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.

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Tentative court date set for Elliott's preliminary injunction

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FRISCO, Texas -- A court date has been set for Ezekiel Elliott vs. the NFL in the ongoing battle regarding his six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy and playing status for this year.

A tentative docket entry in the Southern District of New York indicates that a preliminary injunction hearing before Judge Katherine Failla...Read more

Marshawn Lynch suspended one game without pay

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Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game without pay for Thursday night's incident in which he made contact with a referee, the NFL announced Friday.

Lynch will miss the Raiders' Week 8 game at Buffalo, the team Lynch began his NFL career with.

Lynch has already appealed the suspension, according to ESPN.

Late in the first half of the ...Read more

Panthers' Kuechly out vs. Bears; Benjamin expected to play

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The Carolina Panthers will face one of the NFL's top rushing offenses without their top tackler and defensive leader.

Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago while he remains in the concussion protocol.

This marks the third consecutive season in which Kuechly will have missed at least one game because of ...Read more

Cowboys DE David Irving intends to do something during national anthem

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FRISCO, Texas -- David Irving didn't want to reveal his specific plans for what he might or might not do during the national anthem on Sunday before the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers.

But Irving has made a personal determination to do something to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He, along with Damontre Moore, ...Read more

Mike Mitchell's $48,620 NFL fine was for a hit on Charcandrick West, not Alex Smith

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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is almost $58,000 lighter after the NFL fined him for two illegal hits in the Chiefs game.

Mitchell was fined $48,620 for a head shot on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West and another $9,115 for a low hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The hit on Smith was penalized in the game, but the hit on West was not.

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Vikings' Barr insists he's not a dirty player, did not intend to injure Rodgers

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By the time Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr checked his phone at halftime of Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, the reaction had already been piling up on his digital doorstep.

About "3,000 notifications" Barr figured he had at that time, just an hour or so after he levied the hit that led to Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone.

"Mostly not too...Read more

Vikings WR Diggs sidelined for second consecutive game

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The Vikings will be without receiver Stefon Diggs, who has been ruled out after not practicing all week.

Diggs (groin), quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) and left guard Nick Easton (calf) have been ruled out by the Vikings ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Quarterback Case Keenum and left guard Jeremiah Sirles are ...Read more

Chiefs' AFC West winning streak snapped with 31-30 loss to Raiders

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- One couldn't help but wonder which version of the Chiefs the nation would be treated to Thursday night.

Would they see the high-scoring, fun-to-watch group that overwhelmed their first five opponents on the way to becoming the NFL's sole undefeated team at 5-0? Or would they see the offensively-inept, undisciplined run-...Read more

Raiders win wild game with no time left, defeat Chiefs, 31-30

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is paid like an elite franchise quarterback. He had a chance to finally validate his salary in 2017, if only for one game, with one final drive.

Less than three minutes on the clock, ball on the Raiders' 15-yard line, Carr under center with one timeout, Chiefs up six.

Oh yeah, maybe even Oakland's season on the ...Read more

Former passers know what Hundley faces replacing a player of Rodgers' stature

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Brett Hundley faces the daunting task of filling in for injured Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers, among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Bubby Brister knows how Hundley feels.

So does Jay Fiedler.

And Jeff Garcia.

Brister stepped into the shoes of John Elway in Denver. Fiedler followed Dan Marino in Miami. Garcia was next in line in San...Read more

In 16th season, Panthers' Julius Peppers still producing at a high level

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The sequence was all too familiar. Julius Peppers bursting past a helpless offensive tackle, turning the corner with eye-catching athleticism and barreling down on a quarterback who didn't see him coming. When the hit came, the ball popped free.

Strip-sack. Turnover.

Same old, same old.

This was just last week, during Peppers' most recent ...Read more

Return to form has Gurley's fans excited

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- He is no fan of international NFL games that take him out of his routine, mess with his schedule and keep him on the road for more than a few days.

"Terrible," Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley said Thursday before the Rams departed for London.

But Gurley has a softer spot for the fans who will be in attendance ...Read more