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Bills' Lawson, Wallace questionable for wild-card playoff

Jan. 2, 2020 2:30 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting defensive end Shaq Lawson and starting cornerback Levi Wallace are both listed as questionable for Buffalo's AFC wild-card playoff game at Houston on Saturday. Lawson is still nursing a hamstring injury after being held out of Buffalo's season-ending 13-6 loss to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019 file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas greets reporters during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Joe Douglas understands the frustrations of generations of New York Jets fans. Douglas wants more from the team — more winning, more meaningful games late in the season, more communication. He knows the task at hand for him is building a squad that ends a nine-year postseason drought and, ultimately, deliver the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance since the days of Broadway Joe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

GM liked Jets' finish, but aims for big improvements in 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 5:05 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Douglas understands the frustrations of New York Jets fans. No, really. He gets it. And the general manager feels the same. Douglas wants more from the team — more winning, more meaningful games late in the season, more communication. He knows the task at hand for him...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray passes against the Los Angeles Rams during first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: Young QBs get plenty of opportunities in NFL

Dec. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EST

From Super Bowl contenders to teams in full rebuilding mode, from injury-riddled ones to those trying to become champions. Teams at almost every stage of the building process in the NFL have been willing to turn over their play-calling to inexperienced quarterbacks. A record 287 games were started by quarterbacks...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Toughest task of all begins now for Jets, GM Joe Douglas

Dec. 30, 2019 4:34 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Get ready, Joe Douglas. All eyes are on you for the next several months. The New York Jets general manager embarks on his first full offseason in charge, with the difficult and unenviable task of trying to improve a team that went 7-9 this season but was ravaged by injuries and...

Chiefs among playoff-bound teams with injury concerns

Dec. 29, 2019 9:33 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs will hope for good news about their depleted secondary during their first-round playoff bye week. Safety Juan Thornhill suffered a knee injury in Kansas City's victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers, which coupled with New England's loss to Miami gave the Chiefs the No. 2 seed in the...

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Dean Marlowe (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Jets close season with 13-6 win over playoff-bound Bills

Dec. 29, 2019 6:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills can finally look ahead to making their playoff preparations knowing they're headed to Houston next weekend. For Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (7-9), they have a long but hopeful offseason ahead in believing their 6-2 second-half record has...

The Latest: Oakland's playoff hopes are barely alive

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 5:55 p.m. Oakland's playoff picture update: That remote chance of sneaking into the postseason is looking even more remote. First, the Raiders are losing 10-3 to Denver at halftime. They must win to have a shot at clinching the final AFC playoff spot. But the...

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs with the ball under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Mark Barron (26) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

After tough season, Bell wants to be part of Jets' future

Dec. 27, 2019 6:21 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's return to football hasn't included the big plays and eye-popping statistics that made him one of the most electrifying and productive players in the NFL. The running back struggled — along with most of the rest of the offense — in his first season with...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jets' Darnold looks for positive finish to up-and-down year

Dec. 26, 2019 8:11 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The season has come full circle for Sam Darnold. He was dealing with the beginning effects of mononucleosis the previous time he faced the Buffalo Bills in the New York Jets' season opener. The second-year quarterback was inconsistent in a 17-16 loss that was only the start of a...

On Football: Offbeat Awards for the 2019 season

Dec. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EST

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Miami. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: Week 10, the best Monday night game in years saw Seattle beat San Francisco 27-24 in overtime in a key NFC West matchup. This one...