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Browns edge Broncos, playoff hopes alive

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DENVER (AP) ��� Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo.

With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night.

Mayfield's 2-yard TD toss to Antonio Callaway with just under 12 minutes left provided the winning margin for the Browns (6-7-1), who kept alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought.

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Texans rally past Jets with late TD

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second straight loss after a nine-game winning streak.

Deshaun Watson wasn't having it.

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Steelers RB Conner doubtful against Pats

PITTSBURGH (AP) Looks like Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner's balky left ankle won't be ready to go against the Patriots.

The AFC North leaders downgraded Conner from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's game against New England. Conner, who is sixth in the NFL with 909 yards rushing, skipped last week's game against Oakland and was limited in practice on Friday. Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley will fill in for Conner if he's unable to go.

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Eagles' Wentz out vs. Rams due to back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams.

With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season.

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RB Elliott fined $27K for helmet use

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles' Corey Graham in a Week 14 game.

The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked money under the league's new helmet rule. Elliott's act came in the fourth quarter and was replayed several times on TV.

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Darnold shines, nearly delivers Jets win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold nearly pulled off another one.

Six days after leading the New York Jets to the first fourth-quarter comeback victory of his young career, the rookie quarterback almost did it again - falling just shy in a 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night.

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Saints tackle Armstead out vs. Panthers

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have ruled out left tackle Terron Armstead for Monday night's game at Carolina because of a chest injury.

Armstead is the Saints' second-highest paid offensive player after Drew Brees but has missed the past four games. He has yet to play since returning to practice on a limited basis nearly two weeks ago.

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Texans RB Miller leaves game vs. Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has left the game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

Miller was injured early in the first quarter Saturday night when he went down after a 1-yard run. He tried to get up and walk it off before going back down to the turf and being attended to by trainers.

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Beckham out again with quad injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week.

Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the Tennessee Titans (7-6) Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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Raiders WR Bryant suspended indefinitely

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL policy on substance abuse.

The NFL announced Friday that Bryant has violated the terms of his conditional reinstatement in April 2017 and has been placed back on the suspended list for an indefinite period of time.

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