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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after diving over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. In each of the previous three seasons, the Saints overcame some early season adversity and swept all of their October games en route to an NFC South crown. For a fourth straight season,...

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (30) runs from New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

49ers get back into groove headed into showdown in Seattle

Oct. 26, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers lost back-to-back home games to Philadelphia and Miami it appeared as if the season could be spiraling out of control for the defending NFC champions. Coach Kyle Shanahan saw enough glimmers of hope in those two losses to believe a turnaround was...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

First loss shows Seahawks can't overcome all their flaws

Oct. 26, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There were so many flaws that became exposed in the first five games that it was inconceivable the Seattle Seahawks' unbeaten run to start the season would continue indefinitely. Yet the overwhelming disappointment that came from Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona...

Rams TE Higbee out vs Bears; Khalil Mack active for Chicago

Oct. 26, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Rams tight end Tyler Higbee is inactive for Los Angeles' game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Higbee has a hand injury that kept him out of practice for most of last week. The fifth-year pro has 18 catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns this season while starting...

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)

Rhule hopeful McCaffrey will return vs. Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said “it’s a possibility” star running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. “It’s sort of out of my hands, but I am hopeful we will have him,” Rhule said, adding...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, right, speaks with an official during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Raiders lack of pass rush big part of loss to Bucs

Oct. 26, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After watching Tom Brady carve up his defense while barely being touched, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said he would immediately look at how to spark the Raiders struggling pass rush. Whatever changes the Raiders do make, it doesn’t appear as if changes on the coaching staff or a...

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Jalen Guyton waves at a screen after making a touchdown catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Chargers snap losing streak, but plenty remains to correct

Oct. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers accomplished their main goal of snapping a four-game losing streak. They still have many things to fix to turn around their season. Los Angeles is 2-4 after a 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but it squandered a...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, center, is sacked by the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Winless Jets up against odds with road game at Chiefs next

Oct. 26, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a short timeout and pretend for a moment you're a player or coach on the New York Jets. No, that's not meant to ruin your day. You might actually feel better about your own situation after considering the brutal reality for the Jets. They're the NFL's only winless team at 0-7, they're...

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Packers' depth helps them withstand injuries to key players

Oct. 26, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Consider the Green Bay Packers’ latest victory a testament to their depth. That’s a strength the Packers (5-1) hope they don’t need to continue showcasing quite as much as they did Sunday in a 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans (1-6). Two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes...

Arizona Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) celebrates his game-winning field goal with teammates after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 37-34 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Cardinals piling up prime-time wins, but also some injuries

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

The rapid improvement of the Arizona Cardinals has been on full display during two prime-time wins in just six days. Now it's time to rest and regroup for a team that's physically banged up. Arizona's thrilling 37-34 overtime win over the Seahawks on Sunday night was a hard-hitting marathon with both teams...