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Bills' pass rush steps up in dominating win over Dolphins

Sep. 20, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No matter the down, from first to fourth, the Bills’ retooled pass rush showed it can pack a punch. Beginning with cornerback Taron Johnson’s sack on the opening snap, Buffalo’s defense set the tone in what became one of the unit’s most...

Analysis: Washington needs struggling defense to improve

Sep. 17, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

Defense was supposed to be the biggest reason to believe Washington could repeat as NFC East champions, and it still might turn out to be. But through the first two weeks of the season, the unit led by reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young has not lived up to...

Hopkins converts 2nd chance, Washington beats Giants 30-29

Sep. 17, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke and Dustin Hopkins made the most of their second chances. Washington needed every last second — and then some — to earn a long-awaited win over the New York Giants. Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an...

Coming off rough opening weekend, Pro Picks needs to rebound

Sep. 15, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Opening week of the NFL season often includes upsets (Steelers, Dolphins), over-the-top achievements (Raiders, Eagles) and underwhelming performances (Packers, Titans). Finding the correct ones is a major challenge for prognosticators. Thus, a rugged start for Pro Picks....

Giants look to win sixth game in a row against Washington

Sep. 15, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

N.Y. GIANTS (0-1) at WASHINGTON (0-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, NFL Network OPENING LINE: Washington by 3 1-2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Giants 0-1; Washington 0-1 SERIES RECORD:...

Giants' Jones looks to extend unbeaten streak vs. Washington

Sep. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Even if Daniel Jones knows why he has been so successful in his career against Washington, the New York Giants quarterback wants no part of sharing that insight. Each game is different, Jones insists, yet he's 4-0 against Washington and 4-19...

Fitzpatrick out, Heinicke to start for Washington vs. Giants

Sep. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

Ryan Fitzpatrick is going on injured reserve with a hip injury, and Washington is turning to Taylor Heinicke to start at quarterback against the New York Giants on Thursday night. Cam Newton is not walking through that door, and Robert Griffin III is not walking through...

Herbert throws for 337 yards, Chargers beat Washington 20-16

Sep. 12, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Brandon Staley and Justin Herbert shared a smile and shook hands outside the locker room before the new Los Angeles Chargers coach congratulated the second-year quarterback on a job well done. "You were outstanding,” Staley told him. ...

Fitzpatrick injures hip, Washington turns to Heinicke at QB

Sep. 12, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick waved to the crowd as he hobbled off the field, and the cheers of appreciation soon turned to boisterous chants of “Heinicke! Heinicke!” Fitzpatrick injured his right hip midway through the second quarter of his Washington...

Washington WR Curtis Samuel to IR, out at least 3 games

Sep. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington is putting Curtis Samuel on short-term injured reserve because of a lingering groin injury, meaning the wide receiver will miss at least the first three games of the season. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Samuel's upcoming absence Friday....