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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...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates his game-winning touchdown with tight end Anthony Firkser (86) and wide receiver Kalif Raymond (14) during overtime of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. The Titans won 30-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Titans remember what they do best before AFC South rematch

Nov. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans think they got back to what they do best, and that's just finding a way to win. Just in the nick of time. Losers of three of four and trailing 21-10 early in the third quarter, the Titans responded and at last looked like the team that won its first five games...

Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrate their win over the New England Patriots in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texans look to build on momentum after big win over Patriots

Nov. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans played their most complete game of the season on Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 27-20. Quarterback Deshaun Watson made plays with his arms and his legs and J.J. Watt was a force on defense to help the Texans to their first win against a team other than...

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson, left, leaps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) as linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (92) comes in to help during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Jaguars lock up another losing season, their 9th in 10 years

Nov. 23, 2020 2:28 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE. Fla (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are guaranteed another losing season, their ninth in the past 10 years. The Jaguars (1-9) locked up their latest sub-.500 record with a 27-3 drubbing at the hands of unbeaten Pittsburgh on Sunday. It was Jacksonville’s ninth consecutive loss —...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) tosses the ball to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Chiefs show calm, cool confidence in 35-31 win over Raiders

Nov. 23, 2020 2:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the biggest differences between the merely good and the exceptionally great is confidence. The Kansas City Chiefs have plenty of it. When the Raiders marched downfield for the go-ahead score late in Sunday's game in Las Vegas, and were poised to again serve as the kryptonite...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) shakes hands with Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) as Burrows is carted away off the field during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. Burrows left the game with a left knee injury. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Bengals will try to move ahead without injured Burrow

Nov. 23, 2020 1:56 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The energy drained out of the Cincinnati Bengals when rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field Sunday with a season-ending knee injury. The 23-year-old Heisman Trophy winner went down early in the second half when he was hit high and low by two Washington linemen after...

New York Giants' Casey Kreiter (58), place kicker Graham Gano (5) and punter Riley Dixon (9) celebrate a field goal kicked by Gano in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

McKinney, Ximines to start practicing with Giants

Nov. 23, 2020 1:15 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney and linebacker Oshane Ximines will start practicing with the New York Giants this week. The Giants, who had a bye this past weekend, announced Monday they are starting the 21-day period to determine whether to take them off injured...

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...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Hints at what's to come from CFP

Nov. 23, 2020 5:37 AM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings will be released for the first time this season Tuesday. Combine the latest AP Top 25 with a little history and you can find hints about what to expect. Never has the selection committee's initial top four precisely matched the top four of the AP poll that preceded it. Only...

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 hits Kelce in last minute, Chiefs edge Raiders 35-31

Nov. 23, 2020 1:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even after Jason Witten's touchdown put the Las Vegas Raiders ahead with 1:43 to play, the mood on the Kansas City Chiefs' sideline was calm and cool. Not much can stop the Super Bowl champs lately. Not when they have the quarterback who makes everything go. “We’ve got...