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Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Unmasked: NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

Sep. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL’s mask mandate in Week 2. The league responded with hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club. The first three to get fined were Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, center with hand raised, celebrates an onside kick recovery in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys look to build off character-check win over Falcons

Sep. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott said Mike McCarthy’s halftime message was that the outcome mattered less than the character check after an inept first quarter put the Dallas Cowboys way behind in their coach’s home debut. The star quarterback’s record-setting response in the...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, back center, watches the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Bears not making it easy on themselves despite 2-0 record

Sep. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are 2-0 for the first time since the 2013 team won the first three games. They're just not making it easy on themselves. The Bears nearly blew a 17-point lead against the Giants, hanging on for a 17-13 win when New York's Golden Tate got flagged for pushing off Eddie...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gets tripped up by an Atlanta Falcons defender Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)

Falcons still ruffled over epic collapse in Dallas

Sep. 21, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are still searching for answers following their epic collapse in Dallas. Despite holding a 20-point lead in the first quarter and still up by 15 with about five minutes remaining, the Falcons managed to lose a game that was theirs to win. They botched the fielding of an...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta's sports history

Sep. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the consciousness. It was an unstoppable wave of misery, disgust and gagging at the most inopportune times, all wrapped...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons lose on last-play FG after not attacking onside kick

Sep. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons could only watch as they lost on a game-ending field goal. They might not have been in that situation if their hands team hadn't just watched the trickling onside kick that put the Dallas Cowboys in position to pull off a 40-39 win — after being down by...

Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones (6) and others celebrate with kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) after Zuerlein kicked a field goal to help the Cowboys to a 40-39 win against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Cowboys' rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy's home debut

Sep. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys. A successful onside kick made them all moot. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first...

Falcons CB Sheffield ruled out for Sunday's game vs Cowboys

Sep. 18, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without a key member of their cornerback rotation for the second week in a row after ruling Kendall Sheffield out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Sheffield is still recovering from a foot injury and wasn't able to practice all week. He...

Falcons launch voting initiative in social media campaign

Sep. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make sure people are registered to vote by launching a social media campaign. The team's “Pass The Vote” initiative was developed by offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom and defensive end Steven Means during training camp. The Falcons'...