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Falcons pull out dramatic win over Eagles with Jones' touchdown

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ATLANTA -- With things looking kind of bleak, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tossed a short screen out to wide receiver Julio Jones on a fourth down and 3.

After picking up a nice block from left tackle Jake Matthews, Jones took off on a 54-yard touchdown and became the franchise's all-time leader in career receiving yards, passing his mentor ...Read more

Rams make quick work of Saints after Drew Brees exits with injury

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LOS ANGELES -- The sizzle in the highly anticipated matchup between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints lasted less than one quarter Sunday at the Coliseum.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was forced to leave the game because of a hand injury suffered during his team's second series, and the Rams shut down the Saints in a 27-9 victory before 71,...Read more

ICE raid at Oakland Raiders game targets unauthorized NFL apparel

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- At last Monday night's Oakland Raiders football game, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement -- best known for targeting undocumented immigrants -- turned its attention toward counterfeit sports gear instead.

The agency's Homeland Security Investigations unit confiscated nearly $11,000 worth of fake merchandise, according ...Read more

Rams and Chargers' future home now has a name: SoFi Stadium

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LOS ANGELES -- As construction continues on the NFL's most expensive stadium by far, the $5 billion Inglewood venue has reached a major milestone.

The place now has a name: SoFi Stadium.

LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park has partnered in a 20-year agreement that gives the digital personal finance company the exclusive ...Read more

Eddy Pineiro kicks a 53-yard field goal as time expires to give the Bears a 16-14 win against the Broncos

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The Bears offense scored its first touchdown of the season. Their defense recorded its first takeaway. And the Bears escaped Denver with their first victory, a 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.

Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro made a 53-yard field goal as time expired to give the Bears the win. It was his fourth make ...Read more

All it takes is one quarter for Chiefs and Mahomes to lower boom on Oakland Raiders

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- One quarter was enough for the Chiefs.

Blanked in three of four periods Sunday, the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes unleashed a furious second-quarter barrage and that was enough to coast to a 28-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The Chiefs defense also came up big after an early stumble as the Chiefs improved to 2...Read more

For ex-Raven Terrell Suggs, returning to Baltimore in Cardinals uniform was 'bittersweet' and 'weirdest thing'

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BALTIMORE -- When Arizona Cardinals linebacker Terrell Suggs arrived at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, he wasn't entirely prepared for what it would be like to play against his old team in front of the passionate fans who supported him for the past 16 seasons.

"The emotions kind of started when we got to the stadium," Suggs said soon after the ...Read more

Vikings quarterback throws crucial interception in 21-16 loss to Green Bay

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Kirk Cousins threw a costly interception in the fourth quarter to blunt a Vikings comeback Sunday as the Green Bay Packers held off the Vikings 21-16 at Lambeau Field.

The Vikings rallied from a 21-point deficit, trailed by five, and were in position to take a lead with five minutes remaining in the game. But on a first-and-...Read more

Russell Wilson saves the day and salvages a win for the Seahawks on the road vs. Steelers

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PITTSBURGH -- When Chris Carson again lost his grip -- and threatened Seattle's control of the game -- the Seahawks put the ball back in the hands of their best player.

And on a day when he threw both blocks and dimes, Russell Wilson also saved the Seahawks from a potentially unfathomable defeat, leading a final drive that allowed Seattle to ...Read more

Detroit Lions edge L.A. Chargers, 13-10, on Darius Slay's game-saving interception

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DETROIT -- Darius Slay didn't look anything like a Pro Bowler for most of Sunday, but he came up with the biggest of plays when his team needed it most.

Slay intercepted a poorly thrown pass by Philip Rivers in the end zone with 1:03 to play to give the Detroit Lions a win in their home opener, 13-10, over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Slay, a Pro...Read more

49ers 41, Bengals 17: Garoppolo, offense rule but Staley injured

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CINCINNATI -- A 2-0 start to the season became sweet reality Sunday for the 49ers traveling party.

How they ruined the Bengals home opener with a 41-17 rout will make the NFL take notice beyond an undefeated record. This 49ers win was way more convincing than their 31-17, season-opening victory at Tampa Bay.

Jimmy Garoppolo rebounded and threw...Read more

Dallas Cowboys make it 2-0 with another impressive Dak Prescott performance

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LANDOVER, Md. -- One thing is seemingly clear two games into the 2019 season.

Even when Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is not perfect, he is still pretty darn good.

So forgive him if he didn't match the 158.3 quarterback rating he fashioned in the season-opening victory against the New York Giants. Prescott will settle for another ...Read more

Behind Lamar Jackson's 392 total yards, 2 TDs, Ravens hold off Cardinals, 23-17

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BALTIMORE -- A week after Lamar Jackson led an unstoppable offense with his arm, the Ravens leaned on his legs to grit out a 23-17 win Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals.

Jackson finished with a game-high 120 yards on 16 carries, the most rushing yards by a Ravens player this season, to help guide the team to a win in its home opener and its ...Read more

With the Rams, Fowler has all the right moves

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LOS ANGELES--The celebration is hardly understated.

After Los Angeles Rams edge rusher Dante Fowler sacks a quarterback, he takes several dramatically long strides behind the line of scrimmage. He stands up straight and then bends forward as if bowing, swiping his right hand back and forth across the top of his cleats. As he raises his torso, ...Read more

For Saints and fans, it remains a no-call to arms

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NEW ORLEANS -- Thomas Morstead refused to watch the most recent Super Bowl.

So he watched another one.

Morstead, a punter for the New Orleans Saints, participated this year in the region-wide boycott of the Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. Instead, he threw a party at his home and, for the first time, watched ...Read more

'Next men up' can't let Chargers down

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LOS ANGELES -- Two phrases have been getting a lot of use around the Los Angeles Chargers' locker room this season. One has a meaning that extends beyond the field, but the other is a common football cliche.

A few years ago, quarterback Philip Rivers adopted "nunc coepi," Latin for "now I begin," as his personal motto. He sees each moment in ...Read more

Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher hurts groin, listed as questionable vs. Raiders

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher didn't finish practice Friday because of a groin injury, Andy Reid said.

Fisher's status for Sunday's game is uncertain; the Chiefs designated him as questionable on their Friday afternoon injury report.

On the team's unofficial depth chart, Cam Erving is listed as the primary backup at the ...Read more

Even without a sack, Bears' Mack made key contributions in season-opening loss

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CHICAGO -- Khalil Mack didn't have a sack in the Bears' season-opening loss to the Packers, but his presence helped Leonard Floyd and others take down quarterback Aaron Rodgers five times.

Outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino determined Mack positively affected 31 of the 34 plays he had the opportunity to influence. (Mack played 55 of 61 ...Read more

Ravens great Terrell Suggs returns to Baltimore as a Cardinal: 'Kind of weird for all of us'

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BALTIMORE -- When Terrell Suggs first glanced at the Arizona Cardinals' 2019 schedule, the narrative implications of his new team's Week 2 matchup did not register.

Then, Suggs looked again.

In his first road game as the member of a team other than the Ravens, the 17-year veteran would run onto the field at ... M&T Bank Stadium.

"I consider ...Read more

Former Ravens receiver Torrey Smith announces retirement, says he's returning to Baltimore

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BALTIMORE -- Former Ravens and Maryland football standout Torrey Smith, one of the top wide receivers in the history of both teams, announced his retirement from football in a social media post Friday morning.

Smith, 30, played eight NFL seasons with the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers, winning two Super ...Read more