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Bengals' momentum halted in mistake-filled Week 2 loss

Sep. 20, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — After an exhilarating overtime win in Week 1, the Cincinnati Bengals took a step backward. Offensive line issues stalled the running game and made for a long Sunday afternoon for Joe Burrow, who set a career high in passer rating (128.8) and threw a...

Chiefs defense exposed by Jackson, Ravens in 36-35 defeat

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was only fitting that the Baltimore Ravens would put away a comeback win over the Chiefs by running Lamar Jackson right up the middle when Kansas City needed a fourth-down stop to get the ball back. The Chiefs knew it was coming; the Ravens...

Fast starts have propelled surprising Panthers to 2-0 record

Sep. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season. The Panthers have been dominant in the first half of games, outscoring their opponents 33-0 and outgaining them by a whopping 400 yards. The Panthers led New Orleans 17-0 at...

NFL infamy in sight: Jaguars 9 losses shy of dubious mark

Sep. 20, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — NFL infamy is in sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have dropped 17 consecutive games, including six in a row by double digits, and have provided little evidence they are nearing a turnaround. So there's a...

Despite changes, Steelers' running game still in neutral

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney set the mandate a couple of weeks after watching his team get blown out at home by Cleveland in the opening round of the 2020 playoffs. "Everybody in the building agrees you can’t finish 32nd in the league in...

Intrigue grows with role for Cowboys rookie defender Parsons

Sep. 20, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The role for versatile rookie Micah Parsons in the Dallas defense just got a little more intriguing after the linebacker essentially replaced injured star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence in a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. While the Chargers...

Browns' WR Landry has knee sprain, could miss multiple games

Sep. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games with a sprained medial collateral ligament suffered in Sunday's win over Houston. Landry got hurt while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland's second offensive play. He...

Taylor day to day with injury for Texans; Watson won't play

Sep. 20, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson will not be an option, with coach David Culley saying Monday...

Analysis: 6 NFL playoff teams don't panic, avoid 0-2 starts

Sep. 20, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

Judging NFL teams after one game has always been foolish. It’s even more absurd in a 17-game season. The Bills, Titans, Ravens, Browns, Bears and Washington lost their season openers after making the playoffs last season. No panic. Each team rebounded with a victory in...

Late turnovers send Chiefs to 1st September loss in 5 years

Sep. 20, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Patrick Mahomes' flawless September run is over. The Kansas City quarterback was intercepted late in the third quarter, one of two turnovers by the Chiefs that led to a 36-35 loss to Baltimore on Sunday night. It was Kansas City’s first September...