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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...

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)

AP source: NFL fines 3 coaches, clubs for unmasked coaches

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton jogs off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

Sep. 21, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots left Sunday’s 35-30 loss at Seattle lamenting the yard they didn’t get. But they exited with increased confidence in both the progress they’re making on offense and the versatility of the quarterback leading it. Cam Newton did most of his damage...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Newton nearly pulls off comeback, but Patriots fall short

Sep. 21, 2020 1:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Down 12 with less than 5 minutes remaining, Cam Newton nearly pulled off the most unlikely of comebacks in his first road start with New England. Instead, it was the Patriots that came up 1-yard short this time around against the Seattle Seahawks. “The play was there, the play had...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks stuff Newton on final play, beat Patriots 35-30

Sep. 21, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson continued his sizzling start throwing five more touchdown passes. Unheralded second-year defensive end L.J. Collier made the play that assured those five TD tosses came in a victory. Collier stuffed Cam Newton at the 1-yard line on the final play, and the Seattle Seahawks...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wears a patch honoring Frederick Douglass

Old guys rule: Belichick, Carroll meet as Pats visit Hawks

Sep. 17, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as head coach in New England 20 years ago, neither could have guessed two decades later they'd be viewed as two of the better coaches during that span. Yet here they are, leading their teams into Sunday night’s matchup between...

Newton, Wilson headliners as Patriots visit Seahawks

Sep. 17, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (1-0) at SEATTLE (1-0) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 1-0; Seahawks 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Tied 9-9 LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Patriots 31-24, Nov. 16, 2016 at New England LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Dolphins 21-11; Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, front, runs from Miami Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53)in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Seahawks uncertain what to expect from Newton as Pats QB

Sep. 16, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll saw what happened in the season opener as New England put the ball in the hands of new quarterback Cam Newton and he ran all over the Miami Dolphins. It left the Seattle Seahawks coach wondering what to believe. Is Newton back to being a dynamic runner and Seattle should...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2005, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, escorts his mother Jeannette as they leave the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md., where they attended a funeral service for his father Steve Belichick. Jeannette Belichick died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, from natural causes in Annapolis, Md. She was 98. (AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby, File)

Jeannette Belichick, mother of Patriots' coach, dies at 98

Sep. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Jeannette Belichick, the mother of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, has died. She was 98. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Belichick died Monday night of natural causes in Annapolis, Maryland. Belichick was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, who died in 2005 at age 86. In addition to their...

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) makes a catch but is called for offensive pass interference on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, left, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

You can't say the crowds influenced rusty NFL officials

Sep. 15, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

No one can say the crowds influenced the officials. The crews may have been a bit rusty without a preseason, but only two teams — the Chiefs and Jaguars — allowed fans into the stadium during the NFL’s opening weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, no fans were in the stands for...