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Game cut short by shooting will resume on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 9:41 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey high school football game that was cut short when three people were shot will resume at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles. The game between Pleasantville High School and suburban Philadelphia’s Camden High will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Raiders sweep 3-game homestand to get into playoff race

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Surviving a five-game worldwide odyssey made sure the Raiders’ final season in Oakland wouldn't get derailed early. Sweeping a three-game homestand in Oakland for the first time in 39 years has put the Raiders in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The Raiders handled business...

Struggling Bears left with little hope after losing to Rams

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whatever chance the Chicago Bears had to make something of their season is just about gone. A 17-7 loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday all but assured the defending NFC North champions will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. And it was as ugly and as painful...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...

Perfection with a title makes 1972 Dolphins NFL’s top team

Nov. 15, 2019 10:09 PM EST

Break out the champagne. The perfection of the 1972 Miami Dolphins has earned them the nod as the NFL’s greatest team. The remaining Dolphins allegedly toast themselves and their achievement each year when the final undefeated club loses. That might be apocryphal, but if not, now they can toast each other...

Eagles sign running back Jay Ajayi

Nov. 15, 2019 5:32 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed running back Jay Ajayi, bringing back a key offensive player from their Super Bowl championship team two years ago. Ajayi replaces Darren Sproles. The veteran was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a torn right hip flexor muscle....

Myles Garrett, helmet a ‘weapon,’ banned for rest of season

Nov. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours...

Injured Lions QB Matthew Stafford may miss another start

Nov. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as quarterbacks Jeff...

Bears try to build momentum against Rams after beating Lions

Nov. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took a big step toward the NFC North championship and their first playoff appearance since 2010 when they shut down Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams last year at Soldier Field. This time, they’re simply trying to build some momentum. The Bears come into...