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Former 1st-round pick Austin savors fresh start with Packers

Dec. 3, 2020 2:02 AM EST

Tavon Austin says he still has the same skills he possessed back when his impressive 40-yard dash times helped make him the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Austin is eager to showcase that as the Green Bay Packers’ newest acquisition attempts to revive his career. “I’m still...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rams QB Goff on McVay's criticism: "He's absolutely right"

Dec. 3, 2020 12:12 AM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff didn't get offended last weekend when Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay called out the quarterback over his recent spate of turnovers. In fact, the quarterback had to admit his coach had a point. “If he was lying, I’d feel differently about it," Goff...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III (3) scrambles past Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the first half of an NFL football game, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Short-handed Ravens put up fight, fall short in Pittsburgh

Dec. 2, 2020 9:32 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens didn't practice for more than a week while COVID-19 raced through the locker room and forced the NFL to postpone their trip to Pittsburgh three separate times. They ran onto Heinz Field on Wednesday afternoon with 11 practice squad players added to the roster and star...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell (24) runs away from Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker L.J. Fort (58) during the first half of an NFL football game, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0

Dec. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't one for excuses. Even as COVID-19 wreaked havoc with his team's schedule, pushing their matchup with Baltimore from Thanksgiving night to middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach refused to...

FILE - Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, center, jokes with backup quarterbacks Jeff Driskel, left, and Brett Rypien during an NFL football practice in Englewood, Colo., in this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo. The Broncos activated three quarterbacks—starter Lock and backups Rypien and Blake Bortles—from the COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, to insure that the team will not be without quarterbacks on the roster for the game against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday as the Broncos were last Sunday when hosting the New Orleans Saints. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Lock returns to practice, apologizes again for COVID-19 slip

Dec. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Many viewers cringed at Denver’s ugly loss to the Saints behind a rookie receiver pressed into duty because every Broncos quarterback was barred by the NFL over coronavirus concerns. Among them was Drew Lock. “It hurt my heart, hurt my soul,” the Broncos starter...

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates his sack in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints fielding elite defense during surge to top of NFC

Dec. 2, 2020 8:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson and defensive end Cameron Jordan see the significance of New Orleans' No. 1 defensive ranking in much the same way. It’s a number that means very little to them if they can’t back it up in the all-important coming weeks. ...

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks' Wagner adds another notch to his career resume

Dec. 2, 2020 7:46 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner reached another milestone last week, which at this point of his career is one more bullet point to his already impressive resume. Or as his coaches and teammates describe it, what will be Wagner’s Hall of Fame biography. “He’s going to be a gold...

Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky thorws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Bears stick with QB Trubisky after rough return to lineup

Dec. 2, 2020 7:15 PM EST

Mitchell Trubisky's return to Chicago's starting lineup was a primetime flop. That won't stop him from getting at least one more opportunity. Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will make his second straight start when the Bears host the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a matchup of struggling teams. “Yes,”...

El quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12), de los Packers de Green Bay, lanza en la primera mitad del duelo de NFL ante los Bears de Chicago, el domingo 29 de noviembre de 2020, en Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Foto/Mike Roemer)

Rodgers says offseason leg training led to his banner year

Dec. 2, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making a push for a third MVP honor as he celebrates his 37th birthday. Rodgers, who turned 37 on Wednesday, has thrown 33 touchdown passes and is on pace to shatter his previous career high of 45 from his 2011 MVP season. Rodgers also was named MVP in 2014....

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) runs from Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Bravvion Roy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

After clutch performance, Vikings need Cousins to keep it up

Dec. 2, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For all the precision and production that Kirk Cousins has displayed with the Minnesota Vikings, the lack of late-game rallies have left them and their fans wanting more from their highly paid and scrutinized quarterback. Well, Cousins put a big checkmark in the crunch time box in his...