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Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is grabbed by New York Giants' Markus Golden (44) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Giants trade LB Markus Golden to Arizona for draft picks

Oct. 23, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have traded linebacker Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round draft pick in 2021. The Giants announced the deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after losing a heart-breaker to Philadelphia to fall to 1-6. The NFL trading deadline is Nov. 3...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) tries to recover from a sack as teammates offensive tackle Jedrick Wills (71), offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and center JC Tretter (64) look on during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Browns 38-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Browns' Mayfield ignoring critics, 'noise' aimed at him

Oct. 21, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's getting blitzed from every direction right now. He's ducking from the barrage. Cleveland's quarterback has been under a steady attack this week following a dreadful performance in Pittsburgh, a two-interception outing that has brought out his critics and fueled their...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cardinals rising in NFC thanks to much-improved defense

Oct. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Kyler Murray had some big moments in his return to Texas, throwing a couple of touchdown passes and running for another score. Even so, Arizona's young quarterback knew he wasn't the star of Monday night's dominant 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That honor belonged to the defense. “They played...

Kansas City Chiefs' Juan Thornhill, right, breaks up a pass intended for Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills fall flat again against AFC's elite, still lead East

Oct. 19, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills had an opportunity to measure themselves against the AFC's elite over the span of a week. They fell well short of prime-time aspirations. The teams that played in last year's AFC championship game had an easy time against the Bills, who...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

Oct. 18, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. The 41-year-old forward picked the brains of former teammates Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski, asking them both to look back and analyze their moves away from the San Jose Sharks. One phone...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91), defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (99) and defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. (92) stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

49ers post-Super Bowl struggles all too familiar for Rams

Oct. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offense is struggling, the defense has regressed and the injuries are mounting for the San Francisco 49ers. Whether it’s a Super Bowl hangover or some other reason, the 49ers are having a hard time matching last year’s success. It’s something...

Brady, Rodgers meet for just 3rd time in long careers

Oct. 15, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

GREEN BAY (4-0) at TAMPA BAY (3-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Packers 4-0; Buccaneers 2-3 SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 33-21-1 LAST MEETING - Packers beat Buccaneers 26-20 in OT, Dec. 3, 2017 in Green Bay LAST WEEK - Packers had bye, beat Falcons 30-16 on Oct. 5;...

Los Angeles Rams' Darrell Henderson (27) is congratulated after runnig for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

McVay, Goff want to continue Rams' knack for fast starts

Oct. 14, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Fast starts are nothing new for the Los Angeles Rams, having scored four opening-drive touchdowns in five games this season.
 They want to keep that momentum going in their NFC West opener at San Francisco on Sunday. “Really, going into games we feel like...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Injuries hamper 49ers in lopsided loss to Dolphins

Oct. 12, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan opted to start quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo despite a bum ankle and held cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon out at the start with a sore hamstring. Those moves backfired for the 49ers and sent the defending NFC champions to another loss with a 43-17...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) points skyward as he is carted off the field after sustaining a leg injury in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Cowboys face playoff chase without Prescott in weak NFC East

Oct. 12, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott joined both his tackles and his tight end on the list of season-ending injuries for the Dallas offense when the star quarterback fractured his ankle in a gruesome scene against the New York Giants. The emotional setback added to the challenge of trying to make the...