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  • Sorting out the mess of the NFC South

    WASHINGTON — If you’ve been too busy watching the top teams in football — or, you know, the Redskins — you may have missed the story developing in the NFC South. Top to bottom, the division is putrid — historically so. So much so that it may prompt the league to change the way it…

  • Jaguars hold off Titans late, win 21-13 in home finale

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career. The trio provided all the highlights in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 21-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. In a matchup that was widely billed as…

  • Titans-Jaguars Stats

    Tennessee 7 3 0 3–13 Jacksonville 0 7 7 7–21 First Quarter Ten_L.Washington 8 pass from Whitehurst (Succop kick), 7:23. Second Quarter Ten_FG Succop 50, 3:46. Jax_Lewis 4 pass from Bortles (Scobee kick), :31. Third Quarter Jax_Gerhart 1 run (Scobee kick), 9:27. Fourth Quarter Jax_Todman 62 run (Scobee kick), 9:13. Ten_FG Succop 23, 6:06. A_61,202.…

  • National Football League

    All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div y-New England 11 3 0 .786 442 280 7-0-0 4-3-0 8-2-0 3-1-0 3-1-0 Buffalo 8 6 0 .571 302 254 5-3-0 3-3-0 4-6-0 4-0-0 3-2-0 Miami 7 7 0 .500 327 301 3-3-0 4-4-0 6-5-0 1-2-0 3-2-0 N.Y.…

  • National Football League

    All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 3 0 .786 442 280 Buffalo 8 6 0 .571 302 254 Miami 7 7 0 .500 327 301 N.Y. Jets 3 11 0 .214 230 360 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 10 4 0 .714 424…

  • Titans cling to 10-7 lead over Jaguars at halftime

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles revived a Jacksonville offense that had been stagnant for four games, leading the Jaguars on back-to-back touchdown drives for a 14-10 lead over the Tennessee Titans after three quarters Thursday night. The Jaguars had only 16 yards of offense until Bortles led them on an 80-yard drive…

  • Packers’ front 5 helps keep offense humming

    The Green Bay Packers keep absorbing the hits on the offensive line. But as far as the linemen are concerned, better that they take the blows than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Front fives don’t usually draw much attention. The Packers’ highlight reel is typically filled with pinpoint passes from Rodgers to receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall…

  • Air Marty offense mostly grounded with Jets

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Marty Mornhinweg’s reputation in NFL circles is that of a guy who likes to throw the ball in an attack-style offense that piles up points. That air approach has been mostly grounded in his two seasons with the New York Jets. The offensive coordinator has had to stick to more…

  • Jaguars receivers wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. This is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars, and the final Thursday night game in the NFL season. Both teams are…

  • ‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up, he wants to be hands on this holiday season. The St. Louis Rams tight end and four other players who recently did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. Cook and…

  • Jaguars without defensive tackle Miller against Titans

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are without starting defensive tackle Roy Miller against Tennessee. Just days after signing a four-year extension worth $16.2 million, Miller misses his first game of the season because of a sprained knee. He had been listed as questionable. Second-year pro Abry Jones starts in his place. The Jaguars…

  • Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The conversations started in the spring and as much as K.J. Wright wanted to believe the Seattle Seahawks legitimately wanted to keep him around long-term, the fact the season started and weeks ticked by without a contract extension began weighing on the linebacker. “The more the season goes on, it’s only…

  • 49ers’ Aldon Smith hopes to build off tough year

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aldon Smith might not have the intimidating and impressive sack numbers of past seasons in his abbreviated year, yet he judges his play by more than just flattening opposing quarterbacks. Smith believes he has done well applying pressure since returning from a nine-game suspension that has made it tough for…

  • Lions preparing for the cold

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions like to call themselves an indoor team with an outdoor mentality. Now it’s time to put that mantra to the test. Needing one win to clinch a playoff spot, the Lions will play at Chicago on Sunday against the struggling Bears. Although Detroit is heavily favored the…

  • Raiders defense depleted by injuries

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion. That injury set the tone this season for the Raiders, who have had to piece together their defense on the fly because of a litany…