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Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) is checked by a referee after he was hit during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. Savage left the game. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 11, 2017 - 3:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he wouldn't have let Tom Savage re-enter Sunday's game after an alarming hit that gave him a concussion and left the quarterback's hands shaking if he had seen the video of the hit. Savage was injured with about nine minutes remaining in the...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman, center, is helped to the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 11, 2017 - 2:07 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott is encouraged by the initial medical reports on his injured quarterbacks to feel confident Buffalo won't have to add a player before hosting Miami this weekend. McDermott did not go into further detail, a day after the Bills (7-6) beat...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Yahoo logo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. Watching NFL games free on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to download Yahoo’s app and watch football games on the go. Verizon’s new deal with the NFL goes into effect in January 2018 and will last for several years. Verizon bought Yahoo in June 2017 and is trying to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo. But people who want to watch football through online-TV services like Sling or...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz gets tackles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Wentz left the game shortly after the play and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 11, 2017 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss rest of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson confirmed. Wentz, a favorite in the NFL MVP race, had an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of the injury. Wentz was hurt late in the third quarter...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Veterans Joe Thomas, Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis are among eight finalist for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Also announced Monday as finalists are Luke Kuechly, Haloti Ngata, Joe Staley, Josh McCown and Alex Smith. The award, recognizes those who best demonstrate the...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates a 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The Steelers won the clinched the AFC North Championship with the win. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 11, 2017 - 3:51 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's record-setting day finished with a carry just as valuable as any of the franchise-record 66 passes he threw. As the Pittsburgh Steelers poured onto the Heinz Field turf to celebrate a frantic 39-38 victory over Baltimore that wrapped up their third AFC North...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz gets tackles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Wentz left the game shortly after the play and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 11, 2017 - 2:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates and celebrate a division-clinching victory with them. It's always team-first for No. 11. Two sources...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz gets tackles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Wentz left the game shortly after the play and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 11, 2017 - 2:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates and celebrate a division-clinching victory with them. It's always team-first for No. 11. Two sources...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) walks off the field holding the jersey of linebacker Ryan Shazier after beating the Baltimore Ravens 39-38 to clinch the AFC North Championship in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Shazier suffered a spinal cord injury in last week's game and is recovering from surgery to stabilize his spine. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 11, 2017 - 1:50 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier was everywhere. His helmet rested on the Pittsburgh Steelers' bench. His jersey too. His face and #Shalieve stitched on specially-designed cleats. His familiar No. 50 printed in white in the middle of a gold circle on T-shirts worn by teammates searching for a way to...
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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks the game-winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The Steelers won 39-28. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 11, 2017 - 12:17 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh's defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore's last-gasp drive in the Steelers' 39-38...
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