Detroit Lions fall to Green Bay Packers, 23-22

Sports / Football /

Detroit vs. everybody?

More like Detroit vs. every ref.

That's what it felt like on Monday when the Detroit Lions were gut punched in a 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

The Lions were leading 22-13 when they sacked Aaron Rodgers on a third-and-10 play early in the fourth quarter.

Lions defensive end Trey Flowers was ...Read more

Sad reality for Jerry Jones: Cowboys are not an elite team but he's happy to be alive

Sports / Football /

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones initially and purposefully tried to accentuate the positives in the aftermath of Sunday's devastating 24-22 loss to the formerly winless and hapless New York Jets.

He talked about how the Cowboys fought to get back in the game after trailing 21-3.

He spoke of the competitiveness of ...Read more

Chargers hope to know more about Russell Okung's status this week

Sports / Football /

CARSON, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn indicated Monday that left tackle Russell Okung is undergoing testing and said the team should know more about his status when the players resume practice Wednesday.

After missing the required first six weeks of the regular season, Okung is now eligible to return from the nonfootball ...Read more

Coach Freddie Kitchens challenges Browns to become a team: 'All this talent we've got, that's gotten us 2-4'

Sports / Football /

BEREA, Ky. -- The bond supposedly built during the Browns' four-day trip to Indianapolis in August was a mirage.

With his underachieving team facing the harsh reality of a 2-4 start, Browns coach Freddie Kitchens pushed a "Do your job" motto and challenged his players to morph from a group into a team during their bye week.

"At some point, we ...Read more

Chiefs will use next 2 days to 'get an idea' on Sammy Watkins' status, Andy Reid says

Sports / Football /

The Kansas City Chiefs have a short week of preparation before traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos Thursday night.

Whether their plans involve wide receiver Sammy Watkins remains to be seen after Watkins (hamstring) missed Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Houston Texans.

"He worked hard last week in the rehab part of it," Chiefs coach Andy ...Read more

Anquan Boldin, remembered for Super Bowl heroics and 'huge' presence in locker room, community, retires as a Raven

Sports / Football /

It began during a poolside conversation with Ray Lewis at the Pro Bowl. From there, Anquan Boldin knew he needed to find his way to Baltimore, where he felt certain his confident, physical style would fit perfectly with the Ravens.

He proved correct.

After the Ravens traded for Boldin in March 2010, he caught 186 passes over three seasons and ...Read more

Dolphins appear unsettled at QB position as Miami's evaluation of Josh Rosen may already be over

Sports / Football /

DAVIE, Fla. -- Brian Flores may have pulled Josh Rosen in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, injecting life into the Miami Dolphins offense during their near-comeback victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Flores also reiterated Monday that Rosen will remain as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, despite leaving the window open for ...Read more

Mitch Trubisky practices with the Bears — but he isn't cleared yet to play Sunday vs. the Saints

Sports / Football /

The Bears have opened the door a crack for the possibility of Mitch Trubisky returning to action Sunday against the Saints.

The third-year quarterback was back practicing Monday at Halas Hall and, according to coach Matt Nagy, formally resumed throwing for the first time since injuring his left shoulder during the Bears' Sept. 29 win over the ...Read more

Eagles coach Doug Pederson voids his guarantee, says he was just showing confidence in his team

Sports / Football /

That wasn't a guarantee Monday morning, Doug Pederson said, but an expression of confidence in his team to bounce back from Sunday's embarrassing 38-20 loss at Minnesota.

In his noon news conference, Pederson tried to give context to his words from his weekly morning radio appearance on 94WIP, during which the Eagles coach said: "We're going ...Read more

Chargers players perplexed that Steelers' anthem was played at home game

Sports / Football /

CARSON, Calif. -- They'd already heard the chants, the cheers and the chaos, the Chargers well aware that their stadium had been overtaken by fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But now, with the arrival of the fourth quarter Sunday, they were hearing something over the giant speakers at Dignity Health Sports Park completely unexpected.

It was ...Read more

A Panthers QB decision is looming, but Kyle Allen continues to play (well) in the now

Sports / Football /

LONDON -- Eventually, the Carolina Panthers will have to make a difficult decision.

Their starting quarterback Cam Newton -- you know, the former NFL MVP? -- has missed the last four games while recovering from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. He played practically on one leg in Carolina's first two games this season, a pair of close losses,...Read more

Chargers' dismal play dooms comeback hopes in loss to Steelers

Sports / Football /

CARSON, Calif. -- With their stadium dominated by fans of the opposing team, the Los Angeles Chargers had to do something Sunday night to get the home crowd into the game.

Instead, they immediately fell behind by two touchdowns for the second consecutive week, were scoreless into the fourth quarter and ran out of time in trying to come back in ...Read more

Matthew Stafford will reach 40,000 yards faster than anyone in NFL history. Does it matter?

Sports / Football /

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions could become the 21st quarterback in NFL history to throw for 40,000 passing yards Monday night in Green Bay.

Already, you can hear the yawns. And read stories undercutting the milestone. These stories aren't part of a conspiracy to downgrade the accomplishment, of course. Just an attempt to understand ...Read more

Dolphins QB Josh Rosen takes benching in stride. He's still Miami's starter, Brian Flores says following loss to Redskins.

Sports / Football /

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Josh Rosen wanted to use the final 12 games of the Miami Dolphins season as a tryout to show coach Brian Flores, general manager Chris Grier and the team he could be their long-term starting quarterback.

Unfortunately for Rosen, his third start at the helm of Miami's offense in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Washington ...Read more

Missed extra point stalls Falcons' comeback against Cardinals

Sports / Football /

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After getting drubbed in Houston, the Falcons went to desert with the hope of turning around their fortunes.

But a week of bonding didn't produce the desired result, as the Cardinals used a fourth-quarter touchdown drive and a missed extra point by Matt Bryant to prevail over the Falcons 34-33 on Sunday at State Farm Stadium....Read more

49ers 20, Rams 7: Defensive heroics lead way to 5-0 record

Sports / Football /

LOS ANGELES -- Of the 49ers' five wins in five games to open this renaissance season, Sunday's 20-7 victory best captured their defense's downright dominance, as Jared Goff and the host Los Angeles Rams inexplicably learned.

Making this victory even bigger: it was the 49ers' first win against a NFC West foe, and it came against their in-state ...Read more

Kirk Cousins throws four TD passes as Vikings sail past Eagles 38-20

Sports / Football /

MINNEAPOLIS -- The last time the Philadelphia Eagles played at U.S. Bank Stadium they won the highest scoring Super Bowl in history.

A year-and-a half after that victory over the Patriots -- which came after they ousted the Vikings in the NFC title game -- the Eagles could only watch as the Vikings put up their best offensive effort of the ...Read more

Lamar Jackson's huge rushing day lifts Ravens over Bengals, 23-17

Sports / Football /

BALTIMORE -- Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson finished with nearly 400 yards of total offense and the defense stifled the winless Cincinnati Bengals as the Ravens won their second straight game, 23-17.

Jackson finished with 236 passing yards (21-for-33) and a career-high 152 rushing yards, the fourth most by a quarterback in NFL history. He's ...Read more

Seahawks improve to 5-1 after Russell Wilson guides Seattle to comeback win on road vs. Brown

Sports / Football /

CLEVELAND -- A game that began with a 20 mph wind blowing off Lake Erie was dangerously close to simply being blown off course most of the day.

But as has become the custom for the Seahawks this season, quarterback Russell Wilson remained a rock of stability when all around him often seemed total chaos.

After the Browns took the lead following...Read more

Chiefs lose 31-24, at home, to the Texans

Sports / Football /

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All Chiefs games are the same now.

Patrick Mahomes throws for many, many yards, some in spectacular fashion. He also runs for his life on many, many snaps because the opponent knows what's coming and the offensive line is only three-fifths intact.

And the opponent rushes for many, many, MANY yards.

You can sprinkle in some...Read more