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Cowboys’ stars show up in 28-17 victory over Cardinals
The Cowboys’ stars showed up in the second half, leading Dallas to a much-needed 28-17 victory over the Cardinals. Demarcus Lawrence had three of the Cowboys’ six sacks — two in the final...
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Larry Fitzgerald moves into eighth all time in receiving yards
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald moved into eighth place all time in receiving yards. He passed Marvin Harrison in the third quarter. Harrison had 14,580 yards. Next on the list for Fitzgerald is Steve...
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Dez Bryant carries Cardinals into end zone to give Dallas a 14-7 lead
The play didn’t start out as anything real special. Dez Bryant ran a shallow cross to the 13-yard line and caught the ball. Then the Cowboys receiver weaved and bobbled his way to near the goal line,...
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Cowboys continue offensive struggles but manage 7-7 halftime tie
Dak Prescott has passed for only 25 yards. Ezekiel Elliott has run for only 31, with 30 coming on one play. Dez Bryant has one catch for minus-3 yards. The Cowboys’ 57 total yards and 16 passing yards...
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Carson Palmer completes first 11 passes as Cardinals take early lead
Carson Palmer completed his first 11 passes, matching a career best to start a game, before throwing an incompletion. He finished the first quarter 12-for-13 for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals had...
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Cowboys collectively take a knee before anthem, then rise
The Cowboys and Cardinals were among six teams never to have a player protest during the national anthem by kneeling, sitting or raising a fist the past two years. It continued Monday. The Cowboys stepped...
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Patriots apologize for charging fans for tap water
It was on Sunday in New England and elsewhere. The heat at Gillette Stadium resulted in a run on bottled water. After the bottled water was gone, tap water was provided. The only problem? Stadium workers...
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Chargers push back against perception of sluggish sales
Much was made of the fact that the Chargers didn’t individually introduce players during Sunday’s home game against the Chiefs, with the implication being that Chargers fans were overwhelmed by...
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Terrance Williams in for Cowboys; Deone Bucannon out for Cardinals
The Cardinals won’t have linebacker Deone Bucannon, who remains out with an ankle injury. He was among the team’s inactives. Tight end Jermaine Gresham, who has a rib injury, is active. The...
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Jerry Hughes “disappointed” in Jim Kelly
Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes wasn’t happy about Jim Kelly’s public criticism of the team’s players who knelt during the national anthem Sunday. Indeed, Hughes criticized Kelly for...
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Browns building to win later, with a long road still ahead
Browns fans have heard this before: Their team, with the league’s youngest roster, are a work in progress. They were reminded of that yet again Sunday when the Browns lost to the Colts 31-28 to drop...
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Alejandro Villanueva: I threw my teammates under the bus unintentionally
Among the images from Sunday’s Steelers-Browns game was one of Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva standing by himself at the end of the tunnel to the field during the playing of the national...
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Vontaze Burfict is back
His three-game suspension has ended; Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back. The banishment, arising from a preseason hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, ended after Sunday’s loss to the...
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Packers sign LS Taybor Pepper, place Brett Goode on IR
The Packers signed long snapper Taybor Pepper on Monday after placing Brett Goode on injured reserve. Goode, the Packers long snapper for 10 seasons, has a hamstring injury. He also ended 2015 on injured...
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Packers say David Bakhtiari, Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels would have practiced Monday
The advent of weekly games on Thursday night has led to the existence of the Monday practice report for teams that will be playing a few days later. Most teams in that position don’t actually practice...
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Andrew Luck could practice this week but won’t play
Andrew Luck will not play this week, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday. While cautioning he isn’t guaranteeing anything, Pagano confirmed it’s a “possibility” Luck practices this...
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Brent Urban out long-term with Lisfranc injury
The Ravens defense will have to bounce back from their 44-7 loss to the Jaguars without the help of defensive end Brent Urban. Urban left Sunday’s game in London with a foot injury and coach John...
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Ford and Nike support player protest rights
To the extent that those who oppose the ability of NFL players to peacefully protest during the national anthem hope to influence sponsors to pressure the league and the players, two major sponsors are...
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Belichick: “One of the greatest things” about coaching is the diversity of people
Before Sunday’s game against the Texans, many players on the Patriots took a knee during the playing of the national anthem which led to a question for Patriots coach Bill Belichick about his reaction...
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Colts waive wide receiver Matt Hazel
The Colts waived wide receiver Matt Hazel on Monday. He played four offensive snaps and eight on special teams Sunday. The Colts originally claimed Hazel off waivers from Washington on Sept. 3. He played...
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Mike Pereira, Dean Blandino both say Von Miller penalty shouldn’t have been called
The last two people to run the NFL’s officiating department say they officials erred by handing Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller a costly taunting penalty on Sunday against the Bills. Miller got...
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Mike Mularkey: Richard Sherman’s late hit should have cost Seahawks
Mike Mularkey called Richard Sherman‘s late hit on Marcus Mariota “unnecessary, totally unnecessary.” Further, the Titans coach broached the idea of a rule change that automatically would...
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Better late than never, Jerry Richardson issues a statement
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was conspicuously silent, as nearly every other owner in the league issued some degree of statement following Donald Trump’s remarks over the weekend. And now that he...
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49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve
After defensive end Tank Carradine went down with a high ankle sprain in last Thursday’s loss to the Rams, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the team had to decide whether or not to put him on...
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OBJ gets to 300 catches faster than anyone else
It took Odell Beckham Jr. a little while to get going this year, but he’s done enough to make history. With nine catches on Sunday against the Eagles, Beckham has 301 in 45 career games. This means...
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Report: Some Cowboys planning protest tonight
The Cowboys have not had a player join the national anthem protest since Colin Kaepernick became a face of the movement last season. That will change tonight, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth...
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Where does anthem issue go from here?
Sunday’s anthem protests seemed to be more about responding to the Commander-in-Chief’s challenge than the issues that sparked kneeling and sitting in the first place (although concerns...
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Ben Roethlisberger having second thoughts about Steelers anthem stance
The Steelers already had one player step out of line regarding their team stance on the national anthem. Now, another one is wondering if they did the right thing. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...
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White House: President is not against anyone, is “for respect in our country”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a briefing on Monday afternoon and much of her time was spent fielding questions about President Trump’s comments about players who kneel during...
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Sam Bradford will start when ready, and Vikings don’t know when that is
The Vikings are still unsure when quarterback Sam Bradford will return to the starting lineup, although it’s a question of when, not if. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said today that if he isn’t...
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Cardinals promote Ricky Seals-Jones with Jermaine Gresham nursing a rib injury
The Cardinals promoted tight end Ricky Seals-Jones from the practice squad, a sign of concern about the health of Jermaine Gresham. The team listed Gresham as questionable with a rib injury. Troy Niklas and...
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Will Fuller progressing toward a Sunday return
Texans wide receiver Will Fuller could return Sunday after missing the first three games with a broken collarbone. Fuller fractured his collarbone Aug. 2. He returned to practice last Monday, but the Texans...
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Julio Jones will be limited in practice by back injury
The Falcons won’t release their first injury report of the week until Wednesday, but we know one player who will be listed on it. Coach Dan Quinn said on Monday that wide receiver Julio Jones will be...
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Ben McAdoo would rather talk about Odell Beckham’s play than his celebration
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham showed how productive he can be on the field during Sunday’s game against the Eagles when he caught two touchdowns in less than two minutes to tie the game at 14 in...
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Quintin Demps fractured forearm on Sunday
The Bears got their first win of the season on Sunday, but they lost a starting safety to an injury. Bears coach John Fox said on Monday, via the Chicago Tribune, that Quintin Demps fractured his left...
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MRI negative on Kelvin Benjamin’s knee
The Panthers need all the good news they can get, after their offense flat-lined against the worst defense in the NFL yesterday. Via Bryan Strickland of the team’s official website, the team got a...
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Report: Lavonte David expected to miss time with high ankle sprain
After leaving Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an ankle injury, linebacker Lavonte David said that X-rays were negative and described the injury as a “minor” one. He also said that he...
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Rams DL Ethan Westbrooks was arrested on gun charge this weekend
The Rams had the weekend off after beating the 49ers on Thursday night, which left time for one of their players to get into some trouble with the law. Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News ...
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Best of PFT: NFL stands up to Trump
The NFL's emotional response to President Trump's comments from Friday highlights Monday's PFT.
Lousiana lawmaker wants to take state money from Saints after protest
Since firing them is apparently not an option, a Louisiana lawmaker wants to strip state funding from the Saints after yesterday’s protest during the national anthem. Around 10 Saints sat during the...
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Odell Beckham: When I get in end zone, “the consequences are going to be what they are”
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct during Sunday’s loss to the Eagles when he did an impression of a dog urinating in the back of the end zone. The penalty...
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Justin Pugh: Giants players can handle getting called out by Ben McAdoo
The Giants are 0-3, coming off both a loss and a week when coach Ben McAdoo raised eyebrows with criticism of quarterback Eli Manning. But offensive lineman Justin Pugh says there are no issues in the...
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T.Y. Hilton: For us to have success, I have to make plays
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton had seven catches for 106 yards in the first two weeks of the season and the Colts lost both of those games. The third game of the year went better for both player and team....
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James Harrison was surprised Alejandro Villanueva did his own thing
When Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva was an Army Ranger, he was expected to follow orders. The fact that he didn’t on Sunday came as a surprise to at least one teammate. Villanueva was the...
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Seahawks ready to make noise vs. Colts in SNF
Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks are ready to host the Indianapolis Colts in what should be an exciting Sunday Night Football game (Oct. 1, 7 p.m. ET, NBC).
Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don...
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Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had yet another strong performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday. But the Vikings won’t be playing the Bucs every week; they’ll need someone who can get it...
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Elliot's 61-yard field goal highlights wild week
The Eagles' dramatic 61-yard field goal to secure a win highlighted a Week 3 of crazy finishes in the NFL.
Report: Darren Sproles tore ACL in addition to breaking arm
Eagles running back Darren Sproles left Sunday’s game against the Giants after getting hurt in the first half and a report on Sunday night indicated that he broke his arm. Sproles reportedly suffered...
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Pugh explains Giants' decision to lock arms
Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh addresses the team's decision to lock arms during the anthem, New York's loss at the hand of the Eagles' Jake Elliott as well as OBJ's TD celebration and ensuing penalty .
Another rough day for the L.A. Chargers
In addition to the fact that the Chargers lost for the third time in three games, the Chargers had a second straight pathetic accumulation of paying customers in a home stadium that is smaller than more...
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Lions lose to Falcons on gutsy call by officials
The Lions appeared to score what would have been a game-winning touchdown against the Falcons, but after review, the TD was overturned and due to a 10-second runoff, Detroit lost.
Josh Norman to Raiders receivers: Don’t run your mouth
Josh Norman has never been shy about expressing himself on or off the field, but he didn’t care for what he heard from Raiders wide receivers during Sunday night’s game. Norman said both...
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Jim Kelly “upset and sad,” hopes Bills stand and lock arms next week
Former Bills quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was on the field for the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Broncos and he raised his cap to the fans while holding his...
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Packers can go as far as Aaron Rodgers takes them
Aaron Rodgers continues to carry the Green Bay Packers but questions remain on whether or not that's enough to win against elite teams.
NFL’s Joe Lockhart: The president should know this is what real locker room talk is
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart roasted President Trump this morning, saying that NFL players who link arms and speak out on the issues that matter to them are the best of America — and referencing Trump...
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NFL responds to Trump with massive protest
Dan Patrick believes NFL players are within their rights to express themselves in peaceful protests, despite what President Trump said last Friday.
Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag
If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire...
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Jake Elliott on 61-yard game-winning field goal: It’s all a blur
Eagles rookie kicker Jake Elliott missed a 52-yard field goal in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Giants that might have made last-second fireworks unnecessary, but he more than made up...
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Tom Brady on Trump: “I certainly disagree with what he said”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady avoided the topic of his friend Donald Trump yesterday, emphasizing the love he had for his teammates. But during his weekly paid appearance on WEEI, Brady went as far as he...
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Monday morning one-liners
Offensive tweaks paid off for the Bills. Said Dolphins QB Jay Cutler, “That game was a wake-up call for us. We can’t just roll out there and expect it to happen. We have to prepare.” Patriots CB...
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Derek Carr wants all the blame for loss to Washington
Nothing went right for the Raiders last night. But quarterback Derek Carr got all the money, so he’s willing to take all the blame. Via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, Carr was prepared to take all...
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Some NFL owners condemn Trump, but most try not to fan the flames
Almost every NFL owner released some type of statement responding to President Trump on Friday night urging them to fire “son of a bitch” players who kneel for the national anthem. As...
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Jaguars “imposed their will” on Ravens
In the first two weeks of the season, the Ravens went 2-0 while outscoring the Bengals and Browns 44-10. Things flipped around in Week Three. The Jaguars throttled the Ravens from the first whistle to the...
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Trump’s reply to Robert Kraft includes another subtle message
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has always supported Donald Trump. Until he didn’t. And Trump seems to have noted that, with perhaps a subtle reply to Kraft to go along with the words he was saying. When...
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Drew Brees disagrees with President, kneeling during anthem
President Donald Trump’s comments on Friday night and throughout the weekend about the NFL needing to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem drew strong responses from inside and...
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Tyrod Taylor was laughing at Von Miller’s “unsportsmanlike” act
Tyrod Taylor was all smiles yesterday — and not just because the embattled Bills quarterback was excellent in a win over one of the league’s top defenses. Taylor also laughed off Von Miller‘s...
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Steelers feel they’re wasting their offensive talent
There was discussion about the Steelers’ slow offensive start after each of the first two weeks of the season, but the concern didn’t swell to a particularly high level because the team won both...
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Josh Norman on Donald Trump: “Not my president”
A new wave of protests during (not of) the national anthem was generally followed by a tide of players lining up to rip President Donald Trump. The last of the day, at least chronologically, was Washington...
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Adam Gase: Jets kicked the s— out of us
The Dolphins have had to jump through some hoops early this season thanks to a hurricane-induced change to their schedule and a player going AWOL the day before a game on top of the normal stresses that...
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Week 3 reminds us why we love football
Now that was a fun week of football. Starting Thursday night and through Sunday, the NFL action was outstanding — everything we want the NFL to be, as long as we’re able to keep politics from...
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SNF on NBC: Colts vs. Seahawks in Week 4
Indianapolis will head west to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in Week 4 of SNF on NBC. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth break down the matchup.
Oakland Raiders can't dwell on loss for long
The Washington Redskins have a tall task next week with the Kansas City Chiefs while the Oakland Raiders have no time to dwell on the loss with an AFC West showdown looming with the Broncos.
Josh Norman: 'Everybody said we couldn't do it'
A passionate Josh Norman reacts to a big win over the Raiders and says the Redskins defense made it personal all night.
Cousins: Depth a big factor in Redskins' success
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins talks about the impressive performance by the defense and the team's decision to lock arms during the national anthem.
Thompson announces arrival vs. Raiders
Chris Thompson explains why he was able to be so effective against Oakland and credits the defense for making things easy for the offense.
Sunday Night wrap-up: Washington clicking on both sides of the ball
Washington coach Jay Gruden is doing business differently this year. But what he’s doing now is clearly working. After beating the Raiders 27-10, there’s reason to think this new way of calling...
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Chris Thompson accelerates for 74-yard play
On 3rd and 19, Chris Thompson catches a swing pass from Kirk Cousins and rambles 74 yards in a big play for the Redskins offense.
Turf problems plaguing Patriots at home
The New England Patriots already had to rip up the field turf once this year and the new surface is already raising some concerns with the NFLPA.
Luck's return could come at pivotal time for Colts
Andrew Luck is nearing a return to the lineup and it may come at a perfect time for the Indianapolis Colts.
Vikings may turn to Bridgewater at some point
Teddy Bridgewater will be brought back slowly by the Minnesota Vikings but the team could need him later in the year.
Tirico looks back at NFL protests from Week 3
NBC's Mike Tirico recaps some of the sights and sounds from protests around the NFL during Week 3.
Will NFL alter rules on being present for anthem?
The NFL saw a new trend of protests during the anthem as teams decided to stay in the locker room during the performance. Will that continue?
Falcons need to give Freeman ball more often
The Atlanta Falcons may be 2-1 but here's how the defending NFC champions can still improve heading into October.
Falcons RBs carry offense in thrilling win
Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman lifted the Falcons to a huge road win while Brandin Cooks and Tom Brady showed off a stronger connection in the Patriots victory.
Josh Doctson scores 52-yard touchdown
Josh Doctson streaks down the sideline and leaps to make a great catch, continuing on into the endzone to cap the seven-play, 75-yard drive.
Report: Darren Sproles has broken arm
The Eagles are bracing for some bad news on running back Darren Sproles. Sproles suffered a broken arm in today’s game against the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sproles is currently out...
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Josh Doctson scores first career touchdown, gives Washington 21-0 lead
Washington has been waiting for Josh Doctson to become a big-play threat since the day they drafted him. What he did in the third quarter suggests he might be worth the wait. The oft-injured wide receiver...
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Is Seattle Seahawks' defense wearing down?
The Seattle Seahawks defense has not been the same in 2017 and that has gotten the team off to a bad start this year.
Seahawks' D needs to play better as unit for SNF
The Indianapolis Colts are coming off their first win of the year while the Seattle Seahawks are searching for their vaunted defense to return to form heading into Sunday Night Football on NBC.
NFLPA has concerns about Patriots’ new field
The Patriots sufficiently disliked the the playing surface they’d installed in May to remove it after two preseason games, one practice. and one regular-season game. The NFL Players Association doesn...
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John Fox hopes Marcus Cooper’s bonehead play is a learning experience
The Bears earned their first win of the season today despite Marcus Cooper making the dumbest play of the year. Bears coach John Fox hopes Cooper learns from it. Cooper was en route to an easy touchdown off...
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Mike Zimmer calls Sam Bradford “day to day” but uncertain whether QB can play next week
Sam Bradford didn’t attend Sunday’s game. He missed seeing his backup earn a game ball by passing for 369 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-17 drubbing of the Buccaneers. “Case Keenum...
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Washington up 14-0 after another interception
If the Raiders are going to continue to turn it over, they’re going to pay for it. For the second time tonight, Washington answered an interception with an impressive touchdown drive, good for a 14-0...
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Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too
They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with...
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Kareem Hunt has best start for rookie RB since Billy Sims
Not since Billy Sims of the 1980 Lions took the NFL by storm has a rookie running back done what Kareem Hunt has accomplished for the 2017 Chiefs. According to the NFL, Hunt matched Sims and Dutch Sternaman...
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Raiders, Redskins players protest during anthem
Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins players protest during the national anthem before their game on Sunday Night Football.
Washington capitalizes on turnover for early lead on Raiders
Some folks in Washington got off to a good start today. Taking advantage of an early interception of Derek Carr, Washington’s out to a quick 7-0 lead on the Raiders. After safety Montae Nicholson...
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Raiders wanted to stay in locker room for anthem
Three teams stayed in the locker room during the national anthem on Sunday. The Raiders would have been No. 4, but they ultimately chose not to. As explained by Michele Tafoya of NBC’s Sunday Night...
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Alex Smith: Trump “couldn’t condemn violent neo-Nazis”
Many players have made their feelings known about President Donald Trump’s recent remarks, and Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith noted a lack of consistency in his recent attacks on players who won’...
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NFL perfectly handled response to President Trump
Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison discuss how the NFL handled the response to President Trump's comments.
Jim Caldwell on final play: They ruled it correctly and that’s the way it is
The Lions thought they had a last second victory over the Falcons when officials ruled wide receiver Golden Tate got into the end zone with eight seconds left to play in Sunday’s game, but a replay...
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Second half success a theme for Marcus Mariota
The Titans scored on their first four possessions of the second half as they defeated the Seahawks 33-27 in Week 3.
Mike Evans on protest: It’s unpatriotic of the President for not respecting our rights
Mike Evans was the first player to protest President Donald Trump. He did it last year shortly after the election, drawing criticism at the time for kneeling during the national anthem. The Buccaneers...
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Von Miller: I killed the game with unsportsmanlike conduct penalty
The Broncos appeared set to get the ball back down seven points with just under eight minutes to play in Sunday’s game against the Bills when a penalty flag changed the scenario. Linebacker Von Miller...
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Cris Collinsworth wants apology from Trump
Cris Collinsworth shares his thoughts on President Trump's recent comments and explains why he believes an apology is necessary.
Stills, Thomas look back at reactions from protest
Miami Dolphins' Kenny Still and Michael Thomas discuss their protests during the national anthem last year and the reaction they faced from it.
NFL players, coaches protest during anthem
The Football Night in America crew discusses the protests in the NFL on Sunday following President Trump's comments at a rally.
Geronimo! Big pass to Allison helps Packers to OT win
Aaron Rodgers has the first overtime win of his NFL career. Including the playoffs, Rodgers lost the first seven times his teams were extended to an extra period but they came out on top against the Bengals...
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Mike Tomlin angry that Trump comments dragged the NFL into B.S.
After his team declined to participate in the national anthem today, a visibly angry Steelers coach Mike Tomlin addressed President Trump’s comments, saying it’s wrong to drag the NFL into a...
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OBJ won’t be suspended for his touchdown celebration
Joe Buck didn’t call it a disgusting act, but it wasn’t pretty. After scoring his first touchdown of the season, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dropped to all fours and lifted a leg, miming...
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Titans run for 195 yards in a 33-27 victory over Seahawks
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 373 yards — his career best in the regular season — and four touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to offset the Titans’ big plays and...
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NFL will televise unity spot during Sunday Night Football
A day of protests but also displays of togetherness will end with the league televising a “unity” spot during Sunday Night Football on NBC. The 60-second video, narrated by Forest Whitaker,...
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Kareem Hunt does it again as Chiefs improve to 3-0, drop Chargers to 0-3
Today’s game in Los Angeles was just like every game for the Chargers and Chiefs this year: The Chargers lost, and the Chiefs won. After losing on missed field goals in Weeks One and Two, the Chargers...
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Packers rally to force overtime
The Packers were down 14 points at halftime and added to their long list of injured players during the second half, but they’ve still got a chance to emerge from Week Three with a win over the Bengals...
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Reaction from NFL protests around the league
NFL players and coaches released statements and protested during the national anthem on Sunday after President Trump addressed the protests at an Alabama rally.
Josh Norman: I still have more work to do
Redskins corner Josh Norman talks about how he handles some of the top receivers in the NFL and his confidence in his game.
NFL players and coaches respond to President Trump
Numerous NFL players and coaches including Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Broncos LB Von Miller and Saints QB Drew Brees discuss President Trump's recent comments.
Jordan Reed, Rob Kelley won’t play on Sunday night
The Raiders defense won’t have to deal with a couple of key offensive players when they hit the field in Washington on Sunday night. Tight end Jordan Reed and running back Rob Kelley are both out for...
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Fines aren’t expected for players who stayed in the locker room for anthem
Three teams (minus one player) and at least one player remained in the locker room during the national anthem on Sunday. While technically an act for which players can be fined in the discretion of the...
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Offenses break out in Tennessee as Titans lead Seahawks
The Titans and Seahawks combined for 16 points in the first half. They’ve already combined for 37 in the second half as the Titans lead 33-20 early in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson, who went 7-of...
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Kelvin Benjamin is OK following knee injury that knocked him out of game
The Panthers lost receiver Kelvin Benjamin earlier in their loss to the Saints. But they apparently won’t be losing Benjamin for long, if at all. PFT has confirmed that Benjamin is “fine”...
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Bill O’Brien on failure to call timeout in waning seconds: I screwed that up
The Texans might have had enough time for a long game-tying field-goal try by Ka’imi Fairbairn on the final play if not for mismanaging the clock in the waning seconds. After the Patriots took a 36-33 lead...
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Clete Blakeman explains ruling on wild blocked FG by Bears
The first half of Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Bears ended with a wild play as the Bears blocked a Chris Boswell field goal attempt and cornerback Marcus Cooper almost returned the ball for...
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Deshaun Watson passes on question about Texans’ show of unity
Deshaun Watson passed for 301 yards on 33 attempts against the Patriots, and then he passed once more in postgame interviews. The Texans rookie quarterback wouldn’t talk about the team’s show of...
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Sean Payton on the President: “I think we need a little bit more wisdom in that office”
After the Saints scored their first win of the season, their coach scored some points with those who objected to President Trump’s recent verbal assault on those who choose not to stand for the anthem...
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Brady on boos during anthem: I’ve got a lot of love for my teammates
Before Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback win over the Texans, he stood for the national anthem with one arm intertwined with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and the other over his...
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Julius Peppers: Donald Trump “attacked … my brothers in the league”
Rarely in his 16-year career has Julius Peppers said anything dramatic. But by staying in the locker room while his teammates stood for the national anthem, the future Hall-of-Famer said plenty. In...
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Ron Rivera to players: “Think of the America we believe in”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera had some advice for his players last night, as teams were trying to decide how to respond to the anthem-related comments from President Donald Trump. Rivera suggested that his...
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Titans lead Seahawks 9-7 at half
There wasn’t much offense in the first half of the Seattle-Tennessee game as the Titans led 9-7. The Seahawks generated only five first downs and 127 yards, but 46 came on one play to set up a...
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Bengals roll over Packers on way to 21-7 halftime lead
The Bengals offense scored its first two touchdowns of the season and the defense provided a third while stifling the Packers offense on the way to a 21-7 halftime lead. William Jackson returned an...
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Lavonte David calls injured ankle “minor”
Lavonte David didn’t injure his knee but his ankle, and despite being carted off, the Buccaneers linebacker called it a “minor” injury. David left on a cart in the fourth quarter, but he...
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LeSean McCoy: It bothered me President objected to peaceful protest
Bills running back LeSean McCoy remained on knee or stretched during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Broncos in a change from what he’s done in the past and he confirmed...
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DeShone Kizer: “I’m no son of a bitch”
On Friday, President Donald Trump said of players who don’t stand during the national anthem, “Get that son of a bitch off the field.” Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer said after Sunday...
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Richard Sherman hits Marcus Mariota late as Seahawks-Titans game gets chippy
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman got his fourth penalty in the first half, though it didn’t cost Seattle any yards. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scrambled for a 4-yard gain before linebacker...
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OBJ on TD celebration: I’m a dog, so I acted like one
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught a pair of touchdowns during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Eagles and the celebrations he chose after each score drew questions following the game. Beckham’...
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Bengals go up 21-7 on second pick-six of Aaron Rodgers’ career
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came into Sunday’s game against the Bengals having thrown one interception that was returned for a touchdown during his NFL career. That number is up to two in the...
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Richard Sherman gets three penalties on one play
Officials ran out of flags for Richard Sherman and began throwing hats. The Seahawks cornerback got three penalties — a hat trick — on one play in the first quarter against the Titans. Officials...
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Bengals: Football and politics don’t mix easily
The Bengals were among the few teams who did not issue a statement regarding player protests and/or President Donald Trump’s remarks about them before they kicked off on Sunday, but they issued one a...
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Patriots hold off Texans as Tom Brady delivers another comeback
Tom Brady does what Tom Brady does, leading the Patriots to a come-from-behind 36-33 victory over the Texans. In one of the most entertaining games of the season, the Texans stood toe-to-toe with the...
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Jake Elliott nails 61-yard field goal to beat Giants
The Eagles gave up a 14-0 lead in the fourth quarter and had to come back twice to tie the Giants, but all’s well that ends well in Philadelphia. Rookie Jake Elliott nailed a 61-yard field goal as...
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Bears stun Steelers in overtime
The Steelers were 2-0, the Bears were 0-2 and everyone thought Pittsburgh would have an easy win today in Chicago. But sometimes football is funny. In a game that featured the craziest play of the season,...
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Lions lose on overturned touchdown, 10-second runoff
The Lions had what appeared to be another incredible fourth-quarter comeback victory today in Detroit. And then came instant replay. After Golden Tate appeared to score a game-winning touchdown with eight...
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Case Keenum makes strong case for NFC Offensive Player of Week in Vikings’ win
Sam Bradford was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after the season opener. He missed his second consecutive game with a knee injury, and unlike last week, the Vikings didn’t miss him in a 34-17...
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Colts hang on to beat Browns for first win
The Colts did enough in the first half to keep the Browns at arm’s length. And the Browns didn’t do enough with the things at the end of their arms to give themselves a shot. After quarterback...
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Jets can’t finish shutout, but still get first win
The Jets shut out the Dolphins for the first 59:54 of Sunday’s game, but they weren’t able to keep Miami off the board for the duration. Jay Cutler hit DeVante Parker for a touchdown with six...
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Bucs lose another defensive player as Lavonte David carted off
The Bucs added injury to their 34-17 loss to the Vikings, losing one defender after another. Though most returned, linebacker Lavonte David left on a cart. David apparently has a left knee injury, according...
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Bills improve to 2-1, by beating the Broncos 26-16
There’s nothing flashy about the Bills offense. And that’s just fine with them. The Bills smothered the Broncos to improve to 2-1 with a 26-16 win at home. The Bills picked off Trevor Siemian...
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Saints blast Panthers, thanks to their defense
It’s a good thing Cam Newton played through that shoulder injury during some meaningless games last December, and waited until late March to have shoulder surgery. Or maybe not. The Panthers...
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Seahawks, Titans release statements about not participating in anthem
The Seahawks and Titans confirmed a Sunday afternoon report that they will not take the field until after the national anthem is played before Sunday’s game. The team released a statement on behalf of...
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Coaches film doesn’t resolve interference call from Thursday night
Did 49ers receiver Trent Taylor push off on what would have been a first-down catch to advance a potential game-winning drive on Thursday night? The world may never know. The coaches film posted at the...
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Bill O’Brien upset with officials after no call for defensive holding on third down
Bill O’Brien continued to yell at officials long after a third-down play in the fourth quarter, obviously upset at a non-call. Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers held Texans running back Tyler Ervin...
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Giants score twice in less than two minutes to tie Eagles
The Giants needed more than 11 quarters to score their first two touchdowns of the season, but they needed less than two minutes to score their third. Odell Beckham caught his second touchdown pass of the...
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Giants finally get on board in fourth quarter
It took the Giants the better part of the game to score their first points, but they got there and they still have time to pull out a win in Philadelphia. Odell Beckham got both feet down before going out...
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Gerald McCoy returns after reinjuring his ankle, but Bucs are depleted on defense
The Buccaneers began Sunday’s game with defensive tackle Chris Baker (flu), defensive end Jacquies Smith (flu) and cornerback Brent Grimes (shoulder) inactive. Things only got worse. Defensive tackle...
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Eddie Lacy, Jimmy Graham are active for Seahawks
Running back Eddie Lacy and tight end Jimmy Graham are active for the Seahawks. Graham was questionable with an ankle injury. Lacy was inactive last week, costing him a $62,500 bonus he receives for each...
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Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels, David Bakhtiari all out for Packers
The Packers listed seven players as doubtful on their final injury report of the week, but they could have gone ahead and ruled them out. All seven players missed practice all week and they will also miss...
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Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs having a field day against depleted Bucs defense
The Vikings haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009. That’s the longest drought in the NFL. At this rate, Minnesota won’t have one, but two 1,000-yard receivers this...
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Dolphins add fake punt to list of things not working for them on Sunday
The Dolphins came into the Meadowlands as favorites on Sunday afternoon, but the Jets have been in control of the game for most of the afternoon. They forced a three-and-out to open the third quarter and...
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Titans, Seahawks plan to remain in locker room for anthem
In one of the early games, one of the teams (except for one player, Alejandro Villanueva) remained in the locker room for the national anthem. In one of the late games, both teams will stay inside. Via...
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Colts beating down the Browns, 28-14 at halftime
The Colts may have found themselves a quarterback, at least for the time being. The Browns thought they had, but aren’t as far along in the process. Jacoby Brissett has had a brilliant first half, as...
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First half in Chicago ends with the craziest sequence of the year
The craziest sequence of events of this NFL season took place at the end of the first half in Chicago today. With five seconds remaining before halftime, the Steelers lined up for a field goal. It was...
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Eagles keep Giants off scoreboard in first half
The Eagles gave the Giants a gift shortly before halftime, but the Giants couldn’t take advantage of it. Facing fourth-and-8 near midfield, Eagles coach Doug Pederson opted to go for the first down...
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Bills hanging with Broncos, tied at halftime
It hasn’t been pretty, or conventional, but the Bills are standing toe-to-toe with the Broncos. Stephen Hasuchka just tied the game at 13-13 at halftime with a 55-yard field goal, allowing them to...
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President responds to renewed NFL anthem protests
Sunday’s games have brought a variety of reactions and responses to President Donald Trump’s overt challenge to the NFL and its players. The President has now responded to what was seen before...
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Jets shutting down Dolphins, lead 10-0 at halftime
The Jets didn’t lead for any part of their first two games this season, but they were the first team on the scoreboard Sunday and they remain in front at halftime. Quarterback Josh McCown and wide...
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Jadeveon Clowney gets touchdown as Texans stick with Patriots
The Texans defense looks like the Texans defense that ranked No. 1 in the league last season, and Jadeveon Clowney looks like the No. 1 overall pick he was in 2014. Clowney has two of the Texans’...
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NFLPA denies coordination with NFL on response to President
At a time when management and labor seem to be in full agreement regarding the verbal assault against pro football from the Commander-in-Chief, the NFL and NFL Players Association continue to agree to...
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Sam who? Case Keenum off to a good start as wounded Bucs lose another DL
Case Keenum didn’t put up terrible numbers last week, and he didn’t throw an interception. But the Vikings lost 26-9 to the Steelers. Things are going better for the Vikings backup quarterback...
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Kelvin Benjamin doubtful to return with knee injury
The Panthers are rapidly running out of difference-makers on offense. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin left the game with a left knee injury, and has been announced as doubtful to return. He’s currently...
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Darren Sproles to locker room; Eagles go up 7-0
The Eagles opened the game with a slew of injuries to their defensive backfield and a member of their offensive backfield got hurt early in the second quarter of their game against the Giants. Running back...
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Jerry Richardson won’t be issuing a statement in response to President Trump
At some point, we’ll post a list of the teams that didn’t issue a statement in response to the comments from President Trump. The final list will include at least one team: The Panthers. Via the...
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Bucs issue statement as DeSean Jackson, Mike Evans kneel during anthem
Bucs wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans knelt during the national anthem. Evans had his hand over his heart while on a knee. Shortly after kickoff, Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer released a...
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Jacoby Brissett gives Colts early lead on the Browns
Jacoby Brissett looks reasonably comfortable for a guy who has been on hand for a month. Maybe quarterbacks can succeed in a system that wasn’t designed specifically for them. The Colts quarterback...
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Saints take early lead, Panthers finally allow a touchdown
The Saints might not be able to stop anyone, but they still have Drew Brees. And that gives them a chance. Brees just led the Saints to an impressive first drive, hitting Michael Thomas for a touchdown and...
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Christopher Johnson linked arms with Jets players during national anthem
Jets owner Woody Johnson is not in New Jersey for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins and, unlike many other owners, he has not issued any statements in the wake of President Donald Trump’s call...
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Many Patriots kneel to boos during national anthem
While the Texans linked arms as a team during the national anthem, about 20 Patriots took a knee, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Multiple tweets, including Joe Kayata of NBC10, said some fans booed the...
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Alejandro Villanueva emerges from tunnel for anthem
The Steelers decided to stay inside the locker room during the national anthem, not as a political statement but to avoid putting players in tough spots. But that still put one player in a tough spot, and...
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Some Dolphins players wear pro-Kaepernick T-shirts
As kickoff for the 1:00 p.m. ET approaches, some Dolphins players are showing support for the man who sparked the anthem protests in 2016. Via various reports, multiple Dolphins players are wearing T-shirts...
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Paul Tagliabue: Trump remarks “insulting and disgraceful”
Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue has added his voice to the growing chorus of the NFL speaking against President Donald Trump’s remarks over the weekend. Appearing in Charlotte as a guest of...
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Mark Davis: I asked players not to protest in uniform, but won’t do that anymore
Raiders owner Mark Davis has joined many of his peers in making public comments about player protests this weekend. Davis spoke to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com and did not reference President Donald Trump...
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Jaguars destroy Ravens in London
The Jaguars came to play in London today, while the Ravens might as well have stayed in Baltimore. In the biggest blowout of this NFL season, the Jaguars absolutely destroyed the Ravens, winning 44-7. The...
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Bob McNair: Comments from President were “divisive and counterproductive”
More and more owners are responding to the comments from President Trump regarding anthem protests. And more and more of them are setting aside political leanings and responding to the remarks. “The NFL...
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Dont’a Hightower, Eric Rowe, Marcus Cannon out for Patriots
Cornerback Malcolm Butler was not in the starting lineup against the Saints last weekend, but it looks like he’ll be back this Sunday. Eric Rowe got the start across from Stephon Gilmore last week,...
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Week Three early inactives
Sunday’s action got off to an early start with the Jaguars and Ravens squaring off in London and the next wave of games will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll have all of the inactives from those...
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Mike Tomlin: “We’re not participating in the anthem today”
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to announce that they will sit out the national anthem as a team. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS before today’s game in Chicago that he and his team...
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Shad Khan: It was a privilege to stand with players on Sunday
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Jaguars owner Shad Khan both issued statements on Sunday morning after players on both teams knelt and linked arms while the national anthem was playing before their game at...
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Rex Ryan and all of ESPN’s NFL analysts blast Trump
Two weeks ago, ESPN admonished SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill for criticizing President Trump. Today, ESPN turned its NFL pregame show into a Trump-bashing session, with a former supporter of Trump leading...
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Report: Chargers reached out to Darrelle Revis
The Chargers expect to be without their top cornerback for the rest of the season after placing Jason Verrett on injured reserve with a knee injury that requires surgery. They may have their eyes on making...
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Report: Andrew Luck could do some work at practice this week
The Colts opted not to put quarterback Andrew Luck on the regular season version of the physically unable to perform list, which signaled their belief that Luck would be ready to practice and/or play in the...
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Haslams on the President’s comments: “Misguided, uninformed, and divisive”
More and more owners are issuing statements in response to the comments from President Trump regarding anthem protests, regardless of political leanings. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, a Republican...
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Jaguars dominating Ravens in London
The Ravens are turning in an ugly effort in London today. In the most costly play of the game yet, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco threw a pass intended for Jeremy Maclin that was intercepted by A.J. Bouye...
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Aaron Rodgers hints that he’ll kneel
The anthem protests and other efforts to advance the causes of racial equality and equal justice have been missing the direct involvement of franchise quarterbacks. That could end today. Packers quarterback...
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Broncos, Lions, Packers, Seahawks offer support for players speaking out
A number of NFL teams and owners have offered statements this weekend in response to President Donald Trump’s calls for them to fire players who protest during the national anthem. Some of the...
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Pete Carroll issues strong statement of support for players
On a Sunday that is expected to see national anthem protests continue to spread, thanks to the strong criticism levied against the NFL and its players by the President, the question becomes whether any...
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Ben McAdoo to continue calling offensive plays
After last Monday’s 24-10 loss to the Lions, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he was considering making “drastic” changes to his struggling offense and left open the possibility that he’...
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Jaguars’ offense surprisingly effective, takes early lead over Ravens
Surprise, surprise: Blake Bortles is facing one of the NFL’s best defenses, and he’s playing pretty well. The Jaguars’ beleaguered quarterback is off to a hot start in London, and...
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