NFL football

File-This Dec. 15, 2018, file photo shows Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) reacting to sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Denver. "I still see older guys that are making an impact," said Miller, who was one of those seasoned stars. "I mean, we're old, but we're not OLD. The thing is, the young guys are playing at a higher level." So are plenty of the "old" guys. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — For all the excitement over the electrifying Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, two of the baby-faced, new-age quarterbacks bringing their spread DNA from college towns to NFL cities, old standbys still stood out in 2018. "I still see older guys that are making an impact," said...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown by running back Alvin Kamara, not pictured, in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The Saints won 31-28, clinching the top seed for the NFC and home field advantage for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 26, 2018 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through the Big Easy. Though the Saints' path to get to Atlanta could be challenging: The top three teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll are all from the NFC. The Saints received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting...
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December 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An avid Buffalo Bills fan from Texas who's battling cancer has been given a trip to Disney World thanks to the efforts of a fan club known as the Bills Mafia. Ezra Castro is known as Pancho Billa for his game-day outfit that includes a sombrero and facemask in the NFL team's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) runs against the Los Angeles Chargers during an NFL football game, in Carson, Calif. Lindsay didn't receive an invitation to the NFL scouting combine and his name wasn't called during the draft, but the talented running back heads the list of undrafted rookies who've made an impact this season. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)
December 25, 2018 - 11:59 pm
Phillip Lindsay didn't receive an invitation to the NFL scouting combine and his name wasn't called during the draft. Motivated by the snub, he made history. The talented Denver Broncos running back became the first undrafted offensive player selected for the Pro Bowl as a rookie. He heads the list...
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December 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the MRI results tells The Associated Press that Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay's season is over after tests showed he sustained major damage to his right wrist in Denver's loss at Oakland. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2018, file photo, UMBC players celebrate a teammate's basket during the second half against Virginia i a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 25, 2018 - 5:54 pm
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County had no chance. Not against mighty Virginia, certainly not against history. No 16th seed had ever beaten a No. 1 in NCAA Tournament history, the lopsided ledger climbing to 135-0 through the opening weekend of 2018. The Retrievers also had the daunting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. The latest statistical surge has been led by the quarterbacks who will play in the Orange Bowl semifinal on Jan. 29, when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Oklahoma. Both Heisman Trophy winner Murray (205.72) of Oklahoma and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (202.30) are on pace to break the record for passer efficiency rating set by former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (198.92) last season. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 25, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Trent Dilfer has been head coach for the national high school quarterback competition known as Elite 11 since 2011, and even in that short period of time the quality of players coming through the program has drastically improved. "We've always had our handful of clearly the best," said Dilfer, the...
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December 25, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn't see the point in it...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 25, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it. Already in are NFC division winners Dallas (East), New Orleans (South...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland. From Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact in their NFL debuts. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts. And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between. The betting favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year...
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