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Perkins-McCutcheon connection leads Rams over Chargers 29-22

Aug. 14, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Perkins and Lance McCutcheon solidified their cases to come off the Los Angeles Rams roster bubble Saturday night. Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to McCutcheon as the defending Super Bowl champions held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 in...

Journeyman Johnson leads Broncos' backups past Cowboys 17-7

Aug. 14, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The new Denver Broncos quarterback who wowed the crowd at Empower Field wasn't Russell Wilson but jourrneyman Josh Johnson. Johnson, who's 36 years old and playing for his 14th NFL team, threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and the Broncos beat the...

Dalton has TD pass on 1 drive as Saints fall to Texans 17-13

Aug. 14, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — New Orleans coach Dennis Allen wasn't thrilled about his team's overall performance Saturday night in the preseason against the Houston Texans. But he was encouraged by the limited work of his starters on both sides of the ball. “I saw a lot of...

Pickett's game-winning drive helps Steelers beat Seahawks

Aug. 13, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vaughns with 3 seconds to play and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 32-25 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Pickett, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in 2022, is...

NFL players union president blasts Soldier Field conditions

Aug. 13, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the NFL Players Association blasted the conditions at Soldier Field on Saturday, and he didn't exactly get an argument from the Chicago Bears or Kansas City Chiefs after their preseason game. Union president JC Tretter tweeted the field was not up to...

Bills rally to beat Colts 27-24 in Matt Ryan's Indy debut

Aug. 13, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him. Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as...

Mahomes has TD, safety Reid kicks PAT, Chiefs lose to Bears

Aug. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City's first possession, then watched as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday. The game was the first for Chicago's Matt Eberflus as a head coach. It also marked the...

Browns backup QB Brissett moves into Watson's starting spot

Aug. 13, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett has jumped ahead of Deshaun Watson on Cleveland's depth chart. Maybe for a while. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Brissett will take the majority of snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense starting Sunday, a move necessitated by Watson's pending...

Titans swap out players adding defensive back, tight end

Aug. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans swapped out a couple of players Saturday, signing defensive back Deante Burton and tight end David Wells. The Titans also waived defensive back Terrell Bonds and wide receiver Brandon Lewis. Burton came into the NFL as a...

Browns' Harris 'likely' needs season-ending knee surgery

Aug. 13, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center Nick Harris will likely need season-ending surgery on his right knee that was injured on the second play of the exhibition opener against Jacksonville on Friday night. Coach Kevin Stefanski didn't provide any details on Harris'...