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Mayfield, Panthers passing game a concern despite 1st win

Sep. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Carolina Panthers finally got their first victory of the season with a 22-14 win over the New Orleans Saints, the passing game remains a major issue. Baker Mayfield has struggled since his arrival in Carolina, completing just 51.9% of his passes for...

NFL ends Pro Bowl; skills competitions, flag game instead

Sep. 26, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

The Pro Bowl got a major makeover. The NFL has eliminated its full-contact all-star game and is replacing it with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game. The new event will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players...

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa not in concussion protocol

Sep. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is not in concussion protocol, according to coach Mike McDaniel, after appearing to slam his head against the ground in Miami’s win over Buffalo on Sunday. Tagovailoa and McDaniel both said after the game that it was...

Chargers OT Rashawn Slater likely to miss rest of season

Sep. 26, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Rashawn Slater is likely to miss the rest of the season because of a torn left biceps, dealing another major blow to the Los Angeles Chargers offense. The left offensive tackle sustained the injury on the first drive of the third quarter of Sunday's 38-10...

Analysis: Backups, be ready. NFL's QB carousel is spinning

Sep. 26, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

The NFL’s quarterback carousel may start spinning a bit faster. Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa and Josh Allen got banged up Sunday. Justin Herbert and Jameis Winston played hurt. Already, Dak Prescott and Trey Lance have gone down. Backups, be ready. ...

Chiefs special teams failures lead to stunning loss in Indy

Sep. 26, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs' stunning loss to the Indianapolis Colts was special in all the wrong ways. There was the fumbled punt that led to a touchdown. The near-fumble that backed them up to their own goal line. The missed field goal and missed extra point....

Jaguars silence most doubters with back-to-back blowouts

Sep. 26, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars might still have some doubters, a few holdouts who view the past two weeks as more of a fluke than a factuality. It makes sense considering the Jaguars (2-1) had a league-low four wins combined the past two seasons and have long...

Titans now must be road warriors coming off 1st victory

Sep. 26, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally made a stand on their home field and got the ball to Derrick Henry along with the rest of their new playmakers to notch their first victory of the season. Now the road literally gets tougher. The two-time...

49ers out of sync in Garoppolo's 1st start in place of Lance

Sep. 26, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — At first, the San Francisco 49ers were actually relieved that Jimmy Garoppolo stepped out of his own end zone for a safety. It negated Bradley Chubb's go-ahead pick-6 and left the Niners clinging to a 7-5 lead over the Broncos in the third quarter Sunday night. ...

Broncos, Wilson edge Niners, Garoppolo 11-10 in prime time

Sep. 26, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nine three-and-outs. No touchdown passes. Only 126 yards passing. It was one of the ugliest games of Russell Wilson's storied career. To him, it was a thing of beauty. “We're still learning each other as a whole new system,” Wilson said after the...