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Allen's fourth-quarter TD clinches playoff spot for Bills

Dec. 15, 2019 11:56 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Buffalo Bills clinched a playoff spot, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-10 on Sunday night. The Bills secured their second playoff berth in three seasons under coach Sean McDermott, a college teammate...

Minnesota takes advantage of 7 Chargers turnovers in victory

Dec. 15, 2019 11:29 PM EST

CARSON, Calif, (AP) — Mike Zimmer has accomplished many things as a defensive coordinator and head coach. He added one more Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings forced seven Chargers' turnovers and converted them into 20 points. It is the most takeaways for a...

Garoppolo, 49ers have no room for error chasing NFC top seed

Dec. 15, 2019 10:08 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers surely didn't want to clinch their playoff spot in this fashion. They lost their margin for error chasing the No. 1 seed with a fourth-quarter flop against the lowly Atlanta Falcons. It stung a little more for a subdued...

Matt Ryan, Falcons rally in final seconds, stun 49ers 29-22

Dec. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Ryan outshined his former offensive coordinator in an MVP-type fashion Kyle Shanahan knows oh so well. Yet even this rally might have been more improbable than either could have imagined — two Falcons touchdowns in the final 5 seconds. A pair of replay reversals in...

Super fall for Rams, who are on brink of playoff elimination

Dec. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Todd Gurley and the inconsistent Los Angeles Rams are close to being run out of the playoff race this season. A year after going to their first Super Bowl since the 2001 season, and trampling all over the Cowboys in a playoff game along the way, Gurley had only 20 yards rushing on...

Bolterfingers: Lynn's Chargers can't explain 7 turnovers

Dec. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Ball security is an issue of acute personal importance to Anthony Lynn. Not that you'd know it from the way his Los Angeles Chargers put the pigskin on the ground in their most humiliating loss of a humbling season. Lynn was a running back at Texas Tech and in the NFL, and he spent 14...

Raiders close out Oakland tenure with late-game collapse

Dec. 15, 2019 9:31 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's last-second desperation heave fell to the turf in the end zone and the fans at the Oakland Coliseum went silent. The final scheduled NFL game ever in Oakland ended with a fourth-quarter collapse by the Raiders instead of a celebration for one last win before the...

Cowboys render coin toss mix-up moot, throttle Rams 44-21

Dec. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced...

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin leaves with hamstring injury

Dec. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Tampa Bay wide receiver Chris Godwin left the game on Sunday with a hamstring injury in the third quarter at Detroit. Godwin had five catches for 121 yards before being hurt in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win. For the season, Godwin has 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buccaneers (7-7). Also in...

Fitzgerald mum on future following Cardinals' finale

Dec. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald wandered the field after the Arizona Cardinals ended a six-game losing streak, searching for hugs and handshakes. He went through what seemed like half the Cleveland Browns sideline, stopping to share a laugh or a pat on the back and posing for a few photos. When...