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Blitzburghed: Bengals pick up pieces after another late loss

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals‘ depleted defense went with an all-out blitz, hoping to push the Steelers out of field goal range. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass that Antonio Brown turned into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, and the Bengals’ litany of last-second losses grew with another mindboggling finish. Brown’s catch-and-run into the end zone gave ...

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Several players contributing to Ravens’ stellar defense

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are playing team defense so well, it’s almost impossible to pick the best of the bunch. Eight different players had a least one of Baltimore’s team-record 11 sacks on Sunday in Tennessee. Za’Darius Smith had three, Patrick Onwuasor rang up his first two of the season and Terrell Suggs , the team ...

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Titans’ offense struggling with extended touchdown drought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans made a coaching change after winning their first playoff game in 14 years to rev up Marcus Mariota and the offense. So far, the Titans have taken a major step backward on offense with their first-time head coach and his offensive coordinator who had never called plays in a regular-season game until last ...

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Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB’s late TD

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati’s go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret. “They gave us too much time,” Big Ben said confidently. Somehow, the Steelers never run out of ...

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Roller-coaster Redskins in search for consistency

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — D.J Swearinger didn’t even want a few hours to soak up a victory before preparing for the Dallas Cowboys. In the aftermath of a gutsy performance without two top players and after a short turnaround from an embarrassing defeat, the Washington Redskins safety figured he’d start looking at Cowboys film as soon as he got home. ...

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Rarely have 6 weeks provided so many up-and-down teams

So many things send NFL coaches into a tizzy. Most of them get addressed immediately. The one item they can’t get done quickly, and often not at all, is finding consistency. Rarely have the first six weeks of a season provided so many up-and-down performances, from weaklings to world beaters, from turnover machines to takeaway monsters. Consider that there are ...

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Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud. Then, he silenced it all. Norman bounced back from one of the worst games of his career by intercepting Cam Newton and forcing a fumble in the Washington Redskins‘ 23-17 victory ...

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Seahawks roll behind Wilson’s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured

LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards. At no point was he concerned about his well-being. “Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don’t think you’re worried about what happens after,” Brown said. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, ...

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Joseph’s INT return for TD lifts Texans over Bills 20-13

HOUSTON (AP) — On a day Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson wasn’t at his best, the defense helped the Texans pull out another win. Johnathan Joseph’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining lifted the Texans to their third straight victory, a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Texans trailed by three when Phillip Gaines was ...

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