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The Latest: Special teams coming up big for Patriots

Oct. 21, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 7 (all times EDT): 3:35 p.m. The New England Patriots are providing some help for Tom Brady against the Bears with their special teams. Cordarrelle Patterson atoned for a fumble by taking a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears, and Kyle Van...

Titans have no regrets over 2-point conversion attempt

Oct. 21, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hated the outcome. But they loved the call. The decision by Titans coach Mike Vrabel to go for a go-ahead 2-point conversion against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday doomed Tennessee (3-4) to a third straight loss when Marcus Mariota's pass to Taywan Taylor was tipped...

Chargers withstand Titans' late rally, hold on for 20-19 win

Oct. 21, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining — and not just because it failed. Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota's pass attempt, the Titans' second after a defensive...

Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

Oct. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense faces the New York Giants' sluggish offense on Monday night. The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. They've been hit hard by injuries and won't...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G's best; Tide-Tigers IV?

Oct. 21, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue . Buying in on the Wolverines this...

Chargers' Gordon (hamstring) out vs. Titans in London

Oct. 21, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will not play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after aggravating a hamstring injury during the trip to London. Gordon, who has rushed for 466 yards and scored a total of nine touchdowns this season, did not practice on Friday, when coach Anthony Lynn said he...

Pat Bowlen's daughter Brittany wants to run team one day

Oct. 20, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brittany Bowlen , one of Pat Bowlen's seven children, said Saturday night she's hoping to one day succeed her father as principal owner of the Denver Broncos. It was the first public declaration of her intention and it came at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's annual fashion show , where...

Bengals' Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers

Oct. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has been fined 11...

Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Oct. 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and "I Feel Pretty" actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging...

Grady Jarrett cleared to return after missing 2 games

Oct. 20, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn says defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has been cleared to play after an ankle injury sidelined him for two games. Jarrett, the team's best interior lineman, will start Monday night when Atlanta (2-4) hosts the New York Giants (1-5). Reserve end Derrick...