American Football Conference Headlines

  • Rams roll into bye week buzzing from epic win over Chiefs

    Just like everybody fortunate enough to be at the Coliseum on Monday night, Sean McVay was still buzzing when he left the building after the Los Angeles Rams' epic victory over Kansas City. When he finally reached his suburban home, the coach wasn't ready to lose that feeling. Instead,...

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  • Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

    The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don't have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51...

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  • Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in high-octane offensive showcase

    Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic. Two powerhouse NFL teams at the peak of their brilliance dueled deep into the night at an...

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  • NFL will play game in Mexico City in 2019

    The NFL will return to Mexico City with a regular-season game next year. Less than a week after the league moved the high-profile Chiefs-Rams matchup from Azteca Stadium to Los Angeles because of the poor playing condition at the Mexico venue, the NFL and Mexico's president-elect confirmed...

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  • Condoleezza Rice to coach Cleveland Browns?

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice downplayed an odd ESPN report that the NFL's Cleveland Browns are considering her for their head coach position. ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing a league source, reported Sunday that the Browns would like to interview Rice for the open job. Rice, who is a Browns fan but has no football coaching experience, did not explicitly turn down the opportunity but said she was "not ready" to coach. "I love my Browns -- and I know they will hire an experienced coach...

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  • Where's the AFC East? All 4 teams idle in Week 11

    So where are the Patriots, Bills, Jets and Dolphins this week? On byes. In a rarity for the NFL, the entire AFC East is off in Week 11. Also not playing this week are San Francisco (2-8) and Cleveland (3-6-1). The Patriots (7-3) have a two-game lead over Miami (5-5) in a division...

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  • Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

    This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh Broadmoor Hotel in the Rocky Mountain foothills even after the NFL moved their Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs to...

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  • If Flacco can't go, Jackson and RG3 ready to roll for Ravens

    Lamar Jackson isn't staying awake at night thinking about the prospect of making his first NFL start. Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco missed practice Wednesday because of a hip injury, and his status for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals is uncertain. If...

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  • Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

    Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team's next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. Dorsey has been pleased with how the team has performed under...

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  • Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

    The NFL moved the Rams' Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league announced the extraordinary decision six days before one of the most-anticipated regular-season games of...

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  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell a no-show as deadline approaches

    The Le'Veon Bell watch is almost over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The star running back has until 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to sign his one-year franchise tender and be eligible to play this season. Coach Mike Tomlin says the AFC North-leading Steelers (6-2-1) have not heard from Bell,...

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  • Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

    Hue Jackson has landed back in Cincinnati, where he'll help head coach Marvin Lewis try to resurrect the Bengals' historically bad defense. The Bengals hired Jackson as a special assistant on Tuesday, a day after Cincinnati fired its defensive coordinator and put Lewis in charge of running...

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  • AP Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals

    Hue Jackson's timeout from coaching didn't last long. Fired last month after a brutal run with the Browns, Jackson will rejoin Cincinnati's staff under Marvin Lewis, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night. Jackson, who was dismissed by Cleveland on...

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  • Bowles remains Jets coach despite team's struggles, bad loss

    Todd Bowles remains coach of the New York Jets despite the team's struggles that included an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Bowles' job status appeared extremely shaky after the Jets' 41-10 loss, their fourth consecutive defeat that dropped the team to 3-7. Fans at...

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  • Bengals fire defensive coordinator after rout by Saints

    The Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, a day after their historically bad performance in a 51-14 loss to the Saints. New Orleans scored on every possession except the last one — when it took a knee in field-goal range — during its rout at Paul Brown Stadium. The...

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  • Ugly performances by Jets, Bucs and Raiders on Sunday

    To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole. To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate. There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa...

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  • The shape of Azteca a concern ahead of Mexico game

    The abused hybrid grass of Azteca Stadium is generating concerns for its poor condition a week before it hosts an NFL regular-season game between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. Last May, stadium authorities changed the surface from natural to hybrid. But the intense activity...

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  • The Latest: Chiefs Mahomes ups TD total to 31 to pass Dawson

    The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 2:10 p.m. Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season. The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer...

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  • Brees, Brady closing in on catching Favre on TD passing list

    Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL's schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list. Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his...

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  • Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

    Baker Mayfield has become the NFL's unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland's rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield's trying...

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  • Linebackers are paying price for NFL's video-game numbers

    With the NFL's volcanic offenses, can't-hit-them-too-hard rules and bewildered officials, linebackers today aren't the snarling 250-pound thumpers who used to just give running backs fits. "Now we have to cover well, too," Denver's Brandon Marshall said. "We still have to tackle well. So,...

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  • Police: Steelers Antonio Brown pulled over for going 100 mph

    Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was stopped for speeding over 100 mph in his Porsche, just hours before the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers

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  • NFL stadiums and Kenny Chesney: magical mix of sports/music

    Singer Kenny Chesney playing in 14 NFL stadiums on his five-month “Trip Around The Sun” tour.

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  • Jets' Darnold has injured foot, could miss game vs. Bills

    New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has a boot on his right foot and is not practicing, leaving his status for the team's game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt. Darnold was injured during the Jets' 13-6 loss at Miami last Sunday but finished the game. He said Monday that he felt...

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