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Cardinals try to move to 7-0 against struggling Texans

Oct. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (1-5) at ARIZONA (6-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Cardinals by 17 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Texans 3-3, Cardinals 5-1 SERIES RECORD: Tied 2-2. ...

Chiefs visit Titans in 1st showdown since AFC title game

Oct. 21, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY (3-3) at TENNESSEE (4-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Chiefs 2-4; Titans 4-2. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 30-24. ...

Ravens try for first 6-1 start when they host Bengals

Oct. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (4-2) at BALTIMORE (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Ravens by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bengals 3-3, Ravens 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Ravens lead series...

Packers seek 6th straight win as they host Washington

Oct. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (2-4) at GREEN BAY (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m., EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Packers by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Washington 1-5; Packers 5-1. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead...

Veteran Casey Hayward Jr. sparks improved Raiders secondary

Oct. 20, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Veteran cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. was brought to Las Vegas to provide leadership to the Raiders’ young secondary. Through six games, he’s emerged as the star of a unit that desperately needed an upgrade. “He does a...

Buckner eagerly anticipates return to San Francisco

Oct. 20, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeForest Buckner is preparing for Sunday's game the same way he does every week. The Indianapolis Colts' star defensive tackle studies tape, focuses on executing the game plan, making sure he's in top shape and doing everything he can to help his...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain...

Jets rookie WR Moore confident more plays will come soon

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Elijah Moore sent the expectations for his rookie year soaring through the spring and summer with an outstanding offseason. The New York Jets wide receiver is still looking to make an impact in the regular season. Moore, a...

Baltimore's Andrews among the NFL's elite tight ends

Oct. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Mark Andrews takes a lot of pride in the position he plays. That was obvious when he was asked if he feels like a wide receiver trapped in a tight end's body. “Nah man, I’m a tight end,” he said Wednesday. “Especially, it’s national...

Reeling Broncos, Browns meet with seasons headed off-course

Oct. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One starting quarterback is limping, the other has his arm in a sling. There are injuries up and down both rosters, and the two coaches are feeling some external pressure — one for the first time. The Denver Broncos are banged up, reeling and...