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Bengals' momentum halted in mistake-filled Week 2 loss

Sep. 20, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — After an exhilarating overtime win in Week 1, the Cincinnati Bengals took a step backward. Offensive line issues stalled the running game and made for a long Sunday afternoon for Joe Burrow, who set a career high in passer rating (128.8) and threw a...

NFL infamy in sight: Jaguars 9 losses shy of dubious mark

Sep. 20, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — NFL infamy is in sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have dropped 17 consecutive games, including six in a row by double digits, and have provided little evidence they are nearing a turnaround. So there's a...

Penix deemed healthy enough to keep job as Indiana's top QB

Sep. 20, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Doctors gave Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. the all clear to play this weekend at Western Kentucky and Hoosiers coach Tom Allen said he remains confident his star will pull himself out of an early-season funk. Allen said Penix would remain the starter despite...

Despite changes, Steelers' running game still in neutral

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney set the mandate a couple of weeks after watching his team get blown out at home by Cleveland in the opening round of the 2020 playoffs. "Everybody in the building agrees you can’t finish 32nd in the league in...

Intrigue grows with role for Cowboys rookie defender Parsons

Sep. 20, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The role for versatile rookie Micah Parsons in the Dallas defense just got a little more intriguing after the linebacker essentially replaced injured star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence in a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. While the Chargers...

Browns' WR Landry has knee sprain, could miss multiple games

Sep. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games with a sprained medial collateral ligament suffered in Sunday's win over Houston. Landry got hurt while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland's second offensive play. He...

Taylor day to day with injury for Texans; Watson won't play

Sep. 20, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson will not be an option, with coach David Culley saying Monday...

Analysis: 6 NFL playoff teams don't panic, avoid 0-2 starts

Sep. 20, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

Judging NFL teams after one game has always been foolish. It’s even more absurd in a 17-game season. The Bills, Titans, Ravens, Browns, Bears and Washington lost their season openers after making the playoffs last season. No panic. Each team rebounded with a victory in...

Miami waiting to see status of QB King's injured shoulder

Sep. 20, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation this week, the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes. King will meet with doctors again on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz said. The Hurricanes, who fell out of...

Lamar Jackson finally leads Ravens over Chiefs 36-35

Sep. 20, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With a vault and a jump pass, and all the confidence from his coach and teammates he could ask for, Lamar Jackson finally beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City. Using his legs to rush for 107 yards and scoring twice, including flipping into the end zone ...