NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

Updated: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) - Tablets are making their debut on the NFL sideline Sunday.

The devices will be used by players and coaches to view aerial photos of previous plays. In the past, those images were transmitted to a printer on the sideline, and teams would review black-and-white pictures on paper.

Now they'll be in color on a screen, and players and coaches can zoom in.

The specialized tablets were designed to withstand the elements, from heat to cold to rain during NFL games. Until now, only medical staff were allowed to carry digital devices on the sideline.

The tablets can be used solely to view the photos - there's no Internet access or replays of previous plays.

The devices were developed as part of the league's sponsorship deal with Microsoft.

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Scores & Schedules

November 26, 2015 08:10 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds


Wednesday's Games

Orlando 100, New York 91

Charlotte 101, Washington 87

Toronto 103, Cleveland 99

Detroit 104, Miami 81

Boston 84, Philadelphia 80

Minnesota 99, Atlanta 95

Sacramento 129, Milwaukee 118

Memphis 102, Houston 93

Oklahoma City 110, Brooklyn 99

San Antonio 88, Dallas 83

New Orleans 120, Phoenix 114

Utah 102, L.A. Clippers 91

Thursday's Games

No games scheduled


Wednesday's Games

Tampa Bay 2, Los Angeles 1, SO

Nashville 3, Buffalo 2

Columbus 2, New Jersey 1

Montreal 5, N.Y. Rangers 1

Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3, OT

Washington 5, Winnipeg 3

Carolina 4, Edmonton 1

Vancouver 3, Minnesota 2

N.Y. Islanders 3, Philadelphia 1

Boston 3, Detroit 2, OT

Arizona 4, Anaheim 2

Ottawa 5, Colorado 3

Chicago 5, San Jose 2

Thursday's Games

No games scheduled


Thursday, Nov. 26

Philadelphia at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.

Carolina at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29

New Orleans at Houston, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

New England at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.