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  • 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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  • 51-45: The Big 12 has come to the NFL

    The Big 12 conference has come to the NFL. Without a doubt, the Monday-night scoring extravaganza between the Rams and Chiefs was entertaining. It had more spectacular plays and head-spinning twists than a game of Madden or a matchup of teams from college football's defense-challenged...

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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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  • FANTASY PLAYS: Players to add with Chiefs, Rams on break

    This is the final time you will have to deal with byes this season — but the most challenging. The Rams and Chiefs have a break after their historic Monday night shootout, two prolific teams with numerous fantasy stars. Tough timing, with many owners vying for key victories to strengthen...

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  • Nielsen’s top programs for Nov. 12-18

    A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 12-18

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  • Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in record Monday night showdown

    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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  • Tirico, Dungy, Harrison set to call Falcons-Saints

    When fans tune into NBC's Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take. Rather than seeing Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison in the studio for the pregame and halftime programs, those three will be calling the game. It's nothing new for...

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  • For a game, calling Lamar Jackson's number kept working

    Lamar Jackson ran 27 times and threw only 19 passes to win his first NFL start. That's not a typo. Filling in for injured quarterback Joe Flacco, Jackson ran for 117 yards in Baltimore's 24-21 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner had more rushing attempts...

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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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  • Tirico, Dungy, Harrison set to call Falcons-Saints

    When fans tune into NBC’s Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take

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  • Rams honor firefighters, police for recent heroic actions

    The Los Angeles Rams honored those impacted the past two weeks by the shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar and wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties before Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The California Lutheran University Choir, who had a former member as one of the...

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  • John Mara, Herm Edwards recall The Fumble 40 years later

    Every NFL fan of every team has that unforgettable moment. Pittsburgh's Immaculate Reception. Dallas' Hail Mary. Tennessee's Music City Miracle. For New York Giants' fans, there is The Fumble . Not quite the legacy you embrace. On Monday, the 40th anniversary hit of what...

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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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  • ICYMI in NFL Week 11: Alex Smith leg break like Theismann's

    As much as the NFL would rather if everyone discussed all of the yards and TDs produced in game after game, and for whatever advancements have been made in player safety over time, pro football is, at its core, a brutal sport — and what happened to Alex Smith's right leg is not very different...

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  • Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses.

    Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses. They occurred all over the NFL on Sunday. The Jaguars , Cardinals, Chargers and Falcons all will be shaking their heads the way their fans are about how they blew games. At least the Panthers went down...

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  • Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

    Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears tightened their grip on the NFC North with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Mack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense....

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  • Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt

    Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson...

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  • Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

    Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles' worst loss by far since they won last season's Super Bowl. Brees completed 22 of 30 passes and did not turn the ball over,...

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  • McManus' FG as time expires lifts Denver over Los Angeles

    Brandon McManus kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired on Sunday to give the Denver Broncos a 23-22 win and snap the Los Angeles Chargers' six-game winning streak. Denver got the ball at its own 8 with 1:51 remaining, and Case Keenum orchestrated a seven-play, 76-yard drive. Keenum,...

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  • Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

    Crazy as it may sound, the New York Giants are starting to believe they have a chance to make a run at the playoffs. It's amazing what a couple of wins can do for a team after a 1-7 start. Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Giants...

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  • Theismann 'turned away' after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

    Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington...

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  • Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

    Cam Newton threw an incomplete pass on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 left, letting the Detroit Lions hold on for a 20-19 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Newton had time and receiver Jarius Wright open in the end zone, but the star quarterback sailed the pass high. Carolina coach...

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  • Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

    Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott had a huge day for the Cowboys in what was a...

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  • Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

    Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in...

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