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Cowboys, Eagles gear up for playoffs with little at stake

Jan. 06, 2022 12:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Not much gets the competitive juices flowing in Philadelphia like the Eagles hosting the Dallas Cowboys. Eagles wideout Greg Ward called it “the biggest rivalry in football,” but rivalry talk has been muted for the final week of the regular season with both...

With Kirk Cousins out, Vikings' playoff hopes disintegrate

Jan. 03, 2022 01:04 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ offense didn’t show much sign of life without Kirk Cousins around. By the end of Sunday night, the Vikings’ playoff hopes were dead. Two nights after their starting quarterback was placed on the reserve/COVID-19...

Vikings, minus QB Cousins, look to beat Packers again

Dec. 31, 2021 12:11 PM EST

While the Green Bay Packers have dominated the NFC North lately, there’s one division opponent they’ve struggled to solve. The Minnesota Vikings have won their last two matchups with the Packers and are the only NFC North team to beat them during Matt LaFleur’s three-year...

Chiefs seek AFC playoff bye, Bengals chasing North title

Dec. 31, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Something we've come to expect is Kansas City closing in on AFC home-field advantage for the playoffs and the only bye. A win and the Titans losing to the Dolphins does the trick. As for the Cincinnati Bengals clinching anything but a high draft choice? Well, if the No Longer Bungles...

The Latest: Washington brings benches, just as Cowboys did

Dec. 26, 2021 21:35 PM EST

The Latest from Week 16 of the NFL (all times EST): ___ 9:30 p.m. Washington is using benches adorned with its logo for the game at the Cowboys after Dallas did the same thing when visiting its NFC East rival two weeks ago. The difference...

Punt return TD sparks Rams in playoff-clinch win vs. Vikings

Dec. 26, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Before Brandon Powell joined the Los Angeles Rams last month, his fifth team in four NFL seasons, he read books on the beach near his Florida home while waiting for yet another chance. This was quite the chapter, helping clinch a spot for the Rams in the...

Hard-to-figure Vikings still trudging ahead in playoff chase

Dec. 21, 2021 19:06 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings remain a perplexing team to evaluate, now 14 games into this variety-pack season of late collapses, steely finishes and everything in between. They've managed to both dominate and self-destruct in every facet of offense and defense over the...

Steelers and Vikings: 2 mystery teams go at it in prime time

Dec. 08, 2021 19:52 PM EST

There's a mystery show on TV in prime time Thursday night: Pittsburgh versus Minnesota. There's no way to figure out these two teams. The Vikings (5-7) go from on the rise in a victory over NFC power Green Bay to heading into the abyss after a loss to previously winless Detroit. ...

Vikings leaning hard on Jefferson in quest to save season

Dec. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EST

After Adam Thielen was injured on Minnesota’s sixth offensive play Sunday, Kirk Cousins naturally focused on his other standout receiver, Justin Jefferson. Jefferson responded with career highs of 11 catches and 182 yards, but the Vikings wasted that performance in a gut-wrenching...

The Latest: Kickers had 7 missed XPs in afternoon games

Dec. 05, 2021 19:54 PM EST

The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:50 p.m. It’s been another rough day for NFL kickers. With only the Sunday night matchup between the Broncos and Chiefs remaining, kickers have...