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Bears place Jackson on injured reserve with foot injury

Nov. 29, 2022 15:35 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed safety Eddie Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday because of a foot injury that could keep him out for the remainder of the season. The Bears (3-9) are last in the NFC North with five games remaining. They've dropped five in a row and...

Pickett making steady if not flashy progress for Steelers

Nov. 29, 2022 14:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett is not going to blow opponents away with arm strength. Or speed. Or stature. Or flawless decision-making. Or a quick release. The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback's greatest strength may be his ability to be greater than the sum...

Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say 'we matter'

Nov. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives,...

Analysis: Some of NFL's best Week 12 drama was off the field

Nov. 29, 2022 06:00 AM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Threatening to overshadow an intoxicating weekend in the NFL that began with a trio of Thanksgiving classics and included two successful do-or-die 2-point conversions was all the drama that happened off the field in Week 12. Mike Purcell got up in Russell...

Colts, Saturday mismanage clock at end of loss to Steelers

Nov. 29, 2022 01:17 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan had the Colts in position to rally. He'd brought them back from a 16-3 deficit against Pittsburgh and was driving late in the fourth quarter for a chance to force overtime or even win the game with a 2-point conversion. Then, suddenly and...

Snell runs for go-ahead TD, Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

Nov. 29, 2022 00:26 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Benny Snell Jr. kept waiting for his first carry of the season. When he finally got the chance, in Week 12 during prime time, Snell showed everyone what he could do. He ran for 62 yards, scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:55 left and then...

Steelers RB Harris departs with abdominal injury vs. Colts

Nov. 28, 2022 22:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was ruled out of the second half of Monday night’s game at Indianapolis with an abdominal injury. Harris appeared to get hurt early in the game but continued to play and scored the game’s first touchdown on a...

Raiders show signs of life after consecutive road victories

Nov. 28, 2022 20:27 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders looked like they were falling apart two weeks ago. They had just lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts and a coach who was hired out of ESPN's studios. Quarterback Derek Carr became emotional in the postgame news conference, saying not...

Vikings rookie CB Andrew Booth Jr. has knee surgery

Nov. 28, 2022 19:57 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Rookie Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. had knee surgery to repair meniscus damage and will be sidelined indefinitely, coach Kevin O'Connell announced on Monday. Booth was held out of Minnesota's win over New England last week because of his injury....

Early deficits, lots of throws add up to wins for Chargers

Nov. 28, 2022 19:33 PM EST

Most teams lose when attempting 40 or more passes in a game that doesn't go to overtime. And teams that face double-digit deficits in the first half don't usually overcome them. Then there are Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers rallied from a...