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NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

May. 13, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

An additional week of regular-season games will benefit NFL fans right from the start. In order to keep an equal number of doubleheaders between CBS and Fox, the league has decided to make Week 1 a doubleheader for both networks, which is also what they do on the final...

Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9. The first game in London since the coronavirus pandemic...

Analysis: After draft, some obstacles ahead for NFL in 2021

May. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

With a successful in-person draft in Cleveland behind it, the NFL inexorably moves on. What's ahead might not go so smoothly as the selection process did on the shore of Lake Erie. For one, the league and the players' union likely will be hassling...

The Latest: Broncos end 3rd round with Ohio State's Browning

Apr. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

The latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft on Friday night. (all times EDT): ___ 11:55 p.m. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the second day of the NFL draft by using a compensatory pick to take Ohio State linebacker...

Betting millions on QBs who can turn clubs around on a dime

Apr. 30, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

Last season wasn’t just the strangest in the 100 years of pro football, it was also the highest-scoring by almost any measure — average score, total points and especially passing touchdowns. And because the NFL is a copycat league, you didn’t have to be a general...

Browns select Northwestern CB Greg Newsome in first round

Apr. 30, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Confidence was one of the many attributes the Browns admired most when they met with Greg Newsome II. He lacks none. Zero. Even after Newsome was the fourth cornerback taken in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, the...

NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks

Apr. 30, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

The themes for the 2021 NFL draft were many, starting with the quarterbacks. Then, of course, was an actual live draft with players and fans on hand. And there was Alabama dominating the selections the way it overpowered college football, carrying its...

Jaguars open NFL draft, Meyer era by drafting Lawrence

Apr. 30, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars waited more than four months to make the easiest and maybe most significant pick in franchise history. As obvious as it was, fireworks and frivolity followed. A sold-out draft party that included...

The Latest: SEC, Alabama dominate first round of NFL draft

Apr. 30, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

The latest on the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. (all times EDT): ___ 12:25 a.m. The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by the Southeastern Conference and national champion Alabama. The...

Steelers turn to Alabama star Harris to jump-start run game

Apr. 30, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The conversation was short. Maybe because there really wasn't a reason to have one. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on the clock. Alabama star Najee Harris was available. During an opening round of the NFL draft that lagged at times, the Steelers...