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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after failing to complete a pass on fourth down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

It's looking like a different kind of December for Patriots

Nov. 23, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Well, at least the New England Patriots have plenty of experience playing in meaningless December games. The 11-time defending AFC East champions may still have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs this season. But for all practical purposes, they are playing out the string after losing on Sunday to the...

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...

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) is taken off the field by cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Patriots complicate playoff path with 27-20 loss to Texans

Nov. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EST

There can be no more detours for the New England Patriots if they hope to remain on a path to the playoffs. The 11-time defending AFC East champions fell to 4-6 with a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, leaving them on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time since 2008. That was the last...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) flexes as he celebrates scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Watson, Watt lead Houston to 27-20 win over New England

Nov. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown early on Sunday and J.J. Watt swatted down pass after pass from Cam Newton. Houston's two biggest stars both showed up huge to help the Texans beat the New England Patriots 27-20 for their first win of the season against...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Cardinals, Murray bruised after frustrating loss to Seattle

Nov. 20, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Arizona's playoff hopes took a hit during Thursday night's 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe more important for the Cardinals, so did quarterback Kyler Murray's throwing shoulder. Arizona's stay at the top of the NFC West lasted just five days after Thursday's loss. The Cardinals (6-4) are now a game...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pats hope to ride recent resurgence into playoff contention

Nov. 20, 2020 1:31 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton was adamant at the trade deadline that the answers to the Patriots turning things around were already within their locker room. Over the past two weeks his teammates have done their best to fulfill their quarterback's prophecy. From Jakobi Meyers becoming...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) pulls in a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Diggs invokes "Super Freak" and has big game

Nov. 20, 2020 11:09 AM EST

Add “Super Freak” to the list of adjectives to describe Stefon Diggs’ league-leading receiving numbers. The Bills receiver gave a nod to Rick James by having the Buffalo-born funk artist’s likeness painted on his cleats in a 44-34 win over Seattle on Nov. 8. It was a game in which...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians walks the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Charlotte , N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Buccaneers looking to solve prime-time woes against Rams

Nov. 19, 2020 6:58 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians doesn’t mince words or offer excuses when he talks about Tampa Bay’s struggles in prime-time games this season. “It’s just bad football,” the 68-year-old coach said. “Bad football and not being ready to play.” The Buccaneers...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) stands on the sidelines, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Winless Jets, reeling Chargers searching for any momentum

Nov. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Bosa remembers the last time the Los Angeles Chargers faced a winless team this far into a season. He's hoping history doesn't repeat itself Sunday when they host the winless New York Jets in a midseason matchup of struggling squads. The Jets are the 27th team since the merger to go...

Ravens host Titans in rematch of AFC divisional playoff

Nov. 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST

TENNESSEE (6-3) at BALTIMORE (6-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Ravens by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 3-6; Ravens 4-4-1 SERIES RECORD - Tied 12-12 LAST MEETING - Titans beat Ravens 28-12 on Jan. 11 at Baltimore LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Colts 34-17; Ravens lost to Patriots 23-17 AP PRO32 RANKING -...