NFL football

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2010, file photo shows Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis before the start of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
December 12, 2019 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two...
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December 12, 2019 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program.
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Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 12, 2019 - 3:37 am
The best running teams are winning far more often this season and the most prolific passing teams are losing much more. Baltimore (11-2), San Francisco (11-2), Seattle (10-3), Minnesota (9-4) and Buffalo (9-4) are ranked Nos. 1-5 in average yards rushing per game. Their combined record is 50-15...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) works in the pocket against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 12, 2019 - 3:30 am
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — To Matt Ryan, that's still his little cousin. Never mind that Mike McGlinchey is a 6-foot-8, 310-pound offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers. “He's a kid to me,” Ryan quipped, “but he's out there playing like a grown man.” The first cousins will be on opposite...
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December 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Amid the concern and controversy over coaches challenges and video reviews of pass interference, the NFL plans a hard look at the rules adjustment instituted this season. The change was for the 2019 season only and the 32 team owners would have to ratify it again — on a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2002, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden greets fans in the "Black Hole" after the Raiders beat the New York Jets 38-24 during the AFC Wildcard playoff NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders' final scheduled game in Oakland on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, will be an emotional one for players and coaches, as well as fans. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
December 11, 2019 - 5:41 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities. For coach Jon Gruden and many of the players who have called the Oakland Coliseum home during the team's 41 seasons there, it was a special and unique venue that had no match across the...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws a pass under pressure by Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Ravens won 24-17. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Setting NFL records and garnering MVP votes doesn't mean that much to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who's far more interested in stacking wins and getting Baltimore to the Super Bowl. Jackson stands 23 yards shy of breaking Michael Vick's single-season record for yards...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick argues a call in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 10, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Anyone who's watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick's hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England's won-loss ledger,...
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New York Giants' Eli Manning passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 10, 2019 - 1:43 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning may have started his final game for the New York Giants. Giants coach Pat Shurmur on Tuesday said Daniel Jones will return as the starting quarterback once his sprained right ankle heals. The coach added he has not considered giving...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeals to down judge Patrick Holt that wide receiver N'Keal Harry had scored a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Harry was ruled out of bounds before he crossed the goal line. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 10, 2019 - 10:16 am
One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years,...
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