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FILE  - This Oct. 18, 2020, file photo shows Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1)  on the sidelines before playing for the first time against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

As 1st NFL start looms, Tua says he's not caught up in hype

Oct. 28, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's days as a student were recent enough that he remembers how to cram for a test, which is what he has been doing lately. Newly promoted to the starting job with the Miami Dolphins, Tagovailoa didn't spend last weekend celebrating even though the team had a bye. “I was...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy yells during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Bears star receiver Robinson in NFL's concussion protocol

Oct. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Already struggling on offense, the Chicago Bears might have to get by without their top playmaker. Star receiver Allen Robinson is in the NFL's concussion protocol, throwing his status for this week's game against the New Orleans Saints into question. He was hurt late in their lopsided loss to the Los Angeles...

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) celebrates with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) after Brown caught a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tannehill 'growing, learning' as Titans starting quarterback

Oct. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee now has had a full 16 regular season games with Ryan Tannehill as its starting quarterback over the last year and a half, and the Titans are 12-4 during that span. Tannehill has thrown 37 touchdowns with only seven interceptions while running for five more TDs during the...

Baltimore Ravens defenders Pernell McPhee (90) Calais Campbell (93) prepare for the next play during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. In the midst of an NFL season that is course to set records for the most points and touchdowns, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are winning on the strength of their defense. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Ravens intend to show Pittsburgh they play defense better

Oct. 28, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

In the midst of an NFL season that is on course to set records for the most points and touchdowns, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are winning on the strength of their defenses. The Steelers have the top-ranked unit in the league in terms of fewest yards allowed (286.3 per game) and are riding a...

Cincinnati Bengals' Darius Phillips (23) intercepts a pass intended for Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Better without Beckham? Stats say maybe; Mayfield disagrees

Oct. 28, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The numbers don't lie. Baker Mayfield has been a better quarterback for the Browns when Odell Beckham isn't around. The eyes don't deceive either. Mayfield lacked on-field chemistry over two seasons with Beckham, forcing passes to the speedy, sometimes needy, star wide receiver labeled a...

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce, left, celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Chiefs' Kelce continues to evolve into all-around tight end

Oct. 28, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce had just three catches for 31 yards last week, yet he had every bit the profound impact on the Kansas City Chiefs' blowout win over the Denver Broncos that he had the previous week in Buffalo. Even without the two touchdown receptions he had against the Bills. You see,...

New York Jets offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains smiles before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets' struggling offense will again be in Dowell Loggains' hands this week. Coach Adam Gase announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that his offensive coordinator will call plays for the second straight game after Loggains oversaw the offense in an 18-10 loss last Sunday to Buffalo. “We’re going to keep it the same,” Gase said. But the Jets will hope for a better result. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Gase will again have Loggains call Jets' plays on offense

Oct. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' struggling offense will again be in Dowell Loggains' hands this week. Coach Adam Gase announced Wednesday that his offensive coordinator will call plays for the second straight game after Loggains oversaw the offense in an 18-10 loss last Sunday to Buffalo....

Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill (8) runs past Kentucky wide receiver Darren Edmond (31) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Leach: 3 Miss. State players depart, RB Hill possibly next

Oct. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said that receiver Tyrell Shavers and defensive ends Tre Lawson and Jamari Stewart are no longer with the program that he has also heard that senior back Kylin Hill plans to opt out for the rest of the season to prepare for the NFL draft. Leach...

FILE  - This Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo shows Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) celebrating with head coach Herm Edwards after an NCAA college football game win over Washington State, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won seven games and played in a bowl game in 2018, exceeding outside expectations in its first season under Edwards, the former NFL player, coach and commentator. The Sun Devils took another step last season, winning eight games and the Sun Bowl. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona State adds new coordinators in Edwards' third season

Oct. 28, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards has changed perceptions about Arizona State football, both with wins on the field and victories on the recruiting trail. To continue the upward trajectory, the Sun Devils will not only have to hit the ground running during the Pac-12's pandemic-shortened season, they'll...

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) runs from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings not declaring rebuild; DE Hunter has neck surgery

Oct. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings emerged from their bye week down two starting defensive ends, after a salary-dump trade of Yannick Ngakoue and a season-ending surgery for Danielle Hunter. Though they're much closer to having the top pick in the next draft than qualifying for the expanded playoffs,...