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More mobile QB Trubisky makes Bears offense stronger threat

Dec. 6, 2019 4:17 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hadn't run well or passed effectively much of the season against better defenses before quarterback Mitchell Trubisky did both with surprising effectiveness Thursday night in a 31-24 win over the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys. The Bears hope a mobile Trubisky is...

Brady, Patriots face Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 3:44 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker. "Nope, that’s not how I hurt it and I’m not the new kicker," the star quarterback said. The 42-year-old Brady actually has...

Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

Dec. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2)...

Bills brace to face Jackson-led Ravens' bull-dozing offense

Dec. 5, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Appreciating how difficult it is to contain Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' bull-dozing offensive attack, Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was put at ease watching TV last weekend. After averaging 405 yards offense and 36 points in winning their previous seven games,...

Colts, Bucs in must-win mode to keep playoff hopes alive

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts know what it takes to thrive under the pressure of a race for a playoff berth. The young Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to learn. A year after staging a torrid stretch run to make the postseason in their first season under coach Frank Reich, the Colts (6-6) find...

Browns enter final stretch with playoff hopes flickering

Dec. 5, 2019 7:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their margin for error is completely gone, and with one more loss, the Cleveland Browns can say goodbye to their playoff hopes as well. They may have already. Another demoralizing setback last week in Pittsburgh has left the Browns with no option but to win their final four games —...

Patriots, Chiefs set to meet in AFC championship rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 6:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid's expectations are simple heading into Kansas City's latest matchup with the Patriots. “I think they know us, and we know them. You get in and you battle,” Reid said. That was exactly what the teams did in their two meetings last season. New...

Seahawks visit Rams for rematch with playoff hopes on line

Dec. 5, 2019 6:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Zuerlein has made plenty of tougher field goals than the 44-yarder he pushed barely wide right through the Seattle night air two months ago. The Rams' normally reliable kicker could have sent Los Angeles to a narrow win over the Seahawks. Instead, his miss with 11 seconds left in...

49ers-Saints Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (10-2) at NEW ORLEANS (10-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Saints by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - 49ers 7-4-1; Saints 8-4 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 48-26-2 LAST MEETING - Saints beat 49ers 41-23, Nov. 6, 2016 LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Ravens 20-17; Saints beat Falcons 26-18. AP PRO32 RANKING -...

Ravens-Bills Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 4:46 PM EST

BALTIMORE (10-2) at BUFFALO (9-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Ravens by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Ravens 6-5-1; Bills 8-3-1 SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 5-3 LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bills 47-3, Sept. 9, 2018 LAST WEEK - Ravens beat 49ers 20-17; Bills beat Cowboys 26-15. AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 1,...