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Jim Caldwell declines comment on contract extension report

A Sunday splash report indicated that Lions coach Jim Caldwell’s contract extension gives him security only through 2018. After the game, Caldwell declined to dip his toe into the water. Per multiple reports, Caldwell declined to comment on the report that his extension, as a practical matter, makes it easier to fire him after the [more]

Eli Manning will start again unless “something crazy” happens

In a Hollywood feature, Eli Manning‘s return to the Giants starting lineup after an outcry from the team’s fans upon his benching would end with triumph as the quarterback finds a way to beat the Cowboys one last time before the curtain drops in his career. They don’t make Hollywood features about teams like the [more]

Defenses dominate as Jaguars lead Seahawks 3-0 at halftime

De-fense! De-fense! The defenses are winning the day in Jacksonville as the Jaguars lead 3-0 at halftime. The Seahawks have 133 yards and the Jaguars 163. The only scoring drive was a 73-yard field-goal drive, with Josh Lambo connecting from 38 yards with 6:26 remaining in the first quarter. The Seahawks had a 59-yard drive [more]

Andrew Whitworth leaves with ankle injury

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth left in the second quarter after he had his right ankle rolled from behind. Whitworth limped off the field after Jared Goff‘s 6-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp and headed to the locker room after being examined by trainer Reggie Scott and Dr. Neal Elattrache on the sideline. The Rams [more]

Mike McCarthy won’t talk Aaron Rodgers return after win

The Packers came back from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to tie the game on a Brett Hundley pass to Davante Adams and then won the game with the same combination in overtime. The 27-21 win moved the Packers to 7-6 on the season and kept them breathing in the race for an [more]

Carson Wentz ties single-season team record with 32nd passing touchdown

Carson Wentz has three first-half touchdown passes against the Rams, tying the team record for touchdowns in a season in the process. The Eagles quarterback tied Sonny Jurgensen with his 32nd passing touchdown of the season. Jurgensen had 32 in 1961. It’s only a matter of time before Wentz breaks it. Wentz has completed 12 [more]

Chargers rolling, up 23-6 at halftime

Washington can’t stop the Chargers. Only the clock can. Los Angeles is up 23-6 at halftime, as the Chargers scored on their first five possessions, and nearly had a sixth. The half ended with Austin Ekeler‘s 33-yard run, and the Chargers couldn’t get a timeout called in time to kick a field goal. That was [more]

Broncos open up 13-0 lead over Jets

The Broncos have lost eight straight games, but they’ve been the better team through the first two quarters of Sunday’s game against the Jets. The Broncos scored on their opening possession, forced a turnover and then got a Demaryius Thomas touchdown to put up 10 quick points at home on Sunday. They’d add another takeaway [more]

Jaguars dominating Seahawks but lead only 3-0

The Seahawks are finding out the Jacksonville defense is for real. Seattle has gained only 54 yards, with Russell Wilson rushing for 23 and passing for 26. The Seahawks had two big plays negated by penalties on offensive linemen. Germain Ifedi was called for taunting, which negated a defensive pass interference penalty on Jalen Ramsey. [more]

Derek Carr: We sucked today

The Raiders briefly threatened to make Sunday’s game against the Chiefs interesting, but their 15-point flurry in the fourth quarter wound up being too little and too late to make a difference in the final result. Kansas City won the game 26-15 after scoring the first 26 points of the game and left the Raiders [more]

Nathan Peterman in concussion protocol

The Bills have a playoff hope, but they’re running out of quarterbacks. Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters after Sunday’s overtime win over the Colts that Nathan Peterman was in the concussion protocol, throwing his status for the coming week in doubt. Peterman took a shot to the head from Colts linebacker Antonio Morrison while [more]

Kayvon Webster carted off after non-contact injury

Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster went down in a heap as he was backing up in coverage against Mack Hollins. Webster was carted off after the non-contact injury. Webster immediately grabbed his lower right leg in obvious pain. Troy Hill replaced Webster, who starts opposite Trumaine Johnson. Webster was having a good day with an interception, [more]

Malik McDowell arrested for disorderly conduct

Seahawks defensive lineman Malik McDowell isn’t playing this season after being injured in an offseason ATV accident, so he wasn’t in Jacksonville with the team on Saturday night. McDowell was in Atlanta and his night ended with an arrest. McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning at a bar for disorderly conduct after police responded to [more]

Carson Wentz rebounds from early interception as Eagles tie Rams

Carson Wentz‘s second pass attempt was intercepted by Kayvon Webster. It led to a quick Rams touchdown. Los Angeles used the short field — and Todd Gurley — to go 37 yards in only three plays for a 7-0 lead. Gurley had a 30-yard run to the Philadelphia 2 and then punched it in on [more]

Chargers up 13-0 on slow-starting Washington

Maybe it’s jet lag. Or maybe Washington just isn’t very good to start games. The Chargers are out to a 13-0 lead, with a touchdown drive sandwiched between a pair of field goals. Philip Rivers hit tight end Hunter Henry for the touchdown, part of a 10-of-15 start, with 122 yards passing. The Chargers outgained [more]

49ers get back-to-back wins for first time since 2014 as Jimmy Garoppolo stars

The 49ers have their quarterback. They also have a winning streak. Jimmy Garoppolo moved to 2-0 as the team’s starting quarterback, directing a 26-16 victory over the Texans. It was the first time the 49ers have won back-to-back games in the same season since November 2014. Garoppolo went 26-of-37 for 293 yards with no touchdowns [more]

Packers keep hope alive, Browns winless with OT touchdown

The Browns had a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Packers, but even that wasn’t enough to set up their first victory of the season. Green Bay rallied for a pair of touchdowns in the final 13 minutes of the game and then Josh Jones intercepted a DeShone Kizer pass [more]

Bills beat the elements, and the Colts for OT win

The Bills didn’t have much luck passing all day. So with the game on the line, they did what worked best all day. The Bills beat the Colts 13-7 in overtime, with LeSean McCoy‘s 21-yard touchdown run ending it with 1:33 left in overtime. McCoy carried it 32 times for 156 yards in the blizzard [more]

Five turnovers doom the Buccaneers in loss to Lions

Sloppy play has plagued the Buccaneers this season, and it was no different today. The Bucs turned the ball over five times as the Lions won 24-21. The Lions had three turnovers of their own, including two Matthew Stafford interceptions, but Stafford also threw for 381 yards, and Matt Prater kicked a last-minute field goal [more]

Cowboys keep playoff hopes alive with 30-10 win

The Cowboys knew they had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. After being tied with the Giants 10-10 in the fourth quarter, Dallas did what it had to do. The Cowboys scored three touchdowns in a 4:41 stretch midway through the fourth quarter to pull away. They scored the final 27 points after [more]

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