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Rams become 8th defending Super Bowl champ with losing mark

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

The Los Angeles Rams are having a Super Bowl hangover unlike any other. The defending champions are assured of being the eighth team to have a losing record the year after winning it all and are one loss shy of the most losses ever for a team defending a Super Bowl title. ...

Saints' Allen doesn't see latest loss sparking major changes

Dec. 06, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen doesn't see the benefit of trying to overhaul lineups or change coaching staff duties now. For New Orleans' struggling first-year coach, a 17-16 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night exemplified as much as any game this season why the Saints...

Injury-plagued LA Rams claim QB Baker Mayfield off waivers

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams claimed quarterback Baker Mayfield off waivers Tuesday, adding the former No. 1 pick to their options behind injured Matthew Stafford for the rest of the season. Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner and former Cleveland Browns...

Tom Brady gives Bucs some breathing room in tight NFC South

Dec. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady still has a knack for pulling off the improbable. The seven-time Super Bowl champion’s NFL-record 44th fourth-quarter comeback enabled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to avoid falling two games under .500 and create a little breathing room for themselves...

Sacks finally come for Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones

Dec. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones insisted his play hadn't changed even if the lack of sacks suggested otherwise. Those sacks came Sunday in Las Vegas' 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Jones, who had just half a sack before that...

Brady throws for 2 late TDs, Buccaneers beat Saints 17-16

Dec. 06, 2022 01:34 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A relieved Tom Brady stepped to the podium with a big smile. “Just like we drew it up,” the seven-time Super Bowl quarterback said after throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the final three minutes Monday night to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally from a...

Saints allow 2 late TDs in frustrating 17-16 loss to Bucs

Dec. 06, 2022 01:24 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — The New Orleans Saints were five minutes away from moving within a half-game of NFC South-leading Tampa Bay when the bottom fell out of the game, and most likely the season. Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final three minutes Monday night as the...

Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Dec. 05, 2022 23:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks got the most important victory over Phoenix in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals last season. Now they can say goodbye to that pesky 10-game, regular-season losing streak. Doncic scored 33 points, Spencer...

WRs Lamb, Gallup shining for Cowboys ahead of Beckham visit

Dec. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas receivers CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup are shining with the Cowboys set to fete Odell Beckham Jr. on a free-agent visit. In the past month, Lamb has the only 100-yard games of the season for a Dallas wideout, along with three touchdowns. Gallup just...

49ers' fortunes now rest on right arm of rookie Brock Purdy

Dec. 05, 2022 19:57 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The challenge facing the San Francisco 49ers after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season-ending foot injury is all too familiar. The hope in San Francisco is a more talented roster will be enough to help carry fearless rookie Brock Purdy the...