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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mahomes vs. Brady spices up Thanksgiving holiday week

Nov. 28, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Andy Reid knows quarterbacks. So does Jon Gruden. And Sean Payton. For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. And they do the same now with Patrick Mahomes, the NFL's biggest playmaker. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to...

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano (5) reacts after making a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still hunting playoffs, 3-7 Giants visit Burrow-less Bengals

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite losing their first five games and starting 3-7, the New York Giants find themselves in a surprising playoff derby in the NFC East. The Giants are in the thick of it and have already beaten divisional rivals Washington (4-7) twice, and split games with Philadelphia (3-6-1)....

Washington Football Team's Montez Sweat, second from left, and Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrate Sweat's interception of a pass by Dallas Cowboys' Andy Dalton that Sweat ran back for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Kamren Curl (31), Jeremy Reaves (39), Daron Payne (94), Jon Bostic (53) and Chase Young (99) run to join the celebration. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Smith, Washington in 1st after Thanksgiving win over Cowboys

Nov. 26, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Smith has Washington at least temporarily in first place in the NFC East after winning on Thanksgiving for the first time, two years after a planned holiday showing was wrecked by the quarterback's career-threatening leg injury. Smith and his teammates aren't going to concern...

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy gestures as he walks along the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys miss chance for NFC East lead with another home loss

Nov. 26, 2020 10:08 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both starting offensive tackles were lost to injury on their first drive of the game, Ezekiel Elliott lost another fumble and there were several questionable coaching decisions for the Dallas Cowboys when they could have taken over the NFC East lead. Coach Mike McCarthy’s...

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) passing during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Smith, Dalton get Thanksgiving nods for Washington, Cowboys

Nov. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Smith and Andy Dalton have 25 years of experience as NFL quarterbacks combined but just one Thanksgiving start between them. The veterans whose teams didn't expect them to be in charge of the Washington and Dallas offenses when the season started will meet Thursday at the home...

Cowboys, Washington set for 10th Thanksgiving meeting

Nov. 25, 2020 12:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (3-7) at DALLAS (3-7) Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Washington 4-4-2; Cowboys 2-8 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 73-46-2 LAST MEETING — Washington beat Cowboys 25-3, Oct. 25 LAST WEEK — Washington beat Bengals 20-9; Cowboys beat...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores on a 6-yard touchdown reception ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This...

Members of the Washington Football Team taking the field, from l-r., offensive guard Wes Schweitzer (71), quarterback Alex Smith (11) and offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75) before the start of the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Alex Smith shows why he's Washington's starting quarterback

Nov. 23, 2020 2:52 PM EST

Alex Smith is showing why Ron Rivera wanted an experienced quarterback to start for Washington, and has the team in position to compete for a division title because the NFC East is so weak. Smith calmly guided Washington to a 20-9 comeback victory against Cincinnati on Sunday after No. 1 overall draft pick Joe...

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Cameron Erving (75) celebrates tight end Dalton Schultz's (86) winning touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Win gives 3-7 Cowboys suddenly high stakes on Thanksgiving

Nov. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Andy Dalton’s first win as Dallas quarterback puts the Cowboys in a suddenly high-stakes Thanksgiving game in a season that looked lost without Dak Prescott. Dallas has the woeful NFC East to thank for the chance, and feels no shame in wanting to take advantage after beating Minnesota 31-28 to end a...

Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson recovers a fumble by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Early mistakes by uneven Vikings too costly to overcome

Nov. 22, 2020 10:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too. As well as they played against the Dallas Cowboys after that, those early mistakes made their margin for error too small to overcome. The same might ultimately...