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CORRECTS TO GREEN BAY PACKERS RUNNING BACK JAMAAL WILLIAMS NOT HOUSTON TEXANS CORNERBACK CORNELL ARMSTRONG - Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Packers RB Williams forming quality tandem with Jones

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

Green Bay’s Jamaal Williams understands the opportunities that could await him in the offseason, but he’s focusing on the present while teaming up with Aaron Jones to form one of the NFL’s top running-back tandems. Williams showcased his array of talents Sunday as the Packers' offense...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State in...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Bears offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. After a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in which they were held to a season low in points and the defense scored the Bears’...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

Duke's Taylor out indefinitely; Gilbert opts out of season

Oct. 26, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Will Taylor will be out indefinitely due to surgery on his right knee. Taylor is scheduled to have the procedure Tuesday for an injury sustained in the Oct. 17 loss at North Carolina State. The redshirt junior took over as the starting center after Duke lost starter Jack...

Buffalo Bills' Jerry Hughes, left, celebrates his interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bills end 2-game skid, but issues on offense still continue

Oct. 26, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills snapped a two-game losing streak and opened up a 1 1/2-game lead in the AFC East. But their 18-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday did little to mask the deficiencies on offense that have risen in recent weeks. The Bills (5-2) were able to outlast the winless...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after diving over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. In each of the previous three seasons, the Saints overcame some early season adversity and swept all of their October games en route to an NFC South crown. For a fourth straight season,...

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (30) runs from New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

49ers get back into groove headed into showdown in Seattle

Oct. 26, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers lost back-to-back home games to Philadelphia and Miami it appeared as if the season could be spiraling out of control for the defending NFC champions. Coach Kyle Shanahan saw enough glimmers of hope in those two losses to believe a turnaround was...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

First loss shows Seahawks can't overcome all their flaws

Oct. 26, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There were so many flaws that became exposed in the first five games that it was inconceivable the Seattle Seahawks' unbeaten run to start the season would continue indefinitely. Yet the overwhelming disappointment that came from Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) works in the pocket under pressure by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (97) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Lions lean on calm, cool, collected Stafford to top Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had the ball and Matt Prater knew it was time to start kicking. Good call. Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley gave one of the NFL's best comeback quarterbacks a shot to lead the Detroit Lions to victory, and Stafford took advantage. Stafford stepped up in a...