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Who's No. 1? Top picks Murray and Mayfield ready for QB duel

Dec. 12, 2019 2:49 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Baker Mayfield has the moxie and machismo while Kyler Murray prefers to keep things low-key. The two will always be linked by their similar back stories, similar skill sets and a similar career path, but it's hard to find a pair of NFL quarterbacks with more opposite personalities....

Harden scores 55, Rockets withstand scare from Cavaliers

Dec. 12, 2019 1:03 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland's bench for help. Nothing could be done. “He made a lot of shots you can't do anything about,” Porter said. A...

Titans host Texans in battle for AFC South lead

Dec. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST

Remember the Titans? You'd better do so. The Tennessee Titans suddenly look like world beaters. Or, at least, a solid choice to win the AFC South. They have won four straight and six of seven to climb into a tie for the division lead with the Texans. Houston comes off a monumental crash after its superb victory...

Browns' Mayfield not fueled by college rift with Cards coach

Dec. 11, 2019 4:50 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield won't forget what happened between him and Kliff Kingsbury. Some scars remain. However, it appears the Browns quarterback has forgiven one of his former college coaches. “It’s in the past,” Mayfield said Wednesday of his issues when he played at Texas...

Bengals' Mixon enjoying resurgence as Patriots await

Dec. 11, 2019 3:29 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon had trouble getting back to the line of scrimmage on many of his carries in the season's first half, a result of the Bengals' inability to block. With three games left, he's on a resurgence. Mixon is performing at an elite level again as the Bengals (1-12) get ready to host the...

Column: Patriots bring us a new scandal: Spygate 2.0

Dec. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Anyone who's watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick's hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England's won-loss ledger, it was clear the...

Belichick says he was unaware of filming at Bengals' game

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game. ...

Patriots go from very bad luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Browns trying not to let OBJ drama wreck postseason push

Dec. 9, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. gave each of his Browns teammates a new pair of his signature Nike sneakers on Monday. It's unclear if they're Christmas presents or going-away gifts. Beckham's gesture could not have been more perfectly timed from a personal public relations standpoint. It came amid...

Familiar story: Bengals can't dent goal line when it matters

Dec. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A second straight win was right at the Bengals' fingertips, only a couple yards away. Twice, it turned out to be too far. Even when they show signs of getting their act together, the Bengals (1-12) can't do what it takes to get some momentum. A 27-19 loss in Cleveland on Sunday was ...