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Chargers' Forrest Lamp out for the season with broken fibula

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers' patched-up offensive line took another hit when Forrest Lamp was diagnosed with a broken right fibula, ending his season.

He was injured Sunday in the team's 23-20 loss at Tennessee. Lamp was making his second career start, playing left guard after Mike Pouncey was lost for the season because of a...Read more

Bears add defensive line depth in the absence of Akiem Hicks, who's 'very optimistic' he'll return this season

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CHICAGO -- The Bears added defensive line depth Monday when they agreed to terms with veteran Brent Urban, he and his agency tweeted.

Urban, 28, was a 2014 Ravens fourth-round draft pick, and he spent five seasons there, recording 31/2 sacks. He started a career-high 16 games in Baltimore in 2018, with 27 tackles, two for a loss, a quarterback ...Read more

Ravens' Pernell McPhee likely out for season with torn triceps; Harbaugh 'optimistic' about starters returning

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BALTIMORE -- Ravens outside linebacker Pernell McPhee suffered a torn triceps during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks and will likely miss the rest of the season, coach John Harbaugh announced Monday.

McPhee suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday's game and didn't return.

The Ravens signed McPhee -- who spent his first ...Read more

Panthers post-bye QB plan? Start Kyle Allen this week, let Cam Newton stick to rehab

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- No sense wasting time.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Monday that following the team's bye week, quarterback Kyle Allen will start Sunday against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. Quarterback Cam Newton, who last took the field in the team's Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay, will continue rehabbing the Lisfranc injury...Read more

Chiefs provide update on quarterback Patrick Mahomes' injury

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have dodged a bullet on quarterback Patrick Mahomes' right knee injury, which he suffered in Thursday night's 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos.

Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder on Monday provided an update on Mahomes' MRI procedure, which was administered Friday, and sounded ...Read more

Raiders trade CB Conley to Texans in exchange for pick

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The Raiders are trading former first-round pick Gareon Conley to the Texans, a team source confirmed Monday afternoon.

In exchange, Oakland will receive a third-round pick in the 2020 draft, giving them three selections in that round.

Conley has played in all six games this season, including Sunday's loss in Green Bay. He was carted off the ...Read more

Bears coach Matt Nagy on the offense's struggles: 'I know we need to run the ball more. I'm not an idiot.'

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CHICAGO -- Bears coach Matt Nagy met with the media Monday afternoon after reviewing the film of Sunday's 36-25 loss to the Saints.

Here are highlights from that session.

On what he saw from quarterback Mitch Trubisky's performance

The number one thing that I came away with was footwork. I thought footwork was just OK. And then the footwork ...Read more

Flores says Miami disciplining player after allegedly threatening to spit on 13-year-old

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A Buffalo Bills fan has accused Bobby McCain of spitting on him and threatening to spit on a 13-year-old after the Bills' 31-21 win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. A day later, Brian Flores said the Dolphins are disciplining the safety "internally."

The incident, which The Buffalo News reported Monday, was brought up to Flores at the ...Read more

Jason Garrett outcoaches Eagles' Doug Pederson as Dallas Cowboys take over first place

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The 2019 Mediocre Bowl did not end in a tie, and the Cowboys are back in first place in the NFC East as they enter the bye week.

They are in part because Dougie Dumb Pederson forgot he coaches the Philadelphia Eagles rather than the '90s dynasty Dallas Cowboys.

It was Pederson who was dumb enough to announce on Philadelphia...Read more

Bears offense sputters in a 36-25 loss to the undermanned Saints

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CHICAGO -- Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky returned Sunday at Soldier Field, and so did the booing Bears fans.

After spending their bye week trying to fix the issues that plagued them over their first five games, particularly on offense, the Bears had nothing to show for it in a 36-25 loss to the Saints.

It was the worst loss of the Matt Nagy...Read more

No plane ride home for Clemson defender who threw punch vs Louisville

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The Clemson football team had a victory to celebrate on its short flight home from Louisville following Saturday's 45-10 victory.

The trip home was most likely not as pleasant for Tigers freshman defensive back Andrew Booth.

The Georgia native was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Cardinals after throwing Louisville ...Read more

Russell Wilson outshined by Ravens' Lamar Jackson as Seahawks sputter out in rain, fall to 5-2

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SEATTLE -- Seahawks fans have been spoiled by a quarterback who makes the magical look routine, who makes something out of nothing and turns fourth-quarter deficits into thrilling come-from-behind victories.

That has been the lore of Russell Wilson.

And then Lamar Jackson showed up.

On Sunday, the Seahawks got their first up-close glimpse of ...Read more

Melvin Gordon's late fumble dooms Chargers in loss to Titans

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An already flustering season for the Los Angeles Chargers reached a new low Sunday when they lost by inches and seconds to the Tennessee Titans, 23-20.

The game was decided when Melvin Gordon fumbled into the end zone when trying to score from inside the one-yard line in the final 10 seconds.

The Chargers had nearly scored ...Read more

The Chiefs' life without Patrick Mahomes begins now. Here's what that looks like.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs without Patrick Mahomes is a little like fireworks without a fuse. And for as long as this is the new reality the franchise must act accordingly.

Long term, here is the important part: Initial tests indicate no significant damage to the tendons around his kneecap, and with second opinions pending the hope is that ...Read more

Dolphins rookie Christian Wilkins ejected during first quarter of game vs. Bills

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y -- Christian Wilkins had a quick day at the office.

Wilkins, the Miami Dolphins' 2019 first-round pick, was ejected after the second play of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills for striking an opposing player.

Wilkins struck Bills rookie right tackle Cody Ford with a right hand during Miami's opening defensive series and ...Read more

Kirk Cousins throws four TDs, Dalvin Cook hits 100 yards again in 42-30 Vikings victory over Lions

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DETROIT -- The Vikings are one game away from the halfway point of the three-year, $84 million contract they gave Kirk Cousins in March 2018, in an effort to add the quarterback they believed could augment a championship-caliber roster.

The efficacy of that contract still is an open question, but performances like the one Cousins delivered on ...Read more

Packers 42, Raiders 24

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Quarterback Derek Carr had a stellar first half come undone with a bad decision while scrambling and then Aaron Rodgers took over as the Raiders fell 42-24 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Carr, as he did against the Dallas Cowboys two seasons ago, lost the ball out of bounds while reaching for the pylon, resulting in a touchback for ...Read more

Jared Goff helps make Rams' return to Atlanta a pleasant one in blowout victory

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ATLANTA -- The Rams made new, and significantly happier, memories Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Eight months after losing to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Rams ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the hapless Atlanta Falcons, 37-10.

Jared Goff passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and cornerback Jalen ...Read more

49ers 9, Washington 0: Defense posts first shutout since 2016

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LANDOVER, Md. -- Their white jerseys muddied amid Sunday's steady rain, the 49ers celebrated their 9-0 win over Washington by doing head-first slides all over FedEx Field, with Nick Bosa leading the way after his game-ending sack.

"I looked back and saw the guys sliding. It was a pretty good ending," Bosa said.

Coach Kyle Shanahan enjoyed it, ...Read more

New story, same ending for Dolphins: second-half collapse keeps Miami winless

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Good teams win.

Bad teams lose.

And despite how much progress they've made and how good they looked for three quarters Sunday, the Dolphins remain a bad team.

Their latest way to lose: Play your best first half of the season, and then turn the ball over twice in the second, including a pick at the end zone. And for good ...Read more