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Fangio takes shot at officials after bizarre ending

Sep. 16, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio is just the second of the Denver Broncos' 17 head coaches to start his career 0-2, but he believes that should come with an asterisk. Fangio disputed two calls on Chicago's final drive Sunday and helped the Bears escape with a 16-14 win on Eddy Pineiro's field goal as...

Cousins, Vikes lament mistakes, opportunities lost vs. Pack

Sep. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Near the end of an already flawed performance, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were in prime position to pull ahead of the Green Bay Packers and make all the cringe-worthy plays that came before moot. Then Cousins made the mistake of all mistakes, a rookie-like decision to throw...

Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers. Matthew...

Dak Prescott spreading the wealth in hot start for Cowboys

Sep. 16, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receivers and tight ends have seven touchdown catches through two games, the same number of TDs the entire offense had in the first five games last year. Dak Prescott's hot start has plenty to do with depth at positions that looked promising in the preseason, and have...

Giants fading fast yet again. How soon until Jones starts?

Sep. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are off to another slow start and changes may be coming. For the sixth time in seven years, the Giants are 0-2. They will be heading to Florida this weekend to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) and they are already a 6 1/2 point underdog. The longer the...

Giants get TE Kaden Smith on waivers, waive RB Paul Perkins

Sep. 16, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have claimed tight end Kaden Smith on waivers and released running back Paul Perkins. The Giants (0-2) announced the moves late Monday, giving them five tight ends. Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. He was a sixth-round draft pick...

Reality check: Home opener brings Bengals back to earth

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Call it a reality check. Buoyed by their strong showing in a close, season-opening loss at Seattle, the Bengals looked forward to winning back fans and stamping themselves as a turnaround team at Paul Brown Stadium under new head coach Zac Taylor. It couldn't have gone any worse. Every...

Despite win, Bears have room to improve to make deep run

Sep. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It was ugly. It was gut wrenching. And it was, ultimately, a win for Chicago. A 16-14 victory at Denver on Sunday has the Bears breathing a little easier, and they can thank their dominant defense and kicker, of all people, for that. "What we saw yesterday was a team that was very...

Red-zone problems hurting Cardinals' quest for wins

Sep. 16, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray is good at throwing the football, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald are good at catching it, and first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense is functioning well for the Arizona Cardinals through two games. Most of the time. But there have been...

Falcons again release defense tackle Ra'Shede Hageman

Sep. 16, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have waived/injured Ra'Shede Hageman, ending the defensive tackle's comeback attempt with the team. The Falcons signed Hageman on April 19 , giving him a second chance with the team. He was released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. The...