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Patriots blitz Darnold, Jets 33-0 to remain undefeated

Oct. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots' blitz-happy defense took over from there. Bill Belichick's bunch is still undefeated after another absolutely dominant performance. Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett, Sony Michel ran for three scores and New England...

The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado

Oct. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado that caused widespread damage in north Dallas passed closed to the home of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush but caused no damage. Bush spokesman Freddy...

Final 'Rise of Skywalker' trailer debuts

Oct. 21, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final trailer for the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted Monday night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey. The spot generally struck an elegiac note of finality. "The Rise of...

USC RB Stepp needs ankle surgery, out up to 5 weeks

Oct. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California running back Markese Stepp needs surgery and could miss up to five weeks due to an ankle injury suffered against Arizona last weekend. Trojans coach Clay Helton said Monday that Stepp will need surgery to repair a torn ligament and is out at least three weeks. Stepp,...

Inability to gain 1 yard has been costly to Chargers

Oct. 21, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Just 1 yard. The Chargers' inability to gain 1 yard has been quite costly already this season. Three of the Chargers' five losses have come down to one yard, including Sunday when Melvin Gordon's fumble at the goal line in the waning seconds allowed to Tennessee to hold on for a...

Balance leads to breakout for Vikings offense, Kirk Cousins

Oct. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With a chance to drain the clock and preserve Sunday's win at Detroit, the Minnesota Vikings lined up on second down with three tight ends next to the offensive line; eight players with their hand in the turf to block for running back Dalvin Cook. The Lions reacted to stop the run when...

No. 19 Michigan relegated to playing for pride this season

Oct. 21, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 19 Michigan seems to be relegated to playing just for pride this season. The Wolverines (5-2, 3-2 Big Ten) were handed a second loss at Penn State, leaving them on the brink of being eliminated from the Big Ten race just past the halfway mark of the regular season. Michigan went...

Road warriors: Rams reclaim their game with help from Ramsey

Oct. 21, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Ramsey's impact on the Los Angeles Rams was immediate and obvious. So was the impact of getting out on the road, where the Rams always play their best football under coach Sean McVay. The Rams (4-3) emphatically ended their three-game skid with a 37-10 win at Atlanta on Sunday in...

Buffalo Bills face questions despite 5-1 start

Oct. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills might be off to their best start in 11 years and sit second in the overall AFC standings, trailing only New England. What's difficult to judge is how good these 5-1 Bills really are based on their considerably soft opening schedule — four of their first...

Seahawks can't make up for an imperfect Russell Wilson

Oct. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson was never going to be perfect all the time. But in making his first major miscue of the season, Wilson showed the tiny margin the Seattle Seahawks have for absorbing mistakes. If Wilson isn't right on point or Seattle's defense isn't forcing turnovers and causing chaos...