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  • Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders. Carr threw two touchdown passes, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field...

  • Rookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. Before the first of his two touchdown catches, the prolific rookie spun the ball and was whistled for taunting in the end zone. After outside linebacker Alec Ogletree flung him to the turf...

  • Steelers grab playoff spot, showdown up next

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. A return to the playoffs following a two-year absence after a 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday doesn't have the Pittsburgh Steelers getting ahead of themselves. Yes, they're...

  • Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. They've got a first-round bye in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and they're closing in on having home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But first, they had to...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ COWBOYS, STEELERS, SEAHAWKS SEAL PLAYOFF SPOTS Dallas, Pittsburgh and Seattle seal playoff spots on penultimate weekend of NFL regular season....

  • Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to be one of the NFL's best. That team from the Pacific Northwest sure looked a lot like the Super Bowl champs of last season in its 35-6...

  • Packers beat Bucs, set up showdown for NFC North title

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay still has some unfinished business before heading into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Packers clinched a berth with a 20-3 victory over the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers, setting up a showdown with Detroit for the NFL North title next...

  • Dolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they're also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row. Miami won a wild game between also-rans Sunday, beating Minnesota 37-35, and owner Stephen Ross then announced coach Joe...

  • Texans remain in hunt with 25-13 win over Ravens

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury. Yet thanks to in large part to a defense led by J.J. Watt, the Texans are still in playoff contention with one week...

  • Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff-bound Detroit Lions avoided an embarrassing loss to Chicago after the Bears benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen. Now, they will try to secure their first division title in more than two decades. Joique Bell scored on a neat touchdown run in the fourth...

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