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Sunday Night Football: Colts defeat 49ers 30-18 on a rainy night in the Bay Area
Some teams handle the elements better than others. On Sunday, a weather event called a Bomb Cyclone brought significant rain to the Bay Area, and wet conditions affected the matchup between the Colts and...
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Carson Wentz’s rushing touchdown gives Colts 13-12 halftime lead over 49ers
There are some nasty weather conditions in the Bay Area for Sunday’s matchup between the 49ers and Colts. But Indianapolis has taken advantage of a turnover late in the second quarter to take a 13-12...
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Matthew Stafford beats his old team, Rams move to 6-1 with 28-19 victory over Lions
The Lions pulled out several tricks, executing special teams plays that gave them extra opportunities. They were in position to take a late lead with the ball on Los Angeles’ 12-yard line with 4:53 left....
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Adam Thielen focused on 'resiliency' with Vikings
Vikings receiver Adam Thielen joins Kathryn Tappen to discuss his relationship with QB Kirk Cousins, look ahead to Minnesota's Week 8 Sunday Night Football matchup and more.
Leonard commends Wentz for 'silencing doubters'
Darius Leonard joins Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison to describe the challenges of playing in stormy weather, discuss how he prepares each week and share why Carson Wentz has made a difference in...
Cowboys' Week 8 success hinges on Dak's health
The Cowboys have a comfortable lead in the NFC East, but they'll need a healthy Dak Prescott if they want to grab the win in Week 8 against the Vikings on Sunday Night Football.
Who will rack up most regular season passing TDs?
Chris Simms and Kathryn Tappen take a look at the odds for most regular season passing TDs and discuss why Tom Brady is the undisputed leader after seven weeks.
Wentz leading Colts to believe they're 'dangerous'
Chris Simms explains to Kathryn Tappen how Carson Wentz has turned the corner with the Colts and why Indianapolis is "definitely a player" in the AFC this season.
SNF Week 8 preview: Cowboys vs. Vikings
The NFC East leaders head north to face the well-rested Vikings fresh off a bye on Sunday Night Football during Week 8.
'Aggressive' Colts upend struggling 49ers on SNF
A rainy Sunday Night Football matchup in San Francisco showed off the best of the aggressive Colts and confident Carson Wentz as well as the worst of the spiraling 49ers.
Chiefs offense has 'no room for error' with poor D
The Chiefs' downward season continued with a Week 7 thumping by the Titans with the KC defense's holes on full display.
Shanahan reflects on 'struggle' after fourth loss
Kyle Shanahan describes what went wrong in Week 7 after the 49ers fall to 2-4 in an 18-30 loss to the Colts on Sunday Night Football.
Wentz credits 'weapons around me' in Colts win
Carson Wentz discusses the Colts' rain-soaked victory over the 49ers as Indy stayed aggressive and took advantage of all their weapons.
Highlights: Colts weather desperate 49ers
The 49ers hit the ground running desperate for a win, but it was Carson Wentz and the Colts who left a rain-soaked Levi's Stadium victorious.
Pittman Jr. escapes 49ers D for crucial Colts TD
Carson Wentz connects with Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who evades Niners CB Dre Kirkpatrick and runs home to give Indy a 30-18 lead late in the fourth quarter.
Kyler Murray insists he is OK after taking some big hits Sunday
Kyler Murray knows how to protect himself, rarely taking many big hits. The Texans, though, got some shots in on the quarterback, giving the Cardinals a scare early in the game. Murray was sacked four times...
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Tom Brady catches Drew Brees for all-time four- and three-touchdown games
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady threw his 600th career touchdown passes on Sunday; that was the obvious headline of the 38-3 win. His accomplishments for the day also put him in a tie for first place in...
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49ers score a touchdown, down 20-18 early in fourth quarter
Since scoring a second field goal in the first quarter, the 49ers had been inept on offense with four punts and two fumbles. But San Francisco came alive in the final period, scoring a touchdown to bring...
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Week 7 recap: AFC darlings go down
The Football Night in America crew looks back at a wild Week 7 as two AFC powers went down, Matthew Stafford upended his former team and more.
After Jimmy Garoppolo fumble, Jonathan Taylor scores 5-yard touchdown for 20-12 lead
The rain has helped cause another turnover, this time a fumble by 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And already up by a point, the Colts were able to use the takeaway to extend their lead. Garoppolo at...
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Week 7 Speed Round: Top player, team storylines
The FNIA team hits the biggest topics from NFL Week 7, from Rich Bisaccia's surprising success with the Las Vegas Raiders to the Panthers and Dolphins' interest in Deshaun Watson.
Stafford 'wins game' for LAR vs. former team, Goff
The FNIA team unpacks a loaded Week 7 matchup, where Matthew Stafford proves heading to Los Angeles was the right move as he leads the Rams to a 28-19 win over Jared Goff and the Lions.
Bengals, Burrow 'rip through' Ravens
The Cincinnati Bengals gave the Baltimore Ravens a taste of their own medicine in Week 7, using the element of surprise as their schematic ally in their 41-17 division win.
Fletcher Cox: Defense not what it’s been, you can’t be as aggressive
Coaching changes are followed by scheme changes and the alterations to the defense in Philadelphia don’t seem to be a hit with veteran members of the team. The Eagles are 2-5 under new head coach Nick...
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Chiefs running out of time to save their season
Still fresh off their win over the Bills, Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans stomped all over the Chiefs, who become even more desperate for a win as the season ticks by.
Tyrod Taylor will practice this week
Tyrod Taylor will return to practice this week, six weeks after injuring his hamstring. Texans coach David Culley said it is undetermined whether Taylor will return to action in Week 8. “I feel like...
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Report: Josh Jacobs avoided serious chest injury
One of the few negative developments for the Raiders on Sunday was the loss of running back Josh Jacobs to a chest injury in their 33-22 win over the Eagles. Jacobs had gotten off to a strong start with 68...
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Wentz scampers for TD to grab lead for Colts
Carson Wentz fakes the handoff and takes it himself, outracing Jaquiski Tartt and Emmanuel Moseley to the goal line and giving the Indianapolis Colts the lead over the San Francisco 49ers.
C.J. Uzomah had a good reason for not getting tackled on his two touchdown catches
Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah celebrated National Tight End Day with a couple of long catches and runs for touchdowns. On both plays, he got away from the last Baltimore defender who had a shot to bring him...
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Tom Brady happy to have back the football from his 600th career touchdown
The football that Tom Brady threw for his 600th career touchdown likely is worth $500,000. His first touchdown pass, to Terry Glenn in an October 2001 game against the Chargers, sold for $428,842 at auction...
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Alie-Cox waltzes into end zone off of play-action
A solid play-action fake and pick play helps Mo Alie-Cox get wide open for Carson Wentz, who finds the tight end to get the Indianapolis Colts on the scoreboard against the San Francisco 49ers.
Kyle Pitts was “surprised and excited” by man coverage on final drive
When the Falcons took tight end Kyle Pitts with the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft, the hope was that he’d develop into a matchup nightmare for defenses in the passing game. It’s...
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49ers take early 9-0 lead after Jonathan Taylor fumble
Conditions are wet and rainy in Santa Clara, Calif. for tonight’s matchup between the Colts and 49ers. So far, San Francisco is handling it better than Indianapolis. Rookie running back Elijah...
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Eli Mitchell rolls to opening 49ers TD vs. Colts
Eli Mitchell sneaks through a hole in the Colts defense to find the first score of the game, giving the 49ers a 6-0 lead over the Colts at a rainy Levi's Stadium.
Jason Pierre-Paul says he’s playing with fractured finger, torn rotator cuff
Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been a fixture on the injury report this season and he discussed the extent of his injuries after Sunday’s blowout win over the Bears. Pierre-Paul said,...
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Tannehill still hoping for second NFL receiving TD
Mike Florio spoke to Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill about his history as a receiver at Texas A&M after a trick play gave him a chance at his second NFL receiving touchdown.
Jared Goff: Lions are a lot better than our record shows
The Lions have the worst record in the NFL at 0-7, but quarterback Jared Goff says that doesn’t accurately reflect what kind of team they are. After today’s closer-than-expected 28-19 loss to...
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Trade destination could come down to Watson
The Panthers have emerged as a second potential team for Deshaun Watson as the trade deadline approaches, but the final decision could come down to the Texans QB due to a clause in his contract.
J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins revel in Cardinals’ 31-5 victory over the Texans
J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins remain two of the biggest stars in Houston Texans history, but they are a big part of the Cardinals now. Neither had a huge hand in Sunday’s victory over their old team,...
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Buccaneers cruise to 6-1 with dominant win over Bears
Some games are good, old-fashioned butt-kickings, and today’s game in Tampa was one of them. The Buccaneers absolutely dominated the Bears, jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, making it...
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Derek Carr shines, Raiders beat Eagles 33-22
Rich Bisaccia is now 2-0 as the head coach of the Raiders. The Raiders rattled off 30 straight points after falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter and then went into cruise control to finish off a 33-22...
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Sunday Night Football: Trent Williams, Trey Lance, T.Y. Hilton inactive for 49ers-Colts
Trent Williams didn’t practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s contest. Now he’s officially out. Williams (ankle/elbow) was one of San Francisco’s seven inactives...
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Bucs negotiate return of Tom Brady’s 600th TD ball that Mike Evans gave away
Mike Evans caught Tom Brady‘s 600th, 601st and 602nd career touchdown passes. The Buccaneers receiver gave the footballs to fans in the stands as he routinely does. Evans, though, didn’t realize...
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Sam Darnold on benching: It’s hard no matter where you are
Sam Darnold wasn’t facing the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, but the Panthers quarterback was back at the stadium he called home for his first three seasons and it was not a happy homecoming....
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Rams take 25-19 lead with Cooper Kupp’s second touchdown
Cooper Kupp was already a solid receiver, catching over 90 passes in each of the last two seasons. But with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, Kupp has now become one of the best pass catchers in the...
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Dolphins, Panthers are the Deshaun Watson trade destinations
Earlier today, we wrote that there’s a team other than the Dolphins that could still land quarterback Deshaun Watson in a trade with the Texans. We can now identify that team. Per a source with...
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Zach Ertz scores first touchdown with his new team as Arizona takes 24-5 lead
Zach Ertz caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in his final game with the Eagles. He was traded to the Cardinals after the game. Ertz was prohibited by NFL rules from playing for the Cardinals...
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Trey Flowers questionable to return with knee injury
The Lions are staying tricky, executing a second fake punt of the game in the second half. But it didn’t lead to points and now Detroit may have a tougher time stopping Los Angeles’ offense....
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Taylor Heinicke: I don’t want to get fined, but I feel like I was in the end zone
The Washington Football Team lost 24-10 to the Packers on Sunday, but the outcome might have been different had quarterback Taylor Heinicke been able to get into the end zone on two runs in the third...
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Cardinals start slow but lead Texans 17-5 at halftime
The Cardinals got off to a slow start, but they are rolling now. Arizona gained 1 net yard on nine plays on its first three drives, which ended in two punts and a safety. On its next three possessions of...
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Eagles try onside kick, Raiders recover and extend lead to 24-7
The Eagles gave up 17 straight points to the Raiders after scoring a touchdown to open the game and they were facing the prospect of giving the ball to Las Vegas to start the second half, so head coach Nick...
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Despite Detroit’s hot start, Rams lead Lions 17-16 at halftime
The Lions started off hot, pulling out all the stops to take a 10-0 lead. But the pendulum has swung back in the Rams’ direction, as Los Angeles has a 17-16 advantage at halftime. After quarterback...
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Raiders take 17-7 lead before halftime
The Raiders were trailing the Eagles before they took an offensive snap, but they were able to move back in front before the teams broke for halftime. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs bounced a run outside...
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