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ACC showdown: No. 1 Clemson has big-game experience edge

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) If you’re looking for a team with big-game experience, Clemson is one of them. The top-ranked Tigers (11-1, No. 3 College Football Playoff) are 39-3, including 13-1 against ranked opponents the past three seasons. Next up is No. 7 Miami (10-1, No. 2 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and a spot in the national title ...

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NFL Week 12: Winners and Losers

There were some standouts and surprises in week 12. Here are my winners and losers. Winners: Minnesota Vikings: Quarterback Case Keenum threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. Defensive stops late helped the Vikings defeat the Detroit Lions 30-23. The Vikings get a key win in the NFC North. Los Angeles Rams: Quarterback Jared ...

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Savage learning under fire for skidding Texans

BALTIMORE (AP) Tom Savage understands the requirements of his job as an NFL quarterback. Rule No. 1: Protect the football. Playing in his 11th NFL game, Houston’s former backup put up some decent numbers against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. He completed 22 passes for 252 yards, including a beautiful 39-yarder to DeAndre Hopkins. Article continues below … The ...

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Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans

BALTIMORE (AP) Joe Flacco doesn’t mind putting up mediocre numbers and looking rather ordinary, as long as he can keep doing it right into the NFL playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens offense turned in another mundane performance Monday night, yet it was good enough to beat the Houston Texans 23-16. Flacco went 20 for 32 for 141 yards and no touchdowns. ...

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NFL Overreactions: Mahomes can save Kansas City’s season

It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to save Kansas City’s season. Alex Smith was an MVP candidate after leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start with impressive wins at New England (9-2) and over Philadelphia (10-1) in the first two weeks. Smith had 18 touchdown passes and zero interceptions at one point. Since then, he’s thrown four picks and only TD. ...

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Are the Steelers the real deal or just really lucky?

– Formulas get a bad rap. Nobody wants to be formulaic, especially artists. I live near Hollywood. Oh, man, nobody wants to be formulaic, man. I’m an individual. I’m an artist, man. I don’t want to be part of a formula. But even artists have formulas. You ever notice you listen to your favorite band? I can listen to the ...

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Seahawks rule Kam Chancellor out for the rest of the season

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Kam Chancellor is done for this season. Whether the standout strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks plays again is unknown. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Chancellor would miss the rest of the season due to the neck injury he suffered earlier this month, but would not speculate about Chancellor’s future. All Carroll would say for now ...

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Despite skid, Gase says Dolphins have enough talent to win

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) A year ago, November ended with the Miami Dolphins riding a six-game winning streak on the way to their first playoff berth since 2008. Now the franchise is headed in the opposite direction, the outlook bleak with a month still to go in Adam Gase’s second season as coach. The Dolphins’ five-game losing streak is their longest ...

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