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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) celebrates after catching a two-point conversion for the win against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 14, 2018 - 12:03 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: Chargers...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. If the Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
December 13, 2018 - 11:43 pm
If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs. With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears. The Chicago Tribune reports a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Russell Beckman for a temporary restraining order and injunction so...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite. Four years and several significant draft decisions later, Dallas is in line for its highest defensive ranking since 2003. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
December 13, 2018 - 8:47 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite. Four years and several significant...
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Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Carson, Calif. Gordon did not play due to an MCL sprain in his right knee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
December 13, 2018 - 7:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon joined his backup Austin Ekeler on the inactive list for their high-profile AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Gordon and Ekeler combined for 103 yards rushing and 189 yards receiving when the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, New York Jets' Andre Roberts (19) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. Roberts is a travelin' man who enjoys hitting the road. You name a destination and there's a good chance the Jets kick returner has been there. After all, Roberts has visited all seven continents. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
December 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Andre Roberts is a travelin' man whose passions include hitting the links at golf courses all over the world. You name a destination and there's a good chance the New York Jets kick returner has been there. After all, Roberts has visited all seven continents. Yes, even...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, left, watches Nick Foles during practice at the NFL football team's facility, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 13, 2018 - 5:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz has a back injury. The severity is still not known. Two people familiar with the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback's injury confirmed reports that Wentz has a fractured vertebra, but no definitive determination has been made regarding his status, pending further...
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December 13, 2018 - 5:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph (72...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky, left, talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers after the Packers defeated the Bears 24-23 in an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Clinch the NFC North championship and beat a division rival to do it? The Chicago Bears couldn’t have asked for a sweeter scenario. That’s exactly the opportunity they’re staring at when they host Aaron Rodgers and the fading Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
December 13, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Fantasy semifinals in Week 15 give greater consequence to unexpected breakouts and duds from stars — win and you're playing for a title, lose and it's on to 2019. Playing games in mid-December also assures that weather will be a factor for some players in a week where matchups favor quarterbacks...
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El running back de los Dolphins de Miami, Kenyan Drake (32), corre hacia la zona de anotación mientras es perseguido por los jugadores de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, el defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) y el tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), durante la segunda mitad de un juego de la NFL, el domingo 9 de diciembre de 2018, en Miami Gardens, Florida. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky)
December 13, 2018 - 4:03 am
Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper. The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They're one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated...
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