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Rookie quarterbacks struggling through 1st 2 weeks

Sep. 22, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy. Top two picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson lead the league with five interceptions after opening the season with back-to-back losses, Trey...

Mannings' "MNF" broadcast jumps 138%, averages 1.9 million

Sep. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Monday Night Football” presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debut, becoming the most-watched alternate telecast in ESPN history. ESPN and Nielsen reported that the Mannings' freewheeling...

Broncos Pro Bowler Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery

Sep. 21, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just four months after undergoing a similar surgery on his right ankle. Chubb said in a video posted on the team's website Tuesday that with the...

Pair and a spare: Tailback depth a must-have in Big Ten play

Sep. 21, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

Michigan has begun a pivotal season for coach Jim Harbaugh with three decisive wins, fueled by that ground-oriented, weather-proof offense he and most northern teams prefer. Recruiting and developing the right running backs to carry it out remains a vital part of...

Broncos seeking to clear decks for potential sale of team

Sep. 21, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The next quarterback clash in Denver could very well pit John Elway and Peyton Manning vying to serve as the public face of any new Broncos ownership group. The decks must be cleared of any possible pitfalls before any multibillion-dollar bid, however,...

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

Sep. 21, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire. The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded...

You bet: New golf cart motivates Carolina's Burns, Reddick

Sep. 21, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns envisions himself riding around the Wofford College campus next summer at training camp in his new tricked out golf cart waving to teammates. That will mean he has won “the bet.” ...

Brady, Bucs are unanimous top team in latest AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through the first two weeks of the regular season, Tom Brady looks as good as ever. Brady is a combined 56 for 86 for 655 yards with nine touchdown passes and two interceptions. And led by the seven-time Super Bowl winner, the...

Falcons sign 2-time Pro Bowl P Colquitt to practice squad

Sep. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a shaky performance by Cameron Nizialek, the Atlanta Falcons signed 39-year-old punter Dustin Colquitt on Tuesday, adding the two-time Pro Bowler to their practice squad. Colquitt spent 15 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he...

Lions searching for a defensive base after two weeks

Sep. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday...