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Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) celebrates his interception for a touchdown of a New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 10, 2018 - 6:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold's career can only improve from here, right? The New York rookie threw an interception on his very first NFL play, and Detroit's Quandre Diggs returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions a 7-0 lead over the Jets on Monday night. Darnold was drafted with the...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts after throwing a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 09, 2018 - 11:32 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' knee hurt. His arm was just fine. The hobbling two-time NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday...
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New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) pursues Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
September 09, 2018 - 8:58 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu intercepted Tom Brady's pass and also recovered a fumble Sunday against the New England Patriots. Not good enough, if you ask the Houston Texans safety. "Yeah, I touched the leather, but I didn't touch the end zone," Mathieu said after the 27-20 loss in the...
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Tennessee Titans players leave the field after a second lightning delay was called during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday. Delays for lightning lasted a total of...
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A Chicago Bears fan drives into a parking lot near Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 09, 2018 - 8:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start. A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass over San Francisco 49ers defensive back K'Waun Williams (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
September 09, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins gave the Minnesota Vikings exactly what they needed for a victorious debut by their new quarterback. The throws Cousins made in tight coverage at important times were on target. Unlike Jimmy Garoppolo, he kept the ball out of the other team's hands. Cousins passed...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, bottom, cannot hold onto the ball under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Joe Haden, top, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 09, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that's progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked Zane...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) celebrates his touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 09, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the New Orleans Saints 48-40 on Sunday. Starting for the suspended Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes...
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September 09, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The Los Angeles Chargers will replace defensive end Joey Bosa with second-year player Isaac Rochell, while the Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their defensive stars in safety Eric Berry. Bosa already had been listed as out for Sunday's season opener after reinjuring his foot Wednesday and...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 09, 2018 - 2:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL's opening Sunday. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out to "my brothers," Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson, who were the only two players in the league to take...
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