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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) is helped off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Injuries could derail season for defending NFC champ 49ers

Sep. 21, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

The injury bug that has disrupted the San Francisco 49ers' season seems impossible to contain. The 49ers had to wait a few extra hours to confirm that 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa and fellow starting defensive lineman Solomon Thomas had season-ending torn ACLs in their knees. An MRI truck expected...

Los Angeles Rams' Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates with head coach Sean McVay after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

McVay's Rams look tougher than many expected after 2-0 start

Sep. 21, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams are not interested in taking any steps backward. Even after three straight winning seasons with two division titles and a Super Bowl trip during McVay's first three years in charge, the Rams were a popular preseason pick to struggle in the...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wilson magnificent, but defense a concern for 2-0 Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks seem determined to see just how much Russell Wilson’s talent and skill can carry them. Because for the first two weeks of the season, the Seahawks' 2-0 start has been predicated on Wilson playing some of the best football of his career and making up for a defense...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lions embattled coach Matt Patricia backed by his players

Sep. 21, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Matt Patricia-led Detroit Lions lost another double-digit lead and an 11th straight game, putting even more pressure on an embattled coach. Some of Patricia's players attempted to take some heat off him on Monday. “I think it comes down to the players," Lions center Frank Ragnow...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and New York Giants head coach Joe Judge talk after an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Chicago won 17-13. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants in 0-2 hole, now facing season without Saquon Barkley

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are not going to have a quick turnaround under new coach Joe Judge. The 0-2 start was compounded Monday with the news star running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants might have had a shot in...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

Sep. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won't appeal a court's decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision...

Raiders down top 2 right tackles for game vs. Saints

Sep. 21, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are without their top two right tackles against the New Orleans Saints. Starter Trent Brown and backup Sam Young are inactive for Monday night’s debut in Las Vegas after being listed as doubtful. Brown played one series of the opener before leaving with a calf...

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) takes a defensive position during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Vikings' rebuilt defense dealt another blow with Barr on IR

Sep. 21, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Off to an 0-2 start while trying to acclimate several new pieces into Mike Zimmer’s defense, the Minnesota Vikings suffered another big blow on Monday. Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle sustained in...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (10) runs past Indianapolis Colts free safety Malik Hooker, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Hooker is 2nd Colts player with torn Achilles tendon in 2020

Sep. 21, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have played two games and lost two starters with torn Achilles tendons. Coach Frank Reich announced Monday that safety Malik Hooker would miss the rest of this season after tearing his Achilles tendon in Sunday's 28-11 victory, the same injury running back Marlon...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase yells instructions during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Gase: Struggling Jets need to go on 'hyperdrive' to improve

Sep. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase knows exactly where it all went wrong for the New York Jets. Offense. Defense. And special teams. “Overall, we’ve got to put everything in hyperdrive,” the coach said Monday, “and do a better job this week and improve quickly and get ourselves ready for...