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Analysis: The pass seduces even the NFL's best run teams

Nov. 29, 2021 02:29 AM EST

Throwing the football in the NFL is so alluring it can seduce even the best run teams. The Indianapolis Colts forgot they have Jonathan Taylor after relying on Carson Wentz’s arm to build a 10-point halftime lead against the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers. ...

Oklahoma picks up pieces after Lincoln Riley leaves for USC

Nov. 29, 2021 02:20 AM EST

Just a few months ago, Oklahoma was the talk of the college football world. The powerhouse program created a buzz when it announced plans to eventually leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. The Sooners had first-team preseason All-American quarterback Spencer...

Stumbling Browns hope to solve problems during bye week

Nov. 29, 2021 01:38 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Cleveland Browns can only hope that a week off will enable them to secure solutions to a deep list of problems cramping their quest to return to the postseason. Looking to close the gap on AFC North leaders Baltimore (8-3), Cleveland came up with a...

Broncos' win over Chargers tightens up competitive AFC West

Nov. 29, 2021 01:14 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs see similarities in this year’s team to the one that won the Super Bowl two years ago. After a stumbling start they’re getting their health and mojo back and rolling into December. They also see the rest of the AFC West closing...

Ravens overcome Jackson's 4 INTs, beat Browns 16-10

Nov. 29, 2021 01:09 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night he threw a career-high four interceptions, Lamar Jackson still produced one incredible moment of brilliance. That was enough for the Baltimore Ravens, who now have the best record in the AFC after gutting out another tense victory. ...

USC hires coach Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Southern California desperately wanted a marquee head coach after more than a decade of underachievement and embarrassment. The Trojans landed one of the biggest, brightest names in the game. USC hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley on Sunday in a stunning...

4th-down miscommunication dooms Vikings in loss to 49ers

Nov. 28, 2021 22:12 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the biggest play of the game, the Minnesota Vikings had no idea where to go. The confusion led to a wasted timeout and then a missed fourth down that played a key role in a 34-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that prevented the...

Stafford's pick-6 streak continues as Rams drop 3rd straight

Nov. 28, 2021 21:58 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams both extended some unwanted streaks Sunday. One of them has helped lead to the other. Stafford threw a pick-6 and had a fumble that led to a Green Bay touchdown Sunday as the Rams fell...

49ers beat Vikings 34-26 for 3rd straight win

Nov. 28, 2021 21:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The midseason skid that looked as though it could derail the San Francisco 49ers season is firmly in the past. After getting back to a successful formula of dominating on the ground, the Niners have won three straight games and again look...

Toe injury can't stop Rodgers as Packers defeat Rams 36-28

Nov. 28, 2021 21:20 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers isn’t letting his toe injury lower his expectations even as it limits his practice time. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score in the Green Bay Packers’ 36-28 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Not...