Lions' defense, special teams lead way in 24-10 win over Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They had every reason to fail Monday.

They were on the road, on the brightest of Monday night stages, against a desperate team with a good defense and a star wide receiver who gutted his way onto the field.

But with so much stacked against them, the Detroit Lions instead gave everyone reason to believe they are for ...Read more

In a turnabout, Broncos are off to a running start

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The team from the Mile High City is on the rise.

The Denver Broncos are running the ball and stopping the run -- they did neither well last season -- and have a surprisingly effective quarterback in Trevor Siemian.

As a result, they are 2-0 with impressive home victories over the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas, and will try to keep it rolling...Read more

Chargers hope losing close games doesn't become contagious

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LOS ANGELES -- An inability to win close games can be like a flu bug spreading through the locker room. The Los Angeles Chargers, their latest nausea-inducing last-second defeat coming in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins, can only hope to contain it.

When kicker Younghoe Koo pushed a potential game-winning, 44-yard field-goal attempt ...Read more

Vikings coach Zimmer says he has no 'crystal ball' to project Sam Bradford's return

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that quarterback Sam Bradford's left knee is feeling better, a day after it caused Bradford to miss the Vikings' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But while the Vikings will try to get Bradford ready for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Zimmer said he still doesn't know if Bradford will ...Read more

Cowboys' Garrett's film review: Dak Prescott's fight offset by Elliott's lack of effort

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dak Prescott had a rough outing on Sunday. So did Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys.

It's hard to find much good for the Cowboys after a 25-point blowout loss to the Denver Broncos.

But the effort level within the game is what stands out the most to coach Jason Garrett. Prescott passed with flying colors even ...Read more

Browns' Corey Coleman breaks hand for second time in less than year, has surgery

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BEREA, Ohio -- Corey Coleman's teammates hated to hear he suffered a broken bone in his right hand for the second time in less than a year.

The Browns wide receiver and 15th overall pick in last year's draft is undergoing surgery Monday, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to return to the field this season.

"Don't know that timetable," ...Read more

Falcons' Beasley likely out at least four weeks with hamstring strain

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons, who are off to a 2-0 start, are going to be without All-Pro edge rusher Vic Beasley for at one game and possibly three games.

Beasley suffered a hamstring stain and even it's the mild -- grade 1 -- sprain, those takes up to three weeks to recover from.

If Beasley has a grade two sprain, which is a partial ...Read more

Chiefs will tie a record with another division win Sunday against the Chargers

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On Sunday, the Chiefs are meeting a team from the AFC West that exists in a new city, plays in a non-traditional football stadium and is guided by a new coaching staff.

Yet, the Chiefs are looking for the same old, same old when it comes to outcome.

The Los Angeles Chargers are the opponent, and they will try to become the first division foe ...Read more

Dolphins coach Adam Gase non-committal on Timmons' future here

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Two days after Lawrence Timmons went AWOL, forcing the Dolphins to file a missing person's report, Dolphins coach Adam Gase declined to say Monday if he expects Timmons to remain with the team, let alone play next week at the Jets.

"Nothing to add, for what I have right now," Gase said Monday afternoon when asked if Timmons is expected to ...Read more

'DNA Day' at Ravens' game was postponed by federal agency seeking more certification

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An event offering free DNA test kits to Ravens fans at Sunday's game was postponed after a federal agency alerted the state that the company needed additional certification to conduct the promotion, the Maryland Department of Health said Monday.

The agency told the state that Orig3n -- a Boston-based biotech firm -- needed "further ...Read more

Texas judge denies motion for emergency stay in Elliott suspension

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DENVER -- The fate of Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliot is now officially in the hands of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant denied the NFL's motion to grant an emergency stay of his preliminary injunction blocking Elliott's six-game suspension.

The NFL took the case to the 5th Circuit last Friday and ...Read more

John Fox: Mike Glennon will start for Bears vs. Steelers

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After John Fox reviewed video of the Bears' 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers, he reiterated that Mike Glennon will remain the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Mitch Trubisky continues to be the backup.

Fox was asked by a reporter if he believes Glennon still gives the Bears a best chance to win.

"After two games it's ...Read more

Forbes values Cowboys at $4.8 billion

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Like death, taxes and the Dallas Cowboys.

Nothing seems as certain as the power and value of the Cowboys' brand.

The Cowboys are now valued at $4.8 billion by Forbes, the 11th consecutive year they've earned the honor as the world's most valuable sports franchise.

That's up 14 percent from a year ago after $350 million in profits from a "...Read more

Rams coach Sean McVay watches life pass before his eyes in loss to Redskins

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LOS ANGELES -- Standing on the Coliseum sideline, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay could see the past, the present and the future pass before his eyes.

Kirk Cousins, the quarterback McVay helped develop as the Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator, masterfully moved his team down the field and passed for a go-ahead touchdown late in the ...Read more

Marshawn Lynch's homecoming was everything the Raiders wanted

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the bowels of the Coliseum shortly before kickoff, Marshawn Lynch approached the man below him on the depth chart.

All 11 offensive starters were set to be introduced individually over the PA system. No. 24 was slated to emerge from the tunnel second-to-last, before only quarterback Derek Carr. It was Lynch's chance to ...Read more

Chargers give LA fans a bad taste of team's recent history in 19-17 loss to Dolphins

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CARSON, Calif. -- Part of the challenge facing the Los Angeles Chargers in their move from San Diego to Los Angeles is introducing their history, their stars, their fan favorites, their triumphs to a new fan base 110 miles north.

But instead of providing an annotated history of the franchise to thumb through, the Chargers have given their new ...Read more

Cowboys can't run, get exposed in blowout loss to Broncos

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DENVER -- No need for a preliminary injunction or emergency stay.

No need to a higher court for a ruling.

The verdict is in on what happens with the Dallas Cowboys when they don't run the ball and can't control the clock.

The summary judgment ruled decisively in favor of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Sunday in a game that wasn'...Read more

Cody Parkey hits 54-yard FG late as Dolphins hold off Chargers

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SAN DIEGO -- Nothing seemed right about this game for a couple of weeks. But in the end everything turned out right for the Miami Dolphins as kicker Cody Parkey hit a 54-yard game-winning field goal with 1:05 remaining to give Miami a 19-17 season-opening victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Of course, the Dolphins had to sweat it out. ...Read more

Despite sloppy play, Seahawks prevail for 12-9 win over 49ers

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SEATTLE -- This might not have been the feel-good win the Seahawks were hoping for following the opening-week disappointment at Green Bay.

But it was better than what appeared to be happening when the 49ers -- a 13-point underdog who have won just two games since the 2015 season -- kicked a field goal to the lead early in the fourth quarter.

...Read more

Pick-six sends Mike Glennon, Bears spiraling into embarrassing loss to Bucs

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The football was tucked into Robert McClain's locker stall Sunday afternoon, a prize the Buccaneers cornerback was preparing to take home. Call it a just reward. Or a charitable gift. Either way, when McClain saw that ball in the air late in Sunday's first half, he knew it was all his.

Bears receiver Josh Bellamy had run an out ...Read more