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49ers coming off bye seek 1st win vs. Colts since 2001

Oct. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (2-4) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-3) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, NBC OPENING LINE: 49ers by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Indianapolis 4-2; San Francisco 1-4. SERIES RECORD: Colts...

Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny hoping to stay healthy

Oct. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Rashaad Penny was quick to address the ongoing issue of his ability to stay healthy and available for the Seattle Seahawks. He’s really tired of finding himself on the injury report. “I really don’t go out there to just...

Garoppolo set to play for 49ers, Williams could be out

Oct. 22, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo made it through the week of practice completely healthy and will start at quarterback Sunday for San Francisco but the 49ers could be missing left tackle Trent Williams. Garoppolo left a game against Seattle on Oct. 3 with a...

Giants' Slayton expected back, Barkley, Toney, Golladay out

Oct. 22, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the New York Giants will again be without star running back Saquon Barkley and playmaking receivers Kenny Golladay and exciting rookie Kadarius Toney, the offense is expected to get back wideout Darius Slayton. Slayton, who led the...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

Oct. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower ends of the standings. As we dismiss those clubs mentioned above, we...

Slumping Seahawks host rested Saints in key NFC matchup

Oct. 21, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll does not want the story written yet, because if it were, the story would say the Seattle Seahawks are faltering at a level rarely seen over the past decade. The Seahawks coach would like a few more weeks before declarations are made about...

Goff returns to LA with winless Lions to face McVay's Rams

Oct. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff was the Rams' first draft pick after their return to Los Angeles a half-decade ago — the new quarterback for the franchise's new era. The tall, blond California native was a face of the Rams during their transformation from a...

Watt, D-Hop face old team when unbeaten Cards host Texans

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt acknowledges it will be strange on Sunday when he sees the blue and white jerseys of the Houston Texans, the franchise he spent 10 years with before signing with the Cardinals during the offseason. The star defensive end also expects to...

Buckner leads Colts into showdown vs. his old 49ers team

Oct. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2019 season, the San Francisco 49ers had a difficult decision to make. With salary cap room tight and star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner headed into the final year of his contract looking for a big...

It's deja-oof all over again: Bills enter bye with a thud

Oct. 21, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are making a habit of kicking off their bye weeks with a thud. It’s deja-oof all over again, with the AFC East-leading Bills (4-2) entering their annual break smarting from yet another last-second heartbreaker. ...