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Edmunds brothers ready for 'blessing' of Steelers-Bills matchup

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Terrell Edmunds doesn't care if his brother Tremaine is a middle linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, the team the Steelers will be trying to beat and replace as the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs. That isn't going to stop him from talking to his younger brother every day, just as he does every week.

"It doesn't matter," Edmunds said. "You still ...Read more

Matt Patricia won't call Detroit Lions a rebuild: 'We'll worry about next year, next year'

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DETROIT -- Don't call it a rebuild. At least Matt Patricia won't.

As the Detroit Lions have slid to the bottom of the NFC North standings with six straight losses and nine in their past10 games, Patricia has referenced the "process" his team is going through on several occasions.

But asked Wednesday if that's code for "rebuild," he wouldn't ...Read more

Greg Cote's Thursday night NFL pick

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GREG COTE'S THURSDAY PICK

JETS (5-8) at RAVENS (11-2)

Line: BAL by 15 1/2.

Cote's pick: BAL 34-7.

TV: 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Fox/NFL.

People do win the lottery. Major upsets do happen. Ever heard of the Miracle On Ice? OK this won't be one of those to launch NFL Week 15. The Jets winning at Baltimore Thursday night is as likely as me winning a...Read more

Baker Mayfield says he trusts Odell Beckham Jr. amid reports wideout wants out of Cleveland

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BEREA, Ohio -- Baker Mayfield insisted Wednesday he trusts Odell Beckham Jr. despite two national reports stating the superstar wide receiver has told opposing coaches and players he wants to leave the Browns.

The subject was broached after practice when a reporter asked Mayfield whether the quarterback thinks Beckham has a desire to remain in ...Read more

Steelers' once 'fragile' offense showing signs of life as rookies gain more experience

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PITTSBURGH -- It was a little more than two months ago that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin referred to his offense as being in a "fragile state." This was after the Steelers went to the wildcat to help secure their first victory of the season against the Bengals.

The Steelers were 1-3 then. They're 8-5 now, but much remains the same. Just as they ...Read more

Ravens' Lamar Jackson limited in practice again, plans to play vs. Jets: 'I'm going to be out there'

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BALTIMORE -- Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said Tuesday that he feels "great" after suffering a quadriceps injury Sunday and plans to play Thursday night against the New York Jets.

"I feel great. I feel good. I'm 100 (percent)," said Jackson, whom team officials estimated to be limited in the team's walk-through Tuesday. "I'm going to be out...Read more

Fantasy football Week 15: Add and drop

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Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football -- I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues -- and some guys who are probably better off in the free-agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.

Follow me on Twitter @UTEddieBrown if you have questions throughout the ...Read more

Brad Biggs' Week 15 NFL rankings

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Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. Ravens 11-2 (1)

The Ravens pushed their winning streak to nine games by holding off the Bills, 24-17, on Sunday. They've allowed more than 17 points only once in their last eight games, and that suffocating defense complements a Lamar Jackson-led offense that is difficult to prepare for. Jackson passed ...Read more

Analysis: Falcons finally run ball in win over Panthers

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Martha Ford, listen up: Detroit Lions are getting buried by excuses, Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn

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MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Detroit Lions' season went from ugly to cover-your-face embarrassing.

After they lost their sixth-straight game, getting rolled by the Minnesota Vikings, 20-7, on Sunday.

Somehow, Lions coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn still have their jobs.

That can mean only one thing: Lions owner Martha Ford has ...Read more

Raiders' Gruden promises changes on defense

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- In absence of specifics, Jon Gruden offered a promise regarding his struggling defense.

"We've got to play better, and we're going to play better, and there will be changes," Gruden said Monday at his weekly press conference. "There will be changes. What happened yesterday will not happen again. I can't allow it to happen."

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Buying your Super Bowl tickets this week? This is what it'll cost you

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MIAMI -- Going to the Super Bowl is a lot like having a child -- it's an amazing experience, but your wallet will never be the same.

Ticket prices have skyrocketed in the 10 years since Miami last hosted the Super Bowl. In 2010, the average price was $900 for a seat, according to Bleacher Report. Now, if the trend holds, they'll be more than ...Read more

Michael Vick is an honorary Pro Bowl captain, and animal rights activists are upset

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Michael Vick's name has surfaced in NFL news recently, and it's not just because Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson is about to break his single-season record for passing yards by a quarterback.

Late last month, the league announced that Vick would join Terrell Davis, Darrell Green and Bruce Smith as honorary captains during the 2020 Pro Bowl....Read more

Chiefs coach Andy Reid says quarterback Patrick Mahomes' throwing hand is 'OK'

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid delivered good news Monday regarding Patrick Mahomes' hand injury.

"Patrick's hand is OK," Reid said. "It's bruised up pretty good. But there's no break in it."

Asked if Mahomes will be the starter for Sunday's home game against the Denver Broncos, Reid said, "Right now, most likely yes. Let's see how...Read more

Roquan Smith is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle: 'To lose a guy like that is hard'

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CHICAGO -- Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith's second season had been on the upswing when he left Thursday's victory over the Cowboys with a pectoral injury.

The 2018 first-round pick overcame a personal issue and a midseason slump to put together some of his best football over the last few weeks, including a Thanksgiving performance against...Read more

Odell Beckham Jr. drama adds another challenge with Cleveland trying to keep playoff hopes flickering

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CLEVELAND -- Browns coach Freddie Kitchens thought his players passed a test of character Sunday by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-19 at FirstEnergy Stadium, and showing fight in the aftermath of last week's devastating loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly matters.

The Browns (6-7) proved they haven't thrown in the towel, albeit in an...Read more

Eagles QB Carson Wentz needs tough love right now, and he's not getting it from coaching staff

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PHILADELPHIA -- In the days following the Eagles' Super Bowl victory over the Patriots two years ago, Doug Pederson suffered two major setbacks.

First, he lost his quarterback whisperer, John DeFilippo, who took the offensive coordinator's job in Minnesota. Then, his own offensive coordinator, Frank Reich, accepted the Indianapolis Colts' head-...Read more

Rams stay in the middle of NFC wild-card chase with victory over Seahawks

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LOS ANGELES -- A playoff atmosphere permeated the Coliseum on Sunday -- and with good reason.

Each of the Los Angeles Rams remaining games is essentially an elimination game as they attempt to make a run to a third consecutive postseason berth.

The Rams stayed in the hunt by defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-12, before a crowd of 71,501.

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Impressions from the Seahawks' loss to the Los Angeles Rams

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams were in control from start to finish Sunday night, handing the Seahawks their worst loss of the season, 28-12, at the Coliseum.

The loss drops the Seahawks (10-3) into second place in the NFC West, one game back of San Francisco (11-2), and keeps the Rams (8-5) alive in the postseason race.

Three instant ...Read more

Chiefs knock off Brady, Belichick's Patriots 23-16 at Foxborough

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- This is a really weird thing to think let alone write but they say trust your eyes so here goes:

The Chiefs just beat the Patriots 23-16, becoming the first visiting team to win here in more than two years, and really didn't play all that well.

Look, the win is what matters. We're adults. We understand that.

Beating the ...Read more