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NFL HQ can relax: NFC East winner will have at least 8 wins

Dec. 16, 2019 3:47 AM EST

The folks at NFL headquarters can relax: The NFC East winner will have at least a .500 record. That's barring a tie next week when Dallas visits Philadelphia, of course. And in this season of unpredictability — isn't December supposed to be dominated by the better teams? — anything from 55-55 to 3-3...

NFL ICYMI: All ends well for Cowboys after flip over toss

Dec. 16, 2019 3:35 AM EST

It was the debate about da boot. Like almost everything else in Sunday's game, it worked out just fine for the Cowboys. A boneheaded beginning ended as a funny footnote after Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott said “kick” before he said “defer” when the Cowboys won the opening coin toss...

Allen's fourth-quarter TD clinches playoff spot for Bills

Dec. 16, 2019 2:09 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buffalo Bills didn’t have many playoff experiences during a recent two-decade stretch. Bills coach Sean McDermott and his quarterback Josh Allen are helping to change the culture in Buffalo. Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Bills...

Steelers hope to learn from offensive struggles

Dec. 16, 2019 1:58 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges has been a Cinderella story for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, as the undrafted and unheralded passer pulled himself from the bottom of the depth chart into a starter’s role. His play also lifted the team out of an early slide and into playoff...

Raiders close out Oakland tenure with late-game collapse

Dec. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's last-second desperation heave fell to the turf in the end zone and the fans at the Oakland Coliseum went silent. The final scheduled NFL game ever in Oakland ended with a fourth-quarter collapse by the Raiders instead of a celebration for one last win before the...

Cowboys render coin toss mix-up moot, throttle Rams 44-21

Dec. 16, 2019 12:37 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced...

Minnesota takes advantage of 7 Chargers turnovers in victory

Dec. 15, 2019 11:29 PM EST

CARSON, Calif, (AP) — Mike Zimmer has accomplished many things as a defensive coordinator and head coach. He added one more Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings forced seven Chargers' turnovers and converted them into 20 points. It is the most takeaways for a...

Garoppolo, 49ers have no room for error chasing NFC top seed

Dec. 15, 2019 10:08 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers surely didn't want to clinch their playoff spot in this fashion. They lost their margin for error chasing the No. 1 seed with a fourth-quarter flop against the lowly Atlanta Falcons. It stung a little more for a subdued...

Matt Ryan, Falcons rally in final seconds, stun 49ers 29-22

Dec. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Ryan outshined his former offensive coordinator in an MVP-type fashion Kyle Shanahan knows oh so well. Yet even this rally might have been more improbable than either could have imagined — two Falcons touchdowns in the final 5 seconds. A pair of replay reversals in...

Super fall for Rams, who are on brink of playoff elimination

Dec. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Todd Gurley and the inconsistent Los Angeles Rams are close to being run out of the playoff race this season. A year after going to their first Super Bowl since the 2001 season, and trampling all over the Cowboys in a playoff game along the way, Gurley had only 20 yards rushing on...