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Roethlisberger, Watt among growing list of Steelers injuries

Sep. 21, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ very brief run with good health. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush are among...

Browns put Landry on IR, receiver will miss at least 3 games

Sep. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least Cleveland's next three games after being placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a sprained knee ligament. A model of consistency and durability in his NFL career, Landry got hurt after catching a...

Texans rookie Mills to start at QB Thursday against Panthers

Sep. 21, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Culley...

Ravens' fourth-down dice roll typifies a more aggressive NFL

Sep. 21, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth all but exhorted John Harbaugh not to go for it on fourth-and-a-long-1 from his own 43. The Ravens were leading the Chiefs 36-35 and the Sunday Night Football crew figured it foolhardy to risk giving Patrick Mahomes the ball on the wrong...

New coach, new QB, same early results for struggling Lions

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ new coach and quarterback are off to a start that resembles the team's previous regimes. Detroit brought in Dan Campbell to replace the fired Matt Patricia. When longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford wanted out, the Lions sent...

Packers dominate 2nd half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17

Sep. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father. That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers...

Today in History

Sep. 21, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2021. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo crashed into Charleston, South Carolina (the storm was...

Stafford already boosting Rams over adversity, late deficits

Sep. 20, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two games into his new career with the Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford has added another fourth-quarter comeback to his impressive list. And the Rams are already showing a knack for overcoming adversity with Stafford leading the way. ...

Intrigue grows with role for Cowboys rookie defender Parsons

Sep. 20, 2021 20:35 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...

Saints focused on communication breakdowns after drubbing

Sep. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

Sean Payton isn’t interested in discussing the challenges of being displaced, or missing injured starters, or having his available game-day coaching staff decimated by COVID-19 protocols. New Orleans’ coach says the Saints were simply out-schemed at the line of...