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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....

Quinn hesitant to call Falcons’ 2 straight wins a turnaround

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley has awarded himself an upgrade on his Twitter bio. The Falcons may soon deserve a similar rewrite on reviews of their once-dismal defense as they prepare to play Tampa Bay. Before McKinley got his long-awaited first sack of the season...

Brees throws for 228 yards, 3 TDs as Saints beat Bucs 34-17

Nov. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints played with the urgency of a team determined to get back on track. “You lose a game, you move forward. The next game can’t come quick enough,” coach Sean Payton said Sunday after the NFC South leaders rebounded from an ugly loss to last-place...

NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

Nov. 15, 2019 1:25 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum showed up in downtown Newark earlier this week with the greatest gift he could provide. Water. Lots and lots of bottles of it. New Jersey's largest city is dealing with a serious drinking water issue, stemming from the old lead pipes through which it flows into...

Ramsey finally gets home debut after strong start for Rams

Nov. 14, 2019 10:47 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — After just three games with the Los Angeles Rams, Jalen Ramsey has impressed his new teammates with both his prodigious talent and his equally gargantuan trash-talking abilities. Over a month after he switched coasts, the star cornerback’s new home fans finally get a...

Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

Falcons-Panthers Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (2-7) at CAROLINA (5-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Panthers by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 3-6; Panthers 5-4 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 30-18 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Panthers 24-10 on Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Saints 26-9; Panthers lost...

Panthers run defense a concern, allowing 10 TDs in 3 games

Nov. 11, 2019 5:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is growing increasingly concerned with his team's struggles against the run — and with good reason. The Green Bay Packers ran for 163 yards and Aaron Jones scored three times on the ground in a 24-16 win over Carolina on Sunday, continuing an ugly...

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....

Surging Saints, free-falling Falcons match up after byes

Nov. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the increasingly healthy New Orleans Saints perform as well in the second half of their season as the first, they'll win a franchise record 14 regular season games. "I would take it," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. "But we've got a lot of football left. I'm excited to play these...