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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo, New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs after a catch against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. The 2017 first-round draft pick had shown flashes in his first three seasons, only to be slowed by injuries, again and again. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Giants tight end Evan Engram not living up to preseason hype

Sep. 24, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — This was supposed to be the season New York Giants tight end Evan Engram lived up to the hype. The 2017 first-round draft pick had shown flashes in his first three seasons, only to be slowed by injuries — again and again. All that was forgotten in training camp. Engram...

New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan (23) plays against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. The Giants play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Niners, Giants battling injury bug after just two games

Sep. 24, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants are battling the injury bug after just two games, as well some other scary issues. Wondering what might scare NFL players? For the Niners (1-1), it's just being back at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to face the winless Giants (0-2)....

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons in 0-2 hole after failing to recover onside kick

Sep. 24, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ben Kotwica says he's never seen an onside kick such as the one that beat the Atlanta Falcons last week. The kick helped leave the Falcons (0-2) already facing pressure as they prepare to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Kotwica, Atlanta's special teams coach, said Thursday the fateful kick...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons face unbeaten Bears on heels of nightmarish loss

Sep. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Let's see if the Atlanta Falcons can put another nightmarish loss behind them. The team that infamously squandered a 28-3 advantage in the 2017 Super Bowl suffered an improbable defeat in Week 2 of this NFL season, blowing a 20-point lead to the Dallas Cowboys and giving up an onside kick...

Falcons look to recover from crushing loss vs 2-0 Bears

Sep. 24, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO BEARS (2-0) at ATLANTA FALCONS (0-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Falcons by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bears 1-1; Falcons 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 14-13 LAST MEETING — Falcons defeated the Bears 23-17 on Sept. 10, 2017 at Chicago. LAST WEEK — Bears beat...

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Sep. 23, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas...

FILE - From left are 1970 file photos showing Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in 'Brian's Song'

Sep. 23, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit. Sayers, 24 at the time, was already an established star, a soft-spoken Black man who generally raised his voice...

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers

Sep. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Chicago Bears great and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers: ___ “Football fans know well Gale’s many accomplishments on the field: a rare combination of speed and power as the game’s most electrifying runner, a dangerous kick returner, his comeback...

Hall of Fame says Bears RB Gale Sayers, whose friendship with teammate with cancer was recounted in 'Brian's Song,' dies

Sep. 23, 2020 9:43 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Fame says Bears RB Gale Sayers, whose friendship with teammate with cancer was recounted in 'Brian's Song,' dies.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants' Saquon Barkley out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A major knee injury has ended Saquon Barkley's season. His career still has a long way to go, New York Giants coach Joe Judge predicted Monday a little more than 24 hours after his star running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a seemingly harmless...