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League's most aggressive coach backs down at critical time

Dec. 18, 2018 2:15 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Joseph...

Chargers TE Hunter Henry returns to practice for first time

Dec. 17, 2018 7:12 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Henry has been optimistic about his chances of playing this season, despite suffering a knee injury during offseason workouts. The clock started ticking toward his possible return Monday when the Los Angeles Chargers tight end took part in practice. Henry's return to the...

Ravens use running game, defense and ball control to win

Dec. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Using staples from their past — a relentless ground game and a stifling defense — the Baltimore Ravens have put together a hot streak that has them in the middle of the AFC playoff race. The Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2000 when they averaged 137.4 yards rushing per...

Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats

Dec. 17, 2018 4:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best. For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Haden's leaping...

Column: Maybe the key word in NFL stretch drive is balance

Dec. 17, 2018 2:55 AM EST

Football purists are smiling. For one week, the video game nature of the NFL hit pause. Only one quarterback on Saturday or Sunday threw for 300 yards, let alone 400. No pinball shootouts. Ten players rushed for at least 100 yards, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went for 95. There were two shutouts! Quite...

Cardinals fall 40-14 under Falcons' "avalanche"

Dec. 16, 2018 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — It couldn't have gone much better for the Cardinals as they started Sunday's game in Atlanta by forcing two punts. In between, they drove 64 yards in eight plays to take a 7-0 lead on David Johnson's 1-yard run. But everything went haywire from there. The Falcons (5-9) scored the game's next...

Broncos lose another heart-breaker in fourth quarter

Dec. 16, 2018 2:13 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Even down to one healthy cornerback, another spitting up blood, three sidelined with injuries and one ejected for throwing a punch, Vance Joseph trusted his defense more than his offense. The Denver Broncos' embattled second-year coach sent kicker Brandon McManus out for a field goal rather...

Gift from Brees: Football for helping set NFL passing record

Dec. 15, 2018 9:25 AM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Drew Brees became the NFL's career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record and blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process than involved the...

Chargers can no longer be overlooked as Super Bowl contender

Dec. 14, 2018 7:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers can no longer be overlooked, whether it is on the list of Super Bowl contenders or as a headline attraction in their own town. Thursday night's 29-28 come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Chiefs moved the 11-3 Chargers into a tie atop the AFC West with...

Steelers RB Conner questionable against Patriots

Dec. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping running back James Conner's sprained left ankle will be ready in time to play on Sunday against New England. The AFC North leaders listed Conner as questionable to face the Patriots in a pivotal game for the Steelers (7-5-1). They've dropped three...