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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) can't make a catch in the end zone in front of New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 26, 2017 - 12:44 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills owner Terry Pegula is questioning the lack of consistency in the NFL's replay rulings after Buffalo receiver Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown was overruled in a loss to New England last weekend. Appearing on Buffalo's WGR-Radio on Tuesday, Pegula says he doesn't know what...
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Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 26, 2017 - 2:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles has three weeks to get in sync with his receivers. Making his second start since MVP candidate Carson Wentz tore his left ACL, Foles had a tough time in Philadelphia's 19-10 victory over Oakland on Monday night. He was 19 of 38 for 163 yards with one touchdown and one...
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Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 26, 2017 - 12:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through Philadelphia. Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. The Eagles (13-2)...
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Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 25, 2017 - 11:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. Ronald Darby intercepted Derek Carr's pass and ran it back 52 yards with...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles away from Houston Texans linebacker Ufomba Kamalu (94) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 25, 2017 - 9:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates they didn't need to make up for Antonio Brown's absence. He just wanted everyone to do what they could to help out, figuring that would be enough. It certainly was. "I know everyone was thinking about A.B. not being out there and trying to fill...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles away from Houston Texans linebacker Ufomba Kamalu (94) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans on Monday. Roethlisberger threw passes to six players as Pittsburgh (12-3) romped over the lowly Texans (4-11) despite...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (57), Eric Reid (35) and Marquise Goodwin (11) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. President Donald Trump's feud with the NFL about players kneeling during the national anthem is the runaway winner for the top sports story of 2017 in balloting by AP members and editors. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 25, 2017 - 6:11 pm
Colin Kaepernick didn't take a snap in the NFL in 2017, yet he was a big part of the biggest story of the year. NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, something Kaepernick started a year earlier to bring attention to social injustices, set off a national debate that erupted once President...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett (72) late in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 25, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Now that Dak Prescott knows how the other half lives in the NFL, the Dallas quarterback can see where it was easy to think every season would be like his remarkable rookie year. Missing the playoffs just wasn't much of a thought after an NFC-best 13 wins — until the Cowboys...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (57), Eric Reid (35) and Marquise Goodwin (11) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. President Donald Trump's feud with the NFL about players kneeling during the national anthem is the runaway winner for the top sports story of 2017 in balloting by AP members and editors. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 25, 2017 - 11:59 am
Colin Kaepernick didn't take a snap in the NFL in 2017, yet he was a big part of the biggest story of the year. NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, something Kaepernick started a year earlier to bring attention to social injustices, set off a national debate that erupted once President...
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) is congratulated by head coach Sean McVay after Gurley scored a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on an 80-yard pass reception in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 25, 2017 - 3:21 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Putting the ball in the hands of Todd Gurley is the easiest decision for the Los Angeles Rams. The star running back is doing his best to push himself into consideration for NFL MVP with an amazing season. Gurley came in leading the NFL with 17 touchdowns, and he added two...
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