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Rams see McKinley as gamble worth taking to boost pass rush

Sep. 23, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — After finishing his first practice for the Los Angeles Rams, edge rusher Takkarist McKinley understood a chance like this doesn’t come around very often. “I had to learn the hard way. Sometimes you got to go though things to learn, and I had to go...

Patriots look to add to home win streak against Ravens

Sep. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oh, what could have been. It was April 2018 and the New England Patriots were fresh off a second straight trip to the Super Bowl. With Tom Brady on the roster, they didn’t enter that offseason explicitly looking for a quarterback. But they...

Falcons' Mariota and Seahawks' Smith on similar NFL paths

Sep. 22, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Mariota and Geno Smith are living similar NFL lives these days. Both have been cast off and discarded by other teams in the past. Both are currently with franchises in some mode of rebuild. And both are trying to prove they are more than just...

Holani leads the way as Boise St. downs FCS UT Martin

Sep. 17, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — George Holani accounted for 157 yards of offense and two touchdowns, Hank Bachmeier threw for a pair of scores, and Boise State defeated UT Martin 30-7 on Saturday. Boise State (2-1) used a smothering defense to prop up its sputtering offense, holding UT Martin...

College FB Hall of Famer, NFL OL Shelby Jordan dies at 70

Sep. 16, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Shelby Jordan, whose spectacular career at Washington University in St. Louis earned him a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame and an 11-year NFL career, has died. He was 70. Jordan died on Sept. 9, according to statements released Friday by the College...

Chiefs defense complementing offense during 2-0 start

Sep. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense had been struggling all night against a ferocious Chargers pass rush when Jaylen Watson, an unheralded seventh-round draft pick, and the rest of the defense bailed them out. Watson picked off the Chargers' Justin...

SEC full of tight-end talent, led by Bell, Bowers, Trigg

Sep. 14, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s difficult to truly gauge the Southeastern Conference’s tight-end talent through two weeks of the season. There’s little chance the same will be said after two months. The powerhouse league has arguably its deepest and most skilled...

Analysis: Nathaniel Hackett head-scratcher caps wild Week 1

Sep. 13, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

Nathaniel Hackett found himself in no man's land, and he assured himself a spot in football purgatory with a head-scratcher of a decision that turned his head coaching debut into a dud and ruined Russell Wilson's homecoming. Trailing the Seahawks 17-16 Monday night, the Broncos...

Jags still waiting for generational QB Lawrence to take leap

Sep. 12, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence was supposed to be better than this by now. He was, after all, widely considered a generational quarterback when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft. But the second-year pro looked...

No. 2 Georgia's defense dominates in shutout of Samford

Sep. 10, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A shutout win wasn't enough for a No. 2 Georgia coming off its impressive opener when it scored touchdowns on its first seven offensive possessions. The reigning national champions fell short of that lofty standard against FCS Samford. Stetson...