...

Defending champion Chiefs face unbeaten Ravens on Monday

Sep. 24, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

OPENING LINE – Ravens by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chiefs 1-1; Ravens 2-0 SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 6-4 LAST MEETING – Chiefs beat Ravens 33-28 on Sept. 22, 2019, at Kansas City LAST WEEK – Chiefs beat Chargers 23-20, OT; Ravens beat Texans 33-16 AP PRO32 RANKING – Chiefs No....

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) caused Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) to fumble during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. Baltimore recovered and scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Ball-hawking, All-Pro Ravens CB Humphrey ready for Chiefs

Sep. 23, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

Whether it's knocking down a pass, punching the ball loose or going the other way with an interception, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey has a knack for making game-changing plays. It's a trait that might prove to be pivotal in Monday night’s matchup against the defending Super Bowl...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta's sports history

Sep. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the consciousness. It was an unstoppable wave of misery, disgust and gagging at the most inopportune times, all wrapped...

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) hits the game-winning field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. Kansas City won 23-20. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Butker good from 58 in OT, Chiefs survive Herbert's LA debut

Sep. 20, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Butker wasn't nervous about his third attempt to kick a game-winning field goal in overtime for the Kansas City Chiefs. After a false start and Los Angeles Chargers timeout, Butker was determined to end it. Butker connected from 58 yards with 1:55 remaining in overtime to...