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December 28, 2018 1:10 PM What's at stake in NFL Week 17: Score predictions, playoff scenarios, more

FPI win projection: BUF, 67.3 percent. Though Josh Allen is looking to become the first player in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing yards in a season, it hasn't been reflected in his Total QBR or the Bills' offensive efficiency. Allen ranks 28th among qualified QBs in Total QBR, and the Bills rank second worst in offensive efficiency 75

December 27, 2018 12:40 PM College football player to forgo senior season to join seminary

Blake LaRussa #11 of the Old Dominion Monarchs plans to join the seminary next fall. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Old Dominion University quarterback Blake LaRussa has found his calling – and it’s not the NFL. The Virginia native who led the Monarchs to an upset win over Virginia Tech this season announced Wednesday he will forgo his senior season 145

December 26, 2018 11:23 PM Steelers forced to root for Baker Mayfield and fierce rival Browns

PITTSBURGH -- In the uncomfortable position of needing help to make the playoffs, the Steelers are sending good vibes the Cleveland Browns' way. The Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals coupled with a Cleveland Browns win over the Baltimore Ravens. "Pray for Cleveland. Pray for the Browns," said safety Sean Davis 89

December 24, 2018 3:58 PM Pats thank 'St. Nick' Foles for playoff positioning help

After clinching their 10th straight AFC East title and climbing to the No. 2 playoff seed, the New England Patriots expressed their gratitude to the quarterback who helped make it possible. No, not Tom Brady, although he obviously did his part with Sunday’s 24-12 victory against Buffalo. It was Philadelphia’s Nick Foles who earned their thanks — the same man whose 123

December 24, 2018 5:35 AM NFL roundup: Saints hold off Steelers, clinch home field

Taking advantage of a special teams stop on a fake punt, Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left to lift the host New Orleans Saints to a 31-28 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Pittsburgh (8-6-1) led 28-24 with little more than four minutes 167

December 24, 2018 5:18 AM Seahawks clinch NFC playoff spot with win over Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (Associated Press) Count the NFC West's Seattle Seahawks among this year's NFL postseason participants. Thanks to quarterback Russell 160

December 23, 2018 10:36 PM Larry Fitzgerald throws first TD pass in long career

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Add a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald's Hall of Fame-worthy résumé. The Arizona Cardinals star receiver threw his first career touchdown pass with 9:47 left in the second quarter Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. On a first-and-10 play from the Rams' 32, Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen threw a backward pass to Fitzgerald, who cut inside 73

December 23, 2018 2:31 AM Kendal Briles leaves Houston to join Florida St. as offensive coordinator

Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles is expected to take the same job at Florida State, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Sources confirmed that Briles has already resigned at Houston, which suffered a record-tying 56-point defeat to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl. The Athletic first reported Briles' resignation. Briles, the son of former Houston 108

December 23, 2018 12:17 AM Marcus Mariota replaced by Blaine Gabbert after leaving with stinger

Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert replaced Mariota before halftime and finished the game 7-of-11 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown. "It was huge," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Gabbert's effort. "That's why he's here. That's his job is to be ready to go, to prepare like a starter -- and then if his opportunity comes, to come in and make the most of it. Really 88

December 14, 2018 11:17 AM The Latest: US hails Kosovo parliament vote to form new army

Members of Kosovo Security Force line up for inspection by Kosovo president Hashim Thaci in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Kosovo lawmakers are set to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) Kosovo president Hashim Thaci salutes as he inspects members of Kosovo Security Force in capital 85