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» Thursday, November 23, 2017

Vikings QB Keenum shows he is more than a fill-in

DETROIT -- Case Keenum could not nail down a starting job with the Houston Texans or the Los Angeles Rams. He has become more than just a fill-in with the Minnesota Vikings.

Lions QB Stafford limps off field

DETROIT -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford limped off the field with a right leg injury after throwing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones early in the fourth quarter of Thursday afternoon's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Bears place LB Floyd on injured reserve

The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve Thursday.

Week 12 Game Scout: Dolphins at Patriots

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-6) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (8-2)

Big Board: USC’s Darnold remains at head of class

NFL scouts take Rivalry Week every bit as serious as the most ardent fan.

Lions DE Ansah (back) listed as active vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is listed as active for Thursday afternoon's game versus the surging Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.

Week 12 Game Scout: Packers at Steelers

GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-5) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-2)

Week 12 Game Scout: Seahawks at 49ers

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-4) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-1)

Week 12 Game Scout: Bears at Eagles

CHICAGO BEARS (3-7) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-1)

Week 12 Game Scout: Broncos at Raiders

DENVER BRONCOS (3-7) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-6)

Week 12 Game Scout: Panthers at Jets

CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-3) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-6)

Week 12 Game Scout: Saints at Rams

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (8-2) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-3)

Week 12 Game Scout: Dolphins at Patriots

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-6) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (8-2)

Week 12 Game Scout: Texans at Ravens

HOUSTON TEXANS (4-6) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-5)

Week 12 Game Scout: Bills at Chiefs

BUFFALO BILLS (5-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-4)

Week 12 Game Scout: Browns at Bengals

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-10) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-6)

Week 12 Game Scout: Titans at Colts

TENNESSEE TITANS (6-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-7)

Week 12 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Falcons

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-6) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (6-4)

49ers stick with QB Beathard for another game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan philosophized Wednesday about the importance of a unit playing together in football.

Young Titans TE Smith learning the ropes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans' running game has had lots of reasons it has not been as effective this season as it was a year ago.

Jaguars’ defense one of league’s best

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It is hard to imagine how much the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense has improved in one season. But numbers don't lie.

» Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Colts face mobile Mariota this time

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano knows that he is preparing his team to face a different Tennessee Titans squad than the one the Colts faced on Oct. 16 in Nashville.

Ellington cousins happy to be teammates with Texans

HOUSTON -- When cousins Andre Ellington and Bruce Ellington were high-school football stars growing up in South Carolina, they were teammates.

Texans QB Savage understands the boos

HOUSTON -- Tom Savage has lost his grip on a few footballs this season. He has already committed nine turnovers in five games.

Lynch gets his chance to lead Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It is time for Paxton Lynch to learn by doing.

Chiefs hope CB Revis has something left

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs made a bold move Wednesday to bolster their maligned pass defense with the addition of veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Reid preaches fundamentals for struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With adversity surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Andy Reid reverted to the basics, preaching fundamentals and execution.

Del Rio wants major improvement in Raiders’ defense

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One day after Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio dodged a question about staff changes in the wake of the Denver Broncos dumping offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, the axe fell.

Tough Panthers ahead for Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets return home to face an opponent few believe they have a chance against.

Seahawks still running on empty

RENTON, Wash. -- It might be a broken record at this point, but the Seattle Seahawks still can't run the football.

Eagles run game to be challenged vs. Bears

Statistically, the Philadelphia Eagles are first in the NFL in run defense, allowing just 71.0 rushing yards per game. But the truth is they really haven't been tested much.

Dolphins QB Cutler still in concussion protocol

DAVIE, Fla. -- Quarterback Jay Cutler remains in concussion protocol meaning the Miami Dolphins aren't sure who will be under center when they take the field at New England on Sunday.

Rams enter crucial stretch without WR Woods

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- While the Los Angeles Rams caught a break when the Seahawks lost to the Falcons Monday to enable the Rams to retain sole possession of first place in the NFC West, their work is really just beginning in their push for a division title and a playoff berth.

Saints need better defense against Rams

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are coming off one of their worst defensive performances of the season.

Bears’ Trubisky making consistent steps forward

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The 24 points put up by the Chicago Bears in last week's loss to Detroit inspired optimism over the progress of the offense and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Falcons expecting major NFC South rumble with Bucs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons are expecting a tough, tough battle from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Steelers LB Watt meets team he wanted to join

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was just after 10 p.m. on April 27.

49ers claim DE Marsh off waivers

The San Francisco 49ers claimed defensive end Cassius Marsh off waivers Wednesday.

Steelers’ run defense has improved

PITTSBURGH -- Since allowing 231 rushing yards to the Jaguars on Oct. 8, the Pittsburgh Steelers have tightened up against the run.

Hubbard to replace suspended Steelers RT Gilbert

PITTSBURGH -- Just when they thought their fortunes were turning on offense, the Pittsburgh Steelers have another distraction to deal with on that side of the ball. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert was suspended for four games for using performance-enhancing substances.

NFL notebook: Bills QB Taylor to start vs. Chiefs

The Buffalo Bills are returning quarterback Tyrod Taylor as the starter for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Browns T Drango learning as Thomas’ replacement

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns continue to lose games and they continue to lose valuable players to injured reserve.

Bengals’ offensive line improving

CINCINNATI -- Is the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line actually getting better? One of the most maligned units in the NFL appears to be showing measurable improvement.

Ravens eager for some home cooking

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The last time the Baltimore Ravens played a home game, they were trying to keep their season from slipping away.

Cardinals rookie WR Williams to see the field more

TEMPE, Ariz. -- About the most action Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Chad Williams has seen this season is when he clears out of the way from a crush of reporters and cameramen taking over the space in front of his locker to position themselves for teammate Larry Fitzgerald's weekly locker-room interview sessions.

Confidence in Bucs QB Fitzpatrick growing

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0 with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback with wins over the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.

Patriots ready for Miami twice in three weeks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Fueled by the hope of the offseason, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry declared last April that Miami would beat the Patriots twice this season, later telling Sports Illustrated that, "They're not our big brother anymore."

Quick reversal: Taylor back at QB for Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott could have stubbornly stuck to his guns and trotted out overwhelmed rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lions claim DE Freeney off waivers

The Detroit Lions reportedly claimed defensive end Dwight Freeney off waivers on Wednesday, one day after he was released by the Seattle Seahawks.

Panthers anxious to have Olsen and Kalil back

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are riding a three-game winning streak and they're coming off the bye week in the schedule.

More Redskins starters head to injured reserve

ASHBURN, Va. -- Four more Washington Redskins were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, leaving the roster in flux during a short week with a Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday against the New York Giants.

Banged-up Giants go against banged-up Redskins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Although the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, who meet at FedExField Thanksgiving night, are very familiar with each other considering they play in the same division, don't be surprised if each team equips its players with a flip card to help the players figure out who is who on the opposite side of the ball.

Chiefs sign CB Revis

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis to a contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Zimmer says what he likes about Vikings QB Keenum

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer did more than confirm the obvious by saying Case Keenum will continue on as starting quarterback as the Minnesota Vikings take an 8-2 record and a six-game win streak to Detroit for a key NFC North showdown on Thanksgiving.

Chargers feel they have positive momentum

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Game day is around the corner for the Los Angeles Chargers and just where did this week go?

Lions still struggle running the ball

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- They have opened up their passing game and are finally healthy in the trenches, but the Detroit Lions still have one glaring weakness on offense heading into the season's final six games: A sputtering rushing attack that's trending down for the fourth straight season.

Cowboys fighting for their playoff lives

FRISCO, Texas -- It's must-win time for the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) against the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) on Thursday.

Cardinals promote WR Agudosi from practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals promoted wide receiver Carlton Agudosi to the active roster from the practice squad on Wednesday.

Bills return QB Taylor as starter against Chiefs

The Buffalo Bills are returning quarterback Tyrod Taylor as the starter for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Trump again blasts Goodell over anthem protests

President Donald Trump once again took on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for how the league is handling the national anthem protests.

Miller: It’s scapegoat season in the NFL

The arrival of Thanksgiving each year used to be notable mostly as the unofficial kickoff to the NFL's stretch drive, but recently, it has come to signify something else, too: The unofficial start of the drive toward the following season.

Week 12 Game Scout: Giants at Redskins

NEW YORK GIANTS (2-8) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-6)

Week 12 Game Scout: Chargers at Cowboys

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (5-5)

Week 12 Game Scout: Vikings at Lions

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (6-4)

» Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2018 mock NFL Draft: Long-range crystal ball

As we peer from here, about five months before the 2018 NFL Draft, let's make a best guess at who gets whom April 26 in the first- round selections at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Coaching decisions haunt Seahawks in loss

RENTON, Wash. -- A failed fake field-goal try and a pair of wasted timeouts in the second half were among strategic errors by the Seattle Seahawks in a 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.

Coaching decision haunt Seahawks in loss

RENTON, Wash. -- A failed fake field-goal try and a pair of wasted timeouts in the second half were among strategic errors by the Seattle Seahawks in a 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.

Lewis highlights Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's annual journey toward its next group of Gold Jacket recipients -- this one the Class of 2018 -- took another step Tuesday when the roster of candidates was reduced to 25 semifinalists -- plus two.

NFL notebook: Raiders fire DC Norton, Jr.

Unhappy with their scuffling defense, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. on Tuesday.

Seahawks sack veteran DE Freeney after four games

The Seattle Seahawks waived veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney on Tuesday.

No bueno: Raiders can DC Norton after loss in Mexico

Unhappy with their scuffling defense, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on Tuesday.

Falcons chasing Saints, Panthers in NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons, who stumbled through the first half of the season, finally are showing a pulse after reaching the Super Bowl last season.

No bueno: Raiders can DC Norton after loss in Mexico

Unhappy with their scuffling defense, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on Tuesday.

Next QB up: Broncos turn to Lynch against Raiders

The Denver Broncos plan to start Paxton Lynch at quarterback in Sunday's road game against the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reports.

Steelers’ Gilbert suspended for violating PED policy

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for violating the league's drug policy. He tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

49ers waive DE Jones

The San Francisco 49ers waived defensive end Datone Jones, the team announced Tuesday.

Offensive problems bring Chiefs down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The downward slide of the Kansas City Chiefs continued in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the New York Giants, and head coach Andy Reid's once red-hot offense finds itself squarely in the crosshairs following back-to-back losses and four losses in the last five games.

Jaguars defense becoming one of league’s best

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It would be hard to win a debate as to what the Jacksonville Jaguars defense is better at: stopping the run or stopping the pass. One thing for certain in which there is no debating: the Jaguars are playing better defense overall than any other NFL team.

Cowboys’ Jones: LT Smith has ’chance’ to play vs. Chargers

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning that there is a "chance" Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith will play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving Day.

Rams WR Woods (shoulder) to miss multiple games

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods will be sidelined at least the next two games with a sprained left shoulder, coach Sean McVay announced.

Ailing Seahawks secondary shuts down Falcons’ Ryan

SEATTLE -- The Legion of Boom looked more like the Legion of Boo-Boos on Monday night.

NFL notebook: Former WR Glenn dies in car crash

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Irving, Texas. He was 43.

Bucs rule out QB Winston for clash vs. Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was ruled out for this week after his injured throwing shoulder was re-evaluated by doctors on Monday.

» Monday, November 20, 2017

Questions about 49ers rookies need answers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The oddity of the San Francisco 49ers' six-week limp to the finish line is that while much of the attention will be paid to evaluating a strong rookie class, the most easily identifiable first-year player no longer matters.

Del Rio preaches keeping the faith for 4-6 Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Head coach Jack Del Rio knows the outside view of his team has plummeted.

Poor second halves plague Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't pointing fingers at the coaching staff, but he alluded to the fact that the team hasn't made the necessary adjustments in the second half this season.

Cowboys mediocre without their stars

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have fallen and they cannot get up.

Chargers looking ahead -- quickly

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Mondays with head coach Anthony Lynn include his keen reviews of the Los Angeles Chargers' previous game.

Saints lose DE Okafor for season

The New Orleans Saints lost defensive end Alex Okafor to a season-ending torn Achilles suffered in Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports Monday.

Broncos’ woes lead to firing of coordinator McCoy

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It is the same script each week. Only the score, opponents and exact details seem to change.

Somehow, Bengals have a pulse in playoff race

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals are alive in what's become a muddled AFC playoff race.

Surprisingly, Jets still in playoff race

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have lost four of their last five games, they have been outscored a shocking 96-37 in the fourth quarter this season and they are coming off their worst offensive performance of the season two Sundays ago in Tampa.

Giants QB Manning shows his fiery side

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- To the world outside of the New York Giants locker room, quarterback Eli Manning is monotoned, a guy who looks like someone who is devoid of emotion, and, well, just plain boring.

Saints lose DE Okafor for season

METAIRIE, La. -- The euphoria of the New Orleans Saints' dramatic overtime victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was tempered by a couple of realities a day later.

Stock Report: Texas OL Williams returns, shows first-round skills

A look at NFL prospects who helped and may have hurt themselves this past weekend:

New play-caller has Giants’ ground game improving

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It has been five games since New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo delegated the play-calling to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

Lions’ Prater hits another long, clutch kick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Head coach Jim Caldwell had no intention of sending Matt Prater out for any 50-yard field-goal attempts in the swirling winds and cold temperatures at Soldier Field Sunday, but when the Detroit Lions were stuck in a fourth-and-18 at the Chicago Bears 34 with the game tied 27-27 late in the fourth quarter, he had no choice.

Injuries keep coming for Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have lost two more key players for the season.

Bucs’ Winston remains sidelined by shoulder injury

TAMPA -- Doctors would not clear Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston to begin throwing after an evaluation of his shoulder injury Monday and he could miss one or two more weeks.

Arians pleased with Cardinals QB Gabbert’s play

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer's cast has been removed from his surgically-repaired broken left arm.

Eagles unsure of kicking situation

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles found themselves without a kicker Sunday when Jake Elliott suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff trying to make a tackle on Cowboys returner Ryan Switzer.

Texans lose RB Foreman for season

HOUSTON -- When powerful rookie running back D'Onta Foreman grabbed the back of his left leg Sunday in the end zone after sustaining a ruptured Achilles tendon, it ended his season and delivered a mighty blow to the Houston Texans' running game.

Offensive problems bring Chiefs down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The downward slide of the Kansas City Chiefs continued in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the New York Giants, and head coach Andy Reid's once red-hot offense finds itself squarely in the crosshairs following back-to-back losses and four losses in the last five games.

Another close loss for 3-7 Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears seem to be perfecting the art of losing close games, so Monday they took measures to change this.

Ravens’ defense pitches third shutout of season

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A shaky stretch over the earlier part of the season didn't dampen the Baltimore Ravens' confidence.

NFL notebook: Former WR Glenn dies in car crash

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Irving, Texas. He was 43.

Back from bye, Panthers set sights on playoff spot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers were glad to have a break in the schedule even as they hold a three-game winning streak.

Packers overmatched with Hundley under center

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On Nov. 19, 2006, the New England Patriots came to Green Bay on a blustery afternoon in which the temperature with the wind chill was zero.

Usually dour Belichick pleased after Pats’ high-altitude trip

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's not too often that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick appears content, happy and completely pleased with his team.

Former NFL WR Glenn dies in car accident

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Irving, Texas. He was 43.

Colts showing defensive improvement

INDIANAPOLIS -- With six games remaining in the regular season, the Indianapolis Colts find themselves in a precarious position.

Jones hits roadblock in war with Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' bid to derail a proposed contract extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has hit a roadblock, according to a published report Monday.

Despite turnovers, Kizer remains Browns QB

BEREA, Ohio -- Life as a Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback means taking one step forward and two steps backward for DeShone Kizer. His obvious goal is to eliminate the backward steps in the final six games of the season.

Vikings believe this can be special season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings take good health, a strong offensive line, a dominant defense and the momentum of a six-game winning streak into what appears to be the most grueling three-game stretch of the season.

If healthy, Cutler remains Dolphins QB

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has taken a beating recently, between the ribs injury that forced him to miss the Baltimore games three weeks ago and the possible concussion that caused him to leave Sunday's 30-20 loss to Tampa Bay at halftime.

Steelers’ Gilbert suspended for violating drug policy

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert was suspended without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Rams now have to rebound from adversity

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams lost their first game in more than a month on Sunday to the Vikings.

Move to QB Peterman backfires on Bills’ McDermott

Move to QB Peterman backfires on Bills' McDermott

Trump calls on NFL to suspend Raiders’ Lynch

President Donald Trump is calling on the NFL to suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for sitting during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's game in Mexico City but standing for the Mexican national anthem.

Bucs rule out QB Winston for clash vs. Falsons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been ruled this week after his injured throwing shoulder was re-evaluated by doctors on Monday.

Broncos fire OC McCoy, promote Musgrave

The Denver Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and named quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as his replacement, head coach Vance Joseph announced Monday.

Former NFL WR Glenn dies in car accident

Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Irving, Texas. He was 43.

Trump calls on NFL to suspend Raiders’ Lynch

President Donald Trump is calling on the NFL to suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for sitting during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's game in Mexico City but standing for the Mexican national anthem.

Eagles not daunted by injury to PK Elliott

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- No kicker? No problem for the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL roundup: Lutz kicks Saints to 8th straight win

NEW ORLEANS -- Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally from a 15-point deficit with 5:58 remaining and lifting the New Orleans Saints to their eighth consecutive victory, 34-31 over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

» Sunday, November 19, 2017

Broncos’ Marshall takes issue with Elway’s ’soft’ remark

DENVER -- The Denver Broncos not only are mired in their longest losing streak since 1990, but they got called out earlier this week by their general manager, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.

Gostkowski kicks for record in rarified air

Stephen Gostkowski got a rare chance and the rare air gave him a boost.

NFL roundup: Lutz kicks Saints to eighth straight win

NEW ORLEANS -- Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally from a 15-point deficit with 5:58 remaining, to lift the New Orleans Saints to their eighth consecutive victory, 34-31, over the Washington Redskins Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Bills’ Peterman pummeled in NFL debut

CARSON, Calif. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman's father does some of his best work on Sunday.

NFL notebook: Darby refutes allegations against Winston

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby said he was in an Uber ride with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in 2016 and the accusations that his former college teammate groped the driver "are just not true."

Jaguars S Gipson gets last laugh

CLEVELAND -- Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson made inflammatory comments in the days leading up to Sunday's game with the Cleveland Browns in FirstEnergy Stadium.

Texans Hopkins deserves mention among top receivers

HOUSTON -- Inspiration was in abundant supply for Houston Texans Pro-Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and he did not waste the opportunity to secure the stage and embrace the spotlight.

Vikings QB Keenum continues to thrive

MINNEAPOLIS -- As soon as the Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater following his year-long recovery from a horrific knee injury, head coach Mike Zimmer has faced questions about incumbent Case Keenum and Bridgewater's inevitable promotion back to starter.

Brees perfect in Saints’ epic comeback win over Redskins

NEW ORLEANS -- Many of the paying customers high-tailed it to the parking lot after Kirk Cousins threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeremy Sprinkle, who was wide open in the back of the end zone, giving the Washington Redskins a 31-16 lead over the New Orleans Saints with 5:58 left on Sunday.

Lions’ Stafford passes Aikman on career yards list

CHICAGO - As a kid growing up near Dallas, Matthew Stafford idolized Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.

Dolphins rally led by Moore falls just short

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In a scene that has occurred too often with the Miami Dolphins, it was backup quarterback Matt Moore to the rescue at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

Ravens defense packs punch against Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Baltimore Ravens turned in their third shutout of the season.

Giants answer coach’s challenge in win over Chiefs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- During the week, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo issued a simple challenge to his reeling players.

NFL roundup: Lutz kicks Saints to eighth straight win

NEW ORLEANS -- Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally from a 15-point deficit with 5:58 remaining, to lift the New Orleans Saints to their eighth consecutive victory, 34-31, over the Washington Redskins Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Dolphins’ Cutler leaves game with possible concussion

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was removed from Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a concussion evaluation.

Browns DT Meder leaves game with ankle injury

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Jamie Meder left Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter because of an ankle injury.

Eagles’ Darby: Accusations against Bucs’ Winston ’just not true’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby claims he was in an Uber ride with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in 2016 and the accusations that his former college teammate groped the driver "are just not true."

Goodell extension expected to be completed soon

A proposed contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly is on track to be completed soon despite Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently threatening to sue the NFL if the extension is approved.

Falcons RB Freeman to miss game with Seahawks

The Atlanta Falcons ruled out running back Devonta Freeman for Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

» Saturday, November 18, 2017

NFL notebook: Dolphins waive LB Maualuga after arrest

The Miami Dolphins waived Rey Maualuga on Saturday, hours after the linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Dolphins waive LB Maualuga after arrest

The Miami Dolphins waived Rey Maualuga on Saturday, hours after the linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Broncos sign TE Traylor, waive TE Derby

The Denver Broncos signed tight end Austin Traylor to their active roster and waived/injured (shoulder) tight end A.J. Derby on Saturday.

Bengals promote LB Nickerson, waive DT Sims

The Cincinnati Bengals promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson from their practice squad Saturday and waived veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims in a corresponding move.

Ravens activate RB Woodhead off IR

The Baltimore Ravens activated running back Danny Woodhead from injured reserve/designated for return on Saturday.

Seahawks’ Chancellor (neck) expected to miss rest of season

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Week 11 Game Scout: Lions at Bears

DETROIT LIONS (5-4) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Jaguars at Browns

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (6-3) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-9)

Week 11 Game Scout: Ravens at Packers

BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-5) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-4)

Week 11 Game Scout: Cardinals at Texans

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-5) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Dolphins

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-6) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-5)

Week 11 Game Scout: Rams at Vikings

LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-2) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-2)

Week 11 Game Scout: Redskins at Saints

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-5) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-2)

Week 11 Game Scout: Chiefs at Giants

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (1-8)

Week 11 Game Scout: Bills at Chargers

BUFFALO BILLS (5-4) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Patriots at Raiders

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-2) VS. OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-5)

Week 11 Game Scout: Eagles at Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (5-4)

Week 11 Game Scout: Bengals at Broncos

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-6) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-6)

» Friday, November 17, 2017

NFL notebook: Winston accused of groping Uber driver

The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Questions raised about QB Mariota’s play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota does not look like the same quarterback that vaulted to stardom last season for the Tennessee Titans.

NFL Injury Report

ARIZONA CARDINALS at HOUSTON TEXANS

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald signs one-year extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year contract extension on Friday that keeps the 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver under contract through the 2018 season.

Pass offense finally explodes for Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- It took 10 games, but it finally happened for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They scored 30 points in a game for the first time this season. In fact, they hung 40 on the Tennessee Titans.

Winston accused of groping Uber driver

The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

NFL owners set December meeting over Goodell deal

The Roger Goodell contract extension negotiations will be discussed Dec. 13 during an owners-only session at the league's meetings in Irving, Texas.

Cardinals QB Gabbert to start versus Texans

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday that quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start over injured Drew Stanton for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

Winston accused of groping Uber driver

The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald signs one-year extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year contract extension on Friday that keeps the 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver under contract through the 2018 season.

Patchwork secondary gets job done for Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers entered Thursday's game with the No. 2 pass defense in the NFL.

Injuries hit Seattle secondary

RENTON, Wash. -- For the time in 100 games, the Seattle Seahawks will have to play a game without Richard Sherman as their starting left cornerback.

» Thursday, November 16, 2017

NFL notebook: Owners rebuke Jones for detrimental conduct

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been informed by other NFL owners via letter that he is engaging in "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests," the New York Times reported Thursday.

Falcons and Seahawks know each other well

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks have been playing so often they seem like division foes.

Owners rebuke Jones for detrimental conduct

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been informed by other NFL owners via letter that he is engaging in "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests," the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Browns WR Coleman returning from broken hand

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman will return from injured reserve for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Hue Jackson said.

Cardinals promote OL Painter

The Arizona Cardinals promoted tackle/guard Vinston Painter from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced Thursday.

Cowboys OT Smith battling ailments

Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith sat out Thursday with groin and back issues.

Miller: Rams on similar path to 49ers, circa 1981

There is no more significant development in the NFL this year - on the field, at least - than the revival of the Los Angeles Rams, who landed back on the West Coast with a thud last year but now are a legitimate championship contender.

Jaguars’ Westbrook expects 200-yard game in debut

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has great expectations heading into his potential NFL debut on Sunday against the winless Cleveland Browns.

2018 NFL Draft -- The Hot Read

--KERRYON SURGING: There is a list of reasons why Auburn pulled the upset and beat No. 1 ranked Georgia, but junior RB Kerryon Johnson (5-11, 212, 4.45, #21) belongs at the top of the list. The junior posted 233 yards of total offense (167 yards rushing, 66 yards receiving) and became the first player this season to rush for over 100-yards against UGA's defense. Johnson, who leads the SEC in rushing yards (1,035) and rushing touchdowns (15), is a slippery runner due to his lateral movement skills and quick decision-making skills, making it a chore on defenders to square him up and finish him to the ground. He is high-cut and long-legged for the position, but those strides allow him to accelerate in a hurry, reaching the second level before defenders can react. Johnson has seen his workload increase since Kamryn Pettway's injury and he has responded well, averaging 30.6 offensive touches per game the last five games without any signs of slowing down. Johnson might not be a NFL Combine marvel, but his running back-specific traits are why he has been so productive, including his patience to allow Auburn's dominant offensive line to do its job.

Saints bring in Westhoff to oversee special teams

The New Orleans Saints have secured the services of Mike Westhoff to oversee the club's special teams units, coach Sean Payton said Thursday.

Jaguars’ Westbrook expects 200-yard game in debut

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has great expectations heading into his potential NFL debut on Sunday against the winless Cleveland Browns.

Week 11 Game Scout: Patriots at Raiders

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-2) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-5)

Week 11 Game Scout: Falcons at Seahawks

ATLANTA FALCONS (5-4) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-3)

Week 11 Game Scout: Eagles at Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (5-4)

Week 11 Game Scout: Bengals at Broncos

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-6) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Chiefs at Giants

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (1-8)

Week 11 Game Scout: Rams at Vikings

LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-2) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-2)

Week 11 Game Scout: Bills at Chargers

BUFFALO BILLS (5-4) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Redskins at Saints

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-5) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-2)

Week 11 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Dolphins

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-6) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-5)

Week 11 Game Scout: Cardinals at Texans

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-5) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Lions at Bears

DETROIT LIONS (5-4) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-6)

Week 11 Game Scout: Titans at Steelers

TENNESSEE TITANS (6-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-2)

Week 11 Game Scout: Ravens at Packers

BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-5) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-4)

Week 11 Game Scout: Jaguars at Browns

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (6-3) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-9)

Stafford relishes going against a blitz

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Bring on the blitz.

» Wednesday, November 15, 2017

49ers’ Goodwin appreciates the support in difficult time

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marquise Goodwin played a big role in the San Francisco 49ers' win over the New York Giants Sunday only hours after his wife had given birth to a stillborn boy.

One win changes everything for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One win and one trade.

Bears QB Trubisky experiencing growing pains

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky put together his first strong passing game in last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Texans QB Savage knows he has to play better

HOUSTON -- Tom Savage endures plenty of harsh external criticism, absorbing a torrent of brutal truth contained within the many observations about his substandard performance.

Redskins RB Perine eager for opportunity Sunday

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie running back Samaje Perine has a golden opportunity to establish himself as a primary running back when he starts this Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Raiders pass defense has struggled; now faces Brady

The numbers indicate a significant mismatch.

Packers RB Williams gets his chance

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running back Jamaal Williams was a forgotten man in Green Bay.

Cowboys recall Romo’s emotional speech one year ago

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are exactly a year removed from Tony Romo's eloquent, albeit reluctant, concession speech.

Broncos QB Osweiler improving while Lynch throwing deep

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Trevor Siemian was named the starting quarterback for the start of the season, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said it was "permanent." Of course, in the NFL, "permanent" often means "temporary," and after seven games that saw diminishing returns, he was benched in favor of Brock Osweiler.

Buccaneers are strong defensively -- at home

When it comes to defense, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prefer home cooking. How else do you explain a team that allows only 15.2 points per game at home and 33 points on the road?

Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve suspension

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Patriots preparing for Mexico City altitude

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (7-2) are trying to turn a challenge into an opportunity this week in Colorado.

Jets still search for their identity

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- What are the New York Jets exactly?

Eagles hope to get CB Darby back

PHILADELPHIA -- The good news for the Philadelphia Eagles is that they take an NFL-best 8-1 record into Sunday night's important division battle against the Dallas Cowboys (5-4).

Tough stretch will define Rams season

The Los Angeles Rams have easily been the surprise team in the NFL while winning seven of their first nine games to take over first place in the NFC West.

Rivers’ consecutive starts streak in jeopardy

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Will he or won't he and how did the Los Angeles Chargers get into this pickle?

Chiefs’ Reid is master of the bye week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the biggest mysteries in the NFL remains how Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid maintains a mastery of the bye week, compiling a 16-2 record following the bye week during the regular season.

Back from their bye, Chiefs look for consistency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nine games into the season and the true identity of the Kansas City Chiefs remains elusive even to head coach Andy Reid, who hopes to see a more consistent brand of football during the second half of the season, starting with this weekend's visit to the New York Giants.

Cowboys recall Romo’s emotional speech one year ago

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are exactly a year removed from Tony Romo's eloquent, albeit reluctant, concession speech.

NFL notebook: Elliott drops appeal, will serve full ban

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Saints’ Payton emphasizes a lot of games remain

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are 7-2 and tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the longest win streak in the NFL at seven games.

Jaguars receiving corps hit by injuries

JACKSONVILLE -- How much longer can the Jacksonville Jaguars' passing game survive without any proven weapons at the wide receiver spot?

Cardinals QB Gabbert ready if Stanton is not

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There is a simple explanation as to why Blaine Gabbert has not enjoyed any real success during his seven seasons in the NFL, according to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.

Giants’ players impressed by McAdoo’s message

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are winless, they are frustrated, and they know that things aren't going to get any easier for them the rest of the way out, especially this weekend when they host the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.

Harbaugh likes health of Ravens after bye

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens emerged from the bye in the thick of the AFC playoff race and with their healthiest roster since training camp.

Keenum remains at QB for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Head coach Mike Zimmer decided not to prolong the charade that he might change quarterbacks during a five-game winning streak that has the Minnesota Vikings sitting two games clear of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions in the NFC North.

Bengals coach Lewis voices displeasure with WR Ross

CINCINNATI -- It's not often that Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis takes a player to task like he did with rookie receiver John Ross on Wednesday.

Panthers feeling good at the bye

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are on a roll with three victories in a row and a thorough beating of the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Rookie QB Peterman starts for Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Make no mistake: No decision is too big for first-year Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott.

Browns hope defense steps up

BEREA, Ohio -- The struggles of the Cleveland Browns' offense has allowed the defense to escape criticism, but that is starting to change as focus for the game Sunday with the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland began in earnest on Wednesday.

Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve suspension

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Dolphins coach Gase tries to stay positive

DAVIE, Fla. -- Positivity is the message from both players and head coach Adam Gase as the Miami Dolphins, mired in a three-game losing streak, enter Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Fourth quarter has given Colts trouble

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts head into their bye week with a 3-7 record.

Vikings to stick with Keenum at QB

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday he will stay with quarterback Case Keenum as the starter for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Bills to start QB Peterman, bench Taylor

The Buffalo Bills announced a change at quarterback following a blowout loss, benching Tyrod Taylor to start rookie Nathan Peterman on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Broncos promote LB Mount from practice squad

The Denver Broncos promoted outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount from their practice squad to the active roster, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots’ Brady wins another Player of Week award

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance in the 41-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Bills to start QB Peterman, bench Taylor

The Buffalo Bills announced a change at quarterback following a blowout loss, benching Tyrod Taylor to start rookie Nathan Peterman on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Patriots’ Brady wins another Player of Week award

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance in the 41-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Week 11 Game Scout: Titans at Steelers

TENNESSEE TITANS (6-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-2)

» Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NFL notebook: Jones still threatening NFL

Jerry Jones is staying on the offensive in his crusade against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's compensation committee.

Redskins lose Kelley, Compton for season

The Washington Redskins will be without running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Will Compton for the remainder of the season.

Season over for Seahawks RB Prosise

C.J. Prosise's season is over after the Seattle Seahawks placed the running back on injured reserve Tuesday.

Defense disappears in loss to Panthers

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins are now on a three-game losing streak and the offense is still a challenge. But the big surprise from Monday's 45-21 loss at Carolina was Miami's defense. It was almost historically bad.

NFL makes TV changes in Weeks 12 and 13

The NFL announced several changes to its Week 12 and Week 13 schedules on Tuesday.

Panthers lose WR Samuel to ankle surgery

Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers coming together on offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Just a few weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers looked like they would build this season around defense.

Jones on Goodell contract talks: ’Slow this train down’

Jerry Jones is staying on the offensive in his crusade against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's compensation committee.

Cardinals RB Johnson has cast removed

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson took to social media to reveal the latest step in his recovery from a dislocated wrist.

Stewart atones for bad game with big night for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart doesn't say a whole lot sometimes, but he sure let his performance do the talking Monday night.

» Monday, November 13, 2017

49ers’ Goodwin had a special TD celebration

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The day surely didn't start out the way 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wanted Sunday.

49ers’ offense clicks in first victory

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It works.

Titans find way to finish uneven effort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans had to rally in the last five minutes to win against a struggling Cincinnati team on Sunday, and squandered several chances to score more points.

More bad news: Chargers QB Rivers concussed

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Even by the Los Angeles Chargers' standards, Sunday's defeat was a tough one to swallow.

Colts fail to finish again

INDIANAPOLIS -- It has been a Groundhog Day kind of season for the Indianapolis Colts.

Adams becoming Hundley’s go-to WR for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Fourth-year wide receiver Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers will become an unrestricted free agent next March. And after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on Oct. 8, it appeared as though Adams might have the most to lose.

All going wrong for once-proud Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There are no mincing words about it: Right now, the Denver Broncos are a bad football team.

Jernigan glad to be staying in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Tim Jernigan loves playing alongside All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

Texans offense stagnant with Savage at quarterback

HOUSTON -- Although a myriad of the problems Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage encountered on Sunday during a road loss to the Los Angeles Rams were self-inflicted, head coach Bill O'Brien acknowledged there were a few relatively hopeless situations.

Bowles says Jets didn’t ’show up’ Sunday

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- NFL players look forward to the bye week because it allows them to take a short vacation, or spend a few days at home or visiting their alma mater.

Redskins have an issue at running back

Ashburn, Va. - The Washington Redskins needs to figure out their running back situation.

Jaguars winning games they usually didn’t

JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville Jaguars special season thus far has the team's PR department hunting through past seasons to find out when the last time certain events happened, such as:

Redskins hope for rebound with less daunting schedule

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have put themselves in a precarious situation.

Lions roar back to win after slow start

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have won two straight games to get back above .500 for the first time since mid-October, but they aren't playing their best football heading into a crucial two-games-in-five-days stretch against NFC North opponents Chicago and Minnesota.

Bucs expect QB Winston to play again this season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Quarterback Jameis Winston will play again this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regardless of their record, head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday.

Cowboys brought down to earth missing key players

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys already knew life without Ezekiel Elliot was going to be hard to deal with.

Fox’s seat could be heating up

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The hot seat is getting hotter in Chicago for Bears head coach John Fox.

Giants’ owners end rumor about McAdoo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With speculation running amuck regarding the immediate fate of New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, team ownership finally stepped up to weigh in.

NFL notebook: Chiefs release DT Miller

The co-owners of the New York Giants issued a statement in support of head coach Ben McAdoo on Monday.

Rams’ roll continues after explosive third quarter

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- For weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have been evolving as a team that can beat opponents in a variety of ways, be it with the top-ranked offense in the NFL, a defense allowing the ninth fewest points or the best special teams group in the league.

Ravens still believe they can make a run

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are coming out of the bye week determined to make a playoff push behind a revamped offense.

After bye, Chiefs ready to get back to work

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Analyzing how a red-hot 5-0 start for the Kansas City Chiefs devolved into losing three out of four games heading to the bye week could have shaken the confidence of head coach Andy Reid.

Browns QB Kizer shows progress in loss

BEREA, Ohio -- After being unable to hold a 13-12 halftime lead while losing to the Minnesota Vikings 33-16 on Oct. 29, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said his team had to play "perfect" to win a game.

Raiders reinstate DT Latham to active roster

The Oakland Raiders reinstated defensive tackle Darius Latham to the active roster, the team announced Monday.

Raiders shut down first-round pick Conley

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have decided to shut down first-round draft pick Gareon Conley so he can concentrate on 2018. Conley, a cornerback, was placed on injured reserve Monday effectively ending his season. He would be eligible to return to the active roster in eight weeks, but that would be Jan. 8.

Bengals have issues on third down

CINCINNATI -- There are a myriad of reasons why the Cincinnati Bengals are 3-6 and have lost three of four games to logically drop out of the playoff chase.

Saints O-line paves way for ground game

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' offensive line was healthier Sunday and it showed in the running game.

Seahawks poised to bring back CB Maxwell

The Seattle Seahawks may have found a familiar face to help them deal with the loss of cornerback Richard Sherman.

Vikings coach Zimmer facing QB decision

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Look around the NFL long enough and you will realize the Minnesota Vikings have a good problem on their hands at quarterback.

Steelers have issues in the secondary

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 7-2 Sunday by beating the Indianapolis Colts, and they hardly have a chance to catch their breath before facing another AFC South foe. The Tennessee Titans visit Heinz Field Thursday night in another important conference game.

All three phases coming together for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Embarking on a two-game trip and a stretch of five games away from home in six weeks, the New England Patriots (7-2) exited the bye week in about as impressive a fashion as possible with Sunday night's 41-16 win over the Broncos (3-6) in Denver.

Bills as bad as could be in Sunday loss

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer wanted to believe what he was saying, but on the heels of a second consecutive horrific performance by the Buffalo defense, his words rang hollow.

Ryan hopes Falcons have turned season around

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons hope they have turned their season around after a dominating 27-7 performance against the Dallas Cowboys.

Owners offer support for beleaguered Giants coach McAdoo

The co-owners of the New York Giants issued a statement on Monday in support of head coach Ben McAdoo.

Stock Report: Auburn’s Johnson catching eye of Heisman voters, NFL scouts

A look at NFL prospects who helped and may have hurt themselves this past weekend:

Bucs waive WR Martino to make room for Evans

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived Freddie Martino to make room on the active roster for fellow wide receiver Mike Evans, the team announced Monday.

Chiefs release DT Miller after domestic battery charge

The Kansas City Chiefs released defensive tackle Roy Miller on Monday, two days after he was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., and charged with domestic battery of his wife.

Browns LB Collins out for rest of season

Cleveland Browns linebacker Jamie Collins will miss the remainder of the season with a torn MCL in his right knee, the team announced Monday.

Report: Saints RB Lasco has bulging disc in spine

New Orleans Saints running back Daniel Lasco reportedly suffered a bulging disc in his spine during Sunday's 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills that required him to be taken off the field by ambulance in the second quarter.

Packers RB Jones (MCL) to miss at least 3 weeks

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones is expected to miss at least three weeks for a knee injury sustained in Sunday's 23-16 win against the Chicago Bears.

Kaepernick named ’Citizen of the Year’ by GQ

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a controversial figure who started a movement to kneel during the national anthem before NFL games as a protest against racial inequality, has been named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ magazine.

Patriots facing major road tests

DENVER -- The New England Patriots kicked off their longest stretch of road trips in 50 years with a 41-16 win at Denver on Sunday night.

NFL notebook: Seahawks likely violated concussion protocol

The Seattle Seahawks likely violated the NFL's concussion protocol when they allowed quarterback Russell Wilson to re-enter Thursday night's game without a concussion evaluation.

NFL roundup: Packers snap three-game skid

CHICAGO -- Brett Hundley passed for 212 yards and one touchdown, Nick Perry registered three sacks, and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 23-16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

» Sunday, November 12, 2017

49ers face QB decision after bye week

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers will have a week off to savor their first victory of the season, a 31-21 win over the New York Giants on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

Rams’ defense forces Texans into miscues

LOS ANGELES -- While the offense has received much of the praise during the Los Angeles Rams' 7-2 start, it was the defense that stood out in a 33-7 romp over the Houston Texas on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.

NFL notebook: Chiefs DT Miller abused wife

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., early Saturday morning and charged with domestic battery, is accused in the police report of dragging his wife by the hair, tearing a braid from her head and nearly ripping off her shirt.

Without LT Smith, Cowboys lose sack race

ATLANTA -- Ezekiel Elliott was sitting out the first game of his suspension and the Dallas Cowboys lost defensive leader Sean Lee to another hamstring injury during the first quarter on Sunday.

NFL roundup: Packers snap three-game skid

CHICAGO -- Brett Hundley passed for 212 yards and one touchdown, Nick Perry registered three sacks, and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 23-16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Buccaneers discover a pass rush against Jets

TAMPA, Fla. -- In one afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' pass rush went from woeful to wonderful.

Defense makes key plays for Jaguars in win over Chargers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' top-ranked defense has had splashier performances, but they've never been this clutch.

Saints P Morstead not needed in win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Punter Thomas Morstead was not listed among the New Orleans Saints' inactive players on Sunday, but he might as well have been.

Steelers clamp down after yielding two long TDs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Head coach Mike Tomlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief on Sunday after his opportunistic Pittsburgh Steelers scored the game's final 17 points to rally for a 20-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

QB Bridgewater inspires Vikings

LANDOVER, Md. -- He didn't play a snap, but you could tell by the media crowded around his locker after Sunday's game at FedExField that it was a very special day for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Burfict’s troubled career now includes ejection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The topsy-turvy, often-troubled career of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict achieved a first Sunday that he and head coach Marvin Lewis would have preferred to avoid.

QB Hundley settling in for Packers

CHICAGO -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley rolled to his right and spotted wide receiver Davante Adams sprinting toward the front right corner of the end zone.

Lions’ Lawson makes amends in a big way

DETROIT -- Nevin Lawson got noticed for the wrong reasons early in the Detroit Lions' 38-24 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Falcons RB Freeman, Cowboys LB Lee leave with injuries

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee both left Sunday's game with injuries.

NFL roundup: Packers snap three-game skid

CHICAGO -- Brett Hundley passed for 212 yards and one touchdown, Nick Perry registered three sacks, and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 23-16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Falcons RB Freeman, Cowboys LB Lee leave with injuries

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee both left Sunday's game with injuries.

Steelers CB Haden out with leg injury

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter because of a left leg injury.

Bengals LB Burfict ejected for making contact with official

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict may be in trouble with the NFL again after being ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

Browns QB Kizer returns after suffering rib injury

DETROIT -- Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer left Sunday's game late in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions with a rib injury after taking a hard hit.

Packers RBs Jones, Montgomery out with injuries

CHICAGO -- Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will miss the rest of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a knee injury.

Bills DE Hughes leaves with shin injury

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a shin injury and was questionable to return.

Saints’ Lasco injured, taken off by ambulance

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- New Orleans Saints special teams player Daniel Lasco was taken off the field by ambulance during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field and taken to a local hospital.

Bengals LB Burfict ejected for making contact with official

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict may be in trouble with the NFL again after being ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

Packers RB Jones out with knee injury

CHICAGO -- Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will miss the rest of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a knee injury.

Saints’ Lasco injured, taken off by ambulance

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- New Orleans Saints special teams player Daniel Lasco was taken off the field by ambulance during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field.

Report: Colts QB Luck seeks shoulder treatment in Europe

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who went on season-ending injured reserve last week, continues to look for answers about his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Vikings DE Griffen (foot) inactive against Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. -- Minnesota Vikings sacks leader Everson Griffen was inactive for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

As expected, QB Winston (shoulder) inactive vs. Jets

TAMPA, Fla. -- As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without quarterback Jameis Winston (shoulder), defensive lineman Will Gholston (neck) and wide receiver Mike Evans (one-game suspension) for Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Raymond James Stadium.

Chiefs DT Miller charged with abusing wife

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., early Saturday morning and charged with domestic battery, is accused in the police report of dragging his wife by the hair, tearing a braid from her head and nearly ripping off her shirt.

Seahawks likely violated concussion protocol with Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks likely violated the NFL's concussion protocol when they allowed quarterback Russell Wilson to re-enter Thursday night's game without a concussion evaluation.

» Saturday, November 11, 2017

NFL notebook: Luck searching for shoulder treatment

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who went on season-ending injured reserve last week, continues to look for answers about his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Chiefs DT Miller arrested on domestic battery charge

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., early Saturday morning and charged with domestic battery.

Report: Colts QB Luck seeks shoulder treatment in Europe

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who went on season-ending injured reserve last week, continues to look for answers about his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Bengals place RB Hill on injured reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Jeremy Hill on season-ending injured reserve Saturday with an ankle injury.

Dolphins activate S McDonald

The Miami Dolphins activated safety T.J. McDonald off the reserve/suspended list on Saturday.

Chiefs DT Miller arrested on domestic battery charge

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., early Saturday morning and charged with domestic battery.

» Friday, November 10, 2017

WR Baldwin says Thursday games should be ’illegal’

The Seattle Seahawks left Arizona Thursday night with a lengthy list of injuries as over 10 players had to leave the game against the Cardinals at one point or another.

Seahawks lose CB Sherman for season

RENTON, Wash. -- For the second year in a row, the Seattle Seahawks have lost one of the key pieces of their stellar secondary to injury.

Week 10 Game Scout: Patriots at Broncos

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-5)

Week 10 Game Scout: Giants at 49ers

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-7) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-9)

Week 10 Game Scout: Texans at Rams

HOUSTON TEXANS (3-4) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (6-2)

Week 10 Game Scout: Vikings at Redskins

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-2) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-4)

Week 10 Game Scout: Jets at Buccaneers

NEW YORK JETS (4-5) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-6)

Week 10 Game Scout: Bengals at Titans

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-4) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (5-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Chargers at Jaguars

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-5) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Steelers at Colts

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-6)

Week 10 Game Scout: Browns at Lions

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-8) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-4)

Week 10 Game Scout: Packers at Bears

GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-4) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-5)

Week 10 Game Scout: Cowboys at Falcons

DALLAS COWBOYS (5-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (4-4)

Week 10 Game Scout: Saints at Bills

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-2) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-3)

NFL notebook: Jones says threat to sue not related to Ellliott suspension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott is not the reason he is threatening to sue the NFL but instead the bigger issue surrounds the ongoing negotiations to extend commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

Under .500 Cardinals hit with more injuries

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals' disappointing season took another turn for the worse on Friday, a day after their 22-16 loss to the visiting Seahawks, when it was learned, as expected, three more key players will be heading to injured reserve.

Patriots TE Bennett tore rotator cuff with Packers

Newly acquired New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has been playing with a torn rotator cuff, according to multiple reports Friday.

Lions waive former No. 2 pick Robinson

The Detroit Lions became the second team to give up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson when they waived the offensive tackle on Friday.

Cardinals lose trio to season-ending injuries

The Arizona Cardinals lost three players to season-ending injuries during Thursday night's 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Patriots TE Bennett tore rotator cuff with Packers

Newly acquired New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has been playing with a torn rotator cuff, according to multiple reports Friday.

Cowboys owner Jones says Elliott case isn’t cause of Goodell rift

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott is not the reason he is threatening to sue the NFL but instead the bigger issue surrounds the ongoing negotiations to extend commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

Jets RB Forte to sit Sunday due to knee injury

New York Jets running back Matt Forte was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a knee injury.

Wilson’s great escape leaves both sides impressed

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson saw Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones barreling down on him, and immediately one thought popped into his head.

Seahawks’ Sherman out for season with Achilles injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon in the Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed.

Jerry Jones’ lawyer: Owners being misled on Goodell negotiations

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones alleged in a letter sent to fellow NFL owners by his attorney that they are being misled about details surrounding the ongoing negotiations to extend league commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

» Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seahawks CB Sherman leaves game with heel injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman left Thursday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter with what was described as a heel injury.

Seahawks’ Prosise exits due to ankle injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Seattle Seahawks lost running back C.J. Prosise to an ankle injury in the third quarter of their Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was ruled out for the rest of the night.

Seahawks’ Reed leaves with hamstring injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Seattle Seahawks lost defensive tackle Jarran Reed to a hamstring injury in the first quarter of their Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL notebook: Elliott’s suspension back in effect

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.

Dolphins O-line could be shuffled

DAVIE, Fla. -- Offensive line adjustments are the reality for the Miami Dolphins this week because right tackle Ja'Wuan James is expected to be sidelined due to a left hamstring injury. The good news is Miami expects left guard Ted Larsen to be active for the game and starting this week. Larsen was put on the 53-man roster last week after being activated from reserve/injured.

Elliott suspension takes effect as Appeals Court sides with NFL

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.

Patriots claim TE Bennett off waivers

The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers, the team announced Thursday.

Patriots claim TE Bennett off waivers

The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers, according to a published report Thursday.

Browns’ defense to be tested against Stafford

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are getting key starters back in their secondary just in time to face one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL when they play the Lions on Sunday in Detroit.

Eagles sign DT Jernigan to 4-year extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Elliott suspension takes effect as Appeals Court sides with NFL

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.

Bengals WR Green won’t appeal fine

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said on Thursday that he does not plan to appeal the reported $42,000 fine he received from the NFL for punching Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Garoppolo could see first action for 49ers Sunday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Wednesday that he expects recently acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to make his San Francisco 49ers debut Sunday against the New York Giants.

Bucs’ Winston fined over $12K for touching off melee

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was fined $12,154 for his role during an altercation in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

2018 Big Board: Pressure on top NFL prospects increases in key games

It is often said that nothing is more important than a first impression, but in the scouting world, it is more of a case of what have you done for me lately.

Saints CB Breaux to remain on IR for rest of season

New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season following a setback sustained in his recovery from a broken fibula, coach Sean Payton announced Thursday.

Miller: Young QBs emerging on NFL landscape

Surveying the NFL landscape today, it seems hard to believe it was not long ago that critics were complaining loudly about the lack of quarterback skill in the league. And you have to wonder if anybody has noticed the improvement, with all the attention devoted to national anthem protests and the commissioner's problems.

Lions G Lang enters concussion protocol

Detroit Lions right guard T.J. Lang has entered the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Jim Caldwell announced on Thursday.

Colts release Pro Bowl CB Davis

The Indianapolis Colts released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis, the team announced Thursday.

Colts release Pro Bowl CB Davis

The Indianapolis Colts released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis, the team announced Thursday.

Week 10 Game Scout: Dolphins at Panthers

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-4) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Patriots at Broncos

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-5)

Week 10 Game Scout: Giants at 49ers

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-7) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-9)

Week 10 Game Scout: Vikings at Redskins

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-2) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-4)

Week 10 Game Scout: Jets at Buccaneers

NEW YORK JETS (4-5) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-6)

Week 10 Game Scout: Bengals at Titans

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-4) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (5-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Texans at Rams

HOUSTON TEXANS (3-4) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (6-2)

Week 10 Game Scout: Chargers at Jaguars

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-5) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Saints at Bills

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-2) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-3)

Week 10 Game Scout: Steelers at Colts

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-6)

Week 10 Game Scout: Browns at Lions

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-8) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-4)

Week 10 Game Scout: Seahawks at Cardinals

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-3) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-4)

WR Jones stepping up for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It took a season and a half, but the Detroit Lions might finally be realizing a return on the investment they made in Marvin Jones in free agency last year.

» Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Prescott offers consistency amid Elliott uncertainty

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys do not know if they will have running back Ezekiel Elliott for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons (4-4).

Raiders happy for bye

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- After nine weeks where the Oakland Raiders' timing has been just a little off in many areas, contributing to a 4-5 start, virtually everyone agrees the time is right for a bye.

Redskins now expect QB Cousins to deliver

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins answered his critics with a last-minute touchdown drive on Sunday to secure an upset of the Seattle Seahawks.

Packers TE Bennett waived, considers retirement

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Twenty-four receptions, 233 yards and zero touchdowns.

Jaguars begin run for the playoffs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars reached the halfway point with a 5-3 record, sharing the top spot in the AFC South with Tennessee and enjoying a winning record at the midway point of a season for the first time since 2007. That's when Jacksonville was 5-3 after eight games and then won six of the final eight to finish with an 11-5 mark and qualify for the playoffs as a wild-card entry. Since then, Jacksonville has posted eight losing seasons and one .500 mark. The question is, can the Jaguars duplicate the 2007 success and make it into the playoffs for the first time in 10 years?

Favorable schedule should help Jets in second half

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have proven they can do things many impartial NFL observers didn't believe they could this season.

TSX picks Most Valuable Rookies at Midseason

As recently as three years ago, there was a lot of jabber about running backs being a devalued commodity in the pass-happy NFL. The notion had a familiar ring from a decade earlier when tight ends were thought to be passe.

TSX names most surprising NFL vets at midseason

Whatever happened to old what's his name? Read on.

Titans RB Murray battles through injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It hasn't been the type of season running back DeMarco Murray or the Tennessee Titans would have hoped for through eight games.

Broncos have many offensive issues to fix

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As much as the Denver Broncos' defense struggled in a 51-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the main focus remains on fixing what ails Denver's offense, which showed little measurable improvement in its first start of the season with Brock Osweiler at quarterback.

Garoppolo could see first action for 49ers Sunday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Wednesday that he expects recently acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to make his San Francisco 49ers debut Sunday against the New York Giants.

Rams reversal from 2016 impressive

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams are in the midst of an amazing turnaround.

Chargers know these aren’t same ol’ Jaguars

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- It's time for the season's second half of the season and you bet the Los Angeles Chargers can't wait. They revved after having a week off and look at the Jacksonville Jaguars as another opportunity on Sunday.

Bears hope QB Trubisky ready to do more

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears begin the second half of the season with optimism and entertain thoughts of getting back into the playoff chase by beating shorthanded Green Bay Sunday at Soldier Field.

Texans impressed with Rams QB Goff

HOUSTON -- It was a textbook display from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff on how to play the position when he delivered a spiral Sunday along with a snapshot of why he was drafted first overall a year ago.

Battle of journeyman QBs in Tampa

TAMPA -- First, let's talk about this quarterback matchup: the New York Jets' Josh McCown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Saints handling O-line shuffling

METAIRIE, La. -- It remains to be seen exactly what group will make up the New Orleans Saints' offensive line when they face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Patriots look to get offense rolling

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (6-2) offense was trending in the wrong direction in the month leading up to last week's bye.

McAdoo insists Giants have a run in them

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is aware of his team's 1-7 record and that it hasn't been close to playing the kind of ball that he or others in the organization expected.

Bengals still waiting for WR Ross to be ready

CINCINNATI -- When will Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver John Ross finally get a chance to showcase his world-class speed in an NFL game? Will Ross be a part of the Bengals' game plan when they play at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday?

Inconsistency, unforced errors haunting Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A year after guiding the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl, third-year head coach Dan Quinn has another major coaching challenge.

QB Bridgewater activated, Keenum still starts for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings made a lot of news at the quarterback position Wednesday when they activated Teddy Bridgewater from the physically unable to perform list and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve.

NFL notebook: Packers release TE Bennett

The Green Bay Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation, the team announced Wednesday.

Steelers look for more big plays on offense

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had some time over the team's bye week to study his team, and there are several areas where he'd like to see his team improve.

Reality after Colts’ win is facing Steelers

INDIANAPOLIS -- With last week's 20-14 win at Houston, the Indianapolis Colts were finally able to put four good quarters of football together.

Seahawks O-line seems to be coming together

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks seemed to make progress in one area of performance on their offensive line Sunday against the Washington Redskins, only to see a significant issue arise in another.

Packers release TE Bennett

The Green Bay Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation, the team announced Wednesday.

Eagles atop league on bye week

PHILADELPHIA -- After finishing 7-9 last year in Doug Pederson's first season as head coach, the Philadelphia Eagles thought they would be better this year.

Chiefs seek answers for slump during bye week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first half of the season served as a chemistry experiment of sorts for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Panthers QB Newton running more, and being smart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Quarterback Cam Newton is going to run the ball when he deems it most appropriate and the Carolina Panthers are becoming more comfortable with that despite his offseason shoulder surgery.

NFLPA asks league to honor Veterans Day

Members of the NFL Players Association unanimously passed a resolution asking for the league's community to honor the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act during games on Sunday.

WR Benjamin hopes to help open up Bills’ offense

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin could see the writing on the wall in Carolina, and while he didn't expect to be traded at the deadline last Tuesday, he wasn't completely caught off guard, either.

Reports: Packers release TE Bennett

The Green Bay Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett on Wednesday with a failure to disclose designation, multiple outlets reported.

Harbaugh believes Ravens’ offense will improve

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There won't be any major shakeups with the Baltimore Ravens over the bye week despite their recent struggles, especially on offense.

Stanton capable as Cardinals backup QB

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Believe it or not, Drew Stanton has won each of his last four games when pressed into action as the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback.

Gordon declares himself "clean and sober"

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who last played in a game at the end of the 2014 season, pronounced himself "clean and sober" when he addressed the media Wednesday.

Bucs QB Winston apologizes for incident, gets shoulder examined

Tampa Bay Buccaneers injured quarterback Jameis Winston apologized Wednesday for sparking an incident that led to wide receiver Mike Evans' one-game suspension.

Packers TE Bennett to miss another game

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett will miss his second straight game this weekend with a shoulder injury, coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday.

Vikings activate QB Bridgewater, place Bradford to IR

The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster on Wednesday and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve.

Bengals re-sign NFLPA president Winston

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed offensive tackle Eric Winston to a one-year deal Wednesday, the team announced.

Rams’ Goff earns NFC Offensive Player of Week honors

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after passing for a career-high four touchdowns Sunday against the New York Giants.

Broncos place RT Watson on IR, sign T Kouandjio

The Denver Broncos placed right tackle Menelik Watson on season-ending injured reserve due to torn tendon in his foot.

Bucs promote WR Martino from practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Freddie Martino from the practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday.

Bucs promot WR Martino from practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Freddie Martino from the practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday.

Vikings activate QB Bridgewater, place Bradford to IR

The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster on Wednesday and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve.

Week 10 Game Scout: Seahawks at Cardinals

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-3) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-4)

TSX names most surprising NFL vets at midseason

Whatever happened to old what's his name? Read on.

TSX picks Most Valuable Rookies at Midseason

As recently as three years ago, there was a lot of jabber about running backs being a devalued commodity in the pass-happy NFL. The notion had a familiar ring from a decade earlier when tight ends were thought to be passe.

» Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Packers stumble again without Rodgers under center

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Millennial generation never had to watch Scott Hunter and Jerry Tagge play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. They were spared seeing David Whitehurst and Randy Wright line up under center.

Season’s second half favors Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are two games behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North race, but they just may be the favorites to win the division for the first time since 1993.

NFL notebook: Suspension upheld for Bucs WR Evans

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans' one-game suspension for his blindside hit on New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash.

Bucs WR Evans has suspension upheld after appeal

The National Football League announced Tuesday that wide receiver Mike Evans' one-game suspension for his blindside hit on New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash.

Broncos sign LB Jones, waive Snyder

The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed rookie linebacker Joseph Jones to their 53-man roster from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad and waived linebacker Kevin Snyder, the team announced.

Broncos sign LB Jones, waive Snyder

The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed rookie linebacker Joseph Jones to their 53-man roster from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad and waived linebacker Kevin Snyder, the team announced.

49ers sign DB Exum

Defensive back Antone Exum Jr. has signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday.

Buccaneers active QB Griffin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated quarterback Ryan Griffin from injured reserve and waived cornerback Deji Olatoye, the team announced on Tuesday.

Texans QB Watson set for surgery Wednesday

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Wednesday morning, multiple outlets reported.

Jaguars’ Coughlin backs Ramsey’s role in scuffle

Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin is backing Jalen Ramsey following the cornerback's ejection, along with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, in the first half of Sunday's game.

Texans QB Watson set for surgery Wednesday

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Wednesday morning, multiple outlets reported.

Colts WR Bray placed on injured reserve

The Indianapolis Colts placed wide receiver Quan Bray on injured reserve and promoted nose tackle Joey Mbu from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, the team announced Tuesday.

Packers T Bulaga suffers torn ACL

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga sustained a torn ACL in his right knee during the fourth quarter of Monday's 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions, according to a report.

Giants reinstate CB Jenkins from suspension

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been reinstated from his indefinite suspension after serving a one-week ban for a violation of team rules, the club announced Tuesday.

NFC North: Midseason Report Card

CHICAGO BEARS

AFC West: Midseason Report Card

DENVER BRONCOS

AFC South: Midseason Report Card

HOUSTON TEXANS

AFC North: Midseason Report Card

BALTIMORE RAVENS

AFC East: Midseason Report Card

BUFFALO BILLS

NFC West: Midseason Report Card

ARIZONA CARDINALS

NFC South: Midseason Report Card

ATLANTA FALCONS

NFC East: Midseason Report Cards

DALLAS COWBOYS

Browns’ Gordon admits he drank or used drugs before games

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon decided to come clean in an interview with the magazine GQ.

For a change, Lions have QB edge over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy walked into Lambeau Field on Monday sporting an 18-4 record against the Detroit Lions.

Cowboys receivers complain about bothersome sun

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Dez Bryant and Brice Butler both had second-quarter drops in Sunday's 28-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Both blamed it on being blinded by the sun coming in through glass windows behind the west end zone at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys play complete game in Chiefs win

FRISCO, Texas -- Don't let the scoreboard fool you. The Dallas Cowboys had complete control of Sunday's game, a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, save for two drives to end the first half and start the third quarter. And the first one was largely a fluky play.

Bears hope for offensive growth in second half

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- When the Chicago Bears opened training camp, head coach John Fox pointed to improved depth as possibly his team's greatest area of improvement over last year.

» Monday, November 6, 2017

Bengals’ frustration starting to show

CINCINNATI -- A Cincinnati Bengals player got baited into an ejection on Sunday in Jacksonville, but it wasn't linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Winless 49ers bring in outside help

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers brought in threw new players Monday.

Raiders stay alive in playoff chase

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Head coach Jack Del Rio felt good enough about the Oakland Raiders' 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins for a little playoff talk.

Buccaneers QB Winston out at least two games

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided Jameis Winston needs a couple weeks off to rest his injured shoulder.

Jaguars win without top players

JACKSONVILLE -- Losing their elite offensive threat before the game and forced to play the second half without their best cover cornerback and arguably their top overall defensive player, the Jacksonville Jaguars won anyway.

Penalties ruin Dolphins’ effort

DAVIE, Fla. -- Penalties hurt the Miami Dolphins significantly in their 27-24 loss to Oakland.

Broncos head coach Joseph promises changes

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On Sunday afternoon, after weeks of teetering, the Denver Broncos collapsed completely.

Gase remains optimistic about Dolphins’ offense

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins' new-look offense -- the one without running back Jay Ajayi, who was traded to Philadelphia in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick -- struggled in a 27-24 loss to Oakland.

Despite shortcomings, Titans share AFC South lead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If the Tennessee Titans wanted to dwell on the negative, they could look at their malfunctioning running game that produced only 71 yards Sunday against the league's 30th-ranked run defense coming into the game.

Redskins remain in playoff contention

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins somehow managed to win at Seattle on Sunday despite injuries to six starters on offense.

Seahawks must clean up penalties

RENTON, Wash. -- Sixteen penalties and losing the turnover battle isn't exactly the ideal formula to win a football game.

Head coach McAdoo says no ’quit’ in Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After seeing his team fall haplessly to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reaffirmed his opinion that his team didn't quit despite being blown out 51-17.

Ajayi adds to Eagles’ productive ground game

PHILADELPHIA -- It didn't take long for last week's trade acquisition of running back Jay Ajayi to start paying dividends.

Offseason moves pay off for Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams landed in Los Angeles late Sunday night from New Jersey alone in first place in the NFC West and in firm control of a future that suddenly looks as bright as any in the NFL.

Texans have no plans to look at Kaepernick

HOUSTON -- Quarterback Tom Savage of the Houston Texans hasn't lost his starting job yet despite a shaky, rusty and underwhelming performance during his first game as the replacement for injured rookie star Deshaun Watson.

Colts cannot relax following road win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Don't expect the Indianapolis Colts to relax coming off Sunday's 20-14 AFC South road win at Houston.

Back from bye, Browns seek for first win

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have a modest goal as they get back to work following their bye; they aren't thinking playoffs or even a .500 season. They simply want to win for the first time this season.

Back from bye, Vikings have four of five on road

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Now, the hard part begins for the Minnesota Vikings, who are hoping to win a playoff game for the first time since Brett Favre was their quarterback in January of 2010.

Falcons season teetering on brink of disaster

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The defending NFC champions are reeling, having dropped four of their past five games.

Ravens still have hope heading to bye week

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens will spend their bye week figuring out ways to keep their playoff hopes alive and getting healthy for the final stretch of the season.

Chargers confident entering season’s second half

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Time to fire up for the season's second half, and the Los Angeles Chargers do so with a renewed sense of purpose.

Saints defense asserting itself

METAIRIE, La. -- When the New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-10, on Sunday, it marked the third consecutive game in which they allowed 17 or fewer points.

Chiefs struggle finding complementary offense, defensive balance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid knows his team can be pretty good, and sometimes great. His offense occasionally scores at will and his defense can make big stops.

NFL notebook: Elliott’s latest appeal to be heard Thursday

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday will hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's latest legal fight requesting an injunction to overturn his six-game suspension.

Patriots on unusual road trip after bye

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's New England Patriots (6-2) exit their bye week with some interesting, formidable challenges on the horizon.

Steelers sitting pretty in AFC North

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers were sitting pretty as they entered their bye week. They're sitting even prettier as they return to work and prepare for the second half of the season.

No suspensions for WR Green and CB Ramsey after fight

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will not be suspended for their roles that led to their fight late in the second half of Sunday's game, the NFL announced Monday.

Panthers WR Funchess growing with Benjamin departed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers will continue to give Devin Funchess a chance to be the lead receiver.

Bucs WR Evans suspended one game for blindside hit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans received a one-game suspension by the NFL on Monday for his blindside hit on New Orleans Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Another hearing set over Cowboys RB Elliott’s ban

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday will hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's latest legal fight requesting an injunction to overturn his six-game suspension.

Buccaneers shut down QB Winston for ’couple weeks’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing it safe by shutting down franchise quarterback Jameis Winston "for a couple weeks" to rest his injured throwing shoulder, coach Dirk Koetter said Monday.

Broncos QB Osweiler to get another start

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will make his second straight start next week against the New England Patriots, coach Vance Joseph announced Monday.

Carroll: Seahawks sticking with K Walsh

The Seattle Seahawks will not bring in another kicker this week after Blair Walsh missed all three of his field goal attempts this weekend, coach Pete Carroll said on Monday.

Jets WR Kerley suspended 4 games for PED violation

New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Monday.

Buccaneers shut down QB Winston for ’couple weeks’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing it safe by shutting down franchise quarterback Jameis Winston "for a couple weeks" to rest his injured throwing shoulder, coach Dirk Koetter said Monday.

Cardinals sign C Tuerk, place C Munyer (toe) on IR

The Arizona Cardinals signed Max Tuerk from the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad on Monday and placed fellow center Daniel Munyer on injured reserve with a toe issue.

49ers S Tartt done for season with broken arm

San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt suffered a broken forearm in Sunday's game and likely will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Offense shows signs of life in Dolphins’ latest loss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins, who fell 27-24 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night, clearly are not ready for prime time.

NFL roundup: Prescott leads Cowboys past Chiefs

DALLAS -- Dak Prescott completed 21 of 33 passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

» Sunday, November 5, 2017

Redskins S Hall enjoys busy return vs. Seahawks

SEATTLE -- After missing more than a year following a severe knee injury, veteran Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall wasn't exactly eased back into action.

Prescott making name for self as quality Cowboys QB

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- On a day when the Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to former star passer Tony Romo, his successor Dak Prescott took another big step toward proving his worthiness to the team's rich history of prolific quarterbacks.

49ers content to be patient with QB Garoppolo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suited up Sunday for the first time as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, six days after being acquired from the New England Patriots in a trade.

NFL roundup: Prescott leads Cowboys past Chiefs

DALLAS -- Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of 33 passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

NFL roundup: Prescott leads Cowboys past Chiefs

DALLAS -- Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of 33 passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Cowboys WR Bryant departs game vs. Chiefs

DALLAS -- Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant left Dallas' Sunday game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury. The team labeled Bryant as questionable to return.

New Eagles RB Ajayi fitting right in

PHILADELPHIA -- Just before the trade deadline, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a surprising transaction in acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2018.

Giants’ defense has no answers for poor showing

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants suffered their seventh loss in their first eight game, an embarrassing and lackluster 51-17 thrashing by the Los Angeles Rams on a misty MetLife Stadium field.

Green, Ramsey ejected after sparring in Bengals-Jaguars game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey were both ejected for fighting during the Jaguars' 23-7 win on Sunday at EverBank Field.

Saints streaking despite committing turnovers

NEW ORLEANS -- If the past is prologue, the New Orleans Saints are hoping a statistical oddity continues to work in their favor.

Savage underwhelms while filling in for Watson

HOUSTON -- With every errant pass Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage either heaved out of bounds or tossed into triple coverage, the collective groan from the partisan crowd at NRG Stadium on Sunday intensified. The curdling disappointment from the nervous gathering was palpable.

Ravens’ Harbaugh defends fourth-down decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh faced a situation ripe for second-guessing Sunday.

Wrist injury knocks 49ers S Tartt out of game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers free safety Jaquiski Tartt suffered a wrist injury in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi's Stadium and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Funchess embracing new role as Panthers’ lead receiver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first game with Devin Funchess dubbed as the lead receiver for the Carolina Panthers went off with encouraging results.

NFL roundup: Rams drop 51 points on Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Quarterback Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes, including three in the first half, as the Los Angeles Rams steamrolled the New York Giants 51-17 at a MetLife Stadium.

Two 49ers’ tight ends leave game with injuries

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers starting tight end George Kittle and third-string tight end Cole Hikutini were injured early in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on Sunday.

Broadcaster Scully done watching NFL games due to protests

Legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully says he will "never watch another NFL game" in response to the protests by players during the national anthem.

Jaguars’ Ramsey, Bengals’ Green ejected for altercation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green were both ejected in the final seconds of the first half on Sunday following an altercation.

Eagles TE Ertz (hamstring) out, RB Ajayi active

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was declared inactive with a hamstring injury for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Jaguars RB Fournette inactive for violation of team rule

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette was a surprising inactive for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field after he violated a team rule.

Goodell expected to be deposed in Kaepernick case

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be deposed and turn over communications records with team owners in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the league.

» Saturday, November 4, 2017

Colts rule out CB Davis with non-injury related issue

The Indianapolis Colts ruled out cornerback Vontae Davis for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans for a non-injury related issue.

Browns make Thomas highest-paid OL

The Cleveland Browns altered the contract of Joe Thomas this week, making the 10-time Pro Bowl tackle the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL for 2018, ESPN's Field Yates reported on Saturday.

NFL notebook: Chiefs activate LB Hali from PUP list

The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Tamba Hali from the physically unable to perform list and added him to the active roster, the team announced Saturday.

Redskins WR Crowder ruled out vs. Seahawks

Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced on Saturday.

49ers activate DL Blair, place WR Garcon on IR

The San Francisco 49ers activated defensive lineman Ronald Blair III from injured reserve Saturday and promoted offensive lineman Darrell Williams Jr. to the active roster from the team's practice squad.

Chiefs activate LB Hali from PUP list

The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Tamba Hali from the physically unable to perform list and added him to the active roster, the team announced Saturday.

Giants place C Richburg on IR

The New York Giants placed center Weston Richburg on injured reserve Saturday with a concussion, ending his season.

Bengals sign K Koehn as insurance

The Cincinnati Bengals signed free agent kicker Marshall Koehn as insurance on Saturday, not taking a chance for Sunday's road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with kicker Randy Bullock questionable due to a strained back.

Bills sign RB Cadet, place Jones (broken arm) on IR

The Buffalo Bills signed veteran running back Travaris Cadet on Saturday after placing running back Taiwan Jones on injured reserve with a broken arm.

» Friday, November 3, 2017

S Hall returns to Redskins from injury list

The Washington Redskins activated veteran safety DeAngelo Hall from the physically unable to perform list on Friday.

Jets continue season of surprises

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There was a light moment in the New York Jets locker room Thursday night (actually, it was Friday morning by then) that showed the team's affinity for their head coach.

Week 9 Game Scout: Rams at Giants

LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-2) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (1-6)

Week 9 Game Scout: Falcons at Panthers

ATLANTA FALCONS (4-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Colts at Texans

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-4)

Week 9 Game Scout: Bengals at Jaguars

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-4) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Rams at Giants

LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-2) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (1-6)

Week 9 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Saints

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-5) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-2)

Week 9 Game Scout: Broncos at Eagles

DENVER BRONCOS (3-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-1)

Week 9 Game Scout: Cardinals at 49ers

ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-4) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-8)

Week 9 Game Scout: Ravens at Titans

BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-4) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Redskins at Seahawks

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-4) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-2)

Week 9 Game Scout: Chiefs at Cowboys

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-2) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Raiders at Dolphins

OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-5) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-3)

NFL notebook: Cowboys’ Elliott eligible to play Sunday

A federal appeals court granted an administrative stay for suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jets still one of surprises of NFL season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There was a light moment in the New York Jets locker room Thursday night (actually, it was Friday morning by then) that showed the team's affinity for its head coach.

NFL Injury Report for Sunday Games

ARIZONA CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Cowboys RB Elliott granted stay, will play Sunday

A federal appeals court granted an administrative stay for suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hall of Famer Buoniconti donating brain for CTE study

Hall of Famer and former Miami Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti said Friday he will donate his brain to further the study of concussions after his death.

Rams S Davis placed on injured reserve

The Los Angeles Rams placed safety Cody Davis on injured reserve Friday due to a lingering thigh injury.

RB McCoy says Bills lacked intensity

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It was a rough night for the Buffalo Bills in the shadows of New York City as they put forth their worst performance of the season on national TV, a 34-21 setback to the New York Jets.

Owners cell phone records sought in Kaepernick collusion case

A number of NFL owners will be asked to turn over communications records related to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the league.

Week 9 Game Scout: Chiefs at Cowboys

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-2) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-3)

Cowboys RB Elliott granted stay, will play Sunday

A federal appeals court granted an administrative stay for suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cowboys RB Elliott granted stay, will play Sunday

A federal appeals court granted an administrative stay for suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

By design, Jets grounded Bills’ running game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the New York Jets' first game against the Bills this season, a 21-12 road loss on opening day, Buffalo's LeSean McCoy ran roughshod for 110 yards on 22 carries.

» Thursday, November 2, 2017

Lions anxious for LT Decker’s return

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Taylor Decker was far from perfect as a rookie.

49ers WR Garcon placed on IR with neck injury

The San Francisco 49ers' long injury list added one more player on Thursday.

Packers need better play from QB Hundley

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Back on Oct. 16, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stood before reporters and insisted Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan were the quarterbacks to lead his team in the absence of Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone).

NFL notebook: Texans QB Watson tears ACL in practice

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore the ACL in his right knee during Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the season. The Houston Chronicle confirmed the original report by NFL Media.

RB Murray glad to still be with Titans

DeMarco Murray has his most productive season in 2014 when he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Stunned Texans lose QB Watson for the season

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore the ACL in his right knee during Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the season. The Houston Chronicle confirmed the original report by NFL Media.

Texans QB Watson sustains ACL injury in practice

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore an ACL during Thursday's practice and is done for the season, the NFL Network reported.

Colts place QB Luck on injured reserve

Andrew Luck's season is over before it officially began.

Colts place QB Luck on injured reserve

Andrew Luck's season is over before it officially began.

Colts place QB Luck on injured reserve

Andrew Luck's season is over before it officially began.

Texans’ Watson wins AFC Offensive Player of Month honors

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson added a few more honors to his growing resume on Thursday.

Miller: It’s time to end the Goodell era

Interesting, is it not, that somehow what begins as a - really - seemingly relatively insignificant incident can snowball into a major thunderclap.

Week 9 Game Scout: Chiefs at Cowboys

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-2) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Raiders at Dolphins

OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-5) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Lions at Packers

DETROIT LIONS (3-4) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Redskins at Seahawks

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-4) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-2)

Week 9 Game Scout: Ravens at Titans

BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-4) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Cardinals at 49ers

ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-4) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-8)

Week 9 Game Scout: Broncos at Eagles

DENVER BRONCOS (3-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-1)

Week 9 Game Scout: Falcons at Panthers

ATLANTA FALCONS (4-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Buccaneers at Saints

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-5) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-2)

Week 9 Game Scout: Colts at Texans

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-4)

Week 9 Game Scout: Bengals at Jaguars

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-4) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-3)

Week 9 Game Scout: Bills at Jets

BUFFALO BILLS (5-2) AT NEW YORK JETS (3-5)

Week 9 Game Scout: Rams at Giants

LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-2) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (1-6)

» Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Patriots have issues to address during bye week

With exactly half the season in the books in New England, the Week 9 bye is a perfect time for the Patriots coaching staff to do the sort of self-scouting that all NFL squads prioritize during the week off.

Bears’ Trubisky knows he has work to do

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- At the halfway point of the season, it was an ideal time for self-scouting by Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Surprising Rams still have work to do

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams return from their bye at 5-2 for the first time in 13 seasons.

Injury epidemic strangles Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. -- The NFL's most injured team is in a quandary.

Cowboys go on without Elliott

FRISCO, Teaxas -- Suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has not given up hopes of getting back on the field.

Osweiler gets another chance with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Vance Joseph had seen enough.

Arrival of Ajayi creates crowded Eagles RB room

PHILADELPHIA -- After winning seven of their first eight games with the NFC suddenly ripe for the taking, the Philadelphia Eagles made a bold we-really-think-we-have-a-chance-to-go-to-the-Super-Bowl move on Tuesday, acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018.

Texans deal with Brown’s departure

HOUSTON -- The somewhat abrupt departure of Pro-Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown via a trade to the Seattle Seahawks for future second- and third-round draft picks didn't send shockwaves through the Houston Texans locker room.

Mariota says he is back to full health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For anyone who watched the Tennessee Titans' past two games, it was easy to see that something was missing from Marcus Mariota's game.

No date set for Garoppolo’s debut with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Jimmy Garoppolo era begins with what appears to be a winnable home game Sunday against the struggling Arizona Cardinals.

Chiefs prepare as if Cowboys’ Elliott will play

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two high-scoring offenses with that love to run the football match up on Sunday afternoon in Dallas, but the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs have more questions than answers when it comes to their respective run games.

Seahawks hope Brown makes a difference

RENTON, Wash. -- It took a failed physical, two separate trade agreements and some salary-cap gymnastics, but Duane Brown is finally in Seattle and represents the best chance for the Seattle Seahawks to correct their offensive line problems.

Bucs believe they can battle back from slow start

TAMPA, Fla. -- At 2-5 and losers of four games in a row, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in desperate need of a win at New Orleans Sunday against the red-hot Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For most teams, the mountain would seem too high to climb back into playoff contention.

For now, QB McCarron remains with Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron was helping get his son, Tripp, dressed in his Halloween costume on Tuesday night when he was told he had been traded to the Cleveland Browns.

Brees’ numbers down, Saints’ wins up

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have won five consecutive games without Drew Brees having to put up eye-popping numbers.

Arians pessimistic on return of Johnson, Palmer

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals' hopes of getting either running back David Johnson or quarterback Carson Palmer back from injury at any point this season have dimmed greatly, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Ajayi gone; Miami run game in inexperienced hands

DAVIE, Fla. -- Now the Miami Dolphins' running game belongs to Kenyan Drake, and, to a lesser extent, Damien Williams and Senorise Perry.

Jaguars have reason for optimism following bye week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars enjoyed their bye week after posting a surprising 4-3 mark in the first seven weeks of the season.

Giants face tough foe as they return from bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A year ago, the New York Giants were the surprising up-and-coming team on the rise that somehow put together an 11-5 season and their first playoff berth since 2011.

Ravens hope to have Flacco available Sunday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens face a crucial road test Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Raiders working together in Florida

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Head coach Jack Del Rio is hoping the Raiders find their "mojo" in Florida, where the Oakland Raiders practice this week before opening the second half of the season against the Miami Dolphins.

Panthers shocked by WR Benjamin’s departure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The tone around the Carolina Panthers seemed to change drastically in one day this week with the trade of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills.

Browns WR Gordon conditionally reinstated

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL, the league announced Wednesday.

Panthers shocked by WR Benjamin’s departure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The tone around the Carolina Panthers seemed to change drastically in one day this week with the trade of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills.

Falcons stand pat at the trading deadline

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons looked the other way at the trading deadline.

Rookie LB Watt puts Harrison on Steeler bench

PITTSBURGH -- Outside linebacker James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers' all-time leader in sacks, has played only 29 snaps this season and is coming off another game when he did not play at all.

Steelers in good shape at the bye

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-2 and tied for the best record atop the AFC along with the Patriots and Chiefs. They ascended to first place in the AFC North and have a two-game lead over the Ravens mostly because of their defense.

NFL notebook: NFLPA files motion for injunction for Elliott

The NFL Players Association filed a motion on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the league from going forward with the Dallas Cowboys running back's six-game suspension.

Jets face turn-around Bills

FLORHAM PARK, N.Y. -- Many New York Jets fans rejoiced when the New England Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

Vikings hope to come back strong from bye

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The obvious question heading into the Minnesota Vikings' bye week is how the heck will the Vikings come out of their bye week?

Colts want to end three-game losing streak

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a near-miss one-point road loss at Cincinnati last week, the Indianapolis Colts will take their 2-6 record and a three-game losing streak to Houston Sunday.

NFLPA seeks emergency injunction in Elliott case

The NFL Players Association filed a motion on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the league from going forward with the Dallas Cowboys running back's six-game suspension.

Jackson says Browns need perfection to win

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns head into their bye much the same way they ended the 2016 season: short on talent to compete with the other 31 teams in the league and still unsure whether they have the right quarterback to turn their woeful record around.

QB Taylor opening Bills’ coach’s eyes

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- There has been a narrative prevalent all season surrounding quarterback Tyrod Taylor, that he is merely a place-holder for the quarterback of the future the Bills will allegedly be drafting in 2018.

Patriots sign backup QB Hoyer to three-year deal

The New England Patriots signed free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer on Wednesday to serve as Tom Brady's backup.

Seahawks, Texans amend trade after CB Lane fails physical

The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans have altered their trade agreement on the heels of cornerback Jeremy Lane failing his physical, multiple outlets reported.

49ers place DB Ward on IR, sign LB Harris

The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive back Jimmie Ward on injured reserve with a broken forearm and signed outside linebacker Bryce Harris to a one-year deal.

Papa John’s founder: NFL protests hurting sales

Papa John's founder John Schnatter criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday for the lingering controversy of player protests during the national anthem and blamed the league for declining sales of his pizza.

Patriots sign backup QB Hoyer to three-year deal

The New England Patriots signed free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer on Wednesday to serve as Tom Brady's backup.

Broncos to start QB Osweiler over Siemian

The Denver Broncos made a change at quarterback on Wednesday following another loss, naming Brock Osweiler as the starter over Trevor Siemian for Sunday's road game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

HOF president Baker to receive sports leadership award

Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker has been named the recipient of the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award for 2017.

Seahawks QB Wilson among Week 8 players of week

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after passing for a career-high 452 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Houston Texans.

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