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Patriots 'not satisfied' after routing Jets in 1st home win

Oct. 25, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots experienced their share of near misses in opening the season with four consecutive losses at Gillette Stadium. On Sunday there wasn’t much they didn’t do well in routing the Jets 54-13 to post their first home victory of 2021. ...

Darnold's struggles could spur interest in Watson trade

Oct. 25, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven games into Sam Darnold’s tenure with the Carolina Panthers there are serious concerns about his ability to develop into the team’s quarterback of the future. The slumping Darnold, who has thrown seven interceptions during the team’s...

Bears coach Nagy says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 25, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Nagy, who is vaccinated, announced the result during a Zoom call Monday minutes after his usual in-person session was switched. “I feel pretty...

Mayfield not practicing; Browns begin preparing for Steelers

Oct. 25, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield remains out with a left shoulder injury that could sideline him for this week's game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Mayfield was not on the practice field during the portion of Monday's practice open to...

Bengals off to best start in 6 years after rout of Ravens

Oct. 25, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati safety Jessie Bates III had a message for reporters waiting outside the locker room after the Bengals' biggest win in years. "If you’re not believing now, you’d better start,” Bates said after the Bengals (5-2) rolled over the...

AP source: MRI confirms sprained PCL for Jets' Wilson

Oct. 25, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined at least two weeks, an MRI confirmed Monday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the diagnosis. Wilson was injured...

Sloppy 49ers drop 4th straight, losing 30-18 to Colts

Oct. 25, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A game that started with three straight scoring drives in the first quarter ended with a couple of interceptions by Jimmy Garoppolo. Now the question is where do the San Francisco 49ers head from here following a fourth straight loss? ...

Wentz leads Colts to rain-soaked 30-18 win over 49ers

Oct. 25, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colts coach Frank Reich wasn't about to make the same mistake twice. After being burned by a conservative third-down run call late in a loss to Baltimore two weeks ago, Reich put the ball in Carson Wentz's hands this time — and it paid off....

Tricks, but no treat: Lions special teams gambles fall short

Oct. 24, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dan Campbell emptied the playbook in an effort to get his first NFL victory as a head coach, only to see it fall short. The Detroit coach saw his Lions successfully execute an onside kick and two fake punts Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams....

Bears no match for Super Bowl champ Bucs in 38-3 loss

Oct. 24, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Whatever hopes the Chicago Bears had of upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second straight season were long gone before the first quarter ended. Poor protection for rookie quarterback Justin Fields, defensive breakdowns and turnovers...