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Atlanta Falcons owner to donate $6.8M for international aid

Nov. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is making his first major drive into international philanthropy. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is expected to announce Thursday that it’s donating $6.8 million to the aid group CARE. The money will fund efforts to avert humanitarian...

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

Texans-Ravens could be first of many Watson-Jackson duels

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft after leading Clemson to...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

NFL at 100: Eagles upset Patriots, give Philly a special win

Nov. 12, 2019 11:00 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie running back Corey Clement took the snap out of shotgun formation, rolled to his left and pitched the ball to third-string tight end Trey Burton, who caught it coming off the end, ran a few steps and floated a pass to backup quarterback Nick Foles in the end zone for a touchdown....

Run defense issues highlight total breakdown for Saints

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta's Calvin Ridley raced around left end for 19 yards on the first play Sunday against the Saints. That's how fast the game against the Falcons developed a different feel from New Orleans' six-game winning streak, which was stopped by a surprising 26-9 loss at home. Ripley's...

Falcons looking for consistency after ending 6-game skid

Nov. 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to make sure his players receive credit for ending the Atlanta Falcons' six-game losing streak. The coach suspects too much attention was paid to changes on his staff. Whatever the reason for Atlanta's surprising 26-9 victory over NFC South-leading New Orleans on...

Saints sunk by stagnant offense, defensive penalties

Nov. 10, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' promising opening drive ended when Atlanta Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell sacked Drew Brees on third-and-goal. What initially looked like a momentary slipup wound up setting the tone for an uncharacteristically miserable day for New Orleans. Brees was sacked five more...

The Latest: Break up the Dolphins! They've won 2 in a row!

Nov. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Break up the Dolphins. Miami was tanking, they said. Didn't want to win a game, they said. Trying to go 0-16, they said. Ha! Miami won its second game in a row Sunday, edging the Indianapolis Colts 16-12 thanks to an 11-yard TD run by Ryan...

Falcons stun first-place Saints, 26-9

Nov. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grady Jarrett and an unusually menacing Falcons defensive front repeatedly pulled Drew Brees to the Superdome turf and proved Saints coach Sean Payton right. The records really didn't matter in this matchup of NFC South Division rivals — as Payton had insisted days earlier....