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After Burrow says relax, Bengals pull off 2 wins in 5 days

Sep. 30, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — After Cincinnati lost the first two games of the season, Joe Burrow told everyone to relax. The Bengals would turn it around, the star quarterback promised. Maybe feeding off the out-sized confidence of their leader, the Bengals reeled off two wins in the span of...

Tagovailoa in concussion protocol, no timeline for return

Sep. 30, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa underwent additional testing Friday and remained in the concussion protocol a day after hitting his head against the turf. Tagovailoa had a headache Thursday night and Friday morning, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel...

Patriots QB Jones returns to practice, game status unknown

Sep. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Mac Jones made a surprise return to the practice field on Friday, leaving his status for Sunday's game at Green Bay up in the air. Jones was in uniform with his injured left ankle wrapped tightly as he moved gingerly during the brief...

Bills, Ravens meet in matchup of 2 of NFL's top offenses

Sep. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

BUFFALO (2-1) at BALTIMORE (2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bills 2-1; Ravens 2-1 SERIES RECORD: Ravens lead 6-4 LAST MEETING: Bills beat Ravens...

Browns' Garrett: Crash a 'wake-up' call, grateful to survive

Sep. 30, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett knows he's lucky. His life could be very different or even over. Speaking for the first time since losing control and flipping his Porsche after practice on Monday, the Browns' star defensive end expressed relief that he survived the crash he caused...

Falcons brace for visit from Chubb, ground-pounding Browns

Sep. 30, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (2-1) at ATLANTA (1-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 1½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 2-1, Falcons 3-0. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 12-3. LAST MEETING: Browns beat...

Chubb, Browns face 'heavyweight' run test against Falcons

Sep. 30, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith knows what to expect from a Cleveland Browns offense that revolves around Nick Chubb's powerful runs. “They're coming to mash you,” Smith said. Smith wants Atlanta's rushing attack led by Cordarrelle Patterson to mash...

Winston doubtful, Dalton ready for Saints against Vikings

Sep. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Saints backup quarterback Andy Dalton is preparing to square off with Kirk Cousins again in London. Dalton is expected to start after Jameis Winston was listed as doubtful for New Orleans’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. ...

Hines Ward's path to becoming NFL head coach starts in XFL

Sep. 30, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

Hines Ward sees some Pittsburgh in San Antonio. Ward, who played his entire 14-year career with the Steelers and was MVP of their Super Bowl win over Seattle in 2006, is getting his first opportunity to be a head coach with San Antonio in the new XFL. The league relaunches in...

Bengals top Miami 27-15 after injured Tagovailoa carted off

Sep. 30, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Behind an overhauled offensive line coalescing in front of quarterback Joe Burrow and a defense forcing turnovers, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking more like the defending AFC champions. After losing their first two games, the Bengals have reeled off two wins in...