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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and New York Giants head coach Joe Judge talk after an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Chicago won 17-13. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants in 0-2 hole, now facing season without Saquon Barkley

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are not going to have a quick turnaround under new coach Joe Judge. The 0-2 start was compounded Monday with the news star running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants might have had a shot in...

2-0 or 0-2? Steelers, Roethlisberger eye improvement

Sep. 21, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Judging by the tone of Ben Roethlisberger's voice, it was hard to tell if the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 or 0-2. No matter how the questions were framed following a 26-21 victory over Denver on Sunday that gave the Steelers their best start since 2017, the club's longtime quarterback...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) crosses the goal line for a touchdown on an 84-yard play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers knock out Lock, hold off Driskel, Broncos 26-21

Sep. 20, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn't overthink things. His team's defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers dialed up one...

FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta.  The= Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Carroll and Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL season began. Baltimore, Kansas City and Green Bay — all...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) runs the ball against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Steelers RB Conner: balky ankle heading in right direction

Sep. 18, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh running back James Conner believes he'll be able to play on his balky left ankle on Sunday when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener. Conner left a season-opening win over the New York Giants on Monday in the first half after something “wasn't feeling...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Saints won 34-23. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Brady says little about Arians' criticism of QB's play

Sep. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady had little to say Thursday in response to coach Bruce Arians’ critical assessment of the quarterback’s play during the six-time Super Bowl champion’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arians made headlines after the Bucs fell to New Orleans 34-23 in the...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Steelers, Roethlisberger eye 2-0 start vs. Lock, Broncos

Sep. 17, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain was familiar to Ben Roethlisberger. Welcome even. And the best part about how his 38-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's body felt following his first game in 364 days might have been the fact none of the pain originated from his surgically repaired right elbow....

FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrates with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The name Antwon Rose Jr., a Black Pittsburgh teenager shot in the back and killed by a white police officer in 2018, has his name on a white strip on the back of most Steelers helmets, (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Steelers try to move on from flap over justice advocacy

Sep. 17, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers thought they had a plan for how to properly and respectfully make a public statement regarding social justice during their season opener against the New York Giants. Someone called an audible. Multiple someones, actually, leaving the organization scrambling to fix...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Bears hope to win back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years and deny the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge when New York visits Soldier Field on Sunday (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)

Bears look to build on opener, Giants seek 1st win for Judge

Sep. 17, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears came into the season determined to show they're more like the team that won the NFC North in 2018 than the one that missed the playoffs a year ago. A narrow escape last week wasn't exactly a strong opening statement. Maybe now, they'll start making a convincing case. The...

Steelers eye hot start in home opener against Broncos

Sep. 17, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

DENVER (0-1) at PITTSBURGH (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Steelers by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 0-1; Steelers 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 20-11-1 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Steelers 24-17 on Nov. 25, 2018 at Denver LAST WEEK'S RESULT: Broncos lost to Titans 16-14; Steelers beat Giants...