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Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) is hit after the throw by New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos activate 3 QBs following COVID-19 rules violations

Dec. 2, 2020 1:27 AM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles will be allowed to rejoin their teammates at practice Wednesday after the Denver Broncos activated them from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Their return means practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton won't have to be the...

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Column: Broncos could have avoided quarterback quagmire

Dec. 1, 2020 2:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos could have avoided the quarterback quagmire they got stuck in over the weekend had they only embraced the notion of a “quarantined QB” that was championed by the likes of the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles last summer. Coach Vic Fangio deemed as...

Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Drew Lock could end up paying biggest price for QB quagmire

Nov. 30, 2020 11:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Their quarantined quarterback quartet sure left the Denver Broncos in, shall we say, quite the quagmire. The NFL made the Broncos play without any QBs Sunday, and their 31-3 loss to the Saints serves as an embarrassing example for other teams not to violate the NFL’s COVID-19...

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) celebrates his touchdown run with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Saints' depth, adaptability on display during win streak

Nov. 30, 2020 7:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As far as Saints coach Sean Payton is concerned, there were meaningful storylines coming out of New Orleans' lopsided victory at Denver that had nothing to do with the Broncos being forced to play without a true NFL quarterback. The Saints, after all, scored 31 points against a Denver...

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (55) celbrates hitting Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) causing a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 43-6. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons show plenty of pride after 0-5 start, coach change

Nov. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After losing their first five games and firing the head coach, the Atlanta Falcons had every reason to throw in the towel on this season. Give them credit for still showing up most every week. The Falcons (4-7) are riding high after their best showing yet, a 43-6 dismantling of the Las Vegas...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, in Las Vegas. The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday, Nov. 29. New Orleans was fined as a repeat offender; Payton previously was docked $150,000 and the team $250,000 because the head coach failed to properly wear a face covering against the Raiders in Week 2.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

On Football: Getting to January a major challenge for NFL

Nov. 30, 2020 2:33 AM EST

In every NFL season, there are losing teams who hit December and just want to get to January, get the schedule done and go home. In 2020, it's all about the league itself getting to January during a pandemic that daily is becoming harder to deal with. If Week 12 is a harbinger, NFL executives will be doing more...

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Kendall Hinton crushed as Broncos' emergency quarterback

Nov. 29, 2020 10:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A month ago, Kendall Hinton was the guy you’d contact if you wanted some candy bars or merchandise for a high school fundraiser. On Sunday, he was the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback, a twist befitting the 2020 NFL season during a pandemic that brings twists and turns every day....

Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) is tackled by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Hill leads Saints to 31-3 rout of QB-challenged Broncos

Nov. 29, 2020 8:51 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Taysom Hill didn’t look much like an NFL quarterback Sunday when the Denver Broncos held him to 78 yards passing, intercepted him once and sacked him three times. Despite a paltry passer rating of 43.2, it wasn’t Hill who looked out of position in a game New Orleans won handily...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Robert Woods (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

Nov. 29, 2020 6:59 PM EST

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 6:55 p.m. Robbie Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal to pull San Francisco into a 20-all tie with the Los Angeles Rams with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter. The 49ers squandered a 17-3 lead in the second half. The Rams scored on a fumble return and then took a...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, in Las Vegas. The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday, Nov. 29. New Orleans was fined as a repeat offender; Payton previously was docked $150,000 and the team $250,000 because the head coach failed to properly wear a face covering against the Raiders in Week 2.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

AP source: NFL fines Saints $500,000, Patriots $350,000

Nov. 29, 2020 11:10 AM EST

The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday. The New England Patriots were fined $350,000 for similar violations, the person...