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The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST):

3:10 p.m.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has set yet another record. His 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with 12:44 left in the third quarter against Atlanta gave him 359 consecutive attempts without an interception, the longest streak in NFL history.

New England’s Tom Brady held the previous mark of 358, set in 2010-11.

The Packers have built a 27-7 lead on the Falcons in their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.

– Genaro C. Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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3:10 p.m.

Josh Johnson has made his first appearance in a regular-season NFL game since 2013, replacing Mark Sanchez at quarterback in the third quarter for the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants. Johnson is the fourth quarterback the Redskins have used in the last four weeks.

The Redskins were trailing 40-0, a game so lopsided the Giants are resting quarterback Eli Manning in the fourth quarter.

Johnson was signed during the week to be Washington’s backup QB. Sanchez was the team’s third starter this season; Alex Smith and Colt McCoy each went down with a broken right leg.

While Johnson appeared in one game for the Cincinnati Bengals five years ago, he hadn’t thrown a pass since 2011 until completing a 4-yarder to Vernon Davis against the Giants.

– Howard Fendrich reporting from Landover, Maryland

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2:55 p.m.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Spencer Ware are back in Kansas City’s game against Baltimore, though left guard Cam Erving has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Hill hurt his heel late in the second quarter and went to the locker room ahead of his teammates before halftime. He also hurt his wrist in the first half, though he played through that injury. Ware hurt his right shoulder. But both of them are back, with the Ravens and Chiefs tied at 17 late in the third quarte.r

The Chiefs are short on skill-position players after releasing running back Kareem Hunt last week and with Sammy Watkins inactive because of a heel injury. They signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin this week, but he’s inactive for this game.

– Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City, Missouri

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2:55 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not return to the game against the New York Jets after hurting his hamstring in the first quarter.

The Bills ruled him out just after the start of the third quarter. McCoy left in the first quarter and had just two carries for 1 yard.

– John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York

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2:45 p.m.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is back in the game against New England after being hurt when a teammate inadvertently stepped on his right foot.

Tannehill limped off the field and to the locker room shortly before the end of the first half. He returned to start the second half.

The Patriots squandered a scoring chance at the first end of the first half after the second punting mishap of the game by Miami. With 14 seconds left and no timeouts, Tom Brady took the snap at the Miami 2. He was sacked by Robert Quinn and the clock ran out, leaving the Patriots with a 27-21 lead.

– Steven Wine reporting from Miami Gardens, Florida

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2:30 p.m.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware has hurt his right shoulder, after taking a shot from Baltimore safety Eric Weddle along the sideline in the closing minutes of the first half.

Ware caught a short pass from Patrick Mahomes and turned it into a 31-yard gain. He landed hard on his shoulder and immediately reached for his collarbone. Ware took over the starting job after Kareem Hunt was released just over a week ago.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill also limped into the locker room ahead of the rest of the Chiefs, with time still on the clock. The Chiefs drove in position for a field goal by Harrison Butker to take a 17-10 lead on the Ravens at the half.

– Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City, Missouri

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2:30 p.m.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has left Miami’s game against New England, after teammate Ja’Wuan James inadvertently stepped on his right foot.

James was blocking when the contact caused Tannehill to stumble, and he was sacked by Adam Butler. Tannehill tried to rise before sinking back to the turf in pain. He eventually limped to the sideline and went directly to the locker room for examination.

Tannehill missed five games earlier this season with an injury to his throwing shoulder. He sat out all of 2017 after undergoing knee surgery.

The Dolphins trailed the Patriots 27-21 in the second quarter when Tannehill departed.

– Steven Wine reporting from Miami Gardens, Florida

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2:30 p.m.

As bad as the New York Giants have been this season, they’re sure looking like world-beaters against the collapsing Washington Redskins and third-string quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Eli Manning has thrown for two TDs and Saquon Barkley has run 10 times for 159 yards, including 78 for a score, to help the visiting Giants take a 34-0 lead at halftime against the Redskins.

Sanchez, meanwhile, is 5 for 13 for 30 yards with two interceptions, including a pick-six return for a score by Curtis Riley.

The Giants came into the game without a division win this season, but they’re well on their way to a fourth victory in the past five games.

The Redskins, who were booed off the field at the end of the second quarter, are headed for a fourth consecutive loss.

– Howard Fendrich reporting from Landover, Maryland

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2:30 p.m.

A scrum broke out at Lambeau Field after Falcons cornerback Brian Poole hit Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers quarterback slid at the end of a 21-yard scramble to get to the Atlanta 26 near the end of the second quarter, and Poole hit Rodgers hard in the shoulder, which angered the Packers.

Pushing and shoving ensued, with Falcons linebacker Deion Jones and Packers center Corey Linsley each getting whistled for offsetting personal fouls. Rodgers’ run set up a 48-yard field goal by Mason Crosby as time expired in the first half, to give the Packers a 20-7 lead in their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.

– Genaro C. Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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2:10 p.m.

New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley has passed the 1,000-yard mark.

The second overall pick in the draft topped the milestone by breaking a 78-yard touchdown run in the second quarter at Washington to increase the visitors’ lead to 17-0 against the Redskins.

Barkley began the weekend ranked third in the NFL with 954 rushing yards. The long TD against Washington lifted him to 99 yards on seven carries for the afternoon, with plenty of time left to add to that.

Barkley also entered the game with 602 receiving yards.

– Howard Fendrich reporting from Landover, Maryland

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2:05 p.m.

Upon further review by the NFL, Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin has a set a replay record.

League researchers timed Philbin’s two challenges as coming within the first 64 seconds of Green Bay’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the fastest that a team has used both of its challenges since teams were given the opportunity in 1999.

Philbin lost both challenges, within the first three plays of the game. The drive ended with a touchdown catch by Julio Jones, but the Packers have since surged ahead to take a 17-7 lead late in the second quarter.

– Genaro C. Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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1:45 p.m.

A TV cameraman tripped and fell running through the end zone in Miami, seconds after the Dolphins scored on a long touchdown run against the Patriots.

An official went over to check on the cameraman, who was sprawled on the turf with his equipment before he rose and sheepishly walked off the field.

– Steven Wine reporting from Miami Gardens, Florida

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1:45 p.m.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is back on the field after an injury scare.

Darnold missed the last three games with a right foot injury. Then he was hurt on the opening series, appearing to aggravate the injury at Buffalo when the foot was caught underneath a Bills player after a 9-yard run that resulted from what looked like a botched play.

With the Jets facing third-and-10 from their own 14, Darnold took the snap and attempted to hand the ball off to his right, but there was no one there. He then immediately took off up the middle.

The Jets announced Darnold as questionable to return, but he missed only one series.

– John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York

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1:40 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable to return, after hurting his hamstring in the first quarter against the New York Jets.

McCoy left after being stopped for no gain from the Jets 6. He had two carries for 1 yard.

– John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York

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1:35 p.m.

Tom Brady has broken the NFL record for career touchdown passes including postseason. He threw to Julian Edelman for a 2-yard score at Miami.

That was the 580th TD throw of Brady’s career, one more than Peyton Manning. The score put the Patriots ahead 13-7 in the second quarter.

The pass was Brady’s ninth of the game, all completions.

– Steven Wine reporting from Miami Gardens, Florida

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1:25 p.m.

Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin is already 0 for 2 on replay challenges, taking those losses in the first 83 seconds of the game against Atlanta at Lambeau Field.

Both of them involved long completions by the Falcons to Julio Jones, and both calls stood after review. The drive ended with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Jones.

To make matters worse for the Packers, they’re out of challenges for the rest of the game. This is their first game without Mike McCarthy as head coach since Jan. 1, 2006. He was fired after last Sunday’s 20-17 loss at home to Arizona. Philbin was named the interim replacement this week.

– Genaro C. Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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1:20 p.m.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for the eighth straight season.

Newton entered the game in Cleveland needing 1 yard for the milestone. His first completion was a 25-yarder to Curtis Samuel.

Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in history to reach the 3,000-yard plateau in their first eight NFL seasons.

– Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland

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1:15 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens are condemning racist and homophobic tweets made by fullback and defensive lineman Patrick Ricard six years ago as “totally unacceptable.”

The team issued a statement before kickoff at Kansas City. Ricard, who was not active for the game, posted at least six tweets in 2011 and 2012 in which he used a derogatory word. The second-year player’s tweets surfaced Saturday night.

The Ravens say they have “addressed the matter with Pat.” They’ll have more comments after the game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Ricard is one of the rare players in the NFL who lines up on both sides of the ball. He’s appeared in 10 games and made four tackles at defensive tackle and played 90 snaps at fullback on offense.

– Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City, Missouri

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The Los Angeles Rams already have won the NFC West and could have some company in the playoffs by the end of Sunday’s play.

Plus, the Rams can clinch a first-round bye with a victory at Chicago in the night game.

New Orleans will win the NFC South by beating or tying Tampa Bay or having Carolina lose or tie at Cleveland. The Saints get a playoff berth with a Minnesota defeat and losses or ties by Philadelphia and Washington. But the Vikings don’t play until Monday night at Seattle.

In the AFC, Kansas City secures a postseason spot by winning at home against Baltimore.

New England can take its 10th consecutive AFC East title if it wins at Miami.

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