LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Los Angeles Chargers last came to Las Vegas, a tie would have put them and the Raiders in the playoffs.
Both teams looked as though they were heading there together in overtime last January — before the Raiders decided to go alone with a 47-yard field goal as time expired.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long pass from Kirk Cousins up the left sideline landed in Justin Jefferson's arms in just the right spot in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's game with New England, a split second before two Patriots defensive backs slammed into the Vikings star.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike White was greeted by his wide-eyed twin toddlers when he finally got home to his apartment last Sunday.
They had no idea their father had put on a dazzling performance during which Jets fans chanted his name while he led New York to a victory a few hours earlier.
NEW YORK JETS (7-4) at MINNESOTA (9-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Vikings by 3
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields appears poised to return against the Green Bay Packers after missing a game because of an injury to his nonthrowing shoulder.
Fields took a big step toward playing by practicing Thursday without limitations after missing last week's loss at the New York Jets.
GREEN BAY (4-8) at CHICAGO (3-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Packers by 2 1/2
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' postseason hopes are rising — and so are their ticket prices for next season.
The Jets, who are 7-4 and in the middle of the AFC playoff hunt, are increasing prices of tickets an average of 12% next year.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For three straight weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have started a different cornerback because of injuries.
Last week against New England, Duke Shelley was pressed into action when Andrew Booth Jr.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh totally whiffed a few years ago.
And he can laugh about it now. Especially since he eventually got it right.
The New York Jets coach was San Francisco's defensive coordinator when the 49ers drafted D.J.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields threw lightly on the field prior to the Chicago Bears' game last week, hoping he would be able to play through an injury to his nonthrowing shoulder after being listed as questionable on the team's final report.
Here are six oft-scoring reasons to celebrate in Week 13. These are the best bets to score in the NFL this week.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills head to New England looking for their first division win of the season.
Week 13 is loaded with several playoff-type matchups, starting with the Bills (8-3) visiting the Patriots (6-5) on Thursday night.
BUFFALO (8-3) at NEW ENGLAND (6-5)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EST, Amazon Prime Video
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bills by 4 1/2.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed safety Eddie Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday because of a foot injury that could keep him out for the remainder of the season.
The Bears (3-9) are last in the NFC North with five games remaining.
Mike White is the present for the New York Jets. And maybe even the future.
Sure, overreactions are part of the playbook on Mondays during the NFL season. But this might not qualify as such.
Not when you have the type of performance White had at quarterback in a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday in place of a benched Zach Wilson.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards to set an Eagles record for a quarterback, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered an oblique injury in Philadelphia’s 40-33 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Justin Fields was ruled out and Trevor Siemian was prepared to step in as the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback.
Until something went wrong early in warmups.
Siemian strained his oblique before the Bears' 31-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike White was more than just all right for the New York Jets.
He was absolutely terrific, delivering a performance that had the rain-drenched but fired-up fans at MetLife Stadium chanting his name throughout.
CHICAGO (3-8) at NEW YORK JETS (6-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Jets by 4 1/2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike White's phone rang Tuesday and it was Robert Saleh delivering some big news.
Zach Wilson found out wins and losses aren’t the only stat that matters.
The New York Jets benched Wilson this week despite his 5-2 record as a starter. Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, has struggled in his sophomore year.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike White has already made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
So replacing a struggling Zach Wilson and trying to spark a stagnant offense should be no biggie for the New York Jets' new starting quarterback.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will spend the week watching and waiting as quarterback Justin Fields hopes his left shoulder heals up enough so he can start Sunday against the New York Jets.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson has gone from being the future of the New York Jets franchise to an underachieving benchwarmer.
Coach Robert Saleh announced the decision Wednesday to sit Wilson and replace him with Mike White as the starting quarterback Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
BUFFALO (7-3) at DETROIT (4-6)
Thursday 12:30 p.m. EST, CBS.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bills by 9 1/2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first regular-season game Kevin O'Connell participated in during his fleeting NFL playing career came in late-game relief for New England in a rare lopsided loss.
The Patriots had a bye the following week, and sure enough coach Bill Belichick had them ready for a bounce-back victory.
NEW ENGLAND (6-4) at MINNESOTA (8-2)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Vikings by 2½.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have treated quarterback Justin Fields like another running back within their offense by letting him carry the ball repeatedly, at the risk of injury.
Now Fields is nursing a left shoulder injury and the Bears face the possibility of using backup Trevor Siemian as a starter for the first time.
Well, that took a lousy turn in a hurry for the New York Jets.
From the possibility of sitting in first place in the AFC East to the bottom of the division standings — with some serious questions about the quarterback.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In the postgame locker room euphoria of the Patriots' 10-3 win over the Jets on Sunday, references to Marcus Jones’ 84-yard punt return touchdown gallop echoed throughout.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce for their third touchdown of the game with 31 seconds remaining, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied past the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 on Sunday night to stay atop the AFC.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL went 10 weeks and hundreds of kicks without a player returning a punt for a touchdown. Marcus Jones made the first of the season one to remember.
The New England rookie returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with 5 seconds remaining and the Patriots outlasted the stunned New York Jets 10-3 on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets had a chance to leave Gillette Stadium in first place in the AFC East.
Instead, they slid to the bottom of the division with another disappointing loss to the New England Patriots.
NEW YORK JETS (6-3) at NEW ENGLAND (5-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Patriots by 3 1/2.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Doctor is back in — on the football field.
Veteran guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed with the Jets' practice squad Friday, giving New York some depth on a unit hit hard by injuries this season.
CLEVELAND (3-6) vs BUFFALO (6-3) at Detroit.
Sunday 1 p.m. EST, CBS.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bills by 7 1/2.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Leon Washington loved being on the sideline as a head coach, leading his football squad on game days and pushing them hard all week during practice.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A day before the looming threat of a lake-effect snowstorm led to the Bills' home game against Cleveland being shifted indoors to Detroit, Dion Dawkins happily reminisced about how much fun he had playing in the snow in 2017.
Aaron Rodgers has hit the ground in every NFL stadium except one. And while the “frozen tundra” of Lambeau Field has delivered its share of bumps and bruises, the venues with artificial turf have been even rougher on Rodgers’ nearly 39-year-old body.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jets center Connor McGovern has played only three seasons in New York.
But he's spent his entire career in the AFC, more than long enough to know what it has taken for teams to succeed in the conference over the past two-plus decades.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson was ticked off three weeks ago after his worst game of the season.
The New York Jets' second-year quarterback was intercepted three times in a 22-17 loss to New England, with Bill Belichick's Patriots giving him fits all day.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis could return Sunday against the New England Patriots after missing the last two games with a knee injury.
Davis sat out practice Wednesday and wasn't seen on the field during the portion open to the media.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins already built a formidable resumé before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
A comeback victory against Baltimore. An upset win over their divisional opponent Buffalo.
Connor McGovern has seen a lot on the football field during his seven NFL seasons.
There have been plenty of big wins, tough losses and impressive individual achievements. On Sunday, the New York Jets center has a chance to experience something new.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots returned from their bye week very much in the AFC playoff picture.
But so is everyone else in an AFC East that suddenly has the most parity in the NFL.
The NFL Players Association is calling on six venues to change their current playing surfaces, saying the turf in those stadiums results in “statistically higher in-game injury rates” involving non-contact and lower-extremity injuries.
MINNESOTA (7-1) at BUFFALO (6-2)
Sunday 1 p.m. EST, Fox.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bills by 3 1/2
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen tested his injured throwing elbow on Friday for the first time in practice this week and is listed as questionable to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Jefferson would’ve caught Stefon Diggs’ attention even if the Buffalo Bills receiver didn’t have a direct connection to how the Minnesota Vikings landed their star player in the first round of the 2020 draft.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen missed his second straight practice on Thursday because of a sprained throwing elbow, further clouding the Buffalo Bills quarterback's chances of playing against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings this weekend.