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Cowboys render coin toss mix-up moot, throttle Rams 44-21

Dec. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced...

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin leaves with hamstring injury

Dec. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Tampa Bay wide receiver Chris Godwin left the game on Sunday with a hamstring injury in the third quarter at Detroit. Godwin had five catches for 121 yards before being hurt in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win. For the season, Godwin has 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buccaneers (7-7). Also in...

Fitzgerald mum on future following Cardinals' finale

Dec. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald wandered the field after the Arizona Cardinals ended a six-game losing streak, searching for hugs and handshakes. He went through what seemed like half the Cleveland Browns sideline, stopping to share a laugh or a pat on the back and posing for a few photos. When...

Drake scores 4 TDs, Cardinals roll past Browns 38-24

Dec. 15, 2019 9:12 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenyan Drake was almost embarrassed by his four-touchdown day for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, saying that two of the scores came when he essentially fell forward on 1-yard runs. The other two were so easy, he strolled into the end zone untouched after great blocking. Yes, there...

Bears' disappointing season comes down to lack of execution

Dec. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — After a 12-4 record and a division title last season — coach Matt Nagy's first at the helm — many Chicago Bears fans entered this season thinking Super Bowl. Now, following a 21-13 loss to the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and the Bears eliminated from playoff...

Jaguars spoil final Oakland game with 20-16 win over Raiders

Dec. 15, 2019 8:39 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders fans came out to the Oakland Coliseum one last time hoping for a celebration. Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars had other ideas. Minshew threw two TD passes to Chris Conley in the final 5:15 of the game and the Jaguars spoiled the final scheduled game at the...

Matt Ryan, Falcons rally in final seconds, stun 49ers 29-22

Dec. 15, 2019 8:19 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Ryan teamed up with Julio Jones on a 5-yard pass that was ruled a touchdown after a replay reversal with 2 seconds left, sending the Atlanta Falcons past the playoff-bound San Francisco 49ers 29-22 on Sunday. Jones was called short of the goal line with the Falcons trailing...

Packers playoff bound, beat Bears in rivals' 200th game

Dec. 15, 2019 8:08 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' wait to see if a long-time foe would help them clinch a playoff spot was a whole lot easier than the lateral-filled final play they had to survive to beat the Chicago Bears in the rivals' 200th game. Leading by eight points with just 1 second...

Wentz, Eagles keep NFC East hopes alive by beating Redskins

Dec. 15, 2019 8:01 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Carson Wentz fumbled the ball away, but recovered in time to keep alive the Philadelphia Eagles’ hopes of winning the NFC East. Wentz bounced back from a potentially costly mistake by leading a 75-yard, go-ahead scoring drive and throwing his third touchdown pass of the day to...

Panthers: McCaffrey's incredible season not all for naught

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers safety Tre Boston refuses to believe Christian McCaffrey's incredible statistical season is all for naught. McCaffrey became the first NFL player this season — and the first Panthers player ever — to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage, but the Panthers lost 30-24...