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NFL moves Green Bay-San Francisco into prime time on Nov. 24

Nov. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has flexed the Green Bay Packers' trip to San Francisco to prime time on Nov. 24 along with announcing kickoff times for a handful of Week 16 games. With Tuesday's announcement, the Packers (8-2) and 49ers (8-1) replace Seattle at Philadelphia, which now will kick off at 1 p.m. ET...

Plenty of blame to go around following 49ers' 1st loss

Nov. 12, 2019 7:53 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — There were plenty of culprits when it came down to the end of San Francisco's first loss of the season. There were the several dropped passes by the receivers, some poor decision-making and ball security from Jimmy Garoppolo, a missed field goal by a fill-in kicker, questionable...

Seahawks rely on stars to deliver biggest win of season

Nov. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seahawks needed their stars to be great, they delivered. No matter how many different ways there are to break down the reasons behind Seattle's 27-24 overtime win over San Francisco, it came down to that simple fact. Whether it was Russell Wilson continuing to build his...

Cowboys build model by paying line, Pats win another way

Nov. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Travis Frederick didn't fully understand the business of football when the Dallas Cowboys drafted their center six years ago and made him an instant starter. Eventually, the four-time Pro Bowler saw what Dallas was trying to build by using first-round picks on offensive linemen three times in four drafts after...

Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

Jets place TE Herndon, G Winters on season-ending IR

Nov. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have placed tight end Chris Herndon and right guard Brian Winters on the injured reserve list, ending the season for both players. Herndon broke a rib in the Jets' 34-27 victory over the Giants on Sunday, while Winters dislocated a shoulder. The Jets also announced Tuesday...

Louisiana Supreme Court won't revive 'NOLA no-call' suit

Nov. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to revive a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL over officials' failure to call a penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. The court denied a motion to rehear the case without comment Tuesday. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed...

Bucs waive CB Vernon Hargreaves from struggling secondary

Nov. 12, 2019 3:04 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, the 11th overall pick in the 2016 draft and the most experienced starter in the team's struggling secondary. The team announced the move Tuesday, two days after the fourth-year pro was benched during the second half of a...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

Packers' Bratkowski, Bart Starr's backup, dies at age 88

Nov. 12, 2019 1:00 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Zeke Bratkowski, the quarterback who backed up Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers' 1960s dynasty, has died at his Florida home. He was 88. The team announced his death late Monday but did not disclose further details. The Packers Hall of Famer was a quarterback in Green Bay from...