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The Latest: Cowboys edge Raiders by slimmest of margins

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive by the slimmest of margins after Dak Prescott converted a fourth-down sneak by the width of an index card in a 20-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. Dallas then held on when Derek Carr fumbled the ball inches from the goal line, giving the Cowboys a game-clinching touchback with 31 seconds left. On Prescott's fourth-down sneak, referee Gene Steratore called for the chains to come out, but even that wasn't enough.

And just like that, the Kansas City Chiefs look dangerous again

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs saved themselves from what would have been an embarrassing collapse after a 5-0 start. The Los Angeles Chargers fell apart just when it looked like they’d recover from an 0-4 start to make the playoffs. The Chiefs didn’t clinch the AFC West on Saturday night with a 30-13 win to improve to 8-6, but it’s close.

A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. Lawyers and accountants will profit from the advice suddenly needed to guide clients through the tax plan. An estimated 13 million Americans are projected to lose health insurance.

Undrafted LB Nicholas Morrow highlights Raiders rookie class

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

There's been one pleasant surprise in what's otherwise been a disappointing rookie class for the Oakland Raiders. While top picks Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu have spent most of the season on the sideline injured and most of the rest of the nine-player draft class has had more limited roles, undrafted linebacker Nicholas Morrow has made an impressive transition from Division III football to the NFL. Morrow has gone from playing in front of only a few hundred fans each game at Greenville College to lining up alongside four-time All-Pro NaVorro Bowman in sold-out NFL stadiums in a meteoric rise that has even taken Morrow by surprise.

Giants president Mara wants Manning back for 2018

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

New York Giants president John Mara wants to see Eli Manning remain with the team but says the franchise remains open to selecting a quarterback with its first-round pick in next year's draft. Two-time Super Bowl winner Manning was controversially dropped by head coach Ben McAdoo for the game against the Oakland Raiders two Sundays ago, ending the 36-year-old's streak of 210 regular-season starts. After a fan backlash against the decision, the Giants lost 24-17 to fall to 2-10, prompting the franchise to fire McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

The blizzard in Buffalo might have cost Adam Vinatieri a $500,000 bonus

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

It was hard to believe Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was still working in the snow on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, considering it’s been 16 years since his game-tying Snow Bowl field goal against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 divisional playoffs, and he was a 29-year-old veteran then. A few weeks before his 45th birthday on Dec. 28, Vinatieri remained one of the best kickers in football entering Sunday’s game, having made 22-of-23 field goal attempts (94.7 percent) through the first 13 weeks of the 2017 season, and he was still being paid handsomely for it. Then came the snow in Buffalo, which made for a fun game between two AFC doormats, but was hell on Vinatieri, and not just because the three-time Pro Bowler missed two field goals on the afternoon.

Del Rio still steamed after Raiders fall flat in loss at KC

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Coach Jack Del Rio was still steamed a day after the Oakland Raiders fell flat in a division showdown at Kansas City that left their dwindling playoff hopes on life support. With first-place in the AFC West on the line, the Raiders took more than 51 minutes to score, didn't force a punt or turnover until midway through the third quarter and were completely outclassed in a 26-15 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. There are no words that I can say here today that are going to take away that pain or make those that care about the Raiders feel better.

Eagles remain contenders in Vegas’ eyes

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With the news coming Monday that quarterback Carson Wentz is officially out for the season with a torn ACL, Las Vegas sportsbooks lengthened the Philadelphia Eagles' odds to win the Super Bowl, but kept them among the top contenders in the NFC. Entering Week 14, the Eagles were 6-1 to win the Super Bowl and co-favorites in the NFC with the Minnesota Vikings at 5-2 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. With the Vikings losing to the Carolina Panthers, oddsmakers were planning to make the Eagles the solo favorites in the NFC. Instead, the Westgate installed Minnesota as the favorite in the NFC at 275. The Eagles are next at 7-2 ( 350, followed by the? New Orleans Saints?at 9-2 ( 450), the Rams

Nick Foles: What To Know About Carson Wentz’s Replacement In Philadelphia

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With Carson Wentz done for the season with a torn ACL, the Eagles will now turn to Nick Foles to take over at quarterback. The season is far from over for Philadelphia, even though the team just lost its MVP candidate. With the NFC East locked up, the Eagles will at least host one playoff game, and there is still a good chance they also earn a bye and possibly home field advantage.

Marshawn Lynch highlights | Week 14

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Check out how Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch fared against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.