Seahawks and Cardinals face off featuring new ways to win football games

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The storm, they insisted, had lifted by the time the game ended.

One of the oddest quarters in recent Seahawks history -- the third last Sunday against Atlanta, destined to forever be remembered for Richard Sherman's epic sideline outburst -- was followed by yet another fourth-quarter comeback, the 20th in 79 games since 2012...Read more

Steelers hope to mix it up against Gronkowski and Bennett

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Before he was a four-time All-Pro, before he was known simply by the first syllable of last his name, before he kept defensive coordinators up at night, Rob Gronkowski was just a rookie trying to make his way in the NFL in 2010.

In the first eight games of his rookie season, Gronkowski never had 50 yards receiving in a game. He only had 14 ...Read more

Case Keenum's role with Rams could hinge on London outcome

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LONDON -- The sightseeing, resort stay and preparation are over. After 10 days on the road, the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday finally will do what they traveled all this way for:

Try to beat the New York Giants.

The Rams' first appearance here since 2012 carries more weight than a typical NFL International Series game.

It's not just that it will...Read more

Rams receivers make some noise

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LONDON -- The New York Giants' receiving corps, and how the Los Angeles Rams plan to deal with Odell Beckham Jr. and Co., has been a main topic of discussion this week.

Beckham, veteran Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard present a formidable trio.

But Rams receivers also have been making noise of late.

"The whole group has stepped up," ...Read more

Melvin Gordon's breakout lifted Chargers' confidence

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The Chargers packed bags Friday for another road trip.

Along with equipment chests, will the Melvin Gordon breakout formula arrive with the Bolts at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and on to the Georgia Dome on Sunday?

When Gordon has room to stretch his long legs, it's a nerve-tingling sight not only for Chargers fans but blockers such as ...Read more

Rams tackle Donald fined for actions at end of loss to Lions

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LOS ANGELES -- Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald continues to rack up fines from the NFL for some of his actions on the field.

Donald was fined more than $18,000 for unnecessary roughness after the league reviewed the end of the Rams' 31-28 defeat at Detroit last week.

With the Lions in victory formation to run out the clock, Donald charged ...Read more

Raiders' Carr remains tied to Jaguars' Bortles, a fellow 2014 quarterback draftee

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr is well aware of the quarterbacks who went ahead of him in the draft, even if he tries to downplay the meaning of matching up against them.

Carr and the Raiders will get their first look Sunday at the Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles, the first quarterback who came off the board in that 2014 draft.

"You always ...Read more

Steelers WR Brown confident he and QB Jones have better chemistry than last season

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It was back to school this week for Landry Jones and Antonio Brown. Their most important subject was chemistry class.

When Jones and Brown played together last season when Ben Roethlisberger missed games due to injuries, the results didn't stand up to the production Brown normally has.

In the three games Roethlisberger did not start last ...Read more

NFL does not fine Dolphins' Suh for kicking Steelers' Roethlisberger

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NFL did not fine Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for kicking Ben Roethlisberger in the knee late in the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 30-15 loss in Miami Sunday.

Roethlisberger, who will miss the Patriots game Sunday after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, sustained a bruise to his right knee when Suh kicked him...Read more

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles limited in practice Friday, questionable vs. Saints

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Jamaal Charles is fresh off a season-high 11 touches in the Chiefs' 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, but the star running back's status for Sunday's home game against the New Orleans is up in the air.

On Friday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed Charles was limited in practice because of swelling in his knee and will be listed as a ...Read more

Vikings WR Diggs expected to play against Eagles after practicing again

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Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Eagles after practicing for a third straight day Friday.

Diggs, who is dealing with a groin injury, was a full participant today after being limited the past two days. He's officially listed as questionable. The injury sidelined him in the win over the Texans ...Read more

Former Chiefs tight end Morris Stroud dies

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Morris Stroud Jr., a tight end for the Chiefs and an NFL rules namesake, died on Oct. 17 in Kansas City. He was 70.

Stroud spent six seasons with the Chiefs, from 1969-1974. His first season of action was in 1970, and he appeared in 69 games with 49 starts. In his career, Stroud caught 54 passes for 977 yards and seven touchdowns.

At 6-10, ...Read more

Cowboys players not debating Prescott-Romo decision

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Cowboys discuss many things in their locker room -- college football, other NFL players, the NBA, college basketball, sometimes even politics. They don't talk about who should play quarterback.

While the Dak-Tony conversation is loud outside The Star, it is never mentioned inside.

"Nah. Not at all," safety Byron Jones said...Read more

Lions rule out Riddick, Ebron, Ngata, Levy for Sunday

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The Detroit Lions ruled four starters out for Sunday's pivotal matchup against Washington, including starting running back Theo Riddick.

Riddick will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury he suffered in a Week 5 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Either Zach Zenner or rookie Dwayne Washington will start in his place. Washington ...Read more

Reeling Bears suffer another loss, another wave of injuries vs. Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The losses continue to pile up for the Bears at an alarming rate. A 26-10 setback against the Packers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field left John Fox's team at 1-6.

Just as unsettling is the ongoing rash of injuries that has prevented the Bears from establishing any continuity this season.

Pernell McPhee's long-awaited ...Read more

Packers RB Eddie Lacy needs surgery, will go on IR

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy needs surgery on his left ankle, sources said Thursday, and the Green Bay Packers running back was placed on injured reserve, giving him a minimum of eight weeks to recover.

The Packers promoted practice squad running back Don Jackson to the 53-man roster to take Lacy's place. The Packers play the Chicago Bears at ...Read more

Bears QB Hoyer suffers broken left arm against Packers

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Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken left arm in the second quarter of Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Hoyer yielded to backup Matt Barkley, who appeared in only his fifth NFL game and first since 2014. First-stringer Jay Cutler was inactive Thursday with a sprained right thumb that he suffered in the second game...Read more

Josh Brown won't return to Seattle real estate agency following domestic violence scandal

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SEATTLE -- A Seattle-area real estate agency says it will not bring back NFL kicker Josh Brown as a broker, a day after widely reported documents showed Brown admitted to acts of domestic violence.

Brown, a former Seahawks kicker who now plays for the New York Giants, interned as a broker at the Bellevue office of Jones Lang LaSalle during each...Read more

Greg Cote's NFL picks for Week 7

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Stars have aligned, cows fly and a glacier of ice has frozen Hades. I don't know how else to explain my surreal .656 winning percentage against the point spread (including winning marks all six weeks), because it defies reason. My previous best full-season ATS mark in 26 years of doing this has been .574. Again last week, I sailed. Bull's-eyed ...Read more

Elvis Dumervil intent on trying to return to Ravens this season

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Hobbled by a persistent foot injury, Elvis Dumervil said there is no timetable for his return to the Ravens, and he isn't entirely sure he will be able to play again this season. But that won't stop the outside linebacker from trying.

"All I can do is just go out and do what I need to do to try and get back, and it's just waiting it out at that...Read more