Professional football

File-This photo taken Aug. 29, 2019, shows Tom Coughlin, executive vice president of football operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars watching players warm up before an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Owner Shad Khan has a decision to make about the Jaguars (4-7), who are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the 11th time in the last 12 years. Khan hired Coughlin and head coach Doug Marrone at the same time in 2017, adding them to incumbent general manager Dave Caldwell and creating a triumvirate that worked well for two seasons. It now appears to be falling apart. Marrone took a shot at Coughlin on Tuesday, the first clear sign of internal strife. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing a military tribute jacket and a grimace, Tom Coughlin was combative even before he started taking questions. Coughlin stepped to the podium and told media members to "back up." Jacksonville's executive vice president of football operations then spoke for more than...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill watches from the bench during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. It would be an understatement to the greatest degree to say that Chiefs wide receiver has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Now, he’s hoping to return from a hamstring injury in time to help Kansas City win a fourth consecutive AFC West championship. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 27, 2019 - 1:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It would be an understatement to say that Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It began with Hill wrapping up a record-setting season by helping the Chiefs to the AFC title game, a year of...
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November 26, 2019 - 6:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks said pressure of trying to live up to a new contract led to an anxiety attack that forced him out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game last Sunday. Brooks has dealt with anxiety for several years but has started 50 straight games,...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Dante Fowler during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on rolling. The surging Ravens, who have won seven in a row, retained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. Baltimore routed the Los Angeles Rams 45-6 on Monday night to move to 9-2 on the season. The Ravens earned 11 of the 12...
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Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins takes selfies with fans during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-16. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 26, 2019 - 1:17 am
In the 12th week of the NFL’s centennial celebration, 347-pound Vita Vea disappeared, and so did Dwayne Haskins. Sure, the cream team in each conference had statement-stamping victories — the 49ers established their bona fides by handing Aaron Rodgers a beating the likes of which he hadn't felt...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
November 24, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers dropped back on his first third down of the day, tried to avoid the pressure and got stripped on a sack that set up an early San Francisco touchdown and set the tone for the game for the Green Bay Packers. A matchup between two of the NFC's top teams was a...
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Andrew Harris, left, celebrates his touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger Cats with teammate Nic Demski during the first half of a CFL football game in the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 6:51 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Harris ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught a scoring pass to help the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their first Grey Cup title since 1990, 33-12 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night. The Blue Bombers won their 10th title, becoming the first third-place...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver N'Keal Harry, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 24, 2019 - 6:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Few teams have had success scoring touchdowns against the Patriots this season. Add the NFL’s top-ranked offense to that list. The Patriots held the Cowboys without a TD for the first time this season, Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass and New England beat Dallas 13-9 on...
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New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz (3) looks up as he kicks the game-winning filed goal, during the second half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in New Orleans. To the left is New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) and Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26), left. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
November 24, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees, receiver Michael Thomas and kicker Wil Lutz celebrated a decisive string of late-game successes that put New Orleans on the cusp of a third straight NFC South crown. The Carolina Panthers could only lament the first-and-goal they squandered just...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Vita Vea (50)celebrates his touchdown catch during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 3:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Vita Vea worked on the play during the final day of practice. Still, when he got the call from quarterback Jameis Winston, it was a bit of a shock. Even more stunning was the result. Vea, a 6-foot-4, 347-pound defensive lineman, hauled in a 1-yard touchdown with his first career...
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