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Difficult to measure Lawrence's progress amid Jaguars' woes

Dec. 06, 2021 13:22 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s offense is in such disarray that it’s nearly impossible to measure any progress rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence might be making. The Jaguars (2-10) dropped their fourth consecutive game, a 37-7 drubbing at the Los Angeles Rams on...

Chiefs offense bogging down when it deviates from script

Dec. 06, 2021 13:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have reached the end zone so regularly on their opening offensive possession this season that their opponents might as well stop wasting time and just give them the seven points. The rest of the game is another matter. ...

Analysis: Deciding when to gamble a coach's toughest choice

Dec. 06, 2021 03:24 AM EST

John Harbaugh has the best kicker in the NFL, currently and possibly ever. Yet, trailing by one point, he left Justin Tucker on the sideline Sunday night and went for a 2-point conversion in the dying seconds at Pittsburgh. Lamar Jackson didn't quite have enough touch on...

Century mark: Rams' Kupp reaches 100 receptions in 12 games

Dec. 06, 2021 00:56 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cooper Kupp wasn't aware after the Los Angeles Rams' 37-7 thrashing of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday that he had reached 100 catches. With the way the fifth-year receiver is piling up accomplishments in a career season, it is getting hard to keep track. ...

Broncos gamble, lose to Chiefs, fall 2 back in division

Dec. 06, 2021 00:46 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio declared that “field goals weren't going to beat" the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Neither were 20-play drives that resulted in no points. That long march that consumed more than 11 minutes...

Chiefs keep AFC West lead with 22-9 victory over Broncos

Dec. 06, 2021 00:35 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs' Andy Reid is an offensive-minded coach to his core, so the Kansas City defense must have done something special against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night for him to call its performance “beautiful.” Three turnovers. Three...

Gamble doesn't pay off for Ravens in loss to Steelers

Dec. 05, 2021 22:49 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Harbaugh went for the win, and it didn't work out for the Baltimore Ravens. Lamar Jackson led Baltimore to a touchdown with 12 seconds to play, but his throw on the 2-point conversion was too far in front of tight end Mark Andrews. That...

49ers miss chance to separate in jumbled NFC playoff race

Dec. 05, 2021 22:27 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo believed the play was there. There likely was going to be an open target with all the attention focused on George Kittle. But the pass never got to its intended target, deflected at the line of scrimmage by Carlos Dunlap. When...

Steelers turn away Ravens 20-19 after failed 2-point attempt

Dec. 05, 2021 21:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — If the end is near for Ben Roethlisberger, he's not telling. Not publicly anyway. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback insists he won't make a final decision about his future until January at the earliest. Until then, he is intent on savoring...

Seahawks hold on late for wild 30-23 win over 49ers

Dec. 05, 2021 21:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For all the late-game mistakes and missed opportunities throughout their disappointing season, the Seattle Seahawks continue to believe there is something worth playing for. They showed the San Francisco 49ers exactly that Sunday. ...