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Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt

Nov. 18, 2018 6:10 PM EST

Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter and...

Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Nov. 18, 2018 6:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brett Maher got another shot on the final play of the game. This time, he made it count. Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired Sunday gave Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons after the resurgent Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. A month ago, Maher...

Theismann 'turned away' after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

Nov. 18, 2018 5:57 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins,...

Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

Nov. 18, 2018 5:55 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Cam Newton took a shotgun snap and set up in a clean pocket, surveying the field from sideline to sideline. The star quarterback had time and an open receiver in the end zone, giving the Carolina Panthers a chance to convert a go-ahead, 2-point conversion against the Detroit Lions. Newton,...

Texans beat Redskins 23-21 to extend winning streak to 7

Nov. 18, 2018 5:43 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Justin Reid intercepted the ball in the end zone and saw nothing but green grass in front of him. "I saw the daylight and I have to hit it," Reid said. "I wasn't going to let anyone stop me." No one's stopping the Houston Texans right now. Reid's 101-yard interception return touchdown...

Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory

Nov. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday. He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win. Luck and T.Y. Hilton hooked up twice for scores,...

Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

Nov. 18, 2018 5:35 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the New York Giants held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time since December 2016. Eli Manning also threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Alec...

Jackson carries 27 times, lifts Ravens past Bengals 24-21

Nov. 18, 2018 5:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and insomnia. When the rookie quarterback finally got on the field, Jackson inflicted a whole lot of pain on the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson juked and sprinted for 117 yards, Gus Edwards ran for 115 and...

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

Nov. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He...

Chiefs, Rams and ESPN crew under huge Monday night spotlight

Nov. 18, 2018 3:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN's "Monday Night Football" crew is under the spotlight every week, but attention will be further magnified when the Los Angeles Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of 9-1 teams. This week's game carries more storylines than usual. It's the first Monday night game in Los...