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FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, shows the interior of the Carrier Dome before of an NCAA college football game between Syracuse and Florida State in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University hosted its first football game 40 years ago this week, and it's undergoing a major upgrade as the football season opener looms. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

The Latest: Some Bucs fans to attend Oct. 4 Chargers game

Sep. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play before some fans at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team said Saturday that season pass members with continuous membership since 1998 or earlier will have...

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson, front right, gets into the end zone past Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons top pick Terrell placed on COVID-19 reserve list

Sep. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons placed first-round pick A.J. Terrell on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, dealing another blow to the winless team's secondary heading into Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons (0-2) had already ruled out cornerback Kendall Sheffield...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch in front of Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Falcons' Julio Jones still has chance to play against Bears

Sep. 25, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones still has a chance to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after missing practice this week with a hamstring injury. Jones was listed as questionable on Friday. “We’ll take it all the way to the game with Julio,” coach Dan...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy watches play against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Gambler? McCarthy sees 'aggressive' 1st impression in Dallas

Sep. 25, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy watched as a kid when the customers in the bar his dad owned would lose money on the two poker machines. So ask him to characterize the fake punts and risky fourth-down try in his first two games as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and there's one word McCarthy won't use....

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons in 0-2 hole after failing to recover onside kick

Sep. 24, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ben Kotwica says he's never seen an onside kick such as the one that beat the Atlanta Falcons last week. The kick helped leave the Falcons (0-2) already facing pressure as they prepare to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Kotwica, Atlanta's special teams coach, said Thursday the fateful kick...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons face unbeaten Bears on heels of nightmarish loss

Sep. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Let's see if the Atlanta Falcons can put another nightmarish loss behind them. The team that infamously squandered a 28-3 advantage in the 2017 Super Bowl suffered an improbable defeat in Week 2 of this NFL season, blowing a 20-point lead to the Dallas Cowboys and giving up an onside kick...

Falcons look to recover from crushing loss vs 2-0 Bears

Sep. 24, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO BEARS (2-0) at ATLANTA FALCONS (0-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Falcons by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bears 1-1; Falcons 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 14-13 LAST MEETING — Falcons defeated the Bears 23-17 on Sept. 10, 2017 at Chicago. LAST WEEK — Bears beat...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is carted to the locker room after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With Saquon Barkley out, Giants sign veteran Devonta Freeman

Sep. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl halfback Devonta Freeman has signed with the New York Giants and might play this weekend. The Giants announced the move Wednesday, a day after 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate...

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, of the Kansas City Chiefs scrambles against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half of an NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Kansas City Chiefs won 23-20 in overtime. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Patrick Mahomes shows off his scrambling ability

Sep. 23, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

Patrick Mahomes showed he’s nearly as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm. The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback displayed his scrambling ability in a 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday with his 21-yard run on third-and-20, setting up the game-tying field goal late in...