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Saints' Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Oct. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He'll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn't play well. He'll even volunteer when luck played a part in a big play he made, such as his first interception of the season last weekend. "I needed...

Saints look to keep rolling with Bridgewater against Bears

Oct. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints kept their sights set on a Super Bowl even after Drew Brees went down with an injury. While their superstar quarterback continues to recover following thumb surgery, the NFC South leaders will try to remain unbeaten without him. The Saints look to improve to...

Chargers' Okung happy to be back practicing after embolism

Oct. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Russell Okung didn't hold back in describing what the past four months have been like for him and his family. "I definitely looked death right in the face and if it had not been for a family that cared from my well-being despite my own resistance, I might not be here right now,"...

Lions like quick turnaround to face Vikings after tough loss

Oct. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn't go their way on Monday night in a loss at Green Bay. "It's kind of a blessing in...

Guaranteed: Eagles-Cowboys winner will be 1st in NFC East

Oct. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Doug Pederson had to downplay some trash talk from one of his linebackers the previous time Philadelphia visited Dallas for a crucial NFC East meeting. Now the coach of the Eagles is having to explain how he ended up on the bulletin board while the Cowboys respond the way they...

Mahomes, banged-up Chiefs face Denver on short rest

Oct. 17, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was without two of his linemen and one of his receiving threats for the banged-up Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Dealing with a balky ankle himself, Mahomes won't have receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) for another week. Left tackle Eric...

Bird is the Word: Jackson and Ravens face Wilson's Seahawks

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — There is an understandable mutual admiration between Baltimore's Lamar Jackson and Seattle's Russell Wilson. In Jackson, Wilson sees a combination of speed and shiftiness working in concert with an underrated passing ability that has the young QB causing headaches for anyone tasked with...

Rookie QBs Murray, Jones main focus in Cardinals-Giants game

Oct. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There were some who questioned the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants for taking quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones, respectively, in the first six picks of the NFL draft. Murray too short. Jones had a losing record at Duke. A lot of critics and fans had their...

LB Shaquil Barrett proving to be bargain find for Buccaneers

Oct. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaquil Barrett has been much more than a nice fit in Tampa Bay's new defensive scheme, emerging as a dominant pass rusher and one of the best bargains in free agency this year. The unheralded outside linebacker who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Buccaneers after spending...

Dolphins-Bills Preview Capsule

Oct. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (0-5) at BUFFALO (4-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Bills by 15½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dolphins 1-4; Bills 4-1 SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 61-48-1 LAST MEETING — Bills beat Dolphins 42-17, Dec. 30. LAST WEEK — Dolphins lost to Washington 17-16; Bills bye. AP...