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Kickers making field goals at NFL’s worst rate since 2003

Nov. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop. That’s what makes this season so very surprising. The Titans are on their third different...

Patriots activate Wynn, place Olszewski on injured reserve

Nov. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have activated left tackle Isaiah Wynn from injured reserve in hopes of bolstering their injury-plagued offensive line. New England announced the move Tuesday. In addition, the Patriots have placed rookie receiver Gunner Olszewski on IR with ankle and hamstring injuries. Wynn...

Food for thought: Broncos rehash recent loss over team meal

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On the plane ride home, the Denver Broncos struggled to stomach blowing a 20-point halftime lead. So, they went to dinner upon their return. The entire team. For some table talk they hoped would bear fruit. With Von Miller delivering a few words. Basically, the veteran pass-rusher...

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....

Ravens, Patriots, 49ers remain top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Nov. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heading into the stretch run of the regular season, the NFL’s top teams are trying to find and maintain their winning form as they get ready for the playoffs. The top seven teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll remained the same from last week. In fact, eight of the top 10 teams all won...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

Nov. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at San Francisco, ESPN, 16.95 million. 2. NFL Football: Chicago at L.A. Rams, NBC, 16.85 million. 3. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Fox,...

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....

Tomlin: Brawl vs. Browns “ugly for the game of football”

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use...

Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots, owner Robert Kraft

Nov. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time All-Pro receiver posted his apology on Instagram Tuesday, writing: “All I wanted to be was an asset to the...

Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech to open 2024-25 seasons together

Nov. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech have agreed to open the 2024 and 2025 seasons against each other. The schools announced the series Tuesday. Vanderbilt will host Virginia Tech in the 2024 opener on Aug. 31 at Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Then Vanderbilt...