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Broncos return to their bungling ways; is rebuild next?

Oct. 18, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — John Elway might want to reconsider the no-fire sale pledge he made last week. These Denver Broncos aren't going anywhere near the playoffs with an offensive line that can't block, a featured tight end who can't catch, a superstar pass rusher who can't get to the quarterback and a coaching...

'Fragile' Steelers still optimistic 2019 is salvageable

Oct. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. "Seriously, guys?" the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL's concussion protocol. It's a...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

As Eagles return to Super Bowl site, Vikes await in key game

Oct. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles arrive in Minnesota, their first visit since winning Super Bowl 52, there might be some subtle reminders at U.S. Bank Stadium of the scene that night when the franchise's first Lombardi Trophy was secured. They'll have to look and think hard, though. The...

With big expectations, Bears staggering at bye

Oct. 10, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears came into the season with soaring expectations. They hit their bye staggering and vowing to get things right. A 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders left the defending NFC North champions with a 3-2 record heading into their week off and one big question hanging over them. And...

Colts use depth, ground game to build momentum without Luck

Oct. 10, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Outsiders thought Andrew Luck's surprise retirement would doom the Indianapolis Colts' playoff hopes. Turns out, it only made them more determined. Five games into the season, Indy heads into the bye week with three wins, tied for the AFC South lead with Houston and full of momentum...

All-America Watch: No. 2 Clemson reloads on D-line

Oct. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — John Simpson is certain of two things about the new starters on the defensive line for No. 2 Clemson: They are tired of the questions and comparisons to last year's All-American group and "them boys are ready." Simpson, the starting left guard for the Tigers, would know. He spent the...

NFL At 100: Giants win title, deny Patriots perfect season

Oct. 8, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

It was supposedly the culmination of the perfect 2007 season for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and a fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. Few gave the New York Giants much of a chance in the NFL championship game on Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona, except the Men in Black who walked off their charter...

NFL At 100: AP Was There, Giants spoil Patriots' perfection

Oct. 8, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

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 Week 6, it is the Thursday night game between the Giants and Patriots. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry....

Colts' 1958 championship win over Giants voted greatest game

Oct. 5, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

"The Greatest Game Ever Played" is, well, exactly that. The Baltimore Colts' 23-17 victory over the New York Giants for the 1958 NFL championship, the first overtime game in league history, was voted the best game as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. A nationwide panel of 66 media members chose...