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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Flores: Decision to replace Fitzpatrick with Tua was tough

Oct. 21, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team's switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. And Flores says the decision to bench popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was difficult. “Fitz has done a great...

Houston Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NFL teams going for 2 at record-setting rate

Oct. 21, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

Never before have NFL teams gone for 2-point conversions as often as they have this season, even if the decision sometimes has backfired. The 58 attempts through six weeks are the most at this juncture of the season since the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion in 1994. Going for 2 was a big part of the story line...

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)

McCarthy's 1st season in Dallas coming apart over turnovers

Oct. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy is a big believer in winning the turnover battle. His first season as coach of the Dallas Cowboys is coming apart because of how badly his team is losing that battle. Dallas is minus-12 in turnover margin, the worst in the NFL through six games since 2013 and the worst...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, empty seats are shown at Levi's Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. California health officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that they will allow a limited number of fans to attend professional sporting events in counties with lower rates of transmission of the coronavirus. That includes Santa Clara County, home to the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, but health officials there said they won't allow fans at such events anytime soon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California will allow fans at pro sports but not Disneyland

Oct. 20, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring...

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

Oct. 20, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor. The annual college football game scheduled to be played this season in Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be sponsored by Union Home Mortgage. A date has not been announced. The game, once known as the...

Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Oct. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The Saints won 30-27. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Mayor agrees to start allowing fans at Saints' home games

Oct. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints will start having fans in the stands for home games after the mayor agreed with the team on a phased plan starting Sunday against Carolina. The plan announced Tuesday will start with 3,000 tickets for Sunday's game, increasing to 6,000 fans for November games with...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

AP source: Tagovailoa replaces Fitzpatrick as Miami starter

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa now has a role to match his jersey number. He’s the Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 quarterback. The former Alabama star will make his first NFL start next week for the Miami Dolphins, who are turning to him to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, a person familiar with the team's...

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

McMoney McManus: Broncos kicker nice safety net for offense

Oct. 20, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon McManus and his powerful right leg were benched for the New England game -- in quite a few fantasy football leagues, anyway. The Denver Broncos kicker took notice, too. McManus couldn’t resist a playful jab on Twitter after his franchise-best, six field-goal...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones tries to get past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Robert Spillane (41) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Spillane carved out a roster spot on the Steelers by becoming a special teams ace. He officially has a new title: the replacement for injured linebacker Devin Bush, who is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. (AP Photo/Justin Berl)

Spillane's shot: Steelers LB primed to replace injured Bush

Oct. 20, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Spillane doesn't have Devin Bush's pedigree. He doesn't have Bush's speed or game experience either. That doesn't mean, however, that Spillane or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers believe he can't fill in capably while Bush recovers from the torn ACL in his left knee he sustained...