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Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen (19) catches a touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles' Ronald Darby (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 07, 2018 - 5:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Linval Joseph whipped out the sunglasses, sat on the bench and pulled on the oxygen mask . Rest up, big man. Job well done. Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, the 330-pound Joseph returned a fumble 64 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings beat the...
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Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
October 07, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday "bittersweet," saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been "robbed" of his dream to play again in the NFL. While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free agent...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) makes a catch for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) defends in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
October 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger let the ball go before Antonio Brown broke out of his route and turned toward the pylon. It was throw that required anticipation and trust, the kind the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and All-Pro wide receiver have connected on countless times during their near...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) dives in for a rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
October 07, 2018 - 3:21 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Jordan Poyer and the Buffalo Bills couldn't care less about style points. After being on the losing end of some lopsided decisions, an offensively challenged, field-goal-dominated 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday is all that mattered. "Two-and-three is...
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Cleveland Browns kicker Greg Joseph celebrates after kicking a game-winning 37-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns won 12-9 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Richard)
October 07, 2018 - 2:25 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On their third try, the Browns finally figured out how to win in overtime. Rookie Greg Joseph's 37-yard field goal — a knuckleball that barely cleared the crossbar — with 2 seconds left in OT gave Cleveland a 12-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. After rookie quarterback...
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New York Jets' Isaiah Crowell (20) runs away from Denver Broncos' Shaquil Barrett (48) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 07, 2018 - 1:55 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Isaiah Crowell ran for a franchise-record 219 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown, and Sam Darnold threw two TD passes to Robby Anderson, including a 76-yarder, to help the big-play New York Jets snap a three-game losing streak with a 34-16 victory over the Denver...
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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard (94) returns a fumble by Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) for touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
October 07, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Johnson returned an interception for the tying score, and Sam Hubbard went 19 yards with a fumble for the clinching touchdown Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals from a 17-point deficit to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. With Joe Mixon back from knee surgery,...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11), defended by Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (20), catches an 8-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rey Del Rio)
October 07, 2018 - 11:55 am
The Latest on the NFL's Week 5 (all times EDT): ___ 2:50 p.m. The Detroit Lions have forced mistakes and taken advantage of some, helping them lead the Green Bay Packers 24-0 at halftime. Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers lost two of Green Bay's three fumbles over the first two quarters. The superstar...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, the Los Angeles Rams' bench reacts as running back Todd Gurley runs for his third touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Rams won 42-7. Less than a year later, the Rams are more than just the favorites of their division. A quarter of the way through the season, they may be the prohibitive Super Bowl favorites. The Rams (4-0) make their annual trip to Seattle on Sunday looking to take control of the division just five weeks into the season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 06, 2018 - 7:08 am
When last they met, the Eagles and Vikings were vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. Now they are searching for consistency. "Each week — and (Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz mentioned it and it's true," Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson says, "you're two plays away from maybe being 0-4...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2016, file photo, New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers speaks to reporters, in Florham Park, N.J. Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is dealing with what coach Todd Bowles calls a "serious" illness and it's uncertain if he'll be on the sideline for the team's game against Denver. Bowles made the unprompted announcement Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, during his news conference after the Jets' final full practice before facing the Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 05, 2018 - 1:57 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is dealing with what coach Todd Bowles calls a "serious" illness and it's uncertain if he'll be on the sideline for the game against Denver. Bowles made the announcement Friday to end his news conference after the Jets'...
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