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Stafford hurt, but defense is what’s letting Lions down

Nov. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As hard as this is to believe, Matthew Stafford’s injury may not be Detroit’s biggest problem. The veteran quarterback missed a second straight game last weekend with back and hip problems, but unless he could have played defense, Stafford might not have been able to...

Titans hope bye helped heal up key players for stretch run

Nov. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe their bye with the much-needed time off helped then heal for the final six games on the schedule. How much remains to be seen. Coach Mike Vrabel didn’t tip his hand Monday except to say he expected two of four Titans to test themselves when they...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Panthers’ downward trend could lead to offseason changes

Nov. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If things continue trending like this, the Carolina Panthers could be in for some major changes next offseason. And those could potentially include players, coaches and front office personnel. New Panthers owner David Tepper met with the media Monday for about an hour and said he...

Raiders sweep 3-game homestand to get into playoff race

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Surviving a five-game worldwide odyssey made sure the Raiders’ final season in Oakland wouldn't get derailed early. Sweeping a three-game homestand in Oakland for the first time in 39 years has put the Raiders in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The Raiders handled business...

Can we talk? Darnold, Gase huddle helped revive Jets offense

Nov. 18, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold’s bounceback began with a trip to the coach’s office last month after one of the worst stretches of his young career. The New York Jets quarterback had just thrown three interceptions at Jacksonville, six days after he was embarrassed on national TV for saying he...

New York Giants leading receiver Evan Engram out of boot

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Giants tight end Evan Engram is out of his walking boot and may play Sunday when New York travels to Chicago. Engram said Monday his sprained left foot is feeling better and he hopes to start running later this week. The Giants’ leading receiver with 44 catches, Engram...

Consecutive lopsided losses leave Jaguars last in AFC South

Nov. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Another defensive debacle and another lopsided loss have the Jacksonville Jaguars on the verge of another second-rate season. The Jaguars (4-6) couldn't run the ball or stop the run for the second straight game Sunday, resulting in a 33-13 blowout at AFC South foe Indianapolis and...

Purdue hits road in must-win situation to earn bowl bid

Nov. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EST

The Purdue Boilermakers understand the stakes. Pull an upset Saturday at No. 14 Wisconsin and they still could become bowl-eligible. Lose and they will be home before Christmas. It’s that simple, though coach Jeff Brohm prefers discussing just about anything else at this point of the season. “It...

Texans must put loss to Ravens behind them with Indy up next

Nov. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans couldn't do much right in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. They don't have time to dwell on the embarrassing 41-7 defeat with a visit from the Indianapolis Colts coming on Thursday night; the winner will be in first place in the AFC South. "We have to turn...