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The good, bad and weird of the NFL season

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Houston. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: The beginning of the end for the defending champions came in Week 12 in a frigid classic. The Broncos blew an eight-point lead over Kansas City and lost 30- 27 when Cairo Santos banked a field goal as overtime expired. Denver’s Brandon McManus hooked a 62-yard attempt with a minute left in OT. Earlier, Trevor Siemian threw a 76-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler that made it 24-16,...

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Did the Giants expose the Cowboys in sweep of Dallas?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Maybe instead of looking at what the Cowboys have been doing to the rest of the league, NFL teams should look at what the Giants did to the Cowboys this season. And who knows, maybe what New York could do again should they meet in the playoffs. Dallas’ offense ripped through nearly every opponent during an 11-game winning streak that began after a 20-19 home loss to New York in the season opener. That string ended under the powerful pressure the Giants applied on defense Sunday night: a strong pass rush; sticky coverage of...

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Giants heading toward first playoff berth since 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — That four-year playoff drought could soon be nearing an end for the New York Giants. Riding the play of their big-bucks defense and the gutsy play-calling of rookie coach Ben McAdoo , the Giants (6-3) posted their first four-game winning streak since 2013 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 on Monday night. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, with the biggest being a 3-yard toss to rookie Sterling Shepard on a fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter with New York trailing 20-14. The six wins match the Giants’ total in each of the past...

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Giants top Dodgers 2-0 despite injuries to Cueto, Crawford

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants lost two important players Tuesday night and still managed a critical victory. Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Belt homered to help the Giants overcome injuries to All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon Crawford in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. San Francisco pulled into a three-way tie with the Mets and Cardinals for the two NL wild cards. The Giants are five games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers with 11 to play. Cueto (17-5) left in the sixth with a strained groin, but the much-maligned Giants bullpen delivered as...

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AP source: Giants hire Ben McAdoo to replace Coughlin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants didn’t have to look far to find a replacement for Tom Coughlin. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has been promoted to take over the team that has missed the playoffs the past four seasons, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The 38-year-old McAdoo has been on the fast track since reviving the offense over the past two seasons. He got the first interview for the job after the 69-year-old Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons and he made an immediate impression. The coaching search lasted...

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