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BALTIMORE | Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots

BALTIMORE— The Los Angeles Chargers’ prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers. Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday. Next up, a matchup against the New … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots

PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz’s back injury means Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as “doubtful” for Sunday … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

The Latest: Steelers’ Roethlisberger returns from rib injury

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): Ben Roethlisberger is back in the game at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing the first four drives of the second half with a rib injury. Roethlisberger returned to replace Joshua Dobbs after Oakland scored on Derek Carr’s 3-yard touchdown pass that … Continue reading The Latest: Steelers’ Roethlisberger returns from rib injury

Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested. The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the Tigers visit No. 17 Boston … Continue reading Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games

Sean McDermott didn’t like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn’t like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback. The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what’s looking like a lost first season under Jon Gruden. The Bills fell 20-13 in … Continue reading Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games

NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NEW ORLEANS — Before Drew Brees could blow kisses to the adoring Superdome crowd, before he could embrace his wife and children on the sideline, the Saints’ 39-year-old quarterback had to shred one of the NFL’s top pass defenses with ruthless efficiency. And so he did. Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the NFL’s all-time … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn

STARKVILLE, Miss.  — Nick Fitzgerald ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns and Mississippi State’s defense had another dominant performance in a 23-9 victory over No. 8 Auburn on Saturday night. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) came into the game among the nation’s top 10 in scoring defense, and the Bulldogs were brilliant on … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn