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Geno Smith, Rashaad Penny star as Seahawks beat Lions 48-45

Oct. 02, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Geno Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score in the first half, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Detroit Lions for a 48-45 win Sunday. The Seahawks (2-2) were stopped on a third down late in the third quarter, but the Ford Field play clock wasn't set...

J.J. Watt says he's playing 4 days after atrial fibrillation

Oct. 02, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt says he had his heart shocked into rhythm after going into atrial fibrillation this week, a health scare that won't sideline him Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year...

Defensive coordinators play big role in Rams-49ers rivalry

Oct. 02, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The play-calling head coaches get lots of the attention around the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. But the success that Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan have had as coaches in Los Angeles and San Francisco has had as much to do with the play of...

Rams' David Edwards in concussion protocol, ruled out Monday

Oct. 01, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Rams left guard David Edwards will miss Los Angeles' game at San Francisco on Monday night after reporting possible symptoms of a concussion. Rams coach Sean McVay said that Edwards “said he was a little bit foggy” after individual drills at...

Mariners end two decades of misery returning to postseason

Oct. 01, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Because of one stat, pitcher Matthew Boyd has become the go-to player to ask about the Seattle Mariners' situation. Not the stats on the back of his baseball card, mind you. It's the fact Boyd was born in Bellevue, Washington, on Feb. 2, 1991. That he grew up on...

Rams' Donald knows what's coming from familiar 49ers offense

Sep. 30, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers for the fourth time in less than a year, it might be easy to think there is nothing left for defensive tackle Aaron Donald to learn about his team's Bay Area nemesis. “Well, it’s...

Raiders search for 1st win when hosting rival Broncos

Sep. 30, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

DENVER (2-1) at LAS VEGAS (0-3) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE: Raiders by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Denver 1-2; Las Vegas 0-3. SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 69-54-2. LAST MEETING:...

Rhule 'very hopeful' McCaffrey will play vs Cardinals

Sep. 30, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he is “very hopeful” that running back Christian McCaffrey will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after missing the last two days of practice with a quad injury. McCaffrey returned to practice on a limited basis...

49ers LT McKivitz undaunted by replacing Williams

Sep. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

Colton McKivitz is undaunted by the big void he must fill on San Francisco's offensive line. With All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams sidelined for at least a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, McKivitz will be thrown into the starting lineup on Monday night for the 49ers' showdown...

Rams WR Ben Skowronek thriving in unlikely new fullback role

Sep. 29, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — At 6-foot-3 and a slim 224 pounds or so, Ben Skowronek looks like an NFL player. He just doesn't look much like a fullback. That's because he's a receiver playing an unlikely role these days for Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay. ...