Jimmy Garoppolo's season ends with foot fracture in 49ers' win over Dolphins

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo went down fighting Sunday, and as he tried to limit the lost yardage on a third-down sack, his left foot was fractured in the process.

That put a sudden halt to his season, not to mention the best four-game stretch of Garoppolo’s career, which has been interrupted by multiple injuries since he made his ...Read more

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3 takeaways from Raiders' win: Davante Adams, Chandler Jones star

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LAS VEGAS — Three takeaways from the Raiders’ 27-20 victory over the Chargers on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium:

1. Three straight

The Raiders got big contributions from their offseason acquisitions and overcame another slow start to win their third straight game.

Wide receiver Davante Adams had another big game, and defensive end Chandler ...Read more

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Instant analysis of 49ers' 33-17 win over Dolphins -- and loss of Jimmy Garoppolo

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – As unsightly as it was for the 49ers to have another injured quarterback carted off their home field, they won yet again.

Their fifth consecutive win came Sunday by outlasting the Miami Dolphins 33-17 and overcoming Jimmy Garoppolo’s foot injury on the 49ers’ opening possession.

Some 2 ½ months after the 49ers lost...Read more

Five things that stood out about the Chiefs' crushing loss to the AFC-rival Bengals

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CINCINNATI — Well, we’ve certainly been in these parts before.

Without the lesson, apparently.

A late-season loss to Cincinnati, riddled with a bad turnover and a worse late-game coaching decision.

The Bengals beat the Chiefs 27-24 in a game that could have massive implications on playoff seeding, and the Chiefs will have no shortage of ...Read more

Seahawks snap losing skid with comeback win over Rams

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — This was Geno Smith’s moment.

In a season of redemption for the one-time savior of the New York Jets — and the player that so many figured would wilt in having to take over for Russell Wilson — Smith had maybe his best moment as a Seahawk, leading Seattle to a game-winning touchdown with a 10-play, 75-yard drive, ...Read more

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Giants defense gets 20-20 tie against division rival Washington Commanders

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Neither the Giants or the Washington Commanders deserved to win on Sunday. And neither did.

Graham Gano’s 58-yard field goal try fell woefully short at the buzzer of a 20-20 overtime tie between the NFC East rivals that are battling for a playoff spot.

The Giants (7-4-1) and Commanders (7-5-1) will meet in a rematch...Read more

Lions roll past Jaguars for 4th win in 5 games

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DETROIT — The debut of Jameson Williams had Detroit Lions fans buzzing Sunday, but even though the rookie receiver was held without a catch in limited action, the Lions offense gave the home crowd at Ford Field plenty to cheer about on Sunday.

The Lions scored on the first eight of the team's possession, prior to taking a knee to end the game...Read more

Steelers ride ground game to win over Falcons

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ATLANTA — The Steelers gave the Falcons a dose of their own medicine. Facing the NFL’s second-ranked rushing offense, it was the Steelers who powered their way to a 19-16 victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Steelers out-rushed the Falcons, 155-146. They have averaged 158 rushing yards per game in their past five games.

The Steelers ...Read more

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Justin Fields returns, but Chicago Bears lose their 6th straight game -- and 8th straight to Green Bay Packers

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CHICAGO — Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears offense had a chance to break a nearly four-year losing streak to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

Down by a point late in the fourth quarter, the Bears were marching downfield when Fields threw a pass toward Equanimeous St. Brown. Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander was ...Read more

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Eagles-Titans analysis: Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown are overwhelming in a 35-10 win

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The chants are only getting louder for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Hurts on Sunday delivered another stellar performance against the Tennessee Titans. His efforts — 392 combined yards and four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) — proved to be the deciding factor in the Eagles’ 35-10 victory ...Read more

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With QB Lamar Jackson injured, backup Tyler Huntley leads late TD drive as Ravens rally past Broncos, 10-9

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BALTIMORE — Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley scored a go-ahead touchdown run to lead the Ravens to a last-minute 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos, brightening an afternoon dampened by the loss of quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Huntley’s 2-yard keeper with 28 seconds remaining helped the Ravens (8-4) avoid one of the biggest upsets in recent ...Read more

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Vikings survive another thrilling finish, beating Jets 27-22 to reach 10-2

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings are 9-0 in one-score games. They put a new spin on their escape act on Sunday afternoon.

Though they allowed Jets quarterback Mike White to lead his team to 486 yards in his second start of the season, the Vikings stopped New York on five of six red-zone trips, sealing a 27-22 win with Camryn Bynum's fourth-down ...Read more

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John Romano: His journey to the NFL included the Big Brother he never knew he needed

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TAMPA, Fla. — Funny, the bonds that keep us together.

It’s not proximity. It’s been almost 10 years since they have lived in the same state, let alone the same town. It’s not birthdays, either. The Big is in his 40s now, and his Little is still a month shy of 24.

It’s not color, background, blood or vocation. If you were to muse ...Read more

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Lions activating rookie WR Jameson Williams and DE Romeo Okwara

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — After the Lions suggested it would be a long shot for rookie receiver Jameson Williams or defensive end Romeo Okwara to see the field this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team has activated both players off the injured list a day ahead of the matchup.

That paves the way for Williams to make his season debut, ...Read more

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NFL DFS Week 13 optimal lineup

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Devising the perfect Daily Fantasy Sports strategy for the NFL can be a challenge, which is why I'm here to assist.

On DraftKings, it's important to remember you're playing full-point PPR with bonuses if a player surpasses 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards or 100 receiving yards.

Here is my optimal lineup for Sunday's $3 million Fantasy ...Read more

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Rams place QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve

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LOS ANGELES — The Rams on Saturday placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on injured reserve because of a neck injury, almost certainly ending the 14-year pro's season.

Stafford, 34, was cleared from concussion protocol on Friday but was declared out of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at SoFi Stadium.

John Wolford will start in place...Read more

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Paul Zeise: For better or worse the Deshaun Watson era for the Browns begins

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There are a lot of important NFL games this weekend, with the season winding down and the playoff races starting to shape up. This time of year seems to be when the games become more interesting, as there is far more of a sense of urgency.

The one game that is rather meaningless in the grand scheme of things is Browns-Texans, as neither team is...Read more

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Sam McDowell: The Chiefs have mostly moved on from Cincinnati. Mostly. One thing they've yet to do.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The week begins with some film of the most recently played game, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes often embarks on that process on the flight home.

It allows him to more quickly move to tape of the upcoming opponent, which amounts to a collection of five or six relevant games. If that includes a recent matchup with ...Read more

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Odell Beckham Jr. completes Giants visit, flies to Buffalo with noise building on Cowboys

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NEW YORK — Sterling Shepard was FaceTiming with Odell Beckham Jr. during the Giants’ open locker room Friday, asking when his friend would be at the facility and joking that “the Feds” — the local media — were hot on OBJ’s trail.

“I would be lying if I [said] having Odell in the locker room wouldn’t help this team,” Saquon ...Read more

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Jerry Jones responds to LeBron James. What does he think of the NBA legend?

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And on the ninth day, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took the high road.

Jones has been under national scrutiny since a Nov. 23 Washington Post profile on why he’s never hired a Black head coach included a 1957 photo of a 14-year-old Jones standing behind several white students blocking the desegregation efforts of six Black students at ...Read more