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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is seen during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

LaFleur has made big impact in 1st year as Packers coach

Jan. 8, 2020 7:52 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What a year it has been for Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur. Thursday marks exactly one year since LaFleur was introduced as the 15th head coach in franchise history. “That was already a year ago?" LaFleur said on Wednesday. After winning more games (13) than any other...

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Unknown players step up for Eagles in clutch moments

Dec. 31, 2019 2:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz began the season playing with DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles and finished it with a group of unknown players helping the injury-ravaged Philadelphia Eagles reach the playoffs. Running back Boston Scott, tight end Josh Perkins...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn says Falcons' strong finish must carry over to 2020

Dec. 30, 2019 5:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons couldn't save their season even though their second-half turnaround rescued coach Dan Quinn from being fired. A 6-2 second-half record certainly boosted spirits, including after Sunday's 28-22 overtime win at Tampa Bay, Still, in a bottom-line league, the...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a passagainst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Jones' INT return in OT lifts Falcons over Bucs 28-22

Dec. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons can hardly wait to get started again. A strong finish to a disappointing season may not make them feel better about going 7-9 for the second straight year. Rebounding from a 1-7 start to save the coach's job, however, provides some hope for 2020....

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons choose stability: Quinn, Dimitroff to remain in 2020

Dec. 27, 2019 3:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Wrapping up another disappointing season but buoyed by a strong finish, the Atlanta Falcons announced Friday they are keeping coach Dan Quinn in 2020. Owner Arthur Blank also decided to retain general manager Thomas Dimitroff for next season, though there will be organizational changes that...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Buccaneers, Falcons motivated to finish 2nd in NFC South

Dec. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The winner will finish second in the NFC South. That’s enough to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) and Atlanta Falcons (6-9) motivated for the final game of a season in which neither team will finish with a winning record. “For us 8-8, tastes a whole lot better than...

Falcons, Buccaneers playing out season as also-rans

Dec. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (6-9) at TAMPA BAY (7-8) Saturday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 1½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 7-8, Tampa Bay 5-8-2 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 27-25 LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Falcons 35-22, Nov. 24 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Jaguars 24-12;...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn reacts as his defense stops the Jacksonville Jaguars on a fourth down attempt during the fourth quarter to hold on to a 24-12 victory in a NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn wants to return as Falcons coach, but status uncertain

Dec. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to return as coach of the Atlanta Falcons for a sixth season. Whether he gets to do so is the decision of one man: team owner Arthur Blank. With Blank likely waiting to make an announcement until a day or so after Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay, Quinn is trying to...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) works in the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Inept Jaguars have to add more playmakers in pending rebuild

Dec. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Assuming general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone get a chance to rebuild the Jacksonville Jaguars, they have to add more playmakers. A dynamic receiver to play opposite DJ Chark. A veteran and versatile tight end or two. A change-of-pace running back to spell Leonard...