Eagles QB Carson Wentz entering early MVP talk

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The signs were always there for the Eagles' brass, from the Senior Bowl practice fields in Mobile, Ala., to the meeting rooms at the scouting combine in Indianapolis to the dinner table at an upscale restaurant in Fargo, N.D. They thought Carson Wentz could develop into one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

But this soon? That would have been ...Read more

Packers fall 26-17 to Saints in Brett Hundley's first start

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The situation was primed for quarterback Brett Hundley to do something special in the closing moments of a close game Sunday.

His team, the Green Bay Packers, trailed the New Orleans Saints by nine with 4:55 remaining and this was the opportunity to reassure the his teammates, coaches and fans that life without Aaron Rodgers ...Read more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NFL is being damaged by protests

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Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones' hard line stance on the national anthem and his threat to bench any member of his team who disrespects the flag has put him at the center of the issue.

Jones, however, doesn't worry about the critics who say he's treating his players "like a plantation owner", which one protester did to his face at the NFL meetings ...Read more

Cowboys' Jerry Jones says NFL has not presented Elliott in a fair light

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refused to answer a question on whether he wanted running back Ezekiel Elliott to settle his legal fight with the NFL over his six-game suspension for alleged committing domestic violence against former girl friend Tiffany Thompson.

Elliott has long denied the allegations and says he wants...Read more

Panthers QB Cam Newton on rocky day: 'We squandered that opportunity'

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CHICAGO -- About 1 hour, 20 minutes after Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Bears, in a Panthers interview room at Soldier Field stocked with media members, Cam Newton strode in dressed in aviator sunglasses, a puffy brown hat and a blazer over wild print pants.

The get-up -- fashionable or over the top, depending on one's taste -- couldn't disguise ...Read more

Steelers beat Bengals 29-14 at Heinz Field

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PITTSBURGH -- That rivalry between the Steelers and Cincinnati came out one-sided again Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers won, 29-14, and have now beaten the Bengals five straight times, eight of the past nine and 13 of the past 16.

The victory opened a healthy lead for the Steelers at 5-2 in the AFC North Division. Cincinnati slipped to 2-4 ...Read more

Dominant defensive effort sparks Bears' blowout win over Panthers

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CHICAGO -- The dagger, believe it or not, came on the game's ninth play Sunday. With the Panthers nearing the red zone, Cam Newton took a shotgun snap, faked a handoff to Christian McCaffrey and scurried right for an option pitch. The play call was iffy. The execution was far worse. Newton's pitch to Curtis Samuel caught the receiver off balance...Read more

Chargers defense overpowers Broncos in 21-0 victory

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CARSON, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers are the hottest team in the AFC.

The 90-degree plus temperatures probably would've made that so anyways on Sunday, but an amazing pass rush and some timely big plays made that statement true in a more important way.

After beating the Denver Broncos 21-0 Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson, the Chargers...Read more

Seahawks start slow but finish with a flurry to down Giants, 24-7

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After a few agonizing seconds concluding one of the few plays of the game that compelled fans to get out of their seats, Seattle receiver Paul Richardson won the fight with New York's Landon Collins for control of the ball.

And when he did, it also finally gave the Seahawks control of a game that until that point had ...Read more

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys back in sync after dominating 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Along with star-crossed running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys should give a game ball from Sunday's 40-10 blowout victory against the winless San Francisco 49ers to Judge Paul Crotty.

It was Crotty, the senior judge in the Second District of New York, who gave Elliott a 14-day temporary restraining order on ...Read more

Rams prove their mettle on the road with shutout of Cardinals

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LONDON -- The road trips can be as short as a one-hour flight to San Francisco, several hours to Dallas or a 10-day stay in Jacksonville, Fla., and London.

It does not seem to matter.

The Los Angeles Rams appear to love the road life.

Their 33-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday before a crowd of 73,736 at Twickenham Stadium ...Read more

Dez Bryant ties Bob Hayes for most TD catches in Cowboys history

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dez Bryant has put himself in the Dallas Cowboys history books.

Bryant's touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco was the 71st of his career, tying him with Hall of Famer Bob Hayes.

Bryant got open in the back of the end zone and managed to get both feet down for a 2-yard score. That ...Read more

Moore lifts Dolphins to thrilling 31-28 victory over the Jets

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MIAMI -- Maybe the fans were right.

We want Moore?

Why wouldn't they?

Matt Moore was the reason the Dolphins won Sunday.

Playing in place of an injured Jay Cutler, Moore rallied the Dolphins from 14 down in the fourth, lifting Miami past the Jets, 31-28, on Sunday.

Moore completed 13 of 21 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in his ...Read more

Report: Marcus Peters plans to back up Marshawn Lynch in suspension appeal

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The friendly/familial bond between Marcus Peters and Marshawn Lynch goes so far that the Chiefs cornerback reportedly wants to help the Raiders star in an appeal against his NFL suspension.

According to multiple national reports, Peters will speak on behalf of Lynch at the running back's upcoming appeal of a one-game ban he received after ...Read more

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler suffers chest injury against Jets

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Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's game against the New York Jets in the third quarter because of a chest injury.

Cutler, who has started the past six games as Ryan Tannehill's replacement, was tackled to the ground by Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins at the end of deep pass to Kenny Stills, which drew a penalty for defensive holding. ...Read more

Joe Thomas' streak ends, DeShone Kizer benched as Browns fall to Titans in overtime

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CLEVELAND -- The spectacular consecutive snap streak of 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas ended and coach Hue Jackson benched rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer again in an eventful Browns game.

The only predictable thing that happened was the Browns lost, falling 12-9 to the Tennessee Titans in overtime Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The ...Read more

Vikings defeat Ravens, 24-16, in field goal duel

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MINNEAPOLIS -- As he outlined the Vikings' multi-faceted effort to improve their offense this offseason, Mike Zimmer laid out a magic number: 21.

The Vikings, from 2014-16, were 20-3 when they'd scored at least 21 points. It was a reasonable enough threshold to reach on a weekly basis, Zimmer reasoned, that a team built on a stifling defense ...Read more

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas' consecutive snap streak ends with injury in third quarter vs. Titans

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The amazing consecutive snap streak of Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas ended Sunday when he suffered a left triceps injury with 5:35 remaining in the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans.

Thomas played the first 10,363 snaps of his 11-year NFL career. The Browns believe it's the longest streak in NFL history.

Spencer ...Read more

Cowboys center Travis Frederick using NFL platform to 'block out hunger'

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FRISCO, Texas -- Hunger likely isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an NFL offensive lineman.

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro center Travis Frederick is the first to acknowledge that.

"It is ironic," the 6-foot-3, 317-pound Frederick said, smiling. "But that's also why we played on that in the name of the foundation -- Blocking ...Read more

Rams taking London twist in stride

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As rap music blared from a speaker, Los Angeles Rams players emerged from a rugby training building and made their way onto a field surrounded by trees tucked in the English countryside.

Several bundled themselves in sweats and beanies to stay warm in the chilly fall weather. Coach Sean McVay appeared energized in his trademark blue shorts.

...Read more