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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey back at practice after missing 5 games

Oct. 27, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has been designated for return from the team’s injured reserve list, increasing the likelihood Carolina’s 2019 All-Pro running back will play Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. McCaffrey arrived at Panthers practice Tuesday with a red jersey...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Alex Highsmith (56) and T.J. Watt (90) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 27, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members...

A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: NFL says 8 players tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Football League and the Players Association announced Tuesday that eight players and 11 other personnel tested positive in the latest round of screening for COVID-19. All are in isolation and have no access to club...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft. But...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns place Beckham on injured reserve after knee injury

Oct. 27, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns placed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Cincinnati. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Cleveland's first possession Sunday. The three-time Pro Bowler was...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

Oct. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten Conference on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Bears' offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams

Oct. 27, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. After a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in which they were held to a season low in points and the defense scored the Bears’...

CORRECTS TO GREEN BAY PACKERS RUNNING BACK JAMAAL WILLIAMS NOT HOUSTON TEXANS CORNERBACK CORNELL ARMSTRONG - Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Packers RB Williams forming quality tandem with Jones

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

Green Bay’s Jamaal Williams understands the opportunities that could await him in the offseason, but he’s focusing on the present while teaming up with Aaron Jones to form one of the NFL’s top running-back tandems. Williams showcased his array of talents Sunday as the Packers' offense...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

Duke's Taylor out indefinitely; Gilbert opts out of season

Oct. 26, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Will Taylor will be out indefinitely due to surgery on his right knee. Taylor is scheduled to have the procedure Tuesday for an injury sustained in the Oct. 17 loss at North Carolina State. The redshirt junior took over as the starting center after Duke lost starter Jack...