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Giants Release Josh Brown After Documents Showed Abuse

Newly released police documents disclosed the kicker’s history of domestic abuse.

Brock Osweiler Shows Broncos They’re Better Off Without Him

The quarterback left Denver for a big contract in Houston, but the Broncos are doing just fine behind Trevor Siemian, who beat the Texans, 27-9, on Monday night.

Geno Smith Has Torn Knee Ligament; Jets Turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick Again

Smith, who had replaced Fitzpatrick as the Jets starter last week, sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament against the Ravens.

Ties in N.F.L. Are Rarer Now, but Still Unsatisfying

The Seahawks-Cardinals game on Sunday night was the sixth tie of the 21st century; the last 6-6 tie came in 1972.

Jets 24, Ravens 16: Jets, With Fitzpatrick Back at Quarterback, Top Ravens to Halt Skid

Ryan Fitzpatrick, benched last week, took over when Geno Smith hurt his knee in the second quarter. Somehow, the confusion seemed to catalyze the Jets’ attack.

Eagles 21, Vikings 10: Sam Bradford Is Battered by Blitzes in Minnesota Vikings’ First Loss

The Philadelphia Eagles sacked Bradford six times and forced three turnovers in a 21-10 victory over the Vikings.

Monday’s N.F.L. Matchup: Texans (4-2) at Broncos (4-2)

Denver has struggled to run the ball, but the Broncos will have a chance to stretch their collective legs against Houston’s atrocious run defense.

Giants 17, Rams 10: Giants Use Four Interceptions to Defeat the Rams in London

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie accounted for Case Keenum’s last interception of the day, in the end zone with less than a minute to play.

Jets Quarterback Bryce Petty Understands All Too Well How to Wait

Petty had to wait two seasons before becoming a starter at Baylor, and entering Sunday, 662 days after his last collegiate appearance, he will be on the bench for the Jets.

After Unsteady Steps to Punish Domestic Violence, N.F.L. Faces Scrutiny Again

A six-game suspension was introduced after the Ray Rice case, but many players, including Giants kicker Josh Brown, have avoided punishment of that length.

Sports Business: N.F.L. Stadium in Vegas Is About an Ego Boost, Not an Economic One

Rarely has the economic rationale for a taxpayer-funded stadium been as flimsy as it is in Las Vegas’s case — and never has the subsidy been as high.

N.F.L. Schedule: Here’s Who We Think Will Win in Week 7

The Seahawks look to bury the Cardinals in the N.F.C. West; the Steelers face the Patriots without Ben Roethlisberger. Here’s what to expect.

Sports of The Times: N.F.L. Shows It Doesn’t Really Care About Domestic Violence

In the case of Giants kicker Josh Brown, the league has showed that it hasn’t learned much since its mishandling of the Ray Rice case.

Josh Brown’s Past Admission of Domestic Abuse Causes N.F.L. to Reopen Inquiry

In emails and journal entries released by the police, Brown wrote that he was “physically, emotionally and verbally” abusive to his wife.

New England Patriots Are Wary of the Depleted Pittsburgh Steelers

Even without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the 4-2 Steelers are likely to test the 5-1 Patriots.

Fantasy Football: Players to Start in Week 7

Signs point toward high-scoring weeks from Philip Rivers, Spencer Ware and Brandon Marshall in fantasy play.

Giants Kicker Josh Brown Admitted Abusing Wife, Police Evidence Shows

Brown admitted to domestic violence against his wife in a journal and emails, according to police documents released in Washington State on Wednesday.

Raiders Owner Says He Is Firm on Moving Team to Las Vegas

With the approval of $750 million in public money for a new football stadium in Las Vegas, Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, reiterated his intention to relocate.

Geno Smith Replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jets’ Quarterback

Two days after saying Fitzpatrick would remain as the Jets’ starter, Coach Todd Bowles picked Smith to lead the offense Sunday against Baltimore.

Bill Belichick Might Be a Mac Guy

The Patriots’ reticent coach goes on and on about how unhappy he is with the Microsoft Surface tablet.

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