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Hopkins has 2 TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top AFC South

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Determined to bounce back from an embarrassing loss, the Houston Texans used big performances from Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins and solid defense to beat the Indianapolis Colts and move into first place in the AFC South. Watson threw two touchdown passes to Hopkins and finished with...

Colts struggle in pass game in 20-17 loss to Texans

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts couldn't get their passing game going on Thursday night against the Houston Texans, and it cost them a win and the top spot in the AFC South. Brissett managed just 129 yards passing as the Texans (7-4) got a 20-17 victory to move into first place in...

LA Rams welcome back receivers Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods

Nov. 21, 2019 10:14 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks are both grateful to be back at work with the Los Angeles Rams, their team is even more grateful to see its top two veteran receivers back on the practice field. Woods and Cooks practiced with their teammates Thursday, and they both...

‘Sticky Hands’ Griffin becoming dependable target for Jets

Nov. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Griffin has been so sure-handed lately for the New York Jets that he ended up on a T-shirt. Catching touchdown passes certainly helps. But capping them with celebrations that go viral get everyone’s attention. “He's been awesome for us,” quarterback Sam...

Rivers’ future with Chargers beginning to receive scrutiny

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ final five regular-season games after their bye this week could go a long way toward determining whether Philip Rivers will return next year. The franchise quarterback is in the final year of his contract with neither side indicating it’s...

Surging Ravens visit LA Rams for Monday night showdown

Nov. 21, 2019 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams know what it’s like to redefine how the NFL looks at offensive football, so they appreciate what Lamar Jackson is doing this season with the Baltimore Ravens. The Rams aren’t exactly looking forward to seeing the latest innovations in...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

Browns enter season’s stretch changed after Garrett incident

Nov. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — As they walked out of FirstEnergy Stadium into the darkness more than a week ago, the Browns couldn’t celebrate their biggest win in an uneven season as a cloud of uncertainty hung over them. It burst open. They return Sunday a changed team. Myles Garrett’s jaw-dropping,...

Colts get Hilton back, Fuller returns for Texans Thursday

Nov. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — T.Y. Hilton will return for Indianapolis and Will Fuller for Houston when the Colts and Texans play on Thursday night. Hilton has missed three straight games with an injured calf and Fuller sat out the last three games with a hamstring injury but both players were active for...