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FANTASY PLAYS: The ripple effects of Aaron Rodgers’ injury

The prime topic of conversation around fantasy football this week is clear: How does the broken collarbone injury for Aaron Rodgers affect the Packers and fantasy football for the rest of this season? Rodgers’ injury not only affects those who have him on their fantasy team, but also those who have Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Ty Montgomery ...

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Bengals return from bye without TE Tyler Eifert

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals had an eventful bye weekend. They gained ground on the Ravens, lost ground to the Steelers, and lost tight end Tyler Eifert for the rest of the season. Their next step in trying to recover from an 0-3 start comes in Pittsburgh next Sunday. Cincinnati (2-3) needs a win in their lopsided series with the AFC ...

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Goodell, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners of each team, representatives of the players’ union and players themselves will meet Tuesday to discuss ways to ”move from protest to progress.” Among the topics will be enhancing their platforms for speaking out on social issues, and the league’s policy that suggests but does not mandate players standing for the national ...

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Redskins could rely on young defensive backs against Eagles

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Quinton Dunbar takes pride in the way Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray makes every member of the secondary prepare as though he’s starting. ”When you get in, you are expected to play like a starter,” Dunbar said. That approach has come in handy this season. Already 2015 All-Pro Josh Norman, fellow cornerback Bashaud Breeland and ...

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Watson tosses 3 TDs as Texans beat Browns 33-17

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson wants more. After setting two rookie touchdown records in a win over Cleveland on Sunday, Watson wasn’t completely satisfied. Watson threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first rookie in NFL history with at least three TD passes in three straight games, helping give the Texans the 33-17 victory. Watson has ...

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Chargers edge Raiders on Novak’s late field goal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This time the field goal went in for the Los Angeles Chargers, and it was the opponent wondering what went wrong on a key kick. Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the Chargers took advantage of a key missed extra point by Giorgio Tavecchio after a bad ...

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Saints’ big-play defense fuels wild 52-38 win over Lions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive lineman Cam Jordan saw the goal post right in front him and couldn’t resist the urge to rise up for a basketball-style dunk of the football over the cross bar. Jordan had just tipped quarterback Matthew Stafford’s pass to himself in the Detroit end zone — a climactic moment in a game defined by ...

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Mistake-prone Broncos stumble in 23-10 loss to Giants

DENVER (AP) Filter out the string of salty words, and defensive end Derek Wolfe’s take on what happened was pretty clear: It simply wasn’t the Denver Broncos’ night. Tread carefully, though, on accusing Wolfe and the mistake-prone Broncos of overlooking the struggling New York Giants, who snapped a five-game skid with a shocking 23-10 win over heavily favored Denver on ...

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Dolphins’ Parker, Falcons’ Sanu inactive because of injuries

The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons are missing starting wide receivers because of injuries. Miami’s DeVante Parker is inactive with an ankle injury after being listed as doubtful on the team’s most recent update. As expected, Mohamed Sanu is out for Atlanta with a hamstring injury. Falcons receiver Marvin Hall, signed from the practice squad this week, is in uniform. ...

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