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Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the...

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Super Bowl 44

Dec. 10, 2019 2:36 PM EST

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Colts-Saints game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story...

NFL at 100: Payton beats Peyton with risky Super Bowl gamble

Dec. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Payton risked everything to start the second half of Super Bowl 44. The New Orleans Saints made sure his big bet paid off. Instead of giving the ball back to Peyton Manning with a chance to open up a double-digit lead that Sunday, the other Payton instructed Thomas Morstead to try...

49ers' dramatic win over Saints comes at heavy cost

Dec. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's most impressive win of the season came with a big cost. The NFC-leading 49ers lost center Weston Richburg to a season-ending knee injury and key defensive players Richard Sherman and Dee Ford for multiple games with injured hamstrings in Sunday's 48-46 victory at...

Super Bowl-or-bust Saints have plenty to improve on

Dec. 9, 2019 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton had no interest in emphasizing the positives in a thrilling 48-46 loss that came down to the final seconds against the team with the best record in the NFC. “We can’t kid ourselves,” Payton said Monday after analyzing video of New Orleans'...

NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats

Dec. 9, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on Sunday — and...

Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask. “Run...

Saints' aggressiveness backfires in loss to 49ers

Dec. 8, 2019 8:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints sought to gain an edge on the San Francisco 49ers by making aggressive decisions and digging deep into the playbook. An inability to convert a 2-point conversion attempt in the first quarter, or a fake punt late in the third, came back to haunt the Saints in a...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

WR Jones, TE Hooper, G Lindstrom return to Falcons' offense

Dec. 6, 2019 4:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice. Jones missed the Thanksgiving night...