NFL football

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) prepares to throw during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 23, 2018 - 4:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was flushed from the pocket and scrambled all the way to his left, only to realize that just about everybody wearing a Chiefs helmet was on the opposite side of the field. It was a rookie mistake by the second-year pro, one he turned into more early season...
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Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 23, 2018 - 3:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback, hustling to give Buffalo an early lead in his first NFL road start. Then, the Bills turned their defense loose on Kirk Cousins and delivered a stunningly lopsided victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Allen accounted...
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Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 23, 2018 - 3:46 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A week removed from what he called "an embarrassment," Adrian Peterson turned in his first 100-yard game in more than 10 months. Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and the Washington Redskins held on Sunday for a 31-17...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaps over the goal line for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. The New Orleans Saints won 43-37. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 23, 2018 - 3:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his...
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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) reacts to his touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
September 23, 2018 - 2:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season. Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday. Cam...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) celebrates with Cody Latimer (12) after rushing for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 23, 2018 - 1:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Eli Manning threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns and rookie Saquon Barkley added a score as the New York Giants got their first win with a 27-22 victory over the struggling Houston Texans on Sunday. The Giants (1-2) were up by 14 at halftime but had trouble moving the ball in the...
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September 23, 2018 - 9:05 am
The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read "One Carolina" on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 22, 2018 - 9:16 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's College Football Playoff hopes were dangerously close to becoming bleak less than a month into the season. Kyler Murray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime, and Parnell Motley intercepted Kelvin Hopkins' fourth-down pass to help the fifth-ranked...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews is called for a roughing the passer penalty during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers were talking this week in practice about the rules and techniques to hit the quarterback. It’s a sticky subject after officials called a roughing-the-passer penalty on Matthews last week. Coach Mike McCarthy says that he’s confident in the way coaches teach how to tackle the quarterback. The Packers play the Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
September 22, 2018 - 12:39 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up. Seems like a simple enough checklist for a defender to hit the quarterback. A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows Manuel Orrego-Savala, of Guatemala. Orrego-Savala, living illegally in the U.S., pleaded guilty Friday, July 20, 2018, to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver on Feb. 4. 2018. Orrego-Savala is due to be sentenced Sept. 21, 2018. (Indiana State Police via AP, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...
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