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NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

Brady, Patriots face Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 3:44 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker. "Nope, that’s not how I hurt it and I’m not the new kicker," the star quarterback said. The 42-year-old Brady actually has...

Chiefs-Patriots Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 3:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY (8-4) at NEW ENGLAND (10-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chiefs 7-5, Patriots 7-5 SERIES RECORD – Chiefs lead 18-16-3 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Chiefs 37-31, in AFC championship game, Jan. 20 LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat...

Chiefs and Patriots plenty familiar ahead of Sunday showdown

Dec. 5, 2019 2:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just...

Second down a focal point as Patriots prepare for Chiefs

Dec. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick had much to lament about his team’s loss to the Texans last week. But one thing that stuck out was how his defense struggled to defend the pass on second down. It will again be a focal point this week as New England (10-2) crafts a game plan it...

Watson shines, Texans look to build on win over Pats

Dec. 2, 2019 7:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Once again Deshaun Watson starred in prime time, and on this occasion it helped the Houston Texans to their first win over the Patriots since 2010. "I can't say enough about his willingness to improve, his work ethic, his resiliency," coach Bill O'Brien said. "The biggest thing about Deshaun...

Watson throws 3 TDs, catches another; Texans top Pats 28-22

Dec. 2, 2019 1:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson has long admired Tom Brady for his talent and resilience. He beat him Sunday night by not only throwing touchdown passes, but by catching one, too. “I told them I'm an athlete ... the more you can do, the longer you play in this league,” he said. “So I can...

Patriots sign kicker Kai Forbath to replace Nick Folk

Nov. 29, 2019 5:28 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again swung their revolving door on kickers, signing veteran Kai Forbath to replace Nick Folk. Folk was released one day after he reportedly underwent an emergency appendectomy. He signed with the team on Oct. 30. Forbath becomes the Patriots’ fourth...

Jerry Jones doesn’t like looks of America’s Team

Nov. 27, 2019 6:17 PM EST

Never one to mince words, Jerry Jones has put Jason Garrett and his coaching staff on alert heading into what’s supposed to be a festive holiday. Dallas plays its traditional Thanksgiving home game on Thursday, hosting the Bills. At 6-5 and coming off a very winnable game in New England that the Cowboys...

O’Brien tries for 1st win over Belichick as Texans host Pats

Nov. 27, 2019 5:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick has had plenty of success against his former assistants turned head coaches. That includes Texans coach Bill O'Brien, who is 0-4 in his career against his old boss entering Sunday night's game against the Patriots (10-1). O'Brien was asked about his lack of...