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Chiefs defense collapses in 4th quarter against Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry made his long-awaited return to the field, Chris Jones piled up some more sacks to match an NFL record, and the Kansas City Chiefs‘ maligned defense finally looked like a dominant force for a while. Or at least, one that wouldn’t hold back their high-powered offense. But all that was wiped away in ...

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Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with Lawrence

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite. Four years and several significant draft decisions later, Dallas is in line for its ...

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Rams’ consistent O- line vows to rebound from Chicago woes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For nearly two full seasons, the Los Angeles Rams‘ offensive line has been the epitome of consistent excellence and the bedrock of a wildly prolific offense. When the line failed to reach its own lofty standards last weekend, the Rams (11-2) were reminded just how much they rely on those five blockers to allow Jared ...

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Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation. Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. “If I had two 3s in a row, I feel like Steph,” Dinwiddie said. “I wasn’t about to ...

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Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable

Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper. The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They’re one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the Philadelphia Eagles last week, catching 10 passes for 217 ...

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Inconsistency marks Josh Rosen’s first 10 NFL starts

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Inconsistency might be the best way to describe the young NFL career of Josh Rosen. “I still think he’s improving,” coach Steve Wilks. “It’s hard to say in that game (a 17-3 loss to Detroit on Sunday), but I still think he’s progressing, moving forward.” But as he often does when discussing his rookie quarterback, Wilks ...

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